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What do you know about South Africa?

South Africa often gets a lot of bad press as far as crime is concerned, it is actually a magical, magnificent country and is well worth visiting if you have not yet been.

Try this quiz to find out what you know about this country.

  • Who is the current President of South Africa?

    • Jacob Zuma
    • Nelson Mandela
    • Jan van Riebeeck
  • How many OFFICIAL languages are there in South Africa?

    • 9
    • 11
    • 7
  • South Africa is now the only country in the world to have hosted the Soccer, Cricket and Rugby World Cup?

    • True
    • False
  • The kreepy crawly pool cleaner was first developed in South Africa.

    • True
    • False
  • Table Mountain can be found in…

    • Johannesburg
    • Cape Town
    • Durban
  • South Africa has deserts, wetlands, grasslands, bush, subtropical forests, mountains and escarpments.

    • True
    • False
  • South Africa’s drinking water is rated third best in the world for being “safe and ready to drink”.

    • True
    • False
  • South African brewery SABMiller supplies up to what percent of China’s beer?

    • 50%
    • 25%
    • 45%
  • South Africa is home to the oldest meteor scar in the world – the Vredefort Dome.

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

    • True
    • No
  • The Karoo region in the Western Cape is home to some of the best fossils of early dinosaurs.

    • True
    • False
  • The word “Eish” in South Africa is slang for…

    • Oh my goodness!
    • Oh no!
    • Oh crap!
    • All of the above
  • Archbishop Desmond Tutu won the Nobel Peace prize in 1984.

    • True
    • False
  • What percentage of platinum metals on earth is situated in South Africa?

    • 10%
    • 55%
    • 90%
  • There are more than 2000 shipwrecks off the South African coast, most dating back at least 500 years.

    • True
    • False
  • The largest faceted diamond in the world that was found in South Africa is called the

    • Golden Star
    • Golden Jubilee
    • Golden Prince
  • General Motors South Africa is the only place outside of the USA to build the Hummer H3.

    • True
    • False
  • The word “lekker” in South Africa means

    • Nice
    • Sad
    • Horrible
  • The Kruger National Park is the largest game reserves in Africa and spans across 19,633 square kilometres. That’s just smaller than the size of Belgium!

    • True
    • False
  • The South African Cullinan Diamond is the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever found.

    • True
    • False

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