Background Note: South Africa

July 2008
Background Notes on Countries of the World: South Africa;Jul2008, p1
Country Report
This publication presents information on the republic of South Africa. Its climate is moderate, similar to southern California. The estimated population of South Africa in 2007 was 47.9 million. The head of the country is President Thabo Mbeki. This entry also includes information on the country's people, history, government, political conditions, economy, foreign relations, U.S.-South African relations, and travel and business information.


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