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South Africa

Official Name
South Africa
Location Details
Universe

Galaxy

Star System

Planet

Country
South Africa

Locale

Characteristics
Dimensions
1,221,037 km² (25th), 471,443 sq mi

Population
47,432,000 (2005)

First appearance

Action Comics #7 (Zatara vignette)

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History

The Republic of South Africa (also known by other official names) is the country at the southern tip of Africa. It borders the Atlantic and Indian oceans and Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland, and Lesotho, an independent enclave surrounded by South African territory. South Africa is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, and, due to its having the largest economy in Africa, is widely regarded as the most socially, economically and infrastructurally developed country on the continent.

In 1938, a smuggler named Harold Foames manipulated members of a Zulu tribe under Chief Gonula to aid him in robbing nearby diamond mines. Mystery Man John Zatara trailed Foames' activities to South Africa and was himself nearly implicated in the theft of the diamonds. Zatara discovered that Foames was partnered with one of his old adversaries, the Tigress. The Tigress and Foames attempted to escape South Africa with their bounty, but Zatara used his magic powers to force their plane to land and recover the diamonds. [1]

Between 1948 and 1994, South Africa was locked in the grip of a system of legalized racial segregation enforced by the National Party South African government. The Teen Titans known as Starfire once made a journey to South Africa and became involved in the Apartheid political atmosphere when she was framed for the murder of a peace activist named Father Mandutu. [2]

Points of Interest

Cape Town
Cape Town is the second most populous city in South Africa, forming part of the metropolitan municipality of the City of Cape Town. It is the provincial capital of the Western Cape, as well as the legislative capital of South Africa, where the National Parliament and many government offices are located.
Johannesburg
Johannesburg is the largest and most populous city in South Africa. Johannesburg is the provincial capital of Gauteng, the wealthiest province in South Africa, having the largest economy of any metropolitan region in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Pretoria
Pretoria is a city located in the northern part of Gauteng Province, South Africa. It is one of the country's three capital cities, serving as the executive and de facto national capital; the others are Cape Town, the legislative capital, and Bloemfontein, the judicial capital.

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