Aikona – No way absolutely not.
Braai – barbecue
Cooldrink/cold drink-This is the common term for a soda. Ask for a soda and u will get a soda water.
Hectic – this can unfortunately be good or bad,
The party last night was hectic (good).Its hectic how she crashed her car (bad).
Howzit – a traditional SA greeting meaning “how are u” or “how are things”.
Just now – if a SA tells u he will do something just now they mean they will do it in the near future maybe never.
Lekker – (pronounced lekk-irr with a rolling R) Afrikaans word
meaning nice, cool even great.
My Bad – my mistake
Pavement – SA’s walk on the pavement and drive cars on the road. The pavement is the sidewalk.
Robot – SA’s refer to traffic lights as robots.
Sharp-sharp – affirmation, everything is cool
Tackies – running shoes or sneakers