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Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
South Africa topographic map
Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
South Africa is located in Southern Africa, at the southern tip of the continent of Africa, comprising of 1,219,912 sq km. It has a population of 44,344,136 (July 2005). Major environmental concerns are: lack of important arterial rivers or lakes requires extensive water conservation and control measures; growth in water usage outpacing supply; pollution of rivers from agricultural runoff and urban discharge; air pollution resulting in acid rain; soil erosion; desertification.