South Africa, formally the Republic of South Africa, is the southernmost sovereign state in Africa. It is limited on the south by 2,798 kilometers of coastline of Southern Africa extending along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, on the north by the neighboring nations of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, and on the east by Mozambique and Swaziland, and encompassing the kingdom of Lesotho. It is the southernmost nation on the terrain of the Old World or the Eastern Hemisphere.
South Africa is located on the southernmost vicinity of Africa, with an extended shoreline that stretches greater than 2,500 km and along two oceans i.e., the South Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean. South Africa formally joined the Brazil-Russia-India-China (BRICS) grouping of nations, BRICS member would additionally work with every other through the UN, the crew of Twenty (G20).
South Africa has a combined financial system, the second biggest in Africa after Nigeria. Regardless of this, South Africa continues to be harassed with the aid of a quite high expense of poverty and unemployment, and can be ranked in the top 10 international locations on the planet for earnings inequality, measured via the Gini coefficient.
The healthcare spending in the country is about 9% of GDP. Only 16% of the population is covered by medical schemes, about 20% use private healthcare. South Africa is home of the third largest hospital in the world, the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. Several Health Care journals are published from South Africa with good reputation.