Over the weekend, former FNB CEO and venture capitalist Michael Jordaan set Twitter alight with maps showing the sheer geographic scale of Africa:
The maps were designed by the German software and graphics designer, Kai Krause, who a few years ago changed the way people look at the continent by creating a map that showed Africa is larger than the US, China, India and all of Europe, combined.
While South Africa is only the ninth biggest country on this huge continent (Algeria, the biggest, is almost double the size of South Africa) - compared to European countries, South Africa is positively massive.
We used the cool online tool MapFight to compare country sizes:
But South Africa is tiny compared to some other countries:
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