South Africa

Country Facts

Capital city: Admin Capital - Pretoria. Legislative - Capital Cape Town
Area: 1220088 square km
National day: 27 April (Freedom day, anniversary of the first non-racial elections, 1994)
Independence: 31 May 1910, union of four British colonies which evolved to full independence. Became the Republic of South Africa in 1961 and withdrew from the Commonwealth.
Population: 44 million as of 2000
Language: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, North Sotho, Sesotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu. (eleven official)
Currency: Rand ZAR (R)

South Africa
TAC Rep:    Mr Trevor Balzer
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  • Department of Water Affairs & Forestry, Ministry of Water and Environmental Affairs Pretoria 0001 RSA
  • +27(12) 336 8741,
  • balzert@dwa.gov.za, lusengal@dwa.gov.za