The national flag was designed by a former South African State Herald- Mr Fred Brownell, and was first used on 27 April 1994. The design and colours are a synopsis of principal elements of the Country's history. Individual colours or combinations of theses colours, represent different meanings for different people and therefore no universal symbolism should be attached to any of the colours. The central design of the flag, beginning at the flag post in a 'V' form and flowing into a single horizontal band to the outer edge of the fly, can be interpreted as the convergence of diverse elements within South African society, taking the road ahead in unity. The theme of convergence and unity ties in with the motto: "Unity is Strength". The green is meant to symbolize the fertility of the land, the black is representative of the people of the nation, while the gold represents the nation's mineral wealth. The South Africa Population in 2021 was; 60,122,274 people.
This statistic shows the total population of South Africa from 2011 to 2021 by gender. In 2021, South Africa's female population amounted to approximately 30.5 million, while the male population amounted to approximately 28.89 million inhabitants.
In South Africa, August is Women’s Month - and each year August 9th is celebrated as National Women’s Day. National Women's Day celebrates the strength and resilience of women and their contribution to society and country. National Women's Day forms part of South Africa's Women's Month which provides an opportunity to pay tribute to the generations of women whose struggles laid the foundations for the progress made in empowering women and achieving gender equality to date. 2 August 2023 – South African Football Association (SAFA) President Dr Danny Jordaan led the praises for Banyana Banyana after coach Desiree Ellis’ gallant charges made History by qualifying for the second round of the FIFA Women’s World Cup for the first time on Wednesday (2 August 2023).