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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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George R.R. Martin, author of the "Song of Ice and Fire" fantasy series
‘Winds of Winter’ Release Date Delay Blamed On ‘Trips’ And ‘Interviews’

By IBTimes AU

“Winds of Winter” is the long awaited sixth novel by George R. R. Martin from “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series. (3:12 pm)

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An Air New Zealand Plane Flies Over Houses In Mount Victoria
New Zealand Named The Best Place For Raising Children

By IBTimes AU

The HSBC Expat Explorer Survey has revealed New Zealand as the best place to raise children. Expats rated the country for improved child safety, health and well-being. (2:03 pm)

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Singapore Merlion
Lonely Planet Lists Top Ten Countries To Visit in 2015

By IBTimes AU

Lonely Planet has released its annual Best In Travel list of 2015. (Oct 23)

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Oscar Pistorius During The Trial
Oscar Pistorius' Five Year Sentence May Be Cut Short

By IBTimes AU

Oscar Pistorius begins his five-year sentence at Kgosi Mampuru II prison in Pretoria for culpable manslaughter of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. experts are weighing in on the possible actual years that the Paralympics star might actually serve in a walled institution. (Oct 22)

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A sculptor walks past sculptures based on characters from Disney movies
Australia Amends Film Co-production Rules To Attract Big Ventures

By IBTimes AU

Australia needs to optimise its strengths in international film projects. (Oct 22)

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Oscar Pistorius At the North Gauteng High Court
Oscar Pistorius Faces Sentence on Reeva Steenkamp’s Death

By IBTimes AU

Decorated Paralympics medalist Oscar Pistorius is set to receive his sentence after being found guilty on culpable manslaughter when she fired a weapon on deceased girlfriend and model Reeva Steenkamp, allegedly mistaking her for an intruder that fateful night of February 14, 2013. (Oct 21)

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A person plays a video game at a Sony Playstation
PS4 Updates: PS Plus Price Increases As New Games And An Official eSports Platform Debut

By IBTimes AU

Prices of the PS Plus will increase in some areas as a new eSports service has been announced for the PS4 platform. (Oct 16)

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Roger Federer of Switzerland poses with the trophy after winning the men's singles final match against Gilles Simon of France at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai October 12, 2014. Federer claimed one of the few titles to have previo
Roger Federer And Stanislas Wawrinka To Play In An Exhibition Match

By IBTimes AU

Roger Federer will play against Stanislas Wawrinka not for title or prize money. (Oct 13)

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Jeremy Renner (L), Cobie Smulders And Samuel L. Jackson During The 2014 Comic-Con International Convention In San Diego
'Avengers: Age of Ultron': Black Panther May Feature In The Film, Avengers May Reach Wakanda In Search Of Vibranium

By IBTimes AU

'Avengers 2' may feature Black Panther. A possible scene in the movie suggests Avengers going in search of vibranium metal for Captain America's suit. (Oct 13)

Khloe, Kourtney And Kim Kardashian Arrive At The 2014 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party In West Hollywood
'Kourtney And Khloe Take The Hamptons' Premiere Date Announced

By IBTimes AU

Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian spend their summer in The Hamptons and the vacation gives birth to their latest spin-off series which is set to premiere on Nov. 2. (Oct 13)

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