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South Africa

The Republic of South Africa is a country located at the southern tip of Africa, with a 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) coastline on the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. To the north lie Namibia, Botswana  and Zimbabwe; to the east are Mozambique and Swaziland; while Lesotho  is an independent country wholly surrounded by South African territory.

Modern humans have inhabited Southern Africa for more than 100,000 years. At the time of European contact, the dominant indigenous peoples were tribes who had migrated from other parts of Africa about one thousand years before. From the 4th-5th century CE, Bantu-speaking tribes had steadily moved south, where they displaced, conquered and assimilated original Khoikhoi and San peoples of southern Africa. At the time of European contact, the two major groups were the Xhosa and Zulu peoples.

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Watch El Clasico Copa Del Rey Final: Barcelona vs Real Madrid Live Streaming Information

By IBTimes IN

Watch Copa Del Rey Final -- Barcelona vs Real Madrid Live Streaming Information. Real will be without Cristiano Ronaldo as Lionel Messi looks to guide his Barca side to another El Clasico victory. (Apr 17)

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IPL 7 Results: Ageless Kallis, Unplayable Narine Help KKR Thump Defending Champions Mumbai Indians

By IBTimes IN

Jacques Kallis was his usual masterful self and Sunil Narine at his bamboozling best as Kolkata Knight Riders eased to a comfortable win over the Mumbai Indians in the opening match of IPL 7. (Apr 17)

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Watch English Premier League: Manchester City vs Sunderland Live Streaming Information

By IBTimes IN

Manchester City vs Sunderland Live Streaming Information -- Watch English Premier League. Man City will look to recover from the disappointing defeat to Liverpool at the weekend with a victory over bottom club Sunderland. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: BARCLAYS, AUSTRALIA, INDIA

Mithcell Johnson Considering to Quit One Cricket Format

By IBTimes AU

Australia's pace-man Mitchell Johnson would like to concentrate on his Test career by quitting from at least one format of international cricket (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: CRICKET, AUSTRALIA, INFECTION

New Zealand 2013 Census Showed Number of Overseas Born Kiwis Hit 1M

By IBTimes AU

Latest 2013 data released by the New Zealand census office has shown that Kiwis born overseas in have hit more than one million persons. (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, RELIGION, INDIA

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Watch English Premier League: Arsenal vs West Ham Live Streaming Information

By IBTimes IN

Watch English Premier League -- Arsenal vs West Ham Live Streaming Information. After scraping through to the final of the FA Cup, Arsenal will look to sneak back into fourth place in the Premier League when they host West Ham at the Emirates on Tuesday night. (Apr 16)

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Arsenal v West Ham Live Streaming: News, Updates, Schedule, Scores

By IBTimes AU

Arsenal will be looking to boost their chances of clinching a top-four spot as they take on clinch a top-four spot as they take on mid-table team West Ham. (Apr 16)

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IPL 2014
IPL 7: Team Analysis, Strengths, Weaknesses and Key Players of All Eight Franchises

By IBTimes IN

The wait is now over. Well, almost. The players are raring to take centre stage brushing aside all the distractions off field. With one day to go and so much talk about the all the glitz and glamour in the tournament, the IPL is all set to reveal its core content. (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: CRICKET

Gold Near Two-week High as Ukraine Tensions Boost Safe-haven Bids
Gold Holds near Three-week High on Ukraine Tensions

By Reuters

Gold was trading near its highest in three weeks on Tuesday as heightened tensions between the West and Russia over Ukraine lifted the metal's safe-haven appeal. (Apr 15)

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Gold Slips Ahead of U.S. Jobs Data; on Track for Third Weekly Loss
Gold at Three-week High on Ukraine Tensions

By Reuters

Gold jumped to a three-week high on Monday as mounting geopolitical tensions in Ukraine curbed investor appetite for risk, sending equities lower and boosting bullion's safe-haven appeal. (Apr 14)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, RUSSIA, UKRAINE