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  • Africa: Exclusive Sport - Kenya, SA Fly Africa's Flag At C'wealth
    [CAJ News]Johannesburg -MOST African nations have found the going tough at the ongoing 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games with medals proving hard to come by.
    All Africa.  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:31:52 GMT.
  • Memo From South Africa: Honoring a Filmmaker in the Shadow of Apartheid
    Although he did not oppose apartheid, Tonie van der Merwe created movies exclusively for blacks, launching the careers of many actors and technicians in the ’70s and ’80s.
    By Norimitsu Onishi.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:43:20 GMT.
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  • Suntech Establishes Subsidiary to Serve South African Market
    JOHANNESBURG, July 29, 2014 -- Wuxi Suntech, one of the world's largest manufacturers of PV modules, is expanding its footprint in Africa by establishing a subsidiary company in South Africa. ...
    PR Newswire.  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:08:00 EDT.
  • S.Africa's jobless rate climbs to six-year high
    South Africa's unemployment rate rose to its highest point in six years in the second quarter, with more than five million people out of work, official data showed on Tuesday. ...
    Yahoo.  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:43:24 -0400.
  • Miners' strike ends in South Africa
    A four-week strike in South Africa's steel and engineering industries has come to an end after the country's biggest trade union sealed a deal with employers.
    BBC News.  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:01:30 GMT.
  • GM, Toyota plan to resume production in South Africa
    GM and Toyota plan to resume production on Tuesday in South Africa and the nation's largest union agreed to end a four-week strike in the metals sector after accepting a wage increase offer from employers.  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:07:23 EST.  Subscription required.
  • South Africa shock NZ to win gold
    South Africa shock New Zealand in the final of the rugby sevens to end the All Blacks' unbeaten Commonwealth Games record.
    BBC News.  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:01:17 GMT.
  • South African Billionaire Patrice Motsepe Pays $1 Million For Picasso Drawing
    South African mining tycoon Patrice Motsepe paid $1 million for a Picasso drawing during a charity gala in France on Wednesday.
    By Mfonobong Nsehe.  Forbes.  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:45:00 GMT.
  • Johannesburg Restaurateur Creates Sushi for African Palate
    Silver blades of high-tensile carbon steel flash inside the kitchen of the inner city restaurant known as The Blackanese. Sushi chef Themba Khumalo sharpens the blades, saying he feels naked without his treasured Japanese knives. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:13:15 -0400.
  • S. Africa Launches Campaign Against US Cuba Sanctions
    South Africa's ruling African National Congress has launched the Cuban Solidarity Campaign - pledging to work against long-standing US sanctions against the communist island nation. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:35:01 -0400.
South Africa map, showing Pretoria, the South African capital, and other South African cities

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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