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South Africa (officially the Republic of South Africa) is the southernmost country in Africa bounded by Atlantic and Indian Oceans. It is the 25th largest country in the world by land area. The country has 3 official capital cities (Cape Town, Pretoria and Bloemfontein) and 11 official languages. South Africa is called 'Rainbow Nation' due to its multicultural and multiethnic population. Johannesburg is the largest city in the country. South African dental journals have good reputation.
South Africa is one of the rapidly developing economies in the world and the second largest in Africa. It is the member of the United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, African Union and BRICS. It has good trade relations with Germany, the United States, China, Japan, the United Kingdom and Spain. South Africa was ranked in 2013 as the top African Country of the Future by FDi magazine based on the country's economic potential, labour environment, cost-effectiveness, infrastructure, and foreign direct investment Strategy.
The spending on Education and Research is considerably higher in South Africa compared to the rest of African nations. Allan M. Cormack, Sydney Brenner are the Nobel Laureates in the field of Physiology or Medicine from the country. 68% of all dental journals published from Africa during 20015-10 was from Nigeria and South Africa. There are good state funded dental institutes in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. Dentistry Research, Implantology, Periodontology, Endodontology, Aesthetic Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery are various research areas that are featured in lists of dental journals.