South Africa Facts | Facts about South Africa: There are many interesting facts about this country. Here is the list of most interesting facts about South Africa.
South Africa facts:
- South Africa is named the “Rainbow Nation” because it has 11 official languages.
- Nearly half the gold ever mined has come from one place: Witwatersrand, South Africa.
- The San people of the Southern Africa today use the same set of tools that were found in a Cave, dating to around 44,000 years ago.
- South Africa is one among of the few nations in Africa never to have had a coup d’etat, and regular elections have been held for almost a century.
- Graca Machel is the only woman to have been the first lady of two separate countries: Mozambique and South Africa.
- There’s an Android App developed from South Africa to help calculate how many cows you have to give as a dowry for a wife.
South Africa Stats:
- South Africa is the world’s 24th-most populous nation, with over 55 million people.
- Nearly one among five citizens in South Africa is HIV-positive, one of the biggest rates in the world.
- More than 1,000 white farmers have been killed in South Africa since 1990.
- There is a 6000-year-old tree in South Africa that has a bar inside.
- In 1962, the CIA told South Africa the location of Nelson Mandela, leading to his arrest, which put him in jail for 27 years.
- Racial segregation in the country of South Africa began in colonial times under the Dutch Empire, then the British, and became official policy in 1948, lasting until 1991.
- Nelson Mandela was South Africa’s first black president.
- Donald Trump was the most Googled person of 2016 in 88 countries, including Mexico, Spain, South Africa and New Zealand.
- South Africans can legally attach flamethrowers to cars to repel carjackers.
- Nelson Mandela was born July 18, 1918, in the Transkeian Territories of South Africa’s modern Eastern Cape province.
- During Apartheid, Glasgow renamed the street where the South African Consulate was located to “Nelson Mandela Place.” Consular officials would be forced to look at his name when reading and addressing postal correspondence.