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Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: South Africa


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South Africa Fast Facts:

Location, Location, Location: South Africa is located in the southern-most portion of the African continent. The terrain includes wide interior plateau enclosed by rugged hills.

Government: South Africa is governed as a republic with a recently revised constitution and democratically elected president.

Size Matters: The total land area of South Africa is 1,219,090 sq km, ranking as the 26th largest country in the world.

Cities: The five largest cities in South Africa are Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, East Rand and Pretoria, respectively.

Did You Know? South Africa maintains three capital cities: the executive capital city of Pretoria, the judicial capital city of Bloemfontein and the legislative capital city of Cape Town.

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Economic Overview

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Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

South Africa Careers and Employment: 

Population:  As of July 2009, South Africa’s population was estimated at 49,052, 289, the 34th most populous country in the world.

Business Environment:  South Africa was ranked the 32nd best country in the world for business in a 2009 Doingbusiness.com ranking.

Top Industries:  In terms of paid jobs, the labor force in 2007 was comprised of services (65%), industry (26%) and agriculture (9%).

Taxes:  South Africa sanctions a Corporate Income Tax of 28%; an Individual Income Tax of 0-40%; and a Value Added Tax of 14%.

Quality of Life:  In a recent “Quality of Living Global City Ranking” by Mercer, Cape Town was ranked as the 87th best city in the world.

Weather:  South Africa typically experiences a semi-arid climate ranging to subtropical along the eastern coast.

K-12:  South Africa sustains over 28,000 primary education schools spanning from grades 1 to 12. In recent times, the country introduced new educational technologies to a previously antiquated schooling system.

College Education:  More than a million students are enrolled in South Africa’s various universities of higher education, which are all autonomous and free of government control.

South Africa Economics:

In General:  South Africa is widely considered an emerging marketplace with a vast supply of natural resources and relatively well developed financial, communications and energy sectors.

Services:  The services sector typically makes up the greatest proportion of  South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and labor force. A budding tourism industry and growing financial activities lead the services sector.

Industry:  South Africa is the largest energy producer and consumer in Africa. In addition, the nation’s mining industry is a worldwide leader, producing a great portion of the world’s supply of diamonds as well as many additional valuable metals and minerals.

Agriculture:  South Africa excels as a net exporter of farming goods, boasting a large agricultural sector. The commercial farming sector is moderately well developed, led by corn, sugar, citrus and wine.

A Closer Look:  South Africa boasts the 25th largest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the world according to 2008 estimates.

Did you know?  The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is the largest stock exchange on the African continent and the 17th largest in the world.

Sources:  In addition to specific citations noted in this “Career Information” section, supplementary source materials include:  the CIA World Factbook, Worldwidetax.com and Wikipedia.com.


113 South Africa Jobs Found


DevOps Engineer Job Type: Permanent Location: Cape Town & Johannesburg, South Africa Contact: Alex Colbeck Telephone: +44 (0) 191 338 6622 Email: S...
Nigel Frank International - South Africa (Johannesburg/Cape Town) - posted about 22 hours ago
Dynamics AX Finance Consultant, Sandton, up to R780,000 PA This industry leading company is currently undergoing fast growth with new projects comi...
Nigel Frank International - Sandton - posted about 22 hours ago
An up and coming tech house based in Cape Town are currently looking to add to their RPA team and hire a lead developer. The RPA team was establish...
Nigel Frank International - Cape Town - posted about 22 hours ago
Full-stack developer (.NET) You would join an established and welcoming team that has embarked on an exciting journey of developing Web-based APIs ...
Nigel Frank International - Cape Town - posted about 22 hours ago
My client is looking for Java Developers to join a motivated team where you will be working with top specialists. They are a leading digital commun...
Pearson Frank - Cape Town - posted about 22 hours ago
Full-stack developer (.NET) You would join an established and welcoming team that has embarked on an exciting journey of developing Web-based APIs ...
Nigel Frank International - Cape Town - posted about 22 hours ago
Senior Software Developer (.NET) Your day will consist of: Working in a dynamic team, following Agile development methodologies. Contributing to th...
Nigel Frank International - Cape Town - posted 2 days ago
Oracle Technical Consultant - Oracle - Johannesburg - up to R70,000 My client who is expanding itself within Johannesburg are looking to recruit an...
Washington Frank - Johannesburg - posted 2 days ago
Full-Stack Software Developer (.NET) - Sandton We are looking for smart people who can get things done, we offer a diverse, challenging, engaging a...
Nigel Frank International - Johannesburg - posted 2 days ago
Full-Stack Software Developer (.NET) - Sandton We are looking for smart people who can get things done, we offer a diverse, challenging, engaging a...
Nigel Frank International - Johannesburg - posted 3 days ago
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