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.

 

EY Programme

Press release: South Africa’s FDI profile positions the country as a highly attractive...

Johannesburg, Monday 22 May 2017 – The South African Nation Brand continues to be the largest recipient of FDI on the African continent, and...
Game For Humanity, Mark Buhrer, card game, community, positive contribution, social entrepreneurship

New card game encourages South Africans to become positive forces in communities

The creator of a new local card game – Game for Humanity –  that encourages kind deeds and community sharing, is aiming to inspire...
film, Khabonina Qubeka, Dora's Peace, award, health, fitness, Boston International Film Festival, Kosta Kalarytis, Helen Kuun, Dumi Gumbi

Khabonina: South Africa’s award-winning leading lady

South African television star, fitness expert, and social media queen Khabonina Qubeka adds another feather to her multi-talented cap. She has won an international...

Generation Next gets brands in sync with the youth

On Thursday 11 May marketers from across the country gathered at the Sandton Convention Centre for the 13th annual Sunday Times Generation Next youth...
Languages of South Africa

The languages of South Africa

We're not called the rainbow nation for nothing. South Africa has 11 official languages, and scores of unofficial ones besides. English is the most commonly spoken language in official and commercial public life - but only the fifth most spoken home language.
weconnect international in south africa susan shabangu

WeConnect International celebrate women in business

Give them enough to want to know more, says Tania Reid of iThemba Office Solutions, giving advice perfecting business pitches. She was one of...
mandela day

Mandela Day to focus on tackling poverty

Action against Poverty is this year's theme for Nelson Mandela International Day and South Africans are being encouraged to work together to uproot poverty.Melissa...

Homo Naledi is younger than we first thought

The Rising Star cave system continues to reveal more about life 250 000 years ago.Sulaiman PhilipIn September 2015, when paleoanthropologist Professor Lee Berger and his...
Rodrigue Katembo, Virunga National Park, Goldman Environmental Prize,

Global conservation award for DRC park ranger and environmentalist

Rodrigue Katembo, a former child soldier in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been awarded an international environmental prize for his work as a...

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.

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