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 (1,739ย 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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Kane Williamson is praised after his unbeaten century guides New Zealand to a tense four-wicket World Cup win over South Africa.
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New Zealand captain Kane Williamson guides the Kiwis past South Africa in a thrilling finish in the World Cup group game at Edgbaston.
9 hours ago • BBC News
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson hits a massive six and then the winning runs against South Africa in the World Cup group game at Edgbaston.
10 hours ago • BBC News
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson plays one of the great World Cup innings to steer his side to a tense four-wicket victory over South Africa at Edgbaston.
10 hours ago • BBC News
New Zealand opener Martin Guptill is out after slipping into his own stumps against South Africa in the World Cup group game at Edgbaston.
13 hours ago • BBC News
Sean Davison is to serve three years under house arrest for assisting three people to take their lives.
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Late hitting from Rassie van der Dussen helps South Africa post 241-6 in the World Cup group game against New Zealand at Edgbaston.
14 hours ago • BBC News
Phumzile van Damme says she punched a white man in self-defence at Cape Town's V&A Waterfront.
18 hours ago • BBC News
PARIS: South Africa's double Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya on Tuesday accused world athletics' governing body the IAAF of using her as a "human guinea..
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Germany made it three wins in three matches with an emphatic 4-0 defeat of South Africa on Monday to go through to the knockout stages as Group B leaders ahead..
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Germany punish an error-strewn display from South Africa to finish top of Group B at the Women's World Cup.
2 days ago • BBC News
Germany's Alexandra Popp misses a glorious chance to put Germany 2-0 up against South Africa, the striker did get on the scoresheet later in the half as Germany..
3 days ago • BBC News
Two members of Mozambique's border police have been shot dead in an incident involving South African soldiers and the two countries have launched a joint..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

It will take six weeks to cover the 12,000km route in a four-seater they assembled in three weeks.
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Highlights of this day in history: Abraham Lincoln says America cannot remain divided over slavery; Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space; Deadly..
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Imran Tahir takes 4-29 as South Africa win their first match at the World Cup with a nine-wicket victory over Afghanistan in Cardiff.
4 days ago • BBC News
By CCN Markets: A cryptocurrency investment scheme in South Africaโ€™s Kwa-Zulu Natal Province has proven that having an unoriginal name, Bitcoin Wallet, never..
5 days ago • WorldNews
A Monica own-goal completed a remarkable turnaround by Australia at the women's World Cup on Thursday, as the Matildas came from two goals down to stun Brazil..
Credit: France 24 - Published 6 days ago

Li Ying's brilliant volley earns China victory over debutants South Africa, who face elimination from the Women's World Cup.
6 days ago • BBC News
Watch as forward Li Ying volleys the ball home from a cross, just before the end of the half, to give China the advantage against South Africa.
6 days ago • BBC News
Brazil aim to maintain their winning start to the Fifa Women's World Cup against Australia in Group C, while day seven also sees South Africa face China.
1 week ago • BBC News
Warren Gatland is named British and Irish Lions coach for a record-equalling third time and will lead the tour of South Africa in 2021.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

Warren Gatland is named British and Irish Lions coach for a record-equalling third time and will lead the tour of South Africa in 2021.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

A panel of experts appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa to advise South Africa's government on how to resolve the issue of land reform, restitution and..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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