South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 kilometers of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans; to the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe; to the east and northeast by Mozambique and Swaziland (Eswatini); and it surrounds the kingdom of Lesotho. South Africa is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 25th-largest country in the world by land area and, with close to 56 million people, is the world's 24th-most populous nation. It is the southernmost country on the mainland of the Old World or the Eastern Hemisphere. About 80 percent of South Africans are of Sub-Saharan African ancestry, divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different African languages, nine of which have official status. The remaining population consists of Africa's largest communities of European (White), Asian (Indian), and multiracial (Coloured) ancestry.
Geographical type: Territory
Latitude: 30° S — Longitude: 25° E
Area: 1,221,037 km²
ISO 3166-2 code: ZA
Measures of Freedom
2019: 7.3, Rank: 77, Personal Freedom: 7.53, Economic Freedom: 6.97
2014: 6.64, Rank: 105
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 79, Political Rights: 2, Civil Liberties: 2
Transcript of radio interview broadcast on "Classic Business Day" from Johannesburg, South Africa
Examines conservative and progressive views about Nelson Mandela and apartheid, finds them lacking and contrasts them with the writings of W. H. Hutt
Considers the prospective 2016 U.S. presidential contenders preferred by "Wall Streeters", Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie, and how they line up with the aims of the corporate state, and further comments about South Africa under Mandela
the gap between the haves and have-nots is now higher than it was when Mr. Mandela became president. Inequality in South Africa is a real and growing issue ... Whites still hold nearly three-quarters of all management jobs.
Biographical and memorial essay; also published as chapter 107 of Making Economic Sense (1995)
by Walter E. Williams, 1989
Contents: The Evolution of Apartheid - The South African Legal Structure - The Drive for Racial Labor Laws - Market Manipulation to Support Apartheid - Apartheid: Rhetoric vs. Reality - Apartheid: A Triumph over Capitalism - Postcript for South Africans
- ISBN 027593179X: Hardcover, Praeger Publishers, 1989
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