"Ukukhothana": Exciting South African Youth Culture or Materialism Gone Wrong?

What is “Ukukhotana”? Loosely translated, “ukukhothana” means to lick. “Ukukhothana” is a controversial new subculture created by youth in townships in and surrounding Johannesburg where they organize in fashionably-dressed cliques called izikhothane and set up mock battles to brag about who wears the most expensive designer labels, has the most money, and all-around swag. Kinda sounds like hip hop, right? Izikhothane are expected to go to extremes to show their […]