South Africa, which is officially called Republic of South Africa is located in the lower South of Africa and goes along the South Atlantic And Indian Oceans. One of the top countries in Africa is South Africa. As of 2016, South Africa population is 54,956,920. This wonderful place has also been called the Rainbow Nation due to the amount of diversity South Africa brings forward. South Africa is a wonderful country filled with various cultures, traditions, tribes, music, and arts but in today’s media there is a lack of attention and understanding about the South African culture.In 1994, the term Rainbow Nation was first introduced by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Who is Archbishop Desmond Tutu? He was a human civil rights activist in South Africa. The name Rainbow Nation was used to describe post apartheid South Africa right after the South African democratic election. Some also say that “South Africa is called the rainbow nation because of its variety of people, cultures, and religion” (Sanoboss 1). That is a good guess of why South Africa is called the Rainbow Nation. When Nelson Mandela was elected into the presidential office he kept the name Rainbow Nation going to let people know that every person is attached to the same tree and sick together as one beautiful country. Within this Rainbow Nation there are a lot of different cultures, art, music, religious, and differences that should be talked about.In South Africa there is a lot of diversity between faiths. Even though there is a diversity of faith with the huge population in South Africa, they still respect each other. ” The major faiths practiced in South Africa are Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, traditional African religions and Judaism” (Sanoboss 1). In 1652, there were different Europeans and others who brought forth multiple religions. About 80% of South Africa population focused on the Christian faith as of 2011. When you believe in the Christian faith it is a belief in Jesus, the son of god, also his death and resurrection, and building a relationship with your lord and savior.With South Africa having a total of eleven languages, it is like a big pot of soup. ” A different language is a different vision of life” ( Fellini 1). The top three most famous languages spoken in South Africa is Zulu, Xhosa, and Afrikaans. Most of the people in South Africa can speak more than one language, but dutch and english were the first official languages of South Africa in 1910 until about 1925. With South Africa having eleven official languages they all show an importance in there country by the way they use it and the language also develops the South African people in to the people they are today. “South Africa’s population diversity means all 11 languages have had a profound effect on each other” (Mafika 1). In South Africa the population is very high and shows how the eleven languages have an effect on each other and what different culture and backgrounds there are. Within South Africa there are wonderful artist. Some examples are Evan Penny, William Kentridge, and Marlene Dumas. In South Africa there is a long list of artists who are high profiled for their work of art. Evan Penny is a artist who was born in South Africa in 1953. Penny is best known for hyper realistic sculptures. When making his sculptures he uses different materials such as silicone, pigment, hair, and also aluminum. Through his sculptures he wants people to see the way we can see each other from the blurred to the stretch. Penny states and believes that ” The real can’t be represent or symbolize” (Penny 1). He received his education of our Alberta College of Art and design and in 1978 obtain his postgraduate degree and sculpturing. Penny now continues his career and Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The second artist is William Kentridge, who is talented artist and best known for his prints, animated films, and drawings. He was born in South Africa on April 28, 1955 and when he grew up that is when he began to find his passion for art. In the beginning he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in politics and African studies and then received a diploma in fine arts. He received his first degree at the University of Witwatersrand and then his diploma at Johannesburg Art Foundation. As of today he is 62 years old and continues on with his career. The third artist is Marlene Dumas, who was born on August 3, 1953 and is a painter and artist. She was born in Cape Town, South Africa and now lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Dumas started off her education of art at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa from 1972 to 1975 but then relocated to the University of Amsterdam study paintings and psychology from 1976 until 1980. She focused on being an abstract painter and was influenced by an artist named Willem De Kooning And Gerhard Richter. All of Dumas’s work has been shown and galleries across the US and other countries too. One of Dumas famous painting was “The Image as Burden” . During the past Dumas focused more on paintings, collages, drawings, and prints. Today she focus more on oil on canvas and watercolor on paper. There is a list of artist that can be gone through but these were randomly chosen south Africa has wonderful artist who have come out of a wonderful country and have done well so far. In South Africa there are many tribes, one of the top tribes is the Zulu tribe. The Zulu tribe is located in Zwazulu-Natal province and have a population of 10 to 11 million. Zulu tribe is most no for beadwork and basketry. The tribe is known to be the largest SD Nick The tribe is known to be the largest ethnic group in South Africa. The language the Zulu tribe is Kwazulu or Nguni. Some background information was the Zulu tribe is that they believe descendants of Zulu, who there father was an Nguni Chief from a place called Congo Basin. Some of the neighboring tribes are Sotho, Tswana, Xhosa, and San. In South Africa there are multiple varieties of different genres and styles of music. Some famous South African music styles are Highlife, Juju, Kwaito, and Makossa. Music in South Africa is known to be a part of everyday normal life. There are multiple ways South Africans use musical techniques which one is ” they use the call and response” (Estrella 1). The call and response is when you a person who leads a song with a phase and the others who are singing respond. In America there are not many songs and artist who use the call and response technique because there is a difference between our cultures and tradition. In today’s media there is a difference between our music and south Africa’s music. In South Africa they use natural instruments and we use electronic all systems which make beats and also has autotune. Zenzile Miriam Makeba was one of well known artist in South Africa. She was a singer and actor and also a civil rights activist and she also had the name Mama Africa. Zenile overcame a lot of obstacles such as being abused by her first marriage at age 17, survived breast cancer, and giving birth to her only child in 1950. Zenile was one of the first South African musicians who received world wide recognition. She was both a wonderful and talented artist in America and South Africa but sadly in 2008 during a concert in Italy she died of a heart attack. There are many well known people who have come out of South Africa and many Americans know of, which Nelson Mandela. Mandela was the first black president of south Africa and also black nationalist. He brought forth a strong story towards apartheid, Spending time in prison serving a long sentence you just get justice for freedom and equal rights. Mandela went to jail for 27 years and wanted to make a difference in South Africa. Nelson Mandela had multiple influences but his top three were Mahatma Gandhi, Walter Sisulu, and Albert Lutuli. After finishing his sentence in prison Mandela wanted to achieve human rights and create a better future for those in South Africa. In South Africa they stick together , hold, and build each other up. Over in America we have a president who is trying to tear everyone apart. With the amount of diversity South Africa has a lot attention can be shown towards them but many people do not view it that way. With the all of their cultures, tradition, music, art, and tribes it shows that they have a lot to bring to the table. Like Maya Angelou stated “In Diversity is Beauty and Strength” (Angelou 1). That quote shows a lot truth about diversity and what is need in order to have diversity. In today’s media people do not see South Africa as a wonderful country full of different traditions, cultures, arts, and music. Many see it a place full of black africans who are in need of help and are going through a tragedy. South Africa brings forward a different message it is a wonder country that shows how diverse they are and what they can bring to the table. There are many differences between America and South Africa but South Africa has much more diversity than America has.