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South Africa Country Guide

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Quick Facts

Region: Africa
Full Name: Republic of South Africa
Capital City: Pretoria (administrative capital)
Language Spoken: IsiZulu 23.8%, IsiXhosa 17.6%, Afrikaans 13.3%, Sepedi 9.4%, English 8.2%, Setswana 8.2%, Sesotho 7.9%, Xitsonga 4.4%, other 7.2% (2001 census)

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Geographic data

29 00 S, 24 00 E

Elevation Extremes

lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m highest point: Njesuthi 3,408 m

Land boundaries

total: 4,862 km border countries: Botswana 1,840 km, Lesotho 909 km, Mozambique 491 km, Namibia 967 km, Swaziland 430 km, Zimbabwe 225 km

Natural hazards

prolonged droughts

Natural resources

gold, chromium, antimony, coal, iron ore, manganese, nickel, phosphates, tin, uranium, gem diamonds, platinum, copper, vanadium, salt, natural gas

Land use

arable land: 12.1% permanent crops: 0.79% other: 87.11% (2005)

Environmental current issues

lack of important arterial rivers or lakes requires extensive water conservation and control measures; growth in water usage outpacing supply; pollution of rivers from agricultural runoff and urban discharge; air pollution resulting in acid rain; soil erosion; desertification


South Africa's climate is generally sunny and pleasant. Winters are usually mild, although snow falls on the mountain ranges of the Cape and Natal and occasionally in lower-lying areas, when a brief cold spell can be expected throughout the country.\nRequired clothing\nLightweight cottons and linens and rainwear. Warmer clothes are needed for winter.

Time difference

time difference: UTC+2 note: Cape Town (legislative capital); Johannesburg(judicial capital)


44,187,637 note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2006 est.)

Age structure

0-14 years: 29.7% (male 6,603,220/female 6,525,810) 15-64 years: 65% (male 13,955,950/female 14,766,843) 65 years and over: 5.3% (male 905,870/female 1,429,944) (2006 est.)

Median age

total: 24.1 years male: 23.3 years female: 25 years (2006 est.)

Population growth rate

-0.4% (2006 est.)

Birth rate

18.2 births/1,000 population (2006 est.)

Death rate

22 deaths/1,000 population (2006 est.)

Net migration rate

-0.16 migrant(s)/1,000 population note: there is an increasing flow of Zimbabweans into South Africa and Botswana in search of better economic opportunities (2006 est.)

Sex ratio

at birth: 1.02 male(s)/female under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female 15-64 years: 0.95 male(s)/female 65 years and over: 0.63 male(s)/female total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (2006 est.)

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 42.73 years male: 43.25 years female: 42.19 years (2006 est.)

Total fertility rate

2.2 children born/woman (2006 est.)

Business Practices

South African business people tend to dress conservatively and suit and tie should be worn to meetings. Overall, business customs in South Africa are similar to those in the United States and Western Europe. Business cards are exchanged and are usually simple, including only the basics such as company logo, name, business title, address, telephone number, and fax number. South Africans are very punctual, and South African businesspersons make every effort to be on time for appointments. Appointments should be made in advance of a business call. Office hours are 0830-1630 Monday to Friday.


South Africa is experiencing a serious crime problem that is recognized by both the public and the government. Criminal activity, such as assault and armed robbery, is particularly high in areas surrounding many hotels and public transportation centers, especially in major cities such as Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria and Durban. Visitors should use all available means to protect credit cards, credit card numbers, and personal identification numbers associated with cash cards. Credit card fraud is routinely reported. Visitors should keep in mind that increased anti-crime efforts in city cores have also made the suburbs of major metropolitan areas increasingly attractive targets for car jacking and robbery. Travelers may also wish to consider avoiding local commuter and metro trains, especially between Johannesburg and Pretoria, as a number of foreign visitors have been the subjects of muggings and violent attacks. In the Western Cape, police resources have been strained by continuing gang conflicts and vigilante violence in the townships near Cape Town. Travelers should use extreme caution when traveling in affected areas. Travelers should use caution when driving in the former independent homelands of Transkei and Ciskei. Some areas, such as the Transkei's "Wild Coast", have significant levels of crime, associated with a breakdown of regional security and medical services. This situation, though improving, has caused problems for foreign travelers to the area. Residential security is of great concern to South Africans as well as foreign nationals residing in South Africa. Security lighting, window grills, and alarm systems for residences are considered essential to thwart burglaries. Private security companies providing armed response capability are primarily relied upon for personal safety in the home, not the police. Carjackings are quite prevalent in and around major metropolitan areas, with gratuitous violence frequently the norm. While 4-wheel drive and luxury vehicles are attractive targets for carjackers, nearly any vehicle can be targeted. Automobile parts for most imported vehicles are often unavailable in South Africa and must be imported at great expense. Consequently, car thieves frequently steal or carjack vehicles for their parts. The South African Police Service (SAPS) has serious man-power problems which inhibit its ability to provide a viable deterrent to street crime. A lack of marked police vehicles and uniformed officers to patrol city streets emboldens the criminal element to act with near impunity.


There are more than 1,500 licensed hotels in South Africa, ranging from small country hotels to large five-star city hotels. Rates are considered modest depending on the type of accommodations. Reservations should be made in advance, particularly in resort areas during the peak summer months of December and January.


Telephone IDD service is available. The country code is 27 and the outgoing international code is 09. The city codes for major South African cities are, Johannesburg, 11; Pretoria, 12; Cape Town, 21; and Durban, 31. Most main hotels provide fax services. Post office hours are generally 0800-1630 Monday to Friday, 0800-1200 Saturday.


: 250 volts AC (Pretoria) and 220/230 volts AC elsewhere, 50Hz. Electricity 220/240 volts AC; 250 volts AC (Pretoria), 50Hz. Three-pin round plugs are in use.

Plug Types


Food And Dining

A thriving agricultural sector yields excellent fresh produce, meat, fruit and wines and the long coastline produces very fresh and cheap. Bars/cocktail lounges have bartender service. 'Liquor stores' are open weekdays 0900-1800 and Sat 0900-1300, although alcohol is now available in supermarkets outside these hours and under certain circumstances on a Sunday.

National specialties:
? Sosaties (a type of kebab),
? Bobotie (a curried mince dish, of which waterbolmmetjiebredie, made with a local water plant, is particularly good)
? Potjiekos, a casserole cooked for hours in an iron pot, usually outside,
? Bredies (meat, tomato and vegetable casseroles),
? Biltong (seasoned dried meat)
? Poetoepap, a sort of polenta made with white maize, is widely eaten with meat.
? Seafood including oysters, crayfish (or rock lobster) and linefish (examples of which are Kingklip, Kabbeljou, Cob and Red Roman). National drinks:
? Umqombothi, a home-brewed sorghum beer.
? Excellent local red and white wines (including chardonnay), sherries, brandies and some unusual liqueurs.

Normally 10 to 15 per cent if service is not included. It is customary to tip porters, waiters, taxi drivers, caddies and room service. By law, hotel rates do not include a service charge.

Cinemas show a variety of international films. In the large cities, there are regular plays, operas and symphony concerts. The local music scene is thriving, and there is a unique South African 'township' jazz style, exponents of which can be seen in all large cities. There are a number of nightclubs and discos open until late. The large hotels usually have live music or cabaret.

Entry departure requirements

* Please see visa section

Visa immigration information


Passport valid for at least 30 days after the intended date of departure required by all.
Note: All passengers must have a passport with at least one blank page for their entry stamp. Passengers who also require a visa must have a passport with two blank facing pages, one for the visa and one for their entry stamp (see Visa application requirements below).


Required by all except the following for business and tourist purposes:
(a) 1. nationals of countries referred to in the chart above for stays of up to 90 days, except nationals of Cyprus, Hungary, Poland and Slovak Republic who may stay for up to 30 days and nationals of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovenia who do require a visa;
(b) nationals of Andorra, Argentina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Chile, Ecuador, Iceland, Israel, Jamaica, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, St Vincent & the Grenadines, San Marino, Singapore, Switzerland, Uruguay and Venezuela for stays of up to 90 days;
(d) nationals of Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Gabon, Guyana, Hong Kong (SAR) (Holders of Hong Kong British Nationals overseas passports and Hong Kong special passports), Jordan, Korea (Rep), Lesotho, Macau (SAR), Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Peru, Seychelles, Swaziland, Thailand, Turkey and Zambia for stays of up to 30 days;
(e) transit passengers continuing their journey by the same or first connecting aircraft provided holding onward or return documentation and not leaving the airport (advance notice of overnight stay is required) except for nationals of Bangladesh, Cameroon, China (PR), Congo (Kinshasa), Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russian Fed, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan and Ukraine who must obtain a transit visa before traveling.
Note: Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 years must hold written consent from their parents when traveling alone.

Types of visa and cost

Visitors, Transit: US$60 Study Permits: US$74 (depending on level of education). Business: US$215 Some nationals (including the UK, India and Zimbabwe) are exempt from visa fees. Other nationals must apply for a visa with the appropriate fee. All fees are subject to change without notice; please check with Embassy or Consulate to confirm costs.


Dependent on length of stay requested. Permits may be extended if done so 30 days prior to expiry of original permit.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at Embassy or High Commission); see Passport/Visa Information. Applicants in countries where South Africa is not represented may send their applications to the embassy in the nearest country.

Application requirements

(a) Valid passport with at least two blank facing pages (passengers who do not need a visa should have a passport with at least one blank page). (b) Two passport-size photos (must be 45mm by 35mm). (c) One completed application form. (d) Fee (payable by cash, bank draft or postal order). (e) A stamped self-addressed special delivery envelope if applying by post. (f) A valid vaccination certificate, if required by the Act. (g) Proof of sufficient funds to cover visit and return tickets. (h) Statement/documentation confirming purpose of visit. (i) Onward/return tickets. (j) Yellow fever certificate if traveling to, from or through the endemic zone. Transit: (a)-(j) and (k) Sufficient documentation for admission to destination.

Working days required

Four days. Up to 10 days for postal applications.

Temporary residence

Temporary residence permits encompass Study, Work or Workseeker Permits. Contact the nearest Consulate (or consular section at Embassy) for further details.

HIV entry requirements

Test required for all mine workers, irrespective of their position

Departure tax



South African High Commission in the UK

South Africa House, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DP, UK
Tel: (020) 7451 7299.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 0900-1700. Consular section: 0845-1245.

South African Consulate in the UK

15 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DD, UK
Tel: (020) 7925 8900/01/10.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 0845-1245 (personal applications only).

Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in the USA

3051 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
Tel: (202) 232 4400.

South African Consulate in the USA

Street address: 4301 Connecticut Ave, NW, Van Ness Building, Suite 220, Washington DC, 20008
Postal Address: 3051 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington,DC 20008, USA
(202) 274 7991.
Opening hours: 0900-1200.

Most visits to South Africa are trouble-free but you should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate international terrorist attacks, which could be against civilian targets, including places frequented by foreigners.
There is a high level of crime, but most occurs in townships and isolated areas away from tourist destinations.
The standard of driving is variable, and there are many fatal accidents.
This advice is based on information provided by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office in the UK. It is correct at time of publishing. As the situation can change rapidly, visitors are advised to contact the following organizations for the latest travel advice:

British Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office


US Department of State



Rand (ZAR) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of ZAR200, 100, 50, 20 and 10. Coins are in denominations of ZAR5, 2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.

Currency restrictions

The import of local currency is limited to ZAR5000 in cash. The export of local currency is limited to ZAR500 in cash. The import and export of foreign currency is unlimited provided it is declared upon arrival or departure.

Banking hours

Mon-Fri 0900-1530, Sat 0830-1100.

Currency exchange

Money can be changed at banks, bureaux de change, some hotels, and larger shops and restaurants. Automated foreign exchange machines and ATMs are available at various locations. Proof of identify may be requested; therefore, it is advisable to carry a passport.

Credit cards

MasterCard and Visa are preferred. American Express and Diners Club are also widely accepted. Some ATMs will give cash advances with credit cards. Credit cards are not accepted at petrol stations. Check with your credit or debit card company for details of merchant acceptability and other facilities which may be available.

Travellers cheques

Valid at banks, hotels, restaurants and shops. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travelers are advised to take traveller's cheques in Pounds Sterling or US Dollars.

City/RegionCity/Area codeFollowed by
Bethlehem(0)58+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Bisho(0)40+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Bloemfontein(0)51+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Cape Town(0)21+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Durban(0)31+ 7 digit subscriber nr
East London(0)43+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Ermelo(0)17+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Garden Route(0)44+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Graaff-Reinet(0)49+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Grahamstown(0)46+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Humansdorp(0)42+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Johannesburg(0)11+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Kimberley(0)53+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Kroonstad(0)56+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Ladysmith(0)36+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Malmesbury(0)22+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Middelburg(0)13+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Northern Cape(0)27+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Pietermaritzburg(0)33+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Polokwane (Pietersburg)(0)15+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Port Elizabeth(0)41+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Port Shepstone(0)39+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Potchefstroom / Klerksdorp(0)18+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Pretoria(0)12+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Queenstown(0)45+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Richards Bay(0)35+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Rustenburg(0)14+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Stanger(0)32+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Steynsburg(0)48+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Swellendam(0)28+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Umtata(0)47+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Upington(0)54+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Vereeniging(0)16+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Vryheid(0)34+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Welkom(0)57+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Worcester(0)23+ 7 digit subscriber nr
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Dental care

A high standard of care is available in the towns and cities

Medication Availability

Supplies of international medications are generally available from both the hospitals and private pharmacies in South Africa

Blood supplies

Blood supplies are considered safe and screened to international standards

Medical facilities

Medical facilities are good in urban areas and in the vicinity of game parks and beaches, but may be limited elsewhere.

General caution

Recent medical and dental exams should ensure that the traveler is in good health. Carry appropriate health and accident insurance documents and copies of any important medical records. Bring an adequate supply of all prescription and other medications as well as any necessary personal hygiene items, including a spare pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses if necessary. Take personal protective measures against insects. Swim only in well-maintained, chlorinated pools or ocean water known to be free from pollution; avoid freshwater lakes, streams and rivers. Drink only bottled beverages (including water) or beverages made with boiled water. Do not use ice cubes or eat raw seafood or rare meat. Eat well-cooked foods while they are still hot and fruits that can be peeled without contamination. Avoid roadside stands and street vendors. Only pasteurized dairy products should be consumed.

Specific concerns

AIDS occurs. Blood supply may not be adequately screened and/or single-use, disposable needles and syringes may be unavailable. When possible, travelers should defer medical treatment until reaching a facility where safety can be assured. (A University of Natal survey indicates there has been a sharp increase in HIV/AIDS cases over the last 2 years in KwaZulu-Natal, the most populous province. Poverty and fighting that displaces people make this region particularly vulnerable to HIV infection. HIV-infected migrant workers who travel to other areas increase the risk of transmission.) Some people are susceptible to allergies and respiratory problems associated with the dry, sometimes dusty climate of the uplands or the humid, changeable climate of the lowlands. Snakes, including poisonous species are common in South Africa, especially in the bushveld. (The South African Institute for Medical Research is a major supplier of anti-venom for Southern Africa.)


Hepatitis A: Consider active immunization with hepatitis A vaccine or passive immunization with immune globulin (IG) for all susceptible travelers. Especially consider choosing active immunization for persons planning to reside for a long period or for persons who take frequent short-term trips to risk areas. The importance of protection against hepatitis A increases as length of stay increases. It is particularly important for persons who will be living in or visiting rural areas, eating or drinking in settings of poor or uncertain sanitation, or who will have close contact with local persons (especially young children) in settings with poor sanitary conditions. Hepatitis B: Vaccination is advised for health care workers, persons anticipating direct contact with blood from or sexual contact with inhabitants, and persons planning extended stays of 6 months or greater (especially those who anticipate using local health care facilities, staying in rural areas, or having intimate contact with the local population). Polio: A one-time booster dose is recommended for travelers who have previously completed a standard course of polio immunization. Refer to CDC guidelines for vaccinating unimmunized or incompletely immunized persons. Pregnancy is a relative contraindication to vaccination; however, if protection is needed, either IPV or OPV may be used, depending on preference and time available. Rabies: Preexposure vaccination should be considered for persons staying longer than 30 days who are expected to be at risk to bites from domestic and/or wild animals (particularly dogs), or for persons engaged in high risk activities such as spelunking or animal handling. Need for vaccination is more important if potential exposure is in rural areas and if adequate postexposure care is not readily available. Typhoid: Vaccination should be considered for persons staying longer than 3 weeks, adventurous eaters, and those who will venture off the usual tourist routes into small cities, villages and rural areas. Importance of vaccination increases as access to reasonable medical care becomes limited. Contraindications depend on vaccine type. Note: All routine vaccines (such as DTP or Td, Hib, MMR, polio, varicella, influenza and pneumococcal) should be kept up-to-date as a matter of good health practice unrelated to travel.

Disease risk summary

General health standards are good in urban areas and epidemic or contagious diseases are rare among the European population. Insect-borne illness: unlikely to be a major health problem for the traveler (with the exception of malaria as noted). Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever - occurs Plague - occurs Relapsing fever - occurs Rift Valley fever - occurs Tick-bite fever - occurs Typhus - occurs (mainly tick-borne) Food-borne and water-borne illness: these diseases are common in some areas, particularly amoebiasis and the typhoid fevers. Other hazards: Diseases such as measles and diphtheria are commonly reported. Polio is still considered a possible risk, although no cases have been reported in recent years. Influenza risk extends from May to October.

Entry requirements

Yellow fever: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travelers over 1 year of age coming from infected areas. A certificate is also required from travelers arriving from countries in the endemic zones.

Recent disease outbreaks

No recent disease outbreaks

Akasia ClinicCnr Heinrich Ave & Brits Rd Karen Park Ext 25 Pretoria Gauteng
Anncron ClinicCnr. Brady Avenue & Hartley Street Wilkoppies Klerkdorp 2571
Argyle ClincCnr. De Korte & Hospital Hill Braamfontein Johannesburg 2044 Gauteng
Astrid Hospital578 Schoeman Street Arcadia 0083 Pretoria
Bagleyston Day Clinic400 Louis Botha Avenue Highlands North Johannesburg Gauteng
Barberton Medi-ClinicCnr Sheba & Havelock Street Barberton 1300
Bedford Gardens Hospital7 Leicester Road Bedford Gardens Bedfordview 2008
Benoni Day ClinicBone & Breastcare Centre 1st Floor Thrupps Centre South Block, Oxford Road IIIovo Johannesburg Gauteng
Birchmed Surgical Centre8 Tiger Street Birchleigh Ext 16, 1619
Bloemfontein Medi-ClinicCnr. Kellner & Parfitt Street Westdene 9301 Blomfontein
Brackenfell Sameday Surgical CentreJeanette Street Brackenfell 7560
Brenthurst Clinic4 Park Lane Parktown Johannesburg 2193
Brits Medi-ClinicChurch Street Brits 0250
Bronkhorstpruit Private HospitalBarney Hurwitz Avenue Bronkhorstpruit Mpumulanga
Brooklyn Surgical Centre154 Olivier Street Brooklyn 0181
Cape Anaesthetic Clinic421 Medical Centre Foreshore 8001
Cape Town Medi-ClinicHof Street Oranjezicht 8000 Cape Town
Carstenhof Clinic595 Dane Road Glen Austin Midrand 1685
Christian Barnard Memorial Hospital181 Longmarket Street Cape Town Cape
City Park Hospital181 Longmarket Street Cape Town Cape
CJS CentreCnr. Woburn Avenue/Tom Jones Street Benoni 1501 Gauteng
Claremont HospitalMedical Centre Main Road Claremont 7735
Clinton Clinic62 Clinton Road New Redruth Alberton Gauteng
Constantia Clinic374 Ontdekkers Road Florida Park Florida Gauteng
Constantiaberg Medi-ClinicBurnham Road Plumstead 7800 Constantiaberg
Cosmos HospitalPresident Street Witbank 1035
Curomed Medi-Clinic177 du Toitspan Road Kimberley 8301
Cuyler Clinic34 Cuyler Street Uitenhage Eastern Cape
Dalview Clinic11 Hendrik Potgieter Road Brakpan 1541
Daylene ClinicCnr. Brady Avenue& Hartley Street Wilkoppies Klerksdorp 2571
Durban Oncology Clinic99 Jan Smuts Highway Westridge Durban Kwazulu Natal
Durbanville Medi-Clinic45 Wellington Road Durbanville 7550
East London Private Hospital32 Albany Street East London 5201
Eastmed Sameday Surgical Centre60 Baviaanspoort Road East Lynne 0186 Gauteng
Empangeni Garden ClinicCnr. Biyela & Ukula St. Empangeni 3880
Entabeni Hospital148 South Ridge Road Berea Durban 4001
Ermelo Medi-Clinic25 Melmentz Street Ermelo 2356 Mpumalanga
Eugene Marais Hospital696 5th Avenue Les Marais Pretoria
Faerie Glen HospitalCnr. Atterbury & Oberon Avenues Faeie Glen 0043
Femina Clinic460 Belvedere Street Arcadia Pretoria Gauteng
Ferncrest HospitalMouma Street Thlabane Rustenberg North West
Flora ClinicWilliam Nicol Drive Floracliffe Florida 1709
Garden City HospitalBartlett Road Mayfair West Johannesburg Gauteng
Geneva Clinic7 Varing Avenue Dormehlsdrift 6529 Western Cape
Greenacres HospitalCnr Rochelle and Cape Roads Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape
Grey Monument Private ClinicBehind Provincial Hospital Lonsdale Street King William Town 5601
Harmelia Private HospitalCnr. Shelton Avenue & Sheri Street Harmelia 1609 Gauteng
Hermanus Medi-ClinicHospital Street Hermanus 7200
Highveld Medi-Clinic(HydromedTrichardt) Voortrekker Street Trichardt 2300
Hoogland Medi-ClinicDe Leeuw Street Bethlehem 9701
Hunterscraig Private Hospital22 Park Drive Centra Prot Elizabeth 6001
Hydromed BloemfonteinCnr Kellner Str & Parfitt Ave Westdene Bloemfontein 9301
Hydromed HarmeliaCnr Shelton Avenue & Sheri Street Harmelia 1609
Hydromed TrichardVoortrekkwer Street P.O. Box 579 Trichardt 2300
Hydromed WelkomMeulen Street Welkom 9459
Jakaranda Hospital213 Middleburg Street Meukleneuk Pretoria Gauteng
Jan S Marais Hospital10 Blanckenberg Street Bellville 7530
Kingsbury HospitalWilderness Road Claremont 7700
Kingsway Hospital607 Kingsway Road Kingsway Amanzimtoti Kwazulu Natal
Klein Karoo Medi-Clinic185 Church Street Oudshoorn 6620
Knysna Private HospitalHunters Drive Hunters Estate Knysna 6570
Kroon HospitalNoordweg Kroonstad Free State
Krugersdorp Hospital8 Burger Street Krugersdrop Gauteng
Kuils River Hospital33 Van Riebeeck Road Kuils River Cape Town Cape
Legae Private Clinic8560 Unit M off Lucas Mangope Highway Mabopane
Libertas HospitalVoortrekker Road Goodwood Cape Town Cape
Linksfield Park Clinic24, 12th Avenue Orange Grove Johannesburg Gauteng
Linmed Hospital5 Hull Street Rynfield Benoni Gauteng
Little Company of Mary50 George Storrar Drive Groenkloof 0181
Louis Leipoldt HospitalBroadway Bellville 7530
Margate Private Hospital24 Wartski Drive Margate Kwazulu Natal
Medfem ClinicCnr Nursery and Peter Place Bryanston
Medforum General & Heart Hospital412 Schoeman Street Pretoria 0002
Medgate Surgical CentreKingfisher Street Helderkruin 1724
Medovs Sameday Surgical CentreCnr Ella & Victoria Streets Bloemfontein 9301
Mercantile HospitalCnr. Kempston & Durban Rd Korsten 6020
Midmed HospitalCnr. Mark & Joubert St Middleburg Mpumalanga 1050
Milnerton Medi-ClinicCnr. Racecourse and Koeberg Road Milnerton 7441
Milpark Hospital9 Guild Road Parktown Johannesburg Gauteng
Momentum Sameday Surgical Centre11th Floor Momentum Centre Pretorius Street Pretoria 0002 Gauteng
Moot Algemene Hospital572, 18th Avenue Rietfontein Pretoria Gauteng
Morningside Medi-ClinicCnr. Rivonia and Hill Road Morningside 2057
Muelmed Hospital577 Pretorius Street Arcadia Pretoria 0083
Mulbarton HospitalTrue North Road Mulbarton Johannesburg Gauteng
N1 City HospitalLouwtjie Rothman Street Goodwood Cape Town Cape
Nelspruit Medi-ClinicLouise Street Nelspruit 1201
Netcare Centre Sports MedicineSturdee House 9 Sturdee Avenue Rosebank Johannesburg Gauteng
Netcare Rehabilitation Hospital2 Bunting Road Auckland Park Johannesburg Gauteng
New Kensington Clinic23 Roberts Avenue Kensington Johanesburg 2094
Newcastle Private HospitalCnr Hospital & Bird Street Newcastle 2940
Oasim Private HospitalGround Floor Oasim North Havelock Street Port Elizabeth 6000 Eastern Cape
Olivedale ClinicCnr President Fouche & Windsor Way Olivedale Johannesburg Gauteng
Optiklin Eye HospitalKlein Street Lakefield Benoni Gauteng
Paarl Medi-ClinicBerlyn Street Paarl 7646
Palm Sameday Surgical Centre3rd Floor Cosmos Centre President St Witbank 1034
Panorama Medi-ClinicRothschild Boulevard Panorama Parow 7500
Park Drive Day HospitalPark Drive Medical Centre Room 116 112 Park Drive Port Elizabeth 6000 Eastern Cape
Park Lane ClinicCnr Junction Avenue and Park Lane Parktown Johannesburg Gauteng
Parklands Hospital75 Hopelands Road Durban Kwazulu Natal
Pasteur Hospital2 Addison St Hospital Park Bloemfontein 9301
Peglerae Hospital173 Wolmarans Street Rustenburg 0299
Pietermaritzburg Medi-Clinic90 Payne Street Pietermaritzburg 3201
Pietersburg Medi-ClinicCnr. Voster and Burger Street Pietersburg 0699
Potchefstroom Medi-Clinic66 Meyer Street Potchefstroom 2520
Pretoria Gynaecological Hospital132 Cilliers Street Sunnyside Pretoria 0002
Pretoria Heart Hospital551 Park Street Arcadia 0083 Pretoria
Pretoria North Surgical Centre260 Burger Street Pretoria North 0182
Pretoria-East HospitalCnr Garsfontein & Seekat Roads Moreleta Park Pretoria Gauteng
Protea Day ClinicCnr Luipaard & Paardekraal Drive, Medicross Medical Centre Krugersdrop Gauteng
Rand Clinic33 Bruce Street Berea Johannesburg Gauteng
Randburg Day Clinic77 Conrad Drive Blairgowrie Johannesburg Gauteng
Riverfield LodgeSouthernwoods Road Nietgedacht
Robinson Private HospitalHospital Road Ramdfontein 1759
Roseacres ClinicMain Reef Road Primrose Germiston 1401
Rosebank Clinic14 Sturdee Avenue Rosebank Johannesburg Gauteng
Rosebank Hospital57 Gustav Crescent Fichardtpark Bloemfontein 9301 Free State
Rosepark Hospital57 Gustav Crescent Fichardtpark 9301
Sandton Medi-ClinicCnr. Peter Place F Verwoerd Dr Bryanston 2021
Sandton Surgical Centre200 Rivonia Road Morningside 2057
Southern Cross HospitalCnr Main and Maynard Roads Wynberg Cape Town Cape
Spings Parkland ClinicArtemis Road Pollak Park Springs 1559
St Augustine's Hospital107 Chelmsford Road Glenwood Durban Kwazulu Natal
St Dominic's Hospital45 St Marks Road Southernwood 5201
St George's Hospital40 Park Drive Port Elizabeth 6001
St James Hospital36 St James Road East London 5201
St Mary's Hospital30 Durham Road Umtata Transkei 5100
St Mary's Women's Clinic15 Middlesex Street Springs 1559
St. Annes Hospital320 Loop Street Pietermaritzburg Kwazulu Natal
Stellenbosch Medi-ClinicCnr Saffraan & Rokewood Avenue Stellenbosch 7600
Strand Private HospitalAltena Road Strand 7140
Suikerbosrand ClinicCnr. H F Verwoerd & Mare Streets Heidelberg 2403
Sunninghill HospitalCnr Witkoppen and Nayuki Roads Sunninghill Johannesburg Gauteng
Sunward Park HospitalCnr Kingfisher Avenue, Aquarius Road and Bert Lacey Drive Sunward Park Boksburg Gauteng
Thabazimbi Private HospitalNo. 1 Hibuskus Street Thabazimbi Northern Province
The Bay HospitalKruger Rand Road Richards Bay Kwazulu Natal
The Glynnwood33-35 Harrison Street Benoni 1501
Umhlanga Hospital323 Umhlanga Hospital Umhlanga Kwazulu Natal
Union Hospital47 Clinton Road Alberton Gauteng
Unitas HospitalClifton Road Lyttleton Pretoria Gauteng
Upington Private HospitalCnr. 4th Avenue and Du Toit Street Upington 8800
Vaalpark Hospital40 Karas Road Vaalpark Vanderbijlpark Gauteng
Vergelegen Medi-ClinicMain Road Somerset West 7130 Vergelen
Victoria Private HospitalVictoria Road Mafikeng 2745
Vincent Pallotti HospitalAlexandra Road Pinelands Cape Town 7405
West coast Private Hospital22 Voortrekker Street Vredenburg 7380
Westways Medical CentreNewton Park Port Elizabeth 6000 Eastern Cape
Wilgeheuwel HospitalAmplifier Rd Radiokop Ext 13 Roodepoort 1724
Wilgers HospitalDenneboom Road Wilgers Ext 14 Pretoria 0040
Worcester Medi-Clinic67 Fairbairn Street Worcester 6850


South Africa's many broadcasters and publications reflect the diversity of the population as a whole. Well-established state-run and commercial TV networks broadcast nationally, and hundreds of thousands of viewers subscribe to pay-TV services operated by major cable and satellite company Multichoice. Deregulation in 1996 led to a proliferation of radio stations. The constitution provides for freedom of the press, and this is generally respected in practice.
Press: The main newspapers are in English and Afrikaans, and include Cape Argus, The Citizen, Daily Dispatch, Mercury, Sowetan and The Star (website:
TV: SABC is a state broadcaster operating three national TV networks; is a free-to-air commercial network; M-Net is a pay-TV network.
Radio: SABC is a state broadcaster with 20 regional and national services in 11 languages. Other radio channels are: YFM, 702 Talk Radio and Channel Africa.