Language in the future – Lauren Beukes’ Zoo City

South African English plays a key role in constructing character identities in Lauren Beukes' Zoo City

Newly popular words in South African English in 2016

New words regularly appear in South African English. Here's a look at some of the most popular from 2016: Ben 10, blesser, dololo, fallist, gqom, Zupta

The origin of “Mzansi” – a detective story

Over the last two decades Mzansi, or less frequently, Mzantsi, has become a popular colloquial name for South Africa. What does it mean and how did this come to be?

How SAE words for meetings of people have gained new meanings in the 21st century: imbizo, indaba, lekgotla

Explore new 21st century meanings of classical South African English words: imbizo, indaba, and lekgotla