The country of South Africa is home to an ethnically and culturally diverse population of about 50 million people. This diversity is reflected in South Africa’s 11 official languages and 3 capital cities. With portions of the modern nation having been colonized at various times by Portuguese, Dutch, and English settlers, South Africa today maintains a significant population from each of these regions, as well as from India. South Africa, therefore, is notable for its distinctly multicultural and heterogeneous society.
South Africa in the 21st century is also an increasingly progressive society, and has the second largest economy of any African nation. With over 1,500 miles of coastline and a mild climate, South Africa is a popular tourist destination as well, especially given its location in the southern hemisphere, allowing the country to enjoy beautiful summer weather during the northern hemisphere’s winter. Visitors are drawn to the country by its picturesque scenery, diverse wildlife, and numerous highly regarded wineries.
This year, South Africa is playing host to one of the largest and most important international sporting events on the planet, the World Cup. This is the first time an African nation will be hosting this prestigious event, and the tournament is expected to raise tourism and international attention to new levels for both the country and the continent.
Now that you know a little bit more about this diverse and exciting nation, why not open your home to one of CHI’s wonderful South African au pairs? Each of these bright and friendly young people would love to share their culture, and their love of children, with you. Come find the South African au pair that’s the perfect match for your family today!