Land surface area
1 219 602 km2

Key economic sectors
Mining services and transport, energy, manufacturing, tourism and agriculture.

Population
Total 52 982 000 Male 25 823 300 (49%)
Female 27 158 700 (51%)

Official languages
English, isiZulu, isiXhosa, isiNdebele, Afrikaans, Siswati, Sesotho sa Leboa, Sesotho, Setswana, Tshivenda and Xitsonga.