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Environment of South Africa

In South Africa, the amount of alternative and nuclear energy consumed amounts to 2.6% of the total energy use. South Africa emits 9.3 metric tons per capita of CO₂. The number of road motor vehicles per 1000 inhabitants in South Africa is 166.


Total land area of South Africa is 1,219,090 km2 (approx. 470,691 mi²). 89170 km2 of South Africa's territory is covered in forests. and forest land comprises 7% of all the land in the country.

Issues South Africa faces

Currently South Africa faces various issues, including lack of important arterial rivers or lakes that 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.