Southern Africa - South Africa - Nationwide Newspapers

Regional Newspapers

English
Eastern Cape
Grocott's Mail

Free State
The Sports Eye

Northern Cape
Diamond Fields Advertiser


Afrikaans
Western Cape
Eikestadnuus
Paarl Post
Weslander

Country Information

Location:  Southern Africa, at the southern tip of the continent of Africa
Geographic Coordinates:   29 00 S, 24 00 E
Area:   1,219,090 sq km (land: 1,214,470 sq km water: 4,620 sq km)
Climate:  Mostly semiarid; subtropical along east coast; sunny days, cool nights
Languages:  IsiZulu (official) 22.7%, IsiXhosa (official) 16%, Afrikaans (official) 13.5%, English (official) 9.6%, Sepedi (official) 9.1%, Setswana (official) 8%, Sesotho (official) 7.6%, Xitsonga (official) 4.5%, siSwati (official) 2.5%, Tshivenda (official) 2.4%, isiNdebele (official) 2.1%, sign language 0.5%, other 1.6% (2011 est.)
Population:  48,375,645
Capital:  Pretoria
Religion:  Protestant 36.6% (Zionist Christian 11.1%, Pentecostal/Charismatic 8.2%, Methodist 6.8%, Dutch Reformed 6.7%, Anglican 3.8%), Catholic 7.1%, Muslim 1.5%, other Christian 36%, other 2.3%, unspecified 1.4%, none 15.1% (2001 census)
Ethnic Groups:  Black African 79.2%, white 8.9%, colored 8.9%, Indian/Asian 2.5%, other 0.5% (2011 est.)
Independence:  31 May 1961

Source:  CIA Factbook