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South African facts & stats

  • Percentage of endemic plant species on Table Mountain 70%
  • South African red wine exports as a total of all natural wines exported globally 42%
  • Percentage of the World's Platinum reserves found in South Africa 90%
  • Percentage of the world's mammalian fossils found in the Karoo 80%
  • South Africa's rail infrastructure as a percentage of Africa's total rail infrastructure 80%
  • Percentage of global bird species found in South Africa 10%

World No.1

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The only place in the world where three future heads of government converged before becoming world leaders (Anglo-Boer War).

  • Mahatma Ghandi - medic in Indian Ambulance Corpse. Became leader of the Indian Independence Movement.
  • Winston Churchill - military courier and correspondent. Became prime minister of Britain.
  • Louis Botha - general and leader of the Boer resistance. Became first prime minister of the Union of South Africa..

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Guinness World Record 2006

Largest donation of pet food in one week by the Tshwane SPCA Volunteers from 29 October to 4 November 2016:

  • 18 468,5 kg of pet food collected in one week - South African Guinness World Record 2016.

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