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FAST FACTS - SOUTH AFRICA


Head of State: President Thabo Mbeki
Land Area:
1,219,912 sq. km
Population: 45 million (2003)
Currency: South African Rands (ZAR)
Urbanisation:
46%
Capital cities:
LEGISLATIVE CAPITAL: Cape Town
JUDICIAL CAPITAL: Bloemfontein
ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: Pretoria
Climate: Subtropical
Summer: 19-33°C, Winter: 5-23°C
Languages: Official language: 11official languages
English widely spoken
Measures: Metric System
Electric Current: 220 volts
Time: GMT + 2 Hours
Business Hours:
Private sector
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Government offices: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday: Government offices are closed but the commercial sector opens in the morning until 1:00pm.

Public Holidays:

New Year’s Day 1 January
Human Rights Day 21 March
Good Friday (varies)
Family Day (varies)
Constitution Day 27 April
Workers’ Day 1 May
Youth Day 16 June
Women’s Day 9 August
Heritage Day 24 September
Day of Reconciliation 16 December
Christmas Day 25 December
Day of Goodwill 26 December


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