Living in South Africa
If you are moving to South Africa you will be become part of a multi-cultural society with a competitive economy, ‘The Rainbow Nation’ of South Africa is a country which has great potential for future growth.
Home to some of the most picturesque locations in the world, South Africa is a nature lover’s paradise. From the sub-tropical forests of Durban, the flat topped Table Mountain overlooking Cape Town and Port Elizabeth’s stunning beaches which offer plenty of whale watching opportunities, its seductive climate attracts thousands of immigrants.
A rich and diverse culture, South Africa has eleven recognised languages including English, Afrikaans, Tsonga, Zulu and Ndebele and is home to the largest population of European and Asian communities on the continent. In such a rich melting pot of cultures there is somewhere for everyone with Cape Town and Durban in particular offering a high standard of living.
South Africa has become a major player in the automotive and IT industries being the 20th largest consumer of information technology products in the world. It also has three capital cities Cape Town, Pretoria and Bloemfontein and the oldest wine industry outside Europe.
Interesting facts about South Africa
- Often known as the ‘Cradle Of Humankind’ due to the abundance of artefacts found there that date back over 100,000 years
- South Africa has the cheapest electricity in the world
- Table Mountain has over 1,500 varieties of plants.
- The world is divided into six floral kingdoms. All of these kingdoms are spread across different countries or continents except South Africa which has one kingdom all to itself. 70% of the Cape Floral Kingdom, which totals 9,600 plant species cannot be found anywhere else in the world
- Kruger National Park has the largest variety of wildlife anywhere in Africa
- Vilakazi Street in Soweto is the only street in the world to have housed two Nobel Peace prize winners, these being Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela
- South Africa made sporting history by becoming the first African country to hold the football/soccer World Cup back in 2010
- South Africa is home to the largest building project in the Southern Hemisphere which was the construction of the Palace Of The Lost City Resort Hotel
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