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South Africa

Country Profile

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Major Cities

  1. Johannesburg
  2. Cape Town
  3. Ekurhuleni
  4. Durban
  5. PRETORIA
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Major Languages

  1. IsiZulu
  2. IsiXhosa
  3. Afrikaans
  4. Sepedi
  5. Setswana
  6. Sesotho
  7. Xitsonga
  8. siSwati
  9. Tshivenda
  10. isiNdebele
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Population

  1. 48,810,427
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Currency

  1. rand (ZAR)
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Climate

  1. mostly semiarid, subtropical along east coast, sunny days, cool nights
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Major religions

  1. Protestant
  2. Pentecostal/Charismatic
  3. Methodist
  4. Dutch Reformed
  5. Anglican
  6. Catholic
  7. Muslim

Immigration Data

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Work Study Visa

  1. UK citizens are able to enter South Africa and stay for a period of up to 90 days without a visa. If you wish to stay for longer than this, or to work or study in the country, you must apply for the relevant visa. The South African High Commission in the UK has details of the different visas and permits that are available. Non-UK citizens should consult their embassy to find out if a visa is required in order for them to enter South Africa. Work permits are usually granted for a particular job with a specified company, and any worker wishing to change employers must obtain the approval of the South African Department of Home Affairs. Students wishing to study for courses longer than three months should apply for a study permit, providing evidence of.
  2. http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1008.html
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Rate of immigration

  1. -6.22

Tourism

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Key Tourist Attractions

  1. No Information
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Major Festivals

  1. No Information
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Number of Annual Tourists

  1. 8.34 million

Life

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Quality of Life Index

  1. 5.245
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Population with a Higher Education

  1. No Information
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Cost of Internet Access (USD Per Mbit/s)

  1. No Information
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Medicare Public/Private

  1. No Information
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Average cost of a Higher Education

  1. $36,425

Annual Economic Facts

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Employment Rate

  1. 51.8%
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Main Industries

  1. mining (world's largest producer of platinum, gold, chromium)
  2. automobile assembly
  3. metalworking
  4. machinery, textiles, iron and steel
  5. chemicals, fertilizer, foodstuffs
  6. commercial ship repair
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Major Companies

  1. No Information
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Minimum Wage

  1. R1,041 a month for farm workers in urban areas and R989 a month in rural areas
  2. for domestic workers employed more than 27 hours per week it ranges from R1,067 a month to R1,167 a month


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