South Africa is a country located on the Southern coast of the African continent, neighboring other countries including Zimbabwe and Namibia. It has the largest and most developed economy on the continent and is a country that is rich in natural resources. The national culture is a blend of Africa, European and Indian cultures reflecting the diverse population, immigration and colonial history of the region. People in South Africa speak more than 10 languages, but English and Afrikaans are the most commonly used, especially in professional environments. South Africans practice many religions but Christianity, Islam and Hinduism are the most dominant. South Africans are friendly and accommodating, and will invite you to enjoy braai, or roasted meat, which is a tradition with communities coming together to eat, drink and enjoy each other’s company. Current local political tensions are high with the current president being pressured to step down amid charges of corruption and abuse of power. (Kwintessential).

Average Monthly Earnings

Employment-to-Population Ratio

Unemployment Rate

Employment by Sector

Agriculture 5.3%
Industry 22.3%
Services 72.4%

Employment Distribution by Education

Age 15+

Less than Basic 7.8%
Basic 37.6%
Intermediate 32.6%
Advanced 19.6%
Level Not Stated 2.4%

Age 15-24

Less than Basic 3.8%
Basic 40.6%
Intermediate 44.4%
Advanced 10.5%
Level Not Stated 0.7%

Age 15-64

Less than Basic 7.6%
Basic 37.7%
Intermediate 32.8%
Advanced 19.5%
Level Not Stated 2.4%

Age 25+

Less than Basic 8.1%
Basic 37.3%
Intermediate 31.7%
Advanced 20.2%
Level Not Stated 2.6%

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