Available statistics:
Capital
Pretoria
Official language
11 official languages, however English commonly used Government language
Population (2019)
57,776,622
Population growth (2018), %
1.36
Median age of population (2018), years
26.5
Urbanization rate (2018), % p.a.
2.12
Urban population (2018), % of total
66.366
Rural population (2018), % of total
33.64
Population density (capita.km2)
47.63
HDI (2018)
113 (Rank of 88)
National Currency
South African Rand
Exchange rate (July 2019), USD
19.9
GDP (2015), USD billion current
366.29
GDP growth (2015), %
1.8
Mean GDP growth (2015-2018), %
2.28
GDP growth forecast (2016-2020), %
1.36
GNI per capita, PPP (2015), USD (current international $)
13,230
Inflation (2018), %
4.9%
Foreign Investment (2017), USD billion
5.470
ODA (2017), USD billion
1.014
Budget deficit (2018), %
4.4
TI Corruption Index (2018), rank out of 180
73
Population below poverty line (2016 est.), %
16.5
Commercial lending rate (2018), %
10.08
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 (%, 2017)
84.4
Electrification rate, urban (%, 2017)
93.5
Electrification rate, rural (%, 2017)
66.9
Peak demand (MW, 2017)
27,018
Per capita electricity consumption (kWh, 2016)
4,030