JH Pierneef: The Baobab Tree.   This painting holds the record for the most expensive South African painting ever sold at R 11.8 million.

JH Pierneef: The Baobab Tree. This painting holds the record for the most expensive South African painting ever sold at R 11.8 million.

South African surfers break the Guinness World Record for the most surfers riding one wave simultaneously at Muizenberg Corner, Cape Town, South Africa,

South African surfers break the Guinness World Record for the most surfers riding one wave simultaneously at Muizenberg Corner, Cape Town, South Africa,

Reason: The Kimberley Diamond Mine in South Africa, also known as the Big Hole, is considered the largest hand-dug hole in the world. After the first diamond was found in this mine in the 19th century, there were 50,000 workers rushed to here, looking forward to change their life thanks to diamonds. Workers who worked tirelessly dug up to 2.720kg diamonds.Surprisingly, these miners did not use any advanced machines but only used human power and very simple tools such as hoes and shovels.

Reason: The Kimberley Diamond Mine in South Africa, also known as the Big Hole, is considered the largest hand-dug hole in the world. After the first diamond was found in this mine in the 19th century, there were 50,000 workers rushed to here, looking forward to change their life thanks to diamonds. Workers who worked tirelessly dug up to 2.720kg diamonds.Surprisingly, these miners did not use any advanced machines but only used human power and very simple tools such as hoes and shovels.

Spud by John van de Ruit.  Thirteen-year-old John “Spud” Milton keeps a diary of a his first year at an elite boys-only boarding school in South Africa, which includes tales of bizarre housemates and embarrassingly dysfunctional parents.

Spud by John van de Ruit. Thirteen-year-old John “Spud” Milton keeps a diary of a his first year at an elite boys-only boarding school in South Africa, which includes tales of bizarre housemates and embarrassingly dysfunctional parents.

Reason: South Africa is now the only country in the world to have hosted the Soccer, Cricket and Rugby World Cup!  Photo: The Springboks, winners of the Rugby World Cup 1995 in South Africa. This event inspired the movie, Invictus, in which Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman played the leads.

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Reason: South Africa is now the only country in the world to have hosted the Soccer, Cricket and Rugby World Cup! Photo: The Springboks, winners of the Rugby World Cup 1995 in South Africa. This event inspired the movie, Invictus, in which Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman played the leads.

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Awesome Woven Swing, we call it the egg. Almost my very favourite place to sit in while having coffee. But ours has 2 white pillows, a square one for the back and a round one for the seating.

Not only is Charlize an Oscar-winning actress, she's also a global citizen.  Born in South Africa, this super star has since used her superstardom to create the Africa Outreach Project, helping hundreds impoverish youths.

Not only is Charlize an Oscar-winning actress, she's also a global citizen. Born in South Africa, this super star has since used her superstardom to create the Africa Outreach Project, helping hundreds impoverish youths.

Great White Shark breaching off the coast of South Africa. (This is the only location in the world where White sharks do this.)

Great White Shark breaching off the coast of South Africa. (This is the only location in the world where White sharks do this.)

India had raced to 267 for 1 in the 40th over against South Africa, when Dale Steyn scripted the greatest comeback in one-day internationals. He took five wickets as India lost 9 for 29 and finished with only 296. South Africa won with two balls to spare.  #WorldCup2011 #Cricket

India had raced to 267 for 1 in the 40th over against South Africa, when Dale Steyn scripted the greatest comeback in one-day internationals. He took five wickets as India lost 9 for 29 and finished with only 296. South Africa won with two balls to spare. #WorldCup2011 #Cricket

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