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About South Africa

South Africa, officially known as Republic of South Africa is the southernmost country in Africa Continent. The country is one of the powerful, stable and wealthiest countries in Africa.

South Africa has a mixed economy and second largest in Africa. The economy revolves around Agriculture, Mining and tourism.

Country Facts


Basic Details
Capital CityCape Town, Pretoria, Bloemfontein
Government TypeUnitary dominant-party parliamentary republic with an executive presidency
Official LanguagesEnglish, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Northern Sotho
CurrencySouth African rand, ZAR
Phone Code +27
Important CitiesDurban, Johannesburg, Soweto, Port Elizabeth, Pietermaritzburg, Benoni, Tembisa, East London
National DayNot a holiday (11th Dec)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking84 (Easy)
Primary Industriesmining (world's largest producer of platinum), gold, chromium, automobile manufacturing, metalworking, machinery, textiles, iron and steel, chemicals, fertiliser, foodstuffs, commercial ship repair
Major Exportsgold, diamonds, coal, iron ore, platinum, other metals and minerals, machinery and equipment, motor cars, fruits,wines, various agricultural foodstuff, ground and air military hardware.
Major Exports to IndiaFootwear, Animal, Hides and skins, Plastic or Rubber, Food Products, Textiles and Clothing, Transportation, Vegetables, Machinery and Electricals, Wood
Major Importsmachinery and equipment, chemicals, petroleum products, scientific instruments, foodstuffs
Major Imports from IndiaTransportation, Chemicals, Fuels, Machinery and Electricals, Textiles and Clothing, Metals, Plastic or Rubber, Vegetables, Stone and Glass, Wood
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaBRICS Agreement, Bilateral trade, bilateral relations
Bordering NationsNamibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Eswatini, Lesotho
Member ofAsian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB), Antarctic treaty system(ATS), African Union(AU), Commonwealth of Nations(CommonWealth), Group of 20(G20), Group of 24(G24), Group of 8+5(G8+5), Indian Ocean Rim Association(IORA), Organisation of African Unity(OAU), Southern African Customs Union(SACU), Southern Africa Development Community(SADC), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO), South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone(ZPCAS), Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa(PMAESA)
Indian Embassy Details for South AfricaH.E. Jaideep Sarkar
Honourable High Commissioner
High Commission of India
852 Frances Baard Street, Arcadia 0083, Pretoria South Africa
Phone: 0027-123425392-95
Embassy Details of South Africa in IndiaH.E. Mr. Joel Sibusiso Ndebele
High Commissioner
High Commission of the Republic of South Africa
B 18Vasant MargVasant ViharNew Delhi-110057