Nigeria vs South Africa

For long Nigeria and South Africa  has been in intense rival over a long period of time.
The rivalry on who is the leader of African countries in all aspects.
We at certifiednaija.com decided to focus on Nigeria vs South Africa in all aspects of life.
          
1 LOCATION:
SOUTH AFRICA.
Located in the continent of Africa , South Africa covers 1,214,470 square kilometers of land and 4,620 square kilometers of water, making it the 25th largest nation in the world with a total area of 1,219,090 square kilometers.
South Africa shares land borders with 6 countries: Namibia , Lesotho , Mozambique ,
Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Botswana.
NIGERIA.
Located in the continent of Africa , South Africa covers 1,214,470 square kilometers of land and 4,620 square kilometers of water, making it the 25th largest nation in the world with a total area of 1,219,090 square kilometers.
Nigeria shares land borders with 4 countries: Chad , Niger , Benin , Cameroon.
2 Currency, Dail Code, Domain:
SOUTH AFRICA.
The currency of South Africa is the Rand (ZAR). As well, the people of South Africa are refered to as South African.
The dialing code for the country is 27 and the top level internet domain for South African sites is .za.
NIGERIA.
The currency of Nigeria is the Naira (NGN). As well, the people of Nigeria are refered to as Nigerian.
The dialing code for the country is 234 and the top level internet domain for Nigerian sites is .ng.
3 ECONOMY:
NIGERIA.
Nigeria is a middle-income, mixed economy and emerging market , with expanding manufacturing, financial, service, communications, technology and entertainment sectors.
It is ranked as the 21st-largest economy in the world in terms of nominal GDP , and the 20th-largest in terms of purchasing power parity.
It is the largest economy in Africa; its re-emergent manufacturing sector became the largest on the continent in 2013, and it produces a large proportion of goods and services for the West African subcontinent.
In addition, the debt-to-GDP ratio is 11 percent, which is 8 percent below the 2012 ratio.
SOUTH AFRICA.
The economy of South Africa is the second largest in Africa, after Nigeria. South Africa accounts for 35 [ not in citation given] percent of Africa’s gross domestic product (PPP ), and it is ranked as an upper-middle-income economy by the World Bank – one of only four such countries in Africa (alongside Botswana, Gabon and Mauritius ).
Since 1996, at the end of over twelve years of international sanctions, South Africa’s
Gross Domestic Product has almost tripled to $400 billion, and foreign exchange reserves have increased from $3 billion to nearly $50 billion creating a diversified economy with a growing and sizable middle class, within two decades of establishing
democracy and ending apartheid .
In 2016 the top five challenges to doing business in the country were inefficient government bureaucracy, restrictive labour regulations, a shortage of educated workers, political instability, and corruption, whilst the country’s strong banking sector was rated as a strongly positive feature of the economy.
The nation is amongst the G-20 , and is the only African member of the group.
4 Technology:
Nigeria.
This African technology giant is home to the likes of Iroko Partners, a successful internet company with more than 6 million unique users from 178 nations. INYE-1 and INYE-2 tablet computers are made in Nigeria. Moringa plant technology enables Nigerians to use Moringa plant for water treatment.
South Africa.
South Africa is the most technologically advanced country in Africa. The nation has some of the best universities in Africa. It tops African countries in the current Global Innovation Index (GII). One can notice plenty of development in the field of information technology. South Africans have produced some really amazing inventions, like Linux Ubuntu.
Economy:
Nigeria
GDP – $569 billion
Per Capita – $2,700
Nigeria has always been referred to as the giant of Africa, both in terms of economy and population. Since 2014, Nigeria has been topping the list of richest African countries in terms of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The country had overtaken South Africa which had for many decades had an iron grip at the helm. The GDP of Nigeria is currently valued at $521 billion. This is majorly attributed to its vast reserves of oil and gas.
Unfortunately, the exploding population of Nigeria has rendered the citizens and inhabitants at large poor in the midst of plenty. Even with all the wealth and first position on the list of biggest economies, Nigeria slips down to #7 with a GDP Per Capita as poor as $2,700.
South Africa
GDP – $353
Per Capita – $11,035
South Africa which has always been revered as the top economy in Africa was finally beaten to second place by Nigeria. The southern Africa state had its GDP valued at approximately $ 350 billion dollars. In the recent past, the South Africa’s economy has been struggling. This has especially been witnessed in the mining industries where reserves for precious minerals such as gold, platinum, palladium, and diamond have been dwindling.
Commendably, South Africa retained its #2 position in terms of per capita. With a per capita of $11,035. South Africa is still in essence, the richest African country.
ENTERTAINMENT:
Nigeria.
Entertainment Focus* (EF): Nollywood (film making) Naija music (music)
Nigeria is difinitly the giant of this great continent when it comes to entertainment, their movies are every where in Africa, many countries like Niger, Kenya, Bostwana, Namibia, Ethopia, can boast of a Nigerian presence either through films or music or even both. To sum it up you can see their movies in the smallest city of Ghana and the biggest city in South Africa. Their music too is not left out as artist like P.square, D’banji, 2face are household names in many African countries and beyond.
South Africa.
EP: Film/movies, Music and Tourism.
Main industry (s) : Mining, manufacturing, Telecoms South Africa is slightly ahead of the Ghana in this list as they make money from their industry more than the other West African country. SA has top notch studio for making musics and movies, infact when it comes to quality South Africa is your best bet in Africa. Paytv companies like multi-choice’s Dstv are in the fore front of beeming SA films and music live to many parts of the world.

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