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The Republic of South Africa is a country located in Southern Africa. It is bordered by Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe to the north, Mozambique and Swaziland to the north and north-east, and also surrounds the enclave of Lesotho.
References in GTA
- The country's historical system of racial segregation known as apartheid (which lasted from 1948 until 1991) is occasionally mentioned in the series.
- A particular black pedestrian in San Fierro (named in internal files as SBMYST) is quoted saying "divest from De Koch Diamonds", a parody of the real-life South African De Beers diamond conglomerate, and referencing real-life campaigns to boycott apartheid South Africa.
- Frickie Van Hardenburg, an arms dealer killed by Luis Fernando Lopez in The Ballad of Gay Tony, is from South Africa.
- There is a real estate company in Liberty City called Feinberg & Van Wyck Realty; Van Wyck is a variation of the Afrikaans surname Van Wyk.
- The Insurgent is loosely based on the South African Marauder.
- The Love Meet profile of Mark Tenninch claims that he was born in the "forests of southern Africa"; while this may be ironic, it possibly indicates that this character is South African.
- The San Andreas Flight School Update added a South African flag Chute Bag in Grand Theft Auto V.
- In Grand Theft Auto Online, players can customize their Yacht with a South African flag (enhanced version only).
- The Sweeper Shotgun is based on a South African Armsel Protecta.
- The Grenade Launcher in Grand Theft Auto V is modeled after the South African Milkor MGL.
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