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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.

Articles About South Africa

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By IBTimes AU

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Veteran Actor And Radio Star Bill Kerr Dies At 92

By IBTimes AU

Legendary actor Bill Kerr passed away. (Aug 31)

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Actors Sean Penn and Charlize Theron attend the French fashion house Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 fashion show by Belgian designer Raf Simons in Paris
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By IBTimes AU

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Michael Clarke shaking hands with Graeme Smith
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By IBTimes AU

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MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, INDIA, ZIMBABWE, CRICKET

2015 Ford Mustang: Right-Hand Drive Pony Car To Be Available In Australia Next Year

By IBTimes AU

America's iconic muscle car Ford Mustang will be available in Australia next year, and it will be in a right-hand drive configuration, right off the factory floor. This will be a first - officially - since numerous 'Stang enthusiasts have ... (Aug 22)

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By IBTimes AU

Spreading like wildfire, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is the latest craze in America with Hollywood celebrities taking part to raise money for the said disease by pouring a freezing cold bucket of water over their heads before nominating other people to get involved. Now trending in UK. (Aug 20)

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Germany's Miroslav Klose kicks the ball between Argentina's Ezequiel Garay (L) and Martin Demichelis (R)
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By IBTimes AU

Fresh from conquering Brazil and the 2014 World Cup, Miroslav Klose of Germany is retiring from national team duties, a move that was expected and respected by his peers. (Aug 13)

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Former Spice Girls singer Victoria Beckham attends the world premier of the film ''The Class of 92'' in London December 1, 2013.
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By IBTimes AU

Victoria Beckham Sells Wardrobe for HIV Charity But Celebrity Promotions of Charities is Mostly Ineffective Says a Latest Study. (Aug 12)

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By IBTimes AU

Find out more about these massive sea creatures that have scared and fascinated people for ages. (Aug 12)

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Instagram Answer to Snapchat in Australia

By IBTimes AU

Instagram is launching now photo sharing App called Bolt which has some very noticeable striking resemblance to Snapchat. (Aug 10)

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