MRFilms is a production services company based in Cape Town with over 28 years’ experience, making us one of the original OG’s in the South African film industry. We specialise in making memorable, moving content with a friendly “make-things-happen” attitude.
African word for “white man”. For a laugh, if someone says “Eita, umlungu!” reply “Sharp-sharp!”
Gross, disgusting. “Check, that guy is picking his nose.” “Siff, boet.”
Common term that denotes a wide range of emotions from joy and surprise to confusion and anger. When in doubt, use it.
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Hangover. Usage: “Jeez, I had too many dops last night. I’ve got a hectic babbelas.”
Okay. This is a complicated one. An expression of agreement. Or a greeting. Or a way of saying goodbye. Or a way of saying “Okay, sure.” Or a way of … forget it.
Literally means “hole fill” in Afrikaans. Means you’ve had enough of something that’s making you angry. Usage: “Boet, I’m gatvol of this ref’s bad decisions.” Again with the harsh “g”.
Literally “shit”. Popular uses include “What a load of kak” and “Don’t talk kak”.
Term used for a type of homeless person in Cape Town. Originates from “berg”, which is the Afrikaans word for mountain, referring to the homeless people who used to live on Table Mountain but who now live mainly in the city. Pronounce the harsh “g” as if you’ve swallowed an insect and are trying to clear it from your throat.
Common word for sneakers.
Popular term for South Africa. Best describes our country’s gritty energy and loud African spirit.
A drinking session. “Phuza Thursday” is a noble tradition in South Africa. Try to uphold it while you’re here.
Very fancy. A word normally utilised by well-kept women with French manicures who will never, ever understand the off-side rule. Use the word if you must (it feels nice in the mouth), but aggressively avoid these women.