• Standard Bank of South Africa Limited is the biggest bank by total asset value (R886 billion) whilst ABSA is biggest bank by total number of customers. (SB Annual Report 2008, AMPS 2008 RA);
  • 1.3 million South Africans drive Toyotas, roughly equal to the sum of the next two most popular manufacturers, VW and Nissan;
  • South Africa is the sole producer of the Mercedes Benz C Class, right hand drive vehicles;
  • 35,000 cyclists entered in 2009 Pick ‘n Pay Argus Cycle Tour; 25,600 started the ride and encountered winds of up to 140 km/hour, the worst in the race’s history.

Reference: Eighty20 – Fact-a-day

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