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  • A new face for Africa's men
    BBC man embraces South Africa's male beauty revolution.
    BBC News.  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:40:13 GMT.
  • VIDEO: A new face for Africa's men
    The male grooming and beauty industry is booming in South Africa, with products now targeting a new audience - black men, as the BBC's Milton Nkosi reports.
    BBC News.  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:20:44 GMT.
  • South Africa Ready to Deal with Ebola
    JOHANNESBURG, Nov. 25, 2014 -- Brand South Africa and the Department of Communications yesterday convened a high level discussion with stakeholders on how the country is responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. ...
    PR Newswire.  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:47:00 EST.
  • DealBook: Steinhoff International to Buy Pepkor of South Africa for $5.7 Billion
    The deal to acquire the operator of Pep, the largest retailer in Africa, is expected to expand Steinhoff’s footprint, particularly in the discount retail space.
    By Chad Bray.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:37:21 GMT.
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  • Johnson Matthey: Platinum, Supply Deficits Topping 1 Million Ounces In 2014
    (Kitco News) - Platinum and palladium will both post annual supply deficits of more than 1 million ounces in 2014 largely due to a five-month strike in South Africa, but also improving auto-catalyst demand, Johnson Matthey reported Monday.
    By Kitco News.  Forbes.  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:00:00 GMT.
  • Africa: Africa's Biggest Solar Plant Opens
    [SA Info]The new 96 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic solar power project in South Africa's Northern Cape province is now online and will help the country meet its critical electricity needs.
    All Africa.  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:05:35 GMT.
  • Young Entrepreneur Creates Watches Made of Bamboo
    The success of Amy de Castro’s venture illustrates the opportunities available to the watch business in South Africa, and the challenges it faces.
    By Nazanin Lankarani.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:09:51 GMT.
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  • 'Star-gazing' shrimp discovered in South Africa
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A tiny shrimp equipped with large, candy-striped eyes to ward off predators has been discovered in South African waters, the University of Cape Town said on Friday. ...
    Yahoo.  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:00:33 -0500.
  • 'Horrific' record 1,020 rhino killed in South Africa
    A record 1,020 rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year, the government said Nov. 20, scuppering multiple efforts by authorities to curb the slaughter of the endangered species.
    Hurriyet.  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:48:00 +0200.
  • Tsvangirai: SA aided subversion of Zim democratic process
    MDC-T's Morgan Tsvangirai has chastised the South African government for sweeping the Khampepe report under the carpet.
    Mail & Guardian.  Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:31:00 +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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