History of South Africa

Can you answer these questions about the history of South Africa?
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Last updated: August 12, 2020
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What event did South Africa host in 2010?
FIFA World Cup
What political party has ruled South Africa since 1994?
African National
What disease significantly lowered life expectancy in South Africa between
1991 and 2005?
Who became the first black President of South Africa in 1994?
Nelson Mandela
On what island was that person once imprisoned?
Robben Island
What Anglican archbishop won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984?
Desmond Tutu
What type of weapons did South Africa successfully develop in the 1970s?
Nuclear Weapons
What surgery was first performed by South African doctor Christiaan Barnard in 1967?
Heart Transplant
What was the name of South Africa's formalized system of racial segregation?
What South African company once controlled over 90% of the global diamond trade?
De Beers
What future world leader began his career as an activist while living in
South Africa between 1893 and 1914?
Mahatma Gandhi
What notorious type of "camp" was invented by the British during the
Second Anglo-Boer War ?
Concentration Camp
What was discovered near Johannesburg in 1886?
What country in the interior was founded by Boer settlers in 1854?
Orange Free State
What warrior-king led the Zulu kingdom to a period of expansion in the early 1800s?
What country established the Cape Colony in 1652?
What European country became the first to reach South Africa in 1488?
What ethnic group, which includes Zulus and Xhosas, migrated into
South Africa around 300 AD?
What group of South Africa people form a branch of human genetics that
split from all others over 100,000 years ago?
San (Bushmen)
Level 75
Oct 27, 2019
No question about the Springboks rugby team? A major omission in my view.
Level 65
Apr 2, 2020
I agree, the 1995 tournament or last summer's world cup victory against England (and the odds), and after the typhoon should give plenty of material.
Level 71
Oct 28, 2019
I think Khoisan should also be accepted for the San question, it is a broader term for the non-Bantu indigenous people of South Africa and I believe it fits the genetic divergence clue.
Level ∞
Oct 28, 2019
Okay. I think the Khoi didn't come into the area until much later, but obviously there has been a lot of admixture and many people in that group have L0 mitochondrial DNA:


Level 80
Dec 24, 2019
Is it also sometimes spelled "Khoe"?
Level 78
Oct 28, 2019
"What country in the interior of the was founded by Boer settlers in 1854? "

a word or two are missing

2) "Football World Cup" could be accepted

Level ∞
Oct 28, 2019
Level 72
Dec 24, 2019
Or association football or soccer?
Level 73
Dec 24, 2019
Would be wary using questions like the last one, considering it's based on one single paper. Doesn't mean it's not true, just that it's not corroborated by other evidence.
Level 48
Apr 21, 2020
Concentration camps of a kind were first used in the Americas at the end of the 19th century. Perhaps the British ones were different in some ways (I don't know) but it's a stretch, I think, to say that they "invented" them.