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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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119 Indians, 5 foreigners from coronavirus-hit Japan cruise ship land in Delhi on Air India flight

A special Air India flight carrying 119 Indians and five nationals from Sri Lanka, Nepal, South Africa and Peru, who were on board the coronavirus-hit quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess, landed..
IndiaTimes - Published

Phones of South Africa's state security minister, other officials, found to be cloned

Mobile phones belonging to South Africa's state security minister Ayanda Dlodlo, her deputy and several officials from the State Security Agency (SSA) were found this week to have been cloned, Dlodlo's..
Reuters - Published

Videos for South Africa


Shell-shocked: SA's lobster catchers suffer coronavirus fallout [Video]Shell-shocked: SA's lobster catchers suffer coronavirus fallout

Lobster catchers on South Africa's West Coast have become unexpected victims of the coronavirus epidemic, after China halted imports of seafood in a bid to contain the outbreak. Sisipho Skweyiya..

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John Deere hopes to break ground in Africa through tractor-hailing tech [Video]John Deere hopes to break ground in Africa through tractor-hailing tech

The world's leading farm equipment manufacturer is teaming up with the "Uber of tractors", hoping to boost sales on the African continent. David Doyle reports.

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Lesotho PM fails to appear in court for wife's murder charge [Video]Lesotho PM fails to appear in court for wife's murder charge

Thomas Thabane was to be charged for killing wife but had a pre-arranged medical check-up in South Africa, an aide says.

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Joe Biden Says Was Arrested In South Africa Visiting Nelson Mandela [Video]Joe Biden Says Was Arrested In South Africa Visiting Nelson Mandela

REUTERS/Mike Segar Former Vice President Joe Biden is telling a story on the campaign trail about being arrested in South Africa, but there's no record of him mentioning the arrest before now. The..

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Kenya's Safaricom will consider Huawei for 5G, despite U.S. concerns [Video]Kenya's Safaricom will consider Huawei for 5G, despite U.S. concerns

Michael Joseph, CEO of East Africa's most profitable company Safaricom, says the telecoms operator will consider Huawei as a vendor for its 5G network despite U.S. pressure elsewhere against using the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:55Published

Langer backs Warner, Smith to cope with baiting S Africa fans [Video]Langer backs Warner, Smith to cope with baiting S Africa fans

SHOWS: JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (FEBRUARY 17, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS 2. (SOUNDBITE) (English) AUSTRALIAN CRICKET JUSTIN LANGER SAYING: "It was obviously a very

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The economic cost of South Africa's rolling blackouts [Video]The economic cost of South Africa's rolling blackouts

Electricity blackouts in South Africa not only leave millions in the dark, they cost companies millions of dollars in lost business.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Close Buckingham Palace Office [Video]Prince Harry and Meghan Close Buckingham Palace Office

CNN reports that Prince Harry and wife Meghan are closing their office at Buckingham Palace, after stepping back from their royal roles as senior members of the royal family. The closure will result in..

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Federer excited to face Nadal in sixth Match for Africa [Video]Federer excited to face Nadal in sixth Match for Africa

Roger Federer expresses his excitement at facing rival Rafael Nadal in Cape Town, South Africa in the sixth edition of the Match for Africa.

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Lesotho PM's wife charged with murdering his previous wife [Video]Lesotho PM's wife charged with murdering his previous wife

The wife of Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane appeared in court on Wednesday (February 5) charged with murdering his previous wife two days before he took office in 2017. Lucy Fielder reports.

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S. Africa's Massmart to restructure after forecasting loss [Video]S. Africa's Massmart to restructure after forecasting loss

South Africa's Massmart Holdings, majority-owned by U.S. retail giant Walmart, forecast a full year loss on Thursday as it battles tough trading conditions. Matthew Larotonda reports.

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‘Dreamlike scene’: annual butterfly migration spotted in South Africa [Video]‘Dreamlike scene’: annual butterfly migration spotted in South Africa

Social media videos show thousands of butterflies floating through the garden in Johannesburg’s suburb

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S. Africa's Eskom may need 20 years for emissions rules [Video]S. Africa's Eskom may need 20 years for emissions rules

South Africa's top polluter, struggling state-owned power utility Eskom, says it could take two decades to install the technology needed to comply with stricter emissions rules that come into force in..

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South Africa considers nationalising central bank [Video]South Africa considers nationalising central bank

President Cyril Ramaphosa is under pressure to revive investor confidence and boost economic growth.

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Laura Whitmore defends Love Island flights [Video]Laura Whitmore defends Love Island flights

'Love Island' host Laura Whitmore insists she is not unnecessarily adding to the world's carbon footprint by flying back and forth from London to South Africa for the ITV2 reality dating show.

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Ben Stokes given fine for abusing fan [Video]Ben Stokes given fine for abusing fan

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee after admitting he swore at a fan. It occurred when he was dismissed during the fourth Test against South Africa in..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:28Published

South Africa baby deaths: Parents accuse hospital of hiding information [Video]South Africa baby deaths: Parents accuse hospital of hiding information

At least 10 babies have died in the same hospital in Tembisa township in Johannesburg in the past two months.

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WHO: Chinese coronavirus 'not yet' a global emergency [Video]WHO: Chinese coronavirus 'not yet' a global emergency

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday that the new coronavirus that has emerged in China and spread to several other countries does not yet constitute an international emergency but it..

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Louis Vuitton's diamond as big as a tennis ball steals the show in Paris [Video]Louis Vuitton's diamond as big as a tennis ball steals the show in Paris

The LVMH-owned brand, which said last week that it was the new owner of the 1,758-carat Sewelo, displayed the glinting, blackened stone at its Place Vendome store in Paris.

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Joe Root: Young players at the heart of England's victory over South Africa [Video]Joe Root: Young players at the heart of England's victory over South Africa

England cricket Test match captain and batsman Ollie Pope speak to the press following their victory over South Africa in the third Test to bring the series to a 2-1 lead over their hosts.

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South African Airways says flights 'normal' as funding woes continue [Video]South African Airways says flights 'normal' as funding woes continue

South Africa's struggling state-owned airlines said on Monday that flights to all destinations are operating as normal, as government discussions continue to try and rescue the carrier. Sisipho..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

South African Airways says flight 'normal' as funding woes continue [Video]South African Airways says flight 'normal' as funding woes continue

South Africa's struggling state-owned airlines said on Monday that flights to all destinations are operating as normal, as government discussions continue to try and rescue the carrier. Sisipho..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

 

Fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari brought to Bengaluru from Senegal

Fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari who is wanted in many heinous crimes, including murder and extortion, was brought in the early hours of Monday from Senegal via France to Bengaluru, police said. The..
IndiaTimes - Published

Gangster Ravi Pujari arrested in South Africa, extradited

Fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari has been arrested in South Africa and being brought to India by a team of officials, including senior IPS officers from Karnataka, a top police official said on Sunday...
IndiaTimes - Published

South Africa's lobster catchers suffer in coronavirus fallout

The lobster catchers of South Africa's Western Cape have become an unexpected casualty of the coronavirus after China halted imports of the West Coast rock lobster last month as part of measures to..
Reuters - Published

Lesotho PM, due in court over first wife's death, travels to South Africa

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane failed to appear in court on Friday in connection with the killing of his first wife, and his son said he had traveled to South Africa to see a doctor - but had..
Reuters - Published

Lesotho PM Thabane has gone to South Africa to see a doctor: son

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has gone to South Africa to see a doctor, his son told Reuters, after Thabane missed a court appearance over his former wife's death.
Reuters - Published

Bookie Chawla back from UK in 1st big extradition under 27-yr-old treaty

Chawla was wanted since a probe revealed his alleged nexus with former South African captain Hansie Cronje and other cricketers in fixing matches. The move is being considered a diplomatic win and big..
IndiaTimes - Published

Mozambique drops court appeals to extradite ex-minister from South Africa

Mozambique on Monday withdrew appeals against a South African court decision not to extradite its former finance minister, Manuel Chang, wanted in relation to a $2 billion debt scandal that plunged his..
Reuters - Published

Girl's drowning sparks water riot in thirsty South African township

Eight-year-old Musa and her older sister Moleboheng trudged down the ravine with buckets and drum bottles to fetch water from a filthy stream because they were thirsty and tired of waiting for trucks..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: South Africa seeks to unlock stalled arms sales to Saudi, UAE

South Africa aims to free up over a billion dollars in stalled weapons sales, including to Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, by amending a document at the heart of an export row, a senior arms..
Reuters - Published

Lesotho police fear PM's wife may escape again while on bail

The deputy police commissioner (DCP) told Reuters police feared Lesotho prime minister's wife Maesaiah Thabane, accused of murder, could escape justice if allowed to travel to neighboring South Africa..
Reuters - Published

South African court issues arrest warrant for ex-president Zuma in graft trial

A South African court issued an arrest warrant for former president Jacob Zuma on Tuesday, after he skipped court on grounds of needing medical treatment, but the judge stayed the warrant until his..
Reuters - Published

South African photographer of 'black lives' Santu Mofokeng dies aged 63

South African photographer Santu Mofokeng, known for his piercing black-and-white pictures of African life in Johannesburg townships during apartheid, died on Sunday aged 63, his family said.
Reuters - Published

South Africa ups surveillance for all travelers from Asia after coronavirus outbreak

South Africa's Department of Health said on Thursday port health authorities have enhanced surveillance for all travelers from Asia, especially China, following an outbreak of coronavirus in the..
Reuters - Published

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

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.
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'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

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