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A Guide To Languages Spoken In South Africa

Thanks to South Africa’s melting pot of ethnic groups, there are 11 official languages, with the majority of South Africans being able to speak more than one language. Although English is the lingua franca used in business, commerce and public service, it is only the fourth most spoken language in the country. The languages you will hear most frequently depends on what part of the country you are in. English South African English is spoken in a variety of accents, and is usually peppered with words from Afrikaans and African languages.

English is taught as a compulsory language in schools, along with Afrikaans or an African language. Cape Town City Hall © Martie Swart/Flickr Afrikaans Afrikaans is a West Germanic language that evolved from Dutch, spoken by 17th-century colonizers in the Cape. Nguni Languages Sotho-Tswana Languages Xitsonga. KS2 History - BBC Bitesize. Save the Rhino International. The current rhino poaching crisis began in 2008, with increasing numbers of rhino killed for their horn throughout Africa until 2015.

Save the Rhino International

Thankfully, poaching numbers have decreased across Africa since the peak of 1,349 in 2015. Yet, a rhino is still killed every 10 hours: there is still a lot more to do. South Africa holds nearly 80% of the world’s rhinos and has been the country hit hardest by poaching criminals, with more than 1,000 rhinos killed each year between 2013 and 2017. The latest poaching numbers from South Africa At 594 recorded poaching incidents in South Africa in 2019, poaching numbers have declined significantly in recent years, but are still too high.

In February 2020 the South African Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, released the 2019 poaching numbers. Unfortunately, this positive – and very welcome – decrease does not mean rhinos are now thriving. Page not found. Rhinoceros {Diceros bicornis} The rhinoceros is a large, primitive looking mammal that dates from the Miocene era millions of years ago.

Rhinoceros {Diceros bicornis}

In recent decades rhinos have been relentlessly hunted to the point of near extinction. Since 1970 the world rhino population has declined by 90 percent, with five species remaining in the world today, all of which are endangered. Did you know? The rhinoceros has a symbiotic relationship with oxpeckers, also called tick birds. In Swahili the tick bird is named "askari wa kifaru," meaning "the rhino's guard. " The white or square-lipped rhino is one of two rhino species in Africa. Name Black Rhinoceros - Diceros bicornis White Rhinoceros - Ceratotherium simum Interesting Fact The White Rhino: The white rhino's name derives from the Dutch "weit," meaning wide, a reference to its wide, square muzzle adapted for grazing.

Did you know? The Black Rhino: The black, or hooked-lipped rhino, along with all other rhino species, is an odd-toed ungulate (three toes on each foot). Size Weight Habitat. Sport In South Africa. Lively soccer fans with a Vuvuzela and homemade guitar South Africa is a sports crazy nation – it’s practically a religion, the most popular spectator sports being soccer, rugby and cricket.

Sport In South Africa

International matches and big local matches are well worth seeing live, not only to watch the game but also to catch the vibe - experience the zeal and absolute dedication of fans. Sport is big news in South Africa and newspapers followed by other media are awash with all the shplurb about controversial selections, scandals and feats of brilliance - there's no getting away from it! Soccer / Football Football or soccer as it is known in South Africa is the most popular game and is starting to attract serious money. Bafana Bafana in action. South African Sport. South African Cricket The South African National cricket team is called the Proteas, named after the South African National flower.

The Proteas are a very successful team, ranking in the Top Five for Test and Limited Over cricket world team rankings. South African Cricket has come a long way since the dark days of pre-democratic South Africa. The team has grown in both talent and strength and now boasts well distributed makeup of black as well as white player. Unfortunately the Proteas has not yet been able to win the coveted Cricket World Cup yet, but, as any supporter will tell you: "Just wait for next time! " My South African Adventure!! #WhatIReallyReallyWant... Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika (south african national anthem, with lyrics) - Inno nazionale sudafricano.