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's SAA workers start strike that could cripple airline - Reuters
  1. South Africa's SAA workers start strike that could cripple airline  Reuters
  2. Strike Begins at South Africa's State-Owned Airline  The New York Times
  3. 5 important things happening in South Africa today  BusinessTech
  4. 40000 passengers' travel plans wrecked by South African Airways strike  The Independent
  5. South African Airways extends flight cancellations to Monday  IOL
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A post office worker was given three life sentences for raping and murdering a student. Now South African women are saying enough - CNN
  1. A post office worker was given three life sentences for raping and murdering a student. Now South African women are saying enough  CNN
  2. South Africa post office murderer given life for killing Uyinene Mrwetyana  BBC News
  3. Uyinene Mrwetyana's murderer Luyanda Botha penned apology to her family, South Africa | Weekend Argus  IOL
  4. Justice as killer of South African student honoured by Meghan Markle sentenced to life  Express
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Archbishop Thabo Makgoba hit in South Africa church refuge scuffle - BBC NewsArchbishop Thabo Makgoba hit in South Africa church refuge scuffle  BBC News

MTN South Africa selects Ericsson 5G - EricssonMTN South Africa selects Ericsson 5G  Ericsson

Moody’s South Africa Cut May Be Priced in Stocks, JSE CEO Says - BloombergMoody’s South Africa Cut May Be Priced in Stocks, JSE CEO Says  Bloomberg

South Africa’s elephant in the room - SportstarSouth Africa’s elephant in the room  Sportstar

South Africa Ready to Make Tough SAA Decisions, Gordhan Says - BloombergSouth Africa Ready to Make Tough SAA Decisions, Gordhan Says  Bloomberg

Anrich Nortje Sticking With ‘Dream’ of Playing for South Africa - News18Anrich Nortje Sticking With ‘Dream’ of Playing for South Africa  News18

South Africa rugby stars strip off for cancer challenge - BBC NewsSouth Africa rugby stars strip off for cancer challenge  BBC News

South Africa's platinum mining firms, top union end 'titanic battle' as they seal wage deal - ReutersSouth Africa's platinum mining firms, top union end 'titanic battle' as they seal wage deal  Reuters

A tourist and a giraffe were killed in tragic car accident in a South African park - CNNA tourist and a giraffe were killed in tragic car accident in a South African park  CNN

South African Police Disperse Refugees Protesting Attacks - The New York TimesSouth African Police Disperse Refugees Protesting Attacks  The New York Times

South Africa's struggle to manage wildlife ranching - University of Cape Town NewsSouth Africa's struggle to manage wildlife ranching  University of Cape Town News

South Africa’s Showdown With Unions Gets Ugly - BloombergSouth Africa’s Showdown With Unions Gets Ugly  Bloomberg

South Africans returning from abroad shocked to learn SAA cancelled flights due to strike - News24South Africans returning from abroad shocked to learn SAA cancelled flights due to strike  News24

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Friday 15 November - The South AfricanSouth Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Friday 15 November  The South African

Graeme Smith Turns Down Cricket South Africa Director Role - News18Graeme Smith Turns Down Cricket South Africa Director Role  News18

How mismanagement is making the 2019 drought in Africa worse - Quartz AfricaHow mismanagement is making the 2019 drought in Africa worse  Quartz Africa

This is how much money South Africa’s police top brass get paid - BusinessTechThis is how much money South Africa’s police top brass get paid  BusinessTech

Richard Branson apologizes after tweeting photo full of white people to announce a South African project - CNNRichard Branson apologizes after tweeting photo full of white people to announce a South African project  CNN

South Africa Platinum Miners and Union Finally Seal Pay Deal - BloombergSouth Africa Platinum Miners and Union Finally Seal Pay Deal  Bloomberg

South Africa Gift Cards and Incentive Cards Market Intelligence and Future Growth Dynamics to 2023: Analysis of Business and Retail Consumer Spending Pattern, Attitude & Behaviour - ResearchAndMarkets.com - Associated PressSouth Africa Gift Cards and Incentive Cards Market Intelligence and Future Growth Dynamics to 2023: Analysis of Business and Retail Consumer Spending Pattern, Attitude & Behaviour - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Associated Press

Magnetic named Best Branding Agency in South Africa - Magnetic Creative - Bizcommunity.comMagnetic named Best Branding Agency in South Africa - Magnetic Creative  Bizcommunity.com

South Africa Need Just A Point In Cairo Tonight - Soccer LadumaSouth Africa Need Just A Point In Cairo Tonight  Soccer Laduma

Swiss tourist dies after vehicle crushed by giraffe in South Africa accident - Fox NewsSwiss tourist dies after vehicle crushed by giraffe in South Africa accident  Fox News

'I live in a better Cape Town than my parents did': readers on South Africa's cities after apartheid - The Guardian'I live in a better Cape Town than my parents did': readers on South Africa's cities after apartheid  The Guardian

South Africa scraps strict entry rules that caused misery for UK families - The TelegraphSouth Africa scraps strict entry rules that caused misery for UK families  The Telegraph

WATCH: Kenyan internet company expands to South Africa - IOLWATCH: Kenyan internet company expands to South Africa  IOL

Minnesota singers welcome South African choir into their homes - Minneapolis Star TribuneMinnesota singers welcome South African choir into their homes  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Fastjet Adds Second Route From Zimbabwe To South Africa - MorningstarFastjet Adds Second Route From Zimbabwe To South Africa  Morningstar

Caroline Flack Flies To South Africa This Weekend To Film Love Island Winter Series Promo - Spin1038Caroline Flack Flies To South Africa This Weekend To Film Love Island Winter Series Promo  Spin1038

Black South Africans among most vulnerable in country - Inequality Trends report - EWNBlack South Africans among most vulnerable in country - Inequality Trends report  EWN

Global lessons from South Africa's rooibos compensation agreement - Nature.comGlobal lessons from South Africa's rooibos compensation agreement  Nature.com

Burna Boy to donate earnings from South Africa anti-xenophobia concert to attack victims - CNNBurna Boy to donate earnings from South Africa anti-xenophobia concert to attack victims  CNN

Late Facebook stream for South Africa qualifier after CAF-Lagardère deal cancellation - SportBusinessLate Facebook stream for South Africa qualifier after CAF-Lagardère deal cancellation  SportBusiness

Hedge Funds in South Africa Bet on New Rules to Stem Outflows - BloombergHedge Funds in South Africa Bet on New Rules to Stem Outflows  Bloomberg

South Africa's Telkom in talks about possible takeover of Cell C - EWNSouth Africa's Telkom in talks about possible takeover of Cell C  EWN

ArcelorMittal to shut Saldanha plant in South Africa, 1,000 workers to lose jobs - India TodayArcelorMittal to shut Saldanha plant in South Africa, 1,000 workers to lose jobs  India Today

Rock legends KISS are coming to South Africa for one-night-only - Channel 24Rock legends KISS are coming to South Africa for one-night-only  Channel 24

It’s all about trade and investment — Trump’s ambassador to South Africa, Lana Marks - Daily MaverickIt’s all about trade and investment — Trump’s ambassador to South Africa, Lana Marks  Daily Maverick

House Hunting in … South Africa - The New York TimesHouse Hunting in … South Africa  The New York Times

8 things feeding South Africa’s massive debt crisis, according to economists - BusinessTech8 things feeding South Africa’s massive debt crisis, according to economists  BusinessTech

Tornadoes in South Africa are likely to grow more common – as thunderstorms grow more severe - Business Insider South AfricaTornadoes in South Africa are likely to grow more common – as thunderstorms grow more severe  Business Insider South Africa

Real Life Pumba: Photo of Warthog in South Africa is Reminidng 90s Kids of 'The Lion King' - News18Real Life Pumba: Photo of Warthog in South Africa is Reminidng 90s Kids of 'The Lion King'  News18

Mary Sibande re-imagines the story of South Africa's domestic workers - CNNMary Sibande re-imagines the story of South Africa's domestic workers  CNN

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Wednesday 13 November - The South AfricanSouth Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Wednesday 13 November  The South African

'We are a special country': South Africa hopes World Cup win can bring unity - The Guardian'We are a special country': South Africa hopes World Cup win can bring unity  The Guardian

PCB Approaches South Africa and Ireland to Play Limited-overs Series at Home - News18PCB Approaches South Africa and Ireland to Play Limited-overs Series at Home  News18

Fact-Checked: President Cyril Ramaphosa's claims about progress in South Africa since 1994 - Africa CheckFact-Checked: President Cyril Ramaphosa's claims about progress in South Africa since 1994  Africa Check

South Africa unprepared for drought disaster, AgriSA warns government - Daily MaverickSouth Africa unprepared for drought disaster, AgriSA warns government  Daily Maverick

Springboks' victory parade brings joy across South Africa - CNN InternationalSpringboks' victory parade brings joy across South Africa  CNN International

Special South African gin is infused with elephant dung - The Associated PressSpecial South African gin is infused with elephant dung  The Associated Press

Xenophobic Violence In South Africa - NPRXenophobic Violence In South Africa  NPR

South Africa's sure signs of progress - Moneyweb.co.zaSouth Africa's sure signs of progress  Moneyweb.co.za

South Africa needs better politicians, or smarter political alliances - Daily MaverickSouth Africa needs better politicians, or smarter political alliances  Daily Maverick

Lana Marks: The US and South Africa are stronger together - News24Lana Marks: The US and South Africa are stronger together  News24

What you need to know about South Africa’s incoming cybercrimes law - The South AfricanWhat you need to know about South Africa’s incoming cybercrimes law  The South African

Opposition rift highlights South Africa’s race inequality - Financial TimesOpposition rift highlights South Africa’s race inequality  Financial Times

Kolisi thanks South Africa for 'unbelievable support' on Trophy Tour - Sport24Kolisi thanks South Africa for 'unbelievable support' on Trophy Tour  Sport24

Graeme Smith in Contention to Become South Africa's First Director of Cricket - News18Graeme Smith in Contention to Become South Africa's First Director of Cricket  News18

A South African escape - New Zealand HeraldA South African escape  New Zealand Herald

Mining activities continue to dispossess black families in South Africa - The Conversation AfricaMining activities continue to dispossess black families in South Africa  The Conversation Africa

5 reasons why the US is reviewing its dealings with South Africa - BusinessTech5 reasons why the US is reviewing its dealings with South Africa  BusinessTech

The future of Durban: is this South Africa's most inclusive public space? - The GuardianThe future of Durban: is this South Africa's most inclusive public space?  The Guardian

South Africa and Nigeria claim wins at U23 Africa Cup of Nations - BBC SportSouth Africa and Nigeria claim wins at U23 Africa Cup of Nations  BBC Sport

Barbarians v Fiji: Tendai Mtawarira hopes South Africa can 'inspire the nation' - BBC SportBarbarians v Fiji: Tendai Mtawarira hopes South Africa can 'inspire the nation'  BBC Sport

Zander Lombard (65) leads fellow South African Louis Oosthuizen through 36 at Nedbank - Golf ChannelZander Lombard (65) leads fellow South African Louis Oosthuizen through 36 at Nedbank  Golf Channel

World’s Best Restaurants: Two South African eateries awarded top honours - The South AfricanWorld’s Best Restaurants: Two South African eateries awarded top honours  The South African

Memorial held for Alberta family killed in South Africa - CTV NewsMemorial held for Alberta family killed in South Africa  CTV News

Solo Travel: A guide to exploring South Africa on your own - The South AfricanSolo Travel: A guide to exploring South Africa on your own  The South African

This graph shows how BEE has failed in South Africa - BusinessTechThis graph shows how BEE has failed in South Africa  BusinessTech

Trump is watching what happens with land expropriation in South Africa - BusinessTechTrump is watching what happens with land expropriation in South Africa  BusinessTech

Farming in South Africa is under threat from climate change. Here's how - The Conversation AfricaFarming in South Africa is under threat from climate change. Here's how  The Conversation Africa

Zimbabwe bans South Africa livestock import over disease fears - Al Jazeera EnglishZimbabwe bans South Africa livestock import over disease fears  Al Jazeera English

America's right is lobbying against South Africa's sex education syllabus - Mail and GuardianAmerica's right is lobbying against South Africa's sex education syllabus  Mail and Guardian

South African men, don't Faf this up - IOLSouth African men, don't Faf this up  IOL

Wine of the Week: The Mineral Blocks Sauvignon Blanc 2019, South Africa - The London EconomicWine of the Week: The Mineral Blocks Sauvignon Blanc 2019, South Africa  The London Economic

Twitter goes wild for South African KFC marriage proposal - BBC NewsTwitter goes wild for South African KFC marriage proposal  BBC News

Rugby and apartheid: 50 years on from the 'Battle of Swansea' - BBC NewsRugby and apartheid: 50 years on from the 'Battle of Swansea'  BBC News

Party's woes signify historical dilemma of South Africa's liberals - Mail and GuardianParty's woes signify historical dilemma of South Africa's liberals  Mail and Guardian

South Africa's real water crisis: not understanding what's needed - The Conversation AfricaSouth Africa's real water crisis: not understanding what's needed  The Conversation Africa

South Africa’s university pass rate shocker - BusinessTechSouth Africa’s university pass rate shocker  BusinessTech

South Africa unemployment: 1994 vs 2019 - BusinessTechSouth Africa unemployment: 1994 vs 2019  BusinessTech

A German watchdog has now also acted against Karatbars, the crypto company that targeted South Africans via WhatsApp - Business Insider South AfricaA German watchdog has now also acted against Karatbars, the crypto company that targeted South Africans via WhatsApp  Business Insider South Africa

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma appointed acting president of South Africa - The South AfricanNkosazana Dlamini-Zuma appointed acting president of South Africa  The South African

'An indictment of South Africa': whites-only town Orania is booming - The Guardian'An indictment of South Africa': whites-only town Orania is booming  The Guardian

Founder of South African Money Manager Allan Gray Dies - BloombergFounder of South African Money Manager Allan Gray Dies  Bloomberg

Car accident in South Africa claims lives of a giraffe and a tourist - AOL Travel UKCar accident in South Africa claims lives of a giraffe and a tourist  AOL Travel UK

This Is What Awaits South Africa if Moody’s Cuts Its Rating to Junk - BloombergThis Is What Awaits South Africa if Moody’s Cuts Its Rating to Junk  Bloomberg

Why are South African cities still so segregated 25 years after apartheid? - The GuardianWhy are South African cities still so segregated 25 years after apartheid?  The Guardian

The Chinese who call South Africa home, despite the violence and xenophobia - South China Morning PostThe Chinese who call South Africa home, despite the violence and xenophobia  South China Morning Post

Eskom Left in Limbo as South Africa Stalls CEO Appointment - BloombergEskom Left in Limbo as South Africa Stalls CEO Appointment  Bloomberg

South Africa 25 years on: Slowly, slowly catchee apartheid monkey - Daily MaverickSouth Africa 25 years on: Slowly, slowly catchee apartheid monkey  Daily Maverick

Climate and food inequality: The South African Food Sovereignty Campaign response - Daily MaverickClimate and food inequality: The South African Food Sovereignty Campaign response  Daily Maverick

Discovery vs Tyme Bank vs Bank Zero – what South Africans think of the new banks - BusinessTechDiscovery vs Tyme Bank vs Bank Zero – what South Africans think of the new banks  BusinessTech

South Africa defence guru Jacques Nienaber in line to succeed Erasmus - The GuardianSouth Africa defence guru Jacques Nienaber in line to succeed Erasmus  The Guardian

As South Africa cools ties, leader says it 'can learn a lot' from Israeli tech - The Times of IsraelAs South Africa cools ties, leader says it 'can learn a lot' from Israeli tech  The Times of Israel

Ghana vs South Africa: Teams, head-to-head and TV stream - The South AfricanGhana vs South Africa: Teams, head-to-head and TV stream  The South African

South Africa's Richest People - ZalebsSouth Africa's Richest People  Zalebs

New case deals with cracked and broken TVs in South Africa – here’s what you need to know - BusinessTechNew case deals with cracked and broken TVs in South Africa – here’s what you need to know  BusinessTech