South Africa

Country in Southern 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 that stretches 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. It also completely enclaves the country Lesotho. It is the southernmost country on the mainland of the Old World, and the second-most populous country located entirely south of the equator, after Tanzania. South Africa is a biodiversity hotspot, with unique biomes, plant and animal life. With over 60 million people, the country is the world's 24th-most populous nation and covers an area of 1,221,037 square kilometres. Pretoria is the administrative capital, while Cape Town, as the seat of Parliament, is the legislative capital. Bloemfontein has traditionally been regarded as the judicial capital. The largest city, and site of highest court is Johannesburg.

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Oscar Pistorius will remain behind bars for the foreseeable future ... the former Olympic sprinter and convicted killer was denied parole in South Africa on..
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Laura Muir and Jemma Reekie split from coach Andy Young after quitting a training camp in South Africa.
1 day ago • BBC Sport
Former Ireland full-back Felix Jones to leave South Africa's set-up and join England as an assistant coach after the 2023 World Cup.
2 days ago • BBC Sport
Laura Muir and Jemma Reekie have unexpectedly cut short their altitude training camp, leaving long-term coach Andy Young in South Africa.
3 days ago • BBC Sport
Watch United Rugby Championship highlights as Scarlets shock South African side Sharks in Llanelli.
6 days ago • BBC Sport
Johnson Charles smashes Chris Gayle's record for the fastest men's T20 hundred for West Indies by hitting a 39-ball century against South Africa.
6 days ago • BBC Sport
Former South Africa captain Dane van Niekerk signs for English region Sunrisers.
1 week ago • BBC Sport

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