Country:
South Africa

Capital:
Pretoria

Language:
IsiZulu (23.8%), IsiXhosa (17.6%) and Afrikaans (13.3%)

Size:
1,219,090 sq kms

Number of inhabitants:
49 million

Number of households:
13.2 million

GDP per head:
US$ 10,700.-

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Addressing formats
Four numbers as the last line of the address.

Postcodes are essential.

Names of provinces (such as Transvaal) should be omitted.

No commas or any form of punctuation should appear in an address.

Post Office Box = Post Office Box or Postbus

Mr John Doe
Enterprise X
Gewel Street
ISANDO
1600 REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

Undeliverable mail terms

  • Geweier
    Refused
  • Nie so 'n nummer nie
    No such number
  • Nie so 'n straat nie
    No such street
  • Onbekend
    Unknown
  • Postbus gesluit
    P.O. box has been closed
     

 National Holidays 2012

1 January  New Year's Day
2 January New Year's Day in lieu
21 March Human Rights’ Day
6 April ♦ Good Friday
8 April ♦ Easter Sunday
9 April Easter Monday
27 April ♦ African Freedom Day
1 May ♦ Labour Day
16 June ♦ Youth Day
9 August ♦ National Women's Day
13 August Substitution for the Queen's Birthday
24 September  Heritage Day
16 December ♦ First Reconciliation Day
17 December Second Reconciliation Day
25 December Christmas
26 December  Boxing Day