overview

Republic of South Africa

country information

Flag

capital

Pretoria (Executive)

Bloemfontein (Judicial)

Cape Town (Legislative)

Neighbours

Botswana

Eswatini (Swaziland)

Lesotho

Mozambique

Namibia

Zimbabwe

DRIVING SIDE: Right

INTERNET CODE: .za

TOME ZONE: UTC +2

COUNTRY TEL CODE: +27

COASTLINE:

South Atlantic and Indian Ocean (2798km)

Population

population

59 million

Religion

religion

Christianity 81.2%

Other 3.7%

None 15%

President

president & parliament

President: Cyril Ramaphosa

Prime Minister: The president is the head of state, head of government and commander-in-chief of the national defense force.

Ruling Party: African National Congress (ANC)

Groups

minority & majority groups

Majority: Black Africans (Nguni & Sotho 75%), Whites (Afrikaner & English 9%), Coloured (9%) and Indian/Asian (3%)

Minority: Khoe-San

Language

 

LANGUAGE

English

Afrikaans, isiNdebele, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, Tshivenda, isiXhosa Xitsonga, isiZulu

Hello

Yes

No

Thank you

Currency

C U R R E N C Y &
E X C H A N G E  R AT E

South African Rand ZAR (R)

1 USD = 19 ZAR

Subject to change

Vaccinations

 

VACCINATIONS

No compulsory vaccinations

Recommended: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, Meningitis, Polio, Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR), Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis), Chickenpox, Shingles, Pneumonia & Influenza

Electricity

 

ELECTRICITY

Voltage Requirements:    230 V

Standard Frequency:

50 Hz

Power plugs & sockets are of type D, M & type N

 

Temperature

 

TEMPERATURE

Cape Town

Winter: min. 8 °C – max. 18 °C

Summer: min. 16 °C – max. 27°C

For more locations, please see:

https://www.climatestotravel.com/climate/south-africa

DIPLOMATIC TIES / AIRPORTS / CARRIERS / NGO’S

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MAIN AIRPORT(S)

Cape Town International

Cape Town

021 937 1200

OR Tambo International

Johannesburg

011 921 6262

King Shaka International

Durban

032 436 6758

Passport

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You should apply for a visa at least one month ahead of your intended travel date.

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months when you enter South Africa.

DOMESTIC FLIGHTS & CARRIERS

There are 5 major domestic airline companies:

Kulula Airlines

FlySafair

Mango Airlines

South African Airways

British Airways

NGO

NGO’S OPERATING IN COUNTRY & CONTACT DETAILS

Living Hope

A Christian NGO  that plays a vital role in the prevention, care, treatment and support of people infected and affected by HIV and AIDS and other chronic illnesses. They undertake community development, inter alia through education, social and health related programs.

(+27)21 784 2800

[email protected]

 

Joint Aid Management (JAM)

“Helping Africa help itself.”

A Christian humanitarian and relief organization operating aid programmes to assist in vulnerable areas within South Africa and the African continent.

+27 (0) 11 548 3943

After hours: 082 618 0219

Media & Communications: 079 514 8443

[email protected]

  • For more information, refer to South Africa: Detailed Profile

Climatestotravel. South Africa. Available from: https://www.climatestotravel.com/climate/south-africa

Minority Rights Group International: World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples. South Africa. Available from: https://minorityrights.org/country/south-africa/

Power Plugs and Sockets of the World. South Africa. Available from: https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/south-africa/

World Population Review. (2020). South Africa. Available from: https://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/south-africa-population/