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South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa

South Africa, positioned at the southern tip of the African continent, is distinguished by its diverse landscapes, exceptional natural splendor, and rich cultural tapestry. These attributes have consistently attracted visitors to the nation, particularly following the dissolution of apartheid – the official policy of racial segregation – in 1994. The country’s allure as a travel destination has been enhanced by its commitment to equality and unity in the post-apartheid era. The country’s cultural diversity is also a major draw for tourists, with 11 official languages spoken and a wide range of traditions and customs to explore.

South African flag

The South African flag is a horizontal bicolour with an triangle on the left and a Y-shaped band over the flag. The used colors in the flag are blue, green, red, yellow, white, black. The proportion of the South African flag is 2:3. The Flag of South Africa was adopted in 1994. The first use of the current flag design was in 1994. The last change to the current South African flag design was in 1994.


The national anthem of South Africa was adopted in 1997 and is a hybrid song combining extracts of the 19th century Xhosa hymn “Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika” (English: “God Bless Africa”lit. '”Lord Bless Africa”‘) and the Afrikaans song that was used as the South African national anthem during the apartheid era, “Die Stem van Suid-Afrika” (English: “The Voice of South Africa”), with new English lyrics. 

Religion in South Africa

 (2010 Census)
Religion Percent
No religion

Facts & Stats

South Africa

South Africa is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline that stretches along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

Official Name

Republic of South Africa

Official Language

English + 11 languages


Cape Town


64,701,000 (2024 Census)

Form Of Government

Parliamentary republic with an executive presidency

Head Of State

President: Cyril Ramaphosa

Monetary Unit

South African rand (ZAR)

Total Land Area (Sq Km)



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International organization participation: ACP, AfDB, AU, BIS, BRICS, C, CD, FAO, FATF, G-20, G-24, G-5, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC (national committees), ICCt, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, IMSO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO, ITSO, ITU, ITUC (NGOs), MIGA, MONUSCO, NAM, NSG, OECD (enhanced engagement), OPCW, Paris Club (associate), PCA, SACU, SADC, UN, UNAMID, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNITAR, UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WFTU (NGOs), WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO, ZC


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Invest in South Africa

South Africa is the preferred location for multinational investors in Africa. Its unique value proposition makes the country an attractive destination for a growing array of investors and industries. Today South Africa is not only a resource rich economy with access to both a vibrant local market and a growing regional market but also a financial, technical and innovation hub attracting companies looking to tap the country´s talent pool. 

Invest SA

InvestSA, South Africa’s pre-eminent investment promotion agency, is a key part of South Africa’s Department of Trade Industry and Competition. Through a dedicated team of world class investment professionals, InvestSA plays a critical role in attracting and generating investment into as well as retaining investments in South Africa. 

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Trade and professional associations

South Africa hosts a diverse collection of trade and professional bodies that serve as critical centers for industry progression, advocacy of policy agendas, and the enhancement of international commerce participation. These organizations are instrumental in fostering business relationships, setting standards of professional distinction, and providing their members with an abundance of resources and networking prospects. By uniting industry leaders and experts, these South African entities contribute substantially to the nation’s economic growth and the strengthening of its global trade presence.


These entities hold a pivotal position in advocating for the concerns of enterprises and experts spanning a diverse array of industries, encompassing both the agricultural and technological domains.

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