South Africans are well versed in making light of serious situations.
In 2018, the country successfully navigated former president Jacob Zuma’s resignation, loadshedding, a UK royal wedding, continued fuel price increases and a lagish economy through funny tweets, memes and gifs.
Business Insider South Africa looked back at some of the funniest tweets in the country the past year:
By January petrol will only be sold at Woolworths.— Werner Olckers (@wernerolckers) October 1, 2018
South Africa is now officially out of a recession and the petrol price is decreasing tomorrow. Thank you Beyonce.— Marceline (@Neo_url) December 4, 2018
It must be winter in Cape Town because I just saw a tiny dog in a K-Way jacket.— james ?? (@eimaj_j) June 2, 2018
I like how no one in Cape Town has a real job. Instagram curator, social media thinkfluencer, mayor— Simon Shear (@axaxaxasimon) May 15, 2018
How is the price of Oros in Botswana half of what we pay in South Africa? Is SA government adding Road Accident Fund to our Oros price as well?— Nchema (@ShottaZee) September 23, 2018
16 counters.2 tellers working.- a South African Proveb— Piano Man (@KMalatji) June 14, 2018
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