Tag Archives: South Africa

According to watchtutorials, South Africa is a country of many cultures, languages and religions. The population of South Africa is estimated to be around 59 million people. The majority of the population is black African, making up 79% of the total population. White South Africans make up 8.9%, while coloured South Africans make up 8.8%. Asian South Africans make up 2.5%. The remaining 0.8% are classified as “other” or “unspecified” racial groups. The official language of South Africa is English, however there are 11 other official languages spoken in the country: Afrikaans, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu. According to the 2011 census report from Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), these languages account for almost 90% of all home language speakers in the country. This highlights the cultural diversity that exists in South Africa and shows how each language contributes to the nation’s cultural identity. The majority of people living in South Africa identify as Christian (79%), with 21% identifying as having no religion or belonging to another religion such as Hinduism (1%) or Islam (1%). In addition to this there are many other faiths practiced in the country such as Judaism and Buddhism which contribute to its rich religious diversity. Education is highly valued in South Africa with over 90% of children enrolled in school at primary level and nearly 70% at secondary level according to UNICEF data from 2014 – 2015 . There has been a great deal of effort put into providing quality education for all citizens with free primary education being introduced in 1996 by former President Mandela. See ejinhua for South Africa Population and Language.

South Africa Political System, Famous People, Animals and Plants

South Africa: Political System According to CANCERMATTERS.NET, South Africa is a parliamentary republic in the Commonwealth of Nations. The bicameral parliament consists of the National Assembly with 360 to 400 members elected by proportional representation and the National Council with 90 members, of which each of the nine provinces elects ten deputies. The President is… Read More »

How to get to South Africa

Overview South Africa is a country in Africa according to thesciencetutor. South Africa is a country that packs a stunning visual punch with its vast plains, rolling mountains, golden beaches and barren deserts. In addition to the diverse landscape, the many animal species are particularly impressive, from herds of elephants to penguin colonies, which are… Read More »

South Africa Defense and Security

The South African army underwent a radical reform after the end of apartheid. Parallel to the renunciation of the nuclear offense program, the ANC government has integrated the ranks of the army of the separationist regime with soldiers from Umkhonto we sizwe (the armed wing of the ANC), from the Azanian People’s Liberation Army (the… Read More »

What is “Big Five Safari” in South Africa?

Big Five is an old hunting term for the five most dangerous prey animals: elephant, hippopotamus, buffalo, lion and leopard. At present, the term is used indiscriminately by safari organizers, but at Albatros we keep the tradition alive and use the term only in connection with safari experiences where you can not only experience the… Read More »