Safeguarded by one of the world's most progressive constitutions, an independent judiciary, a free press and a robust multi-party political system.
Far more varied than just the famous "Big Five" - and supported by an extraordinary biological diversity.
Art, dance, literature, music, theatre - not forgetting food and wine - all the facets of our rich cultural kaleidoscope.
South Africa has the most advanced, broad-based industrial sector on the continent.
Private and public institutions, government policy, schools and universities, resources, links and more.
Two oceans, almost 3 000 kilometres of coastline, and massive geo- and biodiversity.
A constitutional democracy with three tiers - national, provincial and local government - each with their own executive authority.
A transforming public health care system, its relation to a growing private health sector, and the challenges they face.
Take a quick tour through our rich, dramatic history - then discover some of the ways in which you can bring it to life!
A free and flourishing press, radio and TV, vibrant community radio, expanding internet presence, and resurgent film industry.
More than 51,7-million people with a wide variety of cultures, languages and
religious beliefs. Welcome to the Rainbow Nation!
Find out why South Africa is a centre for science and technology research, development and innovation on the continent.
Government, business and civil society initiatives to improve the lives of all South Africans.
Development for "people, planet, prosperity" didn't start with the World Summit in South Africa. It didn't end there, either.
It's the national religion. Transcending race, politics or language group, sport unites the country - get a piece of the action!
About South Africa
Helping the media cover the South African story.
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Our land area, population, GDP, infrastructure, tourist attractions and more.
A África do Sul em perspectiva
L’Afrique du Sud en un coup d’oeil
You'll find us on the southern tip of Africa - where two oceans meet.
First-world infrastructure combines with a vibrant emerging market economy to create huge investment potential.
We've got it all: abundant wildlife, beautiful beaches, year-round sunshine, superb sport facilities - and more.
People, coastline, wildlife, architecture, industry ... take a quick photo tour of a country as diverse as it is beautiful.