SA Fast Facts

SA Fast Facts

South African facts at your fingertips … up-to-date information on the country's economy, population, geography, climate, languages and more.

 

Vision 2030: Taking South Africa’s NDP to Davos

As international movers and shakers get down to business at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in the Swiss town of Davos, Team SA...

WEF 2017: Powering Africa is key to growth

South Africa’s deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, took part in a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The topic of discussion was...

Feeling at home at Jamie’s Italian in South Africa

Famed British chef Jamie Oliver has made another addition to his Jamie’s Italian restaurant chain. The newest branch, in Johannesburg, opened to diners in...
Medical pioneer

Cape Town to honour pioneering medical researcher Hamilton Naki

A posthumous honour is in the pipeline for the late Hamilton Naki, the medical research specialist who helped the team that performed the world’s...
hearZA app featured

South African hearing app grows its reach

Download the hearZA app and test yourself and two friends' hearing via your smartphone. The innovation is from a South African team and is...
recycling

Infographic: Do’s and Don’ts of Recycling

Find out what small changes you can make when it comes to recycling with our handy infographic.
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South African blogger’s #CarseatFullstop campaign brings results

A Cape Town blogger started an online initiative, #CarseatFullstop, to get every child in South Africa strapped into an appropriate car seat every time...

Let’s strengthen the spirit of active citizenship in 2017

Reflections of the year to which we have just bid farewell, will generate a range of emotions and memories. We may not agree...

South Africa’s Unesco World Heritage Sites

The oldest visible meteor crater on earth. The island prison that held Nelson Mandela. The remains of an ancient African city state. Evidence of the earliest humans, and the richest and most beautiful collection of cave paintings south of the Sahara. South Africa is home to eight Unesco World Heritage Sites.

Sustainable human settlements and improved quality of household life

In 2030, the terrible spatial legacy of apartheid has finally been broken. South Africans have humane and environmentally sustainable living and working conditions. Their homes have all the basic services they need and are closer to their workplaces, to which they travel in safe public transport.

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