Available statistics:
Capital
Pretoria
Official language
11 official languages, however English commonly used Government language
Population (2015)
54.957 million
Population growth (2015), %
1.6
Median age of population (2015), years
26.5
Urbanization rate (2015), % p.a.
2.4
Urban population (2015), % of total
64
Rural population (2015), % of total
36
Population density (capita.km2)
45.3
HDI (2015)
0.666
National Currency
South African Rand
Exchange rate (01/2017), USD
13.7531
GDP (2015), USD billion current
314.57
GDP growth (2015), %
1.3
Mean GDP growth (2010-2015), %
2.28
GDP growth forecast (2016-2020), %
1.36
GNI per capita, PPP (2015), USD (current international $)
12,880
Inflation (2015), %
4%
Foreign Investment (2014), USD billion
1.575
ODA (2014), USD billion
1.070
Budget deficit (2016), %
- 3.3
TI Corruption Index (2015), rank out of 167
4.4, rank 61
Rural Population below poverty line (2010), %
77
Urban population below poverty line (2010), %
39.2
Commercial lending rate (2015), %
9.4
Installed Generation Capacity (MW, 2016), Eskom:
45,075
Installed Generation Capacity (MW, 2016), IPPs:
3,392
Installed Generation Capacity (MW, 2016), Municipal:
1,850
Installed Generation Capacity (MW, 2016), Total
50,317
Effective Fossil Fuel Capacity (MW, 2016)
40,556
Effective Hydro Capacity (MW, 2016)
2,184 inclusive of pumped storage
Other RE Capacity (MW, 2016)
2,235
Renewable electricity output as % of total electricity output excl. hydro (2016)
~3
Avg. distribution and transmission losses as % of output (2016)
8.6
Net electricity imports (GWh, 2016)
- 3,762
Electrification rate, total (%, 2013)
85
Electrification rate, urban (%, 2013)
95
Electrification rate, rural (%, 2013)
77
Peak demand (MW, 2016)
34,481
Per capita electricity consumption (kWh, 2013)
4,326