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More Fun Facts About South Africa

South Africa is a wonderfully popular destination, known for its wildlife, landscapes, culture and friendly folk. There are many facts and trivia about South Africa that make it rather unusual and an even more exciting place to visit.

The world’s largest themed resort hotel in the world – The Palace of the Lost City – is found in South Africa. Surrounding the Palace is a 25 hectare manmade botanical jungle with almost 2 million plants, trees and shrubs.

. South Africa is extremely rich in mining and minerals and considered the world’s leader with nearly 90% of all the platinum metals on earth and around 41% of all the world’s Gold!

The South African Rovos Rail is considered the most luxurious train in the world.

South Africa is home to the highest commercial bungi jump in the world at 710 feet.

Can you think of any other place in the world where two Nobel Peace Prize winners lived on the same street? Both Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu had houses on Vilakazi Street in Soweto.

Despite the country’s status as a democratic republic, the Province of KwaZulu-Natal has a monarchy, specially provided for by the Constitution. Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu is the King of the Zulu Nation, has 27 kids and 6 wives and lives, literally, like a King!

South Africa is home to the oldest meteor scar in the world – the Vredefort Dome in a town called Parys. The site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Here Are Some 8 Interesting Facts About South Africa You May Not Know

You might know already that South Africa has 11 official languages, but here are lesser known facts about this friendly and fascination country.

1. South Africa is now the only country in the world to have hosted the Soccer, Cricket and Rugby World Cup!

2. Table Mountain in Cape Town is believed to be one of the oldest mountains in the world and one of the planet’s 12 main energy centres, radiating magnetic, electric or spiritual energy.

3. The Cape Floral Kingdom is one of the world’s six floral kingdoms and the only one which is wholly contained within a single country.

4. Some countries have deserts; some have subtropical forests, right? South Africa has: deserts, wetlands, grasslands, bush, subtropical forests, mountains and escarpments.

5. South Africa’s drinking water is rated 3rd best in the world for being “safe and ready to drink”.

6. Water is not all there is to drink in this thirsty country! South Africa’s Cape Winelands have around 560 wineries and 4 400 primary producers. Included in the Cape Winelands region is Route 62, considered the longest wine route in the world. That alone is good reason to visit South Africa if you haven’t yet been!

7. What about beer? South African brewery SABMiller ranks by volume – as the largest brewing company in the world. Saffers love their beer…but the real reason the brewery is so big? SABMiller also supplies up to 50% of China’s beer.

8. South Africa is the only country in the entire world that has voluntarily abandoned its nuclear weapons programme.

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The Global Work/Tech Scenarios 2050: South Africa Conference and Workshops

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The Global Work/Tech Scenarios 2050: South Africa Conference and Workshops was held at The Innovation Hub in Pretoria on December 4th, 2018, by the Southern Africa Node of the Millennium Programme (SAMPNode), in collaboration with the Tshwane University of Technology.

The one-day conference hosted 80 participants, who shared their insights and foresights about the role of technology and its impacts on the future of work in South and Southern Africa by 2050. The event was attended by representatives from business, labour, government, youth, women, educational institutions and private and public sectors which included the Director of Special Projects, Strategic Partnerships and International Relations from the Gauteng Department of Economic Development, Tseliso Mohlomi, and Jak Koseff – the Chief Director of the Tshepo 1Million Gauteng Provincial Government Office of the Premier.

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