Area : 1,219,912 sq km
of Government : President Jacob Zuma (Since May 2009)
: 49,052,489 (July 2009 estimate)
Languages : IsiZulu 23.8%, IsiXhosa 17.6%, Afrikaans 13.3%, Sepedi 9.4%, English 8.2%, Setswana 8.2%, Sesotho 7.9%, Xitsonga 4.4%, other 7.2% (2001 census)
Religion(s) : Zion Christian 11.1%, Pentecostal/Charismatic 8.2%, Catholic 7.1%, Methodist 6.8%, Dutch Reformed 6.7%, Anglican 3.8%, Muslim 1.5%, other Christian 36%, other 2.3%, unspecified 1.4%, none 15.1% (2001 census)
of Joining : Rejoined 1994, (South
Africa withdrew from the Commonwealth on its own accord
Articles from CHRI Newsletter :
judges unite against bid to control judiciary,
CHRI Newsletter, Volume 12, Number 2, Summer 2005.
and Police Reform in South Africa After 1990: Some reflections,
Elrena Van der Spuy, Institute of Criminology, Faculty
of Law, University of Cape Town, South Africa, CHRI Newsletter,
Volume 12, Number 1, Spring 2005.
on South Africa's Approach to Terrorism, Adv. Thabani
Masuku, Senior Constitutional Analyst at the Institute
for Democracy in South Africa, Cape Town, CHRI Newsletter,
Volume 9, Number 1, Spring 2002.
pursuit of Open Democracy and Freedom of Information,
CHRI Newsletter, Volume 8, Number 2, Summer 2001.
Resources redirected to weaker countries, CHRI, Commonwealth
Police Watch E-Magazine, Vol. 1, December 2004.
Against Crime, CHRI, Commonwealth Police Watch E-Magazine,
Vol. 1, December 2004.
assessing police performance released, CHRI, Commonwealth
Police Watch E-Magazine, Vol. 2, April 2005.
from RTI Updates:
Laws from RTI:
from Police Research Papers:
Updates from Prison Reforms: