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Sudáfrica Perfil Gobierno 2014

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Capitalnombre: Pretoria (administrative capital); Cape Town (legislative capital); Bloemfontein (judicial capital)
coordenadas geográficas: 25 42 S, 28 13 E
diferencia de tiempo: UTC+2 (7 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
División administrativa9 provinces; Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, North West, Western Cape
Independencia31 Mayo 1910 (Union of South Africa formed from four British colonies: Cape Colony, Natal, Transvaal, and Orange Free State); 31 Mayo 1961 (republic declared); 27 Abril 1994 (majority rule)
Feriado nacionalFreedom Day, 27 Abril (1994)
Constituciónseveral previous; latest drafted 8 Mayo 1996, approved 4 Diciembre 1997, efectiva 4 Febrero 1997; modificada many times, last in 2013 (2013)
Sufragio18 años de edad; universal
Poder Executivojefe de estado: Presidente Jacob ZUMA (desde 9 May 2009); Deputy Presidente Matamela Cyril RAMAPHOSA (desde 26 May 2014) note - the president is both jefe de estado and jefe de gobierno
jefe de gobierno: Presidente Jacob ZUMA (desde 9 May 2009); Deputy Presidente Matamela Cyril RAMAPHOSA (desde 26 May 2014)
cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the president
elections: president elected by the National Assembly for a five-year term (eligible for a second term); election last held on 21 May 2014 (next to be held on May 2019)
election results: Jacob ZUMA re-elected president unopposed; he was sworn in on 24 May 2014

Fuente: CIA World Factbook
A menos que sea indicado, toda la información en esta página es correcta hasta Julio 6, 2015