Country Profile: South Africa

  • South Africa left the Commonwealth and became an independent state in 1961
  • It is officially known as the Republic of South Africa
  • South Africa joined NAM in 1995
  • South Africa was the chair of the XII NAM Summit in 1998
  • According to the IAEA, South Africa has significant nuclear capabilities
  • In 1982 South Africa acquired nuclear weapons, they were completely dismanted them in 1991
  • Relevant Links
    • Demographic Information:
    • Department of International Relations & Cooperation, NAM: Link
    • Department of Energy: Link 
    • Statement at XV Summit in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 2009: Link