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In South Africa, climate change is affecting the water scarcity issue as well as exacerbating natural disasters such as floods, droughts and heatwaves.1 Climate change also destroys the country's biodiversity and ecosystems.2 Other environmental changes that South Africa faces are the deforestation and destruction of regions of biodiversity for urban development.3 Furthermore, the pollution levels in the country are very high as a result of the augmentation of traffic from crude oil transport between the Arabian Gulf and cities.4

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1 http://www.wwf.org.za/what_we_do/climate_change/
2 Ibid
3http://wwf.panda.org/who_we_are/wwf_offices/south_africa/environmental_problems__in_south_africa/
4 Ibid
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South Africa News

CNN 
"According to our policies, management should have gone in and stopped those ladies," department spokesman Gibson Ngabakho said in an interview with South African Power FM Radio. "We want to apologize to the citizens of South Africa for this incident, ... See more..
BBC Sport 
South Africa have named three uncapped players in the squad for the four-match Test series in England, with Dale Steyn and AB De Villiers absent. Steyn has not recovered from a shoulder injury, while De Villiers is continuing to take a break from Test ... See more..
The Guardian 
A rhino breeder in South Africa is planning an online auction of rhino horns to capitalise on a court ruling that opened the way to domestic trade despite an international ban imposed to curb poaching. The sale of rhino horns by breeder John Hume, to ... See more..
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Reuters 
South Africa reported an outbreak this month of H5N8 bird flu on a commercial broiler breeder farm in Mpumalanga province, where about 5,000 birds died and the rest were culled. The H5N8 strain has been detected in several countries in Europe, Africa ... See more..
BBC News 
The trial of two white farmers accused of forcing a black South African into a coffin and threatening to douse him in petrol and burn him alive has been moved to ... See more..
Herald live 
South Africans are regarded as unfriendly and unwelcoming to Africans from the rest of the continent‚ Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa says. This was the key reason why the compound annual growth rate of African tourist arrivals reached only 1.5% between ... See more..
Irish Times 
Media reports in South Africa claim Munster coach is already working out his notice at province. See more..
BusinessTech 
A study done by Seeff, based on data from Lightstone and Propstats reveals that Cape Town is now home to nine of the 10 richest suburbs in South Africa. See more..
The Independent 
Yes, three games have sold out, but England leaving out their captain Eoin Morgan tells you all you need to know in terms of how these games were viewed by both the English and South African boards. Scrapping the format as a tour itinerary item, whilst ... See more..
Daily Maverick 
South Africa remains mired not only in corruption or the challenges to it, but also in past injustices and how to address them. In the process we ignore the looming transformations in the global and national economic order that will create a new set of ... 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