|Official name:||Republic of South Africa (formerly: Union of South Africa)|
|Borders:||Namibia (northwest), Botswana, Zimbabwe (north), Mozambique, Swaziland (northeast and east), Lesotho (within South Africa), Indian Ocean (southeast), Atlantic Ocean (southwest)|
|Official languages:||English, Afrikaans, Tsonga, Ndebele, Zwazi, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu|
|Nationality / People:||A person of South African nationality is a South African.|
|Local time:||Johannesburg: 19:58 SAST (Friday, 20th January 2017)|
Other interesting facts:
Although Pretoria is considered to be the capital of South Africa, the country actually has three capitals: Pretoria (executive), Cape Town (legislative), and Bloemfontein (judicial).
In its eastern part, South Africa entirely surrounds another country - Lesotho, an independent constitutional monarchy.
English is also an official language in the following African countries: Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Nigeria, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, The Gambia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe