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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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South Africa's president says urgent action is needed amid a spike in murders and rapes.
Credit: BBC News - Published 21 hours ago

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An envoy expresses the country's "sincerest apologies" following a wave of violence targeting foreigners.
Credit: BBC News - Published 2 days ago

The Tesla CEO's lawyers say the term means "creepy old man" in South Africa where Mr Musk grew up.
Credit: BBC News - Published 2 days ago

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..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

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..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Bob Hewitt, 79, has his early release on parole suspended following a public outcry.
Credit: BBC News - Published 3 days ago

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..
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

South Africa's Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Bavelile Hlongwa has died in a car accident, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Saturday.
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

Campaigners want firms to contribute to efforts to tackle the high levels of violence against women.
Credit: BBC News - Published 6 days ago

The latest crime figures show rises in both murder and sexual offences over the past year
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

South Africans have been outraged by a spate of rapes and murders, prompting demands for a return of the death penalty.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

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..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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