Trevor Noah's Advert
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Trevor Noah’s Advert Showing Off South Africa has got some stiff competition for views. While the famous comedian depicted the SA that can experienced with moola, Sammy Hall shows us the SA that can be experienced mahala. Take a look:


Somewhere in South Africa (16 January 2024) — Almost two months ago, Trevor Noah made an advert highlighting all the awesome things South Africa has to offer. Trevor Noah’s advert may have been made with a tourism boost in mind, but it also got many locals eager to explore our own country inspired by the legendary comedian’s top-tier humour.

But, some South Africans were encouraged to take showing our foreign friends around one step further, given that, Trevor Noah’s advert isn’t exactly budget-friendly.

Cue TikTokker Sami Hall, who decided to give us all a hilarious response to the comedian’s take with her Rand-Friendly version of the original (read,’ South Africa for Broke Bitches’).

Where Trevor showcases our brilliant beaches, Sami offers her own recommendations for cooling down in the heat for those who can’t afford beach trips.

For those seeking a budget alternative to the five-star hotels Trevor mentions, Sami’s got her own plan of action (and yes, you’ll need Mozzi repellent).

And when it comes to meeting the ‘lions’ of South Africa, the content creator’s very clever suggestion is sure to give you a giggle.

As Sami’s video reminded us (and the other 100,000 people who watched it), South Africa is still a blast even on budget because of the one thing inflation can never take away from us—our humour.

Watch: Rand-Friendly South Africa!

@samihallsays I mos told you guys I was busy with something fun! 🤣🤣🤣 So, recently a famous comedian showed you all the wonders South Africa has to offer (if you earn in dollars) but today I wanted to show you South Africa for broke bitches 🤣🤣🤣 A special thank you to the main sponsor @STEYN IP ‎who is not only responsible for protecting my brands but who is also always excited with me whenever I get a crazy idea. 😁 What is your favorite rand friendly thing to do in South Africa? – Thank you to each and every sponsor for making this parody add a possibility! – Thank you @FOKKOL MERCHANDISE for the sexy merch – Thank you @LionsRugbyCo and Mufasa!!! This scene was literally the first scene in my head and I am so glad you guys came on board 😁 – Thank you @Victron Energy SA for making me forget about loadshedding for a bit and for joining in this madnes – #dorsland thank you for my sexy vellies and for coming on board – Thanks to our baby, @Mieliepap Plaaswinkel ,also thank you for feeding the crew… 🤪 No one likes to work hungry Please go and show all the sponsors some love 😁 Also, a quick thank you to #goodiesrestaurant for allowing me to film at their put put coarse. 🥰 Thank you to my co-stars @TheArodSA1 (aka the criminal kak kop) and my dad (the hosepipe man) 🤣🤣🤣 Okay bye ™️ #samihallsays #okaybye #trevornoah #parody #southafrica #comedy ♬ original sound – SamiHallSays

Meanwhile in a big nod to Trevor Noah, the son of Patricia has recently bagged an Emmy for Outstanding Talk Series! Read all about it:

Trevor Noah Wins Emmy for Outstanding Talk Series!

Sources: @SamiHallSays/TikTok 
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Ashleigh's favourite stories have always seen the hidden hero (without the cape) come to the rescue. As a journalist, her labour of love is finding those everyday heroes and spotlighting their spark - especially those empowering women, social upliftment movers, sustainability shakers and creatives with hearts of gold. When she's not working on a story, she's dedicated to her canvas or appreciating Mother Nature.

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