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 Sub-Saharan African 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 (White), Asian (Indian), and multiracial (Coloured) ancestry.

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Thirteen people were killed in a south-eastern province of South Africa during an Easter service after a church wall collapsed on them late on Thursday following..
Credit: Reuters - Published 17 hours ago

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At least 13 worshippers are killed when a wall collapses at the start of an Easter service.
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South Africa faces escalating unrest if the governing African National Congress (ANC) party retains power in next month's election and fails to introduce major..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

United plans to begin nonstop flights between Newark, New Jersey, and Cape Town, South Africa, in December. It is the first airline to serve the route.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 4 days ago

South African police have intercepted 167 rhino horns believed to be destined for Southeast Asia, in one of the biggest such hauls ever in the country.
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

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Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

Johanna Ditsela lives within sight of the gleaming skyscrapers of South Africa's main financial district, but has existed in squalor for 30 years.
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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