South Africa Bordering Countries: Botswana
, eSwatini (formerly Swaziland)
Regional Maps: Map of Africa
, World Map
Where is South Africa?
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South Africa Cities:
Alexandria, Beaufort West, Bisho, Bloemfontein, Calvina, Cape Town, De Aar, Dundee, Durban, East London, Golela, Hotazel, Johannesburg, Kimberley, Klerksdorp, Knysna, Kroonstad, Ladysmith, Lephalale (Ellisras), Lichtenburg, Mafikeng, Middelburg, Mokopane (Portgietersrus), Mosselbaai, Musina (Messina), Nelspruit, Nylstroom, Pietermaritzburg, Polokwane (Pietersburg), Port Elizabeth, Port Nolloth, Port Shepstone, Pretoria, Queenstown, Richards Bay, Rustenburg, Saldanha, Sishen, Springbok, Standerton, Stanger, Swellendam, Ulundi, Umtata, Upington, Vanrhynsdorp, Vereeniging, Vryburg, Witbank and Worcester.
South Africa Locations:
Algoa Bay, Atlantic Ocean, Cape of Good Hope, False Bay, Groot Vloer, Indian Ocean, Kalahara Desert, Lake Kosi, Lake Saint Lucia, Lake Sibaya, Lebombo Mountains, Limpopo River, Molopo River, Orange (Oranje) River, Outeniqua Mountains, Richards Bay, Saint Francis Bay, Saint Helen Bay, Tugela River, Vaal Dam and Vaal River.
South Africa Natural Resources:
Gold, chromium, antimony, coal, iron ore, manganese, nickel, phosphates, tin, uranium, gem diamonds, platinum, copper, vanadium, salt, and natural gas.
South Africa Natural Hazards:
There are natural hazards that occur in South Africa, including prolonged droughts.
South Africa Environmental Issues:
South Africa has numerous environmental issues. The water issues include: pollution of rivers from urban discharge and agricultural runoff; the growth in water usage is outpacing supply; and, extensive water conservation and control measures are necessary due to a lack of important arterial rivers or lakes. The country has soil erosion and desertification. In addition, there is air pollution which is resulting in acid rain.
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