Country Information

Joined Commonwealth: 1949 (left in 1961, re-joined in 1994)

Population: 52,776,000 (2013)

Official Languages: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu.

Time Zone: GMT + 2 hours

Currency: Rand (R)

Capital City: Pretoria

For more information about South Africa:

Commonwealth Music Partners in South Africa

Buskaid Music School

The South African National Youth Orchestra