South Afica

Republic of South Africa is the southernmost country, Africa

Capital

Johannesburg, also known as Jozi, Jo'burg, eGoli, and Joeys, and abbreviated as JHB is the largest city in South Africa. It is the provincial capital of Gauteng, which is the wealthiest province in South Africa.The city is one of the 50 largest urban agglomerations in the world, and is also the world's largest city not situated on a river, lake, or coastline.

Language

There are eleven official languages of South Africa: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana,Venda, Xhosa and Zulu.

Dominant languages in South Africa.

Fewer than two percent of South Africans speak a first language other than an official one. Most South Africanscan speak more than one language. Dutch and English were the first official languages of South Africa from 1910 to 1925. Afrikaans wasadded as a part of Dutch in 1925, although in practice, Afrikaans effectively replaced Dutch, which fell into disuse. When South Africa became a republic in 1961 the official relationship changed such that Afrikaans was considered to include Dutch, and Dutch was dropped in 1984, so between 1984 and 1994, South Africa had two official languages: English and Afrikaans.

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Holidays and Festivals

1 January New Year's Day

21 March Human Rights Day

The Friday before Easter Sunday Good Friday

The Monday following Easter Sunday Family Day

27 April Freedom Day

1 May Workers Day

16 June Youth Day

9 August National Women's Day

24 September Heritage Day

25 December Christmas Day

26 December Boxing Day