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The bulk of banana production in South Africa occurs in the area between Port Shepstone and Port Edward in the KwaZulu-Natal, or "Garden," province. The warmer coastal strip north of Durban is particularly suitable for b... More »

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Africa is the second largest among the seven traditionally recognized continents in the world, which include Asia, South America, North America, Antarctica, Australia and Europe. As of 2015, Africa is also the second mos... More »

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Africa is the second-largest continent. Its landmass borders the Mediterranean Sea to the north and extends 4,500 miles south to the Cape of Good Hope. Africa's major geographical regions from north to south include the ... More »

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South Africa is a nation in the south of the African continent, comprising a total land area of 471,011 square miles, which is almost twice the size of Texas. The legislative capital of South Africa is Cape Town, while t... More »

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South Africa became independent from Great Britain on December 11, 1931, but the British monarch remained head of state. On May 31, 1961, the country became a republic, severing all formal ties with Great Britain. More »

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The Republic of South Africa became independent in 1961, making the country 54 years old as of 2015. The first European colonists were the Dutch, who founded Cape Town on April 7, 1652. However, native inhabitants lived ... More »

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South Africa is famous for its former president, Nelson Mandela, Kruger National Park and a variety of gem stones and minerals. Approximately 50 percent of the world's gold reserves are located in South Africa. The count... More »

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