South Africa

Location: Africa

Flag of South AfricaLocation of South Africa

Population: 48,810,400 (Estimate July 2012)

Language(s): IsiZulu (official) 23.82%, IsiXhosa (official) 17.64%, Afrikaans (official) 13.35%, Sepedi (offcial) 9.39%, English (official) 8.2%, Setswana (official) 8.2%, Sesotho (official) 7.93%, Xitsonga (official) 4.44%, siSwati (official) 2.66%, Tshivenda (official) 2.28%, isiNdebele (official) 1.59%, other 0.5% (2001 census)

 

Currency:   Rand (ZAR)

GDP: $ 554.6 (estimated 2011)

Top Import Commodities:

  • Machinery equipment
  • Chemicals
  • Petroleum products
  • Scientific instruments
  • Foodstuff
  • Telecommunication equipment
  • Aviation

China 13.4%, Germany 11.2%, US 7%, Saudi Arabia 5.3%, Japan 4.7%, Iran 4.3%, UK 4.3% (est. 2010)

Other Information:

  • Gateway to Africa
  • 1/3rd of the African GDP
  • Strong Business growth