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South Africa

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Official Name: Republic of South Africa

Region: Southern Africa

Geography

South Africa has total land borders of 4,862 km including:

Area: 1,221,037 km2

Population

  • 48,810,427 (2012 estimate)
  • 44,819,778 (2001 census)

Government - Constitutional parliamentary republic

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Post-Apartheid Presidents

  • 9 May 2009-Present | Jacob Zuma
  • 25 Sept. 2008 – 9 May 2009 | Kgalema Petrus Motlanthe
  • 14 June 1999 – 24 Sept. 2008 | Thabo Mbeki
  • 10 May 1994 – 14 June 1999 | Nelson Mandela

Capital:

  • Pretoria (executive)
  • Bloemfontein (judicial)
  • Cape Town (legislative)

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History

  • Union - 31 May 1910
  • Statute of Westminster - 11 December 1931
  • Independence from the United Kingdom - 31 May 1961
  • End of Apartheid/First universal elections - 1994

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Currency: South African rand (ZAR)

Internet TLD .za

Calling code: +27


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Videos

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