General Information


  • Native peoples barely exist anymore
  • Bantu people migrated from the north 1800 years ago
  • ¾ of population today
  • Apartheid: Categories Whites, Blacks (Natives) and Coloured (mixed/Asians/etc.)
  • Categories and labels abolished and rejected today
  • Asians brought as workers from other colonies and live in urban centres
  • Europeans descend from German, Dutch and British settlers
  • Africans form 4 language groups (Nguni [~50%], Sotho-Tswana, Tsonga and Venda)
  • Whites form 2 language groups (Afrikaans [>50%] and English)