South Africa

Republic in the southernmost part of Africa

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South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans; to the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; and to the east and northeast by Mozambique and Eswatini (Swaziland); and it surrounds the enclaved country of Lesotho. South Africa is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 25th-largest country in the world by land area and, with over 57 million people, is the world's 24th-most populous nation. It is the southernmost country on the mainland of the Old World or the Eastern Hemisphere. About 80 percent of South Africans are of Bantu ancestry, divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different African languages, nine of which have official status. The remaining population consists of Africa's largest communities of European, Asian (Indian), and multiracial (Coloured) ancestry.

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"President Buhari responded to profuse apologies from the South African president, pledging that the relationship between the two countries will be solidified,"..
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The Tesla CEO's lawyers say the term means "creepy old man" in South Africa where Mr Musk grew up.
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Tuesday by Reuben Abati We are told that South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa apologised on Saturday for the xenophobic attacks against foreigners living..
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South African soldiers will patrol gang-ridden Cape Town streets for an extra six months after President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday extended their deployment to..
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South African soldiers will patrol gang-ridden Cape Town streets for an extra six months after President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday extended their deployment to..
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Bob Hewitt, 79, has his early release on parole suspended following a public outcry.
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This Sunday in South Africa, an accountant, an entrepreneur and a boxing executive are among 20 friends running the Cape Town marathon - with saplings strapped..
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South Africa's Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Bavelile Hlongwa has died in a car accident, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Saturday.
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Campaigners want firms to contribute to efforts to tackle the high levels of violence against women.
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The latest crime figures show rises in both murder and sexual offences over the past year
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Highlights of this day in history: America faces the aftermath of the Sept. 11th attacks; Nazis rescue Italy's Mussolini; JFK confronts critics of his religion;..
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Almost 200 Nigerian migrants were repatriated from South Africa on Wednesday following a wave of xenophobic violence that swept through the country and sparked..
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South Africans have been outraged by a spate of rapes and murders, prompting demands for a return of the death penalty.
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At least 640 Nigerians have signed up to take free flights home from South Africa after xenophobic attacks on foreigners, a spokeswoman for Nigeria's president..
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As the 28th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa meeting came to a close against a backdrop of demand for change following social unrest within SA, it was clear..
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On Sunday, two people were killed as violence erupted in Johannesburg after a speech by Mangosuthu Buthelezi, a former leader of the opposition Inkatha Freedom..
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Nigeria will repatriate about 600 citizens from South Africa this week following a wave of xenophobic violence that caused tensions between the countries, a..
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Violence erupted after a rally on Sunday called to ease tensions over recent xenophobic attacks.
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An attempt to quell this week's anti-foreigner violence is met with heckles followed by a mass walkout.
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