Country information

  • Landlocked/Coastal: Coastal
  • Country area: 1,219,090 km²
  • Pop: 49,004,031
  • Religions: Christianity, Indigenous
  • GDP/ World Rank Dollars: $277.4 billion (32)
  • HDI/ World Rank Index: 0.597 (110)
  • Main Languages: Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, Pedi, English
  • Largest three cities: Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg
  • Capital: Pretoria (Adm.), Cape Town (Legislative), Bloemfontein (Judicial).
  • Type of government: Unitary presidential republic/ multi-party democracy
  • Economic Structure: Exports: $67.93 billion (2009 est): gold, diamonds, platinum, other metals and minerals, machinery / equipment Imports: $70.24 billion (2009 est)
  • Name of president, PM, Ruler: President Jacob Zuma
  • Date of next election: 2014
  • HIV/AIDS prevalence: 17.8% (2009 est)
  • Literacy rates: 86.40%
  • Corruption perceptions index 2010: 4.5
  • 2011 Doing Business Rank: 34
  • Life expectancy: 49.33
  • Percentage below poverty line: 57% (2001 est)

This page will be updated as the project progresses and we learn more about the social and environmental enterprise sectors in South Africa. In South Africa we are working with a number of social and environmental enterprises as case studies these include: Proudly Macassar Pottery; Shonaquip and Uhambo the Shonaquip Foundation; The Khayelitsha Cookie Company; The Skills Village; Taunina; Learn to Earn.

Case Studies

Sheffield Management School