Air quality in South Africa

Air quality index (AQI) and PM2.5 air pollution in South Africa

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LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time South Africa
Most polluted city ranking

#cityUS AQI
1Vereeniging

126

2Sebokeng

107

3Ermelo

103

4Thabazimbi

97

5eMbalenhle

75

6Hendrina

74

7Standerton

73

8Thokoza

70

9Eastleigh

69

10Secunda

66

(local time)

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LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time South Africa
Cleanest city ranking

#cityUS AQI
1Karoo

0

2Paarl

0

3Orkney

1

4George

3

5Cape Town

4

6Uitenhage

4

7Port Elizabeth

10

8Richards Bay

10

9Witbank

11

10eSikhaleni

12

(local time)

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OVERVIEW

How polluted is South Africa?

2019 Air quality average

Moderate

2019 average US AQI

71

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PM2.5

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PM2.5 concentration in South Africa in 2019 was 2 times above WHO exposure recommendation

2019  South Africa cleanest cityKaroo, Northern Cape

18

2019  South Africa most polluted cityHartbeespoort, North West

153

2019 aqi country ranking

How does South Africa rank globally in air pollution?

38/ 98 countries ranked in 2019

Which country had the worst air quality in 2019?

#COUNTRYPopulationAVG. US AQI
1Bangladesh166'368'149

165

2Pakistan200'813'818

156

3Mongolia3'121'772

154

4Afghanistan36'373'176

153

5India1'354'051'854

152

6Indonesia266'794'980

141

7Bahrain1'566'993

129

8Nepal29'624'035

123

9Uzbekistan32'364'996

115

10Iraq39'127'900

111

38South Africa58'775'022

71

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