South Africa REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

 

Intellectual Property

International Treaties
Berne Convention
Paris Convention
PCT
WIPO
WTO

Problems
AIDS
BEE / Affirmative Action Employment
Crime, corruption, xenophobia, unemployment
Electricity crisis
Water crisis
Illegal immigration
Media censorship
Public sector strikes, skills shortages (teachers, doctors)

Currency
South African Rand (R0.00)

Dialing Code
27

Internet Domain
.za

EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT

Education
Primary & Secondary Schools, Universities

Employment Majority
Services, Industry, Agriculture

INDUSTRY & TRADE

Main Exports
Gold, diamonds, platinum, other metals and minerals, machinery and equipment

Main Imports
Machinery and equipment, chemicals, petroleum products, scientific instruments, foodstuffs

Main Industries
Mining, automobile assembly, metalworking, machinery, textiles, iron and steel, chemicals, fertiliser, foodstuffs, commercial ship repair

CULTURE

Languages
Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tswana, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu

Population
50 million (2011 estimate)

Religion
Mostly Christian

GEOGRAPHICS & CLIMATE

Capital
Pretoria (executive), Bloemfontein (judicial), Cape Town (legislative)

Climate
Generally temperate climate

Neighbouring Countries
Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland, Lesotho

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Smit & Van Wyk. Inc. | Apex Corporate Park, Persequor Technopark, Pretoria, South Africa | Tel: +27 12 349 7800 | E-mail: enquiries@svw.co.za