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  • South Africans Celebrate 21 Years of Democratic Rule
    South Africans celebrated the 21st anniversary of the country's first fully democratic elections Monday, which saw the late Nelson Mandela voted in as president. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:39:52 -0400.
  • Africa: First NBA Game in Africa to Be Played in Johannesburg
    [RFI] The NBA announced its first game in Africa that will take place in August featuring players from the African continent.
    All Africa.  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:20:27 GMT.
  • VIDEO: Xenophobia in South African schools
    South Africa's constitution states that everyone has a right to access public schools. However, some migrant children have been turned away.
    BBC News.  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:18:14 GMT.
  • SA anger over Nigeria envoy recall
    South Africa expresses regret over Nigeria's decision to recall its ambassador to South Africa over a spate of attacks targeting foreigners.
    BBC News.  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:24:40 GMT.
  • What South Africa Teaches Us About Job Creation
    Traveling in South Africa this month, I saw a country where the need and potential for entrepreneur-driven job creation are great, but the social enablers are lacking, and the consequence is a costly and painful vicious cycle.
    By Todd Hixon.  Forbes.  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:59:00 GMT.
  • Op-Ed Contributor: South Africa Turns on Its Immigrants
    The A.N.C. has betrayed its ideals by failing to halt xenophobic violence.
    Daniel Magaziner and Sean Jacobs.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:19:34 GMT.
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  • Malawians Repatriated from South Africa
    The first six busloads of Malawians fleeing xenophobic attacks in South Africa arrived this week in their homeland’s commercial capital, Blantyre. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 06:48:45 -0400.
  • Chevron's South African unit offers to supply diesel to Eskom
    CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Oil firm Chevron said on Friday it has offered to supply South Africa's electricity firm Eskom with excess diesel from its Cape Town refinery, to help run some of its generators. ...
    Yahoo.  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 06:19:45 -0400.
  • Nigeria summons SA ambassador over xenophobic attacks
    Nigeria says it is summoning the South African ambassador to express its concern over the attacks on fellow Africans and to protest against it.
    Mail & Guardian.  Thu, 23 Apr 2015 06:46:00 +0200.
  • Banks: Pioneering Business Models Lead to Higher Returns
    CAPE TOWN, South Africa, April 22, 2015 -- Over the past decade and a half, banks have had to contend with a dynamic business model landscape. ...
    PR Newswire.  Wed, 22 Apr 2015 03:42:00 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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