South Africa

South Africa



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  • Presidents
    Cyril Ramaphosa
  • Capitals
    Cape Town
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    Pretoria
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    Bloemfontein
  • Dialing code
    +27
  • Currency
    South African rand
  • Population
    56. 72 million (2017)
  • 2019-05-25
  • 2021-10-22
  • 734428
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    South Africa is a country on the southernmost tip of the African continent, marked by several distinct ecosystems. Inland safari destination Kruger National Park is populated by big game. The Western Cape offers beaches, lush winelands around Stellenbosch and Paarl, craggy cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope, forest and lagoons along the Garden Route, and the city of Cape Town, beneath flat-topped Table Mountain.

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Future foods: What you could be eating by 2050
Future foods: What you could be eating by 2050
... The morama bean () is a staple in parts of Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, where the beans are boiled with maize or ground to a powder to make porridge or a cocoa-like drink... 2022-05-22 03:55:05
Burkina Faso trapped miners: Wives heartbroken but praying for miracles
Burkina Faso trapped miners: Wives heartbroken but praying for miracles
... More than a month after the tragic event, a 24-hour-a-day rescue mission has been under way using specialised equipment that has been brought in from Ghana and South Africa... 2022-05-19 04:10:04
Covid: Superhero images unhelpful, says nurse chief
Covid: Superhero images unhelpful, says nurse chief
... It is a route Ms Tranka took herself, having trained in South Africa and being recruited to work in the NHS in Sunderland in 1999... 2022-05-12 11:35:03
 Critical mass  of polluters setting carbon targets
Critical mass of polluters setting carbon targets
... More than half the companies setting targets are in the G7 rich nations, but there are also participants from China, India, Brazil, South Korea and South Africa... 2022-05-12 03:05:04
Are Finland and Sweden going from neutral to Nato?
Are Finland and Sweden going from neutral to Nato?
... It vocally criticised the Soviet Union and US, and says at one point in the 1970s it was the only Western country to support South Africa s anti-apartheid movement... 2022-05-11 04:15:03
Ukraine war: The stolen faces used to promote Vladimir Putin
Ukraine war: The stolen faces used to promote Vladimir Putin
... This led to trending topics in different regions - particularly in the global south, apparently showing support for the war, in countries including India, Pakistan, South Africa and Nigeria... 2022-05-10 03:55:03
South Africa kidnapping:  I survived but part of me died that day
South Africa kidnapping: I survived but part of me died that day
...After a surge in the number of abductions in recent years, South Africa has one of the highest rates of kidnapping in the world, as Mpho Lakaje reports from Johannesburg... 2022-05-10 03:45:04
UK spouse visas:  This admin issue has stopped our lives
UK spouse visas: This admin issue has stopped our lives
... Deon Barnard, 49, and Heather, 54, grew up in South Africa, have been together for 13 years and married, in a Lord of the Rings-themed ceremony, five years ago... 2022-05-10 02:45:04
KwaZulu-Natal floods: The South African family who lost nine children
KwaZulu-Natal floods: The South African family who lost nine children
...South Africa s KwaZulu-Natal province is still reeling from the country s worst floods in 60 years, which killed about 435 people last month... 2022-05-08 03:30:07
Ukraine war raises hard questions for Switzerland s neutrality
Ukraine war raises hard questions for Switzerland s neutrality
... It s a big change from just 40 years ago, when - to the enduring shame of many Swiss - Switzerland did not join sanctions against apartheid South Africa... 2022-05-07 04:05:04
Durban floods survivors:  I thought the world was ending
Durban floods survivors: I thought the world was ending
... Durban floods survivors: I thought the world was ending Communities in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, have been affected by the worst floods in decades, leaving over 430 people dead and tens of thousands displaced... 2022-05-05 04:40:04
Jacky Hunt-Broersma: The cancer survivor who ran 104 marathons in 104 days
Jacky Hunt-Broersma: The cancer survivor who ran 104 marathons in 104 days
... But Jacky - who was born and raised in South Africa, and has also lived in England and the Netherlands - is grateful... 2022-05-03 00:55:04
Ukraine - the narrative the West doesn t hear
Ukraine - the narrative the West doesn t hear
... But a number of major countries chose to abstain, including China, India and South Africa... 2022-04-30 03:45:04
The deadly accordion wars of Lesotho
The deadly accordion wars of Lesotho
... The Famo wars are perhaps the main reason the overwhelmingly rural, stunningly beautiful country of just two million people - entirely surrounded by South Africa - recorded the sixth-highest homicide rate in the world last year... 2022-04-29 13:25:09
Ukraine round-up: Russia hits railways as US pledges extra weapons
Ukraine round-up: Russia hits railways as US pledges extra weapons
... But how likely is it that sanctions like this could influence Russia to end its invasion of Ukraine? considers the history of sporting sanctions, particularly how they helped to end apartheid in his homeland South Africa... 2022-04-26 00:00:02
South Africa flooding:  I had thought my house was safe
South Africa flooding: I had thought my house was safe
...Rescue operations are continuing in South Africa in an effort to save the lives of dozens of people who are missing following the floods in KwaZulu-Natal province... 2022-04-16 17:15:04
Durban floods: Is it a consequence of climate change?
Durban floods: Is it a consequence of climate change?
...South Africa s government has declared a state of disaster in an area in the east of the country which was hit by severe flooding earlier this week, leaving more than 300 people dead and causing huge damage to homes and business... 2022-04-15 03:05:03
South Africa s Durban floods: At least 45 die as rain and mudslides cause havoc
South Africa s Durban floods: At least 45 die as rain and mudslides cause havoc
...At least 45 people in South Africa have been killed in floods caused by days of heavy rain, the authorities say... 2022-04-13 05:25:03
Black Coffee - the South African DJ who made history at the Grammys
Black Coffee - the South African DJ who made history at the Grammys
...South African DJ Black Coffee has always decried the pigeon-holing of African music onto the side-stage as opposed to what he called the " main stage" of music events and festivals... 2022-04-07 04:50:04
Brazil at work: Black and held back
Brazil at work: Black and held back
... She started modelling when she was still a teenager living in Rio, and her career in fashion took her all across the globe, from London to Paris to South Africa... 2022-04-06 04:55:04
The guitarist who saved hundreds of people on a sinking cruise liner
The guitarist who saved hundreds of people on a sinking cruise liner
...When the luxury liner Oceanos started taking on water in rough seas during a voyage around the coast of South Africa in 1991, musician Moss Hills and his colleagues suddenly found themselves responsible for everyone on board... 2022-04-06 04:35:05
Jacob Rees-Mogg s firm seeks to ditch Russian investments
Jacob Rees-Mogg s firm seeks to ditch Russian investments
... As a global emerging markets equity specialist, most of our portfolios are invested in fast-growing economies including Brazil, South Korea, India and South Africa... 2022-03-31 11:55:03
Ukraine war: What next for the African students who fled?
Ukraine war: What next for the African students who fled?
... South Africa, home to the continent s top universities, has stepped up efforts to help returning students... 2022-03-30 03:35:04
The global music market was worth $26bn in 2021
The global music market was worth $26bn in 2021
... " It s an exciting moment for artists from the continent, " said Temi Adeniji, managing director of Warner Music South Africa... 2022-03-22 18:24:04
Climate change:  Madness  to turn to fossil fuels because of Ukraine war
Climate change: Madness to turn to fossil fuels because of Ukraine war
... He highlights the case of South Africa... 2022-03-21 15:29:02
Covid-19: Is the world ready for a great re-opening?
Covid-19: Is the world ready for a great re-opening?
... Back in business, with masks - S AfricaSouth Africa is largely back in business... 2022-03-18 03:15:04
Nigerian volunteer:  Fighting in Ukraine is better than living here
Nigerian volunteer: Fighting in Ukraine is better than living here
... The philosophy graduate is one of several hundred Africans, from countries like Nigeria, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa and Algeria, who say they are willing to take up arms in the battle against Russia, partly to escape the bleak prospects faced by many young men at home... 2022-03-16 04:41:04
Covid in Scotland: Decision day for easing of final restrictions
Covid in Scotland: Decision day for easing of final restrictions
... 2 - the stealth version of OmicronThe Omicron variant of Covid-19 was first identified in South Africa on 24 November, and was detected in the UK a few days later... 2022-03-15 05:45:04
NHS struggling with  long tail  of pandemic mental ill health
NHS struggling with long tail of pandemic mental ill health
... 8 million mental-health consultations in December 2021, as the Omicron variant of Covid-19, first identified in South Africa, spread across the UK... 2022-03-15 05:44:04
Dudula: How South African anger has focused on foreigners
Dudula: How South African anger has focused on foreigners
...Police in South Africa are on alert in case of renewed clashes between residents of Johannesburg s Alexandra township and foreign street vendors... 2022-03-13 10:09:03
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