Is South Africa a state of Africa?

The Republic of South Africa (RSA) is an independent nation state (a country) in the continent of Africa. It is not a state in the sense in which the word is used for the states in the USA.
So many individuals often times think that South Africa has other countries within it however, the answer is no. In essence, South Africa is a completely independent country and a republic at the southern most part of Africa and is the main hub of business activities among other southern African countries in this region.