South Africa

Southernmost country in Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. With over 59 million people, it is the world's 24th-most populous nation and covers an area of 1,221,037 square kilometres (471,445 sq mi). South Africa has three capital cities: executive Pretoria, judicial Bloemfontein and legislative Cape Town. The largest city is Johannesburg. About 80% of South Africans are of Black African ancestry, divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different African languages. The remaining population consists of Africa's largest communities of European, Asian, and multiracial ancestry.

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The country's fight against Covid-19 was initially celebrated, but the public mood has now soured.
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South Africa accounts for more than half of all cases, while Tanzania's lack of data is a "concern".
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Some 24,000 health workers in South Africa have contracted coronavirus, 181 of whom have died, since the pandemic hit the country in March, the health minister..
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For about 20 years SA has watched, rarely exerted pressure, and in some instances aided and abetted, the tragedy Zimbabwe has become. SA is now home to millions..
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Today, Google shared a detailed timeline for Google Play Music’s shutdown. Access will be revoked in September for..
4 days ago • The Verge
An early lockdown in South Africa saw a delayed spread of the coronavirus, but now it's arrived in full force, with experts saying it's only expected to peak in..
Credit: CBS News - Published 6 days ago

South Africa is suffering the worst coronavirus outbreak in Africa, as medical workers struggle to help patients despite inadequate resources. Debora Patta..
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The country has the world's fifth-highest number of infections, and largest tally in Africa.
Credit: BBC News - Published 6 days ago

South African sculptor Pitika Ntuli on what we should do with reminders of colonial and racist history.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

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