tsotsi

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tsotsi

(ˈtsɒtsɪ; ˈtsɔː-)
n, pl -tsis
a Black street thug or gang member
[C20: perhaps from Nguni tsotsa to dress flashily]
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But if you ask TechCrunch's Alexia Tsotsis and Matthew Panzarino, it means Google Plus is walking dead.
And although he's aware that in this valedictory African journey--north from Cape Town, up the left-hand side of a continent--he presents a soft target to the tsotsis and skelms who prey on travellers, he nevertheless embraces the anonymity it offers.
This was after the South African Medical Association (SAMA) called on the MEC for Health, Hope Papo, to resign for calling some doctors who claimed 'irregular' overtime 'tsotsis'.
CUTLINE: (1) Mark Fuller, Mike Tsotsis, Diana Tsotsis and Derek Grillo (2) Cheryl and James Comer with a graduate (3) Chris Collins, Michael Welch and Alex Zequeira (4) John Cox and Steve O'Brien with students Hermino and Juan Diego
As Alexia Tsotsis of Tech Crunch acknowledges, the Photo Map functionality provides some narrative to the photos that users upload.
Arrington has always been fiercely independent, even arrogant, so it probably wasn't a surprise when TechCrunch writer Alexia Tsotsis wrote an angry post in March after AOL staffers asked her to tone down a piece she wrote at the SXSW conference.
A stark portrait of the conditions that breed the Tsotsis of the world, the film beautifully balances its bleakness with a life-affirming glimmer of redemptive hope while still resisting the sort of happy ending a Hollywood telling would have supplied.
In a local book, Born in Soweto, a middle-aged white woman described how she visited Johannesburg's famous black township, to meet a gang of tsotsis (criminals or gangsters).
Always ungrateful!") is exaggerated to produce a drama of conflict with her children, which reaches a climax when the boy refuses to play the violin for which he's been ridiculed by township tsotsis. The three shorter stories feel a little thin: without Nkosi's intellectual weight or the social context of the post-Soweto writing, they read smoothly but don't leave much behind.
CUTLINE: (1) Michael Johnson and Nicole Kasimatis (2) Frank Collins, Susan Hillis and Michael Tsotsis (3) James DiReda and Luisa Gorske (4) Glenn and Dale Coulter (5) Patrice Muchowski and Judy Collins (6) James and Raquel Hillis with Ronald Pike
Committee chairwoman Dorothy Tsotsis shared what the committee had been looking for in a chief.
Committee Chairman Dorothy Tsotsis said she would verify whether they are required to be open to the public.