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    South Africa Communications 1997

      Telephones 5,206,235 (1993 est.)

      Telephone system the system is the best developed, most modern, and has the highest capacityin Africa
      domestic: consists of carrier-equipped open-wire lines, coaxial cables, microwaveradio relay links, fiber-optic cable, and radiotelephone communication stations;key centers are Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth,and Pretoria
      international : 1 submarine cable; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (1 Indian Oceanand 2 Atlantic Ocean)

      Radio broadcast stations AM 14, FM 286, shortwave 0

      Radios 12.1 million (1992 est.)

      Television broadcast stations 67 (1987 est.)

      Televisions 3.45 million (1990 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding South Africa on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of South Africa Communications 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about South Africa Communications 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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