The hashtag #woke30seconds was trending on Friday, capitalising on South Africans’ love of trivia games and our propensity to talk smack about politicians, celebs and twelebs.
Based on the popular boardgame 30 Seconds, in which players must describe a specific person or thing without using its name and their team mates try to guess what they’ve described, the hashtag aims to make people more socially conscious ie to get people “woke“.
Twitter wasn’t pulling any punches on Friday.
Concomitant lover of Buffalos #Woke30Seconds
— Carl Angus (@Sageville) November 20, 2015
Tech-savvy Minister who uses his portfolio to fulfill his bucket list. Uses tweets as proof of his commitment to causes #Woke30Seconds
— Zamalisa (@Zamalisa) November 20, 2015
— Khethiwe (@Khethi_Khendla) November 20, 2015
They march for the presidents dignity but won't fight rape culture, racism and gender equality #Woke30Seconds
— Lethukwenama (@_Kwenama) November 20, 2015
Politicians weren’t the only ones in the spotlight.
Cartoonist who uses his work to show SA how racist he is. White people who thimk they’re woke love him. #Woke30Seconds
— Count Fapula (@mbongomuffin) November 20, 2015
Poor brilliant south african singer whose hit singles became white people's way of saying "i love blacks" #woke30seconds
— Impi isesendeni (@fistvoices) November 20, 2015
So much shade was thrown.
— God’s Son (@FeligoC) November 20, 2015
— GuiltyPleasures (@Tershkins) November 20, 2015
— Je Suis Patson. (@patson_manda) November 20, 2015
Lots of people were just confused.
Some people were not amused.
A place where people bitch and Moan about injustices but do fuckall about it in the real world. #Woke30Seconds
— FestOf Potz (@_Potz_) November 20, 2015
Others found it not just educational but hilarious.
In all, it was just another Friday afternoon on Twitter in SA.