- South Africa
- South Af|ri|caalso the Republic of South Africaa country in southern Africa south of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe. Population: 43,586,000 (2001). Capitals: Pretoria and Cape Town. Largest city: Johannesburg. Until the 1990s, the country was ruled by an all-white government using the system of ↑apartheid, which separated people of different races and gave no political rights to black people. In 1994 the African National Congress ( ANC), led by Nelson Mandela, won South Africa's first fully ↑democratic election and became the government. South Africa's best-known products are gold and ↑diamonds.
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