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SA Fast Facts

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

 

A starting chance for Western Cape youth

For more than a decade the Western Cape NGO Starting Chance has been making early childhood development programmes more accessible across the province. Its...
Nelson Mandela descendants are today made up six children, 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild born in 2017. Infographic by Mary Alexander.

Nelson Mandela’s family tree – infographic

Over his remarkable 95 years, Nelson Mandela's family grew to include three wives, six children, 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Download our high-res infographic to find out more.

A new street art mural of Nelson Mandela watches over the community of Camden, London

Madiba mural unveiled in London for Mandela Day

A newly completed mural on the appropriately named Mandela Street in Camden, London, is yet another fitting tribute to the life and work of...
Neil Sandilands and Kim Engelbrecht will star in the forthcoming season of The Flash

South African actors join The Flash TV series

South African actors Neil Sandilands and Kim Engelbrecht join the fourth season of the hit superhero series, The Flash, in high-profile roles.CD AndersonSouth African...

Banking and telecoms dominate South Africa’s 2017 top brands list

South Africa's Top 50 most valuable brands in 2017 were announced on 26 July 2017, and telecommunications giant MTN topped the list second year...
inxeba isiXhosa movie

Global accolades for isiXhosa movie Inxeba

South African isiXhosa-language movie Inxeba movingly explores the conflict of traditional rites of manhood, when initiates “go to the mountain”, with awakening pride in...

Brand South Africa, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Stakeholders play their part in Soweto...

Nelson Mandela International Day commemorates the lifetime of service Nelson Mandela gave to South Africa and the world.Ntombifuthi NtanziIn the words of Nelson...

Mandela and Tambo: a lifetime as comrades

Born in the Transkei a year apart, Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo were friends for more than 60 years, from their student days through...

The National Development Plan: A vision for 2030

South Africa's National Development Plan is a detailed blueprint for how the country can eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by the year 2030. It aims to do this by uniting South Africans, unleashing the energies of its citizens, growing an inclusive economy, building capabilities, and enhancing the capability of the state and leaders working together to solve complex problems.

South Africa's reputation G8 countries

Press release: South Africa’s reputation has improved as perceived by “G8” countries and South...

Johannesburg, Friday 21 July 2017 – Brand South Africa welcomes the news that South Africa is ranked 45th out of the 71 countries measured...

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