State and USAID: South Africa, a strategic partner of the United States, particularly in the areas of security and trade, has made remarkable strides towards building a prosperous and peaceful democracy since 1994. The United States continues promoting opportunities for increased bilateral cooperation on regional and international issues.
As South Africa increases its leadership role in the region, it is working with the United States and other donors to address high levels of crime, economic inequality, and health threats, including some of the highest HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) infection rates in the world. Although South Africa invests substantial resources to address these problems, the South African Government (SAG) does not get the return it should on its investment, and a lack of capacity, particularly in the health system, makes service delivery inefficient. U.S. assistance will help the SAG to increase the impact of its investments, focusing on improving healthcare, increasing education standards and teacher training, building capacity in agriculture to address regional food security, and developing clean energy to adapt to global climate changes. Investment to address South Africa’s economic growth and health needs will yield great benefits to the country’s internal stability and poverty reduction, while helping it achieve its Millennium Development Goals. Improving the capacity of its security force will enable South Africa to take a lead role in regional stability and security efforts. (Source: Congressional Budget Justification FY 2013)
World Bank Statistics
|Per Capita Income (2009)||$5,770.00
|Annual % Population Growth (2009)||1.07%
|% Urban Population (2009)||61.22%
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