Facts and Figures
Area: 1,219,912 km square.
Ethnic distribution: 76 % African Black, 13 % white, 7 % coloured, 4 % other
Religious distribution: 68 % Christian, 2 % Muslim, and 2 % Hindu
Languages: Apart from English, local languages as Xhosa,Sotho,Venda,Tsonga,Pedi,Shangan,Tswana,Ndebele,Zulu and Afrikaans is used.All together 11 offıcial languages are used.
Literacy: Primary education is compulsory. Literacy rate is 86 %
Labour: 17 million in total. 30 % is in the agricultural sector, 25 % Industrial sector and 45 % in the service sector.
Unemployment: 37 %
Annual growth rate: 3 %
Average life expectancy: 50 years
Annual Per Capital income: 10,000 USD
Inflation rate: 9.9 %
Currency: South African Rand
You may reach health services from the telephone directories under these headings;
Doctors, “Medical Practitioners”
Dentists “Dental Surgeons”