Introduction

Summary

Independent republic in the southern tip of Africa. Member of the Commonwealth.

Cities

Capital: Pretoria (Administrative); Cape Town (Legislative); Bloemfontein (Judicial).

Principal Ports

Cape Town, Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth

Population

56.7 million

International Country Code

ZA

Language(s)

English is the predominant business language. Among other principal languages are: Afrikaans, IsiXhosa, IsiZulu, Setswana, Sesotho, Xitsonga and Sepedi.

Religion

Christian; other major religious groups consist of Hindus, Muslims and Jews.

Literacy Rate

93%

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

220/230V, 50Hz

Pretoria:

Domestic 240V

Industrial 415V

Port Elizabeth:

Domestic 250V

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