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South Africa Info

ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: Pretoria

COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Johannesburg

GEOGRAPHY

South Africa is situated in the southern tip of Africa. Along the South Athlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean it has a coastline of more than 2500 km's. South Africa is the 25th-largest country in the world with a total land area of 1,219,912 km2

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 50.5 Million. Muslims account for about 1.5% of the population.

CLIMATE

A great variety of climatic zones exist in South Africa. During summer the average temperature range between 19 °C to 24 °C and in winter from 11 °C to 13 °C in most parts of the country.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

There are 11 official languages including Afrikaans and English.

LOCAL TIME

GMT+2 hrs throughout the year

BUSINESS HOURS

Government: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
General: 9 AM to 5 PM

HOLIDAYS

Freedom Day: April 27th
May Day: May 1st
Youth Day: June 16th
Christmas: December 25th

CURRENCY

South African Rand

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/Fire : 10111
Medical: 10177


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