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Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO Sello Hatang points to South Africa's current flag as he welcomes a ruling against its old flag in Johannesburg Wednesday. At right is Ernst Roets, leader of the AfriForum group that was targeted in the foundation's lawsuit. Denis Farrell/AP hide caption

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Annah Goba, 20, carries water to her shack in Azania, the name squatters gave to a section of private property they took over in Stellenbosch. Goba said the lack of running water was a challenge, but she couldn't afford to pay rent in crowded Kayamandi township. Her shirt is from the far-left Economic Freedom Fighters party, which encourages supporters to occupy the land of wealthy farm owners. Daniella Cheslow for NPR hide caption

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Officials at Kruger National Park in South Africa said a suspected rhino poacher was killed by an elephant and his remains eaten by lions. Pictured here, an elephant in the park in 2016. Kevin Anderson/AP hide caption

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Grace Mugabe, then Zimbabwe's first lady, greets supporters at a rally last year in the city of Lupane. South African police now want to see her arrested for allegedly assaulting her son's girlfriend. Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP hide caption

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An artist's reconstruction of Ledumahadi mafube, which means "a giant thunderclap at dawn," foraging during the early Jurassic in South Africa. Viktor Radermacher, University of the Witwatersrand hide caption

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Bones Reveal The Brontosaurus Had An Older, Massive Cousin In South Africa

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South African leaders pushed back against President Trump's tweet about "land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers." Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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High-speed tracking dogs have been a game-changer in the fight against rhino poaching in South Africa. Their success depends on their ability to work as a team, which means they sleep and eat in the pack-sized enclosures shown above. David Fuchs hide caption

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To Combat Rhino Poaching, Dogs Are Giving South African Park Rangers A Crucial Assist

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