You are proudly South African when…

3 years ago written by

We have such an amazing country and although not everything is positive it still makes us uniques. It’s only made us stronger and resilient but when you look at things we accept as normal it does make you think a bit more. Being Proudly South African is not something you say you are it is measured by your actions so we hope you find the below as funny as we do; (PS: thank you Magda for sending in)

  • You produce a R100 note instead of your driver’s license when stopped by a traffic officer
  • You can do your monthly shopping on the pavement
  • You have to hire a security guard whenever you park your car
  • You can count the national soccer team’s scores with no fingers…
  • To get free electricity you have to pay a connection fee of R750
  • Hijacking cars is a profession
  • You can pay your tuition fees by holding up a sign at a traffic light
  • The petrol in your tank may be worth more than your car
  • More people vote in a local reality TV show than in a local election
  • People have the most wonderful names: Christmas, Goodwill, Pretty, Wednesday, Blessing, Brilliant, Gift, Precious, Innocence and Given
  • “Now now” can mean anything from a minute to a month
  • You continue to wait after a traffic light has turned to green to make way for taxis traveling in the opposite direction
  • Traveling at 120 km/h you’re the slowest vehicle on the highway
  • You’re genuinely and pleasantly surprised whenever you find your car parked where you left it
  • A bullet train is being introduced, but we can’t fix potholes
  • The last time you visited the coast you paid more in speeding fines and toll fees than you did for the entire holiday
  • You paint your car’s registration on the roof
  • You have to take your own linen with you if you are admitted to a government hospital
  • You have to prove that you don’t need a loan to get one
  • Prisoners go on strike
  • You don’t stop at a red traffic light, in case somebody hijacks your car
  • You consider it a good month if you only get mugged once
  • Rwandan refugees start leaving the country because the crime rate is too high
  • When 2 Afrikaans TV programs are separated by a Xhosa announcement of the following Afrikaans program, and a Pedi ad
  • The employees dance in front of the building to show how unhappy they are
  • The SABC advertises and shows highlights of the program you just finished watching
  • You get cold easily. Anything below 16 degrees Celsius is Arctic weather
  • You call a bathing suit a “swimming costume”
  • You know what Rooibos Tea is, even if you’ve never had any
  • You can sing your national anthem in four languages, and you have no idea what it means in any of them
  • You know someone who knows someone who has met Nelson Mandela
  • You go to “braais” (barbecues) regularly, where you eat boerewors (long meaty sausage-type thing) and swim, sometimes simultaneously
  • You know that there’s nothing to do in the Free State
  • You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from SA

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