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  • South Africa include Rantie in squad
    South Africa include injured Bournemouth striker Tokelo Rantie in their provisional Africa Cup of Nations squad.
    BBC News.  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:57:59 GMT.
  • South Africa Sees Record Year for Rhino Poaching in 2014
    South African conservationists and environmental officials went into 2014 optimistic about their fight against rhino poachers. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:18:43 -0500.
  • Ghana Prepares for Nuclear Energy Program
    Ghana is set to become the second country in Africa to introduce nuclear energy after South Africa. This follows the International Atomic Energy Agency approval of Ghana’s application after decades of negotiation. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:19:57 -0500.
  • S.Africa says to launch nuclear power tender process
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa, which is scrambling to keep the lights on as demand for electricity threatens to outstrip supply, will launch a tender process to build new nuclear power plants, the presidency said on Wednesday. ...
    Yahoo.  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:59:16 -0500.
  • Africa: African Press Review 15 December 2014
    [RFI]Police investigate the origin of an Improvised Explosive Device that was found on the roadside in a suburb of Nairobi. South Africa dodges a downgrade from the international ratings agency Fitch
    All Africa.  Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:23:24 GMT.
  • South Africa joy at Miss World win
    South Africans, including President Zuma, celebrate Rolene Strauss's crowning as Miss World 2014, becoming the third South African to win the title.
    BBC News.  Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:33:15 GMT.
  • Miss South Africa crowned Miss World
    Miss South Africa, 22-year-old Rolene Strauss, was crowned Miss World 2014 at the contest's glitzy final in London on Sunday, with an estimated billion viewers watching on television around the globe.
    Hurriyet.  Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:50:00 +0200.
  • Rangers Kill Three Poachers in South Africa
    The killings happened in Kruger National Park, where two-thirds of the nation’s poaching deaths of rhinos occurred this year, according to government figures.
    By The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 13Dec 2014 18:20:47 GMT.
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  • South African Prosecutors Start Push to Appeal Pistorius’s Sentence
    Judge Thokozile Matilda Masipa, who conducted the Pistorius trial, listened to the arguments for and against an appeal and said she would respond Wednesday.
    By Alan Cowell.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 09 Dec 2014 10:12:50 GMT.
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  • UTC Founder Ayabatwa: The East African Court of Justice Rules it Does not Have Jurisdiction Over UTC
    JOHANNESBURG, Dec. 8, 2014 -- Rwanda has announced it won the case in which UTC sought to recover illegally-seized USD20 million shopping mall. Rwanda did not win the case. ...
    PR Newswire.  Mon, 08 Dec 2014 01:00:00 EST.
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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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