South Africa

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South Africa is part of:
Africa · Southern Africa ·
Water Basins of South Africa:
Incomati · Komati · Limpopo · Maputo · Orange · Thukela · Umbeluzi ·
Facts & Figures edit
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Capital Pretoria (official)
Neighbouring Countries Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe
Total Area 1,219,912 km2
  - Water 0 km2 (0.00%) / 0 m2/ha
  - Land 1,219,912 km2
Coastline 2,798 km
Population 47,431,830 (39 inhab./km2)
HDIA 0.670 (2007)
Gini CoefficientA 57.8 (1995)
Nominal GDPB $300,400 million
GDP (PPP) Per CapitaB $10,400
National UN Presence FAO, UNDP, UNHCR, WHO, UNICEF, WB, UNIDO
Land UseC
  - Cultivated Land 157,246 km2 (12.89%)
     - Arable 147,609 km2 (12.1%)
     - Permanent Crops 9,637 km2 (0.79%)
     - Irrigated 14,980 km2
  - Non cultivated 377,457 km2 (87.11%)
Average Annual RainfallD 495 mm
Renewable Water ResourcesE 50 km3
Water WithdrawalsF 12.496 km3/yr
  - For Agricultural Use 63%
  - For Domestic Use 31%
  - For Industrial Use 6%
  - Per Capita 274 m3
Population with safe access to
  - Improved Water Source 88%
     - Urban population 99%
     - Rural population 73%
  - Improved Sanitation 65%
     - Urban population 79%
     - Rural population 46%
References & Remarks
A UNDP Human Development Report
B CIA World Factbook and Wikipedia
C CIA World Factbook Country Profiles
D Aquastat - FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture
E CIA World Factbook
F Earthtrends

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Contents

News

Country Profile: Climate, Geography, Socio-Economic Context

Country Profile: Water Bodies and Resources

Country Profile: Legal and Institutional Environment

Country Profile: Water Sector Coordination

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Country Profile: Trends in Water Use, Management and Sanitation

Country Profile: Challenges and Opportunities

Articles

Recently updated articles on South Africa
  1. South Africa/maps ‎(1,118 views) . . Katy.norman
  2. South Africa/articles ‎(969 views) . . WikiBot
  3. South Africa/projects ‎(982 views) . . WikiBot
  4. South Africa/publications ‎(1,061 views) . . WikiBot
  5. South Africa/who is who ‎(1,100 views) . . WikiBot
  6. South Africa/Maps ‎(844 views) . . WikiBot
  7. Image:Southafricabasin.jpg ‎(1,180 views) . . Juerg.staudenmann
  8. Capacity Building, policy and legislative reform in the water sector in South Africa/Map ‎(2,260 views) . . Katy.norman


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Projects and Case Studies

Projects in or about South Africa

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  1. Development and adoption of a Strategic Action Program for balancing water uses and sustainable natural resource management in the Orange-Senqu river transboundary basin. ‎(2,587 views) . . Katy.norman
  2. Implementation of the Benguela Current LME Strategic Action Program for Restoring Depleted Fisheries and Reducing Coastal Resources Degradation ‎(2,955 views) . . Samuel Chademana
  3. Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystem (ASCLME) Project ‎(7,629 views) . . Samuel Chademana


Case studies in or about South Africa

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  1. Water Conflict and Cooperation/Incomati River Basin ‎(22,611 views) . . Katy.norman
  2. Facing Water Challenges in Swaziland: A WWDR3 Case Study ‎(12,568 views) . . WikiBot
  3. Capacity Building, policy and legislative reform in the water sector in South Africa ‎(9,070 views) . . WikiBot
  4. Sharing the Incomati Waters: Cooperation and Competition in the Balance ‎(8,902 views) . . Katy.norman


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Publications

5 most recently updated publications on South Africa
  1. Sustaining the Right to Water in South Africa ‎(2,035 views) . . Katy.norman
  2. Testing the capacity defence: Assessing local and national compliance with the right to water using econometric modelling ‎(1,256 views) . . Katy.norman
  3. South Africa: law, practice and contestation ‎(1,523 views) . . WikiBot
  4. Water Conflict and Cooperation/Incomati River Basin ‎(22,611 views) . . Katy.norman
  5. Sharing the Incomati Waters: Cooperation and Competition in the Balance ‎(8,902 views) . . Katy.norman


5 most popular publications on South Africa
  1. Water Conflict and Cooperation/Incomati River Basin ‎(22,611 views) . . Katy.norman
  2. Sharing the Incomati Waters: Cooperation and Competition in the Balance ‎(8,902 views) . . Katy.norman
  3. Sustaining the Right to Water in South Africa ‎(2,035 views) . . Katy.norman
  4. South Africa: law, practice and contestation ‎(1,523 views) . . WikiBot
  5. Testing the capacity defence: Assessing local and national compliance with the right to water using econometric modelling ‎(1,256 views) . . Katy.norman


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Who is Who

People working in South Africa
  1. Piers.Cross ‎(469 views)
  2. Akiko.yamamoto ‎(3,861 views)


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Organizations working in South Africa

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References

See also

External Resources

"Water Supply and Sanitation in South Africa" on Wikipedia


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