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Episode 3 – “There’s no place like Home”

 

The Rainbow Nation

Most people know of South Africa thanks to the incredible achievements of our Rugby team, Shakira’s 2010 Fifa world cup song “Waka Waka” and because of our iconic leader The la

 

te Nelson (Madiba) Mandela.

In truth South Africa is a country like no other, we call ourselves the Rainbow Nation

as there are a mix of cultures and races. There are in fact 11 official languages and when we are young we are taught the meaning of “Ubuntu” a South African word which means “humanity”

 

South Africa

South Africa is considered a third world country due to the high levels of poverty and unemployment however, in my opinion, it is one of the most modern countries in Africa.

 

Facts about South Africa:

 

– The National animal of South Africa is the Springbok, you can even find them grazing on golf courses.

 

– The National flower of South Africa is the Protea. Ladies seem to love wedding rings with a diamond designed in the shape of a Protea.

 

– The National Anthem consists of 5 languages.

 

– A few Famous people from South Africa include:

Actress Charlize Theron, Comedian Trevor Noah,

Engineer and Technological Entrepreneur Elon Musk (Born in SA) and even Tennis Player Roger Federer (Half South African) who’s mother is born and raised in South Africa.

 

 

– There’s also a popular genre of music called Kwaito and the traditional dance of Pantsula which originated from South Africa.

 

Check out these cool youtube videos where Japan meets South African Pantsula:

https://youtu.be/mCEXqN852ZA

https://youtu.be/-MuFYKCfs3Q

 

 

Some popular places to visit in South Africa

  • Table Mountain – The pinnacle of Cape Town is a very popular Tourist attraction where you can take a cable car or hike to the very flat, table surface like mountain.

 

  • Boulders Beach – One of the most visited beaches as it is famous for its colony of African penguins.

 

  • Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point – Known for its spectacular scenery and makes you feel as if you’re standing at the edge of the African Continent.

 

  • Lion and Safari Park – a conservation enclosure for lions, cheetahs, hyena, wild dogs and various antelope.

 

If you’re planning to visit South Africa in the future or would simply just like to know more, please comment below.

 

 

 

Keep Safe and Stay Healthy.

 

Aidan

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