10 Amazing Facts About South Africa

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South Africa is one of Africa’s choicest countries that is spearheading development in the continent. The country which had been an apartheid country, recently hosted the FIFA world cup in 2010 but there are other fascinating facts about South Africa that you probably have not heard of before. Answers Africa brings you the best 10 amazing and fun facts about South Africa.

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10 Fascinating South Africa Facts

10.  Nobel Peace Prize Winners on the Same Street?

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South Africa is the only country where a street has produced two Nobel price winners in history. Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu had houses on the street of Vilakazi located in Soweto. The Nobel Peace Prize 1993 was awarded jointly to Nelson Mandela and Frederik Willem de Klerk “for their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa”. Archbishop Mpilo Desmond Tutu, the world renowned preacher and strident voice against apartheid, the first Black Secretary General of the South African Council of Churches. He was also the first Black Archbishop of the Anglican Church in South Africa, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, and chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.



  • Amanda

    I’m not sure where fact 2 came from, but that’s not true at all as far as I know…and I’m South African.

  • Petrus

    Also don’t know where ‘fact’ 2 comes from – Surely not true at all. When last were you on a south african beach or swimming pool ;(

  • Ntokozo

    “Fact 2“ is not a fact, that is a blatant lie. You may be as closer as even touching and there will be no charge- our country is not like Dubai where you not even allowed to kiss in public- I am a 39 year old South African