South Africa, formally the Republic of South Africa, is the southernmost sovereign state in Africa. It is limited on the south by 2,798 kilometers of coastline of Southern Africa extending along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, on the north by the neighboring nations of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, and on the east by Mozambique and Swaziland, and encompassing the kingdom of Lesotho. It is the southernmost nation on the terrain of the Old World or the Eastern Hemisphere.
South Africa is located on the southernmost vicinity of Africa, with an extended shoreline that stretches greater than 2,500 km and along two oceans i.e., the South Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean. South Africa formally joined the Brazil-Russia-India-China (BRICS) grouping of nations, BRICS member would additionally work with every other through the UN, the crew of Twenty (G20).
South Africa has a combined financial system, the second biggest in Africa after Nigeria. Regardless of this, South Africa continues to be harassed with the aid of a quite high expense of poverty and unemployment, and can be ranked in the top 10 international locations on the planet for earnings inequality, measured via the Gini coefficient.
This 25th largest country in this world so far has given 11 Noble laureates to the World out of which 3 are from the field of Physiology/Medicine. 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 Endocrinology journals, Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa is one major research journal from South Africa.