1.South Africa lies at the southern end of the African continent, where the Atlantic and Indian oceans come together.
2.For a long time in the past centuries South Africa was governed by whites, although about 80% of the population are blacks.
3.In the 1990s the election of the first black president, Nelson Mandela opened a new chapter of South African history.
4.South Africa has an area of about 1.2 million square kilometres
5.South Africa has a moderate climate with mild temperatures.
6.About 44 million people live in South Africa.
7.South Africa has three capitals.
8.Most of the country lies on a plateau.
9.The biggest river is the Orange.
10.Blacks make up almost 80% of the population.