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South Africa has one of the continent's biggest and most developed economies.
Up until 1994 it was ruled by a white minority government, which enforced a separation of races with its policy called apartheid.
The apartheid government eventually negotiated itself out of power after decades of international isolation, armed opposition and mass protests.
The democratically-elected leadership encouraged reconciliation and set about redressing social imbalances, but the economy has struggled.
The Beautiful South Africa You Have to Visit to appreciate
Republic of South Africa
Population 50.7 million
Area 1.22 million sq km (470,693 sq miles)
Major languages 11 official languages including English, Afrikaans, Sesotho, Setswana, Xhosa and Zulu
Religions Christianity, Islam, indigenous beliefs
Life expectancy 53 years (men), 54 years (women)