3 National Anthem "Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika" Nkosi sikelel' iAfrika Maluphakanyisw' uphondo lwayo, Yizwa imithandazo yethu, Nkosi sikelela, thina lusapho lwayo.(Xhosa and Zulu)Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso, O fedise dintwa le matshwenyeho, O se boloke, O se boloke setjhaba sa heso, Setjhaba sa South Afrika - South Afrika.(Sesotho)Uit die blou van onse hemel, Uit die diepte van ons see, Oor ons ewige gebergtes, Waar die kranse antwoord gee,(Afrikaans)Sounds the call to come together, And united we shall stand, Let us live and strive for freedom, In South Africa our land.(English)English translationLord bless Africa May her glory be lifted high Hear our petitions Lord bless us, your childrenLord we ask You to protect our nation Intervene and end all conflicts Protect us, protect our nation Protect South Africa, South AfricaOut of the blue of our heavens Out of the depths of our seas Over our everlasting mountains Where the echoing crags resoundSounds the call to come together, And united we shall stand, Let us live and strive for freedom, In South Africa our land.
4 Our Flag Our flag show 2 paths leading into one. It is very colourful and each colour means something.
5 Government A democratically elected president and government Thabo Mbeki
6 Our moneyOur currency is called the “Rand” (ZAR)
7 Our national symbols King Protea Sprinbok Galljoen Real Yellowwood Blue Crane
8 Capital cities Cape Town (The “mother city”) - Legislative capital Pretoria – Administrative CapitalBloemfontein – Judicial capital
9 Apartheid Under apartheid people were kept separate. Now we are often called a “Rainbow Nation” because so many different kinds of people live in this country.
10 Nelson Mandela The first president of a truly democratic South Africa Very well known all over the worldDoes a lot of good for children
11 Our wildlifeWe are used to having so many animals around, but people from other countries think it is so wonderful!!
18 PovertyUnfortunately many of our people are VERY poor and/or have no jobs.
19 We can boast about:South Africa has about 10% of all known species of plants on Earth.Eighth largest wine producer in the world.Worlds largest producer of goldRenowned for our winesThe Cullinan 1 or Star of Africa.- Cut from the largest diamond crystal ever found.
20 Very diverse country Great variety of climate zones. Mountainous scrublandKalahari DesertCoastline lush and well wateredWine area has a Mediterranean climate