A ‘rooinek’ (Afrikaans) or redneck (English) is a Southern Afican term for an English speaking South African or Namibian. This nickname was given to the English speaking settlers in South Africa. These new settlers (of 1820) were not use to the sun and had their necks burnt red while the earlier European Settlers (of 1652) have grown accustom to dealing with the sharp sun. This term should not be confused with the term ‘khaki’ or ‘soutpiel’ used to describe the British in South Africa during (khaki) and after (soutpiel) the Boer Wars.
That rooinek plays rugby well. That rooinek cannot braai to save his live. The rooinekke in Natal are a bunch of tough farmers.