South Africa Facts, Population Count and Statistics (2021)



Here are a few of the most interesting South Africa facts and statistics I was able to dig up including population counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

South Africa Facts

  • Geographical Location: Google Maps
  • Size: 471,400 square miles (1.221 million square kilometers)
  • Continent: Africa
  • National Language: Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, English, Northern Sotho, Tswana, Southern Sotho, Tsonga, Swazi, Venda, Southern Ndebele
  • Capital City: Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Cape Town
  • Largest City: Johannesburg
  • Population Count: 57.577 million (2018)

South Africa Time Zone(s):

Time zone Offset
South Africa Standard Time UTC +2
Eastern Africa Time UTC +3

South Africa Major Cities:

  • Johannesburg
  • Cape Town
  • Durban
  • Germiston-Ekurhuleni
  • Pretoria
  • Nelspruit-Ehlanzeni
  • Rustenburg
  • Mthatha
  • Middelburg
  • Thohoyandou
Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these South Africa stats come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official government tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.