About South Africa

Life at the AHA South Africa Location

AHA South Africa is situated in Stellenbosch in the Western Cape. The Western Cape lies bordered by the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. This province attracts millions of visitors each year, from local and abroad, to a very small area when compared to other provinces in South Africa.

Stellenbosch

This lovely little town is situated in the heart of the winelands. It is one of the main wine producing areas in the country, and one of the best we might add. Stellenbosch is generally recognised as a ‘student town’ as the University of Stellenbosch is also situated here. With lots of student activities happening all year round, there is never a dull moment in Stellenbosch.

Language

South Africa has eleven official languages: Afrikaans, English, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, siSwati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga. Some languages are spoken more than others. According to the 2001 National Census, the three most spoken first home languages are Zulu (23.8%), Xhosa (17.6%) and Afrikaans (13.3%).

Culture

South Africa has an estimated population of 48 000 000. Because of the ethnic diversity there is no single culture, but rather a couple of very diverse cultures. Diversity in foods from many cultures is enjoyed by all and generally referred to as ‘South African Cuisine’.

Climate

Sunny days! South Africa is famous for sunny, warm weather. However some of the central parts of South Africa can get very cold in winter. Areas along the coast generally receive winter rainfall and central areas usually receives summer rainfall.

 



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