South Africa

Flag of South AfricaSouth Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is a country located at the southern tip of Africa. It is divided into nine provinces and has 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline. To the north lie the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe; to the east are Mozambique and Swaziland; while Lesotho is an enclave surrounded by South African territory. South Africa is the 25th largest country in the world by area and the 24th most populous country with over 51 million people.
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  • Provides statistics on the economy, labour, utilities, tourism and transport and gives access to census data and publications.Statistics South Africa (Stats SA)

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