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South Africa

Summary

South Africa has the largest economy in sub-Saharan Africa. It plays an important role in regional institutions such as the African Union and its presence in the G20 and the BRICS marks its status as an emerging global power. FCDO Southern Africa is increasingly working with South Africa on issues which have an impact beyond its borders, such as regional trade and climate change. From 2015, FCDO’s bilateral programme in South Africa will end, reflecting a new relationship between the UK and South Africa.

Top priorities

  • creating growth and jobs
  • tackling HIV and reducing maternal and child deaths
  • promoting inclusive and low carbon growth
  • preventing violence against women

Further resources

FCDO Operational Plan for Southern Africa
South Africa page on GOV.UK website

Note: Many country summaries were written prior to the creation of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, and are being incrementally refreshed.

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Sectors

Sectors groups as a percentage of country budgets according to the Development Assistance Committee's classifications.

Budget More information about project status

Project budget total by year approved at the project level to date.

£9.98M

2022/2023

Help with Sector and Budget Figures
Please note that although budgets are generally split by year, some departments publish budgets that span multiple years. These are represented in the first year of their allocation. Cross-government allocations such as Prosperity Fund and Conflict, Stability and Security Fund are known to duplicate budgets published by other departments, as well as using multi-year budgets.
Implementing Partners
Partner(s) Active Projects
British Council 7
UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office 1
GBVF Response Fund1 1
United Nations University 4
Open Contracting Partnership 2
Mott MacDonald Limited 2
IMC Worldwide 2
PwC 2
ACADEMY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES 1
Met Office 1
ROYAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING 2
UNIVERSITY OF YORK 1
University College London 1
University of Oxford 1
London Sch of Hygiene and Trop Medicine 1
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN 2
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 1
UN Women 1

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