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
1 Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng

115

2 Vereeniging, Gauteng

112

3 Midstream, Gauteng

86

4 Pretoria, Gauteng

73

5 Johannesburg, Gauteng

72

6 Temba, Gauteng

68

7 Sasolburg, Free State

65

8 Sebokeng, Gauteng

65

9 Springs, Gauteng

65

10 Eastleigh, Gauteng

64

(local time)

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LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time South Africa
Cleanest city ranking

#cityUS AQI
1 Klerksdorp, North West

0

2 Knysna, Western Cape

1

3 Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal

1

4 Thokoza, Gauteng

2

5 Orkney, North West

3

6 Cape Town, Western Cape

5

7 Soshanguve, Gauteng

5

8 Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal

7

9 Sunset Beach, Western Cape

9

10 KwaMbonambi, KwaZulu-Natal

10

(local time)

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How polluted is South Africa?

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2019 Air quality average

Human face indicating AQI level

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
1The national flag of CanadaBangladesh166'368'149

165

2The national flag of CanadaPakistan200'813'818

156

3The national flag of CanadaMongolia3'121'772

154

4The national flag of CanadaAfghanistan36'373'176

153

5The national flag of CanadaIndia1'354'051'854

152

6The national flag of CanadaIndonesia266'794'980

141

7The national flag of CanadaBahrain1'566'993

129

8The national flag of CanadaNepal29'624'035

123

9The national flag of CanadaUzbekistan32'364'996

115

10The national flag of CanadaIraq39'127'900

111

38The national flag of CanadaSouth Africa58'775'022

71

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