As the world’s sixth most biodiverse country and Africa’s most industrialized economy, South Africa enjoys a strong agricultural base and vast mineral deposits. Following the end of apartheid policies in 1991, the region has enjoyed growth and expanding freedoms.
The Church is also experiencing revival. The Global Day of Prayer, birthed in Cape Town, has become a worldwide phenomenon. A missions movement is even taking hold and new ministries being established throughout the country to serve victims of AIDS, rape, and extreme poverty.
Life Expectancy: 51.5 Years
Religions: Life Expectancy (75%), Ethnic Religions (13%), Nonreligious (7%)
Languages: English, Afrikaans, 24 Indigenous Languages