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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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File photo of Air Canada's Boeing 787 Dreamliner landing at Pearson International Airport in Toronto
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By IBTimes AU

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By IBTimes AU

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By IBTimes AU

Oprah Winfrey makes a bucket list that includes going truffle hunting in October. (Sep 24)

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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano addresses a news conference during a board of governors meeting at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna September 15, 2014. The U.N. nuclear watchdog sought to put pressure on Iran on Mond
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By IBTimes AU

Russia will be supplying South Africa eight nuclear power plants by 2030. (Sep 23)

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Health workers remove the body of Prince Nyentee, a 29-year-old man whom local residents said died of Ebola virus in Monrovia September 11, 2014.
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By IBTimes AU

A Perth woman who came from a conference in Western Africa is being observed for Ebola symptoms (Sep 23)

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By IBTimes AU

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