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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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Covid-19 Vaccine Trials To Begin In South Africa [Video]

Covid-19 Vaccine Trials To Begin In South Africa

A critical Covid-19 vaccine trial is underway in South Africa. The initial results for the Oxford developed vaccine have been promising. Researchers however say that the real test for the experimental..

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Coronavirus in numbers: Worldwide death toll passes 600,000 [Video]

Coronavirus in numbers: Worldwide death toll passes 600,000

Countries including the US, South Africa and India are struggling to hold down rising rates of coronavirus as global deaths from Covid-19 surged past 600,000.Concerns are rising that the pandemic has..

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Worldwide death toll from coronavirus passes 600,000 [Video]

Worldwide death toll from coronavirus passes 600,000

Countries including the US, South Africa and India are struggling to hold down rising rates of coronavirus as global deaths from Covid-19 surged past 600,000.Concerns are rising that the pandemic has..

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Nelson Mandela day: Interview with UN secretary-general [Video]

Nelson Mandela day: Interview with UN secretary-general

Guterres delivered the 18th annual lecture marking the birthday of former South African President Nelson Mandela.

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S.Africa e-commerce booms in lockdown [Video]

S.Africa e-commerce booms in lockdown

South African retailers and delivery start-ups have been doing a roaring trade online as consumers shy away from shops during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the many experiencing an explosion in demand...

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South Africa reimposes lockdown amid soaring COVID-19 cases [Video]

South Africa reimposes lockdown amid soaring COVID-19 cases

The government insists it is trying to revive the economy - while at the same time protecting lives.

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Dramatic footage shows Cape Town lashed by gale-force winds [Video]

Dramatic footage shows Cape Town lashed by gale-force winds

Gale force winds and severe weather conditions battered Cape Town on Monday as the South African city was hit by stormy weather.

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Zindzi Mandela, Daughter Of Nelson And Winnie Mandela Dies At 59 [Video]

Zindzi Mandela, Daughter Of Nelson And Winnie Mandela Dies At 59

Zindzi Mandela, daughter of anti-apartheid icons Nelson and Winnie Mandela, has died at the age of 59. Zindzi, who was Nelson and Winnie Mandela's youngest daughter, died early Monday morning. She was..

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South Africa eases COVID-19 restrictions [Video]

South Africa eases COVID-19 restrictions

Move comes two months after it started one of the strictest lockdowns on the continent.

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Botswana gets first test results on elephant deaths [Video]

Botswana gets first test results on elephant deaths

Botswana said on Friday it had received test results from samples sent to Zimbabwe to determine the cause of death of hundreds of elephants but is waiting for more results from South Africa next week..

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South Africa: Many in Johannesburg are going hungry [Video]

South Africa: Many in Johannesburg are going hungry

The mayor of South Africa’s biggest city says nearly one million households do not have enough to eat.

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South Africa eases lockdown to revive the economy [Video]

South Africa eases lockdown to revive the economy

While the tourist season begins in September, few travellers are expected as the country grapples with the highest number of coronavirus cases in Africa.

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South Africa to start continent's first coronavirus vaccine pilot [Video]

South Africa to start continent's first coronavirus vaccine pilot

African country with highest number of confirmed COVID-19 infections to begin trial of vaccine involving 2,000 people.

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South Africa: Security forces accused of fatal lockdown crackdown [Video]

South Africa: Security forces accused of fatal lockdown crackdown

Security forces allegedly killed at least six people and are being accused of using excessive force while implementing coronavirus lockdown measures.

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South African schools reopen as COVID-19 lockdown is eased [Video]

South African schools reopen as COVID-19 lockdown is eased

Most schools in South Africa have reopened and those in their final years of primary and secondary school are allowed to return.

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Hospital train reaches South Africa's more remote COVID-19 patients [Video]

Hospital train reaches South Africa's more remote COVID-19 patients

The country accounts for around a quarter of all Africa's COVID-19 cases.View on euronews

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Sweden says 34 year mystery of Palme assassination is solved [Video]

Sweden says 34 year mystery of Palme assassination is solved

A Swedish prosecutor closed the case of the 1986 assassination of Prime Minister Olof Palme on Wednesday, accusing an insurance company graphic designer who died 20 years ago of the country's most..

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Federer out for rest of 2020 season after second knee surgery [Video]

Federer out for rest of 2020 season after second knee surgery

Federer announces that he is out for the rest of the 2020 season

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Ed Sheeran teamed up with Jeremy Loops before music break [Video]

Ed Sheeran teamed up with Jeremy Loops before music break

South African singer Jeremy Loops has revealed he teamed up with Ed Sheeran for a secret studio session, and admitted there was "something beautiful" about the idea that the superstar wanted to work..

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