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South Africa is the southernmost state in Africa. Conventionally South Africa is known as the Republic of South Africa. It is the sovereign state of Africa. South Africa is the 25th-largest country. South Africa is a multiethnic society encompassing a wide variety of cultures, languages, and religions. It is the part of the G-20 major economies.
South Africa is surrounded by the south by coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, on the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe and on the east by Mozambique and Swaziland, and surrounding the Kingdom of Lesotho.
South Africa ranked by the World Bank as an “upper middle-income country”, South Africa is the second largest economy in Africa after Nigeria. In 2014, the World Bank listed its GDP at $350.1-billion (R5.416-trillion) and its population at 54 million. Per capita GDP is $6 483, according to the World Economic Forum.The country remains rich with promise. It was admitted to the BRIC group of countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China (now known as BRICS) in 2011.
The Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa (SEMDSA) is one of the biggest societies in the extensive research fields of Endocrinology. University of Cape Town, University of Witwatersrand, Stellenbosch University, University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Pretoria, University of South Africa are the universities in South Africa which are doing in extensive research in field of endocrinology. According to SCImago Journal & Country Rank, South Africa is 35th country in publishing the highest number of articles per year. Among the list of Diabetes and Endocrinology journals Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa is one major research journal from South Africa.