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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.


200 South Africa Jobs Found


NodeJS Developer Job Title - Node.js Developer Job Type - Permanent Location: Woodstock, Cape Town About The Client: If you need a role with more g...
Pearson Frank - Cape Town - posted about 19 hours ago
ERP IT Manager - Claremont - up to R800,000 Per Annum My client, a world reknowned organisation with a huge reach in South Africa, are looking to h...
Nigel Frank International - Cape Town - posted about 19 hours ago
Job Type: Full Stack Developer Location: Cape Town Contact Name: Matthew Towers Telephone: +44 (0) 1912235331 Are you a Full Stack Developer that i...
Nigel Frank International - Cape Town - posted about 19 hours ago
Job Title - Web Developer (Intermediate) Job Type - Permanent Locatio n - Cape Town (Century City) Salary - Up to R650,000 Start Date - ASAP I am d...
Nigel Frank International - Cape Town - posted about 19 hours ago
Job Title - Ruby Developer Job Type - Permanent Locatio n - Cape Town (Belville) Salary - Up to R60,000 per month Start Date - ASAP We have the opp...
Nigel Frank International - Cape Town - posted about 19 hours ago
A growing IT software company that delivers innovative software solutions requires an Senior C# ASP.Net Developer to join their Cape Town office. A...
Nigel Frank International - Cape Town - posted 2 days ago
Dynamics AX Functional Architect - Malta - up to 65,000 Per Annum There are a number of key responsibilities within this role that will enable you ...
Nigel Frank International - Sandton - posted 2 days ago
This opportunity as a Senior Web Developer will give you the chance to be involved in the development of bespoke and extensive systems and the impr...
Nigel Frank International - Johannesburg - posted 2 days ago
The role consists of the following: -Track and analyse business trends -Encourage and focus on continued improvement -Ability to communicate at bus...
Nigel Frank International - Sandton - posted 2 days 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 2 days ago
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