What are the principal datums and projections used in South Africa including the names of geodetic datums and their projections?
There are two principal datums used in South Africa. These include Hartebeesthoek94 and Cape.
Hartebeesthoek94 Datum is the official geodetic datum for South Africa.
The common projections seen in South Africa use the Transverse Mercator Projection and can bee seen in some software as "Hartebeesthoek94 Lo15" where the "Lo15" indicates the zone name (named after the value of its origin, similarly to UTM Zones).
A list of coordinate systems for South Africa can be found on this site.
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