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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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Tensions as suspects in S Africa farm murder case appear in court [Video]

Tensions as suspects in S Africa farm murder case appear in court

Tense scenes outside a court in South Africa at hearing for two Black men charged with killing a white farmer.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:43Published
Tensions rise in South Africa over farm killing [Video]

Tensions rise in South Africa over farm killing

A tense standoff between white farmers and black activists gripped the South African town of Senekal on Friday.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
South Africa rugby fans give their verdict on Championship withdrawal [Video]

South Africa rugby fans give their verdict on Championship withdrawal

Rugby fans in Cape Town are disappointed by the Springboks' decision to pull out of the Rugby Championship in Australia.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:58Published
World champs South Africa withdraw from Rugby Championship [Video]

World champs South Africa withdraw from Rugby Championship

World champions South Africa will not take part in the Rugby Championship due effects of COVID-19 pandemic

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:02Published
Holidaymaker almost loses toe from spider bite [Video]

Holidaymaker almost loses toe from spider bite

An intrepid traveller who survived swimming with sharks on the trip of alifetime told how he was so badly bitten by a venomous spider on the sameholiday that doctors threatened to amputate his toe...

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 02:17Published
Watch: How Mahatma Gandhi's ‘passive resistance’ inspired Nelson Mandela [Video]

Watch: How Mahatma Gandhi's ‘passive resistance’ inspired Nelson Mandela

Mahatma Gandhi inspired millions across the globe with his ideals. From ‘non-violence’ to ‘satyagraha’, Gandhi’s legacy transcends borders and generations. Among the many that Gandhi inspired..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 01:52Published
South Africa: Gauteng rail service disrupted by vandalism [Video]

South Africa: Gauteng rail service disrupted by vandalism

In South Africa, Gauteng's railway system grinds to a halt, leaving hundreds of thousands stranded.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:46Published
Foreigners 'live in constant fear' in South Africa, Human Rights Watch reports [Video]

Foreigners 'live in constant fear' in South Africa, Human Rights Watch reports

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:21Published
Officers accused of killing South African teen to appear in court [Video]

Officers accused of killing South African teen to appear in court

Killing of Nathaniel Julies, a 16-year-old boy with Down syndrome, sparked outcry and protests against police brutality.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:40Published
South Africans in vaccine trial hope 'to save the world' [Video]

South Africans in vaccine trial hope 'to save the world'

Khensani Nkuna is a volunteer in AstraZeneca's experimental coronavirus vaccine trial in South Africa and she hopes to "save the world". Colette Luke has the latest.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:35Published

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