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South Africa: Republic in 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 (1,739 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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Sudan’s Military Is Killing Pro-Democracy Protesters. Trump Doesn’t Care — but We Should.

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WorldNews - Published

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Reuters - Published

Videos for South Africa

Scandal-hit Steinhoff says it will suffer more in 2019 [Video]Scandal-hit Steinhoff says it will suffer more in 2019

Steinhoff International warned of the lingering damage from a massive accounting scandal after the South African retail group reported a $1.3 billion annual loss, sending its volatile shares down 8..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:21Published

Five Countries Where Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal [Video]Five Countries Where Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal

1. Netherlands was the first country to leagalize same-sex marriage in 2001. 2. Belgium granted same-sex couples the right in 2003. 3. Canada passed legislation for it in 2005. 4. That same year,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Warren Gatland: 'Unfinished business' behind leading the Lions for a third time [Video]Warren Gatland: 'Unfinished business' behind leading the Lions for a third time

Warren Gatland has been officially unveiled as the British and Irish Lions head coach for the 2021 tour to South Africa. Gatland will relinquish his role as Wales boss after the World Cup and will then..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:15Published

Gatland named Lions coach for third time [Video]Gatland named Lions coach for third time

Gatland to coach the Lions in South African tour

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Semenya wins in Montreuil, intends to defend 800m world title [Video]Semenya wins in Montreuil, intends to defend 800m world title

Caster Semenya wins the 2,000 metres in Montreuil and says she “will never take drugs” to suppress her testosterone.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:45Published

Prince Harry's Next Royal Engagement Could Hold A Big Clue [Video]Prince Harry's Next Royal Engagement Could Hold A Big Clue

Reports that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are preparing for a new "bespoke role" in Africa have been circulating for some time now. Rumors continue to swirl that the pair could start preparations for..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

High times over for Swaziland cannabis farmers? [Video]High times over for Swaziland cannabis farmers?

The decriminalization of cannabis in South Africa means the market there is set to explode. Growers in Swaziland, who depend on huge South African demand, are expected to lose out. Sam Holder reports.

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Swaziland cannabis farmers fear new South African law [Video]Swaziland cannabis farmers fear new South African law

Following a new South African law allowing private growth and consumption of cannabis, growers in neighbouring Swaziland, who depended on South Africa's demand, may face economic ruin.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

Virat Kohli: We were 'professional' with victory over South Africa [Video]Virat Kohli: We were 'professional' with victory over South Africa

India's Virat Kohli gives his assessment of his team's six-wicket victory over South Africa in the Cricket World Cup.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:45Published

South Africa state firm departures could drag out Ramaphosa's reforms [Video]South Africa state firm departures could drag out Ramaphosa's reforms

President Cyril Ramaphosa's mission to fix two of South Africa's most troubled state companies, power firm Eskom and South African Airways, could take longer than planned after their chief executives..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

Elderly patient abuse in Pretoria highlights public health woes [Video]Elderly patient abuse in Pretoria highlights public health woes

A 76-year-old woman is found by relatives lying on cold floor in South Africa hospital, her hands and legs tied to a steel bench.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:20Published

First Responders: Ambulance crews face attacks in Cape Town [Video]First Responders: Ambulance crews face attacks in Cape Town

The paramedics in the South African port city work quickly, spending as little time as possible at scenes where there has been violence.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:30Published

England cricket captain: Ben Stokes is right on top of his game [Video]England cricket captain: Ben Stokes is right on top of his game

England captain Eoin Morgan praises Ben Stokes' all round performance in today's opening match against South Africa at the Oval in London.

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Caster Semenya Fights Testosterone Ruling [Video]Caster Semenya Fights Testosterone Ruling

(CNN)Two-time Olympic gold medal winner Caster Semenya is again challenging a ruling requiring her to artificially lower her testosterone to enter competition. The 28-year-old South African is taking..

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England v South Africa opens 2019 Cricket World Cup [Video]England v South Africa opens 2019 Cricket World Cup

Footage of fans arriving for the opening match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup as England face South Africa at The Oval.

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The Queen meets captains of Cricket World Cup teams [Video]The Queen meets captains of Cricket World Cup teams

The Queen met the 10 captains leading their teams at the Cricket World Cup being held in England and Wales. West Indian all-rounder Jason Holder in particular dwarfed the Queen with his 6ft 7.5in..

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Kevin Pietersen: England World Cup favourites because of fear of failure [Video]Kevin Pietersen: England World Cup favourites because of fear of failure

Kevin Pietersen believes England's acceptance of failure makes them the team to beat at the Cricket World Cup. Eoin Morgan's side are favourites to win the tournament which begins on home soil on..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:54Published

Eoin Morgan 'couldn't imagine' what World Cup win would do for English cricket [Video]Eoin Morgan 'couldn't imagine' what World Cup win would do for English cricket

England captain Eoin Morgan wants his side to embrace their chance to become heroes by lifting the Cricket World Cup on home soil. The waiting is almost over for Morgan and company, who get the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:32Published

South Africa: Ramaphosa sworn in vowing a ‘new era’ [Video]South Africa: Ramaphosa sworn in vowing a ‘new era’

President faces task of cleaning up his African National Congress party, which has been mired in corruption scandals.

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South Africa inaugurates new president Ramaphosa [Video]South Africa inaugurates new president Ramaphosa

Trade unionist-turned-businessman Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in as South Africa's president on Saturday, vowing to create jobs and tackle deep-rooted corruption that has strangled economic growth...

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South Africa: 'Huge' challenges as Ramaphosa takes oath [Video]South Africa: 'Huge' challenges as Ramaphosa takes oath

Ramaphosa faces task of cleaning up his African national congress party, which has been mired in corruption scandals.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:42Published

South Africa: Zuma lawyers challenge corruption charges [Video]South Africa: Zuma lawyers challenge corruption charges

Legal representatives for scandal-plagued former President Jacob Zuma argue he is a victim of 'mob justice'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:45Published

Ghana striker Gyan calls time on international career [Video]Ghana striker Gyan calls time on international career

Asamoah Gyan, Ghana's leading goal scorer, announces the end of his international career.

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'An old school gem' - Williamson's match-winning ton praised after tense NZ win over SA

'an old school gem' - williamson's match-winning ton praised after tense nz win over sa
Kane Williamson is praised after his unbeaten century guides New Zealand to a tense four-wicket World Cup win over South Africa.
BBC News - Published

Cricket World Cup: Kane Williamson guides New Zealand past South Africa in thrilling finish

cricket world cup: kane williamson guides new zealand past south africa in thrilling finish
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson guides the Kiwis past South Africa in a thrilling finish in the World Cup group game at Edgbaston.
BBC News - Published

Sublime Williamson guides New Zealand to victory over South Africa

sublime williamson guides new zealand to victory over south africa
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.
BBC News - Published

Cricket World Cup: Martin Guptill out hit wicket v South Africa

cricket world cup: martin guptill out hit wicket v south africa
New Zealand opener Martin Guptill is out after slipping into his own stumps against South Africa in the World Cup group game at Edgbaston.
BBC News - Published

South African euthanasia activist convicted of murder

south african euthanasia activist convicted of murder
Sean Davison is to serve three years under house arrest for assisting three people to take their lives.
BBC News - Published

Cricket World Cup: Rassie van der Dussen hits big six as South Africa post 241 v New Zealand

cricket world cup: rassie van der dussen hits big six as south africa post 241 v new zealand
Late hitting from Rassie van der Dussen helps South Africa post 241-6 in the World Cup group game against New Zealand at Edgbaston.
BBC News - Published

South African MP punches man during alleged racist incident

south african mp punches man during alleged racist incident
Phumzile van Damme says she punched a white man in self-defence at Cape Town's V&A Waterfront.
BBC News - Published

Semenya accuses IAAF of using her as 'human guinea pig'

semenya accuses iaaf of using her as 'human guinea pig'
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 pig". "The IAAF used me in the past as a..
WorldNews - Published

Spain and China reach last 16 as Germany thump South Africa 4-0

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 of Spain and China, who also qualified..
France 24 - Published

Women's World Cup: Germany thrash South Africa to finish top of group

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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.
BBC News - Published

'What a miss!' - Alexandra Popp misses a golden opportunity for Germany against South Africa

'what a miss!' - alexandra popp misses a golden opportunity for germany against south africa
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 raced into a 3-0 lead at the interval.
BBC News - Published

Mozambique says two border police killed in shooting incident

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 investigation into what happened, a Mozambique..
Reuters - Published

South African teens attempt Cape-to-Cairo in homemade plane

It will take six weeks to cover the 12,000km route in a four-seater they assembled in three weeks.
BBC News - Published

Today in History for June 16th

Highlights of this day in history: Abraham Lincoln says America cannot remain divided over slavery; Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space; Deadly Soweto riots erupt in South Africa;..
USATODAY.com - Published

South Africa beat Afghanistan by nine wickets for first World Cup win

south africa beat afghanistan by nine wickets for first world cup win
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.
BBC News - Published

This Bitcoin Scam in South Africa is Raking in Over $130,000 Every Day

this bitcoin scam in south africa is raking in over $130,000 every day
By CCN Markets: A cryptocurrency investment scheme in South Africa’s Kwa-Zulu Natal Province has proven that having an unoriginal name, Bitcoin Wallet, never stopped any scam from raking in tens of..
WorldNews - Published

Australia stuns Brazil, China sends Germany and France through

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 3-2, while China beat South Africa in..
France 24 - Published

Women's World Cup: Li Ying scores brilliant volley as China beat South Africa

women's world cup: li ying scores brilliant volley as china beat south africa
Li Ying's brilliant volley earns China victory over debutants South Africa, who face elimination from the Women's World Cup.
BBC News - Published

Women's World Cup 2019: What to look out for on day seven

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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.
BBC News - Published

Warren Gatland named British and Irish Lions coach for 2021 South Africa tour

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.
BBC News - Published

Presidential panel submits long-delayed report on South African land reform

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 redistribution handed in its final report on..
Reuters - Published

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