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South Africa: Country occupying the southernmost part of Africa
South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans; to the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; and to the east and northeast by Mozambique and Eswatini (Swaziland); and it surrounds the enclaved country of Lesotho. South Africa is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 24th-largest country in the world by land area and, with over 58 million people, is also the world's 24th-most populous nation. It is the southernmost country on the mainland of the Old World or the Eastern Hemisphere. About 80 percent of South Africans are of Bantu ancestry, divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different African languages, nine of which have official status. The remaining population consists of Africa's largest communities of European, Asian (Indian), and multiracial (Coloured) ancestry.

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South African tourism aims to cross 1 lakh visitors from India in 2020


IndiaTimes - Published

17 countries to attend Raisina Dialogue this week

External affairs minister S Jaishankar will play host to 17 ministers from across the world-from Russia and Iran to Latvia- here at the Raisina Dialogue. He is expected to hold bilateral meetings with..
IndiaTimes - Published

Videos for South Africa


South African designers kick off Berlin Fashion Week [Video]South African designers kick off Berlin Fashion Week

Lezanne Viviers, Rich Mnisi, Floyd Avenue and Clive Rundle bring a blast of colour and ethical fashion from 'Alkebulan' - the oldest name for 'Africa'.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:29Published

Many Think The Backlash Against Meghan Markle May Be Rooted In Racism [Video]Many Think The Backlash Against Meghan Markle May Be Rooted In Racism

From the moment Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their relationship known, many Brits didn't like her. Some UK citizens sent a clear message that a biracial, divorced American actress, was not..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma honeymoon in South Africa [Video]Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma honeymoon in South Africa

Hilary Duff and her new husband Matthew Koma have jetted off to South Africa for a safari honeymoon.

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Australians Flee Massive Bushfires That Claim 1,000 Homes [Video]Australians Flee Massive Bushfires That Claim 1,000 Homes

The Australian navy has begun evacuating around 1,000 people stranded on the east coast. Searing weather fronts are whipping up more blazes across Victoria and New South Wales. At the peak of the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

South Africa's Jacob Zuma faces corruption inquiry [Video]South Africa's Jacob Zuma faces corruption inquiry

As per an estimate by the South African government, corruption has cost the economy $700bn.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:48Published

Review 2019: South Africa's World Cup win among this year's sporting highlights [Video]Review 2019: South Africa's World Cup win among this year's sporting highlights

It was a victory that united a nation and was one of the year's standout sporting moments.View on euronews

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South African sisters cut a niche in the diamond industry [Video]South African sisters cut a niche in the diamond industry

A love for diamonds and entrepreneurship drove two South African sisters to drop their careers as an investment banker and an optometrist. They now run one of the few women-owned diamond polishing..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

84-year-old completes gruelling Antarctic Ice Marathon [Video]84-year-old completes gruelling Antarctic Ice Marathon

At 84, Canadian man becomes oldest person to ever run a marathon in Antarctica and a new Antarctic Ice Marathon record is set.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:30Published

Thousands laud Brave Blossoms in central Tokyo parade [Video]Thousands laud Brave Blossoms in central Tokyo parade

Japan rugby team hounoured with parade in Tokyo after stellar World Cup.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:27Published

She can make it here - newly crowned Miss Universe tours Empire State Building [Video]She can make it here - newly crowned Miss Universe tours Empire State Building

Fresh off being crowned "Miss Universe," South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi took her victory lap to the observation deck of the Empire State Building Tuesday (December 10) in New York. Looking out from the

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:14Published

South African court orders eviction of refugees living in church [Video]South African court orders eviction of refugees living in church

The court has ordered the eviction of hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers living in the church in Cape Town, but they are refusing to leave.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:57Published

Miss South Africa wins Miss Universe competition [Video]Miss South Africa wins Miss Universe competition

This is the moment South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi won the Miss Universe competition. Miss Tunzi took the $5 million crown in Atlanta, beating runner-up Miss Puerto Rico, Madison Anderson. The..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:43Published

Elon Musk Testifies In Defamation Case Against Him [Video]Elon Musk Testifies In Defamation Case Against Him

Tesla CEO Elon Musk made his first courtroom appearance as a defendant in a defamation case. According to Business Insider, the case began from a 2018 tweet where he called a man “pedo guy.” The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Thinner U.S. crowds but Black Friday goes global [Video]Thinner U.S. crowds but Black Friday goes global

The frenzy associated with in-store Black Friday shopping was missing in the U.S. this year as more consumers shopped online, but discounting to lure shoppers that began in America has now spread to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:35Published

World's largest radio telescope planned for Australia and South Africa [Video]World's largest radio telescope planned for Australia and South Africa

Designs for a next-generation radio telescope called the Square Kilometer Array, have nearly been finalized while construction will commence in Australia and South Africa in early 2021.

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South Africa blocks arms sales to UAE, Saudi Arabia [Video]South Africa blocks arms sales to UAE, Saudi Arabia

South Africa is blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a dispute that could cost it billions of US dollars.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 06:31Published

China's growing appetite for coal threatens its Paris pledge [Video]China's growing appetite for coal threatens its Paris pledge

A new report by Global Energy Monitor found that China has increased its coal power capacity by 42.9 gigawatts between January of 2018 and June of 2019.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:18Published

 

South African military plane crash lands in Congo, no sign of major damage

A South African military plane crash-landed on Thursday at the Goma airport in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a U.N. spokesman said.
Reuters - Published

South African photographer kidnapped in Syria back home: source

A South African photojournalist kidnapped in Syria by Islamic State three years ago returned home on Thursday with the help of Turkey's intelligence agency, a security source in Ankara said.
Reuters - Published

South African tourism’s 17th Annual Roadshow to travel to 3 Indian cities in 2020


IndiaTimes - Published

Security worker killed in attempted robbery at Harmony Gold plant in South Africa

A security contractor was killed on Friday in an attempted armed robbery on a Harmony Gold plant west of Johannesburg, the latest fatal incident at a mining company in South Africa.
Reuters - Published

South Africa's Ramaphosa holds crunch talks on power crisis

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa holds an emergency cabinet meeting on Friday to try and resolve a power crisis that has dented growth in Africa's most industrialized economy and endangers its..
Reuters - Published

Owaisi tears up copy of Citizenship Bill in Parliament, says it tries to divide India

AIMIM president and MP Asaduddin Owaisi tore a copy of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha, saying that the Bill seeks to divide the country. Justifying his act to tear the Bill,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Four dead after rock collapse at South African gold mine

Four mineworkers were killed and one was seriously injured after a rock fall at a South African gold mine on Friday trapped five workers underground, the company and a mining union said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

South African anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Tutu in hospital

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and veteran of South Africa's anti-apartheid struggle Desmond Tutu has been admitted to hospital for the treatment of an infection, his office said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Union calls on South Africa government to drop inspections on arms exports

A leading South African trade union on Tuesday called on the government to drop a requirement that buyers of the country's arms exports agree to inspections, a measure that is holding up shipments to..
Reuters - Published

South Africa court rejects Zuma appeal to prevent corruption trial

A South African court on Friday rejected an appeal by former president Jacob Zuma that sought to prevent his prosecution on corruption charges over a $2 billion arms deal.
Reuters - Published

South Africa's Karoo drills and prays as taps run dry

South Africa's Karoo region has always been parched - it means land of thirst in the language of its earliest inhabitants, the Khoisan hunter gatherers.
Reuters - Published

65 Indians taken hostage in various countries during 2017-19: Government to Lok Sabha

"As per available information, 65 Indians have been taken hostage in various countries during the last two years and the current year," he said. Out of the list of 65 Indians kidnapped, the maximum..
IndiaTimes - Published

South Africa blocks arms sales to Saudi and UAE in inspection row

South Africa is blocking arms sales to countries including Saudi Arabia and the UAE in an inspections dispute, endangering billions of dollars of business and thousands of jobs in its struggling..
Reuters - Published

ANC lawmaker arrested on corruption charge: South Africa police

A senior lawmaker for South Africa's governing African National Congress party was arrested on Thursday on a corruption charge and released on bail after a court appearance, police said.
Reuters - Published

UK lawmaker blames HSBC, Stanchart, Baroda in South Africa corruption

Corruption under South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma was enabled by international banks, companies and governments which should now seek to recover the loot they helped to launder, British..
Reuters - Published

South Africa's DA party picks veteran Steenhuisen as interim leader

South Africa's Democratic Alliance (DA) on Sunday appointed John Steenhuisen as interim leader a month after the country's main opposition party was thrown into chaos by the sudden resignation of Mmusi..
Reuters - Published

PM Modi arrives for Brics summit in Brazil

Brics is the acronym coined for an association of five major emerging national economies -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The PM is scheduled to hold separate bilateral meetings with..
IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi leaves for Brazil to attend 11th BRICS summit

​BRICS brings together five major world economies, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, which comprise 42 per cent of the world population, contribute to 23 per cent of global Gross..
IndiaTimes - Published

In Kimberley, the world's diamond capital, illicit mining fight flounders

The first South African project to bring illegal miners into the formal fold has been plagued by violence in diamond capital Kimberley, dealing a major blow to national efforts to stem a booming..
Reuters - Published

Mozambique to appeal South African ruling to set aside extradition of ex-finance minister

Mozambique's government plans to appeal a South African court's decision to revoke the planned extradition of former finance minister Manuel Chang, wanted in both his home country and the United..
Reuters - Published

French arms firm Thales to appeal Zuma corruption charge ruling in South Africa's top court

French defense firm Thales said on Tuesday it would ask South Africa's highest court for permission to appeal an October ruling dismissing its request to have charges that it bribed former President..
Reuters - Published

U.S. pitted against Britain, France, South Africa, others at U.N. over abortion

The United States told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that it opposed references to sexual and reproductive health and the safe termination of pregnancies, pitting Washington against Britain,..
Reuters - Published

Cyber attack shuts Johannesburg City authority's network

Hackers have shut down the cyber network of Johannesburg City Council, targeting computers of local government employees in South Africa's economic hub, city officials said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

South African opposition in crisis as ex-leader quits as MP

The former leader of South Africa's official opposition Democratic Alliance, Mmusi Maimane, gave up his seat in parliament on Thursday after quitting the national leadership and plunging the..
Reuters - Published

Leader of South Africa's main opposition party resigns

South Africa's Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane resigned as head of the main opposition party on Wednesday after four years at the helm, citing difficulties making the traditionally white..
Reuters - Published

Leader of South Africa's Democratic Alliance Maimane resigns

The leader of South Africa's Democratic Alliance (DA) Mmusi Maimane resigned as the head of the main opposition party on Wednesday, citing difficulties making the traditionally white liberal party..
Reuters - Published

Russia to land two nuclear-capable bombers in South Africa on Wednesday: Ifax

Russia will land two nuclear-capable strategic bombers in South Africa on Wednesday, Interfax news agency cited South Africa's military as saying.
Reuters - Published

South African airlines ground flights after faults found at SAA maintenance unit

South African Airways (SAA) and other carriers grounded aircraft and canceled domestic flights on Tuesday after South Africa's aviation regulator instructed the loss-making state airline to address..
Reuters - Published

South African flights disrupted after safety audit finds faults

South African Airways (SAA) and British Airways partner Comair were forced to reschedule at least a dozen domestic flights on Tuesday after a safety inspection at SAA's maintenance subsidiary used by..
Reuters - Published

South Africa's Zuma to appeal decision he must face graft charges

Former South African president Jacob Zuma will appeal a high court decision to deny him a permanent stay of prosecution on charges related to a $2 billion arms deal, his lawyers said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

South Africa's Zuma to face corruption trial after court denies stay of prosecution

South African former President Jacob Zuma will stand trial on corruption charges relating to a $2.5 billion arms deal after a high court denied him a permanent stay of prosecution on Friday.
Reuters - Published

'Everything was cool': Zuma son denies wrongdoing at graft inquiry

Ex-South African president Jacob Zuma's son Duduzane denied wrongdoing at a graft inquiry on Monday, dismissing testimony of two witnesses who placed him in the room when friends of his father are..
Reuters - Published

South African attacks on foreigners shame the continent, says Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said on Friday that a wave of deadly violence against Nigerians and other foreign nationals in South Africa last month was an embarrassment to the continent.
Reuters - Published

Rwanda charges 25 men tied to rebel outfit with treason, other crimes

Rwandan prosecutors on Wednesday charged 25 men with treason and other crimes related to their alleged activities in a rebel group founded by a South African-based dissident.
Reuters - Published

Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan to visit South African township

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will tour a Johannesburg township on Wednesday before meeting President Cyril Ramaphosa and Nelson Mandela's widow on a busy final day of their tour across..
Reuters - Published

Prince Harry's wife Meghan backs better access for women to higher education

Meghan, wife of Britain's Prince Harry, said on Tuesday that empowering women through education could be transformational for communities during a visit to Johannesburg University in South Africa.
Reuters - Published

Britain's Prince Harry to visit Malawi health centre

Britain's Prince Harry will on Tuesday visit a health centre in Malawi before leaving later in the day to join his family in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Reuters - Published

When Mahatma Gandhi survived a lynch mob in South Africa

Barrister Gandhi arrived in South Africa in 1893 to offer legal aid to Dada Abdullah in his business and within three years established himself as a political leader fighting against apartheid and for..
IndiaTimes - Published

Prince Harry's wife Meghan honors murdered South African student

Meghan, the wife of Britain's Prince Harry, has tied a ribbon at the site in Cape Town where a student was murdered last month, in a gesture of solidarity with those who have taken a stand against..
Reuters - Published

India showing way on climate change, says South Africa's Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor

India and South Africa are old friends, we have a lot of South Africans whose families originated in India. India also supported South Africa in freedom struggle
DNA - Published

Mahatma learnt non-violence lessons in South Africa


IndiaTimes - Published

UK's Harry and Meghan start South African tour in Nyanga township

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan started their tour of South Africa on Monday in a township known as the country's "murder capital".
Reuters - Published

Britain's Harry and Meghan head to South Africa on first tour since baby's birth

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan begin their first overseas tour on Monday since the birth of their first child, starting in South Africa, with Harry then rekindling memories of their..
Reuters - Published

Ravi Shastri welcomes Rahul Dravid to India's practice session ahead of 3rd T20I against South Africa

The team will face Proteas in the third and final T20I on Sunday in Bengaluru.
DNA - Published

South African army to stay longer in gang hotspots - Ramaphosa

South African soldiers will patrol gang-ridden Cape Town streets for an extra six months after President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday extended their deployment to the end of March 2020.
Reuters - Published

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