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  • Africa: Does Nigeria's Kaduna State Have More Gold Than South Africa?
    [Africa Check] The governor of Kaduna state in Nigeria, Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, told potential investors that the state has "all the data" to prove that it has more gold than South Africa. Where is it? Africa Check went looking.
    All Africa.  Tue, 24 May 2016 09:50:08 GMT.
  • South Africa, One Nation United by the Grill
    They call it braai, an outdoor cooking ritual with many rules but no limits.
    Julia Moskin.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 23 May 2016 18:35:19 GMT.
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  • SA prosecutor to challenge Zuma ruling
    South Africa's prosecuting authority says it will appeal against a High Court ruling that it should reconsider corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma.
    BBC News.  Mon, 23 May 2016 10:48:18 GMT.
  • Japan cash machines hit by $12.7m theft
    Cash worth 1.4bn yen ($13m; £8.8m) is taken from cash machines in Japan using credit cards made with stolen South African bank data.
    BBC News.  Mon, 23 May 2016 09:36:10 GMT.
  • S. African prosecutors to appeal ruling on Zuma graft charges
    South African state prosecutors said Monday they would appeal against a court ruling that President Jacob Zuma should face almost 800 corruption charges, setting up a legal battle that could threaten his hold on power. ...
    Yahoo.  Mon, 23 May 2016 05:07:07 -0400.
  • South Africa's prosecution to challenge Zuma corruption ruling
    South Africa's prosecution, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), said on Monday it will appeal against a High Court ruling that corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma should be reinstated.
    Xinhua.  2016-05-23.
  • Will South Africa Ever Rise Above Race?
    Going by social media alone, one might think a race war is erupting anew in South Africa. A slew of racist incidents in recent months has captivated the Rainbow Nation, more than 20 years after the end of the racist apartheid regime. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 21 May 2016 07:15:10 -0400.
  • Bottled Water Market in South Africa 2016-2020
    NEW YORK, May 19, 2016 -- About the Bottled Water Market in South AfricaBottled water comes from sources such as wells, springs, artesian wells, and the municipal water supply. ...
    PR Newswire.  Thu, 19 May 2016 19:42:00 EDT.
  • Poor South African boys find an escape in sandboarding
    Every Friday afternoon, some South African boys head for the sand dunes that surround Atlantis, a poor area on Cape Town's outskirts where drug gangs operate and shootings occur regularly
    Hurriyet.  Wed, 18 May 2016 17:44:00 +0200.
  • South African Politician Attacked, Beaten By Anti-Uber Taxi Drivers
    The South African politician in charge of transport in the central Gauteng province had to be rescued by armed policemen in Johannesburg today after metered taxi drivers attacked and held him hostage in a protest against Uber. ....
    By Toby Shapshak.  Forbes.  Mon, 16 May 2016 22:54:00 GMT.
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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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