South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded on the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans. South Africa is a multiethnic society encompassing a wide variety of cultures, languages, and religions. Its pluralistic makeup is reflected in the constitution's recognition of 11 official languages, which is among the highest number of any country in the world. South Africa is often referred to as the "rainbow nation" to describe the country's multicultural diversity, especially in the wake of apartheid.
South Africa is ranked highest overall of the African countries in the global competitiveness report at 61st. The primary education enrollment is ranked 50th with 97% of children enrolled and secondary education enrollment at 98%. However, the quality of education is still ranked quite low at 116th for primary education and 114th for secondary education.
In South Africa, private and public health systems exist in parallel. The public system serves the vast majority of the population but is chronically underfunded and understaffed. The wealthiest 20% of the population use the private system and are far better served. The healthcare system in South Africa is ranked 132nd, with HIV/AIDS prevalent affecting 18% of the population.
South Africa is one of the most connected countries in Africa with 54% of the population as internet users. It ranks 64th in ICT use and 71st for Mobile-broadband subscriptions. However, South Africa ranks quite low down for internet access in schools at 95th, showing that improvements can be made to aid with connectivity and education.
COMPUTERS 4 AFRICA
We have been supplying high quality refurbished equipment to Zambia for the past 5 years. As a member of the Microsoft Registered Refurbisher programme we are able to provide thousands of refurbished laptops and desktops fully licensed with Microsoft software. We also collect and distribute textbooks, furniture, medical equipment and toys wherever possible and donate these within many of our shipments. All of these unwanted items find a good home in many different locations across Zambia. They not only help to improve education and well-being, but also help to empower local people and their communities.