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South Africa

South Africa

Key facts

Population: 55.91 million (World Bank 2016)
Official languages: There are eleven official languages of South Africa: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu
Currency: South African rand (ZAR)
Important ministries: National Department of Basic Education, Department of Higher Education and Training
Official statistics office:
Statistics South Africa
Trade associations:
Publishers Association of South Africa, and the South African Booksellers Association
Annual book fair: South African Book Fair held in Johannesburg in September
VAT on books: 14% on both print and ebooks
Fixed book price system: No


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