South Africa

Country South Africa
Capital Pretoria
Continent Africa
Currency South African rand(ZAR)
Languages Afrikaans, English, Southern Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Southern Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa & Zulu

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Introduction

Dutch traders landed at the southern tip of modern day South Africa in 1652 and established a stopover point on the spice route between the Netherlands and the Far East, founding the city of Cape Town. After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjugation of the native inhabitants. The Boers resisted British encroachments but were defeated in the Boer War (1899-1902); however, the British and the Afrikaners, as the Boers became known, ruled together beginning in 1910 under the Union of South Africa, which became a republic in 1961 after a whites-only referendum. In 1948, the National Party was voted into power and instituted a policy of apartheid - the separate development of the races - which favored the white minority at the expense of the black majority. The African National Congress (ANC) led the opposition to apartheid and many top ANC leaders, such as Nelson MANDELA, spent decades in South Africa's prisons. Internal protests and insurgency, as well as boycotts by some Western nations and institutions, led to the regime's eventual willingness to negotiate a peaceful transition to majority rule. The first multi-racial elections in 1994 brought an end to apartheid and ushered in majority rule under an ANC-led government. South Africa since then has struggled to address apartheid-era imbalances in decent housing, education, and health care. ANC infighting, which has grown in recent years, came to a head in September 2008 when President Thabo MBEKI resigned, and Kgalema MOTLANTHE, the party's General-Secretary, succeeded him as interim president. Jacob ZUMA became president after the ANC won general elections in April 2009.

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South Africa - Wikipedia
South Africa - CIA World Fact Book
South Africa - BBC
South Africa - National Geographic
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South Africa must get ready for an inevitable loosening of trade ties with the US - The Conversation USSouth Africa must get ready for an inevitable loosening of trade ties with the US  The Conversation US

South Africa alcohol abuse up after lockdown sales ban - Quartz AfricaSouth Africa alcohol abuse up after lockdown sales ban  Quartz Africa

South Africa to remain closed to tourists until 2021 - Telegraph.co.ukSouth Africa to remain closed to tourists until 2021  Telegraph.co.uk

Some coronavirus restrictions in South Africa ''unconstitutional'', ''invalid'': HC - Outlook IndiaSome coronavirus restrictions in South Africa ''unconstitutional'', ''invalid'': HC  Outlook India

Malawi COVID-19 Cases Rise as Citizens Return from South Africa - VOA NewsMalawi COVID-19 Cases Rise as Citizens Return from South Africa  VOA News

South Africa, Nasa collaborate to support human missions to Moon, Mars and beyond - India TodaySouth Africa, Nasa collaborate to support human missions to Moon, Mars and beyond  India Today

Integrating languages should form part of South Africa's xenophobia solutions - The Conversation AfricaIntegrating languages should form part of South Africa's xenophobia solutions  The Conversation Africa

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Wednesday 3 June - The South AfricanSouth Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Wednesday 3 June  The South African

Coronavirus: South Africans cheer as alcohol goes back on sale - BBC NewsCoronavirus: South Africans cheer as alcohol goes back on sale  BBC News

South Africa plans to resurrect flag carrier with state funds - Financial TimesSouth Africa plans to resurrect flag carrier with state funds  Financial Times

Treasury forecasts jobs bloodbath in South Africa - BusinessTechTreasury forecasts jobs bloodbath in South Africa  BusinessTech

Kagiso Rabada 'fully committed' to playing for South Africa - BBC NewsKagiso Rabada 'fully committed' to playing for South Africa  BBC News

5 important things happening in South Africa today - BusinessTech5 important things happening in South Africa today  BusinessTech

Banks Told to Cut Lending Rates in South Africa - BloombergBanks Told to Cut Lending Rates in South Africa  Bloomberg

Coronavirus in South Africa: Eight lessons for the rest of the continent - BBC NewsCoronavirus in South Africa: Eight lessons for the rest of the continent  BBC News

South Africa's Mboweni Rules Out Printing Money to Plug Deficit - BloombergSouth Africa's Mboweni Rules Out Printing Money to Plug Deficit  Bloomberg

South Africa Business Leaders at Odds With ANC on Virus Revival - BloombergSouth Africa Business Leaders at Odds With ANC on Virus Revival  Bloomberg

South Africa cricketers may resume training from next week: report - Hindustan TimesSouth Africa cricketers may resume training from next week: report  Hindustan Times

Coronavirus: The South African village preparing for Covid-19 - BBC NewsCoronavirus: The South African village preparing for Covid-19  BBC News

The Latest: Court invalidates South Africa's virus measures - WSOC CharlotteThe Latest: Court invalidates South Africa's virus measures  WSOC Charlotte

S Africa court rules some coronavirus curbs invalid: Live updates - Al Jazeera EnglishS Africa court rules some coronavirus curbs invalid: Live updates  Al Jazeera English

South Africa's alcohol ban has given ‘massive boost’ to criminal gangs - The GuardianSouth Africa's alcohol ban has given ‘massive boost’ to criminal gangs  The Guardian

Coronavirus live updates: Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Ghana... cases, deaths and news, today - AS EnglishCoronavirus live updates: Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Ghana... cases, deaths and news, today  AS English

South Africa eases; liquor is sold, school openings delayed - The Associated PressSouth Africa eases; liquor is sold, school openings delayed  The Associated Press

South African Regulator Revives 5-Year-Old Rand-Rigging Case - BloombergSouth African Regulator Revives 5-Year-Old Rand-Rigging Case  Bloomberg

South African business leaders at odds with ANC about controversial plan to revive economy - BusinessTechSouth African business leaders at odds with ANC about controversial plan to revive economy  BusinessTech

The Latest: South Africa cases pass 35K, Cape Town a worry - Auburn CitizenThe Latest: South Africa cases pass 35K, Cape Town a worry  Auburn Citizen

UPDATE 1-South African rand, stocks jump as lockdowns eased - ReutersUPDATE 1-South African rand, stocks jump as lockdowns eased  Reuters

South African sides to PRO14? - RugbyPassSouth African sides to PRO14?  RugbyPass

South African Airways Seeking $1.2 Billion in State Bailout - BloombergSouth African Airways Seeking $1.2 Billion in State Bailout  Bloomberg

South Africa reschedules CBD & THC, but opens a narrow window - HempTodaySouth Africa reschedules CBD & THC, but opens a narrow window  HempToday

Six ways COVID-19 is changing South Africa - The New HumanitarianSix ways COVID-19 is changing South Africa  The New Humanitarian

Four Charts Showing How April Lockdown Hurt South Africa’s Economy - BloombergFour Charts Showing How April Lockdown Hurt South Africa’s Economy  Bloomberg

Daily Lotto South Africa Lottery Results For June 2, 2020 - Winning Numbers - Republic World - Republic WorldDaily Lotto South Africa Lottery Results For June 2, 2020 - Winning Numbers - Republic World  Republic World

Cricket : Cricket South Africa hails Kemach Equipment role in upkeep of ground facilities - InsideSportCricket : Cricket South Africa hails Kemach Equipment role in upkeep of ground facilities  InsideSport

34,357 confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa as deaths rise to 705 - BusinessTech34,357 confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa as deaths rise to 705  BusinessTech

South Africa splurges as liquor stores reopen - Daily MaverickSouth Africa splurges as liquor stores reopen  Daily Maverick

New drunk driving rules proposed for South Africa - BusinessTechNew drunk driving rules proposed for South Africa  BusinessTech

South Africa's Covid-19 deaths surpass 700 - Moneyweb.co.zaSouth Africa's Covid-19 deaths surpass 700  Moneyweb.co.za

S Africa teachers' union urges staff to defy return-to-work order - Aljazeera.comS Africa teachers' union urges staff to defy return-to-work order  Aljazeera.com

South Africa downgrades lockdown rules, sending 8 million back to work - CNBCSouth Africa downgrades lockdown rules, sending 8 million back to work  CNBC

S. Africa Opens 4 Airports for Business Travel as Lockdown Eases - BloombergS. Africa Opens 4 Airports for Business Travel as Lockdown Eases  Bloomberg

How South Africa’s action on Covid-19 contrasts sharply with its response to Aids - The GuardianHow South Africa’s action on Covid-19 contrasts sharply with its response to Aids  The Guardian

ANC to use coronavirus pandemic to push other changes in South Africa: economists - BusinessTechANC to use coronavirus pandemic to push other changes in South Africa: economists  BusinessTech

In fight against virus, South Africa expects a long wait - Associated PressIn fight against virus, South Africa expects a long wait  Associated Press

Coronavirus hits South Africa’s plans for land expropriation - BusinessTechCoronavirus hits South Africa’s plans for land expropriation  BusinessTech

Shares of Sasol Surge as South Africa Eases Lockdown Restrictions - Motley FoolShares of Sasol Surge as South Africa Eases Lockdown Restrictions  Motley Fool

Coronavirus in South Africa: Smokers fume at cigarette ban - BBC NewsCoronavirus in South Africa: Smokers fume at cigarette ban  BBC News

Cape Town is virus hot spot for South Africa and continent - The Associated PressCape Town is virus hot spot for South Africa and continent  The Associated Press

Level 3 lockdown rules in South Africa – here are all the changes from today - BusinessTechLevel 3 lockdown rules in South Africa – here are all the changes from today  BusinessTech

Coronavirus Outbreak: No rugby for world-cup winning Springboks as South Africa maintains ban on contact... - FirstpostCoronavirus Outbreak: No rugby for world-cup winning Springboks as South Africa maintains ban on contact...  Firstpost

Local agronomy experts open up South African market ? Business Lancashire - Business LancashireLocal agronomy experts open up South African market ? Business Lancashire  Business Lancashire

Kaizer Chiefs legend Baloyi picks three South African players who can succeed in La Liga - Goal.comKaizer Chiefs legend Baloyi picks three South African players who can succeed in La Liga  Goal.com

South Africa: End Bias in Covid-19 Food Aid - Human Rights WatchSouth Africa: End Bias in Covid-19 Food Aid  Human Rights Watch

New data shows weekly deaths in South Africa during lockdown vs previous years - BusinessTechNew data shows weekly deaths in South Africa during lockdown vs previous years  BusinessTech

South Africa reports 30 more deaths from coronavirus - Anadolu AgencySouth Africa reports 30 more deaths from coronavirus  Anadolu Agency

South Africa has Virus Testing Backlog of Nearly 100000 - JEMS.comSouth Africa has Virus Testing Backlog of Nearly 100000  JEMS.com

South Africa’s Covid-19 cases by age - BusinessTechSouth Africa’s Covid-19 cases by age  BusinessTech

South Africa's Tower Property Fund agrees to sell second retail property in Croatia's Zagreb - SeeNewsSouth Africa's Tower Property Fund agrees to sell second retail property in Croatia's Zagreb  SeeNews

Study tells 'remarkable story' about COVID-19's deadly rampage through a South African hospital - Science MagazineStudy tells 'remarkable story' about COVID-19's deadly rampage through a South African hospital  Science Magazine

Antipoaching Tech Tracks COVID-19 Flare-Ups in South Africa - Scientific AmericanAntipoaching Tech Tracks COVID-19 Flare-Ups in South Africa  Scientific American

All the level 3 lockdown changes for South African workers this week - BusinessTechAll the level 3 lockdown changes for South African workers this week  BusinessTech

A two-day-old baby has died of Covid-19 in South Africa - CNNA two-day-old baby has died of Covid-19 in South Africa  CNN

New transport rules for South Africa during level 3 lockdown - BusinessTechNew transport rules for South Africa during level 3 lockdown  BusinessTech

South Africa's on-premise wine trade faces challenging times - Farmer's WeeklySouth Africa's on-premise wine trade faces challenging times  Farmer's Weekly

India may operate special flight from S Africa to bring home stranded citizens - Outlook IndiaIndia may operate special flight from S Africa to bring home stranded citizens  Outlook India

South Africa: Many in Johannesburg are going hungry - Al Jazeera AmericaSouth Africa: Many in Johannesburg are going hungry  Al Jazeera America

South Africa’s 24 hour trend report – 28 May 2020 - Daily MaverickSouth Africa’s 24 hour trend report – 28 May 2020  Daily Maverick

South African banks face a battle against Covid-19 fallout – and each other, says analyst - BusinessTechSouth African banks face a battle against Covid-19 fallout – and each other, says analyst  BusinessTech

South Africa sees 1,160 COVID-19 cases in 24 hrs - Anadolu AjansiSouth Africa sees 1,160 COVID-19 cases in 24 hrs  Anadolu Ajansi

Air Products commissions second nitrogen plant at Tronox site in South Africa - ChemEngOnlineAir Products commissions second nitrogen plant at Tronox site in South Africa  ChemEngOnline

Kyle Abbott on leaving South Africa: I went through hell - SA Cricket MagKyle Abbott on leaving South Africa: I went through hell  SA Cricket Mag

South Africa: Spear Capital invests R100mln in RunwaySale - Ecofin Agency: Economic information from AfricaSouth Africa: Spear Capital invests R100mln in RunwaySale  Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa

How South Africa can save R10bn this year and R23bn next year - Daily MaverickHow South Africa can save R10bn this year and R23bn next year  Daily Maverick

South Africa’s mass screening helps stem the coronavirus tide - Financial TimesSouth Africa’s mass screening helps stem the coronavirus tide  Financial Times

COVID-19 exposes the underbelly of South Africa's education system - The Conversation AfricaCOVID-19 exposes the underbelly of South Africa's education system  The Conversation Africa

The myths that swirl around modern-day South Africa should be dispelled - Mail and GuardianThe myths that swirl around modern-day South Africa should be dispelled  Mail and Guardian

Cape Town and its province are South Africa’s virus hotspot - Seattle TimesCape Town and its province are South Africa’s virus hotspot  Seattle Times

Coronavirus: South African Distell trying to curb hit from pandemic - The Africa ReportCoronavirus: South African Distell trying to curb hit from pandemic  The Africa Report

The impossible task of forecasting South Africa’s economic future - Daily MaverickThe impossible task of forecasting South Africa’s economic future  Daily Maverick

David Jones a 'very poor' investment, says South African shareholder - Sydney Morning HeraldDavid Jones a 'very poor' investment, says South African shareholder  Sydney Morning Herald

South Africa's coronavirus lockdown: Doubts creep in - BBC NewsSouth Africa's coronavirus lockdown: Doubts creep in  BBC News

South Africa faces division again, from virus - The MainichiSouth Africa faces division again, from virus  The Mainichi

South African industry cheers reactivation of building sites - News - GCRSouth African industry cheers reactivation of building sites - News  GCR

News24 releases South Africa beyond Covid-19 e-book - News24News24 releases South Africa beyond Covid-19 e-book  News24

The most complained-about insurance products in South Africa - BusinessTechThe most complained-about insurance products in South Africa  BusinessTech

WATCH | Joyful South Africans get ready to come home - TimesLIVEWATCH | Joyful South Africans get ready to come home  TimesLIVE

Hijackers and thieves are also heading back to work in South Africa - BusinessTechHijackers and thieves are also heading back to work in South Africa  BusinessTech

COVID-19 highlights South Africa's need for local level social data - The Conversation AfricaCOVID-19 highlights South Africa's need for local level social data  The Conversation Africa

South Africa Coronavirus Lockdown Include Tobacco and Alcohol Sales Bam - The New York TimesSouth Africa Coronavirus Lockdown Include Tobacco and Alcohol Sales Bam  The New York Times

India to tour South Africa for three T20Is: report - Hindustan TimesIndia to tour South Africa for three T20Is: report  Hindustan Times

South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa jokes about arrest for breaking coronavirus rules - BBC NewsSouth Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa jokes about arrest for breaking coronavirus rules  BBC News

Bank mortgage lending is drying up in South Africa - BusinessTechBank mortgage lending is drying up in South Africa  BusinessTech

South Africa’s coronavirus fight: government vs scientists - BusinessTechSouth Africa’s coronavirus fight: government vs scientists  BusinessTech

How South Africa’s Coronavirus Tobacco Prohibition Backfired - FilterHow South Africa’s Coronavirus Tobacco Prohibition Backfired  Filter

S Africa court issues orders to end police abuse during lockdown - Al Jazeera EnglishS Africa court issues orders to end police abuse during lockdown  Al Jazeera English

South Africa faces ‘historic’ Covid-19 economic shock - BusinessTechSouth Africa faces ‘historic’ Covid-19 economic shock  BusinessTech

South Africa's level 3 lockdown – what you need to know, including the times you can buy alcohol - BusinessTechSouth Africa's level 3 lockdown – what you need to know, including the times you can buy alcohol  BusinessTech

South Africa’s alcohol ban during lockdown reveals its deadly drinking habits - The Washington PostSouth Africa’s alcohol ban during lockdown reveals its deadly drinking habits  The Washington Post

South Africa begins diesel rationing - BusinessTechSouth Africa begins diesel rationing  BusinessTech