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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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Futuristic VTOL High-Speed Business Jet Can Land On Almost Any Surface [Video]

Futuristic VTOL High-Speed Business Jet Can Land On Almost Any Surface

Is this the future of business jets? South African aircraft manufacturer Pegasus Universal Aerospace has developed Pegasus Vertical Business Jet (VBJ) a lightweight hybrid passenger aircraft with..

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Rabada confirms support for BLM despite South Africa not taking knee [Video]

Rabada confirms support for BLM despite South Africa not taking knee

South Africa will not take the knee ahead of the upcoming white ball series against England but bowler Kagiso Rabada says he is fully behind the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.

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South Africa: Protesters clash outside high school over racism [Video]

South Africa: Protesters clash outside high school over racism

There have been clashes outside a South African high school where people are protesting against alleged racism. Tear gas was used outside the Cape Town school.

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‘Nations that aid terror…’: PM Modi’s veiled attack on Pakistan at BRICS summit [Video]

‘Nations that aid terror…’: PM Modi’s veiled attack on Pakistan at BRICS summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on terrorism, Covid-19 among other issues during his virtual speech at 12th BRICS summit. Addressing the summit of five-nation grouping BRICS via videoconferencing,..

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Toddler stops play! England cricketer Buttler has interview interrupted by daughter [Video]

Toddler stops play! England cricketer Buttler has interview interrupted by daughter

England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler is interrupted by his daughter during interview ahead of their limited overs tour of South Africa.

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Jos Buttler: England are prepared for different kind of South Africa tour [Video]

Jos Buttler: England are prepared for different kind of South Africa tour

England vice-captain Jos Buttler has emphasised the strength of the off-fieldsupport available to players as they tour under Covid-19 restrictions. Englandtravel to South Africa on Monday for a trip..

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Cultural Minister, ambassadors join Diwali celebrations with Indian community in Madagascar [Video]

Cultural Minister, ambassadors join Diwali celebrations with Indian community in Madagascar

Minister of Culture of Madagascar, prominent members of Indian community, ambassadors of several countries including United States, Russia, Japan, European Union, South Africa, Iran among others, UN..

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South Africa: Thousands sick due to asbestos sheeting roofs [Video]

South Africa: Thousands sick due to asbestos sheeting roofs

The sheeting was meant to have been removed in a $15m contract but nothing was done and the money allegedly stolen.

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Beyonce's kids inspired her to become civil rights champion [Video]

Beyonce's kids inspired her to become civil rights champion

Beyonce has credited the birth of her children and a family trip to South Africa with giving her a passion for elevating Black youth.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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...

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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..

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Shepherd Bushiri: South Africa issues arrest warrant for fugitive preacher

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South Africa commit to the Rugby Championship, which also includes New Zealand, Australia and Argentina, until 2030.
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Ben Stokes has been named in England's Twenty20 squad for next month's white-ball tour of South Africa.
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Ben Stokes has been named in England's Twenty20 squad for next month's white-ball tour of South Africa.
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World champions South Africa delay their departure to the Rugby Championship while they decide whether to take part.
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Ferraris and frustration: Two faces of South Africa's corruption battle

Two images emerged this week offering starkly contradictory perspectives on the struggle against graft.
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South Africa white farmers condemned for storming Senekal courthouse

The protesters wanted the police to hand over suspects in a farmer's murder.
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South Africa mourns the loss of human rights lawyer George Bizos after he dies of "natural causes".
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A top minister hails a "crime holiday" as figures show offences fell by 40% between April and June.
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