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Are You Really South African? Trivia Challenge


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Are You Really South African? Trivia Challenge

Question 1 of 16.

Which town, named after the wife of a colonial administrator, was besieged by the Boers during the South African war?

1. Pretoria
2. Ladysmith
3. Kimberley
4. Stellenbosch
Question 2 of 16.

In what year did South Africa become a republic?

1. 1998
2. 1961
3. 1971
4. 1960
Question 3 of 16.

What is the meaning of the expression "hamba kahle"?

1. What's up?
2. Excessive drinking
3. Go well
4. Get lost
Question 4 of 16.

Pilgrim's Rest is located in which province?

1. Free State
2. KZN
3. Mpumalanga
4. Limpopo
Question 5 of 16.

Gandhi spent many years in South Africa. What was his profession whilst there?

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1. Accountant
2. Teacher
3. Lawyer
4. Taxi Driver
Question 6 of 16.

What is a bosberaad?

1. Conspiracy
2. Bush hut
3. In business and politics, simply a meeting away from it all
4. Clandestine cell of revolutionaries
Question 7 of 16.

The Orange River drops 191 meters at which waterfall?

1. Montrose Falls
2. Augrabies Falls
3. Lone Creek Waterfall
4. Mac-Mac Falls
Question 8 of 16.

Who captained South Africa during their 1999 World Cup cricket campaign?

1. Mark Boucher
2. Hansie Cronje
3. Gary Kirsten
4. Shaun Pollock
Question 9 of 16.

Bafana Bafana won the African Cup of Nations in which year?

1. 2007
2. 1996
3. 1999
4. 2004
Question 10 of 16.

Who became President after Nelson Mandela in 1999?

1. Kgalema Motlanthe
2. Cyril Ramaphosa
3. Jacob Zuma
4. Thabo Mbeki
Question 11 of 16.

Which ingredient is found in a Lunch Bar?

1. Peanuts
2. Caramel
3. Raisins
4. Shortbread
Question 12 of 16.

Do you know what Soweto stands for?

1. Soggy Western Town
2. South Western Township
3. South West Town
4. South Way Resort
Question 13 of 16.

What animal is Boulders Beach famous for having?

1. Penguin
2. Elephants
3. Leopard
4. Seals
Question 14 of 16.

When did the Springboks first win the Rugby World Cup?

1. 1998
2. 2003
3. 1995
4. 2007
Question 15 of 16.

Name the first city in the Southern Hemisphere to install street lights

1. Cape Town
2. Kimberley
3. Johannesburg
4. Port Elizabeth
Question 16 of 16.

Which red grape variety originates from South Africa?

1. Pinotage
2. Shiraz
3. Merlot
4. Cabernet Sauvignon

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