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 signals hardening of ‘quiet diplomacy’ with Zimbabwe - Financial TimesSouth Africa signals hardening of ‘quiet diplomacy’ with Zimbabwe  Financial Times

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Why Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a fan of South Africa's constitution - Quartz AfricaWhy Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a fan of South Africa's constitution  Quartz Africa

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Panel on Living with Race in South Africa - WSU NewsPanel on Living with Race in South Africa  WSU News

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‘Coloured Lives Matter’: A South African Police Shooting Like No Other - The New York Times‘Coloured Lives Matter’: A South African Police Shooting Like No Other  The New York Times

Rate Cuts Won’t Cure South Africa’s Skills Shortage, Kganyago Says - BloombergQuintRate Cuts Won’t Cure South Africa’s Skills Shortage, Kganyago Says  BloombergQuint

Why Access to Decent Toilets Could Help Reduce Sexual Violence in South Africa - The Wire ScienceWhy Access to Decent Toilets Could Help Reduce Sexual Violence in South Africa  The Wire Science

South Africa: Widespread Xenophobic Violence - Human Rights WatchSouth Africa: Widespread Xenophobic Violence  Human Rights Watch

In 1980, Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba performed inside South Africa against the government's wishes — in Lesotho - KCRWIn 1980, Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba performed inside South Africa against the government's wishes — in Lesotho  KCRW

Why South African opposition's policy on racial inequality is out of sync with reality - The Conversation AfricaWhy South African opposition's policy on racial inequality is out of sync with reality  The Conversation Africa

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‘Early discussions’ over more South African teams in PRO14 - Washington Post‘Early discussions’ over more South African teams in PRO14  Washington Post

South Africa set for wave of equity fundraising as banks shun risk - ReutersSouth Africa set for wave of equity fundraising as banks shun risk  Reuters

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How Eskom’s New CEO Wants to Fix South Africa’s Troubled Utility - BloombergHow Eskom’s New CEO Wants to Fix South Africa’s Troubled Utility  Bloomberg

South Africa’s international travel list will be based on risk levels: minister - BusinessTechSouth Africa’s international travel list will be based on risk levels: minister  BusinessTech

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South Africa heading towards becoming a failed state: Report - Aljazeera.comSouth Africa heading towards becoming a failed state: Report  Aljazeera.com

Panel presentation on Living with Race in South Africa - WSU NewsPanel presentation on Living with Race in South Africa  WSU News

Unilever Sets Up Advisory Board In South Africa After Racist Ad - MorningstarUnilever Sets Up Advisory Board In South Africa After Racist Ad  Morningstar

YouGov expands partnership programme to South Africa - Research LiveYouGov expands partnership programme to South Africa  Research Live

Troublesome South African baboon evicted for raiding homes - WQOW TV News 18Troublesome South African baboon evicted for raiding homes  WQOW TV News 18

South Africa’s average household wealth versus the world - BusinessTechSouth Africa’s average household wealth versus the world  BusinessTech

Transnational White Supremacist Militancy Thriving in South Africa - Council on Foreign RelationsTransnational White Supremacist Militancy Thriving in South Africa  Council on Foreign Relations

South Africa plans ship recycling site on its west coast - Splash 247South Africa plans ship recycling site on its west coast  Splash 247

SOUTH AFRICA: A new initiative to strengthen the protection of rhinos - AFRIK 21SOUTH AFRICA: A new initiative to strengthen the protection of rhinos  AFRIK 21

New legislation proposal could spell the end of animal testing in South Africa - GlobalCosmeticsNewsNew legislation proposal could spell the end of animal testing in South Africa  GlobalCosmeticsNews

South Africa opens borders but international sport remains locked down | ESPNcricinfo.com - ESPNcricinfoSouth Africa opens borders but international sport remains locked down | ESPNcricinfo.com  ESPNcricinfo

Cricket in South Africa in trouble as its national government takes over CSA - Deccan ChronicleCricket in South Africa in trouble as its national government takes over CSA  Deccan Chronicle

Why South Africa's new plan to fortify its borders won't stop irregular migration - The Conversation CAWhy South Africa's new plan to fortify its borders won't stop irregular migration  The Conversation CA

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Corruption scandals complicate South Africa's Covid-19 response - CNNCorruption scandals complicate South Africa's Covid-19 response  CNN

Janusz Walus: Why far-right Polish football fans idolise a murderer in South Africa - BBC NewsJanusz Walus: Why far-right Polish football fans idolise a murderer in South Africa  BBC News

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Will chaos in Cricket South Africa affect players’ participation in IPL? - The Indian ExpressWill chaos in Cricket South Africa affect players’ participation in IPL?  The Indian Express

Jonty Rhodes opens up on racism and chaos in South African cricket administration - Hindustan TimesJonty Rhodes opens up on racism and chaos in South African cricket administration  Hindustan Times

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South Africa Pledges Not to Unilaterally Reinforce Cigarette Ban Following Court Challenge - Law.comSouth Africa Pledges Not to Unilaterally Reinforce Cigarette Ban Following Court Challenge  Law.com

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India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) calls for speedy global efforts to reform UN Security Council - Hindustan TimesIndia-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) calls for speedy global efforts to reform UN Security Council  Hindustan Times

South Africa’s currency will rally into year-end with risks already priced in, strategist says - CNBCSouth Africa’s currency will rally into year-end with risks already priced in, strategist says  CNBC

South Africa’s economy suffers worst quarterly slide in decades - Financial TimesSouth Africa’s economy suffers worst quarterly slide in decades  Financial Times

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COVID-19 Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 30 (23 September 2020) - South Africa - ReliefWebCOVID-19 Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 30 (23 September 2020) - South Africa  ReliefWeb

Coronavirus in South Africa: Misuse of Covid-19 funds 'frightening' - BBC NewsCoronavirus in South Africa: Misuse of Covid-19 funds 'frightening'  BBC News

Xenophobic Twitter campaigns orchestrated by a former South African soldier - Daily MaverickXenophobic Twitter campaigns orchestrated by a former South African soldier  Daily Maverick

China split on vaccine doses, South African teachers demand pay raise & other Covid news - ThePrintChina split on vaccine doses, South African teachers demand pay raise & other Covid news  ThePrint

Here's why South Africa and its neighbours are anxious about EU and UK post-Brexit trade talks - The Conversation UKHere's why South Africa and its neighbours are anxious about EU and UK post-Brexit trade talks  The Conversation UK

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South Africa registers 2,684 new virus cases in one day - Anadolu AgencySouth Africa registers 2,684 new virus cases in one day  Anadolu Agency

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'Racist' shampoo advertisement sparks protests in South Africa - Al Jazeera English'Racist' shampoo advertisement sparks protests in South Africa  Al Jazeera English

South Africa's GDP could plunge 8 percent this year because of pandemic - UNDPSouth Africa's GDP could plunge 8 percent this year because of pandemic  UNDP

South Africa reports 2,007 new COVID-19 cases - Anadolu AgencySouth Africa reports 2,007 new COVID-19 cases  Anadolu Agency

How South Africa's Jerusalema became an African hit, then global - Quartz AfricaHow South Africa's Jerusalema became an African hit, then global  Quartz Africa

Ten lessons to guide South Africa's 'just transition' from coal to renewables - Creamer Media's Mining WeeklyTen lessons to guide South Africa's 'just transition' from coal to renewables  Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

South African Government to Help Fund National Airline’s Rescue - BloombergSouth African Government to Help Fund National Airline’s Rescue  Bloomberg

How corruption in South Africa is deeply rooted in the country’s past and why that matters - The Conversation CAHow corruption in South Africa is deeply rooted in the country’s past and why that matters  The Conversation CA

New driving rules for South Africa – and the documents you will need to deal with some fines - BusinessTechNew driving rules for South Africa – and the documents you will need to deal with some fines  BusinessTech

With borders closed, South Africa pins hopes on cash-strapped local tourists - ReutersWith borders closed, South Africa pins hopes on cash-strapped local tourists  Reuters

South Africa's Illegal Miners Risk Everything for Gold - Voice of AmericaSouth Africa's Illegal Miners Risk Everything for Gold  Voice of America

The United States' Commitment to Supporting South Africa with COVID-19 - US Embassy in South AfricaThe United States' Commitment to Supporting South Africa with COVID-19  US Embassy in South Africa

Fire guts South Africa's historic Durban mosque - The HinduFire guts South Africa's historic Durban mosque  The Hindu

South Africa Should Press Zimbabwe to End Repression - Human Rights WatchSouth Africa Should Press Zimbabwe to End Repression  Human Rights Watch

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S. Africa proposes use of DB funds to secure loans - Pensions & InvestmentsS. Africa proposes use of DB funds to secure loans  Pensions & Investments

South African economy to shrink by more than government's 7% forecast in 2020 - Mboweni - ReutersSouth African economy to shrink by more than government's 7% forecast in 2020 - Mboweni  Reuters

What to expect from South Africa’s new international travel list: minister - BusinessTechWhat to expect from South Africa’s new international travel list: minister  BusinessTech

Alert: Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel – US Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (September 16, 2020) - US Embassy in South AfricaAlert: Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel – US Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (September 16, 2020)  US Embassy in South Africa

Updated lockdown level 1 rules for South African businesses – including wedding venues, restaurants and events - BusinessTechUpdated lockdown level 1 rules for South African businesses – including wedding venues, restaurants and events  BusinessTech

South Africa reports 1,079 new COVID-19 cases - Anadolu AgencySouth Africa reports 1,079 new COVID-19 cases  Anadolu Agency