Genuine question : do people in south Africa actually use the term “cheeky monkey”? Do they ever playfully refer to children as monkeys? Do they actually use monkey as a racist insult?

Seems to me that the answers are crucial to judging possible racism. Anyone familiar with the culture?

On a different note, I have noticed that the Nando’s uniform shirts frequently have slogans that could cross a line. If I were black, I’m not sure how happy I would be wearing a shirt that says “Grillers in the Mist”.