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Official Name : Republic of South Africa


Population : 57,286.760 million


Area : 1 219 090 square kilometers


Political System :

Constitutional Democracy; partly unitary and partly federal. The power is shared between the central Government and the nine Provinces. The Parliament has two Chambers, the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces, with elections every five years. Each of the nine Provinces also have its own Provincial Government and Chamber.


Head of State : President Cryil Ramaphosa


Capitals :

Cape Town (Legislative)
Pretoria (Administrative)
Bloemfontein (Judicial)
Provinces :

Eastern Cape  : http://www.visiteasterncape.co.za/

Free State : http://www.sa-venues.com/free_state.htm

Gauteng : http://www.gauteng.net/

KwaZulu-Natal : http://www.zulu.org.za/

Limpopo : http://www.golimpopo.com/

Mpumalanga : http://www.mpumalanga.com/

North West : http://www.tourismnorthwest.co.za

Northern Cape : http://experiencenortherncape.com/

Western Cape : http://www.tourismcapetown.co.za/home


Languages :

11 official languages Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Pedi, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu.

English is widely spoken and is the business language.


National Day :

27 April, in celebration of the first democratic elections held in South Africa on 27 April 1994.

Time Zone : GMT + 1 hours in  the Summer months


The seasons :

Summer : mid-October to mid-February

Autumn : February to April

Winter : May to July

Spring : August to October


Currency : Rand (R) 1 Rand is divided into 100 cents


Telephone indicator : + 27


International symbol : ZAR


Climate :

Temperate, warm and sunny Summer 15ºC to 35ºC
Winter 0ºC -20ºC


South Africa Government Online https://www.gov.za/
Department of International Relations and Cooperation http://www.dirco.gov.za/
Department of Trade and Industry http://www.dti.gov.za/
Department of Home Affairs http://www.dha.gov.za/
Industrial Development Cooperation http://www.idc.co.za/
Johannesburg Stock Exchange https://www.jse.co.za/
H E Ms Carmen J Smidt
Head of Mission
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