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1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers: 54gene, mPharma, Cambridge Industries, FlexFinTx, Kuda, Moringa School and Sokowatch.

How Much is a McDonald's Big Mac in Africa

In 1995 McDonald's opened its first restaurant in South Africa
In 1995 McDonald's opened its first restaurant in South Africa

All About McDonald's In Africa


McDonald's Big Mac in South Africa cost 30 rands or $2.17 US dollars. McDonald's has restaurants in 6 African countries. Of course, there is a McDonald's in Africa. Africa fast food economy is a money-fueled fast food business; McDonald’s restaurants are located across Africa in the South.

McDonald's in Africa, but of course! 

Africa fast food economy is a money-fueled fast food business; McDonald’s restaurants are located across Africa in South Africa first opened on November 11, 1995, Morocco McDonald’s first opened on December 18, 1992, Egypt McDonald’s first opened on October 20, 1994, Mauritius McDonald’s first opened on July 4, 2001, Tunisia first McDonald’s opened on January 3, 2018 and Kenya first McDonald’s is set to open August 2018. 

South Africa is a middle-income African country with abundant natural resources; well-developed financial, legal, communications, energy, and transport sectors; and a stock exchange that is Africa’s largest and among the top 20 in the world. 

In the middle-income country of South Africa, a cheeseburger happy meal costs 33 rand or $2.71 US dollars, McCafe 22.50 rand or $2.10 US dollars and a jalapeno chicken sandwich will cost you 41 rand or $3.37 US dollars. 

McDonald's menu items such as salads, hotcakes, chicken, burgers, oatmeal, English muffins, fries and McCafe and tea taste just the same in South Africa as they do in New York. Besides a few local favorites such as the McDonald's South Africa Boerie Burger and a side of fresh corn, the menu would be recognizable to any traveler. 

McDonald's success is consistency, yes McDonald's is the same the world over, even in Africa. The favorite menu item, McDonald's South African Boerie Burger, is a beef boerewors flavored meat patty, smothered in ketchup, mustard, and grilled onions. Boerewors is a type of sausage originating in South Africa and is an important part of South African food history.

McDonald's South African Boerie Burger cost 22 rand or $1.81 US dollars

McDonald's South African Boerie Burger cost 22 rands or $1.81 US dollars

All McDonald’s restaurants are certified Halaal by the Muslim Judicial Council. South Africa’s religious population is Protestant 36.6%, other Christian 36%, Catholic 7.1%, Muslim 1.5%, Other 2.3%, Unspecified 1.4%, and None 15.1%. 

Today there are over 200 restaurants in all nine provinces across South Africa; Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, North West, Western Cape. The South African rand is the currency of South Africa. 

McDonald’s restaurants are a natural fit in South Africa since the beef, poultry, and dairy industry are agricultural financial powerhouses. The beef industry is a major employer in South Africa, stock farming is one of the only viable agricultural activity in a large part of the country where 27% of the population is unemployed. 

According to McDonald's South Africa website, McDonald's employs over 10,000 people across 1,600 miles or 2,500 kilometers of South Africa.



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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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