1 219 602 km2
Key economic sectors
Total: 55,91 million
Male: 27,38 million (49%)
Female: 28,53 million (51%)
Sesotho sa Leboa
Constitutional multiparty, three-tier (local, provincial, national) democracy. Read more about South Africa's government.
Rand (ZAR) – 100 cents equals one rand.
GMT +2 hours
The Constitutional Court is located in Johannesburg.
Excellent roads, rail and air facilities (both domestic and international).
Public transport in major cities include the Gautrain between Johannesburg and Pretoria and the Bus Rapid Transport System in major cities.
World-class infrastructure. Internet access is widely available. There are five mobile (cellular) networks.
Source: Mid-year Population Estimates, 2016 and (Census 2011 Stats SA)