South Africa has the most developed economy on the continent. This is the only African country in the G20.
CURRENT PRESIDENT : Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa.
POPULATION : 61,508,245 million (June 2023).
AREA : 1,22 million square kilometers.
GDP : Estimated 419 billion USD (2021).
South Africa is located in the south of the continent, between the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. The country is surrounded by the savannah of Kalahari, the Namib desert, the eastern coast with a tropical climate, and the southwest with a climate close to the Mediterranean, ideal for cultivating vineyards. Natural forests occupy only 0.14% of the country’s territory.
South Africa, it’s natural parks, the richest flora, and fauna, as well as modern cities and high-grade infrastructure.
South Africa is a multiethnic country there are representatives of many African nationalities including immigrants from Europe, India, and Asia. The largest Indian community outside of India lives on the east coast of South Africa in Durban.
South Africa has the most developed economy on the continent. This is the only African country in the G20. South Africa imports oil, food, and chemical goods; The main exports are manganese, diamonds, gold, platinum, and engineering products. It is worth mentioning the wine industry in South Africa which is the eighth largest in the world. South-west of South Africa gives a wonderful climate for winemaking and the first wine here was produced in 1659.
A secular state where people of different religions and belief systems live, including the Orthodox Diocese.
After the victory over the apartheid regime, the development of South Africa’s international relations is proceeding very rapidly. So, after the establishment of diplomatic relations with China, trade with China grew from $ 3 billion in 1998 to $ 60 billion in 2012. The state participates in international organizations such as the UN, G20, and the BRICS.