What is South Africa?

  • (noun): A republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers).
    Synonyms: Republic of South Africa

South Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is a country located at the southern tip of Africa. It is divided into nine provinces and has 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline. To the north lie the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe; to the east are Mozambique and Swaziland; while Lesotho is an enclave surrounded by South African territory. South Africa is the 25th largest country in the world by area and the 24th most populous country with over 51 million people.

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List Of Archaeological Sites By Country - South Africa
... Blombos Cave Cango Caves Coopers Cave South Africa Duinefontein Gladysvale Cave South Africa Hoedjiespunt Klasies River Caves Kromdraai fossil site Makapansgat Mapungubwe ...
Ireland National Rugby Union Team - Home Grounds
... match at the rebuilt stadium was against reigning World Cup champions South Africa on 6 November 2010.South Africa won the match 23–22 ... Because of the historic significance of this match, South Africa announced that they would wear their change strip to allow Ireland to wear their home green normally, the home team change their colours in case of a clash ...
Kenya National Cricket Team - History - 2003 World Cup and Decline
... The tournament was to be held in South Africa, with Kenya hosting their two matches against Sri Lanka and New Zealand ... The tournament started with a defeat to South Africa, but Kenya bounced back with a four wicket win over Canada in Cape Town ... The tournament continued, back in South Africa, with a win over Bangladesh and a defeat to the West Indies ...
Jae - Career
... Jae returned to South Africa in 1999 to star in the musical extravaganza "Countdown", at the opening of the Carnival City Casino ... the first R B artist in the history of the South African music industry to obtain Gold and Platinum status in the sales of her self-penned debut single Missing You ... Jae was named by Cosmopolitan magazine as one of South Africa's 30 Most Awesome Women of the year 2002 ...
Kenya National Cricket Team - History - ODI Status
... by the ICC, and hosted a quadrangular tournament against Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka in September/October 1996 ... They played in the quarter finals of South Africa's Standard Bank Cup in March 1997, losing to Natal by 104 runs at Kingsmead ... In the 1999 World Cup itself, they were placed in the same first round group as England, India, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe ...

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