According to ALLCITYCODES.COM, the area code of South Africa is 27. It is located at the southern tip of Africa and is the only country with coastlines on both the Atlantic and Indian oceans. South Africa covers a total land area of 1,219,912 square kilometres and has a population of about 57 million people. The official languages are English, Afrikaans, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda and Xhosa. The climate in South Africa varies greatly due to its large size and diverse topography ranging from temperate to subtropical. The summer months (October to April) typically experience warm temperatures with average highs reaching around 30°C while winter months (May to September) usually have cooler temperatures with average lows dipping below zero degrees Celsius in some areas. South Africa has a vibrant culture that reflects its diverse history as well as its geography and environment. Music styles range from African styles such as Kwaito or Isicathamiya to western genres such as Hip Hop or Pop music while traditional dancing often incorporates movements that imitate nature such as waves or birds in flight. Religion also plays an important role in South African culture with Christianity being the predominant faith followed by other faiths such as Islam and Hinduism. South Africa is home to many unique species including African Elephants, African Wild Dogs, Cheetahs and Lions among many others. There are also several national parks where visitors can explore these animals in their natural habitats such as Kruger National Park or Table Mountain National Park. South Africa is a multi-party parliamentary democracy with universal adult suffrage. The South African government is divided into three branches: executive, legislative and judicial. The executive branch consists of the President, Cabinet Ministers and Deputy Ministers. The President is both the political leader of the country and Head of State, while Cabinet Ministers are responsible for policy implementation. The legislative branch is composed of Parliament, which consists of two Houses: the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces. This branch creates laws and scrutinizes government policy. Finally, the judiciary comprises courts at various levels that interpret laws and ensure justice is upheld in South Africa. As a former British colony, South Africa’s political system combines elements from its colonial past with more recent democratic reforms. Since 1994, it has held regular elections for all levels of government on an alternating five-year cycle. In this time it has established strong constitutional protections for civil rights, as well as a vibrant multiparty system that allows citizens to hold their elected officials accountable for their actions. LOVERISTS: Features public policy of South Africa.
South Africa 2004
Yearbook 2004 South Africa. In the April parliamentary elections, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) received 70% of the vote, giving the party 279 of […]