The South African Context

Head of State: President Jacob Zuma

Total land area: 1 219 912 square kilometres (471 011 square miles)

Provinces: KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga,  North West, Free State, Eastern Cape, Limpopo, Northern Cape, Western Cape, Gauteng.

Capital: Pretoria

Official name: Republic of South Africa


Population:  According to Statistics South Africa's, the country's population stands at some 47.4-million.

People:  South Africa is a nation of diversity. Africans are in the majority at 37.7-million, making up 79.5% of the total population. The white population is estimated at 4.4-million (9.2%), the coloured population at 4.2-million (8.9%) and the Indian/Asian population at 1.2-million (2.5%).

Language:  South Africa has 11 official languages: Afrikaans, English, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, siSwati,Tshivenda and Xitsonga. English is the most commonly spoken language in official and commercial public                                                                                            life.

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