South Africa

Linux Around The World: South Africa

South AfricaOfficial Languages: English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele, Sesotho, Sepedi, Setswana, Swazi, Tshivenda, Xitsonga
Population: 60.1 million
Capital: Pretoria (executive), Bloemfontein (Judicial), Cape Town (legislative)
Currency: South African rand (ZAR)
Major Industries: Mining, automobile manufacturing, metalworking, technology, machinery, textiles, iron and steel, IT, chemicals, fertiliser, foodstuffs, manufacturing, commercial ship repair

South Africa is the southernmost country in Africa. The country is bordered by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Eswatini. South Africa entirely surrounds Lesotho in the east.


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User Groups

LocationLinux User Group
Cape TownCLUG: Cape Linux User Group is a community of Linux users in the larger Cape Town area.
JohannesburgGPUG: Gauteng Python User Group is a diverse group of Pythonistas of varying backgrounds.

Did You Know? South Africa is a haven for wildlife. It hosts 10% of the world’s bird, fish and plant species as well as 6% of its mammal and reptile species, yet it occupies 1% of the Earth’s land surface.

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