The Lord's Move to Africa

South Africa

The Lord’s Testimony

Updated May 19, 2021

No. of localities: 10
No. of saints in church life: 500.
No. of saints attending the Table meeting: 350

Country Profile

Location: Southern Africa, at the southern tip of the continent of Africa Geographical Size: land: 1,214,470 sq km, water: 4,620 sq km Climate: mostly semiarid; subtropical along east coast; sunny days, cool nights 
Population: 55,380,210 (July 2018 est.) 
Population Growth Rate: 0.97% (2018 est.) 
Languages: isiZulu (official) 24.7%, isiXhosa (official) 15.6%, Afrikaans (official) 12.1%, Sepedi (official) 9.8%, Setswana (official) 8.9%, English (official) 8.4%, Sesotho (official) 8%, Xitsonga (official) 4%, siSwati (official) 2.6%, Tshivenda (official) 2.5%, isiNdebele (official) 1.6%, other (includes Khoi, Nama, and San languages) 1.9% (2017 est.) 
Religion: Christian 86%, ancestral, tribal, animist, or other traditional African religions 5.4%, Muslim 1.9%, other 1.5%, nothing in particular 5.2% (2015 est.) 
Government Type: parliamentary republic 
Capital City: Pretoria (administrative capital); Cape Town (legislative capital); Bloemfontein (judicial capital) 
Economy: South Africa is a middle-income emerging market with an abundant supply of natural resources; well-developed financial, legal, communications, energy, and transport sectors; and a stock exchange that is Africa’s largest and among the top 20 in the world. Exporters of gold, diamonds, platinum, other metals and minerals, machinery and equipment. 
GDP (Purchase power parity): $767.2 billion (2017 est.) Communications: Fixed line telephone 3,629,141 (2017 est.) Mobile Cellular 91,878,275 (2017 est.), Internet users: 29,322,380 (July 2016 est.) 
Information and map From CIA