Official name: Republic of South Africa
Capital: Bloemfontein (judicial), Cape Town (legislative), and Pretoria (executive)
Official languages: Afrikaans, English, Southern Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu (all languages other than the first two are Bantu languages)
Population: 50 million
Size: 25th in world. Slightly larger than twice the size of Texas.
Currency: (South African) rand
Internet domain: .za