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Economy of South Africa

According to businesscarriers, South Africa is the most developed country in Africa, but by world standards it is a middle-income country with a GDP of $412 billion, i.e. $9,400 per capita (2001). GDP growth in 2001 was 2.8%, and in 2002 – 3%. Economically active population 17 million people. (2000, estimate). According to official data,… Read More »

South Africa History

First residents The earliest known Homo sapiens in the area are the Bushman tribes, who were primarily hunters. About 2,500 years ago, Bantu tribes migrated from the Niger River Delta to what is now South Africa and apparently lived peacefully with the Bushmans in the region. Little is known of this time because these tribes did not know the writing and the little… Read More »

South Africa Geography

Covering an area of 1 219 080 km², the Republic of South Africa extends to the southern tip of the African continent. The country borders Namibia to the Northwest; to the north with Botswana and to the east with Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Swaziland. The country is surrounded by the Atlantic and Indian oceans. Lesotho, an independent country but with important ties to South Africa, is completely surrounded… Read More »

South Africa Economy and Culture

According to FRANCISCOGARDENING, South Africa or Republic of South Africa is a country located in the southern tip of Africa. It  borders Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Swaziland. The Kingdom of Lesotho is located within the Republic of South Africa. Its capitals are Pretoria (administrative), Bloemfontein (judicial) and Cape Town (legislative). South Africa is known for its diversity of cultures, languages, and religious beliefs. Eleven languages… Read More »

Cape Town Travel Guide

In Cape Town, you can spend a warm holiday even in winter. The heat relieves Cape Town, South Africa, when Finland’s winter is coldest. Surrounded by stunning scenery, the destination is ideal for a wide range of holidays: here you can enjoy an active beach life, happy city views or enchanting nature parks. Cape Town… Read More »

South Africa Arts and Literature

Literature, English language Ever since the first European contacts, race and power have been prominent concepts in South African literature. In the 19th century, Thomas Pringle and Harriet Ward represented a settler realism, while the colonization romance was exemplified by H. Rider Haggard. Olive Schreiner questioned the prevailing view of land and people. ST Plaatje’s… Read More »

South Africa Sightseeing Places

Visa requirements All visitors receive a residence permit at the border of South Africa, provided they can show the following Documents: passport, visa if necessary, documents confirming the purpose and duration of the stay, valid return flight ticket and, if applicable, a yellow fever vaccination certificate. A visa is not a guarantee of an entry… Read More »