South Africa Gateway is written and published by Mary Alexander.

I research information on South Africa – and Africa as a whole – in an unbiased way, using dependable data from local and global statistical agencies.

I do my best to present the facts about the country and the continent. Some facts aren’t great. Some are better than you’d think.

But no country is only understood by its government, its GDP or its global ranking in this or that. This site also celebrates the history, images, culture and people of South Africa, and the rest of Africa.

Creative commons images

South Africa Gateway supports a free and open-source internet.

All the images published on the site are licensed by Creative Commons.

All the original graphics designed for the site are licensed CC BY 4.0, which means you are free to share and adapt them as long as you give appropriate credit.

The text is, unfortunately, copyright with all rights reserved. Writers gotta eat. But reasonable portions of text may be freely used for educational and nonprofit purposes.

Questions? Email mary1alexander@gmail.com.

Updated 28 March 2023.