Population: According to Statistics South Africa's, the country's population stands at some 47.4-million.
People: South Africa is a nation of diversity. Africans are in the majority at 37.7-million, making up 79.5% of the total population. The white population is estimated at 4.4-million (9.2%), the coloured population at 4.2-million (8.9%) and the Indian/Asian population at 1.2-million (2.5%).
Language: South Africa has 11 official languages: Afrikaans, English, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, siSwati,Tshivenda and Xitsonga. English is the most commonly spoken language in official and commercial public life.