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.


750 South Africa Jobs Found


Senior PHP Developer - Cape Town - Salary Negotiable My client is looking for a new Senior PHP Developer to join their team on new ecommerce projec...
Pearson Frank - Cape Town - posted about 12 hours ago
Java Developer - Cape Town - R45000 to R60000 per month - Excellent benefits I'm working with a client who are currently developing some of the mos...
Pearson Frank - Western Cape - posted about 12 hours ago
My client is one of the leading players in the wealth, and asset management field and are looking for a senior developer to join their dynamic grow...
Nigel Frank International - Cape Town - posted about 12 hours ago
MS Senior BI Team Lead - Banking My client is a leading Bank in Johannesburg. They currently require a Senior BI Manager to manage a growing BI tea...
Nigel Frank International - Johannesburg - posted about 12 hours ago
SharePoint Developer - Johannesburg - R60,000 per month Job Type: Permanent Location: South Africa, Cape Town Contact Name: Alex Colbeck Telephone:...
Nigel Frank International - Cape Town - posted about 12 hours ago
My client in Cape Town are recruiting for a Project Manager to specialize in SCRUM. The ideal candidate will be part of a team that is forever expa...
Nigel Frank International - Cape Town - posted about 12 hours ago
Technical Lead Developer Cape Town! R65,000. My client have an award winning product that is used by key financials in South Africa. They are looki...
Nigel Frank International - Johannesburg - posted about 12 hours ago
Calling all intermediate C# .NET developers in the Southern Suburbs!! My client is seeking someone to join their fast paced team! The opportunity t...
Nigel Frank International - Cape Town - posted about 12 hours ago
Full Stack Developer / Mobile Development- Cape Town - R30,000 per month Job Type: Permanent Location: South Africa, Cape Town Contact Name: Alex C...
Nigel Frank International - Cape Town - posted about 12 hours ago
Senior SharePoint Developer - Johannesburg - R65,000 per month Job Type: Permanent Location: South Africa, Cape Town Contact Name: Alex Colbeck Tel...
Nigel Frank International - Johannesburg - posted about 12 hours ago

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