The culture of South Africa is known for its ethnic and cultural diversity. Substantial number of rural inhabitants who lead largely impoverished lives in South Africa. It is among these people, that cultural traditions are still strongly standing. South Africans have become urbanized and Westernised, the aspects of traditional culture have greatly declined.
South Africans who lives in urban area’s usually speak English or Afrikaans in addition to their native language but still significant groups of speakers of Khoisan languages, not included in the eleven official languages. The Khoisan language is recognized as one of the eight other officially languages.
Members of middle class lifestyles are similar to that of people found in Western Europe, North America and Australia. These people are predominantly white but people of colour are growing in number changing the lifestyles.
Indian South Africans preserve their cultural heritage, languages and religious beliefs, being either Christian, Hindu or Muslim and speaking English, with Indian languages like Hindi, Telugu, Tamil or Gujarati being spoken less frequently as second languages. A post-apartheid wave of South Asian including Pakistani immigration has also influenced South African Indian culture.