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  • Johannesburg: A Model Of Urban Renewal For The World
    The Braamfontein district was once the corporate heart of Johannesburg. Then, in late 1980’s, businesses started moving out of the neighborhood, initiating two decades of decay.
    By Ibm Smarter Planet Contributor.  Forbes.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:24:00 GMT.
  • Generates $168,000,000 of Tourism Spend in South Africa
    CAPE TOWN, South Africa, March 27, 2015 -- (Where Are You Now), the world's largest travel and lifestyle community with 23 million travellers revealed today the extent of its partnership with South Africa Tourism. ...
    PR Newswire.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:27:00 EDT.
  • Op-Ed Contributor: South Africa’s Odious Monument to Cecil John Rhodes
    University of Cape Town students are right to demand the removal of a statue honoring colonialism’s great exemplar.
    Eusebius Mckaiser.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:50:18 GMT.
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  • Africa: Square Kilometre Array Partner Countries Meet
    [] Ministers from African member countries of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) mega project met in Pretoria on Wednesday to discuss future cooperation in radio astronomy.
    All Africa.  Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:31:38 GMT.
  • VIDEO: Welcoming cyclists in Johannesburg
    Pitching the cycle against the car as Johannesburg tries to encourage commuters to switch from driving to cycling.
    BBC News.  Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:45:20 GMT.
  • The divisive South African statue
    Statue is symbolic target at South African university.
    BBC News.  Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:31:40 GMT.
  • Who's saying what about New Zealand v South Africa
    Auckland (AFP) - Who's saying what on Twitter about Tuesday's World Cup semi-final between New Zealand and South Africa at Eden Park:
    Yahoo.  Tue, 24 Mar 2015 03:47:22 -0400.
  • Cricket: Fresh Face Is Guaranteed for Cricket World Cup Final
    New Zealand and South Africa, which have never advanced to the championship game before, will face off Tuesday in the semifinals.
    Huw Richards.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 23 Mar 2015 10:47:51 GMT.
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  • Tunisia vows 'war against terrorism' after museum attack
    Nineteen people were killed in the attack, 17 were tourists, including a South African. The condition of the South African is not yet known.
    Mail & Guardian.  Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:23:00 +0200.
  • Zambia President to Return Home after Medical Procedure
    Zambia’s president, Edgar Lungu, plans to return home on Sunday following his discharged from a hospital after undergoing a successful “medical procedure” in neighboring South Africa, according to spokesman Amos Chanda. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 14 Mar 2015 09:36:01 -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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