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  • n  a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
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  • South Africa's Mandela spends 6th day in hospital
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's leader called on his country Thursday to remember Nelson Mandela not only for his years as the nation's first black president but also for his time as a revolutionary and a prisoner as the beloved hero spent his sixth day in the hospital.
    June 13, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • South Africa union declares wage dispute with De Beers, strike may follow
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers said on Wednesday it had declared a wage dispute with diamond producer De Beers, a unit of Anglo American, paving the way for possible strike action if mediation fails. Peter Bailey, NUM's negotiator with De Beers, told Reuters the union had dropped its wage hike demand to 13 percent from 17 percent but the company had offered ...
    June 13, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Cricket-South Africa's Steyn passed fit for West Indies clash
    CAPE TOWN, June 13 (Reuters) - South Africa pace bowler Dale Steyn has been passed fit for Friday's winner-takes-all Champions Trophy Group B clash against West Indies in Cardiff. A side strain kept Steyn out of South Africa's opening two matches of the tournament, but he bowled at full intensity in the nets on Thursday, a statement from Cricket South Africa said. The winner of Friday's match ...
    June 13, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

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