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South Africa Encyclopedia Britannica

Sep 08, 2020South Africa’s remoteness—it lies thousands of miles distant from major African cities such as Lagos and Cairo and more than 6,000 miles (10,000 km) away from most of Europe, North America, and eastern Asia, where its major trading partners are located—helped reinforce the official system of apartheid for a large part of the 20th century. With that system,

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South Africa Wikipedia

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South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. With over 59 million people, it is the world's 24th-most populous nation and covers an area of 1,221,037 square kilometres (471,445 sq mi). 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 groupsspe

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South Africa Encyclopedia

$472 million. However, between 2001 and 2003 South Africa registered a healthy and positive trade balance. BANKING AND SECURITIES. The South African Reserve Bank (SARB), the central bank of issue, began operations in 1921, and in 1924 assumed liability for the outstanding notes of the commercial banks. It is the fourth oldest central bank to have been established

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South Africa New World Encyclopedia

South Africa contains some of the oldest archaeological sites in Africa.Extensive fossil remains in Makapans Cave and other locations suggest that various australopithecines existed in South Africa from about three million years ago. These were succeeded by various species of Homo, including Homo habilis, Homo erectus and modern man, Homo sapiens, at the Klasies River

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South Africa Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

South Africa is found at the southernmost region of Africa, with a long coastline that reaches more than 2,500 km (1,553 mi) and along two oceans (the South Atlantic and the Indian).At 1,219,912 km 2 (471,011 sq mi), South Africa is the 25th-largest country in the world and is almost the size of Colombia. Njesuthi in the Drakensberg at 3,408 m (11,181 ft) is the highest part in South Africa.

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Capital: Pretoria (executive), Bloemfontein

History of South Africa Encyclopedia Britannica

Other articles where History of South Africa is discussed: South Africa: History: The prehistory and history of South Africa span nearly the entire known existence of human beings and their ancestors—some three million years or more—and include the wandering of small bands of hominins through the savanna, the inception of herding and farming as ways of

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apartheid Definition, Facts, Beginning,End Britannica

Jul 23, 2020Under the administration of the South African president F.W. de Klerk, legislation supporting apartheid was repealed in the early 1990s, and a new constitution—one that enfranchised blacks and other racial groups—was adopted in 1993.All-race national elections held in 1994 resulted in a black majority government led by prominent anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela of the African

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South Africa Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

South Africa is found at the southernmost region of Africa, with a long coastline that reaches more than 2,500 km (1,553 mi) and along two oceans (the South Atlantic and the Indian).At 1,219,912 km 2 (471,011 sq mi), South Africa is the 25th-largest country in the world and is almost the size of Colombia. Njesuthi in the Drakensberg at 3,408 m (11,181 ft) is the highest part in South Africa.

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South Africa Languages Encyclopedia Britannica

South Africa South Africa Languages: The black African population is heterogeneous, falling mainly into four linguistic categories. The largest is the Nguni, including various peoples who speak Swati (primarily the Swazi peoples) as well as those who speak languages that take their names from the peoples by whom they are primarily spoken—the Ndebele, Xhosa, and Zulu

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South Africa Cultural life Britannica

South Africa South Africa Cultural life: Blending Western technology with indigenous technology, Western traditions with African and Asian traditions, South Africa is a study in contrasts. It also provides lessons in how cultures can sometimes blend, sometimes collide; for example, within a short distance of one another can be found the villas of South Africa’s white

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Communism in South Africa Oxford Research Encyclopedia

The history of communism in South Africa began with the formation in 1921 of the Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA). The party was entirely white, as was the majority of organized labor—its main constituency. The CPSA attempted to fight for equality of black and white workers, but white labor refused to desegregate, and the party’s support among Africans was practically

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Economy of South Africa Wikipedia

The economy of South Africa is the second largest in Africa. As a manufacturing hub, it is the most industrialized, technologically advanced, and diversified economy on the African continent. South Africa is an upper-middle-income economy one of only eight such countries in Africa. Since 1996, at the end of over twelve years of international sanctions, South Africa's Gross

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List of South African slang words Wikipedia

The following slang words used in South African originated in other parts of the Commonwealth of Nations and subsequently came to South Africa. bint a girl, from Arabic بِنْت. Usually seen as derogatory. buck the main unit of currency: in South Africa the rand, and from the American use of the word for the dollar.

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SOUTH AFRICAN ENGLISH Encyclopedia

SOUTH AFRICAN ENGLISH Short forms SAfrE, SAE. The English language as used in the Republic of South Africa, the first language of c. 10% (about 2.7m) of the total population of the RSA. Source for information on SOUTH AFRICAN ENGLISH: Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language dictionary.

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South African Army Wikipedia

The South African Army is the ground warfare branch of South African National Defence Force.Its roots can be traced to its formation after the Union of South Africa was created in 1910. The South African military evolved within the tradition of frontier warfare fought by Boer Commando forces, reinforced by the Afrikaners' historical distrust of large standing armies.

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South African tanks Tank Encyclopedia

Eland Mark 7 or Eland 90 (1200 built, widely exported in Africa), quite successful against Angolan armor. Saracen Mark 3. In 1953, South Africa purchased 10 Saracen Mk.1s for evaluation, followed by an order of 270 in 1954, arriving in 1956. They were placed in storage or used for training. 8 were allocated to the South African Police.

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South Africa Encyclopedia Dramatica

Jun 11, 2015South Africa, (Known as 'South AIDSfrica' in Zulu, 'South Gayfrica' in Afrikunts), and 'Sooth Efreeka' by the British actors employees of the South African Consulate in Lethal Weapon 2, is black gang territory located somewhere in Africa. It is full of AIDS, rape, fail and the most enlightened cunts in the world.

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Cape Town Encyclopedia

Cape Town or Capetown, city, legislative capital of South Africa [1], capital of Western Cape prov., and seat of the City of Cape Town [2] metropolitan municipality; a port on the Atlantic Ocean [3]. It was the capital of Cape Province [4] before that province's subdivision in 1994.

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South African literature Infoplease

South African literature, literary works written in South Africa or written by South Africans living in other countries. Populated by diverse ethnic and language groups, South Africa has a distinctive literature in many African languages as well as Afrikaans (a vernacular derived from Dutch) and English.. See also African literature .. Although Afrikaans had emerged as a

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South African definition of South African by The Free

South African synonyms, South African pronunciation, South African translation, English dictionary definition of South African. South Africa A country of southern Africa on the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

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Communism in South Africa Oxford Research Encyclopedia

The history of communism in South Africa began with the formation in 1921 of the Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA). The party was entirely white, as was the majority of organized labor—its main constituency. The CPSA attempted to fight for equality of black and white workers, but white labor refused to desegregate, and the party’s support among Africans was practically

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South African tanks Tank Encyclopedia

Eland Mark 7 or Eland 90 (1200 built, widely exported in Africa), quite successful against Angolan armor. Saracen Mark 3. In 1953, South Africa purchased 10 Saracen Mk.1s for evaluation, followed by an order of 270 in 1954, arriving in 1956. They were placed in storage or used for training. 8 were allocated to the South African Police.

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South African Article about South African by The Free

South Africa, Afrikaans Suid-Afrika, officially Republic of South Africa, republic (2015 est. pop. 55,291,000), 471,359 sq mi (1,220,813 sq km), S Africa. It borders on the Atlantic Ocean in the west, on Namibia in the northwest, on Botswana and Zimbabwe in the north, on Mozambique and Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) in the northeast, and on the Indian Ocean in the east and south.

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South Africa Encyclopedia Dramatica

Jun 11, 2015South Africa, (Known as 'South AIDSfrica' in Zulu, 'South Gayfrica' in Afrikunts), and 'Sooth Efreeka' by the British actors employees of the South African Consulate in Lethal Weapon 2, is black gang territory located somewhere in Africa. It is full of AIDS, rape, fail and the most enlightened cunts in the world.

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Cape Town Encyclopedia

Cape Town or Capetown, city, legislative capital of South Africa [1], capital of Western Cape prov., and seat of the City of Cape Town [2] metropolitan municipality; a port on the Atlantic Ocean [3]. It was the capital of Cape Province [4] before that province's subdivision in 1994.

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South African APCs Archives Tank Encyclopedia

South Africa (1995) APC/MPV 582 built. The Mamba Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) is one of several South African Mine Protected Vehicle (MPV) vehicles that have inspired the modern enclosed V-shaped Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP)

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South African definition of South African by The Free

South African synonyms, South African pronunciation, South African translation, English dictionary definition of South African. South Africa A country of southern Africa on the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

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Southern Africa International Encyclopedia of the First

The people of Southern Africa experienced the First World War as a continuation of late 19 th century European imperialism. The war did not introduce new historical trends as much as it extended and exacerbated imperialism’s ill effects. In the region itself, there was only one significant military campaign: the South African invasion of German South-West Africa.

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South African Wheeled Vehicles Archives Tank Encyclopedia

South Africa (1962) Armoured Car 1600 built “Eland” The African Antelope The Eland armored car, more affectionately known by its nickname, “Noddy Car”, (with reference to the popular Noddy in the Toyland TV program of the time) takes its Afrikaans name from the African Eland, the largest antelope in the world.

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Zulu Encyclopedia

Zulu Orientation. Identification and Location. The Zulu are an African ethnic group whose members live mainly in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, which lies between the Indian Ocean to the east and the Drakensberg mountain range to the west. The province stretches from the borders of Mozambique and Swaziland in the north to the Umzimkhulu River in the south.

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SOUTH AFRICA JewishEncyclopedia

The first congregation in South Africa was founded in Cape Town in Nov., 1841, and the initial service was held in the house of Benjamin Norden, at the corner of Weltevreden and Hof streets. Later a room was hired at the corner of Bouquet and St. John streets, S. Rudolph, a German merchant, conducting the services.

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Tank Technology Demonstrator (TTD) Tanks Encyclopedia

The South African Defence Force (SADF) identified, in the early 1980s, the need for a completely new generation of indigenous MBT. This project, code-named “ Loggim ”, was assigned to the Reumech Olifant Manufacturing Company (OMC), which produced the hull and Lyttleton Engineering Works (LEW), which designed the turret and main gun.

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South Africa and the German East Africa Campaign (Union of

South Africa’s contribution to the East Africa campaign extended beyond 1916, the year most South Africans served there under General Jan Smuts. South Africans of all racial groups served in different capacities from February 1915 to the departure of the last German prisoners in February 1919. South Africans served as Imperial Service Troops paid for by the British

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List of South Africans Simple English Wikipedia, the

Pieter Willem Botha, 9th and last Prime Minister and 8th State President of South Africa; Frederik Willem de Klerk (1916–2006), 9th and last State President of South Africa (1990–1994) and joint Nobel Peace Prize winner; Paul Kruger (1825–1904), member of the Troika, 5th President of South African Republic; Nelson Mandela (1918–2013), 1st democratically elected President of South

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