South Africa

Country in Southern Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is a country in Southern Africa. With over 60 million people, it is the world's 23rd-most populous nation and covers an area of 1,221,037 square kilometres. South Africa has three capital cities: executive Pretoria, judicial Bloemfontein and legislative Cape Town. The largest city is Johannesburg. About 80% of South Africans are of Black African ancestry, divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different African languages. The remaining population consists of Africa's largest communities of European, Asian, and Multiracial ancestry.

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Maro Itoje warns his British and Irish Lions team-mates to take heed of previous tours and expect a strong response from South Africa on Saturday.
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Dr Angelique Coetzee is a GP in the South African capital Pretoria, where she has run a family clinic for the past 33 years.
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Ex-British and Irish Lion Matt Dawson says the side climbed a mountain to beat South Africa.
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Former captain Brian O'Driscoll says the British and Irish Lions' win over South Africa in the first Test was the "ultimate game of two halves".
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The British and Irish Lions rugby team has triumphed over South Africa in a tense 22-17 victory after trailing in the first half.
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The British and Irish Lions draw first blood in the Test series against world champions South Africa after fighting back from nine points down at the break.
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Injured British and Irish Lions prop Wyn Jones is ruled out of Saturday's first Test against South Africa, with Scotland's Rory Sutherland starting and Mako..
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Watch highlights as Team GB beat South Africa 3-1 in their men's hockey opening fixture including goals from Sam Ward, Liam Ansell and Jack Waller.
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The British and Irish Lions prepare to face a South Africa side driven to provide hope for their country.
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Fast starts, scrums and replacements - where will the British and Irish Lions Test series in South Africa be won and lost?
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The British and Irish Lions are furious at the decision to have a South African as the Television Match Official for Saturday's first Test against the Springboks..
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 4 days ago

BBC Sport reveals its readers' XV, which exposes some key head-to-head battles for Saturday's South Africa Test.
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British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland feels the fitness and depth of his squad will be decisive factors in the upcoming Test series against South..
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British and Irish Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones reflects on completing a remarkable recovery to lead the tourists against South Africa.
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Alun Wyn Jones returns to captain the British and Irish Lions against South Africa on Saturday, in a side including three Scottish players for the first time..
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 5 days ago

All three Tests between South Africa and the British and Irish Lions will now be staged in Cape Town because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 6 days ago

Stuart Hogg says the disappointment of leaving the 2017 British and Irish tour to New Zealand with injury has made him "focused" on success in South Africa.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 6 days ago

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi recovers from Covid-19 to be named in the starting XV to face the Lions on Saturday.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 6 days ago

Tonga will be England's first opponents of the autumn internationals at Twickenham, with matches against Australia and South Africa to follow.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 6 days ago

Dan Biggar targets an "emotional" first British and Irish Lions Test start against South Africa after the recent death of his mother.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 1 week ago

Returning British and Irish Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones is fit for Saturday's first Test against South Africa, says defence coach Steve Tandy.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 1 week ago

Former British and Irish Lion Matt Dawson picks his starting XV for the first Test against South Africa on 24 July.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 1 week ago

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland says he expects a lively discussion about selection for the first Test with South Africa.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 1 week ago

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