Although South Africa has only 5.2 per cent of Africa's total population, it has over 45 per cent of the continent's Internet users.
The male life expectancy in South Africa is 46.57, while the female figure is 46.54 - which means that the average man lives 11 days longer than the average woman.
There are 11 official languages in South Africa: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Pedi, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu. No other country has as many.
There are 727 airports in South Africa, of which 143 have paved runways.
Every year, South Africa moves about two inches farther away from South America, including Colombia, which is the only country on earth with a higher murder rate than South Africa. Despite this, there are only 220 prisons in South Africa, placing it 14th in the world league table of most jails.
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