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Education

 

Adjusted savings: education expenditure > % of GNI 5.29 % of GNI [44th of 168]
Average years of schooling of adults 6.1 [51st of 100]
Children out of school, primary 568,936 [17th of 126]
Children out of school, primary (per capita) 12.272 per 1,000 people [34th of 150]
Children out of school, primary, female 248,157 [19th of 117]
Children out of school, primary, female (per capita) 5,352.778 per 1,000 people [36th of 147]
Children out of school, primary, male 320,779 [16th of 117]
Children out of school, primary, male (per capita) 6,919.244 per 1,000 people [33rd of 148]
Duration of compulsory education 9 years [103rd of 171]
Duration of education > Primary level 7 [24th of 181]
Duration of education > Secondary level 5 [176th of 181]
Education enrolment by level > Primary level 7,465,728 [15th of 189]
Education enrolment by level > Primary level (per capita) 0.165 per capita [29th of 172]
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 4,312,135 [23rd of 171]
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level (per capita) 95.143 per 1,000 people [60th of 159]
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 675,160 [31st of 150]
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level (per capita) 14.897 per 1,000 people [83rd of 146]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Primary level 48.92% [31st of 179]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Secondary level 51.87% [19th of 162]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Tertiary level 53.68% [57th of 126]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level 92% [84th of 160]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Men 91% [90th of 160]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Women 93% [78th of 160]
Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI 5.5% [17th of 127]
Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government 17.9% [18th of 85]
Education spending (% of GDP) 5.3% [48th of 132]
Education spending (% of total government expenditure) 18.5% [27th of 96]
Education spending (% Primary) 47.8% [28th of 110]
Education spending (% Secondary) 31.3% [69th of 107]
Education spending (% Tertiary) 14.6% [81st of 108]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 77% [67th of 112]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Men 75% [60th of 101]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Women 79.1% [56th of 101]
Education, primary completion rate 99 [42nd of 148]
Education, primary completion rate > Men 99 [37th of 145]
Education, primary completion rate > Women 99 [41st of 145]
Enrolment ratio > Secondary level 57.2% [82nd of 135]
Expenditure per student, primary > % of GDP per capita 14.16 % [17th of 101]
Expenditure per student, secondary > % of GDP per capita 17.61 % [23rd of 93]
Expenditure per student, tertiary > % of GDP per capita 49.62 % [17th of 81]
Female enrolment share > Primary level 48.6% [73rd of 176]
Female enrolment share > Secondary level 52.4% [17th of 170]
Geographical aptitude results 72.134 [79th of 191]
Girls to boys ratio, primary level enrolment 0.96 [116th of 183]
Girls to boys ratio, secondary level enrolment 1.07 [27th of 172]
Girls to boys ratio, tertiary level enrolment 1.22 [41st of 139]
Grade 1 intake rate 37.5 [90th of 114]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, female > % of relevant age group 111.23 % [37th of 156]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, male > % of relevant age group 116.66 % [36th of 156]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, total > % of relevant age group 113.97 % [33rd of 157]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ 13.6% [68th of 138]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Men 13% [63rd of 138]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Women 14.3% [75th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ 4,054,600 [27th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ (per capita) 88.454 per 1,000 people [67th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men 1,884,300 [23rd of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men (per capita) 41.107 per 1,000 people [61st of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women 2,169,300 [29th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women (per capita) 47.325 per 1,000 people [68th of 138]
Literacy > Definition
age 15 and over can read and write
Literacy > Female 85.7% [82nd of 157]
Literacy > Male 87% [92nd of 156]
Literacy > Total population 86.4% [90th of 160]
Literacy rate, adult female > % of females ages 15 and above 80.93 % [65th of 121]
Literacy rate, adult male > % of males ages 15 and above 84.07 % [71st of 121]
Literacy rate, adult total > % of people ages 15 and above 82.4 % [66th of 121]
Literacy rate, youth female > % of females ages 15-24 94.29 % [62nd of 123]
Literacy rate, youth male > % of males ages 15-24 93.5 % [68th of 123]
Literacy rate, youth total > % of people ages 15-24 93.91 % [67th of 123]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 93.9% [5th of 138]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Men 93.5% [6th of 138]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Women 94.3% [5th of 138]
Net intake rate in grade 1 > % of official school-age population 51.49 % [69th of 95]
Net intake rate in grade 1, female > % of official school-age population 50.97 % [70th of 93]
Net intake rate in grade 1, male > % of official school-age population 52 % [69th of 93]
Persistence to grade 5, female > % of cohort 83.39 % [39th of 83]
Persistence to grade 5, male > % of cohort 81.58 % [42nd of 83]
Persistence to grade 5, total > % of cohort 82.45 % [43rd of 92]
Primary completion rate, female > % of relevant age group 98.69 % [42nd of 138]
Primary completion rate, male > % of relevant age group 98.63 % [41st of 138]
Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group 98.66 % [45th of 141]
Primary education, duration > years 7 years [15th of 197]
Primary education, pupils 7,444,142 [13th of 176]
Primary education, pupils (per capita) 0.161 per capita [33rd of 193]
Primary education, pupils > % female 48.73 % female [46th of 175]
Primary education, teachers 208,877 [20th of 159]
Primary education, teachers (per capita) 4.506 per 1,000 people [79th of 191]
Primary education, teachers > % female 76.08 % female [66th of 153]
Primary school girls out of school 7% [72nd of 99]
Private school enrolment > Primary level 1.7 [121st of 148]
Private school enrolment > Secondary level 2.4 [111st of 131]
Progression to secondary level 92.2 [45th of 97]
Progression to secondary school > % 89.72 % [62nd of 123]
Progression to secondary school, female > % 90.9 % [57th of 118]
Progression to secondary school, male > % 88.52 % [57th of 118]
Public spending on education, total > % of GDP 5.39 % [16th of 136]
Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure 17.85 % [18th of 103]
Public spending per student > Primary level 14 [58th of 126]
Public spending per student > Secondary level 17.9 [75th of 123]
Public spending per student > Tertiary level 61.3 [46th of 123]
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 35.64 [33rd of 159]
Pupils reaching grade 5 64.5 [92nd of 108]
Pupils-teacher ratio > primary level 33.5 [50th of 175]
Pupils-teacher ratio > secondary level 29.5 [12th of 121]
Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education 119.79 [56th of 137]
Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 96.47 [105th of 174]
Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 107.48 [22nd of 162]
Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education > % 100.96 % [75th of 157]
Ratio of young literate females to males > % ages 15-24 100.85 % [18th of 123]
Repetition rate, primary > % of total enrollment 7.96 % [42nd of 128]
Repetition rate, primary, female > % of total enrollment 7.51 % [38th of 125]
Repetition rate, primary, male > % of total enrollment 8.39 % [45th of 125]
Repitition rate > Primary level 7.9 [54th of 143]
School enrollment, preprimary > % gross 37.46 % gross [89th of 159]
School enrollment, preprimary, female > % gross 37.93 % gross [85th of 153]
School enrollment, preprimary, male > % gross 36.99 % gross [86th of 153]
School enrollment, primary > % gross 104.07 % gross [74th of 176]
School enrollment, primary > % net 87.07 % net [92nd of 139]
School enrollment, primary, female > % gross 102.18 % gross [79th of 174]
School enrollment, primary, female > % net 87.2 % net [87th of 137]
School enrollment, primary, male > % gross 105.92 % gross [73rd of 174]
School enrollment, primary, male > % net 86.94 % net [94th of 136]
School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary 2.04 % [102nd of 139]
School enrollment, secondary > % gross 93.41 % gross [51st of 164]
School enrollment, secondary > % net 61.66 % net [66th of 121]
School enrollment, secondary, female > % gross 96.8 % gross [40th of 162]
School enrollment, secondary, female > % net 65.13 % net [65th of 119]
School enrollment, secondary, male > % gross 90.06 % gross [59th of 162]
School enrollment, secondary, male > % net 58.23 % net [65th of 119]
School enrollment, secondary, private > % of total secondary 2.6 % [96th of 124]
School enrollment, tertiary > % gross 15.65 % gross [80th of 141]
School enrollment, tertiary, female > % gross 17.07 % gross [75th of 137]
School enrollment, tertiary, male > % gross 14.25 % gross [76th of 137]
School life expectancy > Female 14.1 years [29th of 96]
School life expectancy > Male 14.1 years [25th of 97]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary 13 years [4th of 93]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female 13 years [5th of 93]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male 13 years [4th of 93]
School life expectancy > Total 14.1 years [29th of 110]
Schools connected to the Internet > % 26.5 % [24th of 39]
Scientific and technical journal articles 2,364 [34th of 175]
Secondary education, general pupils 4,317,903 [17th of 183]
Secondary education, general pupils (per capita) 0.093 per 1,000 people [36th of 196]
Secondary education, pupils 4,593,492 [17th of 166]
Secondary education, pupils (per capita) 0.099 per capita [43rd of 185]
Secondary education, pupils > % female 51.53 % female [13th of 153]
Secondary education, teachers 149,375 [28th of 141]
Secondary education, teachers (per capita) 3.222 per 1,000 people [97th of 188]
Secondary education, teachers > % female 51.82 % female [76th of 131]
Secondary education, vocational pupils 275,589 [32nd of 163]
Secondary education, vocational pupils (per capita) 5.944 per 1,000 people [81st of 183]
Spending on teaching materials 3.5 [11th of 30]
Tertiary enrollment 15.2% [80th of 151]
Trained teachers in primary education > % of total teachers 78.66 % [26th of 61]
Trained teachers in primary education, female > % of female teachers 79.31 % [23rd of 56]
Trained teachers in primary education, male > % of male teachers 76.76 % [20th of 56]
Unemployment with primary education > % of total unemployment 50.2 % [10th of 78]
Unemployment with primary education, female > % of female unemployment 47.4 % [10th of 72]
Unemployment with primary education, male > % of male unemployment 53.2 % [11th of 72]
Unemployment with secondary education > % of total unemployment 41 % [37th of 77]
Universities > Top 500 4 [23rd of 38]
Universities > Top 500 (per $ GDP) 0.019 per $1 billion of GDP [14th of 37]
Universities > Top 500 (per capita) 0.09 per capita [29th of 38]
Women to men parity index, as ratio of literacy rates, aged 15-24 1.01 [2nd of 138]
World Organization of the Scout Movement > Members > Admits Boys/Girls both

SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; UNESCO; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; United Nations Human Development Programme; The Geography Zone; World Bank; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Household survey data, net enrolment data from UNESCO, and data from UNICEF country offices; UNESCO Institute for Statistics; Shanghai Jiao Tong University; Wikipedia: List of World Organization of the Scout Movement members

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
South Africa, Republic of South Africa, rep. of s. africa, SAFRICA

Health
 

% immunized 1-year-old children > DPT3 82 [124th of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > HepB3 83 [72nd of 114]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Measles 78 [131st of 186]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Polio3 84 [121st of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > TB 94 [77th of 153]
% immunized pregnant women tetanus 52 [30th of 54]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Rural 80 [61st of 140]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Total 87 [68th of 144]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Urban 93 [80th of 141]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Rural 73 [73rd of 146]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Total 86 [76th of 150]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Urban 99 [45th of 147]
% of routine EPI vaccines financed by government > Total 100 [79th of 133]
% under-fives with ARI -- 19 [18th of 79]
% under-fives with ARI taken to health provider 75 [13th of 80]
Abortion law > National laws > Physical Health #  
Access to sanitation 90% [53rd of 129]
Adolescent fertility rate > births per 1,000 women ages 15-19 65 births [60th of 184]
ARI treatment > % of children under 5 taken to a health provider 75 % [2nd of 52]
Birth rate, crude > per 1,000 people 23.51 per 1,000 people [75th of 195]
Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total 92 % [29th of 76]
Births with health staff 84% [60th of 116]
Children living with AIDS 250,000 [2nd of 80]
    Children living with AIDS (per capita) 5.63774 per 1,000 people [11th of 80]
Contraception 56% [38th of 89]
Contraceptive prevalence > % of women ages 15-49 60.3 % [4th of 57]
Dependency ratio per 100 58 [98th of 166]
Diarrhea treatment > % of children under 5 receiving oral rehydration and continued feeding 37 % [1st of 47]
Drinking water availability % 86% [72nd of 147]
Drug access 80% [88th of 163]
expenditure per capita > current US$ 390.2 $ [54th of 186]
expenditure, private > % of GDP 5.13 % [4th of 187]
expenditure, public > % of GDP 3.47 % [87th of 187]
expenditure, total > % of GDP 8.6 % [31st of 187]
External resources for health > % of total expenditure on health 0.5 % [118th of 141]
External resources for health as % of total expenditure on health 0.3% [123rd of 179]
Female adults with HIV > % of population ages 15+ with HIV 58.49 % [26th of 112]
Fertility rate, total > births per woman 2.78 births per woman [77th of 194]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Females 45.3 [157th of 186]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Males 43.3 [159th of 186]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Total population 44.3 [157th of 186]
HIV AIDS > Adult prevalence rate 21.5% [4th of 136]
HIV AIDS > Deaths 370,000 [1st of 102]
    HIV AIDS > Deaths (per capita) 8,071.807 per million people [5th of 102]
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS 5,300,000 [1st of 126]
    HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS (per capita) 115.623 per 1,000 people [4th of 126]
HIV AIDS > Women living with aids 15-49 20.1 [7th of 114]
HIVAIDS > Adult prevalence rate 15-49 years, 20.1 [7th of 145]
HIVAIDS > children orphaned by AIDS 0-14 years, 662,000 [8th of 82]
Immunization, DPT > % of children ages 12-23 months 94 % [82nd of 190]
Immunization, measles > % of children ages 12-23 months 82 % [133rd of 190]
Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access 65 % [93rd of 167]
Improved sanitation facilities, rural > % of rural population with access 46 % [98th of 167]
Improved sanitation facilities, urban > % of urban population with access 79 % [102nd of 173]
Improved water source > % of population with access 88 % [89th of 176]
Improved water source, rural > % of rural population with access 73 % [100th of 174]
Improved water source, urban > % of urban population with access 99 % [67th of 181]
Incidence of tuberculosis > per 100,000 people 599.89 per 100,000 people [9th of 200]
Infant mortality rate > Female 40.65 deaths/1,000 live births [59th of 225]
Infant mortality rate > Male 49.47 deaths/1,000 live births [60th of 225]
Infant mortality rate > Total 45.11 deaths/1,000 live births [59th of 225]
Intestinal diseases death rate 24.99% [42nd of 141]
Investment in water and sanitation with private participation > current US$ 31,300,000 $ [15th of 19]
    Investment in water and sanitation with private participation > current US$ (per $ GDP) 235.555 $ per $1,000 of GDP [27th of 44]
    Investment in water and sanitation with private participation > current US$ (per capita) 711.364 $ per 1,000 people [27th of 45]
life expectancy > Date of information 2006 est.  
Life expectancy at birth > Female 48.15 years [208th of 226]
Life expectancy at birth > Male 49.63 years [202nd of 226]
Life expectancy at birth > Total population 48.89 years [206th of 225]
Life expectancy at birth, female > years 48.68 years [158th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, male > years 46.69 years [159th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, total > years 47.66 years [159th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Females 50 [161st of 186]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Males 48 [162nd of 186]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Total population 49 [162nd of 186]
Major infectious diseases > Degree of risk intermediate  
Major infectious diseases > Food or waterborne diseases
bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
Major infectious diseases > Water contact disease schistosomiasis  
Malaria cases > per 100,000 143 [58th of 94]
Malnutrition prevalence, height for age > % of children under 5 24.9 % [13th of 52]
Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age > % of children under 5 11.5 % [18th of 63]
Measles immunization 82 [111st of 168]
Nutrition > % of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months 30 [62nd of 105]
Nutrition > % of children who are � exclusively breastfed 6 months 7 [117th of 125]
Nutrition > % of households consuming iodized salt 62 [63rd of 112]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 25 [62nd of 132]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 12 [83rd of 137]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight severe 2 [79th of 104]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe 3 [99th of 128]
Out-of-pocket expenditure as % of private health expenditure 20.9% [184th of 185]
Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of private expenditure on health 17.2 % [185th of 185]
Per capita government expenditure on health in international dollars 280 [66th of 185]
Per capita total expenditure on health in international dollars 689 [48th of 185]
Physicians > per 1,000 people 0.77 per 1,000 people [16th of 148]
Plastic surgery procedures 11,140 [12th of 34]
    Plastic surgery procedures (per capita) 25.122 per 100,000 people [25th of 34]
Pregnant women receiving prenatal care > % 91.7 % [7th of 62]
Prepaid plans as % of private expenditure on health 77.7% [1st of 159]
Prevalence of HIV, total > % of population ages 15-49 18.78 % [6th of 148]
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 2.5 % [156th of 172]
Private expenditure on health as % of total expenditure on health 59.4% [38th of 185]
Probability of dying before 5 > Females 78 per 1,000 people [59th of 187]
Probability of not reaching 40 24.4% [44th of 111]
Probability of reaching 65 > Female 53.7% [120th of 159]
Probability of reaching 65 > Male 40.2% [131st of 159]
Respiratory disease child death rate 19.57  
SARS fatalities 1 [11th of 29]
SARS fatality ratio % 100% [1st of 29]
SARS female cases % 0% [24th of 29]
SARS median age range 62 [2nd of 29]
SARS total cases 1 [25th of 29]
Smoking prevalence, females > % of adults 7.7 % [24th of 43]
Smoking prevalence, males > % of adults 23.2 % [30th of 42]
Spending > Per person 230 [46th of 133]
Spending > Private 3.8 [23rd of 141]
Spending > Public 3.3%  
Total expenditure on health as % of GDP 8.7% [32nd of 185]
Total fertility rate 2.6 [98th of 166]
Transplants > Heart 12 heart transplants [23rd of 30]
    Transplants > Heart (per capita) 0.270612 heart transplants per 1 [26th of 30]
Transplants > Kidney 276 kidney transplants [17th of 47]
    Transplants > Kidney (per capita) 6.22407 kidney transplants per 1 [29th of 47]
Transplants > Liver 12 liver transplants [28th of 29]
    Transplants > Liver (per capita) 0.270612 liver transplants per 1 [28th of 29]
Transplants > Total 300 transplants [18th of 49]
    Transplants > Total (per capita) 6.76529 transplants per 1 millio [29th of 49]
Tuberculosis cases > Per 100,000 237 [16th of 165]
Tuberculosis cases detected under DOTS > % 103.09 % [12th of 178]
Tuberculosis immunisation 97% [50th of 134]
Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases 69.67 % [133rd of 171]
Unmet need for contraception > % of married women ages 15-49 15 % [8th of 13]
Water availability 1,154 cubic meters [140th of 169]


SOURCES
UNICEF; Wikipedia: Abortion law ; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; World Development Indicators database; WHO 2002a; UNHDR; UN (United Nations). 2002. United Nations Population Division Database on Contraceptive Use. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. January. New York; World Health Organization; World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Global Water Supply and Sanitation Assessment 2000 Report and updates provided by UNICEF to the United Nations Millennium Indicator Database; WHO (World Health Organization). 2001. Correspondence on access to essential drugs. Department of Essential Drugs and Medecines Policy. February. Geneva; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; United Nations, Demographic Yearbook, 1997; World Health Organisation. 1997-1999 World Health Statistics Annual. Geneva: WHO, 2000; Wikipedia: List of countries by life expectancy ; UNHDR; UNICEF; International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; The World Health Report 2001; UN 2001 via backone.pdf; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York.; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York; WHO, SARS Summary; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; ; Abstracted from center-specific counts (Worldwide Transplant Center Directory, 2002)

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
South Africa, Republic of South Africa, rep. of s. africa, SAFRICA

Sports
 

1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games > Medals 16 [2nd of 9]
1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games > Medals > Pos 3 [17th of 18]
1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games > Medals 13 [2nd of 11]
1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games > Medals > Pos 3 [16th of 17]
1964 Summer Paralympics > Bronze 3 [9th of 15]
1964 Summer Paralympics > Gold 8 [5th of 13]
1964 Summer Paralympics > Silver 8 [6th of 13]
1964 Summer Paralympics > Total 19 [7th of 16]
1968 Summer Paralympics > Bronze 7 [10th of 20]
1968 Summer Paralympics > Gold 9 [10th of 18]
1968 Summer Paralympics > Silver 10 [8th of 21]
1968 Summer Paralympics > Total 26 [9th of 21]
1972 Summer Paralympics > Bronze 13 [4th of 28]
1972 Summer Paralympics > Gold 16 [3rd of 25]
1972 Summer Paralympics > Silver 12 [5th of 26]
1972 Summer Paralympics > Total 41 [4th of 30]
1976 Summer Paralympics > The Paralympics in Canada and Toronto > Bronze 12 [12th of 31]
1976 Summer Paralympics > The Paralympics in Canada and Toronto > Gold 7 [18th of 29]
1976 Summer Paralympics > The Paralympics in Canada and Toronto > Silver 9 [16th of 29]
1976 Summer Paralympics > The Paralympics in Canada and Toronto > Total 28 [15th of 32]
1984 CART World Series Season > Nation's Cup > LGB DNQ
1992 Summer Paralympics > Bronze 3 [30th of 47]
1992 Summer Paralympics > Gold 4 [25th of 39]
1992 Summer Paralympics > Silver 1 [38th of 43]
1992 Summer Paralympics > Total 8 [29th of 53]
1995 IAAF World Indoor Championships > Medals table > Position 28.
1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Bronze 1 [46th of 61]
1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Gold 3 [25th of 53]
1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Population 40 930 000
1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Population > /medal 8 186 000
1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Silver 1 [46th of 57]
1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Total 5 [36th of 79]
1996 Summer Paralympics > Bronze 10 [18th of 50]
1996 Summer Paralympics > Gold 10 [15th of 50]
1996 Summer Paralympics > Silver 8 [17th of 51]
1996 Summer Paralympics > Total 28 [17th of 59]
1997 World Air Games > Results > Bronze medals 1 [23rd of 27]
1997 World Air Games > Results > Total 1 [28th of 30]
1999 IAAF World Indoor Championships > Medals table > Position 12.
1999 World Championships in Athletics > Medals Table > Position 27
2000 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Bronze 3 [25th of 68]
2000 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Population 44 000 000
2000 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Population > /medal 8 800 000
2000 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Silver 2 [36th of 53]
2000 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Total 5 [35th of 79]
2000 Summer Paralympics > Bronze 13 [13th of 58]
2000 Summer Paralympics > Gold 13 [12th of 51]
2000 Summer Paralympics > Silver 12 [14th of 55]
2000 Summer Paralympics > Total 38 [12th of 66]
2001 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season > Grands Prix > 125 winner Youichi Ui
2001 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season > Grands Prix > 250 winner Daijiro Kato
2001 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season > Grands Prix > 500 winner Valentino Rossi
2001 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season > Grands Prix > Circuit
Phakisa
2001 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season > Grands Prix > Date April 22
2001 IAAF World Indoor Championships > Medals table > Position 19.
2001 World Championships in Athletics > Medals Table > Position 11
2003 World Championships in Athletics > Medals Table > Position =.
2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships > Group B > GA 48 [2nd of 11]
2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships > Group B > GF 9 [10th of 11]
2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships > Group B > GP 5 [11th of 11]
2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships > Group B > L 5 [2nd of 10]
2004 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships > Group B > GA 56 [1st of 12]
2004 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships > Group B > GF 4 [12th of 12]
2004 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships > Group B > GP 5 [2nd of 12]
2005 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships > Team All-Around > Ball 29.275 [30th of 31]
2005 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships > Team All-Around > Clubs 32.725 [27th of 31]
2005 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships > Team All-Around > Ribbon 29.725 [29th of 31]
2005 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships > Team All-Around > Rope 31.975 [25th of 31]
2005 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships > Team All-Around > Total 105.675 [27th of 31]
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Australia > Main Race Results > Laps 1 [24th of 24]
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Australia > Main Race Results > Time +34 Laps
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Australia > Qualification > Aggregate 2'39.895
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Australia > Qualification > Driver Stephen Simpson
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Australia > Qualification > Gap 2.859 [10th of 23]
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Australia > Qualification > Q1 Time 1'22.373
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Australia > Qualification > Q2 Time 1'20.106
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Australia > Qualification > Q3 Time 1'20.460
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Australia > Qualification > Q4 Time 1'19.789
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, China > Sprint Race Results > Driver Stephen Simpson
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, China > Sprint Race Results > Laps 15 [15th of 22]
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, China > Sprint Race Results > Time +33.854
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, China > Total Points > MR 19 [16th of 22]
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, China > Total Points > Points 20 [17th of 22]
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, China > Total Points > SR 1 [20th of 21]
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Germany > Main Race Results > Laps 15 [22nd of 24]
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Germany > Main Race Results > Time +20 Laps
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Germany > Qualification > Aggregate 3'10.524
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Germany > Qualification > Driver Tomas Scheckter
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Germany > Qualification > Gap 5.192 [2nd of 23]
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Germany > Qualification > Q1 Time 1'37.190
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Germany > Qualification > Q2 Time 1'36.368
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Germany > Qualification > Q3 Time 1'34.987
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Germany > Qualification > Q4 Time 1'35.537
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Germany > Sprint Race Results > Laps 18 [14th of 22]
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Great Britain > Main Race Results > Driver Stephen Simpson
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Great Britain > Main Race Results > Laps 38 [6th of 21]
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Great Britain > Main Race Results > Time +24.852
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Great Britain > Qualification > Aggregate 2'33.086
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Great Britain > Qualification > Driver Stephen Simpson
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Great Britain > Qualification > Gap 2.297 [11th of 24]
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Great Britain > Qualification > Q1 Time 1'17.432
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Great Britain > Qualification > Q2 Time 1'16.612
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Great Britain > Qualification > Q3 Time 1'16.647
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Great Britain > Qualification > Q4 Time 1'16.474
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Great Britain > Sprint Race Results > Laps 17 [23rd of 24]
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Great Britain > Sprint Race Results > Time 1 [23rd of 24]
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Great Britain > Total Points > Points 5 [8th of 16]
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Indonesia > Qualification > Driver Stephen Simpson
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Indonesia > Qualification > Time 2min 35.750secs
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Indonesia > Sprint Race Results > Laps 15 [21st of 23]
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Malaysia > Main Race Results > Laps 30 [8th of 24]
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Malaysia > Main Race Results > Time +51.839
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Malaysia > Qualification > Driver Stephen Simpson
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Mexico > Main Race Results > Laps 35 [18th of 21]
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Mexico > Main Race Results > Time +1 Lap
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Mexico > Qualification > Aggregate 2'44.895
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Mexico > Qualification > Driver Stephen Simpson
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Mexico > Qualification > Q1 Time 1'25.394
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Mexico > Qualification > Q2 Time 1'22.817
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Mexico > Qualification > Q3 Time 1'23.638
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Mexico > Qualification > Q4 Time 1'22.078
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Mexico > Sprint Race Results > Laps 9 [17th of 20]
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Mexico > Sprint Race Results > Time +9 Laps
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Portugal > Main Race Results > Laps 14 [22nd of 24]
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Portugal > Main Race Results > Time +22 Laps
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Portugal > Qualification > Aggregate 3'05.518
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Portugal > Qualification > Driver Tomas Scheckter
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Portugal > Qualification > Gap 4.202 [9th of 23]
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Portugal > Qualification > Q1 Time 1'35.405
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Portugal > Qualification > Q2 Time 1'33.068
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Portugal > Qualification > Q3 Time 1'33.574
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Portugal > Qualification > Q4 Time 1'32.450
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Portugal > Sprint Race Results > Laps 18 [15th of 21]
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Portugal > Sprint Race Results > Time +39.722
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Portugal > Total Points > Points 1 [15th of 15]
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, South Africa > Main Race Results > Laps 40 [4th of 23]
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, South Africa > Main Race Results > Time +9.433
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, South Africa > Qualification > Aggregate 2'40.193
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, South Africa > Qualification > Driver Stephen Simpson
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, South Africa > Qualification > Gap 3.352 [7th of 21]
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, South Africa > Qualification > Q1 Time 1'21.557
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, South Africa > Qualification > Q2 Time 1'20.570
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, South Africa > Qualification > Q3 Time 1'20.737
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, South Africa > Qualification > Q4 Time 1'19.623
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, South Africa > Sprint Race Results > Laps 13 [20th of 20]
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, South Africa > Sprint Race Results > Time +7 Laps
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, South Africa > Total Points > Points 6 [9th of 16]
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, United Arab Emirates > Qualification > Aggregate 3'34.252
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, United Arab Emirates > Qualification > Driver Stephen Simpson
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, United Arab Emirates > Qualification > Gap 2.334 [11th of 22]
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, United Arab Emirates > Qualification > Q2 Time 1'48.046
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, United Arab Emirates > Qualification > Q3 Time 1'47.309
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, United Arab Emirates > Qualification > Q4 Time 1'46.943
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, United Arab Emirates > Total Points > Points 8 [9th of 16]
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix season > Teams > Race Team BCN Competition
2006 World Baseball Classic > Team batting > 2B 3 [13th of 16]
2006 World Baseball Classic > Team batting > AB 87 [15th of 16]
2006 World Baseball Classic > Team batting > AVG .253
2006 World Baseball Classic > Team batting > BB 7 [15th of 16]
2006 World Baseball Classic > Team batting > CS 2 [8th of 12]
2006 World Baseball Classic > Team batting > G 3 [12th of 16]
2006 World Baseball Classic > Team batting > H 22 [12th of 16]
2006 World Baseball Classic > Team batting > OBP .330
2006 World Baseball Classic > Team batting > OPS .640
2006 World Baseball Classic > Team batting > R 12 [13th of 16]
2006 World Baseball Classic > Team batting > RBI 11 [13th of 16]
2006 World Baseball Classic > Team batting > SLG .310
2006 World Baseball Classic > Team batting > SO 34 [7th of 16]
2006 World Baseball Classic > Team batting > TB 27 [13th of 16]
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Australia > Feature Race Results > Laps 4 [20th of 20]
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Australia > Feature Race Results > Time + 42 laps
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Australia > Sprint Race Results > Laps 14 [17th of 22]
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Australia > Sprint Race Results > Time + 19.814
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Beijing, China > Feature Race Results > Driver Adrian Zaugg
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Beijing, China > Feature Race Results > Laps 63 [6th of 22]
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Beijing, China > Feature Race Results > Time + 13.278
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Beijing, China > Qualification > Gap +1.268 [16th of 21]
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Beijing, China > Qualification > Laps 11 [15th of 22]
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Beijing, China > Qualification > Quickest Time 1:01.361
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Beijing, China > Sprint Race Results > Laps 2 [22nd of 22]
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Beijing, China > Sprint Race Results > Time +13 [10th of 21]
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Czech Republic > Feature Race Results > Driver Stephen Simpson
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Czech Republic > Feature Race Results > Laps 38 [4th of 23]
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Czech Republic > Feature Race Results > Time + 33.921
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Czech Republic > Qualification > Aggregate 3'33.676
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Czech Republic > Qualification > Gap 3.623 [10th of 22]
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Czech Republic > Qualification > Q1 Time 1'47.092
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Czech Republic > Qualification > Q2 Time 1'48.539
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Czech Republic > Qualification > Q3 Time 1'46.870
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Czech Republic > Qualification > Q4 Time 1'46.806
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Czech Republic > Sprint Race Results > Laps 4 [21st of 22]
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Czech Republic > Sprint Race Results > Time + 6 laps
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Indonesia > Sprint Race Results > Driver Alan van der Merwe
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Indonesia > Sprint Race Results > Time +15.989 [11th of 20]
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Malaysia > Feature Race Results > Driver Adrian Zaugg
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Malaysia > Feature Race Results > Laps + 1'46.268
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Malaysia > Feature Race Results > Time 28 [17th of 22]
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Malaysia > Qualification > Aggregate 3'45.868
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Malaysia > Qualification > Gap 0.544 [20th of 21]
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Malaysia > Qualification > Pos 8 → 11
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Malaysia > Qualification > Q1 Time 1'52.778
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Malaysia > Qualification > Q2 Time 1'52.460**
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Malaysia > Qualification > Q3 Time 1'53.849
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Malaysia > Qualification > Q4 Time 1'53.090
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Malaysia > Sprint Race Results > Laps + 24.686
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Malaysia > Sprint Race Results > Time 10 [17th of 22]
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Netherlands > Main Race Results > Driver Adrian Zaugg
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Netherlands > Main Race Results > Time +41 laps
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Netherlands > Qualifying > Aggregate 2'55.531
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Netherlands > Qualifying > Pos 1
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Netherlands > Qualifying > Q1 Time 1'28.893
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Netherlands > Qualifying > Q2 Time 1'28.470
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Netherlands > Qualifying > Q3 Time 1'28.182
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Netherlands > Qualifying > Q4 Time 1'27.349
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Netherlands > Sprint Race Results > Laps 12 [16th of 21]
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Netherlands > Sprint Race Results > Time 18'03.570
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Netherlands > Total Points > Points 7 [6th of 13]
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, New Zealand > Feature Race Results > Driver Alan van der Merwe
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, New Zealand > Feature Race Results > Laps 49 [14th of 22]
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, New Zealand > Feature Race Results > Time + 1 lap
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, New Zealand > Sprint Race Results > Laps 14 [15th of 21]
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, New Zealand > Sprint Race Results > Time + 16.324
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix season > Teams > Drivers
Adrian Zaugg
Stephen Simpson
Alan van der Merwe
Gavin Cronje
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix season > Teams > Seat holder Tokyo Sexwale
A1 Grand Prix > Second season > 2005-06 A1 Grand Prix season 17th
A1 Grand Prix of Nations > 2005-2006 > USA > Sprint Race Results > Driver Stephen Simpson
A1 Grand Prix of Nations > 2005-2006 > USA > Sprint Race Results > Laps 16 [6th of 22]
A1 Grand Prix of Nations > 2005-2006 > USA > Sprint Race Results > Time +35.971
A1 Team New Zealand > 2005-06 Team New Zealand results > Cumulative 54 [5th of 10]
A1 Team New Zealand > 2005-06 Team New Zealand results > Grid 7th
A1 Team New Zealand > 2005-06 Team New Zealand results > Overall 5th
A1 Team New Zealand > 2005-06 Team New Zealand results > Points 12 [3rd of 9]
A1 Team New Zealand > 2005-06 Team New Zealand results > Race 1 6th
A1 Team New Zealand > 2005-06 Team New Zealand results > Race 2 4th
A1 Team New Zealand > 2005-06 Team New Zealand results > Race driver Matt Halliday
African Cup of Nations > Most tournaments hosted > Hosts 1 time
Air Games > Bronze medals 1 [22nd of 24]
Air Games > Bronze medals (per capita) 0.023 per capita [20th of 24]
Air Games > Total medals 1 [27th of 27]
Air Games > Total medals (per capita) 0.022551 per 1 million people [25th of 27]
All Blacks > Overall > Played 70 [2nd of 14]
All Blacks > Overall > Won 38 [2nd of 14]
All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 1970 British Commonwealth Games > Gold 60 [3rd of 22]
All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 1974 British Commonwealth Games > Gold 60 [3rd of 24]
All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 2002 Commonwealth Games > Gold 80 [5th of 38]
All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 2006 Commonwealth Games > Gold 92 [5th of 38]
All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 2006 Commonwealth Games > Silver 92 [4th of 41]
Boxing at the 1960 Summer Olympics > Medals > Pos 7 [10th of 15]
Boxing at the 1960 Summer Olympics > Medals > Total: 2 [6th of 15]
Chess > GrandMasters 0 [78th of 135]
Chess > GrandMasters (per capita) 0 per 100,000 population [82nd of 135]
Chess > International Masters 6 [61st of 135]
Chess > International Masters (per capita) 0.135 per 1 million population [83rd of 135]
Chess > World Chess Rankings 2,307 [77th of 135]
Cricket clothing and equipment > Team colours > Background Green
Cricket clothing and equipment > Team colours > Foreground and Lettering Gold
FIFA World Ranking > Men 604 [51st of 198]
FIFA World Ranking > Men (per capita) 13.621 per 1 million people [165th of 197]
FIFA World Ranking > Women 1,325 [70th of 117]
FIFA World Ranking > Women (per capita) 0.03 per 1,000 population [98th of 116]
Formula One World Drivers' Champions > By nationality > Drivers 1 [8th of 14]
Formula One World Drivers' Champions > By nationality > Total 1 [14th of 14]
Grand Prix winners > By Nationality > Race Wins 10 wins [16th of 19]
Homeless World Cup > Team Name Big Issue SA
ICCF national member federations > ICCF Email Contact Iain Smuts
ICCF national member federations > Official ICCF Delegate Dinand Knol
ICCF national member federations > Other Prof. Albert Ponelis
international rugby league teams > Test Nations > First year in > international competition 1963
international rugby league teams > Test Nations > Nickname The Rhinos
Jackline Maranga > Achievements > Extra 1,500 metres [7th of 9]
Jackline Maranga > Achievements > Result 3rd
Jackline Maranga > Achievements > Tournament
All-Africa Games
Jackline Maranga > Achievements > Year 1999
Jamie Baulch > Achievements > Event 4 x 400 m
Jamie Baulch > Achievements > Result 2nd
Jamie Baulch > Achievements > Tournament
World Cup
Jamie Baulch > Achievements > Year 1998
Mt Everest ascents > Duration 1953-2001 2 [50th of 59]
Mt Everest ascents > Duration 1953-2001 (per capita) 0.0451019 per 1 million people [54th of 59]
Mt Everest ascents > Duration 1991-2001 2 [47th of 57]
Mt Everest ascents > Duration 1991-2001 (per capita) 0.0451019 per 1 million people [51st of 57]
Olympic medals > Bronze > Sydney 2000 3 [31st of 64]
Olympic medals > Bronze > Sydney 2000 (per capita) 0.677 per 10 million people [50th of 64]
Olympic medals > Silver > Sydney 2000 2 [34th of 50]
Olympic medals > Silver > Sydney 2000 (per capita) 0.005 per 100,000 people [39th of 50]
Olympic medals > Total > Sydney 2000 5 [39th of 75]
Olympic medals > Total > Sydney 2000 (per capita) 1.128 per 10 million people [58th of 75]
Olympic point totals > Sydney 2000 7 [44th of 79]
Olympic point totals > Sydney 2000 (per capita) 0.157857 per 1 million people [64th of 79]
Overall Medal Table for Swimming at the Commonwealth Games > 1930-2006 > Pos 4 [7th of 9]
Overall Medal Table for Swimming at the Commonwealth Games > 1930-2006 > Total 52 [4th of 9]
Rugby league in 2006 > Internationals > Matches 2 [15th of 19]
Rugby league in 2006 > Internationals > Wins 2 [8th of 15]
Rugby World Cup > 2003 standings 64 [4th of 20]
Rugby World Cup > 2003 standings (per capita) 1.44326 per 1 million people [8th of 20]
Rugby World Cup Overall Record > 1987-2003 > % 82.35 [3rd of 19]
Rugby World Cup Overall Record > 1987-2003 > A 238 [16th of 19]
Rugby World Cup Overall Record > 1987-2003 > F 576 [4th of 19]
Rugby World Cup Overall Record > 1987-2003 > L 3 [18th of 19]
Rugby World Cup Overall Record > 1987-2003 > Pld 17 [6th of 19]
Rugby World Cup Overall Record > 1987-2003 > W 14 [4th of 14]
Summer olympic medals > All time 63 [30th of 116]
Summer olympic medals > All time (per capita) 14.207 per 10 million people [56th of 116]
Swimming > 1992 Summer Olympics - Men's 4 x 100m medley relay > Non-Qualifiers > Names
Seddon Keyter / Kenneth Cawood / Peter Williams / Darryl Cronje
Swimming > 1992 Summer Olympics - Men's 4 x 100m medley relay > Non-Qualifiers > Time 3:46.86
Swimming > 1992 Summer Olympics - Men's 400m individual medley > Non-Qualifiers > Names Clifford Lyne
Swimming > 1992 Summer Olympics - Men's 400m individual medley > Non-Qualifiers > Time 4:32.64
Swimming at the 2007 World Aquatics Championships > Medals table > Total 3 [9th of 19]
Table Tennis at the 2006 Commonwealth Games > Men's Team > Losses 3 [11th of 15]
Table Tennis at the 2006 Commonwealth Games > Men's Team > Wins 3 [10th of 14]
Triathlon at the Summer Olympics > Nations > 00 B
Triathlon at the Summer Olympics > Nations > 04 B
Triathlon at the Summer Olympics > Nations > Total 2 [25th of 39]
World Cup Totals > Draws 3 [34th of 72]
World Cup Totals > Draws (per capita) 0.677 per 10 million people [42nd of 69]
World Cup Totals > Goals against 11 [48th of 72]
World Cup Totals > Goals against (per capita) 2.481 per 10 million people [58th of 69]
World Cup Totals > Goals for 8 [41st of 72]
World Cup Totals > Goals for (per capita) 1.804 per 10 million people [53rd of 69]
World Cup Totals > Losses 2 [63rd of 72]
World Cup Totals > Losses (per capita) 4.51 per 100 million people [66th of 69]
World Cup Totals > Matches played 6 [46th of 72]
World Cup Totals > Matches played (per capita) 13.531 per 100 million people [59th of 69]
World Cup Totals > Points 6 [47th of 72]
World Cup Totals > Points (per capita) 1.353 per 10 million people [51st of 69]
World Cup Totals > Wins 1 [50th of 72]
World Cup Totals > Wins (per capita) 0.226 per 10 million people [48th of 69]


SOURCES
Wikipedia: 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games ; Wikipedia: 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games ; Wikipedia: 1964 Summer Paralympics ; Wikipedia: 1968 Summer Paralympics ; Wikipedia: 1972 Summer Paralympics ; Wikipedia: 1976 Summer Paralympics ; Wikipedia: 1984 CART World Series Season ; Wikipedia: 1992 Summer Paralympics ; Wikipedia: 1995 IAAF World Indoor Championships ; Wikipedia: 1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita ; Wikipedia: 1996 Summer Paralympics ; Wikipedia: 1997 World Air Games ; Wikipedia: 1999 IAAF World Indoor Championships ; Wikipedia: 1999 World Championships in Athletics ; Wikipedia: 2000 Summer Olympics medals per capita ; Wikipedia: 2000 Summer Paralympics ; Wikipedia: 2001 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season ; Wikipedia: 2001 IAAF World Indoor Championships ; Wikipedia: 2001 World Championships in Athletics ; Wikipedia: 2003 World Championships in Athletics ; Wikipedia: 2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships ; Wikipedia: 2004 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships ; Wikipedia: 2005 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships ; Wikipedia: 2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Australia ; Wikipedia: 2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, China ; Wikipedia: 2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Germany ; Wikipedia: 2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Great Britain ; Wikipedia: 2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Indonesia ; Wikipedia: 2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Malaysia ; Wikipedia: 2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Mexico ; Wikipedia: 2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Portugal ; Wikipedia: 2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, South Africa ; Wikipedia: 2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, United Arab Emirates ; Wikipedia: 2005-06 A1 Grand Prix season ; Wikipedia: 2006 World Baseball Classic ; Wikipedia: 2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Australia ; Wikipedia: 2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Beijing, China ; Wikipedia: 2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Czech Republic ; Wikipedia: 2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Indonesia ; Wikipedia: 2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Malaysia ; Wikipedia: 2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Netherlands ; Wikipedia: 2006-07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, New Zealand ; Wikipedia: 2006-07 A1 Grand Prix season ; Wikipedia: A1 Grand Prix ; Wikipedia: 2005-06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, United States of America ; Wikipedia: A1 Team New Zealand ; Wikipedia: African Cup of Nations ; Air Sports International; Wikipedia: All Blacks ; Wikipedia: All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games ; Wikipedia: Boxing at the 1960 Summer Olympics ; World Chess Federation, 2006; Wikipedia: Cricket clothing and equipment ; Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA); FIFA Official Website, December 2005; Wikipedia: List of Formula One World Drivers' Champions ; Wikipedia: List of Grand Prix winners ; Wikipedia: Homeless World Cup ; Wikipedia: ICCF national member federations ; Wikipedia: List of international rugby league teams ; Wikipedia: Jackline Maranga ; Wikipedia: Jamie Baulch ; Everest yearly ascents by nationalities, adventurestats; International Olympic Committee; The Golden Book of the Olympic Games ; Wikipedia: Overall Medal Table for Swimming at the Commonwealth Games ; Wikipedia: Rugby league in 2006 ; Tarik's SANZAR Rugby Guide; Wikipedia: Rugby World Cup Overall Record ; Wikipedia: Swimming at the 1992 Summer Olympics - Men's 4 x 100 metre medley relay ; Wikipedia: Swimming at the 1992 Summer Olympics - Men's 400 metre individual medley ; Wikipedia: Swimming at the 2007 World Aquatics Championships ; Wikipedia: Table Tennis at the 2006 Commonwealth Games ; Wikipedia: Triathlon at the Summer Olympics ; ESPN, FIFA Official Website, NationMaster

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
South Africa, Republic of South Africa, rep. of s. africa, SAFRICA

Food
 

beverages and tobacco > % of value added in manufacturing 15.56 % [48th of 103]
exports > % of merchandise exports 8.54 % [65th of 156]
imports > % of merchandise imports 4.44 % [104th of 155]
Subway resturants 6 [49th of 82]
Subway resturants (per capita) 0.014 per 100,000 population [71st of 82]


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; Subway, 2006.

Local foods
Bastion executive chef Kenny Ngubane is determined to prove that local is lekker. For many years, he says, local restaurants have been subject to kitchen colonialism, where foreign cooks ran kitchens and their own native food dominated menus.

The result? Eighty percent of the food that restaurants offered was foreign, while just 20 percent was South African.

"Local cooking is very important, but we are so into international cooking", says Ngubane. "When people come to South Africa, they want South African food, but yet we don't give to them - we give them a dish like crab thermidor that they can have in their own countries.

"When we go China we want to eat noodles. When we go to India we want to eat rice. When visitors come to South Africa, they want South African food."

Bastion fans need not fear: their crab thermidor won't be replaced with chakalaka, pap or morogo. But more local foods are being featured on the restaurant's menu. "A lot of South African chefs are starting to cook more local foods. I think that people are realising that we are losing our culture", says Ngubane.

Head there now and you can dig into Ulundi Ndlovu's Chicken, made with popular chakalaka, a meal Ngubane named after one of his 22 sous-chefs who excelled in the kitchen. Or bite into a Vrystaat fillet served with mielies on the cob, done true Boere style. Or there is Simonsberg sirloin marinated in a blend of Cape wines, served with Simonsberg brie cheese or a slice of Mpumalanga venison.

But Ngubane is firm about one much-loved indigenous dish that won't appear on the Bastion's menu anytime soon - tripe. "We don't do tripe. That will chase people away!" laughs Ngubane.

"I think that it's important when introducing more local foods that you also have to look at the type of establishment and the standard it has. I think it must be phased in slowly, not just with a boom! If I'm doing an African menu, I will introduce it slowly - kind of like the way our democracy came into being."

Language
 

English speakers 3,500,000 [6th of 52]
English speakers (per $ GDP) 0.164 per $10,000 of GDP [9th of 35]
English speakers (per capita) 7.893 per 100 people [13th of 46]

English status
The main means of communication in urban areas. Many second generation people from India, Portugal, Germany, and Greece speak English as first language. Official language. Bible 1382-1989.

English-speaking population > As an additional language 10,000,000 [10th of 59]
English-speaking population > First language 3,673,203 [6th of 62]
English-speaking population > Total 13,700,000 [11th of 99]
John Doe > Informal names for unknown or unspecified persons in various countries/regions
Koos van der Merwe, Piet Pompies

Languages
IsiZulu 23.8%, IsiXhosa 17.6%, Afrikaans 13.3%, Sepedi 9.4%, English 8.2%, Setswana 8.2%, Sesotho 7.9%, Xitsonga 4.4%, other 7.2%

Languages of the African Union > Illiteracy > Literacy rate 82.4 [110th of 174]
Nobel Prize in Literature > Most awarded countries > % 1.96 [16th of 37]
Nobel Prize in Literature > Most awarded countries > Laureates 2 [16th of 37]


SOURCES
Ethnologue; Wikipedia: List of countries by English-speaking population ; Wikipedia: List of countries by English-speaking population; Wikipedia: John Doe ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: Languages of the African Union ; Wikipedia: Nobel Prize in Literature

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
South Africa, Republic of South Africa, rep. of s. africa, SAFRICA


2) Religion
 

Buddhism > By country > Buddhism > % of Buddhists 0.1 % [59th of 63]
Buddhism > By country > Buddhism > Buddhist total 44,344 [39th of 63]
Catholic > Cardinal electors 1 [46th of 63]
Catholic > Cardinals 1 [59th of 65]
Catholic > Cardinals (per $ GDP) 0.029 per $14.1 billion [57th of 64]
Catholic > Cardinals (per capita) 0.023 per 1 million population [57th of 65]
Catholic > Diocesan priests 409 [51st of 143]
Catholic > Diocesan priests (per capita) 0.00922334 per 1,000 people [98th of 143]
Catholic > Dioceses 27 [21st of 150]
Catholic > Dioceses (per capita) 0.000608876 per 1,000 people [95th of 148]
Catholic > Parishes 769 [38th of 149]
Catholic > Parishes (per capita) 0.0173417 per 1,000 people [83rd of 147]
Catholic > Permanent Deacons 213 [16th of 90]
Catholic > Permanent Deacons (per capita) 4.80336 per 1 million people [33rd of 90]
Catholic > Religious Priests 682 [31st of 148]
Catholic > Religious Priests (per capita) 0.0153798 per 1,000 people [77th of 147]
Catholic > Total Priests 1,091 [42nd of 149]
Catholic > Total Priests (per capita) 0.0246031 per 1,000 people [95th of 148]
Catholics 3,081,000 [51st of 140]
Catholics as percentage 6.43 [92nd of 150]
Church attendance 56% [4th of 53]
Islam > Number of Muslim 938,000 [52nd of 67]
Islam > Percentage 1.5% [110th of 164]
Islam > Percentage Muslim 1.5% [112nd of 168]
Islam > Population 665,162 [79th of 165]
Islam > Shia 93,800 [47th of 67]
Islam > Shia to Muslim 10 % [21st of 67]
Islam > Sunni 844,200 [53rd of 67]
Islam > Sunni to Muslim 90 % [48th of 67]
Islam in Africa > Islamic population in Africa and population percentage > Population 2 % [37th of 45]
Jehovahs Witnesses 77,954 [24th of 178]
Jehovahs Witnesses (per capita) 1.63961 per 1,000 people [104th of 177]
Jews 106,000 [10th of 89]
Jews (per capita) 2.3904 per 1,000 people [22nd of 89]
Muslim 2 % [62nd of 66]
Protestantism > By country > Protestants 30,154,013 [4th of 167]
Protestantism > By country > Protestants > % Protestant 68 % [12th of 163]

Religions
Zion Christian 11.1%, Pentecostal/Charismatic 8.2%, Catholic 7.1%, Methodist 6.8%, Dutch Reformed 6.7%, Anglican 3.8%, Muslim 1.5%, other Christian 36%, other 2.3%, unspecified 1.4%, none 15.1%

Religions > All
Zion Christian 11.1%, Pentecostal/Charismatic 8.2%, Catholic 7.1%, Methodist 6.8%, Dutch Reformed 6.7%, Anglican 3.8%, other Christian 36%, Islam 1.5%, other 2.3%, unspecified 1.4%, none 15.1% (2001 census)

Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > % Catholic 6.43 % [99th of 170]
Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > Catholic total 2,851,327 [59th of 170]
Seventh-day Adventist Membership 74,151 [38th of 232]
Seventh-day Adventist Membership (per capita) 16,721.766 per 10 million people [106th of 222]


SOURCES
Wikipedia: Buddhism by country ; Catholic.com - College of Cardinals; Catholic Hierarchy.org; World Values Survey; Wikipedia: Demographics of Islam ; CIA World Factbook; International Religious Freedom Report 2004, U.S. State Department; Wikipedia: Islam in Africa ; watchtower.org - 2002 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide; World Jewish Congress (WJC), 1998; Wikipedia: Protestantism by country ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; Wikipedia: Roman Catholicism by country ; adventiststatistics.org 2004 Annual Report 31 December 2004

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
South Africa, Republic of South Africa, rep. of s. africa, SAFRICA


3) Media
 

And Then We Kiss > Charts > Peak 6 [4th of 10]
Average cost of local call 0.07 [85th of 151]
Big Four pageants > Statistics > Miss Universe 1 [26th of 32]
Big Four pageants > Statistics > Miss World 2 [9th of 29]
Big Four pageants > Statistics > Total Grand Slam wins 3 [23rd of 53]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Applied sciences 1,002 [24th of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Applied sciences (per capita) 25.613 per million people [39th of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Arts and recreation 156 [32nd of 72]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Generalities 136 [33rd of 70]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Generalities (per capita) 3.476 per million people [50th of 70]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Geography, history 190 [33rd of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Geography, history (per capita) 4.857 per million people [50th of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Literature 1,227 [25th of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Literature (per capita) 31.365 per million people [38th of 76]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philology 566 [12th of 70]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philology (per capita) 14.468 per million people [27th of 69]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philosophy, psychology 33 [41st of 68]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philosophy, psychology (per capita) 0.844 per million people [55th of 67]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Pure sciences 330 [24th of 72]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Pure sciences (per capita) 8.436 per million people [39th of 72]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Religion, theology 516 [15th of 73]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Religion, theology (per capita) 13.19 per million people [35th of 72]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Social sciences 1,262 [24th of 77]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Social sciences (per capita) 32.26 per million people [43rd of 76]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Total 5,418 [27th of 80]
Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Total (per capita) 138.497 per million people [44th of 79]
Cold Case > International > Station M-Net
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service exports 12.58 % [105th of 153]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service imports 21.07 % [90th of 155]
Daily newspapers > per 1,000 people 25.41 per 1,000 people [52nd of 89]
Digital terrestrial television > Analog Switch-Off 1 November 2011
Digital terrestrial television > Analogue to digital transition > Official launch March, 2006
Digital terrestrial television > Analogue to digital transition > Start of closedown 1 November 2008
Digital terrestrial television > Analogue to digital transition > System used DVB-T
Don't Cha > Chart performance > Peak 1 [10th of 14]
DVD region 2 [165th of 171]
E-Government rating 42 [82nd of 182]
Everybody Hates Chris > International Broadcasts > Series Premiere July 2006
Everybody Hates Chris > International Broadcasts > Weekly Schedule Friday 7:00pm
Fax machines 2.11 per 1,000 people [54th of 103]
Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > per 1,000 people 825.13 per 1,000 people [55th of 193]
HAM radio prefixes ZRA - ZUZ
Households with television > % 59.2 % [35th of 160]
How I Met Your Mother > International broadcasters > Weekly Schedule Sundays 7:30 p.m.
Idol series > Idol around the world > Winners
Season 1, 2002 : Heinz Winckler
Season 2, 2003 : Anke Pietrangeli
Season 3, 2005 : Karin Kortje
Season 4, 2006 : Dewald Louw
Information and communication technology expenditure > current US$ 25,471,300,000 $ [20th of 74]
Information and communication technology expenditure > current US$ (per $ GDP) 0.099 $ per $1 of GDP [4th of 74]
Information and communication technology expenditure > current US$ (per capita) 503.854 $ per capita [30th of 74]
International dialling code 27
International voice traffic > out and in, minutes 1,250,800,000 min. [24th of 164]
International voice traffic > out and in, minutes (per capita) 27.598 min. per capita [91st of 185]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ 1,183,500,000 $ [14th of 101]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per $ GDP) 4.941 $ per $1,000 of GDP [48th of 130]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per capita) 25.241 $ per capita [26th of 132]
Mobile phone subscribers 33,959,960 [17th of 198]
Mobile phone subscribers (per capita) 724.275 per 1 million people [48th of 201]
Music recording sales certification > international sales certification thresholds > Certifier RISA
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily 1,118,000 [30th of 90]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily (per capita) 25.409 per 1,000 people [51st of 90]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Non-daily 4,230,000 [6th of 46]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Non-daily (per capita) 96.136 per 1,000 people [18th of 46]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily 16 [42nd of 106]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily (per capita) 0.364 per million people [69th of 104]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Non-daily 261 [16th of 69]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Non-daily (per capita) 5.932 per million people [37th of 68]
Number of PCs 3,740 [26th of 169]
Number of PCs (per $ GDP) 0.076 per $10 million of GDP [91st of 144]
Number of PCs (per capita) 0.843 per 10,000 people [78th of 169]
Personal computers 3,966,000 [10th of 164]
Personal computers (per capita) 84.584 per 1 million people [26th of 171]
Phone subscribers 364.32 [75th of 178]
Population covered by mobile telephony > % 96 % [36th of 108]
Price basket for mobile > US$ per month 13.26 $/month [64th of 185]
Price basket for residential fixed line > US$ per month 22.74 $/month [27th of 151]
Radio broadcast stations
AM 14, FM 347 (plus 243 repeaters), shortwave 1
Radio receivers 13,750,000 [26th of 188]
Radio receivers (per capita) 0.336 per capita [84th of 182]
Radios 17,000,000 [24th of 221]
Radios (per capita) 383.366 per 1,000 people [96th of 212]
Royalties and fees $1.40 [31st of 85]
Telecommunications investment > % of revenue 9.77 % [86th of 165]
Telecommunications investment > current LCU 6586000000
Telecommunications revenue > % GDP 5.73 % GDP [17th of 167]
Telecommunications revenue > current LCU 87342000000
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes 0.79 $ [86th of 142]
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per $ GDP) 3.68 $ per $1 trillion of GD [90th of 174]
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per capita) 17.04 $ per 1 million people [92nd of 178]
Telephone employees, total 35,416 [13th of 194]
Telephone employees, total (per capita) 0.764 per 1,000 people [60th of 202]
Telephone faults > per 100 mainlines 48.2 per 100 mainlines [20th of 134]
Telephone mainlines 4,729,000 [27th of 202]
Telephone mainlines (per capita) 100.857 per 1,000 people [87th of 203]
Telephone subscribers 38,688,960 [15th of 199]
Telephone subscribers (per capita) 0.872 per 1,000 people [54th of 201]
Telephone subscribers per employee 725.35 [15th of 191]

Telephone system > Domestic
combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular teledensity is nearly 110 telephones per 100 persons; consists of carrier-equipped open-wire lines, coaxial cables, microwave radio relay links, fiber-optic cable, radiotelephone communication stations, and wireless local loops; key centers are Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, and Pretoria

Telephone system > General assessment
the system is the best developed and most modern in Africa

Telephone system > International
country code - 27; the SAT-3/WASC and SAFE fiber optic cable systems connect South Africa to Europe and Asia; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (1 Indian Ocean and 2 Atlantic Ocean)

Telephone system > Regulation 1997
Telephone systems > Privatisation 1997
Telephones > Main lines in use 4,642,000 [28th of 174]
Telephones > Main lines in use (per capita) 105.505 per 1,000 people [81st of 173]
Telephones > Mobile cellular 42,300,000 [17th of 186]
Telephones > Mobile cellular (per capita) 961.411 per 1,000 people [43rd of 185]
Television broadcast stations 556 [3rd of 89]
Television broadcast stations (per capita) 13.585 per million people [14th of 67]
Television receivers 5,200,000 [29th of 185]
Television receivers (per capita) 127.058 per 1,000 people [92nd of 179]
Television standard > UHF PAL I
Television standard > VHF PAL I
Televisions 6,000,000 [29th of 215]
Televisions (per capita) 135.306 per 1,000 people [114th of 209]
Website defacements 147 [14th of 129]
Website defacements (per capita) 3.31499 per 1 million people [52nd of 124]
World Idol > Results > Original artist Aerosmith
World Idol > Results > Performer Heinz Winckler
World Idol > Results > Points 80 [4th of 10]
World Idol > Results > Song
"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"
World music market > Digital Singles Sales Share in 2005 < 0.1%
World music market > Singles > Physical Sales Share 0.02-0.45%


SOURCES
Wikipedia: And Then We Kiss ; ; Wikipedia: Big Four pageants ; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; Wikipedia: Cold Case ; World Development Indicators database; Wikipedia: Digital terrestrial television; Wikipedia: Digital terrestrial television ; Wikipedia: Don't Cha ; Amazon.com; report presents the second annual update on global e-government, i.e., the delivery of public sector information and online services through the Internet. This report studies the features that are available online at national government websites. Using a detailed analysis of 1.197 government websites in 198 different nations, it measures the information and services that are online, chart the variations that exist across countries, and discuss how e-government sites vary by region of the world. In order to see how the 198 nations ranked overall, the E-Government Ranking 2002 created a 0 to 100 point index and applied it to each nation's websites based on the availability of contact information, publications, databases, portals, and number of online services. (2002); Wikipedia: Everybody Hates Chris ; The Information for Development Program; hamcity.com; Wikipedia: How I Met Your Mother ; Wikipedia: Idol series ; Wikipedia: Music recording sales certification ; ITU; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; aggregates calculated for the Human Development Report Office by the World Bank; ITU-BDT Telecommunications Regulatory Database; Tenlab May 2002; attrition.org; Wikipedia: World Idol ; Wikipedia: World music market

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
South Africa, Republic of South Africa, rep. of s. africa, SAFRICA

Internet
 

Broadband subscribers 165,290 [48th of 117]
Broadband subscribers (per capita) 3,525.194 per 1 million people [74th of 146]
Country code .za
Hosts 1,297,000 [34th of 228]
Hosts (per capita) 26,587.264 per million people [78th of 222]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 881.5 Mbps [57th of 167]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per $ GDP) 4.106 Mbps per $1 trillion of [114th of 184]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per capita) 19.014 Mbps per 1 billion peop [95th of 188]
Internet Service Providers 150 [10th of 229]
Internet Service Providers (per capita) 0.00338264 per 1,000 people [76th of 215]
ISP 150 [4th of 162]
ISP (per capita) 3,347.286 per billion people [9th of 127]
Linux web servers 85 [20th of 107]
Linux web servers (per capita) 0.00191683 per 1,000 people [61st of 106]
Livejournal users 682 [37th of 226]
Price basket for Internet > US$ per month 63.21 $/month [18th of 180]
Secure Internet servers 1,104 [26th of 183]
Secure Internet servers (per capita) 20.517 per 1 million people [74th of 189]
TLD .za
Users 5,100,000 [23rd of 190]
Users (per capita) 108.769 per 1,000 people [92nd of 184]


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; IANA: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; Netcraft Linux server survey; LiveJournal

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
South Africa, Republic of South Africa, rep. of s. africa, SAFRICA


4) Tourism
 

Right Now
Food and wine, art, football, and more: South Africa’s stock has skyrocketed over the past decade, thanks to the 2010 World Cup, a burgeoning economy, and an arts and museum scene that rivals those of the biggest American and European metropolises. Subject to Hollywood portrayals of sports glory (as in Clint Eastwood’s Invictus) and the flourishing presence of its native wines and foods around the world, South Africa’s public profile is rising.
That publicity, of course, bears some of the lingering weight of the country’s history with apartheid. Since 1994, though, the work of Nelson Mandela, the current president, Jacob Zuma, and other leaders has gone far in helping the country to separate itself from that harsh legacy. The days of boycotting Sun City are long gone, and while the country strives to alleviate poverty, it also supports ever growing industries and attractions for travelers and studen
ts who are looking for leisure-time diversions or are socially conscious—or both.
Take it from us: South Africa’s amazing mixture of culture and natural beauty is not to be missed. We never leave the country without having taken some sips of the local pinotage and made a trip to a new museum or festival.

The Top 10: What to Do in South Africa
1. Apartheid Museum: The motto of this Johannesburg-based museum is “A history forgotten is a future lost,” and the Apartheid Museum works to keep that loss from happening. Devoted to the 20th-century history of South Africa, the exhibits include celebrations of both male and female political activists through photography and film, as well as representations of apartheid—among them a series of cages in which hang blown-up pictures of the “pass books” that blacks had to carry before traveling out of segregated areas.
2. Kruger National Park: Located in the far northeast corner of South Africa, Kruger National Park covers over 7,000 square miles and is home to over 1,000 different species of plants and animals. It is also one of the oldest parks in Africa, dating back, under various names, to 1898. The extensive tourism facilities available at Kruger offer visitors the chance to experience the Park by foot, by bike, or by vehicle, and there are almost 40 camps or lodges available for travelers who wish to spend the night.
3. Table Mountain: Cable cars, check. Amazing views, check. From the top of Table Mountain, many of Cape Town’s most celebrated landmarks can be seen, including Robben Island, Lion’s Head, and Signal Hill. Flora and fauna flourish in this area, and people with an outdoorsy inclination can go hiking and cave exploring, too. Just be sure to bring layers of clothing, as the weather can change quickly. Travel with a guide or a group if possible.
4. Robben Island: Located off the coast of Cape Town, Robben Island is perhaps best known as the imprisonment site of Nelson Mandela, Jacob Zuma, and many other political leaders during the apartheid era.
5. Western Cape Winelands: You like wine? As far as new-world wines go, South Africa is topping many lists these days as a destination for wine lovers who wish to retreat and sip something good. Plenty of vineyards on the Cape offer or are located near accommodations worthy of a memorable holiday escape. Some local vineyards are in Cape Town, Wellington, Constantia, Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, and Paarl.
6. Soweto and the Hector Pieterson Museum: Located in Gauteng, the urban area of Soweto has historically been, and still is, a predominantly black community. The area is best known in recent times as the site of the tragic Soweto Uprising of 1976, during which protesters were killed while speaking against an educational policy that required classes to be taught in Afrikaans, the language associated with apartheid, rather than in individual groups’ own languages. On June 16, the first day of the riots, a 12-year-old boy named Hector Pieterson was shot, and a photograph of his body being carried by an older teenager hit newspapers and magazines. In 2002 the Hector Pieterson Museum was established in Orlando West, honoring Pierson's passing and the work of the protesters and the Soweto community during those riots.
7. Garden Route: The Garden Route is a 200-kilometer long stretch of South Africa's southeastern coast, named for its incredible diversity of flora and fauna. The Route provides easy access to golf courses and national parks as well as some more extreme activities like bungee jumping and cage diving with great white sharks.
8. District Six: Apartheid had an extremely strong hold on this section of Cape Town; it was the site of the forced removal of tens of thousands of black and immigrant residents during the 1970s. The area was long prohibited from undergoing any new development after the forced removals, until the fall of apartheid in 1994. The District Six Museum opened in December of 1994 as a memorial to this demolished, and now rebuilding, community.
9. Cape Point: Within the Table Mountain National Park sits Cape Point, located directly east of the Cape of Good Hope and overlooking the spectacular views of the junction between the Atlantic Ocean and False Bay. A cable car takes visitors to a lighthouse where the views can best be savored; whale- and bird-watching are also popular pastimes here.
10. Umhlanga Rocks: Don't let the harsh name fool you; Umhlanga Rocks is a sandy and welcoming seaside town located north of Durban on the Indian Ocean. As one of the most popular resort cities in southern Africa, Umhlanga Rocks offers up a huge variety of tourist-friendly activities and accomodations. There are luxurious hotels and golf courses as well as opportunities for surfing, SCUBA diving, deep-sea fishing, and whale watching.

When to Go
South Africa is a country of many climates, and the weather varies according to an area’s proximity to coasts or elevated lands. Generally speaking, the winter season in Gauteng lasts from June to September; summer lasts from October to May. In Cape Town, summer begins later, usually around November or December. Heavy rains arrive during the summertime in Johannesburg, and temperatures can fluctuate in the winter between autumnal and freezing. Cape Town, on the other hand, enjoys a Mediterranean climate with winter rains and dry summers. Keep an eye on the forecasts a week before you leave, and pack appropriately.
If you’re looking to enjoy food, music, or other arts in group settings, then checking out a calendar of festivals is an excellent way to plan an itinerary. South Africa Tourism has an interactive list of festivals; those of note include the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, in March, the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape, in the summer, and the Oppikoppi Bushveld music festival in the province of North West, in August.

Hotels
 

Name Province

Protea Hotel Balalaika Crown Court

Gauteng

12 Apostles Hotel and Spa

Western Cape

Protea Hotel Makaranga

Kwazulu Natal

African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel

Gauteng

Cape Grace

Western Cape

Hilton Sandton

Gauteng

The Michelangelo

Gauteng

The Westcliff

Gauteng

Airport Sun Inter- Continental

Gauteng

Greenways Hotel

Western Cape

Hotel Izulu

Kwazulu Natal

The Palace of the Lost City

North West

Adderley Hotel

Western Cape

Carnival Club Hotel

Gauteng

Belvidere Manor

Western Cape

Champagne Castle Hotel

Kwazulu Natal

Belvidere Manor

Gauteng

Champagne Castle Hotel

KwaZulu-Natal

Forum Homini Boutique Hotel

Gauteng

Palm Gardens Guest House

KwaZulu-Natal

Lord Nelson Inn

Western cape

Beach Hotel

Kwazulu Natal


Top destinations
1- Cape Town
Cape Town is a highlight of any trip to South Africa. The natural beauty of Cape Town makes it one of the most attractive cities in the world. Cape Town boasts beautiful beaches as well as the impressive Table Mountain right in the heart of the city. The restaurants are world class, and so are the wines. Cape Town is also one of the most culturally diverse cities in Africa and has reputation for social tolerance.
Top attractions in Cape Town include
The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront for dining and shopping
Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years
The Townships of Cape Town offer a good insight into how most of the population of South Africa still lives
The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Cape Town's beaches are abundant and will suit families, surfers, posers and nature lovers.
Table Mountain offers incredible hikes and a cable car for those looking to relax and enjoy the views.

2- The Winelands
The Winelands are situated east of Cape Town among beautiful mountains creating some stunning vistas. The region is steeped in culture and history with some excellent examples of typical Dutch architecture dating back to the 17th century. The Winelands encompass several regions each with their own wine tasting tours. The most popular towns include Stellenbosch (which is closest to Cape Town), Franschhoek,Wellington and Paarl. It's worth renting a car in Cape Town and spending at least a day or two in any of these towns.

3- Knysna
Knysna is a town in the heart of South Africa's beautiful Garden Route. Knysna lies nestled in between the Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean. Knysna has twice been voted South Africa's favorite town, and with good reason; it's a friendly and welcoming with lots of attractions and activities. There's a large lagoon that's perfect for water sports and surrounding forests that are great for walking.
Because Knysna is such a popular destination for South Africans, avoid it during the summer school holidays in mid-December to early January when it gets very crowded and prices double.

4- Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park is Africa's oldest established wildlife park (1898) and offers one of the best safari experiences in Africa. It's situated north of Johannesburg and takes about 5 hours to get to by car. It boasts the highest variety of wildlife in Africa which inlcudes the "Big Five", hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, cheetah and much more. Kruger is also one of the best maintained parks in Africa. The roads are all good quality and there's no need to rent a 4x4 vehicle. There's wheelchair accessibility at most lodges and specialized safari vehicles for those with mobility impairments.

5- Soweto
Soweto may not be the most beautiful place you visit in South Africa, but it certainly ranks among one of the most important and interesting sights in the country. Soweto is a sprawling township situated just outside of Johannesburg and over 3.5 million people call it home. Much of the struggle against Apartheid played out in the slums of Soweto, and the township was in a virtual state of war during the 1970's and 80's. Nowadays, Soweto is a mixture of rich suburbs and poor shanty dwellings where crime is rife. But Soweto is also home to some of the most vibrant music and theatre South Africa has to offer.
When you visit Soweto it's certainly worth taking a tour. Not just because it may be the safest way to see the township, but because the history of Soweto is what makes it so interesting. Soweto also covers a huge swath of land, over 90 square miles, so it's easy to get lost.

6- Durban
Durban is situated in the province of KwaZulu Natal, on the east coast of the South Africa. The city is set on Natal Bay and benefits from year-round warm waters making it one of South Africa's top vacation spots. Durban is also one of Africa's busiest and most important ports.
Highlights of Durban include:

The Beaches

Durban's "Golden Mile is a string of beaches protected from sharks by nets and patrolled by life guards during the day. This is prime surfing territory but there's room for swimmers and body-surfers too.

The Promenade

A promenade stretches along the Durban waterfront and is home to numerous restaurants, pubs, hotels, shops and the world class uShaka Marine World aquarium.

Victoria Indian Street Market

Durban has a huge Indian population, descendents of laborers brought in by the British to work in the sugarcane fields during the latter 19th century (one of which was a young Mohandas Gandhi). The Indian street market is a bustling interesting place with mosques and temples as well as plenty of shops and delicious food.
Umgeni River Bird Park: With over 3000 exotic and indigenous birds as well as 4 waterfalls, lush vegetation and several endangered species, this bird park is a wonderful place to visit.
Note: Durban has always been a fairly crime-ridden city. You should be aware of pickpockets in the market areas and along the promenade, and be careful at night.

7- Drakensburg Mountains
The Drakensburg Mountains stretch the entire length of KwaZulu-Natal's western boundary, about 600 miles. You can enjoy hiking trails, bird watching, game viewing, horse trails and safaris, guided tours, 4x4 trails, quad bikes, golfing, trout fishing, white water rafting, rock climbing and more.
Highlights of the Drakensberg Area include
The Karkloof Canopy Tour is a unique eco-wilderness adventure in the Karkloof indigenous forest of South Africa. The canopy tour involves traversing from one platform to another along a steel cable suspended up to 30 meters above the forest floor. The scenery and bird life is spectacular and professional guides provide interesting facts about the forest ecology during the three-hour tour.
Bushman Rock Art: The San bushmen were the original inhabitants of the Drakensberg mountains and they left behind the most beautiful paintings in caves throughout the region. Some of the best examples of Bushman rock painting in South Africa can be found in Kamberg National Park.
Royal Natl National Park: Encompassing one of the most beautiful parts of the Drakensberg, the Royal Natal is perfect for those who enjoy hiking, rock climbing and horseback riding. One of the highest mountains in the Drakensberg is the Mont-aux-Sources which is the source of five rivers and includes the stunning Tugela Falls which fall over 3000 feet and tumbles over 5 separate tiers.

8- Hogsback
Situated in the Amatola Mountains, Hogsback is a magical place said to have inspired Tolkien (who was born in South Africa) when he wrote Lord of the Rings. The landscape is lush, green and dotted with waterfalls and streams to swim in. Indigenous forests play host to parrots and louries among many other species of birds. Hogsback is ideal for those who enjoy walking, trout fishing and horse riding. Trails are well marked throughout the area.

9- Hermanus
Hermanus lies on the Western Cape (2 hours from Cape Town) close to the most southerly point in Africa. Hermanus is a major tourist destination in South Africa because it's simply the best place in the world to watch whales from and in particular, the Southern Right Whale. The peak times to see the Southern Right Whale is from August to November. During this time you can see the whales every day from a cliff path which stretches from one side of Hermanus to the other.
Hermanus is a popular seaside town with South African vacationers but it still retains an air of the small fishing village it once was. There are lots of established festival and events throughout the year to keep the town buzzing. Besides whale-watching, you can go on a township tour, sea-kayaking, wine-tasting and even cage diving with Great White Sharks on nearby Dyer island.

10- Cradle of the Humankind
The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site has enormous potential as a prime tourist destination. Nature-based tourism is the fastest growing segment of the international tourism market and there is an increasing demand for natural, cultural and historical tourism in a single experience. The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site fulfils all these needs.
The Sterkfontein Caves and fossils are already world-renowned and already attract many visitors. Through good marketing and an interactive, informative Interpretation Centre that provides an exciting experience, the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site could become one of SA¹s premier tourist destinations. Stringent standards of conservation and environmental protection need to be assured to maintain the integrity and quality of the tourism product.

The Location
The natural, aesthetic, fossil and archaeological resources of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site combine to create a key tourist destination. The site is easily accessible as it is at most 45 minutes from two of South Africa¹s largest cities, Johannesburg and Pretoria. It is an hour from Johannesburg International Airport, the country¹s largest port of entry for foreign visitors. While the site¹s proximity to Johannesburg and Pretoria is a major strength, it also brings with it the threat of encroaching urbanisation. Protecting the scenic character of the site and limiting development is one of the most important management objectives.

Unique Features of the Site
The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site covers over 47 000 hectares of mostly unspoilt wilderness. Its complex of fossil-bearing caves contains a superbly preserved record of the stages in the evolution of humankind within the past 4 million years, making it a uniquely important site for human evolutionary studies.

Hunting and Fishing
African Hunting and Fishing Safaris is based in an extensive Multi Award winning Game Reserve in the heart of Zululand where animals range freely and naturally. Trophy hunting in the reserve only opened recently and only old mature animals are hunted with the result that the reserve now boasts animals of exceptional trophy quality as can be seen by the letter below.
Fishing packages are arranged to suit your budget and taste which allows you to spend three nights on a luxury boat off the coast of Mozambique or a day's trout fishing in the shadow of the Drakensberg Mountains. Experienced guides and skippers, many of whom are on the competition circuit, are used to maximize your fishing experience. The safari experience goes around much more than just hunting or fishing. There is no greater sound in the world than the sound of hippos calling at sunset whilst enjoying a sundowner from a houseboat on Kariba or trolling for Marlin off a remote island off Mozambique.
African Hunting & Fishing Safaris offers deep-sea fishing off South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia and freshwater fishing for Tiger fish, Bass, Carp, Bream and many other species throughout southern Africa's many lakes and rivers. Southern Africa enjoys a mild winter which makes fishing all year round a pleasure. Fishing packages can include other activities such as diving, snorkeling, hunting, cultural tours or photographic outings.

Airports

636 (2008)
country comparison to the world: 11
Airports - with paved runways
total: 146
over 3,047 m: 10
2,438 to 3,047 m: 5
1,524 to 2,437 m: 52
914 to 1,523 m: 66
under 914 m: 13 (2008)
Airports - with unpaved runways
total: 490
over 3,047 m: 1
2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 31
914 to 1,523 m: 312
under 914 m: 145 (2008)

Tourist Agencies

Cape Town Information Centre
Cape Town Information Centre is an excellent resource for those travelling through the Mother City. Find out about accommodation, tours, safaris, activities and more during your holiday in Cape Town.
URL: http://www.ctic.co.za/

Drakensberg Tourism Association
Tourism association for North and Central Drakensberg.
URL: http://www.drakensberg.org.za/

East Cape Tourism Board
Tourism in the East Cape Province of South Africa.
URL: www.ectourism.co.za/

Free State Tourism's Web Site
Experience the magic and mystery that is the Free State Province.
URL: www.fstourism.co.za/

Gibela Safaris
Travel and Tours in South Africa.
URL: www.gibelasafaris.co.za/

Guateng Tourism Agency
A comprehensive guide to tourism in the Guaten province of South Africa.
URL: www.gauteng.net/

Mpumalanga Travel Agency
Tourism in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa.
URL: www.mpumalanga.com/

Northern Cape Tourism
Tourism in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa.
URL: www.northerncape.org.za/

Northern Province
Portraying the quintessence of untamed Africa. Home to the Kruger National Park.
URL: www.tourismboard.org.za/

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