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South Africa is highly susceptible to climate change and oceanic fluctuations because it is surrounded by ocean to the east, west, and south. Natural disasters such as floods, droughts, and heatwaves are common.1 Climate change, pollution, and changing sea levels are also destroying biodiversity and ecosystems. There is a significant amount of crude oil pollution on the coastline because of oil transport from the Arabian Gulf.2

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2 http://www.gov.za/about-sa/environment
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South Africa News

Bloomberg 
All eight South African Airways flights between Harare and Johannesburg were canceled on Saturday when the Zimbabwe government demanded a foreign operators permit, a day after an Air Zimbabwe plane was grounded in the South African city for similar ... See more..
BBC Sport 
Meanwhile, South Africa ran in four tries as they powered to a 37-15 win over Argentina. The sides face each other again next Saturday. New Zealand flanker Jerome Kaino missed the match. He flew home after details about an alleged extra-marital affair ... See more..
BBC News 
A South African minister has resigned amid accusations he assaulted a woman in a nightclub earlier this month. Deputy Education Minister Mduduzi Manana appeared in court last week to face the assault charge. He is accused of hitting the woman during an ... See more..
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ESPNcricinfo.com 
Not only will India not feature in the Boxing Day Test against South Africa later this year, but even the New Year's Test in Newlands is in danger of being pushed back. The Boxing Day Test is usually the highlight of South Africa's international season ... See more..
Daily Mail 
South Africa took another step toward banishing the bad memories of 2016 with a 37-15 win over Argentina to open its Rugby Championship campaign on Saturday. The Springboks scored four tries to the Pumas' two, and led throughout at the Nelson ... See more..
The Guardian 
The violence at Charlottesville has renewed America's uneasy debate about race and privilege, and stirs memories of a place I lived and worked for six years: ... See more..
Reuters 
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa has granted diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's first lady, Grace Mugabe, allowing her to return to Harare and avoid prosecution for the alleged assault of a 20-year-old model, a security source said on Friday. See more..
Sportstarlive 
Late strikes from spinners Shahbaz Nadeem and Krishnappa Gowtham balanced the scales in India's favour as South Africa ended the first day of the second unofficial 'Test' on 258 for 5. Nadeem (2 for 101 in 32 overs) and Gowtham (2 for 67 in 29 overs) ... See more..
England Rugby 
England had won one against France and later lost to Wales in their previous games of the U19 International Series in South Africa. England led 19-0 at the break through tries from Ollie Hassell-Collins, Josh Basham and Sam Moore. South Africa scored ... See more..
BBC News 
South African police have issued a "red alert" at the country's borders for Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe, the police minister has said. She is accused of hitting a 20-year-old woman over the head with an extension cord in a hotel room near ... See more..
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Geography

Southern Africa, at the southern tip of the continent of Africa
Area

Total 1,219,090 sq km
Land 1,214,470 sq km
Water 4,620 sq km

***NOTE*** includes Prince Edward Islands (Marion Island and Prince Edward Island)
Climate

mostly semiarid; subtropical along east coast; sunny days, cool nights
Natural Resources

gold, chromium, antimony, coal, iron ore, manganese, nickel, phosphates, tin, rare earth elements, uranium, gem diamonds, platinum, copper, vanadium, salt, natural gas ;
Natural Hazards

prolonged droughts

volcanism: the volcano forming Marion Island in the Prince Edward Islands, which last erupted in 2004, is South Africa's only active volcano the volcano forming Marion Island in the Prince Edward Islands, which last erupted in 2004, is South Africa's only active volcano
Current Environmental Issues

lack of important arterial rivers or lakes requires extensive water conservation and control measures; growth in water usage outpacing supply; pollution of rivers from agricultural runoff and urban discharge; air pollution resulting in acid rain; soil erosion; desertification

Demographics

Nationality
South African
Population
48,601,098 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

South Africa is a middle-income, emerging market with an abundant supply of natural resources; well-developed financial, legal, communications, energy, and transport sectors and a stock exchange that is the 15th largest in the world. Even though the country possesses modern infrastructure that support a relatively efficient distribution of goods to major urban centers throughout the region, some components retard growth. The economy began to slow in the second half of 2007 due to an electricity crisis. State power supplier Eskom encountered problems with aging plants and meeting electricity demand necessitating "load-shedding" cuts in 2007 and 2008 to residents and businesses ...See More in the major cities. Subsequently, the global financial crisis reduced commodity prices and world demand. GDP fell nearly 2% in 2009 but has recovered since then. Unemployment, poverty, and inequality remain a challenge, with official unemployment at nearly 25% of the work force. Eskom has built two new power stations and installed new power demand management programs to improve power grid reliability. South Africa's economic policy has focused on controlling inflation, however, the country has had significant budget deficits that restrict its ability to deal with pressing economic problems. The current government faces growing pressure from special interest groups to use state-owned enterprises to deliver basic services to low-income areas and to increase job growth. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$592 billion (2012 est.); $577.3 billion (2011 est.); $558 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

13.1% of GDP (2012 est.); 16.1% of GDP (2011 est.); 16.4% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

corn, wheat, sugarcane, fruits, vegetables; beef, poultry, mutton, wool, dairy products
Industries

mining (world's largest producer of platinum, gold, chromium), automobile assembly, metalworking, machinery, textiles, iron and steel, chemicals, fertilizer, foodstuffs, commercial ship repair