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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
RegionSouthern Africa
Capital CityCape Town, Pretoria, Bloemfontein
Government TypeParliamentary Republic
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 DayIndependence Day (May 31st)
GDP (nominal)USD 380.906 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking84
Primary Industriesmining (world's largest producer of platinum), gold, chromium, automobile manufacturing, metalworking, machinery, textiles, iron and steel, chemicals, fertiliser, foodstuffs, commercial ship repair
Foreign 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)
Major ExportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Machinery & Appliances, Fruits and Nuts, Electrical Products, Plastics and Products, Cereals & Pulses, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Chemical Products, Wood and Pulp, Pharmaceutical Products
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Other Products, Plastics and Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Chemical Products, Books and Papers, Gems & Jewellery, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Edible Oils & Seeds, Cereals & Pulses, Cosmetics and Accessories, Fashion and Apparel
Total Exports ValueUSD 123.615 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 111.878 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 11.737 Billion (Excess)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaBRICS Agreement, Bilateral trade, bilateral relations
Major Exports to IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Wood and Pulp, Gems & Jewellery, Chemical Products, Fruits and Nuts, Machinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Live Animals and Animal Products, Cereals & Pulses, Plastics and Products, Ceramic Products
Major Imports from IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Pharmaceutical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Chemical Products, Plastics and Products, Other Products, Cereals & Pulses, Rubber and Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Gems & Jewellery, Books and Papers, Fashion and Apparel
India's Imports ValueUSD 10,397.83 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 8,474.42 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 2 Million (Excess)
Indian Embassy Details for South AfricaHigh Commission of India
H.E. Mr. Prabhat Kumar
Honourable High Commissioner
852 Frances Baard Street, Arcadia 0083, Pretoria South Africa

Consulate General of India in Cape Town
Mr. P.S. Gangadhar
Consul General
he Terraces, 9th Floor, 34 Bree Street, Cape Town 8001, South Africa
27 (0) 21 419 8110, 419 8111

Consulate General of India in Johannesburg
Mr. Mahesh Kumar
Consul General
1, Eton Road, (corner Jan Smuts Avenue & Eton Road), Parktown 2193,, PO Box 6805, Johannesburg-2000, South Africa
00-27-11-4828484 / 85 / 86

Consulate General of India in Durban
Dr. Thelma John David
Consul General
1 Kingsmead Boulevard (2nd floor), Kingsmead Office Park, Durban 4001, PO Box No.3276, Durban-4000, South Africa

0027-31-335 0300

Embassy Details of South Africa in IndiaSouth Africa
High Commission of the Republic of South Africa
H.E. Mr. Cedrick C Crowley
High Commissioner
B 18Vasant MargVasant ViharNew Delhi-110057
11 2 614 9411 /12 /13 /14

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Consulate General of South Africa in Mumbai
Ms. Andrea Kuhn
Consul General
Gandhi Mansion, 20, Altamount Road Cumballa Hill Mumbai-400 026
+91-22-223513725, 23523726 (O)

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Honorary Consulate of South Africa in Chennai
H.E. Mr. Murugappan Muthiah Murugappan
Honorary Consul
Murugappan Group 5th Floor, Dare House, 234, NSC Bose Road
9840081879 (O)