South Africa has many ethnic groups, each proud of its own language, traditions and religious beliefs. Its landscape is mainly savannah and semi-desert. The diversity among plants and wildlife contributes to the natural beauty of the country.
The Zulu tribe is the largest, followed by the Xhosa. Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first post-apartheid president, was a firm believer in the Bantu word ‘ubuntu’, which can be defined as ‘humanity’ and is derived from the Zulu phrase ‘Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu’, which means ‘ A person is a person through other people.”