Country Profile - South%20Africa

Name: Republic of South Africa

Location: Southern Africa

Time: IST (-) 3 1/2 hrs

Capital: Pretoria

Language: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Pedi, Sotho, Swati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, and Zulu.

Area: 1,219,080 sq kms

Population: 49,004,031 (July 2011 est.)

National Day: 27 Apr (Freedom Day)

Currency: South African Rand (ZAR)

Climate: South Africa’s climate is generally sunny and pleasant. Winters are usually mild, although snow falls on the mountain ranges of the Cape and Natal and occasionally in lower-lying areas, when a brief cold spell can be expected throughout the country.

Holidays: 1 Jan New Year's Day. 21 Mar Human Rights Day. 9 Apr Family Day. 27 Apr Freedom Day. 1 May Workers' Day. 16 Jun Youth Day. 9 Aug National Women's Day. 24 Sep Heritage Day. 16 Dec Day of Reconciliation. 25 Dec Christmas Day. 26 Dec Day of Goodwill.

Airline Name: South African Airways (SA)

International Airports: Johannesburg (JNB), Durban (DUR), Cape Town (CPT)Bloemfontein