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South Africa: Republic in the southernmost part of Africa
South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans; to the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; and to the east and northeast by Mozambique and Eswatini (Swaziland); and it surrounds the enclaved country of Lesotho. South Africa is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 25th-largest country in the world by land area and, with over 57 million people, is the world's 24th-most populous nation. It is the southernmost country on the mainland of the Old World or the Eastern Hemisphere. About 80 percent of South Africans are of Bantu ancestry, divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different African languages, nine of which have official status. The remaining population consists of Africa's largest communities of European, Asian (Indian), and multiracial (Coloured) ancestry.

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Mozambique ex-finance minister should be extradited to U.S.: embassy

Washington urged South Africa on Wednesday to extradite Mozambique's former finance minister Manuel Chang to the United States to face charges related to a $2 billion debt scandal, after it was decided..
Reuters - Published

South Africa's newly-elected Ramaphosa promises to work for all

South African lawmakers elected Cyril Ramaphosa president on Wednesday, and he promised to create jobs and work for the interests of all citizens, not just members of the majority African National..
Reuters - Published

Videos for South Africa

South Africa: Zuma lawyers challenge corruption charges [Video]South Africa: Zuma lawyers challenge corruption charges

Legal representatives for scandal-plagued former President Jacob Zuma argue he is a victim of 'mob justice'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:45Published

Ghana striker Gyan calls time on international career [Video]Ghana striker Gyan calls time on international career

Asamoah Gyan, Ghana's leading goal scorer, announces the end of his international career.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:58Published

Former South African president Zuma due in court for corruption [Video]Former South African president Zuma due in court for corruption

Facing multiple corruption charges, Zuma to appear in court again but says charges are politically motivated.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:40Published

Blast injures South African tourists in Egypt [Video]Blast injures South African tourists in Egypt

Twelve people, mostly South African tourists, have been injured in an explosion targeting a bus that was heading for Egypt's Giza pyramids. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

Arnold Schwarzenegger Not Pressing Charges [Video]Arnold Schwarzenegger Not Pressing Charges

Arnold Schwarzenegger will not take action against the man who attacked him while taking selfies with fans during an Arnold Sports event in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Blast Hits Tourists Visiting Egypt's Pyramids [Video]Blast Hits Tourists Visiting Egypt's Pyramids

REuters reports An explosion targeting a tourist bus injured at least 12 people on Sunday, mostly South African tourists, near a new museum being built close to the Giza pyramids in Egypt. A security..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

Blast Injures Tourists Near Giza Pyramids [Video]Blast Injures Tourists Near Giza Pyramids

According to CNN, at least 14 people were injured in an explosion that targeted a tourist bus carrying 25 South African citizens. Mona Zeidan, an eyewitness told CNN that "The bus was hit but it didn't..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Blast Injures 12 Near Egypt's Giza Pyramids [Video]Blast Injures 12 Near Egypt's Giza Pyramids

According to a report by Reuters, on Sunday, an explosion targeting a tourist bus injured at least 12 people near a new museum being built close to the Giza pyramids in Egypt. Security sources said..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Poisoning Rhino horns to save species in South Africa [Video]Poisoning Rhino horns to save species in South Africa

Rhino Rescue Project has infused 700 horns with the toxins and has since lost only 2 rhinos to poachers.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:06Published

KFC Says Free Food Scam In South Africa Is A Rumor [Video]KFC Says Free Food Scam In South Africa Is A Rumor

Business Insider reports that a rumor which started online and has since gone viral is at the heart of the KFC free food scam. KFC South Africa has discredited reports that a student was arrested after..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Lloyd, Ellis feeling good after win in World Cup warm-up [Video]Lloyd, Ellis feeling good after win in World Cup warm-up

Captain Carli Lloyd and head coach Jill Ellis feeling good after 3-0 win over South Africa in warm-up match for next month's Women's World Cup

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:29Published

South Africa's ANC wins re-election with reduced majority [Video]South Africa's ANC wins re-election with reduced majority

ANC remains in power with 57.5 percent of vote, but the outcome is its worst-ever showing at the polls.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:43Published

South Africa's ANC wins majority in parliamentary election [Video]South Africa's ANC wins majority in parliamentary election

The ruling African National Congress (ANC) party won the majority of parliamentary seats with a 57.5% share in this week's South African vote, the electoral commission said on Saturday. Edward Baran..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

South Africa's Ramaphosa Targets Reforms After Election Win [Video]South Africa's Ramaphosa Targets Reforms After Election Win

According to Reuters, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa led the African National Congress to victory in Wednesday’s election, but a drop in its share of the vote underlines the challenge he may..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

ANC South African Election Results [Video]ANC South African Election Results

According to Reuters.com, "The African National Congress retained control of South Africa’s parliament but its share of the vote fell, a rebuke from voters fed up with corruption scandals and racial..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

South Africa's ANC party set to win national vote [Video]South Africa's ANC party set to win national vote

President Cyril Ramaphosa's ruling African National Congress party looks set to win amid claims of voting irregularities.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:40Published

Warren Gatland to lead the Lions for a record third time [Video]Warren Gatland to lead the Lions for a record third time

Warren Gatland has agreed to become head coach of the British and Irish Lions for the tour to South Africa in 2021, Press Association Sport understands. The Lions have moved swiftly to secure Gatland..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:41Published

ANC Leads In Election, But Support For Nelson Mandela's Party Is Weaker Than Ever [Video]ANC Leads In Election, But Support For Nelson Mandela's Party Is Weaker Than Ever

Partial results showed the African National Congress (ANC) strolled toward victory in South Africa’s election on Friday. However, Reuters reports the party is on course for its worst performance in a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

South African vote count begins, amid calls for change [Video]South African vote count begins, amid calls for change

On the streets of Johannesburg, voters told Reuters about their hopes for change from South Africa's sixth election since the end of apartheid. Sisipho Skweyiya reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

Maltreated lions rescued from Albanian zoo head to Dutch sanctuary [Video]Maltreated lions rescued from Albanian zoo head to Dutch sanctuary

Zhaku, Lenci and Bobby, three lions whose miserable plight in a private Albanian zoo stirred uproar and led the Albanian government to order their rescue, began their journey to a Dutch big cat centre..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

South Africa elections: ANC faces tough electoral test [Video]South Africa elections: ANC faces tough electoral test

The ANC is competing against 47 other parties to win the election, the highest number ever.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:50Published

South Africans go to the polls amid anger over corruption and inequality [Video]South Africans go to the polls amid anger over corruption and inequality

South Africa is holding parliamentary and provincial elections, with the ruling African National Congress facing a backlash over corruption and racial inequality.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:35Published

South Africa votes as ruling ANC to reverse sliding support [Video]South Africa votes as ruling ANC to reverse sliding support

More than 26 million South Africans registered to cast their ballot in the polls, expected to be won by ruling ANC.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:44Published

South Africa's ruling ANC faces toughest election [Video]South Africa's ruling ANC faces toughest election

The African National Congress faces its toughest electoral test on Wednesday, seeking to reverse a slide in support from voters frustrated by rampant graft and racial inequalities a generation after it..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:58Published

 

South African lawmakers elect Ramaphosa as state president

South African lawmakers on Wednesday elected Cyril Ramaphosa as state president in the first sitting of parliament since the ruling African National Congress won a majority of parliamentary seats in an..
Reuters - Published

South Africa swears in new parliament, excludes deputy president

South Africa began swearing in its newly elected parliament on Wednesday, excluding President Cyril Ramaphosa's influential deputy David Mabuza, who put off taking up his seat to address accusations he..
Reuters - Published

South African deputy president will not be sworn-in as MP today

South Africa's deputy president, David Mabuza, will not be sworn in as a lawmaker on Wednesday after requesting a postponement to address allegations he brought the ruling African National Congress..
Reuters - Published

South Africa minister says Mozambique ex-finance minister to be extradited home

Mozambique's former finance minister Manuel Chang will be extradited to his home country where he is wanted on charges related to a $2 billion debt scandal, South Africa's Justice Minister Michael..
Reuters - Published

Lawyers for South Africa's Zuma tell court he is being treated unfairly

Jacob Zuma's lawyers argued on Monday that the former South African president had been treated unfairly by prosecutors in his bid to have revived corruption charges set aside because he is unpopular in..
Reuters - Published

Blast injures South African tourists near Egypt's Giza pyramids

An explosion targeting a tourist bus injured at least 12 people on Sunday, mostly South African tourists, near a new museum being built close to the Giza pyramids in Egypt, two security sources said.
Reuters - Published

Close race in Boothby in SA election count

The seat of Boothby remains the only SA seat that is still undecided after Saturday's federal election.
SBS - Published

Medicare, pathway to Asia and fighting apartheid: How Bob Hawke’s government changed Australia

Bob Hawke said his work to end apartheid in South Africa was one of his proudest achievements. SBS News takes a look back at Australia's longest serving Labor prime minister and his legacy.
SBS - Published

Small plane crashes in Dubai killing three Britons, one South African: statement

A small plane crashed south of Dubai airport killing three Britons and one South African, the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority said in a statement on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

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