Languages in South Africa

When you think of South Africa you’d often associate it with two main languages, English and Afrikaans, however there are actually eleven recognised languages of South Africa including the two mentioned above. The first official languages used in South Africa were actually English and Dutch but then later Afrikaans was introduced and effectively replaced the Dutch language. Most South Africans speak more than one language, including English, and can converse competently in 3 or 4 dialects. Most of the signs and media released in South Africa (particularly in tourist areas) will be translated into English so it’s not usually necessaryContinue Reading…

Tourism in South Africa

Tourism is not wholly a good or bad thing. Often you may hear locals moaning about tourists while in another country, but in certain places, without it, the country would struggle financially. Tourism can bring in a lot of money to local communities and can help them grown. South Africa attracts a lot of tourists mainly due to the safari excursions it offers and the amazing array of wildlife that can be seen there. There are often concerns about the level of tourism in South Africa and how this is affecting the animals that cohabit there, as with thousands ofContinue Reading…