Posted by: Carel | June 18, 2007

South Africa by Numbers

This post includes a part of the presentation I gave at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business on June 13, 2007.

South Africa by Numbers:

  • 6: The number of time zones during day light savings that South Africa is ahead of ET. 7 time zones during the winter.
  • 11: The number of official languages in South Africa: Sesotho sa Leboa, Sesotho, Setswana, SiSwati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga, Afrikaans, English, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu
  • 45m: The South African population. 26th most populous country in the world.
  • 9: Number of states or provinces in South Africa.
  • +27: South African dial code.
  • 20%: 20% of the world’s gold is mined in South Africa.
  • $570bn: South Africa’s GDP (PPP). 18th in the world. Ahead of countries like Denmark, Switzerland and Sweden.
  • 5.3m: The number of South Africans infected by HIV/AIDS. Unfortunately, number one in the world. This is almost 12% of the population.
  • 2010: In 2010 South Africa will host the Soccer World Cup.

You may find more information on South Africa on these sites: South Africa Info, Wikipedia, and CIA Worldbook.


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