South Africa

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Back donors enhance capacity of aid and development work

Back donors enhance capacity of aid and development work

Jan 16, 2013

The benefits of working with back donors go beyond funding relief and development work.

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About South Africa
  • Population: 50.1 million (UN, 2009)
  • Capitals: Pretoria (executive capital); Cape Town (legislative capital); Bloemfontein (judicial capital)
  • Largest city: Johannesburg
  • Area: 1.22 million sq km (470,693 sq miles)
  • Major languages: 11 official languages including English, Afrikaans, Sesotho, Setswana, Xhosa and Zulu
  • Major religion: Christianity, Islam, traditional African beliefs
  • Life expectancy: 50 years (men), 53 years (women)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Rand = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Gold, diamonds, metals and minerals, cars, machinery
  • GNI per capita: US $5,820 (World Bank, 2008)