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According to Timatic (the source used by most airlines), YES, a US citizen visiting South Africa DOES require an onward ticket, although there is an alternative. This is the relevant section : R38) Ticket ...... Immigration authorities may request visitors and transit passengers to prove that they will depart from the country within the ...
There have been reports of requiring onward travel to South Africa. It depends on the agent and airline. Once you get past checkin, you are not likely to get asked again. Now I'm not saying this is what you should do nor what I have done but I've seen people printing out fake onward travel tickets with a different airline and get by just fine with that.
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