As in all countries of this latitude there is no dawn; the transition from day to night unfolds quickly and suddenly, between 18 and 19: 00. Company: South Africa is a blend from Africa, Asia and Europe, tradition and modernity. The diverse population of the country lives in rural settlements, some with traditional houses, in KwZulu-Natal, in the cities, whose Hauser show Europe’s influence, such as in Cape Town, or Indian flair as in Durban. Something about the diverse cultures that cross here each other have influenced over the centuries, is presented to visitors in museums or cultural villages. Beside modern high-rise buildings as in the economic metropolis of Johannesburg there are also slum areas; especially on the edge of major cities Here, it is obvious that in South Africa, first and second world lie close to each other. Economic/infrastructure: The wealth of natural resources is still the backbone of the South African economy, although the share of the mining industry to the gross national product (GNP) to 7.7%.
The differentiated processing industry has become, however, the sector, which accounts for the largest part of GNP. Also the South African Banking and services sector can withstand quite an international comparison. Because of the scenic beauty of the country is it not surprising that tourism has greatly increased in recent years. Tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors of the South African economy. South Africa’s infrastructure is well developed and a relatively dense road and railway network runs through the country. The national South African airline of South African Airways flies to all continents of the world, and the modern tele communication cation system connects the country with all the major centres. Money and currency: The currency is the edge. 100 cents are a border. May be imported while it amounts up to 500 edge, it is however advisable to exchange money, where all bank counters are open to any international flight upon arrival at the airport in South Africa.