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SOUTH AFRICA(南非) at a Glance

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  • Diplomatic status:unofficial relations
  • Official Language:English
  • Government Type:parliamentary republic with an executive presidency
  • Capital:
    Pretoria (administrative capital)
    Cape Town (legislative capital)
    Bloemfontein (judicial capital)
  • Embassies and Missions:
    Taipei Liaison Office in the Republic of South Africa
    Taipei Liaison Office in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Overseas Compatriot Associations(arranged in alphabetical order):
    Clan Association
    1.African Taiwanese Association
    2.African Taiwanese Hakka Federation
    3.Association for Taiwan Indigenous Peoples Development in S.A.
    4.Taiwan Association in South Africa
    5.Taiwanese Hakka Association of Durban, S.A.
    6.Taiwanese Hakka Association of Free State, S.A.
    7.Taiwanese Hakka Association of South Africa
    Fraternal Association
    1.African Federation of Chinese Traders Alumni
    2.Chung Hwa Youth Association
    3.Free State Chinese Woman Club
    4.Overseas R.O.C. Veterans Association in South Africa
    5.Pretoria Chinese Woman Club
    6.South Africa Chinese Woman Club
    Religious Association
    1.Buddha’s light International Association of South Africa
    2.Buddhism Compassion Relief Tzu-Chi Foundation in South Africa
    3.Fo Guang Shan-Nan Hua Temple
    4.I-Kuan Tao Association in South Africa
    5.Ma Tzu Association in Cape Town
    Security Association
    1.Taiwanese Friend of the Cape Town Police Association
    2.Taiwanese Friend of the Free State Police Association
    3.Taiwanese Friend of the Gauteng Police Association
    4.Taiwanese Friend of the Kwazulu - Natal Police Association
    5.Taiwanese Friend of the Ladysmite Police Association
    6.Taiwanese Friend of the New Castle Police Association
    Emergency Assistance Association
    1.Cape Town Taiwanese Emergency Assistance Association
    2.Durban Taiwanese Emergency Assistance Association
    3.Free State Taiwanese Emergency Assistance Association
    4.Johannesburg Taiwanese Emergency Assistance Association
    5.New Castle Taiwanese Emergency Assistance Association
    Political Association
    1.The African Branch of Democratic Progressive Party
    2.The African Branch of Kuomintang
    Sport Association
    1.R.O.C.S.A.-Golf Association
    2.South Africa Dragon Boat Association
    Traditional Overseas Compatriot Association
    1.Cape Town Chinese Cultural Foundation
    2.Eastern Cape Province Chinese Association
    3.East London Chinese Association
    4.Pretoria Chinese Association
    5.South Africa Chinese Association
    6.Western Cape Province Chinese Association
    Fraternal Association of Overseas Compatriot School
    1.Africa Council of Chinese Schools
    2.Chinese Cultural Center in Kwazulu-Natal Province
    3.Free State Chinese Cultural & Educational Foundation
    4.Hwa Hsin Chinese Cultural & Educational Foundation
    5.Pretoria Cultural & Education Fundation
    Overseas Compatriot School
    1.Cape Town Chinese School
    2.Durban Chinese Class Association
    3.East London Chinese School
    4.Free State Chinese School
    5.Hwa Hsin Chinese School
    6.Pretoria Chinese Class Association
    7.Pretoria Chinese School
    8.New Castle Chinese School
    Alumni Association
    1.Chinese Students Association at University of Cape Town
    2.Chinese Students Association at University of Pretoria
    3.Chinese Students Association at University of the Witwatersrand
    4.R.O.C. Chinese Students Association in South Africa
    Overseas Chambers of Commerce
    1.African Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce
    2.Africa Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce Youth League
    3.Gauteng Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce
    4.Ladysmith Taiwanese Community
    5.Natal-KZ Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce
    6.New Castle Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industries
    7.New Castle Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce
    8.Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce in Cape Town
    9.Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce in Eastern Cape Province
    10.Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce in Free State
    11.Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce in Johannesburg, S.A.
    12.Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce in Northern Cape Province
    13.The South African Branch of Global Federation of Chinese Business Women

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. With over 59 million people, South Africa is a multi-ethnic society, encompassing a wide variety of cultures, languages, and religions. With abundant supply of natural resources, well-developed finance, judicial system, communications, energy, and transport sectors, it has been classified by the World Bank as a newly industrialized country, the second-largest economy in Africa, and the 33rd-largest in the world. As a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, G20 and one of the founding members of the African Union, it maintains significant regional influence, and is a middle power in international affairs.
Following the end of apartheid, the first multi-racial elections, held in 1994, ushered in majority rule under an ANC-led government. After apartheid ended, however, crime, poverty and inequality remain widespread. South Africa has since struggled to address apartheid-era imbalances in wealth, housing, education, and health care. About a quarter of its population is unemployed and living on less than US$1.25 a day. Along with many African nations, South Africa has been experiencing a brain drain in the past 20 years. It has thus resulted in large white South African communities abroad.


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