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South Africa was a nation in southern Africa.
In the unaltered timeline in which WOTAN briefly conquered Earth, the apartheid government collapsed and South Africa became a united, multicultural nation by the end of the 1960s. During World War III, it made a deal with the Cybermen to augment its weaponry and waged war in Europe to liberate the continent, finally taking the United Kingdom in 2006. The First Doctor averted this timeline, first by preventing WWIII in 1972, (PROSE: The Time Travellers) and later by defeating both WOTAN and the Cybermen, creating a new timeline in which a collapse of civilisation and WWIII never happened. (TV: The War Machines, The Tenth Planet)
In 1881, an Ice Warrior ship crashed in South Africa. Godsacre discovered the ship and revived an Ice Warrior inside whom they called Friday. He promised them riches back on his land and took them to Mars. (TV: Empress of Mars)
Nelson Mandela fought apartheid in 20th century South Africa. (PROSE: Secret of the Black Planet) In the 21st century, the Nelson Mandela International Space Station space station was named after him. (AUDIO: Scavenger)
In the 28th century, the South African Rohihlahla family were significant players in the Earth Empire and had altered history to say Mandela had founded apartheid and the African elites, to back their own policies. This was exposed by Kent Forrester. (History had also confused Nelson Mandela with Horatio Nelson.) A no-go shanty town sprawled around Pretoria. (PROSE: Secret of the Black Planet)
The Year That Never Was
During the Year That Never Was, one of the Toclafane was struck down by lightning in South Africa, deactivating it by chance. Martha Jones, Thomas Milligan, and Alison Docherty replicated those conditions to bring down a Toclafane. (TV: Last of the Time Lords)
Behind the scenes
- In TV: Rosa, South Africa's capital city Cape Town doubles for Montgomery, Alabama, home to Rosa Parks.
Out of Africa Entertainment, a local production company, provided the South African crew.