Frequent question: What are 5 interesting facts about South Africa?

Is South Africa a 1st world country?

The truth is that South Africa is neither a First World nor a Third World country, or rather that it is both. South Africa’s rich whites make up 17 percent of the population and account for 70 percent of the wealth, and those figures make it an exact microcosm of the world at large.

Who is the most famous person in South Africa?

The list

  • Nelson Mandela. (1918–2013) first president of post-Apartheid South Africa and joint Nobel Peace Prize winner.
  • Christiaan Barnard. (1922–2001) …
  • F. W. de Klerk. (1936–) …
  • Mahatma Gandhi. (1869–1948) …
  • Nkosi Johnson. (1989–2001) …
  • Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. (1936–2018) …
  • Thabo Mbeki. (1942–) …
  • Gary Player. (1935–)

How old is South Africa?

Independence: 31 May 1910 (from UK); South Africa became a republic in 1961. Geography: Location: Southern Africa, at the southern tip of the African continent. Area: 1.2 million km² (470,462 sq.

What is the weirdest fact?

65 Facts So Weird You Won’t Believe They’re True

  • There’s a company that turns dead bodies into an ocean reef. …
  • The name “bonobo” resulted from a misspelling. …
  • There is an annual Coffee Break Festival. …
  • You can buy a flying bicycle. …
  • Dolphins sleep with one eye open. …
  • Vacuum cleaners were originally horse-drawn.

What is the beauty of South Africa?

The beauty of South Africa is breathed through the smiles of friendly faces, the mosaic of cultures and cuisines, and the complex history that has shaped it. But, most of all, it is the natural splendor of this country that sets it apart.

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