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.

 

An infographic on the importance of OR Tambo in the transition from apartheid to democracy

Infographic: the life and work of Oliver Tambo

On 27 October South Africa commemorates what would have been the 100th birthday of Oliver Tambo, one of the country's most important revolutionary leaders....

Inspire Gauteng Expo: a catalyst for growth

The Inspire Gauteng Expo trade and investment conference was aimed at showcasing the many different investment and growth opportunities available in Gauteng’s vibrant and...
Watch South Africa's late reggae king in action in five of his biggest songs

Remembering Lucky Dube, ten years on

In October 2007, one of South Africa's greatest musical sons died. Celebrate the life and art of reggae artist Lucky Dube with five of...
Thomas and Friends, Nia the Kenyan train engine,

Kenyan train joins Thomas and Friends TV show

A new African character comes to Tidmouth Sheds, home to popular children's television show Thomas and Friends, in 2018. Meet Nia the Kenyan engine,...

Huawei and the DTPS take students to China

Huawei and the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services are sending a second batch of 10 South African students on a two-week study and...

Brand South Africa nominated for international award

Brand South Africa’s efforts in promoting the country as a great place to visit and invest is getting the global recognition it deserves. Brand South...

Overview: South African telecommunication facilities

The ins and outs of phoning to and from (and within) South Africa, plus information on dialling codes, directories, time differences, special services and more.

Minister Dlodlo: Brand South Africa doing a good job building nation’s reputation

Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo praised Brand South Africa as one of the best performing entities in the government during the organisation's annual report presentation...
An overview of Brand South Africa's Nation Brand Forum 2017, with remarks by Minister of Communications Ayanda Dlodlo.

Press Release: Brand South Africa achieves its second consecutive clean audit

Brand South Africa’s CEO, Dr Kingsley Makhubela and his executive team briefed Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Communications yesterday about the performance of the organisation...
Arch for the Arch, Desmond Tutu, St George's Cathedral, Cape Town

The Arch for The Arch: the story behind a tribute to Archbishop Tutu

To celebrate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu's 86th birthday, a new public space installation was unveiled in Cape Town on 7 October 2017. The Arch...

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