South Africa

Country in Southern Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739ย 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 62 million people, the country is the world's 23rd-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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England hold off South Africa to win Sunday's decider 53-50 and clinch their three-match series 2-1.
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South Africa earn a late 61-59 win over England to take their three-match series with England down to a decider.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 1 day ago

Billy Vunipola is sent off as Saracens start their Investec Champions Cup campaign with an away defeat by Bulls.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 1 day ago

Ireland will face world champions South Africa in a two-Test series tour next summer.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 2 days ago

England hold off a late comeback to beat South Africa 54-51 in the first game of their three-match series.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 5 days ago

Holders South Africa qualify for the 2024 Women's Africa Cup of Nations after wrapping up a 3-1 aggregate win over Burkina Faso.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 6 days ago

Dozens of buses carrying more than 400 unaccompanied children have been intercepted in South Africa in an anti-trafficking operation, authorities have said.
Credit: Sky News - Published 6 days ago

Dragons are at South African side Lions in the United Rugby Championship in front of the Scrum V cameras.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 1 week ago

South Africa's World Cup-winning coach Jacques Nienaber is making an immediate impact at Leinster, says Scott Penny.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 1 week ago

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