Expatriation and Immigration in South Africa

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Capital: Pretoria


Total Population: 49,320,150
Annual Growth Rate: 1.1%
Density: 40 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 59.3%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Johannesburg (5,700,000); Johannesburg (town) (3,200,000); Durban (3,100,000); Cape Town (2,900,000); Pretoria (2,000,000).
Ethnic Origins: Black African 79.6%, White (Italians, Germans, English...) 9.1%, Coloured 8.9%, Indian/Asian 2.5%.
For more information, visit Statistics South Africa.
Official Language: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu.
Other Languages Spoken: Fanagalo, Hindi, Sotho, Tsotsitaal, Venda,
Business Language(s): English and Afrikaans. Advertising in local languages has a wider reach.
Religion: Almost 80% of the population follows Christianity. Small segment of the society follows Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and traditional African beliefs.

Local Time:

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Exchange Rate on

: National Currency:
South African Rand (ZAR)

Country Overview

Area: 1,219,090 km²
Type of State: South Africa is a federal republic state based on parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy: Upper-middle-income economy, Emerging Financial Market.
The wealthiest country in Africa (GDP); the world's leading producer of gold.
HDI*: 0.597/1
HDI (World Rank): 110/169

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From South Africa, Dial 00
To Make a Call to South Africa, Dial +27
Internet Suffix: .za
Computers: 8.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 9.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 8.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 70% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Imports of Goods (million USD) 78,715 88,450 100,532 73,172 94,040
Exports of Goods (million USD) 58,175 69,784 80,782 61,677 81,821
Imports of Services (million USD) 13,900 16,127 16,515 14,390 18,001
Exports of Services (million USD) 11,912 13,499 12,394 11,656 14,104

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization


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