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Business in South Africa


Republic of South Africa
Flag of South Africa Coat of arms of South Africa
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: /Xam: !ke e: ǀxarra ǁke
(English: "Unity In Diversity" or literally, "Diverse People Unite")
Anthem: National anthem of South Africa
Location of South Africa
Capital Cape Town (Legislative)
Pretoria (Administrative)
Bloemfontein (Judicial)
33°55′S 18°25′E
Largest city Johannesburg
Official language(s) Afrikaans, English, Zulu, Xhosa, Swati, Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Northern Sotho, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda
Government Parliamentary democracy
- President Thabo Mbeki
Independence From the UK
- Union 31 May 1910
- Statute of Westminster 11 December 1931
- Republic 31 May 1961
Area
- Total 1,221,037 km² (25th)
471,443 sq mi
- Water (%) negligible
Population
- July 2005 est. 47,432,000 (26th)
- 2001 census 44,819,278
- Density 39/km² (136th)
101/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2005 estimate
- Total $527.4 billion (18th)
- Per capita $11,900 (54th)
HDI (2003) 0.658 (120th) – medium
Currency Rand (ZAR)
Time zone (UTC+2)
- Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+2)
Internet TLD .za
Calling code +27
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