27 is the country code for South Africa.
Pretoria is the capital city of South Africa.
How to Call South Africa from Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
To call a telephone number in South Africa from Dubai (United Arab Emirates):
- Dial the international call prefix. For calls from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) this is 00 (or '+' from mobile phones).
- Dial the country code for South Africa - 27.
- Dial the subscriber number, omitting the first zero if there is one.
Landlines – City/Area Codes in South Africa
Area codes for a selection of the biggest cities in South Africa are listed below:
- Cape Town – 021
- Durban – 031
- East London – 043
- Johannesburg – 010, 011
- Pietermaritzburg – 033
- Port Elizabeth – 041
- Pretoria – 012
- Vereeniging – 016
All digits are dialled when making a domestic call to a landline in South Africa, even when calling from within the same area.
Do not dial the 0 prefix of the area code when calling from overseas.
For example, to call a number in Cape Town XXXXXXX:
Mobile Telephone Numbers in South Africa
Mobile phone numbers in South Africa begin with 06, 07, or 08. They are 10 digits long.
Do not include the 0 prefix when calling from outside South Africa.
To call a mobile phone number in South Africa from overseas, dial the international exit call prefix (00/+), the South Africa country code (27), and then the subscriber number without the 0 prefix e.g. 00-27-6XXXXXXXX or +27-6XXXXXXXX.
When calling South Africa from the United Arab Emirates, please note there is a time difference between South Africa and the UAE.
The current time in the UAE is . The date is .
The time in South Africa is now . The date is .
The time difference between UAE and South Africa is 2 hours.
The official currency of South African is the South African rand (ZAR).
Current exchange rates between the UAE dirham and the South African rand (ZAR to AED, AED to ZAR) are:
- 1 South African rand (ZAR) = 0.24 AED
- 1 UAE dirham (AED) = 4.12 ZAR
Exchange rates on this page were last updated on .
According to data from the World Bank, the population of South Africa in recent years is:
- 2018 - 57,779,622
- 2017 - 57,000,451
- 2016 - 56,203,654
- 2015 - 55,386,367
- 2014 - 54,545,991
- 2013 - 53,689,236
- 2012 - 52,834,005
- 2011 - 52,004,172
- 2010 - 51,216,964
- 2009 - 50,477,011
- 2008 - 49,779,471
- 2007 - 49,119,759
- 2006 - 48,489,459
- 2005 - 47,880,601
- 2004 - 47,291,610
- 2003 - 46,719,196
- 2002 - 46,150,913
- 2001 - 45,571,274
- 2000 - 44,967,708
- 1999 - 44,338,543
- 1998 - 43,682,260
Map of South Africa
The location of South Africa can be seen on the map below.