1 220 813 km2
Key economic sectors
Mining, transport, energy, manufacturing, tourism, and agriculture
Rand (ZAR) – 100 cents equals one rand.
GMT +2 hours
Constitutional multiparty democracy, with three spheres – local, provincial and national government.. Read more about South Africa's government.
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. The five mobile (cellular) networks are Vodacom, MTN, Cell C, Telkom Mobile and Virgin Mobile.
Top-quality public and private healthcare is available throughout the country. Malaria precautions are necessary in some areas.
Source: Statistics South Africa’s Mid-year Population Estimates, 2019
Source: Official Guide to South Africa