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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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South African sisters describe Saudi detention and complain to U.N.

Two South African sisters who were imprisoned in Saudi Arabia, initially without charge, described their ordeal on Tuesday and said they had brought a complaint to the United Nations.
Reuters - Published

Ex-South Africa president Zuma to attend 'prejudiced' graft inquiry: lawyer

Jacob Zuma, unseated as South African president last year over corruption allegations, will attend a judicial inquiry into government graft during his tenure even though he believes it is prejudiced..
Reuters - Published

Videos for South Africa

Toledo and Fitzgibbons claim wins at WSL Rio Pro [Video]Toledo and Fitzgibbons claim wins at WSL Rio Pro

Brazil's Filipe Toledo and Australian Sally Fitzgibbons claim wins at the World Surf League Rio Pro

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:30Published

US Women Prepare For Crunch Time At The World Cup [Video]US Women Prepare For Crunch Time At The World Cup

(CNN)The group stages have concluded, to the knockout stages we go. After 36 games, 106 goals, 84 yellow cards, and plenty of VAR controversy, 24 teams have been whittled to 16 and the pressure now..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

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

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:04Published

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.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published

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.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:37Published

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

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.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:29Published

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..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:38Published

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.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:44Published

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...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:34Published

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's Ramaphosa says Eskom too vital to fail

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged on Thursday to speed up 230 billion rand ($16.11 billion) of support for ailing power utility Eskom, which he said was too vital to be allowed to fail.
Reuters - 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

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