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South Africa: top 5 Facts

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1. The national symbols of South Africa are the protea plant and the springbok.
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2.It can be said that South Africa has three capital cities. The powers are shared between Pretoria, Cape Town and Bloemfontein. The parliament meets for six months in Pretoria and the other half of the year in Cape Town.

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3. South Africa has 11 official languages including English, Afrikaans, Sesotho, Setswana, Xhosa and Zulu.

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4.The first human heart transplant was performed in a Cape Town hospital in 1967.

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5. Cave paintings have been found in South Africa that date to around 75,000 years ago.

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