African Union
African countries, in their quest for unity, economic and social development under the banner of the OAU, have taken various initiatives and made substantial progress in many areas which paved the way for the establishment of the African Union (AU).
Brand South Africa
Brand South Africa was established in August 2002 to help create a positive and compelling brand image for South Africa.

Department of International Relations
& Cooperation
is the foreign ministry of the South African government. It is responsible for South Africa's relationships with foreign countries and international organizations, and runs South Africa's diplomatic missions.

Department of Trade and Industry
is the department of the South African government with responsibility for commercial and industrial policies. The DTI and its subsidiary agencies are involved in promoting economic development, Black Economic Empowerment, implementing commercial law (including companies law and intellectual property law), promoting and regulating international trade, and consumer protection.

Government Online
The purpose of the South African Government Information website is to be the official entry point to South African government and related information. The South Africa Government Online website is maintained by Government Communications (GCIS).

Johannesburg Stock Exchange
is the largest stock exchange in Africa. It is situated at the corner of Maude Street and Gwen Lane in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Market Theatre
The Market Theatre, founded in Johannesburg in 1976 by Mannie Manim and the late Barney Simon, was constructed out of Johannesburg’s Indian Fruit Market - built in 1913. The theatre went on to become internationally renowned as South Africa’s “Theatre of the Struggle”. During the past three decades, The Market Theatre has evolved into a cultural complex for theatre, music, dance and the allied arts. Today, The Market Theatre remains at the forefront of South African theatre, actively encouraging new works that continue to reach international stages.

National Parks of South Africa
is the body responsible for managing South Africa's national parks. SANParks was formed in 1926, and currently manages 19 parks consisting of 3,700,000 hectares (37,000 km2), about 3% of the total area of South Africa.

South Africa's National Symbols

A compilation of South Africa's national symbols.

Nelson Mandela Digital Archive
In partnership with the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, the Google Cultural Institute has helped to bring Nelson Mandela's archive online. The multimedia archive includes Mr Mandela’s correspondence with family, comrades and friends, diaries written during his 27 years of imprisonment, and notes he made while leading the negotiations that ended apartheid in South Africa. The archive also includes the earliest-known photos of Mr. Mandela and never-before seen drafts of Mr. Mandela's material for his book "Conversations with Myself,” the unpublished drafts of the sequel to his autobiography “Long Walk to Freedom”.

Nelson Mandela International Day
aims to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good. Ultimately it seeks to empower communities everywhere.

Notable South Africans
The South African Consulate General compiles a list of South Africans who excel in their respective crafts.

South African Airways

is the national flag carrier and largest airline of South Africa, with headquarters in Airways Park on the grounds of OR Tambo International Airport in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng.

South African Broadcasting Corporation
is the state-owned broadcaster in South Africa and provides radio stations (AM/FM) as well as television broadcasts to the general public.

South African Consulate General,
Los Angeles

Official website of the South African Consulate General in Los Angeles, California.

South African Consulate General, Chicago
Official website of the South African Consulate General in Chicago, Illinois

South African Embassy
Washington, DC

Official website of the South African Embassy in Washington, DC

South African Government Departments
A compilation of South African Government Departments and their respective websites.

South African Reserve Bank
is the central bank of South Africa. It was established in 1921 after Parliament passed an act, the "Currency and Bank Act of 10 August 1920," as a direct result of the abnormal monetary and financial conditions which World War I had brought. The SARB was only the fourth central bank established outside the United Kingdom and Europe, the others being the USA, Japan and Java.

South African Revenue Service
is the revenue service (tax-collecting agency) of the South African government. It was established by legislation to collect revenue and ensure compliance with tax law. Its vision is to be an innovative revenue and customs agency that enhances economic growth and social development, and supports South Africa's integration into the global economy in a way that benefits all citizens.

South African Tourism
Responsible for the promotion of tourism to South Africa in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Scandinavia and Finland.

Southern African Development Community
is an inter-governmental organization headquartered in Gaborone, Botswana. Its goal is to further socio-economic cooperation and integration as well as political and security cooperation among 15 southern African states. It complements the role of the African Union.

Statistics South Africa
is the national statistical service of South Africa, with the goal of producing timely, accurate, and official statistics in order to advance economic growth, development, and democracy. To this end, Statistics South Africa produces official demographic, economic, and social censuses and surveys.

Wines of South Africa
is a fully inclusive body, representing all South African producers of wine who export their products. WOSA, which was established in its current form in 1999, has over 500 exporters on its database, comprising all the major South African wine exporters. It is constituted as a not-for-profit company and is totally independent of any producer or wholesaling company. It is also independent of any government department, although it is recognized by government as an Export Council.