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:
When former president Jacob Zuma resigned in February.
The day prince Harry married Megan Markle
When smoking Dagga became legal.
When the fuel price never seemed to drop
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
About living in Cape Town and helping with its water crisis
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
South Africans and their food
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
On Afrikaans and the land
When Adam Catzavelos used the K-word in a "beach report"
Progess in South African design
When crime got too much.
When South Africa's economy needed a pick me up.
16 counters.2 tellers working.- a South African Proveb— Piano Man (@KMalatji) June 14, 2018
And when Miss South Africa was all of us.
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