It is also famous for overcoming its history of apartheid and for the work and achievements of its most famous statesman, Nelson Mandela. South Africa is known as the "Rainbow Nation" because its people belong to so many different races. Settlers from Holland, Britain, India and Malaysia went to live in South Africa in the past, and one of the largest groups of native people were the Ndebele. All the descendants of these different peoples are now South African. South Africa has three capital cities: the President lives in Pretoria, parliament meets in Cape Town and the law courts are in Bloemfontein.
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When a health emergency prompted Nathan Romburgh and his sisters to look into their family history, decades after the end of apartheid, they uncovered a closely guarded secret that made them question their own identity. Cape Town, 29 September - at 10pm the city is rocked by a huge earthquake. Margaret Buirski is working as a First Aid nurse in the Alhambra cinema and, for once, her medical skills are really needed. A woman has fallen from the balcony and Margaret is tending to her injuries in the chaos.
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Updated September 19, On the sprawling maizefields outside Johannesburg, the Engelbrecht family know the full horror of the South African farm attacks that are so common they no longer rate a headline. And in the bedroom, his parents lying together, their hands tied, their throats slit, the cord of an iron tied around his mother's neck. Jo-an and his wife Sua had been expecting his parents — year-old Fanie and year-old Colleen — to drop by for lunch. Jo-an walked down the path to his parents home, where the family have lived amid the chequerboard maizefields south-west of Johannesburg for 40 years.
Tracey Lomax, a South African lawyer, with daughter Jaime at their cottage home, where the family moved after a terrifying home robbery five years ago outside Johannesburg. A gunshot rang out and the evening flipped. She was a liberal white lawyer, known for taking on pro bono work for poor blacks. As the ordeal wore on, the most aggressive of the gunmen forced her into the master bedroom.