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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 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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The fruity, earthy gin infused with elephant dung

A South African gin is infused with elephant dung, and the couple that makes it says it's often a hit with tourists. (Nov. 12)  
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In Kimberley, the world's diamond capital, illicit mining fight flounders

The first South African project to bring illegal miners into the formal fold has been plagued by violence in diamond capital Kimberley, dealing a major blow to national efforts to stem a booming..
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More than 900 jobs at risk, says South African state airline [Video]More than 900 jobs at risk, says South African state airline

South African Airways said in a statement it could cut more than 900 jobs as it undergoes restructuring in the face of severe financial losses. Serena Chaudhry reports.

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Springboks revel in World Cup glory [Video]Springboks revel in World Cup glory

South Africa's rugby world cup final winning team, including captain Siya Kolisi and fan favourite Faf de Klerk, show off the Webb Ellis Cup as their open top bus parade heads through Cape Town...

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Triumphant Springboks return home to celebrate Rugby World Cup win [Video]Triumphant Springboks return home to celebrate Rugby World Cup win

The captain of South Africa's national rugby team returned to his hometown with his teammates for the first time since they won the World Cup in Japan.View on euronews

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Thousands flood streets of Johannesburg to celebrate Springboks’ World Cup triumph [Video]Thousands flood streets of Johannesburg to celebrate Springboks’ World Cup triumph

Thousands take to the streets of Johannesburg and Soweto to welcome home the Rugby World Cup champion Springboks.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:30Published

Springboks begin Rugby World Cup celebrations in Pretoria [Video]Springboks begin Rugby World Cup celebrations in Pretoria

South Africa celebrates after team's unexpected victory over England in Japan

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Springboks arrive back in South Africa after World Cup triumph [Video]Springboks arrive back in South Africa after World Cup triumph

VIDEO SHOWS: MEMBERS OF SOUTH AFRICAN WORLD CUP WINNING TEAM RETURN TO JOHANNESBURG AIRPORT SHOWS: JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (NOVEMBER 5, 2019) (SABC - NO USE SOUTH AFRICA) 1. CROWD WAITING IN

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Kolisi dedicates Springboks World Cup triumph to South Africa [Video]Kolisi dedicates Springboks World Cup triumph to South Africa

Springboks captain Siya Kolisi says their World Cup triumph was for everyone in South Africa.

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South Africa's first black rugby head inspires destitute players [Video]South Africa's first black rugby head inspires destitute players

Despite appointment of South Africa's first black rugby captain conditions for young players still far from ideal.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:40Published

'One of the best moments of my life', says World rugby player of the year Du Toit [Video]'One of the best moments of my life', says World rugby player of the year Du Toit

'It is an unbelievable experience', says Rugby World Cup winner and World player of the year Pieter-Steph du Toit.

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Sporting success unites the nation, says SA's Mtawairira [Video]Sporting success unites the nation, says SA's Mtawairira

South Africa's Tendai Mtawairira believes Rugby World Cup success was great for the country and would unite its people.

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Sometimes bad days just happen, says bemused England coach Jones [Video]Sometimes bad days just happen, says bemused England coach Jones

England coach Eddie Jones cannot explain how his team failed to mount any real threat in their 32-12 Rugby World Cup final defeat by South Africa.

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Rugby fans react to South Africa winning World Cup [Video]Rugby fans react to South Africa winning World Cup

England were stunned by South Africa's relentless intensity as their World Cup quest ended with a crushing 32-12 defeat in the final at International Stadium Yokohama. This dominant display was..

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World Cup victory brings hope to South Africa, says Erasmus [Video]World Cup victory brings hope to South Africa, says Erasmus

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus believes his team coped with the pressure of the Rugby World Cup final and the victory over England has helped unite the nation.

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England fans 'absolutely gutted' as Boks win Rugby World Cup [Video]England fans 'absolutely gutted' as Boks win Rugby World Cup

England fans in London heartbroken after their side lost to South Africa in the Rugby World Cup Final

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Soweto celebrates as Boks win World Cup [Video]Soweto celebrates as Boks win World Cup

South African fans in Soweto celebrate as the Springboks beat England to win the Rugby World Cup

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Springboks fans in Yokohama delighted with victory over England [Video]Springboks fans in Yokohama delighted with victory over England

South African fans in Japan celebrate their team's victory over England in the Rugby World Cup final

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Eddie Jones 'we failed to take out opportunities', after England's World Cup loss [Video]Eddie Jones 'we failed to take out opportunities', after England's World Cup loss

England head coach Eddie Jones refused to be drawn on his future after England's 32-12 Rugby World Cup loss to an inspired South Africa in Yokohama, Japan. The victory maintains South Africa's 100 per..

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South Africans celebrate World Cup victory in Johannesburg [Video]South Africans celebrate World Cup victory in Johannesburg

The party starts in Johannesburg after fans watch their side win the World Cup in Japan

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Siya Kolisi's hometown erupts with joy as Springboks win World Cup [Video]Siya Kolisi's hometown erupts with joy as Springboks win World Cup

Wild celebrations begin in Siya Kolisi home town after he leads the Springboks to World Cup glory.

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Prince Harry attends Rugby World Cup final [Video]Prince Harry attends Rugby World Cup final

The Duke of Sussex congratulates Rugby World Cup hosts Japan on holding the tournament and wishes England luck in the final against South Africa.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:35Published

 

Mozambique to appeal South African ruling to set aside extradition of ex-finance minister

Mozambique's government plans to appeal a South African court's decision to revoke the planned extradition of former finance minister Manuel Chang, wanted in both his home country and the United..
Reuters - Published

French arms firm Thales to appeal Zuma corruption charge ruling in South Africa's top court

French defense firm Thales said on Tuesday it would ask South Africa's highest court for permission to appeal an October ruling dismissing its request to have charges that it bribed former President..
Reuters - Published

Prince Harry, sans Meghan, makes first official visit to Japan for Rugby World Cup Final

Prince Harry arrived in Japan for the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final between England and South Africa. His wife, Duchess Meghan, did not join him.
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Rodriguez: The rock icon who didn't know it

A Detroit musician living in poverty didn't know that in South Africa, he was more popular than the Beatles. Bob Simon reports.
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Freed from the circus, lions killed by poachers

In March, 60 Minutes told the story of 33 lions rescued and airlifted to South Africa. Last week, poachers broke into their sanctuary and killed two
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Controversial rhino horn sales eyed as solution to poaching crisis

Poachers are killing rhino at a rate of three per day in South Africa. An unusual plan aims to crack down on that, but some conservation groups call it dangerous. Lara Logan reports.
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Protecting orphaned baby rhino from poachers

Meet Makhosi, Isimiso, and Ntoto, orphaned baby rhino being kept in a secret location in South Africa so poachers don’t kill them for their horns.
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Poachers even target rhino orphanages

Karen Odendaal, who rescues baby rhino in South Africa, says that rangers guarding the animals are at risk of ambush
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What does liquid gold look like?

"60 Minutes" travels to an ultra deep mine in South Africa to watch a weekly ritual called "the pour" where rock is smashed, pulverized and melted into precious metal.
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What lies at the bottom of one of the deepest holes ever dug by man?

A South African gold mine that goes two miles beneath the Earth's surface holds far more than just precious metals. Bill Whitaker reports.
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2010: Anderson Cooper meets "the sharkman"

Mike Rutzen, a South African who studies the great white shark, makes a practice of swimming with them — unprotected by a cage.
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U.S. pitted against Britain, France, South Africa, others at U.N. over abortion

The United States told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that it opposed references to sexual and reproductive health and the safe termination of pregnancies, pitting Washington against Britain,..
Reuters - Published

Cyber attack shuts Johannesburg City authority's network

Hackers have shut down the cyber network of Johannesburg City Council, targeting computers of local government employees in South Africa's economic hub, city officials said on Friday.
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Palesa Mokubung wants to win over Africa

South African designer Palesa Mokubung has ambitions to reach out to women across the African continent with her modern looks. (Oct. 24)
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South African opposition in crisis as ex-leader quits as MP

The former leader of South Africa's official opposition Democratic Alliance, Mmusi Maimane, gave up his seat in parliament on Thursday after quitting the national leadership and plunging the..
Reuters - Published

Leader of South Africa's main opposition party resigns

South Africa's Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane resigned as head of the main opposition party on Wednesday after four years at the helm, citing difficulties making the traditionally white..
Reuters - Published

Leader of South Africa's Democratic Alliance Maimane resigns

The leader of South Africa's Democratic Alliance (DA) Mmusi Maimane resigned as the head of the main opposition party on Wednesday, citing difficulties making the traditionally white liberal party..
Reuters - Published

Russia to land two nuclear-capable bombers in South Africa on Wednesday: Ifax

Russia will land two nuclear-capable strategic bombers in South Africa on Wednesday, Interfax news agency cited South Africa's military as saying.
Reuters - Published

South African airlines ground flights after faults found at SAA maintenance unit

South African Airways (SAA) and other carriers grounded aircraft and canceled domestic flights on Tuesday after South Africa's aviation regulator instructed the loss-making state airline to address..
Reuters - Published

South African flights disrupted after safety audit finds faults

South African Airways (SAA) and British Airways partner Comair were forced to reschedule at least a dozen domestic flights on Tuesday after a safety inspection at SAA's maintenance subsidiary used by..
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Man charged with murders of two Alaska Native women

A digital camera card containing videos of a man beating and strangling a woman in a hotel room led to the arrest of an immigrant from South Africa charged with murders of two Alaska Native women who..
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South Africa's Zuma to appeal decision he must face graft charges

Former South African president Jacob Zuma will appeal a high court decision to deny him a permanent stay of prosecution on charges related to a $2 billion arms deal, his lawyers said on Tuesday.
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South Africa's Zuma to face corruption trial

South African former President Jacob Zuma will stand trial on corruption charges relating to a $2 billion arms deal after a high court on Friday denied him a permanent stay of prosecution.
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South Africa's Zuma to face corruption trial after court denies stay of prosecution

South African former President Jacob Zuma will stand trial on corruption charges relating to a $2.5 billion arms deal after a high court denied him a permanent stay of prosecution on Friday.
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'Everything was cool': Zuma son denies wrongdoing at graft inquiry

Ex-South African president Jacob Zuma's son Duduzane denied wrongdoing at a graft inquiry on Monday, dismissing testimony of two witnesses who placed him in the room when friends of his father are..
Reuters - Published

South African attacks on foreigners shame the continent, says Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said on Friday that a wave of deadly violence against Nigerians and other foreign nationals in South Africa last month was an embarrassment to the continent.
Reuters - Published

War and Hunger, Swiping Your Card, Lion Whisperer

Scott Pelley reports on the men and women of the World Food Programme who are risking their lives to save Syrians from starvation; and, Clarissa Ward travels to South Africa and meets a man who has..
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Rwanda charges 25 men tied to rebel outfit with treason, other crimes

Rwandan prosecutors on Wednesday charged 25 men with treason and other crimes related to their alleged activities in a rebel group founded by a South African-based dissident.
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Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan to visit South African township

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will tour a Johannesburg township on Wednesday before meeting President Cyril Ramaphosa and Nelson Mandela's widow on a busy final day of their tour across..
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Prince Harry's wife Meghan backs better access for women to higher education

Meghan, wife of Britain's Prince Harry, said on Tuesday that empowering women through education could be transformational for communities during a visit to Johannesburg University in South Africa.
Reuters - Published

Britain's Prince Harry to visit Malawi health centre

Britain's Prince Harry will on Tuesday visit a health centre in Malawi before leaving later in the day to join his family in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Reuters - Published

2005: Bob Simon goes swimming with sharks

Bob Simon traveled to "shark central" at the tip of South Africa, where he got a close-up view of great whites from the vantage of a shark-proof cage.
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Prince Harry's wife Meghan honors murdered South African student

Meghan, the wife of Britain's Prince Harry, has tied a ribbon at the site in Cape Town where a student was murdered last month, in a gesture of solidarity with those who have taken a stand against..
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Meghan visits memorial to murdered South African student

In a quiet stop during a royal tour, Meghan stopped at the memorial at the post office where 19-year-old Uyinene Mrwetyana was attacked last month
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Handbag designer Marks appointed U.S. ambassador to South Africa

Luxury handbag designer Lana Marks has been appointed U.S. ambassador to South Africa, the U.S. embassy said on Friday.
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Prince Harry continues royal tour in Botswana

One day after bringing baby Archie to a high-profile meeting in South Africa, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have gone their separate ways. Prince Harry is in Botswana, seeing conservation and local..
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Prince Harry and Meghan bring baby Archie to Desmond Tutu meeting

On day three of Prince Harry and Meghan’s South African tour, we finally saw the face of the third member of the royal family. When we first met Archie, all we saw was his nose. Archie came along..
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Trump on the defense after whistleblower complaint; Prince Harry and Meghan Markle kick off trip to South Africa.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle kick off trip to South Africa

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle began their trip to South Africa by talking about violence toward women. The couple are expected to follow in Princess Diana's footsteps during their visit and will open..
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Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan kick off South Africa royal tour with dancing, stunning fashion

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, with baby Archie, arrived in South Africa for a 10-day tour of southern Africa, their first foreign trip as a family.
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UK's Harry and Meghan start South African tour in Nyanga township

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan started their tour of South Africa on Monday in a township known as the country's "murder capital".
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Harry, Meghan start tour with Archie in Africa

Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, began their first official tour as a family on Monday with their infant son, Archie, in South Africa. (Sept. 23)  
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Meghan dances her way into South Africa

Meghan dances her way into South Africa
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