Below are words I use in my daily speech and I find my self having to explain whenever I'm travelling or sometimes while chatting to Hanna.
11 official languages, Dutch, French, Portuguese and Malay influence all make for an interesting flavour of the English in South Africa.
Anyways I'm not going to go into deep explanation of the meaning of the words, i'm too lazy.
Slap chips - these ain't your average fries, usually soft, oily and heavily drenched in white vinegar. I normally have mine with ridiculous amounts of salt and I love them to swim in the vinegar.
Braai - A barbecue but only better, like way better, don't even argue with me on this point
Awe - This is not "awe that baby is cute", BUT rather "Aah-where, buddy, where you been hiding"
Robots - Traffic lights
Howzit - "Howzit going?" aka "How are you?"
Ja - this simply means yes.
Shame - used to emphasise things .. "shame that's such an ugly dog", " I'm actually broke shame".
Rock up - show up uninvited or unexpectedly
just now/now now - non of these mean "now", they mean in the near future, "just now" could mean in two hours time
Stoep - Porch or verandah.
Make a plan- overcome what ever is holding you back or is a barrier, could be as simple as making a plan to get into a nightclub. "Tickets are sold out but I'm getting in anyways, Athini will make a plan".
Bakkie - a pick up truck
Naartjie - The South African word for tangerine
Nê - "Really?" or "is it?".
Oke/ou - Guy/bloke.. "that ou was arrested"
Pavement - the sidewalk.
Shot - Thanks!.. "Shot for your help the other day"
Of course there are many more words, phrases and expressions used by everyone else, these are just some of my favourites and ones I use regularly in my everyday life.
This is where I ramble