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  • South Africa's Singita Lebombo Reopens With A Fresh New Look
    South Africa's popular Singita Lebombo safari lodge has just emerged from a renovation that freshened the look and added more features for guests.
    By Laurie Werner.  Forbes.  Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:16:00 GMT.
  • 33 rescued lions flown from Peru to S. Africa
    More than 30 lions rescued from abuse in Peruvian and Colombian circuses were flown Friday to South Africa, in what campaigners called the largest-ever airlift of big cats. ...
    Yahoo.  Sat, 30 Apr 2016 12:00:03 -0400.
  • Rescue Operation Brings Circus Lions from Peru to S. Africa
    An animal rights group rescued more than 30 lions from abuse at circuses in Peru and Colombia and flew the animals to South Africa Friday in what it called the largest-ever airlift of lions. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:57:27 -0400.
  • Alcohol Fuels High Death Toll on South African Roads
    It’s a scene repeated in bars across South Africa every day and night: A man saunters into the establishment, tosses his car keys on the counter and starts drinking an alcoholic beverage. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 30 Apr 2016 06:00:59 -0400.
  • VIDEO: Lions airlifted to South Africa
    Dozens of lions, rescued from circuses, are being airlifted from Colombia and Peru to South Africa.
    BBC News.  Sat, 30 Apr 2016 01:06:33 GMT.
  • Lives: Hunger Games in South Africa
    Raising eyebrows in Durban with the mention of a traditional dish.
    Zp Dala.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:54:01 GMT.
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  • SA corruption case blow for Zuma
    South Africa's High Court opens the way for 783 corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma to be reinstated after ruling it was "irrational" to drop them.
    BBC News.  Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:27:36 GMT.
  • Reports: The Largest Lion Airlift
    LIMPOPO, South Africa, April 29, 2016 -- Thirty-three lions have been rescued in a surprise circus raid and are being airlifted to a sanctuary in Africa. ...
    PR Newswire.  Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:00:00 EDT.
  • Africa: War On Corruption - Lesson From Tanzania, South Africa
    [Daily News] Some African countries have failed to fight corruption because their leaders have themselves been caught on the web, recent developments on the continent suggest. Only fraction of these, seriously engaged in war against corruption.
    All Africa.  Thu, 28 Apr 2016 06:21:10 GMT.
  • South Africa Bars Four Sports Federations From Bidding for Events
    The country’s sports minister said the four sports, including rugby and cricket, had fallen short of agreed-upon diversity targets.
    The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 25 Apr 2016 21:29:21 GMT.
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Facts About South Africa

The Republic of South Africa, located in southern Africa, is governed by a President and a bicameral Parliament.  South Africa's capital city is Pretoria, and its national currency is the Rand. 

In 2007, the nation's estimated population was 43,998,000, and the primary languages used by South Africans are Afrikaans and English.

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