Rimland of Africa, the keeper of the biggest sea ports of the continent. Geopolitically can depend on the Athlantist partnership, economically can allow cooperation with Eurasian countries.
60% Eurasianist, 40% Atlanticist.
The countries of BRICS (especially China) and Africa.
United States, Great Britain
SAR placed military units in order to assist police operations along the Lesotho, Zimbabwe border, and Mozambique to control smuggling, and illegal migration; SAR and Namibia have not signed or ratified the text of the 1994 Surveyor's General agreement placing the boundary in the middle of the Orange River
Afrikaners and English Africans - 9,6% (used to be named 'white')
'Asians' (mostly from India) - 2%
'black' - 79% ( Zulu, Xhosa, Basotho (South Sotho), Bapedi (North Sotho), Venda, Tswana, Tsonga, Swazi and Ndebele)
'Colored' - 8,9%
Christian churches - more than 79% (2006) (Orthodox Christian - about 0,1%), non-chrustian religions - about 3% (African Traditional Religion - 0,3%), no religion/not stated - about 16%.
Officially SAR is a democratic republic. Though, the democracy can not be called western-styled liberal democracy and is greatly influenced by both tribal
culture, national heritage and legacy of Boer culture. Also of importance is the influence of modern international law.
Second world country, which is possible to join big international unions and cooperations. Former British colony. Most part of trade goes through the sea ways, because of the small economical potential and political stability of the bordering countries. The main trade orientations are BRICS, European countries and USA.
The country's strategy is the inner stability and peaceful trade cooperatuon with partners. The country has a lot of mineral resources, especially metals of
platinum group, gold, diamonds, lead, coal etc. which can keep the country on the level of industrial society, not transforming to post-industrial mode
though most of the people, who able to work are busy in the service sector. Poor medical industry and high involvence in touristic and trade business make
the country nearly defenseless from the biological weapon tests of the NATO laboratories.
In 2008 the country passed through the wave of migrant rebels and had to resort to the police and national army forces to stop the mayhem caused by them.
Officially the country is more oriented to the values of multicultural dialogue and traditional (modern) European laws. Historically the territory of the
country was not politicaly stable, so the stability of the region is one of the most important principles.
Hovewer, after the cancel of the aparteid policy, the standart of living of the african people is still low: much of them are too poor to have education,
live in harsh conditions and are included in criminal sphere.
African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
Southern African Customs Union (SACU)