The official currency of South Africa is called Rand (sign: R; code: ZAR).
Cape Town (legislative)
South Africa is located in Africa!
Estimated population (2011): 51,770,560
Estimated population (2001): 44,819,777
Estimated population (1951): 12,671,452
Estimated population (1904): 5,175,463
Older versions of South African flag:
South Africa has the second largest economy in Africa, behind Nigeria. South Africa is ranked as an upper-middle-income economy by the World Bank – one of only four such countries in Africa. Since 1996 (the end of over twelve years of international sanctions) South Africa's Gross Domestic Product has almost tripled, and foreign exchange reserves have increased more than 16 times. However high levels of unemployment, income inequality, growing public debt, political mismanagement, low levels of education, reliable access to electricity, and crime remain as the main challenges the country is facing.
Main exports of South Africa are: gold, diamonds, platinum, other metals and minerals, machinery and equipment.
The most popular places in South Africa among international travellers
Kruger National Park