About SA - Overview of South Africa
South Africa consists of 1 219 090 km² at the southern-most tip of Africa. There is a population of approximately 44.8 million people.
South Africa is characterised by the diversity of its people in terms of race, culture and religion. This is reflected in the 11 national languages protected by the South African Constitution.
The country is divided into nine provinces, each with its own provincial parliament and administration. The nine provinces are:
- Free State
- Northern Cape
- Western Cape
- Eastern Cape
- North West