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Explaining Politics: South Africa

Explaining Politics: South Africa

South Africa, officially known as the Republic of South Africa (RSA) is a country on the southernmost tip of the African continent and is home to around 57 million people.

The Republic of South Africa is a parliamentary representative democracy - this means that officials are elected to represent a group of people. The country is known as a republic, which means that the country is considered a 'public matter' and that the head of state cannot be a monarch (such as a king, queen or emperor).



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