1 220 813 km2
Key economic sectors
Total: 56,52 million
Male: 27,62 million (49%)
Female: 28,9 million (51%)
Rand (ZAR) – 100 cents equals one rand.
GMT +2 hours
Constitutional multiparty, 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. There are five mobile (cellular) networks.
Source: Statistics South Africa’s Mid-year Population Estimates, 2017
Source: Pocket Guide to South Africa