South Africa

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South Africa is a country at the southern tip of Africa.

It was originally inhabited by Khoi San people, then invaded by Bantus and Zulus. During the 17th century it was colonized by the Netherlands and then by the United Kingdom. The descendands of the Dutch are called Afrikaners, and speak an archaic dialect of Dutch. The British conquered them in the Boer Wars, putting their families in concentration camps until they submitted.

In the 20th century racist systems around the world collapsed, with the apartheid system in South Africa being one of the last to go. A relatively peaceful transition was made in the late 1980s and early 1990s, led by Nelson Mandela and F W de Klerk.

In 2010 the Soccer World Cup was hosted by South Africa.

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