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.

 

Five songs about Africa for Africa Day

Africa Day: Get your funk on with five great musical tributes to the continent

From Sly to Fela, reggae to hip-hop, the world is indebted to the rich musical and cultural history of Africa. Here are five examples...
africa month, africa day, film, television, arts and culture, David Oyelowo, Dayo Okeniyi, Barkhad Abdi, Daniel Kaluuya, Atandwa Kani, Uzo Aduba, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Florence Kasumba, Terry Pheto, Black Panther, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Africa Day: The new African kings and queens of Hollywood

Proudly African stars are taking the film and television world by storm, with a new generation of talent gaining prominence in some of Hollywood's...
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...

South Africa’s wildlife wonders

There's more to South African wildlife than the celebrated "Big Five". From big to small, meat eater to ant eater, primate to reptile ... our animals (and birds) are wild, varied and abundant.
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...

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