Essentials

  • Flora and Fauna

    South Africa is home to an astonishing variety of flora and fauna. Indigenous plant life includes some 23,000 species of…

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  • Art and Culture

    From theatre to dance, opera to cabaret, fine art to craft art, classical music to jazz, poetry readings to lectures,…

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  • Economy

    Since the landing of Jan van Riebeeck at the Cape of Good Hope in 1652, the economy in South Africa…

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  • Government

    The Republic  of South Africa is a constitutional  democracy  with a three-tier system of government and an independent judiciary, operating in…

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  • Religion

    South Africa caters for most religious dominations. Places of worship that include churches of every denomination, temples, synagogues and mosques…

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  • The people

    The South African nation is made up of people whose ancestors have lived here for thousands of years as well…

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  • National Anthem of South Africa

    Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika was composed in 1897 by Enoch Sontonga, a teacher at a Methodist mission school in Johannesburg. It…

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  • Languages

    Languages of South Africa South Africa has 11 official languages but English is spoken well by almost all South Africans…

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  • Getting to South Africa

    Air Transport South Africa has three international airports: Johannesburg International Airport, Durban International Airport and Cape Town International Airport. Of…

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  • Getting around

    Buses South Africa’s three established intercity bus companies are Greyhound (083 915 9000,www.greyhound.co.za), Intercape (086 128 7287, www.intercape.co.za) and Translux (086 158 9282, www.translux.co.za); Baz…

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