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
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South Africa - National Geographic
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Chris Morris Opens Up About His Return To South Africa - Cricket AddictorChris Morris Opens Up About His Return To South Africa  Cricket Addictor

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Test for inquiry and South Africa as Zuma faces jail - Financial TimesTest for inquiry and South Africa as Zuma faces jail  Financial Times

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South African corruption inquiry wants Zuma jailed for two years after no-show - CNNSouth African corruption inquiry wants Zuma jailed for two years after no-show  CNN

South Africa's January credit growth slows to 3.26% y/y - ReutersSouth Africa's January credit growth slows to 3.26% y/y  Reuters

South Africa sets up high net worth tax unit - International AdviserSouth Africa sets up high net worth tax unit  International Adviser

JPMorgan Says South African Budget Bolsters Bullish Stock Call - BloombergJPMorgan Says South African Budget Bolsters Bullish Stock Call  Bloomberg

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South African rand slips as investors await annual budget - ReutersSouth African rand slips as investors await annual budget  Reuters

South Africa's Denel says two more board members resign - ReutersSouth Africa's Denel says two more board members resign  Reuters

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CSA asks ICC to intervene after Australia's decision to pull out of South Africa tour - ESPNcricinfoCSA asks ICC to intervene after Australia's decision to pull out of South Africa tour  ESPNcricinfo

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Government investigating wealth tax for South Africa – what to expect - BusinessTechGovernment investigating wealth tax for South Africa – what to expect  BusinessTech

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Covid: What is the government doing about the South Africa variant? - BBC NewsCovid: What is the government doing about the South Africa variant?  BBC News

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South Africa out to end six years of subcontinental struggles - International Cricket CouncilSouth Africa out to end six years of subcontinental struggles  International Cricket Council

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India, South Africa question joint statement initiatives at WTO - Economic TimesIndia, South Africa question joint statement initiatives at WTO  Economic Times

From South Africa to Alberta: A Calgary woman’s experiences with racism and how to end the cycle - Global NewsFrom South Africa to Alberta: A Calgary woman’s experiences with racism and how to end the cycle  Global News

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New Zealand will stop processing immigration visas in South Africa next month - BusinessTechNew Zealand will stop processing immigration visas in South Africa next month  BusinessTech

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Pfizer details plans for booster shots against strains from South Africa - BusinessTechPfizer details plans for booster shots against strains from South Africa  BusinessTech

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