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  • Africa: South Africa - in Africa? or Not?
    [AfricaFocus]Editor's Note
    All Africa.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:26:21 GMT.
  • S Africa move venue to honour Meyiwa
    South Africa to honour former goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa by playing their next Nations Cup tie in his hometown Durban.
    BBC News.  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:24:29 GMT.
  • Top S.African court orders probe into Zimbabwe torture
    South Africa's highest court on Thursday ruled that the country's police have a duty to investigate Zimbabwean officials accused of torturing opposition supporters seven years ago. ...
    Yahoo.  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:02:18 -0400.
  • Music Review: ‘A Distant Drum’ Recalls the Life of Nathaniel Nakasa
    “A Distant Drum” depicted the life of the South African journalist Nathaniel Nakasa, who came to the United States on a Harvard fellowship in 1965.
    By Jon Pareles.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:04:07 GMT.
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  • Anni Dewani final moments shown
    Footage showing Shrien Dewani and his wife Anni shortly before she was murdered is shown in court in South Africa.
    BBC News.  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:38:35 GMT.
  • T Magazine: Going Dutch in Cape Town
    Chic organic farms, cowsheds serving fresh-picked herbs and tables made from old electric cable spools. Move over, Brooklyn: the South African city’s artisanal charms are enough to make any New Yorker fall in love.
    By John Gasson.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:01:11 GMT.
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  • South African Billionaire Patrice Motsepe Donates $1 Million To Fight Against Ebola
    South Africa’s first black billionaire, Patrice Motsepe, has donated $1 million to the Ebola Fund in the Republic of Guinea to aid the West African country in its fight against the spread of the Ebola virus.
    By Mfonobong Nsehe.  Forbes.  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:30:00 GMT.
  • Sabre and South African Airways sign new multi-year technology agreement
    JOHANNESBURG, Oct. 27, 2014 -- Sabre Corporation and South African Airways have signed a new multi-year agreement to make the carrier's airfares and inventory available in the Sabre global distribution system. ...
    PR Newswire.  Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:56:00 EDT.
  • South African Prosecutors to Appeal Pistorius Sentence
    South African prosecutors will appeal the conviction of culpable homicide and the five-year prison term given to Oscar Pistorius for the shooting death of his girlfriend. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:46:32 -0400.
  • South Africa captain Meyiwa shot dead say police
    South Africa captain Senzo Meyiwa has died after being shot on Oct. 26 following a dispute with two men, South African police said.
    Hurriyet.  Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:42:00 +0200.
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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.

For more news and information about South Africa, visit the official South African government website.

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