The Republic of South Africa is located at the southern tip of the African continent. The economy of South Africa is the largest and best developed on the continent, with modern infrastructure common throughout the country.
South Africa is often referred to as The Rainbow Nation. South Africa is a middle-income country with an abundant supply of resources, well-developed financial, legal, communications, energy, and transport sectors, a stock exchange and a modern infrastructure supporting an efficient distribution of goods to major urban centres throughout the region. South Africa is a nation of over 46 million people of diverse origins, cultures, languages, and beliefs. South Africa has 11 official languages: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Southern Sotho, Swati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu.