South African Cultures and Their Nuances
The San bushmen are one of the oldest groups of people in Africa. Their keen survival skills and ancient ways have been passed down from generation to generation | Credit: @Ghanzi
- South Africa has four main ethnic groups that comprise the entire population.
- 11 official languages are spoken, with English being the most widely used.
- South Africa is affectionately known as the Rainbow Nation because of its diversity in its people, climates, geography, and wide array of experiences.
- It covers 1,21 million square kilometers, making it roughly twice the size of France.
- South Africans are very warm and accommodating.
- The culture isn’t homogenous; instead, it’s a collection of different cultures, with different ones being predominant in different regions.
- The population comprises a wide range of backgrounds, including people of mixed African, Asian, and European descent.
- There is also a significant Indian population living in South Africa.
Zulu culture is expressed in dress and ritualistic dance
- Eating with a knife and fork is the norm, except at some traditional
- South African society is pretty liberal, as everyone’s rights are protected under the constitution.
- South Africans express affection very openly, so shaking hands and slaps on the back are commonplace.