Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next CHARLOTTE, NC – AUGUST 12: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts to a putt on the fourth green during the third round of the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club on August 12, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Stuart Franklin/Getty Images/AFPWorld number four Rory McIlroy is in the field for next week’s Northern Trust Open, first event of the US PGA’s FedEx Cup playoffs won by the Northern Ireland star last year.McIlroy had indicated after a disappointing 22nd-place finish in the PGA Championship that he might sit out the rest of the year.ADVERTISEMENT Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her LATEST STORIES Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Teen gunned down in Masbate Swim star Schooling ‘really sorry’ for Malaysia jibe 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings MOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. This season’s series opens with the Northern Trust in New York next week, followed by the Dell Technologies Championship in Boston a week later.After a week off, they series resumes with the BMW Championship before the top 30 in the FedEx Cup standings advance to the Tour Championship.McIlroy seemed confident he would be playing through the BMW Championship when he posted a note to fans on Twitter on Friday — urging them to enter a contest to win a chance to play 18 holes with him at the tournament in Illinois.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend He said the effects of a broken rib suffered early in the season continued to hinder his practice and had led to back spasms.But the 28-year-old decided to take a stab at defending his FedEx Cup crown after meeting with fitness adviser Steve McGregor in Belfast, the Daily Telegraph reported.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’McIlroy won the second playoff event and the Tour Championship to clinch the FedEx Cup last year.Just like last year, he has not won a title prior to the playoff series. ‘I am prepared:’ Duterte reiterates openness to accept Rohingya refugees PLAY LIST 02:09‘I am prepared:’ Duterte reiterates openness to accept Rohingya refugees00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite
Sovereignty of the people appeal caseAs public concern continues to mount as to the authenticity of statements made by two senior Government Ministers in relation to their alleged insight into how the sovereignty of the people appeal case will be decided at the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), and new information that there are close ties between local public officials, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo was asked whether the public’s concerns could be seen as justifiable and reasonable in light of Government’s utterances.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoJagdeo during his weekly press conference at his Church Street, Georgetown office said, during an invited comment, while the Ministers’ statements could be totally inaccurate, it was something to take note of, just in case there were any developments.At a recent political meeting held in Berbice, Vice President and National Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan alleged that the CCJ would rule against the case. The Minister told his party supporters that Jagdeo would never be allowed the opportunity to run for another term in office as President.“I don’t know whether it’s loose talk or they do have inside information as they say, but either way this could affect the credibility of the court. If they claim they have inside knowledge, it could also be entirely false,” Jagdeo stated. But according to him, this could cause Guyanese to believe their statements and if the ruling was contrary to that, then it has the potential to create some concern in sections of society.Meanwhile, information reaching Guyana Times has suggested that the judicial assistant to the current CCJ President Sir Dennis Byron is the grandson of the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and former advisor to the President, Justice James Patterson.Asked whether he was concerned about this, Jagdeo responded in the affirmative. He said, “It does bother me for the same reasons I gave about Ramjattan and Basil Williams who claim they know how the court will rule on this matter. It goes back to the credibility of the court.”He was also pressed on the difference in the dissenting opinion proffered by Acting Chancellor, which is reportedly different in the written form. Jagdeo said he is unsure of the accuracy of such a report. If it is true, he added that it would be an issue of concern since it would be seen as “strange”.Pressed a bit further to state whether he would be willing to run for President if the CCJ ruled in the Opposition’s favour, Jagdeo told the media that “Having to go to cocktail receptions and accrediting ambassadors and having courtesy calls and a whole range of those things that goes with the presidency like cutting ribbons and so, don’t attract me. I don’t have any desire to be part of them. What I have great desire to do is to ensure that people’s lives, their welfare change…You figure out for yourself what I just said”.Jagdeo went on to state that his current and most important function was General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP). His main objective in that position is to prepare the Party for Government, while broadening its ethnic composition, which is predominantly Amerindian and Indo-Guyanese.In 2014, private citizen Cedric Richardson had filed the challenge, arguing that Act 17 of 2001, which was passed by a two-thirds majority of the National Assembly, unconstitutionally curtailed and restricted his sovereign and democratic right and freedom as a qualified elector to elect a former President as the Executive President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.Contending that the limit was unconstitutional and illegal, Richardson also wanted the court to determine whether the amendment with a referendum should not have been held, instead of the two-thirds majority in the National Assembly having the power to decide to limit the number of terms.The other restrictions were: to also declare unqualified to run for the presidency citizens of Guyana not resident in Guyana on Nomination Day; citizens of Guyana resident in Guyana on Nomination Day but who have not been continuously resident in Guyana for seven years prior to that date; and citizens of Guyana by registration.After several months in the courts, former Chief Justice (ag) Ian Chang ruled in favour of Richardson’s argument, saying that the term limit on presidents was unconstitutional without the approval of the people through a referendum.However, the decision did not sit well with Attorney General Basil Williams and former Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman, both of whom were named respondents in the court action. They asked that the ruling be “wholly set aside”, but then Chancellor of the Judiciary (ag), Justice Carl Singh, also upheld the High Court’s decision, arguing in the Appeal Court ruling that a decision on the term limit rested with the people via a referendum, and not the National Assembly. He had sought to impress the point that people should choose whom they “please to govern them”, and noted that this was essential to all other rights.During the February 2017 decision, Justice Singh was supported by Justice of Appeal BS Roy in upholding Justice Chang’s decision. Current Chief Justice (ag) Yonette Cummings-Edwards, who also sat on the panel, had given a dissenting judgement.The matter was then taken to the Trinidad-based CCJ, which heard the case on Monday, March 12. A decision could be made at some point during this year.
Aside from that, Dear avoided controversy and focused instead on the planned Avalon at South Bay mall project, recent improvements at the Southbay Pavilion and other developments affecting the Carson business community. Dear showed about a dozen clips designed to promote local businesses. In one, Walter Neil, the chairman of the Carson chamber, touted BP’s new, energy-efficient Carson headquarters. In another, a representative of the Tire Co. announced that the company would be leasing vacant office space in the old Nissan headquarters. A developer gave a presentation on a new Walgreen’s and a Starbucks slated for the Ralphs shopping center at Carson Street and Avalon Boulevard, adjacent to City Hall. Because the event is hosted by the chamber, economic issues tend to take center stage. This year’s speech made no mention of public safety, despite a spate of recent gang killings, nor of the city’s recent budget deficits, which have spurred discussion of seeking a utility tax. Instead, Dear focused on bringing more chain restaurants to the city, and also some jazz and R&B concerts to the Home Depot Center. Neighbors have complained lately about noise from rock concerts there. “Steady, consistent growth is what we’re looking for,” Dear said. “Only if we stay the course, focus on our goals, and work as a team, can we continue to achieve those goals.” email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Overall it was a subdued performance containing only oblique references to the bitter factional disputes that have plagued the council since Dear lost his majority in March. Dear began with a tribute to former Councilwoman Julie Ruiz Raber, a loyal ally to the mayor who was defeated in the March election by Lula Davis-Holmes. He credited Raber with helping spur the city’s economic development during her four-year term. “The business community wants to see stability and teamwork,” Dear said, to an audience comprising mostly members of the Carson Chamber of Commerce. Dear did not introduce any of the current council members, expanding on a pattern established at last year’s speech when he failed to mention his opponents, Councilmen Elito Santarina and Mike Gipson. “He talked about a team,” Gipson said. “And there were some players on the team that weren’t mentioned.” CARSON: Mayor leaves council dissension and safety issues out of his State of the City address. By Gene Maddaus STAFF WRITER Carson Mayor Jim Dear touted local businesses in his annual State of the City address Thursday and turned over much of the presentation to video clips featuring developers and small-business owners.
1 Ronald Koeman has revealed he has no desire to sell Romelu Lukaku this summer, as ‘you don’t sell your best players’ when manager of a club.The Dutchman was appointed Goodison Park boss earlier this week, replacing Roberto Martinez, with the aim to mould a promising group of players into one of the best teams in the Premier League.His first job is to keep hold of his promising starlets; the most important being John Stones, Ross Barkley, and the aforementioned Lukaku.Whilst the first two seem content to remain on Merseyside, Belgian forward Lukaku has voiced his desire to join a club who are able to win silverware.His goal record makes him a keen target for a number of sides – Chelsea and Manchester United included – but Koeman has revealed he will have meetings to convince his ‘best players’ to remain at Goodison Park.The 53-year-old said: “I have had that experience in my last two years, always a lot of interest in players.“Like everybody, we like to keep all these key players, because you don’t sell your best players. But that is about meetings I will have with these kind of players and then we will see what happens.”Koeman left Southampton after two years, and he has admitted that Everton’s ambition to grow and develop into a European force was one of the reasons he left the South Coast for the North West of England.He added: “Always the most important (thing) is if they show that ambition to grow, and everybody knows the history of Everton.“It is a big history and it is nice to be part of that, to win, to play European Cup football, to win titles.“Everybody at the club is ready to take the next step and I am one of them. From the start, when we had the discussions about Everton, (everyone) was lovely.“Everyone is hungry from the beginning – the people in the club, the fans – to come back and put Everton in a place where they need to stay. We will do everything to take the next step.” Ronald Koeman wants Romelu Lukaku to stay at Everton
Kathryn Harvey, 39, co-owned World of Mirth, a quirky toy and novelty store in Carytown, a 12-block stretch of trendy boutiques, cafes and coffee shops just west of downtown. She was the half-sister of actor Steven Culp, who played Rex Van De Kamp on “Desperate Housewives.” A makeshift memorial has built in front of World of Mirth: bouquets of flowers, flickering candles, condolences scrawled on a large poster, sealed letters addressed in children’s handwriting to Stella and Ruby. Glinting in the sunshine is a pair of ruby-red slippers; Ruby liked wearing shoes to match her name. Friends and associates describe the Harveys as an ideal family – loving, supportive, selfless, hard-working and universally well-liked. “Everything you’ve heard about them is true times a million,” said Betty Garrett, director of the Grace and Holy Trinity Child Care Center formerly attended by both Harvey children. “They were the most phenomenal people.” John Morand, co-owner of a Richmond recording studio and Bryan Harvey’s friend for 20 years, said Harvey was the antithesis of the stereotypical rock musician. “Music was a big part of his life, but he did other things. He was a great dad. You couldn’t get a more normal suburban couple,” Morand said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! RICHMOND, Va. – Two men were captured Saturday and charged in the brutal killings of seven people from two Richmond families, slayings that police hadn’t publicly tied together until now. Police Chief Rodney Monroe said Ray Joseph Dandridge and Ricky Gavon Gray, both 28, were charged with conspiracy to commit murder and auto theft after they were arrested driving a Cadillac that belonged to one of the victims. The men were arrested in Philadelphia and have ties to the area, but Monroe would not give further details. He said neither is from Richmond. “We believe we have put an end to what we consider seven very serious cases in this area,” Monroe said at a news conference. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The bodies of Percyell Tucker, 55, Mary Baskerville, 47, and her daughter, Ashley Baskerville, 21, were found Friday bound with duct tape in their ransacked Richmond home. It was a similar scene when the bodies of Bryan Harvey, 49; his wife, Kathryn, 39; and their two young daughters, Stella, 9, and Ruby, 4, were found in their basement, bound with tape and their throats cut New Year’s Day. The investigation into Friday’s triple homicide led police to Dandridge and Gray, Monroe said. He said investigators also found evidence linking them to the four killings in the Harveys’ home, but he declined to give specifics. The two sets of vicious killings in the span of a week just after the new year cast a pall over Richmond, a city of about 200,000. Bryan Harvey, 49, had been a fixture on the local rock music scene since the mid-’80s – most notably as guitarist and singer for the critically acclaimed duo House of Freaks, which released five albums on three labels from 1987 to 1995.
What can you say about a car that transcends life? A car that connects one generation with another, one that feels so familiar like a part of our past yet so familiar in Co.Donegal in the present day.What did Ford know when they decided to pick a family car from its production line to transform it into one of the most iconic rally cars in the world? Now thanks to the skill of a Ballybofey man who is following where Ford finished in the early 80s.Rodney Stewart is not alone helping to keep a rallying icon alive but is also bucking the trend of emigration and rather than heading to Australia in search of employment. Advertisement Rodney has taken part of Australia back to Donegal in an effort to make work for himself at home.The bare metal finish shows the workmanship of Rodney Stewart on this Mk1 Ford Escort which is presently nearing completion at the workshop in Ballybofey. Photo Brian McDaidA view of one of the latest developments in roll cage safety . The use of continuous roll bars for this cross section which adds strength to safety of the cage. Photo Brian McDaidFlying high, like all good Ford Escort should be! A classic MkI Ford Escort all the way form Australia now near completion of the first stage of rally preparation by Rodney Stewart. Photo Brian McDaidA wheel set in place to give the idea of the intended wheel arch will look in the finish Mk 2 Ford Escort . Photo Brian McDaidRodney Stewart spent five years in Australia working hard was but thinking of a job at home that he loved so well. Before he left Ireland he worked on the preparation of rally cars mostly Ford Escorts Mk2s.While in Australia he soon realised that what he had left in Donegal was what he really wanted to do and planned to return some day and set up his own business building rally cars.Like fine win sitting on a rack in the corner. Two escort shells one from Australia and one from West Germany ready for Rodney Stewart to work his magic on for next year’s Donegal Rally, perhaps. Photo Brian McDaidWhile in Australia he hand picked the best he could find in perfectly preserved MK 2 Escorts. When he came home he shipped a container load of years of collecting to his home in Co. Donegal. Advertisement Creating the iconIf the “Flying Finn” Ari Vatenan hadn’t had as many offs when he was driving for the Ford Team 40 years ago he wouldn’t have been ask to take a step back on the number of World Rally events at that time in his rallying career and he would never have ended up in our wee Donegal in his David Sutton prepared Black Beauty.The magic of a MK2 Ford Escort in Donegal drove by the Flying Finn Ari Vatenan on his way to winning the rally in 1978 by 12 minutesThis Mk2 Escort was nothing like anyone seen before in Donegal and with the tall fair haired Finn at the wheel no one has ever seen a Ford Escort going as fast either.First impressions In 1978 Andy Hegarty flew past as one of the officials in his brand new Escort RS2000 on the Donegal International Rally. That year he was also the Main Ford Dealer and was sponsoring the number 2 seeded competitor, who was also driving a Ford Escort.Seasoned spectators took two steps back from their prime viewing point as this flying black escort looked as if it never was going to get stopped for the junction! Then at the last minute, the driver who was on the left-hand side of the car threw the car sideways to the left and then changed direction to take the 90 right junction and flew off into the distance as the dust settled behind him.The memory of that car and the sound of the engine never missing a beat as Ari change down through the gear box and then away over the stage has never left my memory. That was the first time an Escort won the Donegal International Rally and from then to 1983 it was Ford Escorts RS1800 in charge in Donegal, bar 1980 when Jimmy McRea was the Chevette in the Ford sandwich. Loving your jobFor the most of us that are into our rallying we only have the build up in June and the Donegal International to really enjoy our sport. Rodney, with the exception of the odd day off to bring in the turf (as I was to find out recently when I tried to track down this man,) spends his full year working at rally cars.Rodney Stewart opens the doors of his converted farmyard at 7am in the morning. His garage is made to measure for the work that he does. His radio fights for a reception as does his phone which works only if it sits high on the workshop window. Rodney likes that disconnection so he can get on with his work.Rodney Stewart has no less than 4 escort shells in his work shop at the moment cars for most that started life as family cars on the other side of the world, Three of them came all the way from Australia where the dry climate is a lot kinder to these beautiful pieces of Ford history than the climate in Donegal.However, Donegal is not Donegal without a Mk2 Escort and forty years on it’s still the most sought after car to do the Donegal Rally in. The original Rodney is mostly focused on a beautiful Yellow Mk 1, also imported all the way from Australia. The car floats a couple of foot above the garage floor (as all Escort should when rallied). This one is on a rig which makes the hard to access points to work on all that easier.A foundation of safety is what Rodney Stewart is focused on when he takes a car into his workshop. Some of these cars might not be on the road for a couple more years so Rodney is putting in place specification that is not yet a safety requirement on the car as far as strengthening and safety are concerned.Extra bars low along the inside of the bottom door sill and a four point brace in the engine bay just all add up to a stronger and safer rally car. Rodney is not bothered about the extra weight that the car will carry when his work is finished as he feels the extra strength he can build into his preparation of rally car out weighs the benefits of a lighter car.The Mk 1 Escort he is working on will be more than likely end up running as a historic rally car which means that it will run with its original Lotus Twin Cam or similar.The other three cars could run on any variety of Vauxhall or Toyota based engines so Rodney has to plan for that and as far as transmission tunnels and exhaust space is concerned in the car. The development of a round tunnel running from the gearbox to the back of the car gives a couple of valuable inches for the sighting of the drivers and navigator seat.A perfect tenRodney Stewart often wonders how the dimensions of the rear wheel drive escort just happen to fit the dimensions to build a perfect rally car so well, from the suspension right through to the wheel positioning of the car which ended up as not just a rally car but a living thing.Something magic going down a stage particularly on the Donegal rally that can talk to you, with a familiar note of its exhaust right through to its body language as it makes the road before it, its own.A model of the 1979 winner of the Donegal International Rally. Brian Nelson in his famous Tuca Tile RS1800Forty years on and that first win by a Ford Escort in 1978 is still stirring the heart strings of drivers and fans when the see a Mk2 Escort in Donegal.Happy motoring memories folks.DD Motoring: From Bondi Beach to Ballybofey – emigration in reverse was last modified: August 9th, 2017 by Brian McDaidShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:brian mc daidmk escortmotoringrodney stewart
Eureka >> Leave it to a couple of youngsters to come up big when each of their teams needed them the most on Saturday.Within a 10-minute span, freshman Kyler Carr not only got the go-ahead two-run single in his first-bat of the day but also got out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the seventh against the heart of the Eureka lineup to wrap up the McKinleyville baseball team’s 6-3 comeback win at Bud Cloney Field.In game two, Eureka sophomore pitcher David Vagle tossed a no-hitter against …
Click here if you are having trouble viewing the photo gallery or video on your mobile device.SAN JOSE — Erik Karlsson will be playing in the NHL All-Star Game at SAP Center on Saturday.The Sharks defenseman said Thursday at the NHL’s All-Star Game media day that despite a lower body injury that kept him out of San Jose’s last three games, he will suit up for the Pacific Division team in Friday’s skills competition and Saturday’s four-team, 3-on-3 tournament. Karlsson, who didn’t …
South Africans speak English, but that doesn’t mean you’ll always understand us. Our “robots” are nothing like R2D2, “just now” doesn’t mean immediately, and “babbelas” is not a shampoo. Here’s an informal guide to our weirder words.“Bunny chow” is a curry served in a hollowed-out loaf of bread. It is usually eaten with the fingers, not a knife and fork. (Image: Brand South Africa)South African English has a flavour all its own, borrowing freely from Afrikaans, which is similar to Dutch and Flemish, as well as from the country’s many African languages. Other words come from Indian, Malay and colonial Portuguese influences.Note: In many words derived from Afrikaans, the letter “g” is pronounced in the same way as the “ch” in the Scottish “loch” or the German “achtung” – a kind of growl at the back of the throat. In the pronunciation guides below, the spelling for this sound is given as “gh”.Aabba: Carry a child secured to one’s back with a blanket. From the Khoi-San.amasi: [pronounced “um-ah-see”] A popular drink of thick sour milk. From isiZulu. An alternative name is maas.apartheid: [ap-art-hate] Literally “apart-ness” in Afrikaans, apartheid was the policy of racial separation, and the resulting oppression of the black majority, implemented by the National Party from 1948 to 1990.Read more: A short history of South Africaag: [agh] Generally used at the beginning of a sentence, to express resignation or irritation, as in: “Ag no man! What did you do that for?”Bbabbelas: [bub-buh-luss] A hangover.bagel: [bay-gell] An overly groomed materialistic young man, and the male version of a kugel.bakgat: [buck-ghut] Well done, cool, awesome.bakkie: [buck-ee] A pick-up truck.bergie: : [bear-ghee] From the Afrikaans berg, “mountain”, originally referring to vagrants who sheltered in the forests of Cape Town’s Table Mountain and now a word for anyone who is down and out.biltong: [bill-tong] This South African favourite is dried and salted meat, similar to beef jerky, although it can be made from ostrich, kudu or any other red meat.Read more: South African cuisinebioscope: A cinema or movie theatre, originally a defunct international English word that has survived longer in South Africa because of the influence of the Afrikaans, bioskoop.biscuit: In South Africa a cookie is known as a “biscuit”. The word is also a term of affection, as in, “Hey, you biscuit”.bliksem: To beat up, hit or punch; or a mischievous person.blooming: [blimmin] A variation on “very”, as in, “That new bakkie is blimmin big.”bobotie: [buh-boor-tee] A dish of Malay origin, made with minced meat and spices, and topped with an egg sauce.boerewors: [boor-uh-vors] Literally, “farmer’s sausage”. A savoury sausage developed by the Boers – today’s Afrikaners – some 200 years ago, boerewors is South African food at its most traditional.boet: [like “book”, with a t] A term of affection, from the Afrikaans for “brother”.boma: [bow-mah] An open thatched structure used for dinners, entertainment and parties.bonsella: Surprise gift, something extra, or a bribe. From isiZulu.born frees: South Africans who were born into a democratic South Africa – that is, after 1994.bosberaad: [borse-bah-raad] A strategy meeting or conference, usually held in a remote bushveld location, such as a game farm.bottle store: liquor store, off-licence.braai: [br-eye] An outdoor barbecue, where meat such as steak, chicken and boerewors are cooked, served with pap and bredie.bredie: [brear-dee] A traditional South African mutton stew, first brought to the country by Malay immigrants. It now refers to any kind of stew.bru: [brew] A term of affection, shortened from Afrikaans broer, meaning “brother”. An example would be, “Hey, my bru, howzit?”bunny chow: Delicious and cheap food on the go, bunny chow is curry served in a hollowed-out half-loaf of bread, generally sold in greasy-spoon cafes.bushveld: [bush-felt] Taken from the Afrikaans bosveld [“bush field”], the bushveld is a terrain of thick scrubby trees and bush in dense thickets, with grassy groundcover between.Ccafe: [kaf-ay, kaff-ee or kayff] The ubiquitous small neighbourhood convenience store, often found on street corners and stocking cigarettes, cold drinks and newspapers.chill bru: Relax, my mate. Take it easy.china: To most people, China is the world’s most populous country, but to a South African it can mean something entirely different. China means “good friend”, as in, “This oke’s my china”. It’s one of the few Cockney rhyming slang words to survive in the country, coming from “china plate” = “mate”.chommie: Friend, from the English, “chum”.cooldrink, colddrink: This is the common term for a soda, such as Coca-Cola. Ask for “a soda” in South Africa, and you will receive a club soda.Ddassie: The rock hyrax, a small herbivore that lives in mountainous habitats and is reputed to be the species mostly closely related to the elephant. The name comes from the Afrikaans das, meaning “badger”.Read more: South Africa’s wildlife wondersdeurmekaar: [dee-oor-muh-car] Afrikaans for confused, disorganised or stupid, as in, “He’s a bit deurmekaar“.dinges: [ding-us] A thing, thingamabob, whatzit, whatchamacallit or whatsizname, as in, “When is dinges coming around?”doek: [like book] A head scarf worn to protect a woman’s hair.dolos: Interlocking blocks of concrete in an H-shape, with one arm rotated through 90º. The dolos is a South African invention used to protect seawalls and preserve beaches from erosion. The name comes from the Afrikaans word for the knuckle bones in an animal’s leg. The plural is dolosse.Read more: South Africa’s wave-breaking dolossedonga: A natural ditch resulting from severe soil erosion. From the isiZulu for “wall”.donner: [dor-nuh] Beat up. From the Afrikaans donder, meaning “thunder”.dop: [dawp] An alcoholic drink: “Can I pour you a dop?” It can also mean failure: “I dopped the test.”dorp: A small town on the platteland.droewors: [droo-uh-vors] Dried boerewors, similar to biltong.dummy: A baby’s pacifier.dumpie: A South African beer served in a brown 340ml bottle.Durbs: The city of Durban.Read more: Head for the Durban beachfrontdwaal: [dwarl] Lack of concentration or focus: “Sorry, I was in a bit of a dwaal. Could you repeat that?”Eeina: [ay-nuh or ay-nar] Ouch! Can also mean “sore”.eish: [aysh] Used to express surprise, wonder, frustration or outrage: “Eish! That cut was eina!”FFixed up: Used to mean “that’s good” or “sorted”. Example: “Let’s meet at the restaurant.” The reply: “Fixed up.”flog: No whips implied. South Africans use flog to mean “sell”, as in, “I think it’s time I flogged this old car.”frikkadel: [frik-kuh-dell] A traditional meatball.fundi: [foon-dee] Expert. From the Nguni, umfundisi, meaning “teacher” or “preacher”.fynbos: [fayn-baws] “Fine bush” in Afrikaans, fynbos is a vegetation type unique to the Cape Floral Region, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Made up of some 6 000 plant species, including many types of protea.Ggatvol: [ghut-foll] Taken from Afrikaans, this means “fed up”, as in “Jislaaik, my china, I’m gatvol of working in this hot sun.” Translation: “Gee, my friend, I’m fed up with working in this hot sun.”gogga, goggo: [gho-gha or gho-gho] Insect, bug. From the Khoikhoi xo-xon.gogo: [goh-goh] Grandmother or elderly woman, from isiZulu.graze: Eat.Hhang of: Very or big, as in, “It’s hang of a difficult”, or, “I had a hang of a problem”.hanepoot: [haa-nah-poort] A sweet wine made from the muscat blanc d’Alexandrie grape cultivar.hap: [hup] Taste, bite, as in, “Take a hap of this”.hey: This popular expression can be used as a standalone question meaning “pardon” or “what”, as in, “Hey? What did you say?” Or it can be used to prompt affirmation or agreement, as in, “It was a great film, hey?”homelands: The spurious “independent” states in which black South Africans were forced to take citizenship under the policy of apartheid. Also known as bantustans.howzit: A traditional South African greeting that translates roughly as “How are you?”, “How are things?”, or simply “Hello”.Iindaba: [in-daa-bah] A conference or expo, from the isiZulu word meaning “a matter for discussion”.inyanga : A traditional herbalist and healer.is it: [as one word: izit] An expression frequently used in conversation and equivalent to, “Is that so?”Jja: [yaa] Yes.jawelnofine: Literally, “yes, well, no, fine”, all scrunched into a single word and similar to the rhetorical expression, “How about that?”jislaaik: [yis-like] An expression of outrage or surprise: “Jislaaik, I just saw Elvis!”jol: [jawl] A versatile word with many meanings, including “party”, “disco”, “having fun”, or just “thing”.Jozi: [jo-zee] The city of Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city, which is also known as Joburg or Joeys.just now: If a South African tells you they will do something “just now”, they mean they’ll do it in the near future – not immediately, as in, “I’ll do the dishes just now.”Kkasie: [kaa-see] Shortened form of lokasie, “location” in Afrikaans, the older word for township. Refers to the low-income dormitory suburbs outside cities and towns to which black South Africans were confined during the apartheid era.khaya: [k-eye-ya] Home. From the Nguni group of languages.kif: Cool, neat, great or wonderful. From the Arabic kayf, meaning enjoyment or wellbeing.knobkierie: [k-nob-kee-ree] A fighting stick with a knob on the business end. From the Afrikaans knop [“knob”] and the Khoi-San kirri or keeri, meaning “stick”.koeksister: [kook-sister] A traditional Malay and now also Afrikaner sweet, made from twisted yeast dough, deep fried and dipped in syrup. The right-wing enclave of Orania in the Northern Cape even has its own statue to the koeksister. The word comes from the Dutch koek (“cake”) and sissen, meaning “to sizzle”.koki: [koh-key] A coloured marker or felt-tip pen.koppie: [kor-pie] A small hill.kraal: An enclosure for livestock, or a rural village of huts surrounded by a stockade. The word may come from the Portuguese curral [“corral”], or from the Dutch kraal, meaning bead, as in the beads of a necklace – kraals are generally round in shape.kugel: [koo-gell] An overly groomed materialistic young woman, from the Yiddish for a plain pudding garnished as a delicacy. A bagel is the male variety.kwaito: [kw-eye-toe] The music of South Africa’s urban black youth, a mixture of South African disco, hip hop, R&B, ragga, and a heavy dose of house music beats.Read more: Kwaito: much more than musickwela: [kw-eh-la] A popular form of township music from the 1950s, based on the pennywhistle, a cheap and simple instrument taken up by street performers. The term kwela comes from the isiZulu for “get up”, though in township slang it also referred to the police vans, the kwela-kwela. It is said that the young men who played the pennywhistle on street corners also acted as lookouts to warn those drinking in illegal shebeens of the arrival of the cops.Read more: South African musicLlaatlammetjie: [laart-lum-et-chie] The youngest child of a family, born [mostly by accident] to older parents and many years younger than its siblings. The word means “late lamb” in Afrikaans.laduma!: [la-doo-mah] A popular cheer celebrating goals scored at soccer matches, from the isiZulu for “it thunders”.Read more: Soccer in South Africalappie: [luppie] A cleaning cloth.lekgotla: [lek-ghot-lah] A planning or strategy session.lekker: [lekk-irr with a rolling r] Nice, good, great, cool or tasty.MMadiba: [muh-dee-buh] An affectionate name for former President Nelson Mandela, and the name of his clan.Read more: Nelson Mandelamake a plan: devise a way to overcome difficulties. “Leave it to me, I’ll make a plan.”mal: [mull] Mad, from Afrikaans.mampara: [mum-puh-rah] An idiot, a silly person. From the Sotho languages.mampoer: [mum-poo-er] Extremely potent brandy made from peaches or other fruit, similar to American moonshine. See witblitz.Marmite: Trade name of a dark-coloured spread made from vegetable extract and used on bread or toast.mealie: [pronounce mih-lih] Maize or corn. A mealie is a maize cob, and mealie meal is maize meal, the staple diet of South Africa, which is mostly cooked into pap. From the Afrikaans mielie.moegoe: [moo-ghoo] A fool, buffoon, idiot or simpleton.mossie: [morse-ee] Common name of the Cape sparrow, also applied to the house sparrow, and sometimes used to refer to any small undistinguished wild bird.muti : [moo-ti] Medicine, typically traditional African medicine. From the isiZulu, umuthi.Read more: Joburg’s king of muti museumMzansi: [m-zun-zee] A popular word for South Africa.Nnaartjie: [nar-chee] The South African word for tangerine, Citrus reticulata.nappy: A baby’s diaper.nca: Fine, beautiful. Pronounced with a downward click of the tongue.ne: [neh] “Really?” or “is that so?” Often used sarcastically.now-now: Shortly, in a bit, as in, “I’ll be there now-now.”Ooke, ou: A man, similar to “guy” or “bloke”. The word “ou” [oh] can be used interchangeably.Ppap: [pup] The staple food of South Africa, a porridge made from mealie meal (maize meal) cooked with water and salt to a fairly stiff consistency, stywepap being the stiffest. “Pap” can also mean weak or tired.papsak: [pup-suck] Cheap box wine sold in its foil container, without the box.pasop: [pus-orp] An Afrikaans word meaning “beware” or “watch out”.pavement: South Africans walk on pavements and drive cars on the road [at least that’s the idea]. The pavement is the sidewalk.piet-my-vrou: [peet-may-frow] The red-chested cuckoo, Cuculus solitarus. The name, an approximation of the bird’s call, literally means “Peter my wife” in Afrikaans.platteland: [plutt-uh-lunt] Farmland, countryside. Literally flat land in Afrikaans, it now refers to any rural area in which agriculture takes place, including the mountainous Cape winelands.potjiekos: [poi-chee-kors] Traditional Afrikaner food, generally a rich stew, cooked in a three-legged cast-iron pot over a fire. The word means “little-pot food” in Afrikaans.puffadder: A viper or adder of the species Britis arietans. From the Afrikaans pofadder.Rrand: The South African currency, which is made up of 100 cents. The name comes from the Witwatersrand (Dutch for “white waters ridge”), the region in Gauteng province in which most of the country’s gold deposits are found.robots: Traffic lights.rock up: To arrive somewhere unannounced or uninvited. It’s the kind of thing friends do: “I was going to go out but then my china rocked up.”rooibos: [roy-borss] Afrikaans for red bush, this popular South African tea made from the Cyclopia genistoides bush is gaining worldwide popularity for its health benefits.rooinek: [roy-neck] South Africans of British origin, from the Afrikaans for red neck, but without the connotations given the term in the US. It was first coined by Afrikaners decades ago to refer to immigrant British, whose white necks were particularly prone to sunburn.rubbish bin: Alternatively dustbin or dirt bin. Garbage can.Ssamoosa: [suh-moo-suh] A small, spicy, triangular-shaped pie deep-fried in oil. Originally made by the Indian and Malay communities, samoosas – known as samosas in Britain – are popular with all South Africans.sangoma: [sun-go-mah] Traditional healer or diviner.sarmie: Sandwich.scale, scaly: To “scale something” means to steal it. A “scaly person” is not to be trusted.shame: Broadly denotes sympathetic feeling. A South African admiring a baby, kitten or puppy might say, “Ag shame!”, to emphasise its cuteness.sharp: Often doubled up for effect as sharp- sharp! , this word is used as a greeting, a farewell, for agreement, or just to express enthusiasm.shebeen: A township tavern, illegal under the apartheid regime, often set up in a private house and frequented by black South Africans. The word is originally Gaelic.shongololo: Large brown millipede, from the isiZulu ukushonga, meaning “to roll up”.sjambok: [sham-bok] A stout leather whip made from animal hide.skebenga: [ska-beng-gah] Gangster, crook, criminal. From the Nguni word for gangster. See also skelm or skollie.skelm: [skellem] A shifty or untrustworthy person; a criminal.skinner: [skinner] Gossip, from Afrikaans. A person who gossips is known as a skinnerbek: “Jislaaik, bru, I’m going to donner that skinnerbek for skinnering about me.” Translation: “Gee, my friend, I’m going to hit that guy for gossiping about me.”skollie: [skoh-li] Gangster, criminal, from the Greek skolios, meaning crooked.skop, skiet en donner: [skorp, skeet en donner] Action movie. Taken from Afrikaans, it literally means “kick, shoot and beat up”.skrik: Fright. “I caught a big skrik” means, “I got a big fright”.skrik vir niks: Scared of nothing.slap chips: [slup chips] French fries, usually soft, oily and vinegar-drenched, bought in a brown paper bag. Slap is Afrikaans for “limp”, which is how French fries are generally made here.smaak stukkend: Love to bits. In Afrikaans smaak means “like”, and stukkend means “broken”.smokes: Cigarettes.snoek: [like book] A popular and tasty fish, often eaten smoked. A snoek braai is a real South African treat.sosatie: [soh-saa-tee] A kebab, often lamb on a stick.spanspek: [spun-speck] Cantaloupe, an orange-fleshed melon. The word comes from the Afrikaans Spaanse spek, meaning “Spanish bacon”. The story goes that Juana Smith, the Spanish wife of 19th-century Cape governor Harry Smith, insisted on eating melon instead of bacon for breakfast, causing her bemused Afrikaans-speaking servants to coin the word.spaza: Informal township shop.spookgerook: [spoo-ahk-ghah-roo-ahk] Literally, in Afrikaans, “ghost-smoked”. Used jokingly, the word means “mad” or “paranoid”.stoep: [stup] Porch or verandah.stompie: A cigarette butt. From the Afrikaans stomp, meaning “stump”. The expression “picking up stompies” means intruding into a conversation at its tail end, with little information about its content.stroppy: Difficult, unco-operative, argumentative or stubborn.struesbob: [s-true-zz-bob] “As true as Bob”, as true as God, the gospel truth.Ttakkies: Running shoes or sneakers. “Fat takkies” are extra- wide tyres.tannie: [tunny] An Afrikaans word meaning “auntie”, but also used to refer to any older female of authority.taxi: Not a metered car with a single occupant, but a minibus used to transport a large number of people, and the most common way of getting around in South Africa.to die for: An expression popular in the affluent suburbs of Johannesburg and Cape Town, denoting enthusiastic approval for an object or person: “That necklace is to die for.”tom: Money.toppie: Old man.townships: Low-income dormitory suburbs outside cities and towns – effectively ghettos – to which black South Africans were confined during the apartheid era.Read more: Soweto, heartbeat of the nationtoyi-toyi: A knees-up protest dance.tsotsi: A gangster, hoodlum or thug – and the title of South Africa’s first Oscar-winning movie.tune grief: Cause trouble.Uubuntu: Southern African humanist philosophy that holds as its central tenet that a person is a person through others.Read more: An ubuntu Buddhist in IxopoVveld: [felt] Open grassland. From the Dutch for “field”.velskoen: [fell-skun] Simple, unworked leather shoes.vetkoek: [fet-cook] “Fat cake” in Afrikaans, vetkoek is a doughnut-sized bread roll made from deep-fried yeast dough. Mainly served with a savoury mince filling, it is artery-clogging and delicious.voetsek: [foot-sak] Go away, buzz off.voetstoots: [foot-stoots] “As is” or “with all its faults”. The term is used when advertising, for example, a car or house for sale. If the item is sold “voetstoots”, the buyer may not claim for any defects, hidden or otherwise, discovered after the sale. From the Dutch met de voet te stoten, meaning “to kick”.vrot: [frot] Rotten or smelly.vuvuzela: [voo-voo-zeh-lah] A large, colourful plastic trumpet with the sound of a foghorn, blown enthusiastically by virtually everyone in the crowd at soccer matches. According to some, the word comes from the isiZulu for “making noise”.Wwindgat: [vint-ghut] Show-off or blabbermouth. Taken from the Afrikaans, it literally means “wind hole”.witblitz: [vit-blitz] Potent home- made distilled alcohol, much like the American moonshine. The word means “white lightning” in Afrikaans. See mampoer.Yyebo: Yes. Used to show agreement or approval. From isiZulu.Brand South Africa reporter. Additional information sourced from Wiktionary, Wikipedia and the Rhodes University Dictionary Unit for SA English.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
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