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It’s going to be a very green Cricket World Cup next year…

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YOU ARE PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN WHEN…

  • You call a bathing suit a ‘swimming costume’.
  • You call a traffic light a ‘robot’.
  • You call an elevator a ‘lift’.
  • You call a hood a ‘bonnet’.
  • You call a trunk a ‘boot’.
  • You call a pickup truck a ‘bakkie’.
  • You call a Barbeque a ‘Braai’.
  • Striking employees dance in the streets outside their employers building to show how unhappy they are.
  • The SABC advertises and shows highlights of the programme you just finished watching.
  • You get cold easily. Anything below 16 degrees Celsius is Arctic weather.
  • You know what Rooibos Tea is, even if you’ve never had any.
  • You can sing our national anthem in all 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 regularly, where you eat boerewors and swim, sometimes simultaneously.
  • You produce a R100 note instead of your driver’s licence when stopped by a traffic officer.
  • You hire a ‘temporary’ security guard whenever you park your car.
  • You know a taxi can move twice its certified number of people in one trip.
  • You travel 100’s of kilometres to see snow.
  • You know the rules of Rugby better than any referee.
  • To get free electricity you have to pay a connection fee of R750.
  • More people vote in a local reality TV show than in a local election.
  • People have the most wonderful names like: Christmas, Goodwill, Pretty, Wednesday, Blessing, Brilliant, Gift, Precious, Innocence, Colgate, Given, Patience, Portion and Coronation.
  • Now now‘ or ‘just 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 travelling in the opposite direction.
  • Travelling 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.
  • We built a bullet train is Jozi, but we can’t fix all the bloody 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 prove that you don’t need a loan to get one.