About South Africa
Cape Town's Hotel Verde has been given its second international environmental design
certification, making it the most eco-friendly hotel in the world. It offers an entirely carbon-
neutral hotel stay for guests and an eco-friendly working environment for staff.
What languages do South Africans speak? Is South Africa a democracy? Are there
big cities with modern amenities? Are the roads tarred? How far will my money
go? ... You've got three minutes to spare? Here's the lowdown on why South
Africa's going to surprise you.
South Africa is the sixth best country in the world to live in, according to expatriates based here. This was revealed in a massive global survey commissioned by HSBC Bank International.
South Africa has the most advanced, broad-based industrial sector on the continent.
The southernmost tip of Africa is home to a nation on the rise - a place where a warm-spirited and inventive people, great natural wealth and breathtaking landscapes come together to create fresh opportunities and new ways of doing things.
A free and flourishing press, radio and TV, vibrant community radio, expanding internet presence, and resurgent film industry.
Two oceans, almost 3 000 kilometres of coastline, and massive geo- and biodiversity.
Find out why South Africa is a centre for science and technology research, development and innovation on the continent.
Development for "people, planet, prosperity" didn't start with the World Summit in South Africa. It didn't end there, either.
Government, business and civil society initiatives to improve the lives of all South Africans.
Safeguarded by one of the world's most progressive constitutions, an independent
judiciary, a free press and a robust multi-party political system.
A constitutional democracy with three tiers - national, provincial and local government - each with their own executive authority.
Take a quick tour through our rich, dramatic history - then discover some of the ways in which you can bring it to life!
It's the national religion. Transcending race, politics or language group, sport unites the country - get a piece of the action!
Far more varied than just the famous "Big Five" - and supported by an extraordinary biological diversity.