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  • Africa: How GMOs Are Infiltrating Africa
    [IPS]Johannesburg -The most persistent myth about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is that they are necessary to feed a growing global population.
    All Africa.  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 12:06:50 GMT.
  • South Africa and Mali prepare for final
    South Africa and Mali prepare to square off for the African Under-17 Championship title when they meet in the final on Sunday.
    BBC News.  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:15:41 GMT.
  • Snatched baby found after 17 years
    A South African girl has been found 17 years after she was stolen from her mother shortly after being born in a Cape Town hospital.
    BBC News.  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:21:02 GMT.
  • Foreign trader burned in S.Africa petrol bomb attack
    A foreign shopkeeper was badly burned in a petrol bomb attack in South Africa's Soweto township, police said Friday, in the latest outbreak of xenophobic violence which has killed at least six people. ...
    Yahoo.  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:51:43 -0500.
  • AU Aware of Chairperson Assassination Plot in Leaked Cables
    The African Union said Thursday it is aware of a leaked South African intelligence report about a 2012 plot to assassinate AU Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 04:31:17 -0500.
  • Mining And The Future Of African Prosperity
    Last week I attended the Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa, as both a presenter and a student seeking opportunities. ...
    By Frank Holmes.  Forbes.  Fri, 20 Feb 2015 23:24:00 GMT.
  • South Africa Air Transport and Airport Ground Handling Services
    NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2015 -- This report focuses on the civil aviation industry in South Africa, within the broader context of intra-African and international air transportation. ...
    PR Newswire.  Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:51:00 EST.
  • Letter From Africa: South Africa Exhumes Chaos of a Bygone Era
    Did a recent political battle over a promise to provide sufficient energy to the masses show that South Africa had nudged bigger issues aside? Not quite.
    By Alan Cowell.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 19 Feb 2015 15:28:17 GMT.
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  • South Africa ‘Broken’ After Parliament Fracas, Politicians, Observers Say
    In the space of four short hours last week, South Africans witnessed their stable 20-year old democracy unravel amid scenes of chaos and violence in Parliament. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 18 Feb 2015 04:42:35 -0500.
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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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