Modern humans have lived in the region of South Africa for over 100 000 years. The indigenous peoples with whom the Dutch first came into contact, the Khoikhoi, had been settled in the region for at least a thousand years before the Dutch arrived, and were an unwilling labour force.
Official Name: Republic of South Africa (RSA)
Capital Cities: Pretoria (executive), Bloemfontein (judicial), and Cape Town (legislative).
Largest City: Johannesburg
Currency: South African rand (ZAR)
Freedom Day: April 27
Population: 59+ million
National Drink/Liquor/Beer: Springbokkie
National Food: Bobotie
South Africa is the southernmost country on the African continent, renowned for its varied topography, great natural beauty, and cultural diversity.
South Africa is almost twice the size of the state of Texas.