SA language board names top new SA words

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State Capture has come out tops as the 2017 South African word of the year, Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) announced on Monday.

It beat White Monopoly Capital and Blesser, which both made the shortlist.

PanSALB spokesperson Sibusiso Nkosi said State Capture was used 20 231 times, in over 11 000 South African newspaper editions.

It received the majority of coverage in daily newspapers – accounting for 68% of the total coverage. Sunday newspapers accounted for 19% of mentions.

(AFP & Wired World)