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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. 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, and the most populous country located entirely south of the equator. 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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South Africans play vuvuzelas for medical workers nightly [Video]

South Africans play vuvuzelas for medical workers nightly

Johannesburg resident Marie-Claire Willys and her family are joining fellow South Africans by playing vuvuzelas and cheering every night at 7pm to show solidarity for the country's medical workers amid..

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Coronavirus in South Africa: Mass test screenings to be launched amid 21-day lockdown [Video]

Coronavirus in South Africa: Mass test screenings to be launched amid 21-day lockdown

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South Africa's rand plunges to all-time low [Video]

South Africa's rand plunges to all-time low

After Moody's downgraded South Africa's investment rating to "junk" on Friday, the rand plummets - adding heaping further economic misery on Africa's most advanced economy. David Doyle reports.

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Mixed results as S. Africa enters 21-day lockdown

South Africans woke up under lockdown on Friday, struggling to adapt to some of the toughest restrictions in the world as the country recorded its first coronavirus deaths and confirmed cases rose..

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Coronavirus lockdown: South Africa orders three-week restrictions [Video]

Coronavirus lockdown: South Africa orders three-week restrictions

South Africa imposes lockdown, instructs army to enforce as cases jump to more than 400 from COVID-19.

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South Africa's healthcare system threatened by coronavirus crisis [Video]

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The country's healthcare system is already struggling, and people there worry the COVID-19 pandemic could overwhelm it entirely.

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Pandemic spreads fear, death to elderly [Video]

Pandemic spreads fear, death to elderly

The coronavirus pandemic has spawned countless small dramas of isolation and anxiety among the elderly across the globe. Linda So reports.

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Coronavirus outbreak in South Africa: Researchers call pandemic "a time bomb" [Video]

Coronavirus outbreak in South Africa: Researchers call pandemic "a time bomb"

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All Schools Closed, Religious Festivals Cancelled In Senegal As Coronavirus Spreads [Video]

All Schools Closed, Religious Festivals Cancelled In Senegal As Coronavirus Spreads

Senegal’s president on Saturday ordered all schools and universities closed for the next three weeks. According to Reuters, Senegal President Macky Sall also cancelled religious festivals in response..

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South Africa's repatriated citizens test negative for COVID-19 [Video]

South Africa's repatriated citizens test negative for COVID-19

The group will be quarantined for 21 days, officials say, as a safety measure, at a hotel in the Limpopo province.

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Cricket - South Africa to shine ball with saliva despite coronavirus scare, says skipper De Kock [Video]

Cricket - South Africa to shine ball with saliva despite coronavirus scare, says skipper De Kock

South Africa’s cricket team will continue to shine balls with saliva despite the spreading coronavirus the team captain said ahead of international match against India.

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South African court clears Ramaphosa of corruption charges [Video]

South African court clears Ramaphosa of corruption charges

It is not the first time the public protector has lost a court ruling.

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South African shares tumble amid oil crash and coronavirus fears [Video]

South African shares tumble amid oil crash and coronavirus fears

South African stocks fell to a more than four year low on Monday with chemical and energy firm Sasol the hardest hit. Matthew Larotonda reports.

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South Africa: Gangs refuse to hand in firearms despite amnesty [Video]

South Africa: Gangs refuse to hand in firearms despite amnesty

Allegations of police corruption are rife, with some officers accused of selling confiscated guns to criminals.

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"Ease of arse smuggling" - Daniel Radcliffe on new prison break drama [Video]

"Ease of arse smuggling" - Daniel Radcliffe on new prison break drama

The "Harry Potter" star plays former real-life political prisoner Tim Jenkin in anti-apartheid film "Escape from Pretoria". Jenkin joined Radcliffe on set and revealed more than one stark truth.

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Biden Says He Was Never Arrested In South Africa [Video]

Biden Says He Was Never Arrested In South Africa

During his campaign for the Democratic Nomination, Joe Biden said he was arrested during a 70's congressional delegation trip to South Africa. On Friday, Biden admitted his recent claims were false...

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Shell-shocked: SA's lobster catchers suffer coronavirus fallout [Video]

Shell-shocked: SA's lobster catchers suffer coronavirus fallout

Lobster catchers on South Africa's West Coast have become unexpected victims of the coronavirus epidemic, after China halted imports of seafood in a bid to contain the outbreak. Sisipho Skweyiya..

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John Deere hopes to break ground in Africa through tractor-hailing tech [Video]

John Deere hopes to break ground in Africa through tractor-hailing tech

The world's leading farm equipment manufacturer is teaming up with the "Uber of tractors", hoping to boost sales on the African continent. David Doyle reports.

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Lesotho PM fails to appear in court for wife's murder charge [Video]

Lesotho PM fails to appear in court for wife's murder charge

Thomas Thabane was to be charged for killing wife but had a pre-arranged medical check-up in South Africa, an aide says.

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Joe Biden Says Was Arrested In South Africa Visiting Nelson Mandela [Video]

Joe Biden Says Was Arrested In South Africa Visiting Nelson Mandela

REUTERS/Mike Segar Former Vice President Joe Biden is telling a story on the campaign trail about being arrested in South Africa, but there's no record of him mentioning the arrest before now. The..

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Kenya's Safaricom will consider Huawei for 5G, despite U.S. concerns [Video]

Kenya's Safaricom will consider Huawei for 5G, despite U.S. concerns

Michael Joseph, CEO of East Africa's most profitable company Safaricom, says the telecoms operator will consider Huawei as a vendor for its 5G network despite U.S. pressure elsewhere against using the..

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Langer backs Warner, Smith to cope with baiting S Africa fans [Video]

Langer backs Warner, Smith to cope with baiting S Africa fans

SHOWS: JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (FEBRUARY 17, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS 2. (SOUNDBITE) (English) AUSTRALIAN CRICKET JUSTIN LANGER SAYING: "It was obviously a very

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