Zondo Commission is SA Word of the Year

Zondo Commission has been announced as South Africa's 2019 word of the year.

The Pan SA Language Board (PanSALB) made the announcement on Wednesday morning after an intense selection process.

Acting CEO of the board Dr David Maahlamela says gender-based violence and AmaPiano were also contending for the title.

The Pan SA Board each year comes up with names or words and phrases that are commonly used.

Dr David Maahlamela, Acting CEO - Pan SA Language Board

The process starts by opening up calls for public participation and our experts also contribute.

Dr David Maahlamela, Acting CEO - Pan SA Language Board

He says an independent service provider analyses the usage of the word on the internet.

Other words that were considered are :

  • Vosho ( a popular dance move)
  • Oksalayo ( no matter what, it is commonly said with a bit of an attitude)
  • Lit
  • Idibala ( A dance move from Kind Monanda's hit song)

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