South Africa


Country NameRepublic of South Africa
Short NameSouth Africa
CapitalPretoria (executive), Cape Town (legislative), Bloemfontein (judicial)
Largest cityJohannesburg
Official languagesEnglish, isiZulu, isiXhosa, Afrikaans, Sepedi, Setswana, Sesotho, Xitsonga, siSwati, Tshivenda, isiNdebele
National Languages8.0% Christianity —58.3% Protestantism —19.7% Other Christian, 10.9% No religion, 4.4% Traditional faiths, 1.6% Islam, 1.0% Hinduism, 2.7% Others, 1.4% Undetermined
ReligionSouth African
Demonym(s)Unitary dominant-party parliamentary republic with an executive presidency
GovernmentCyril Ramaphosa
PresidentCyril Ramaphosa
Vice PresidentDavid Mabuza
House SpeakerThandi Modise
Chief JusticeMogoeng Thomas Reetsang Mogoeng
Total Area1,221,037 km2 (471,445 sq mi)
Water (%)0.380
Total Land Area (%)1,216,397 km2
Population59,622,350  (2019 estimate)
GDP (PPP)$833.996 billion (2020 estimate)
GDP (Nominal)$369.854 billion (2020 estimate)
CurrencySouth African rand (ZAR)
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Date formatyyyy/mm/dd


Mains Electricity230 V – 50 Hz
Driving sideLeft
Calling code+27
ISO 3166 codeZA
Internet TLD .za
Political Parties
  • African National Congress
  • Democratic Alliance
  •  Economic Freedom Fighters
  •  Inkatha Freedom Party
Independence Day31 May 1910
Tallest BuildingThe Leonardo

Carlton Centre

Ponte City Apartments

SABC-South African Broadcasting Corporation

Richest PersonsElon Musk

Nicky Oppenheimer

Johann Rupert

Koos Bekker











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