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South Africa*

General Country Information
Capital:
Pretoria (executive)
Population: 49,109,107 (July 2010)
Form of Government: Constitutional Parliamentary Republic

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 4.425 million (2008)
Telephone - mobile: 45 million (2008)
Internet hosts: 1.73 million (2009)
Internet users: 4.187 million (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.42
World Rank 2005/2006: 86

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Deaf Federation of South Africa (DEAFSA)
20 Napier Road
Richmond, 2092
South Africa
http://www.deafsa.co.za
Email: deafsa@icon.co.za
Tel: +27-11-482-1610
TTY: +27-482-1610
Fax: +27-726-5873

Disabled People South Africa (DPSA) - DPI National Assembly
Robert Masambo
P.O. Box 3467
Cape Town 8001
South Africa
http://www.dpsa.org.za
Email: info@dpsa.org.za
Tel: +27-21-4220357
Fax: +27-21-4220389

Independent Living Centre - Johannesburg
P.O. Box 248 Auckland Park
2006 Johannesburg
South Africa
Email: ilafrica@icon.co.za
Tel: +27-11-482-5474
Fax: +27-11-482-5565

The National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa
82 Andries Pretorius Road,
Lethabong (Ekurhuleni) 1609,
South Africa

http://www.ncppdsa.org.za
Email: nationaloffice@ncppdsa.org.za
Tel: +27-11-452-2774
Fax: +27-11-452-6583

Quadpara Association of South Africa
P.O. Box 2368, Pinetown
Durban 3600
South Africa
http://www.qasa.co.za
Email: info@qasa.co.za
Tel: +27-31-7670348
Fax: 27-31-7670584

South African Federation for Mental Health (SAFMH)
Private Bag X 3053
Randburg 2125
South Africa
http://www.safmh.org.za/index.htm
Email: safmh@sn.apc.org
Tel: +27-11-781-1852
Fax: +27-11-326-0625

South African Library for the Blind
P.O. Box 115, Grahamstown
South Africa 6140
http://www.salb.org.za/

Email: director@blindlib.org.za
Tel: +27-46-6227226             
Fax: +27-46-622-4645

South African National Council for the Blind (SANCB)
514 White Street,
Bailey's Muckleneuk
Pretoria, South Africa 0181
http://www.sancb.org.za
Email: admin@sancb.org.za
Tel: +27-12-452-3811