South Africa



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Capital: Pretoria (executive), Cape Town (legislative), Bloemfontein (judicial)Government: Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Republic

Current President: Cyril Ramaphosa


  • Emerging market with an abundant supply of natural resources; well-developed financial, legal, communications, energy, and transport sectors; a stock exchange that is the 18th largest in the world; and modern infrastructure supporting a relative efficient distribution of goods to major urban centers throughout the region.

Population: 54,956,900 (2015)

Land Size: 1.22 million sq km (470,693 sq miles)

Major Ethic Groups:

  • African: 80.2%
    • Zulu
    • Xhosa
    • Sotho
    • Tswana
    • Venda
    • Tsonga
  • Coloured: 8.8%
  • White: 8.4%
  • Indian/Asian: 2.5%

  • Protestant: 36.6% (Zionist Christian: 11.1%, Pentecostal/Charismatic: 8.2%, Methodist: 6.8%, Dutch Reformed: 6.7%, Anglican: 3.8%)
  • Catholic: 7.1%
  • Muslim: 1.5%
  • Other Christian: 36%
  • Other: 2.3%
    • Indigenous African Religions
    • Hinduism
    • Judaism
  • Unspecified: 1.4%
  • None: 15.1%


  • IsiZulu (official): 23.82%
  • IsiXhosa (official): 17.64%
  • Afrikaans (official): 13.35%
  • Sepedi (official): 9.39%
  • English (official): 8.2%
  • Setswana (official): 8.2%
  • Sesotho (official): 7.93%
  • Xitsonga (official): 4.44%
  • siSwati (official): 2.66%
  • Tshivenda (official): 2.28%
  • isiNdebele (official): 1.59%
  • Other: 0.5%



  • Thu - Mar 22, 2018: De Lille Hearing Adjourned - AllAfrica News: South Africa
    [DA] The disciplinary hearing against Ms De Lille was adjourned today after one of the Panel members, Adv P Monchusi, decided to withdraw from the proceedings. This should in no way be construed as an admission of any wrongdoing on the part of Adv Monchusi, as he made it clear that he was withdrawing solely to avoid any potential risk to the proceedings, subsequent to arguments being presented by Ms De Lille's legal representative with regard to a recusal application.
  • Thu - Mar 22, 2018: DA Calls On Public Protector to Investigate Minister Lindiwe Zulu's Luxury Cars Purchase - AllAfrica News: South Africa
    [DA] The DA will lodge a complaint with the Public Protector to investigate the Minister of Small Business Development, Lindiwe Zulu, for wilfully misleading Parliament on the purchase of cars by the Department for herself and her then deputy Nomathemba November.
  • Thu - Mar 22, 2018: Police Launch Manhunt After a Farm Manager Is Killed - AllAfrica News: South Africa
    [SAPS] Tomburke -The police at Tom Burke in Lephalale Cluster have launched a manhunt for the killers of a 57-year-old farm manager who was shot and fatally injured last night, 21 March 2018 at about 20h30. The incident took place at Dale farm outside Lephalale.
  • Thu - Mar 22, 2018: Geismayr, Rohrbach Take Fourth Cape Epic Stage Win - AllAfrica News: South Africa
    [News24Wire] Despite winning the Queen Stage on Thursday, Centurion Vaude's Daniel Geismayr and Nicola Rohrbach still find themselves in fourth place on the general classification - five minutes behind Canyon Topeak.
  • Thu - Mar 22, 2018: Erik Solheim - Cape Town Crisis Must Spur Global Action On Water - AllAfrica News: South Africa
    [UNEP] Cape Town is in crisis. Prolonged drought, increased demand for water, and a lack of coordinated planning have combined to create a doomsday scenario in which the city is running out of water. The result has been a scramble for a quick fix for an issue that has been years in the making.