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South Africa Air Quality Index (AQI)

Real-time PM2.5, PM10 air pollution level

Last Update: 20 Jan 2022, 12:05pm





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Major Air Pollutants

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9 (PM2.5)
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26 (PM10)
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2 (SO2)
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5 (Ozone)
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2 (NO2)

Current Air Pollution Level in South Africa

STATES Status AQI AQI-US AQI-IN PM2.5 PM10 Temp Humid
Eastern Cape MODERATE 61 61 57 17 57 26 100
Gauteng GOOD 28 28 18 6 18 21 71
Limpopo GOOD 25 25 18 6 18 23 72
Mpumalanga GOOD 8 8 8 1 4 21 70
North West GOOD 50 50 24 13 20 24 66
Western Cape MODERATE 70 70 69 21 69 23 59

Current AQI in Metro Cities of South Africa

21˚C / 55%
23˚C / 71%
23˚C / 72%

Historic Air Quality Graph of South Africa


Oct 1, 2020


Oct 1, 2020


Explore an insightful air pollution data for last 24 hrs & 7 days

FAQs of South Africa's Air Quality

(Frequently Asked Questions)

Some facts about air pollution level in South Africa and what quality of air you breathe in your region.

The current Air Quality Index (AQI) in South Africa is 27 GOOD air quality. This reading was last taken 31 minutes ago .

The current concentration of PM2.5 in South Africa is 21 (µg/m³). The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends 25 µg/m³ as the threshold concentration of PM2.5. Currently, the concentration is 0.84 times the recommended limit. 0.84

Generally, the air quality at South Africa starts deteriorating in late October. The winters are the worst-hit season in terms of air pollution.

You should wear a good N95 mask when you go outdoor in South Africa until the AQI is improving upto moderate range.

Office going people should avoid personal vehicles and use public transportations or carpooling.

(i) The primary causes of outdoor air pollution are solid, liquid particles called aerosols & gase from vehicles emissions, construction activities, factories, burning stubble & fossil fuels and wildfire, etc.

(ii) Main causes of indoor air pollution are harmful gases from cooking fuels (such as wood, crop wastes, charcoal, coal and dung), damp, mould smoke, chemicals from cleaning materials, etc.

Indoor air pollution in South Africa is as dangerous as outdoor pollution, because the air pollutants come inside the houses or buildings through doors, windows and ventilation.

In South Africa, you must use an air purifier or fresh air machine at home or office indoor and close all the doors, windows and ventilations when the outdoor air quality index (aqi) in South Africa is very high. Proper ventilation is highly recommended only when outdoor air quality is improving and moderate AQI range.

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