Category: History

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 […]

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 […]