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South Africa

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Emily Feist

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South africa Living standards
LIving standards United states South africa infant mortality rate life expectancy at birth
HIV/AIDS-adult prevalence rate HIV/AIDS-people living with HIV/AIds

6.22 44.42 78.11 years 48.98 years .6 18.1 1.2 million 5.7 million The flag colors:
Black: the people
Green: Fertility of the land
Gold: Mineral wealth beneath soil
The Y stands for the "convergence of diverse elements within South African society, taking the road ahead in unity"; black, yellow, and green are found on the flag of the African National Congress, while red, white, and blue are the colors in the flags of the Netherlands and the UK, whose settlers ruled South Africa during the colonial era The republic of south africa Location: southern tip of africa

Capital cities:
Pretoria-admistrative
Bloemfontein-judicial
Cape town-legislative

Population: 49,052,489 1867 and 1886:
Discovery of diamonds and gold- spurred wealth and immigration from britain

1899-1902:
boer war-British won, started segrigation

1948:
national party came into power, instituted policy of apartheid

1996:
South african law makers passed a new democratic constitution that granted equal rights for all citizens

1912:
formed the african national congress to fight their rights

Current issues HIV/AIDS:
about 20% of adults, almost 6 million people- have HIV/AIDS- which is half the country's deaths
500,000 new infections every year, 100,000 are children
more and more common to see pregnant women infected with the virus-leading to even more deaths
Crime:
one of the highest crime rates in the world
women and children are the target victims
Leadership:
In 1994, Nelson Mandela- 1st democratically elected President- got them out of apartheid
Current President: Jacob Gedreyihlekisa Zuma
Economy:
Economic growth has slowed, while the prices have increased tremendously
one of the richst mineral deposits in the world, but the people don't receive benefits from that
unemployment
Poverty:
millions of black South Africans still live in grim townships
Land:
disproportionate ownership of land by the white minority has made land reform a leading issue

"Central Intellegence Agency". CIA. April 22nd 2010 <https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/us.html>.

"Problems in South Africa."World Map, Map of the World." Web. 22 Apr. 2010. <http://www.mapsofworld.com/south-africa/society/problems.html>

"News-South Africa:Key Issues in South Africa (Page 1 of 2). "IOL: News for South Africa and the World." Web. 22 Apr. 2010. <http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?click_id=13&set_id=1&art_id=nw20080923150258892C2279927>.
As part of the UN we would use all of our ability to raise awarness about the problems in South Africa, as well as educate the people of South Africa and raise THEIR awareness about their problems and world problems so they will be able to do more to help themselves because now they are not capable because they are uneducated about so many issues

We would also attempt to put together more and stronger police forces in areas of economic destress.

Along with that we would support and work with the following UN groups working to develope countries like south africa

UNDP--United Nations Development Programme- is the UN's global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help the people have better lives. (so it helps them to become more aware of things...like AIDs and other things going on)

UNAIDS--allows universal access to HIV treatment, prevention,care and support. raises money and awareness for HIV because people in South Africa arent very aware of the precautions and what causes it

UNICEF- united nations childrens fund....helps the future generation of the country and stop the poverty and violence and disease going on HIV/AIDS-Deaths 350,000 22,000 Literacy-total population 99 percent 86.4 percent gdp-per capita(avg yearly income) 46,400 dollars 10,100 dollars Unemployment rate 9.3 percent 24 percent Population below poverty line 12 percent 50 percent
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