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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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1 https://www.britannica.com/place/South-Africa/Soils#toc44026

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

Financial Times 
McKinsey has apologised for making “several errors of judgment” in working alongside a company linked to South Africa's politically controversial Gupta family last year after conducting a four-month internal probe into the scandal. The management ... See more..
Eyewitness News 
Business Leadership South Africa has assumed a stinging position against public sector corruption. Bonang Mohale explains the lobby group's stance. See more..
Kitco News 
JOHANNESBURG, Oct 16 (Reuters) - South Africa's Impala Platinum (Implats) said on Monday it would pay $30 million for a 15 percent interest in a platinum project in the northern Waterberg region and had an option to acquire a majority stake in the ... See more..
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Times LIVE 
South African produced drama-thriller Obsessions is set to make history when it becomes the first local series to air worldwide on Amazon's video streaming service, Amazon Video. The series, which tells the story of a young group of friends who are ... See more..
Daily Maverick 
A country that is not producing new knowledge can only sink into oblivion as it has merely to copy others rather than find solutions for its own context. Universities are the engine room for South Africa's new ideas and play a critical role in its ... See more..
Daily Maverick 
There is an urgent need to revert to basic values of sharing and caring – uplifting the poor and disadvantaged in a severely fractured society. The festival of ... See more..
Africa Check 
Statistics South Africa's 2015 Mortality and Causes of Death report estimated that 484 deaths were due to self-harm. The statistics are based on death certificates from the department of home affairs, but experts caution that suicide deaths are under ... See more..
Bloomberg 
While the two main ANC blocs have probably decided in principle to unite and avoid a divisive leadership race that could split the party, they haven't agreed on who should fill the top posts, the South African Institute of Race Relations said in a ... See more..
NEWS.com.au 
At the heart of the conflict are tribal leaders who have royal titles and feudal-style control over the homelands, poor rural areas designated to South Africa's black majority by its former white minority rulers during apartheid. Tribal leaders are ... See more..
Independent Online 
They are the most colourful tribe and truly South African. We fused this with a bit of Zulu culture to give the national costume a modern and young feel. The colours of our national flag give it a proudly South African look. We included a cape because ... 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