We might have 11 languages in South Africa but nationally the language of humour peeks through as a mother tongue. Whether it is a pandemic and those when-people-zol illicit entjies, sports, Eskom, politics or the recent Cape Town earthquake South Africans joke and everything becomes meme-ified.
On the 26th of September, and again on the morning of 27 September 2020, Cape Town was shooketh with a rattle and a loud bang. And it wasn’t the Noon Gun that banged prematurely, the Council for Geoscience confirmed it as seismic events. The first one, at 20:41 on 26 September registered a preliminary 2.5 on the local magnitude scale (not related to the earthquake that happened at 19:10 off the coast of South Africa), and at 09:12 another one of 2.3 occured.
This is how South Africa responded.