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(Republic of South Africa; Republiek van Suid-Afrika). Southern African state (1,220,813 km²). Capital: Pretoria (administrative capital), Bloemfontein (judicial capital), Cape Town (legislative capital). Administrative division: provinces (9). Population: 51,770,560 (2011), 54,002,000 residents (2014 estimate). Language: Afrikaans, english, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, sePedi, seSotho, seTswana, siSwati, tshivenda, xitsonga. Religion: Protestants 26.1%, animists / traditional beliefs 8.9%, Catholics 6.7%, other Christians 37.1%, Muslims 2.5%, Hindus 2.4%, non-religious / atheists 3%, others religions 13.3%. Currency unit: South African rand (100 cents). Human Development Index: 0.658 (118th place). Borders: Botswana (N), Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Mozambique (NE), Indian Ocean (E and SE), Atlantic Ocean (SW and W), Namibia (NW). Member of: Commonwealth, UN, SACU, SADC, UA and WTO, EU associate. According to COUNTRYAAH, South Africa is a nation in Southern Africa, the capital city of which is Bloemfontein; Pretoria; Cape Town. The latest population of South Africa is 59,308,701. REMZFAMILY: Lists and descriptions of main religions and beliefs in South Africa, including religion demographics and statistics on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc.
The climate is remarkably varied in relation both to the great territorial extension, both to the altitude, and to the exposure towards the sea. The subtropical latitude and the deep maritime influence are at the origin of the Mediterranean climate that characterizes the southern apex of the South African territory: here the temperatures are mild (in Cape Town they oscillate between 22 ºC in January and 13 ºC in July) and the rainfall exceeds 600 mm; the rains are linked to the advance of cold fronts of Antarctic origin during the winter, while almost all the rest of southern Africa in the same period is dominated by an anticyclonic area that prevents the influx of moist air masses from the oceans surrounding. On the contrary, in the summer, when low pressure conditions are established in the continental area, the masses of humid air coming from the Indian Ocean following the SE trade winds hit the eastern coasts and the Great Escarpment, spraying them with abundant rainfall (1000-1500 mm). In particular, KwaZulu-Natal enjoys a warm and humid climate, which makes this province the most favorable area for the cultivation of tropical crops. As you proceed inland, rainfall decreases: on the plateaus it is around 500-800 mm per year. They are reduced more clearly as we proceed towards W: thus a most favorable area for the cultivation of tropical crops. As you proceed inland, rainfall decreases: on the plateaus it is around 500-800 mm per year. They are reduced more clearly as we proceed towards W: thus a most favorable area for the cultivation of tropical crops. As you proceed inland, rainfall decreases: on the plateaus it is around 500-800 mm per year. They are reduced more clearly as we proceed towards W: thus a Kimberley, roughly in the center of South Africa, annual rainfall is just over 400 mm; at Upington, on the Orange, not far from the border with Namibia, they drop to just over 150 mm and barely touch 60 mm at Port Nolloth, on the Atlantic. The temperature variations, sensitive on the plateaus (in Johannesburg, which is about 1750 m high, the averages oscillate between 20 ºC in January and 10 ºC in July), are somewhat more contained on the coasts; however, it should be noted the significant influence exerted on the temperature of the coastal strip by the currents, the warm one of Mozambique along the coasts overlooking the Indian Ocean and the cold one of Benguela along the Atlantic coasts: thus, while in Durban the average temperatures in January and July are respectively 24 ºC and 17 ºC, in Port Nolloth, slightly more N in latitude, but on the Atlantic, they are 15 ºC and 12 ºC. In general, therefore, the following climatic types can be recorded: in the eastern half of the plateau a subtropical climate, dry in winter and fairly rainy in summer, with continental characteristics and considerable temperature variations; in the western half of the plateau a semi-arid climate, with a short rainy summer season and a long period of drought; along the western coast a desert-like climate, with very little and sporadic rainfall; in the southwestern coastal strip a subtropical climate of the Mediterranean type, with rainy winters and hot, dry summers.

Top 10 Largest Countries in Africa

After Asia, Africa is the world’s largest and most populous continent. With an area of ​​30.2 million square kilometers, it covers 6% of the total surface of the earth and 20.4% of all land area. Its 1.2 billion inhabitants make up 15% of the world’s human population. But in which countries do most Africans live, according to the… Read More »

Top 10 Largest Cities in Africa

The population of African cities is rising rapidly. Some African cities are among the fastest growing in the world. This entails a lot of problems: housing is often poor, environmental pollution is enormous, and slums are expanding. Yet the rapid growth of African cities also offers technological and social opportunities. We list the ten largest cities in Africa for… Read More »

Top 10 Countries with a Surprising Capital

Do you think you are good at topography and can name the capitals of most countries? Think about that again, because this question is not as easy as it seems. Some countries have a surprising capital, usually because another city in the country is a lot more famous. Are you curious which countries and cities these are? Then read… Read More »

South Africa Road Network

According to wholevehicles, South Africa has a highly developed road network that is among the best in Africa. The official road network has been determined to be 535,000 kilometers long, of which 168,000 kilometers are urban roads and 366,872 kilometers are other roads. South Africa has 2,160 kilometers of motorway, 940 kilometers of four-lane roads… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Bloemfontein, South Africa

The climate of Bloemfontein According to shopareview, Bloemfontein is located in Mangaung Municipality and is the capital of the Free State Province. The writer JRR Tolkien, best known for the ‘Lord of the Rings’ series, was born here. The surrounding area of ​​Bloemfontein, Mangaung, is also known as the land of the cheetahs. The city… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Benoni, South Africa

The climate of Benoni According to citypopulationreview, Benoni is one of the largest cities in South Africa and is located in Gauteng Province. The city is part of the East Rim, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country. The vast majority of the city’s inhabitants are Zulu. The city was originally founded in… Read More »

South Africa Culture of Business

Basic data Capital Pretoria Population 60.67 million Language English (most widely used), Afrikaans, isiZulu, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, Sependi, Sesotho, Setswan Religion Christianity (81%), Islam (1.4%), Hinduism (1.2%), Traditional African Cults (0.3%), Judaism (0, State system parliamentary republic Head of State Cyril Ramaphosa Head of government Cyril Ramaphosa Currency name South African Rand (ZAR) Travel Time shift… Read More »

South Africa Basic Information

Basic information about the territory Subchapters: System of governance and political tendencies in the country Foreign policy of the country Population The system of governance and political tendencies in the country The Republic of South Africa or South Africa, abbreviated as South Africa, is a federal democratic republic of the parliamentary type. It consists of… Read More »

South Africa Travel Facts

South Africa is the most developed country in Africa and belongs to the BRICS countries. It borders the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. The neighboring states are Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland and a walled enclave, the Kingdom of Lesotho. The country is particularly popular because of its unique landscapes and biodiversity. Many wild animals can… Read More »

South Africa Natural Parks

Location of South Africa The Republic of South Africa lies between 22 and 35 degrees south latitude and 17 and 33 degrees east longitude and covers an area of ​​1,219,912 square kilometers. The country is more than three times the size of Germany. In the north, South Africa borders on Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe and… Read More »

South Africa Climate Protection

Challenges in climate protection According to insidewatch, South Africa is the country with the highest CO2 emissions in Africa. The Ministry of the Environment has presented a long-term strategy for climate protection and a national strategy for adaptation to climate change, with the aim of the country to embark on a climate-friendly development path. GIZ… Read More »

South Africa Civil Society

South Africa has a lively civil society that is repeatedly called upon to assert itself against the ANC’s dominant position in society. She is instrumental in strengthening the constitution and democracy in South Africa. Because of the weak parliamentary opposition parties, this task is very important. In September 2016, for example, political analysts reflected on… Read More »

Law and Justice in South Africa

National symbols National flag of South Africa State coat of arms of South Africa Today’s flag has been in effect since April 1994, the first elections after apartheid (1948-1994). It is a flag that symbolically takes up historical contexts and for whose use there are defined rules. The national coat of arms consists of the… Read More »

South Africa History Part I

South Africa History For many decades, South Africa’s history was shaped by apartheid, anchored in law in 1948, the policy of state institutionalized and systematic racial segregation policy. The country has undergone change since the end of apartheid and the first democratic, free and fair elections in 1994, but the legacy of apartheid has not… Read More »

South Africa History Part II

  The British and Boers fought bitterly for control of gold and diamond fields. After the three-year second “Boer War (Anglo Boer War) ” (1899-1902), also known as the South African War and the first Boer War in late 1880 / early 1881, and the Boers’ defeat against the English, the Boer republics became the… Read More »

South Africa History Part III

From resistance to the new state Anti-apartheid struggle In the long history of resistance to apartheid, to the women during all phases actively participated, who conducted massacres of Sharpeville on 21 March 1960 a turning point one. In Sharpeville, the police killed 69 fleeing demonstrators and at least 180 people were seriously injured. The organizations… Read More »

South Africa Environmental Problems

  Air pollution over Johannesburg Sewage treatment plant near Cape Town Although there are approaches to clean energy production, air pollution from coal mining, coal-fired power stations and the chemical industry is in some places harmful to the health of children in particular. The poor are particularly affected in parts of Mpumalanga and in metropolitan… Read More »

South Africa Cities and Municipalities

View of Johannesburg Cape Town City Hall About 66.4% percent of the total population lives in cities. The largest city is Johannesburg with at least 3.8 million residents (interactive city ​​map), it is a city of contrasts. More than 3.5 million people live in Cape Town, closely followed by Durban with around 3.4 million residents;… Read More »

South Africa Climate Change

Poster World Climate Summit in Durban 2011 On the occasion of the world climate summit in Durban in November / December 2011, ex-President Jacob Zuma underlined the urgency of action in his opening speech. The knowledge and awareness of the South African population about climate change should be strengthened and sharpened through public activities and… Read More »

Historical Personalities of South Africa

Nelson Mandela Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was the first president of democratic South Africa (1994-1999). The lawyer, fighter against apartheid and Nobel Peace Prize laureate (1993) is the worldwide symbol for reconciliation politics. Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, and died on December 5, 2013 after a long illness. Various institutions provide information about… Read More »

South Africa State Government

Parliament in Cape Town – meeting room Form of government, constitution and separation of powers As a major country in African continent according to getzipcodes, South Africa is a presidential democracy with federal elements. The 1996 adopted, widely discussed in the population and valid since February 4, 1997 Constitution for the first time guarantees everyone… Read More »

South Africa Domestic Politics

Rulers and power groups South Africa’s government is a coalition of the so-called Tripartite Alliance (Triple Alliance), which results from the African National Congress (ANC), the South African Communist Party (SACP) and the Trade Union Confederation of South African Trade Unions (COSATU composed). From 1994 until the second free elections in June 1999, South Africa, a… Read More »

South Africa Election Results since 2004

Elections – party results between 1994 and 2014 Elections 2014 Apart from a few incidents, the parliamentary elections on May 7, 2014 were free, fair and peaceful. The ANC was confirmed as the ruling party with 62.15 percent of the vote (249 seats). The Demoractic Alliance (DA) remained the strongest opposition party with 22.23 percent… Read More »

South Africa Media

Newspaper reader The South African government provides information on legal principles in the media sector. It presents South African laws, agreements of the African Union and international agreements on press freedom, the media landscape in South Africa is outlined and important foreign media with journalists in South Africa are mentioned. There are over 50 (over)… Read More »

Human Rights and Culture of Violence in South Africa

Demonstration against violence against women 2 The constitution contains a comprehensive and modern catalog of human rights (“Bill of Rights”). In 1998 the government announced a “National Action Plan for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights” (NAP), which should lead to an improvement in the human rights situation. Problems in the implementation and violations… Read More »

Political Disputes and Power Struggles in South Africa

With the change of power from President Mandela to Mbeki, the controversies between the ANC, SACP and the trade union confederation COSATU intensified. Like the SACP, COSATU also supported Zuma in his power struggle with Mbeki. As president, Zuma rejected a reorientation in economic policy. Despite all criticism, the COSATU remained loyal to the ruling… Read More »

South Africa Foreign Policy

SADC member states As a major country in African continent according to ehistorylib, South Africa pursues an active foreign policy. As the richest and strongest country on the African continent, South Africa has a special responsibility to promote peace in Africa. South Africa attaches high priority to relations with other African states, in particular with… Read More »

South Africa Economy

South Africa Economy Estimated GDP: $ 358.8 billion (nominal) 2019 estimated GTAI Per capita income (purchasing power parity): 6,100 US dollars (nominal) 2019 estimated GTAI Human Development Rank (HDI): Rank 113 (out of 189), 2018 Proportion of poverty (below R 992 per month): 55.5% (2015) Distribution of income (Gini coefficient): 64 (2015) Economy Gold mine… Read More »

South Africa Economic Sectors

Mining Cullinan Premier Mine Agriculture In addition to mining, export-oriented agriculture plays a role in foreign trade. In particular, wine, fruit and vegetables from the Western Cape are among the export goods. Agriculture is also important for supplying its own population and as an employer. Most regions, however, are unsuitable for agricultural production due to… Read More »

South Africa Economic Policy

Marikana Memorial Ceremony 2013 South Africa is one of the most important mining nations in the world, the world ‘s largest reserves of gold and platinum are stored there, and there are also large deposits of diamonds and coal. Every year South Africa extracts natural resources worth around 75 billion euros and thus accounts for… Read More »