WATCH: 2020 SA word of the year revealed

The Pan South African Language Board will announce South Africa’s Word of the year today. Master KG’s viral tune Jerusalema is one of the words nominated. Joining us to reveal this year's word is language board spokesperson Ntombentle Huluhulu as well as Siobhan Canavan from media research company, Focal Points. Also with us in studio is sign language interpreter, Andiswa Gebashe. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Lockdown has been named as South Africa's most popular word of the year.

It beat contenders such as Jerusalema, COVID-19 and even Zol.

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The Pan South African Language Board and media research company, Focal Points, announced it on the South African Morning show.

Watch the big reveal in the video above.