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South Africa

Country occupying the southernmost part of Africa

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 (1,739Β 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 24th-largest country in the world by land area and, with over 58 million people, is also 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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Billy Cooper, the Barmy Army's trumpet player, will retire after England's current tour of South Africa.
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Mark Wood stars with bat and ball to give England complete control of the fourth Test against South Africa on a superbly entertaining second day in Johannesburg.
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Mark Wood stars with bat and ball to give England complete control of the fourth Test against South Africa on a superbly entertaining second day in Johannesburg.
Credit: BBC News - Published 15 hours ago

England all-rounder Ben Stokes is fined 15% of his match fee for an altercation with a spectator during the fourth Test in South Africa.
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England's Ben Stokes appears to be involved in a verbal exchange with someone off the field during the fourth Test against South Africa.
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England post their first century opening stand in more than three years only to lose four wickets for 50 runs on a fluctuating first day of the fourth Test..
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England post their first century opening stand in more than three years only to lose four wickets for 50 runs on a fluctuating first day of the fourth Test..
Credit: BBC News - Published 2 days ago

England's Ben Stokes appears to be involved in a verbal exchange with someone off the field during the fourth Test against South Africa.
Credit: BBC News - Published 2 days ago

South African mining mogul Patrice Motsepe tells the US president that the continent supports him.
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Brothers Saba and Nairo are to fly to a sanctuary in Western Cape before being freed
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South Africa's Department of Health said on Thursday port health authorities have enhanced surveillance for all travelers from Asia, especially China, following..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Seventeen big cats rescued from Guatemalan circuses have moved to a South African wildlife sanctuary.
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Jofra Archer is on track to be fit to play the fourth Test against South Africa at the Wanderers, England assistant coach Graham Thorpe says.
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After no-one surpassed the record he set in 1997, Vernon Kruger set out to beat it himself.
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England are a different side from the start of their tour of South Africa and should now win the series, writes Jonathan Agnew.
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England are a different side from the start of their tour of South Africa and should now win the series, writes Jonathan Agnew.
Credit: BBC News - Published 5 days ago

England's youngsters "stood up to be counted" in the side's third-Test victory over South Africa in Port Elizabeth, says coach Chris Silverwood.
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England seal their biggest away win in more than nine years in the third Test against South Africa to move 2-1 up with one match to play.
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Captain Joe Root takes four wickets to push England closer to victory on the fourth day of the third Test against South Africa in Port Elizabeth.
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Peter Mathebula made history in 1980 when he won the world flyweight title.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

Meet the young female rugby players changing the game and Springbok captain Siya Kolisi.
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England's Dom Bess said he felt it was "time to pull my finger out" before he took five wickets on the third day of the third Test against South Africa.
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Dom Bess takes his maiden Test five-wicket haul to tighten England's grip on the third Test against South Africa on a weather-hit third day in Port Elizabeth.
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Dom Bess takes his maiden Test five-wicket haul to tighten England's grip on the third Test against South Africa on a weather-hit third day in Port Elizabeth.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

Ollie Pope scores his first Test century and Ben Stokes 120 to put England in a dominant position on day two of the third Test against South Africa.
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Ollie Pope struck his first Test centuriy and Ben Stokes cracked a hundred of his own to put England in a dominant position on day two of the third Test against..
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South Africa pace bowler Kagiso Rabada is banned for the final Test of the series against England following his celebration of Joe Root's dismissal on the first..
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Nelson Mandela's great-granddaughter says the former President wouldn't be '100% happy' with modern South Africa.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

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