The Republic of South Africa is a country located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa. The South African coast stretches 2,798 kilometres and borders both the Atlantic and Indian oceans. To the north of South Africa lie Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Swaziland, while the Kingdom of Lesotho is an independent enclave surrounded by South African territory.
South Africa has a two-tiered economy; one rivaling other developed countries and the other with only the most basic infrastructure. It is therefore a productive and industrialised economy that exhibits many characteristics associated with developing countries, including a division of labour between formal and informal sectors and an uneven distribution of wealth and income. The primary sector, based on manufacturing, services, mining, and agriculture, is well developed, and the country has a buoyant job sector where many illegal immigrants seek to cross the borders for work in the major cities. Other cities in SA are: Messina, Polokwana, Pretoria, Johannesburg, Ladysmith, Richards Bay, Durban, East London, De Aar, Bloemfontein, Kimberley, Upington, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Saldanha Bay.
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Currency: South African Rand (ZAR)
Official languages: Afrikaans, English, Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho, Tswana , Tsonga, Swati , Northern Sotho , Venda , Southern Ndebele.
The largest city in the South African province of Kwa Zulu Natal. It is also the third largest city in South Africa after Johannesburg and Cape Town. It forms part of the eThekwini metropolitan municipality.
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The history of Johannesburg extends back thousands of years to when it was inhabited by hunter-gatherer peoples. Johannesburg is a very large city in Gauteng Province, South Africa.
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The area known today as Cape Town has no written history before it was first mentioned by Portuguese explorer Bartholomew Dias in 1488. All knowledge of the previous inhabitants of the region was derived from fossil evidence and from rock art in the area.
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