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  • Ford faces renewed U.S. lawsuit over apartheid-era abuses
    Ford and IBM will again have to face a federal lawsuit claiming they encouraged race-based human rights abuses decades ago in apartheid-era South Africa, despite a series of recent court decisions limiting the right to pursue such cases.  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:58:45 EST.  Subscription required.
  • Africa: Mugabe, Mbeki Meeting Raises Eyebrows
    [SW Radio]A meeting between Robert Mugabe and former South African President Thabo Mbeki in Harare this week has raised eyebrows, with questions being asked about the purpose of his visit.
    All Africa.  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:32:05 GMT.
  • Kaizer Chiefs to name weakened side
    South Africa's Kaizer Chiefs will use a weakened side for their Confederation Cup tie against Ivorian club Asec Mimosas.
    BBC News.  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:22:15 GMT.
  • VIDEO: Pistorius trial day 24 - in 60 secs
    Forensic tests carried out by an expert for Oscar Pistorius' murder trial have been rigorously challenged by the state prosecutor in South Africa.
    BBC News.  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:33:53 GMT.
  • South African Airways Launches Airbus A330-200 Aircraft on Washington, DC - Dakar - Johannesburg Route
    South African Airways (SAA) will introduce the modern, state-of-the-art Airbus A330-200 aircraft on its daily flights between Washington, DC-Dulles Airport and Johannesburg, South Africa via Dakar, Senegal, effective September 1, 2014.
    Travel Industry Wire.  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:39:08 EST.
  • Moh Dediouf, Eyrkah Badu Wow Cape Town Jazz Festival
    Among the more than 30,000 jazz enthusiasts who filled Cape Town’s International Conference Centre for two nights of live music from around the world, South Africa’s minister of arts and culture was one of the most enthusiastic. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:41:58 -0400.
  • Turkish banks ‘most fragile’ against Fed
    Turkish and South African banks have been named as the most vulnerable systems regarding the U.S. Central Bank’s bond purchase tapering by the international rating agency Standard & Poor’s
    Hurriyet.  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 +0200.
  • Emerging Markets: Separating The Sheep And The Goats
    Who will volunteer to help Brazil, India, Indonesia, South Africa, Argentina and Turkey? Not I, say the Fed and China.
    By A. Gary Shilling.  Forbes.  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:30:00 GMT.
  • Pistorius Continues Testimony in Murder Trial
    South African runner Oscar Pistorius is testifying again in his trial over the killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, at his Pretoria home last year. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 03:48:33 -0400.
  • Everything Seems to Succeed in Mauritius!
    PORT-LOUIS, Mauritius, April 10, 2014 -- Mauritius is fast turning into an extremely attractive destination for expats from various parts of the world namely France, South Africa, England, Benelux and African countries. ...
    PR Newswire.  Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:22:00 EDT.
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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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