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  • Africa: African Press Review 30 July 2015
    [RFI] Is South Africa's economy booming? And Nigeria forms military alliance against Boko Haram with regional allies.
    All Africa.  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:50:47 GMT.
  • Lumkani sniffs out fires before they start
    Startup Lumkani is on a mission to end the rapid spread of fires in South Africa -- and beyond.
    Megan Wollerton.  CNET.  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:02:32 GMT.
  • Pietersen hails 'father figure' Rice
    Kevin Pietersen pays tribute to his mentor Clive Rice after the ex-South Africa all-rounder dies aged 66.
    BBC News.  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:18:04 GMT.
  • South Africa companies 'unpatriotic'
    South Africa's governing party accuses the private sector of being "unpatriotic" following an announcement that mining companies will cut thousands of jobs.
    BBC News.  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:10:25 GMT.
  • US appeals court rejects apartheid cases against Ford, IBM
    Victims of apartheid in South Africa cannot sue IBM Corp. and Ford Motor Co. in New York because they cannot show that the companies' alleged offending behavior occurred in the United States, a federal appeals court said on July 27.
    Hurriyet.  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:15:00 +0200.
  • Ford wins court appeal over apartheid claims
    Victims of apartheid in South Africa cannot pursue lawsuits seeking to hold Ford liable for conducting business that helped perpetuate the practice decades ago, a federal appeals court ruled today.  Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:05:33 EST.  Subscription required.
  • In Africa's 'cradle,' an old fossil site yields new finds
    By Ed Stoddard KROMDRAAI, South Africa (Reuters) - Crouched in a shallow square grid dug into the red African earth, American graduate student Sarah Edlund uses a hand brush to scrape soil into a dustpan. ...
    Yahoo.  Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:47:08 -0400.
  • All Blacks Have Tough Choice at Key Flyhalf Spot
    New Zealand coach has a surfeit of riches at the flyhalf position. Lima Sopoaga filled the role well in his first test, sparking a 27-20 victory over South Africa.
    Emma Stoney.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 26 Jul 2015 10:53:17 GMT.
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  • The Saturday Profile: First Black Leader of South Africa’s Opposition Seeks to Unseat the A.N.C.
    Mmusi Maimane, the new head of the Democratic Alliance, is trying to draw middle-class blacks away from the African National Congress and keep his party’s core supporters, who are white.
    Norimitsu Onishi.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:01:11 GMT.
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  • Rock Climbers Boost Economy of South Africa's Cederberg Mountains
    About a three-hour drive north of Cape Town, South Africa, there is an area called Cederberg Mountain which is known mostly for its production of Rooibos tea. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:49:00 -0400.
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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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