Where ever you go in South Africa, you are sure to be met with beautiful cultures and traditions however complicated they may be but they make us who we are. We laugh together and cry together, which are some of the things that make us unique.
We are also a giving nation that believes in the spirit of Ubuntu.
Here are five things that make us proudly South African:
South African humour remains unmatched. 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/Y7UXHDXAA5
— Karyn Maughan (@karynmaughan) July 8, 2022
That’s the nicest thing about being South African😂 humour is everywhere 😂😂and it’s cup overflows shame
— Nondumiso Mtshali (@NondumisoMtsh14) August 9, 2022
From online jokes to online videos, memes, and even Tweets, South Africa is notoriously known to be a humourous country, we tend to use humour and satire to deal with issues of this country rather than facing them heads on.
Famously referred to as a “Rainbow Nation”, South Africa is home to a wide vibrant, and rich culture, with their own beliefs, and value systems. Our cultural awareness helps us to understand and connect with each other.
Here, you will find a mix of different black South African ethnic groups like Xhosa, and Zulu among others, Cape Malay, plus white South African and Afrikaans heritage with other Portuguese and German speakers who have migrated here.
We practice and believe in the saying ” Umntu ngumtu ngabantu” meaning you are because of others. Our hospitality is one of the best, as we welcome visitors with open arms and warm hearts.
Inviting them to participate in our local traditions and fascinating cultures firsthand with unforgettable experiences.
Often described as “transformative”, our constitution is also one of the most progressive in the world. It is our direction to the future, a future of equality, mutual respect, dignity, and humanity.
Furthermore, it is about building an equal society where each and every individual is respected. Our constitution was created to protect a multicultural country like ours.
The South African national anthem is a medley of five languages like IsiXhosa, IsiZulu, SeSotho, Afrikaans, and English and a mix of Nkosi Sekelel’ iAfrika and Die Stem.
Which were adopted by the government in 1997 as the national anthem.
There is no other country like South Africa that loves meat, so much that a meal without meat, is not considered a meal. According to a Knorr’s Plate of the Nation Study conducted in 2021, 90% of South Africans are meat-eaters up from 84% in 2020. From red meat to chicken, enjoy a piece of stake cooked to its perfection.
We celebrate occasions over meat from weddings to traditional ceremonies.
There is no particular favourite South African meat however we form part of the largest meat suppliers in the world.
Tell us, what are some of the things that make you proudly South African?