South Africans fail history: Do you know SA's history?

South Africans fail history: Do you know SA's history?

- When people say 'South African history' everyone's minds see Nelson Mandela in their mind's eye, but there's more to South Africa

- There have been many people involved in the struggle against apartheid, but not all of them are known by name

- South Africans don't all know the history of their home as well as they probably should

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South Africa is a wonderful country with a rich and diverse history, but sadly, it seems that few South Africans truly know the cultural gems that are buried under the sands of time.

Take a look at these videos that Briefly.co.za gathered for you and look at how little our nation knows of its own history. Feel free to shout out loud the answers to the questions that you know:

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Did you know...?

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How many of the answers did you get right? Did you know South Africa's history and general facts better than the people in the videos?

For those that did know all of the answers to the questions, here are a few little-known facts about our wonderful country to add to your knowledge bank:

Adam's Calendar

In 2005 a stone structure was found in Mpumalanga and it is believed to be 75 000 years old. The formation site is on the same longitudinal line as the Great Zimbabwean ruins and the Great Pyramid. How cool is that?

Average South African life expectancy?

On average, the life expectancy of South Africans 60. Not too bad, we'd say.

Barberton Greenstone Belt

The Barberton Mountain range is ancient and awesome and you'll find it in Mpumalanga.

Watch the hilarious Dead Horse Lottery Animated Joke and other cool videos on Briefly South Africa's YouTube channel.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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