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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 AfricaHigh Commission of India
Honourable High Commissioner
852 Frances Baard Street, Arcadia 0083, Pretoria South Africa

Consulate General of India in Cape Town
Shri P.K. Ashok Babu
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 IndiaHigh Commission of the Republic of South Africa
H.E. Mr. Joel Sibusiso Ndebele
High Commissioner
B 18Vasant MargVasant ViharNew Delhi-110057

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)

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)