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.

 

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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...
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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.

Infographic: Khi Solar One

Khi Solar One is Africa's first concentrated solar power plant. Situated outside of Upington in the Northern Cape, the 140-hectare plant will produce 50 megawatts of power by using 4 200 concave mirrors to reflect and concentratea large area of sunlight onto a small area on a 205 metre tower.

 

22 monuments for 22 years of freedom

There are a significant number of monuments to peace and freedom scattered across South Africa – not surprising given its long history of struggle against oppression. With April marking the 22nd anniversary of South Africa’s freedom, we will showcase 22 monuments that pay homage to those who made this country great.

Decent employment through inclusive economic growth

In 2030, South Africa's economy is inclusive and dynamic. The fruits of growth are shared fairly. The economy has close to full employment, equips people with the skills they need, ensures the ownership of production is more diverse and able to grow rapidly, and provides resources to pay for investment in human and physical capital.

The nine provinces of South Africa

South Africa has nine provinces, each with its own legislature, premier and executive council - and distinctive landscape, population, economy and climate.

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