The 9 provinces (states) are: It is a country proud of football, cricket, rugby, boerewors, wine, beer, diverse cultures.

The capital is Pretoria, not Johannesburg as many blv, and the most popular holiday destination (particular for foreign tourists) is Cape Town. Well actually the country has three capitals: Cape Town is the legislative capital; Pretoria, the executive capital; and Bloemfontein, the judicial capital.

The population is made up of a broad mixture of black, white, indian and coloured peoples.

The 11 (yep, eleven!) official languages are English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Sesotho sa Leboa (Northern Sotho or Pedi), Tswana, Sesotho (Southern Sotho), Tsonga, Venda, Ndebele, and siSwati.