FROM AARDVARK TO ZUMA

: Latimer (A.)

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56 pp., colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2012

 

An A-Z of South Africa.

"Bakkie" - The work 'bakkie' comes from the Afrikaans word for a Tupperware-like container with a lid. A bakkie is essentially a car with a 'container' on the back.

"Krugerrand' - if you have a Krugerrand, you'll notice that it is a slightly orangey colour. This is because it is made of crown gold. Crown gold is an alloy of gold and copper, which makes the coin much more resilient to wear and tear.

"Table Mountain" - When the southeaster blows, a cloud gathers at the top of Table Mountain and billows over the cliff face. Legend has it that the cloud is actually the smoke generated from a smoking contest going on eternally between the Devil and a sea captian named Van Hunks.