- North West
Located north of Pretoria, en route to Rustenburg, Brits falls within the Bojanala Platinum District Municipality of the North West Province of South Africa. Brits was founded in 1924 on a farm and was named after the owner, Gert Brits. From small beginnings the town has grown tremendously, mainly due to the mining of the rich platinum, vanadium and granite reserves in the area. Brits is ...
Swati is known as siSwati, Swazi and Sewati. It is one of the Bantu languages of the Nguni Group, and it is spoken in Swaziland and South Africa. Swati is closely related to Xhosa, Zulu and Ndebele, but is a seperate language and one of South Africa's eleven official languages.
This beautiful African or Bantu language is spoken by the Ndebele people of South Africa who are also sometimes known as the amaNdebele. They are spread throughout the provinces of Limpopo, North West and Mpumalanga and their language can be divided into two main dialects, Northern Transvaal Ndebele (also known as Nrebele) or Southern Transvaal Ndebele.
Due to the variety of cultures and ethnic groups living in South Africa, the country has eleven official languages. Not everyone in South Africa can speak all eleven, so visitors need not worry. The majority of South Africans can speak and understand English, so tourists will be able to communicate with locals relatively easily. The eleven official languages are Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, ...