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.

 

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...

Press Release: Top 50 most valuable South African brands to be announced

Johannesburg, Thursday 20 July – Brand South Africa, in partnership with Brand Finance and Brand Africa, will on Wednesday 26 July, announce the Top...
Four students from St John's Preparatory School are global book quiz champions

South African school wins top prize at world book quiz

Four students from St John's Preparatory School in Johannesburg have won first place at the World Literary Competition, an international youth event that promotes...
The Put Foot Foundation donates shoes to underprivileged children in South Africa and across Africa.

Put Foot is putting African children on the road to success with new shoes

A South African charity is taking on the challenge of making sure underprivileged children across the continent have at least one good pair of...
The 2017 Trek4Mandela climb to Africa's highest peak will be to honour Mandela, Gugu Zulu and raise funds for young girls health

Trek4Mandela returns to Kilimanjaro to remember Gugu Zulu and honour Mandela

The 2017 Trek4Mandela expedition to the summit of Africa's highest mountain in honour of Nelson Mandela will be a doubly emotional occasion, as climbers...

Join GEM this Mandela Month

If you're not sure what you'll be doing this Mandela Month, why not join GEM and Brand South Africa in helping those in need....

Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital by the numbers

The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (NMCH) in Parktown, Johannesburg, is one of the greatest legacy projects in the former president's name. It will begin...

South African charities and community care

Want to give back to your community, donate some of your money, skills or time? Here are some of the places where you can start.

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