Category: History

South African Army Bases and Structure

The South African Army is known as the army of South Africa. It was first formed after the Union of South Africa was created in 1910. Through this post, we will be taking a look at the army bases in South Africa and the structure of the South African Army. Structure of the South African Army     South African […]

South Africa Facts, Geography & Population

South Africa Facts Official name: Republic of South Africa Population: 51.8-million (Census 2011) • 56.5-million (2017 mid-year population estimates) Currency: Rand (ZAR). One rand (R) = 100 cents Time: Two hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) Measures: metric system Internet domain: .za Geography of South Africa Capital cities: Pretoria (administrative), Cape Town (legislative), Bloemfontein (judicial) Land area: 1,219,090 square kilometres Coastline: 2,798 kilometres […]

Languages Spoken in South Africa

The distinctive charm of South Africa comes from its history and also by moments of great change and strides of progress brought about by a people united in a diversity of religious beliefs, cultures and languages. South Africa’s Constitution recognises 11 official languages, to which it guarantees equal status. SOUTH AFRICAN LANGUAGES 2019 Language Number […]

South African National Symbols and Their Meaning

South Africa uses a range of national symbols to identify the country which includes: National flag, National Anthem, National Bird, National Animal, National Fish, National Flower, Coat of Arms and National Orders. According to Wikipedia, a national symbol is a symbol of any entity considering itself and manifesting itself to the world as a national community: the sovereign states but also nations and countries in […]

National Anthem of South Africa

The national anthem of South Africa which was adopted in 1997 combines extracts from the Xhosa hymn Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika (“God Bless Africa”) with extracts from the former national anthem Die Stem van Suid Africa (“The Voice of South Africa”). It is one of the National Symbols of South Africa. The first verse is in isiXhosa and isiZulu, the second verse is […]

The South African Flag – History, Meaning, Colour & Designer

The South African flag is one of the National symbols that makes the country unique in its own way.  A national flag is used to represent a country without having to use its name. The flag of South Africa is flown at the front of all government buildings. Individuals and private organizations like banks have also taken […]

2019 Public Holidays in South Africa

South Africa has 12 public holidays which was determined by the Public Holidays Act (Act No 36 of 1994). As determined by the Act, whenever any public holiday falls on a Sunday, the following day which is a Monday shall be a public holiday. Some of these public holidays include Labour Day, Youths Day, Freedom Day […]

Tribes in South Africa: The Full List

Tribes in South Africa

The collection of various South African tribes has made the country what it is today. We will be having a look a some of the major tribes in South Africa which we have listed below. Zulus This is one of the top tribes of South Africa. History has traced their origin to patriarch Zulu, the […]

Capital of Provinces in South Africa

South Africa has been divided into nine provinces since the 1994 election. Prior to when the 9 new provinces of South Africa, as we know them today, came into being, South Africa consisted of only 4 provinces. They were the Transvaal and the Orange Free state, previously Boer republics and Natal and the Western Cape Province, which were once […]