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Southern Africa

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Transcript of Southern Africa

Geographical Features
The terrain of southern Africa is very varied it
includes forest, grassland and desert.
African Lion
Height: 3.5 to 4 ft
Weight: 290 lbs to 400 lbs

Largest African carnivore
Scavenger
Live in prides
Males protect/have manes
Females hunt
35,000 left

Black Rhino
Length: 10 to 13 feet
Weight: 2200 to 3000 lbs

Solitary
Herbivore
Horns grow 3 inches/yr, up to 5 ft
Hunted for horns
Horns used for hair growth, decoration


Cape Buffalo
Height: 5 ft
Weight: 1200 to 1800 lbs

Average of 450 per herd
TB, foot and mouth disease, etc
Few predators, can kill lions
Gores/kills over 200 people annually
Heavy diet of tall, coarse grass

Environment
Southern Africa
Yams
Arid regions
Over 600 varieties
Must be cooked
Important commodity
95% of world’s yams

Palm Oil Tree
Oil extracted from palm fruit
Household products: shampoo, cosmetics, cooking
Destroying habitats for animals
Deforestation/industrialization


Desert Date
Balanites Aegyptiaca
Bitter taste
4000 years
Oil used to relieve headaches/improve lactation for pregnant women

Its so beautiful
History
Ethnic Groups
The Xhosa
Traditions
Hair hat
Hunters-gathers
Burial
The San
Demographics
Southern Africa is mostly inhabited by Bantu peoples, the second largest group are Khoi people who used to be more prominent, the third largest group are Europeans.
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2."SA Murder Rate Increases for Second Straight Year." - South Africa. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Sept. 2014.
3."Black Middle Class Drives Economy Outpacing White People." The South Africa News: Africa's Online Newspaper. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Sept. 2014.
4.Sept, Jeanne. Common Edible Plants of Africa (n.d.): n. pag. Web.
5."Do White South Africans Have a Future?" BBC News. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Sept. 2014.

Sources
1652- Dutch were the first Europeans to settle in South Africa
Once arrived, they established the famous port of Cape Town
Cape Town
1852- British take control of Cape Town
1899-1902- In the Boer War Dutch settlers fight the British leading to Britain's control of South Africa
History Continued...
1910- South Africa becomes an independent nation
1948- Apartheid is introduced and creates laws legally and physically separating different racial groups
1952- Nelson Mandela leads Campaign for Defiance of Unjust Laws as protest against Apartheid
There are also mountainous
regions and low-lying coastal regions.
The Zulu
Relatively Recent Events
1990- President F.W. de Klerk announces end of Apartheid
1993- De Klerk and Mandela jointly awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1994- South Africa holds first elections in which all races can vote
1999- Mandela steps down





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"Mozambique: Simango Calls for More Independent Parliament." All Africa. AllAfrica Global Media, 4 Oct. 2014. Web. <http://allafrica.com/stories/201410040271.html>.
"Mozambique: New EDM Chairperson Takes Office." All Africa. AllAfrica Global Media, 1 Oct. 2014. Web. <http://allafrica.com/stories/201410020228.html>.

"There's more to Africa than lions."




Climate change
Angola, Zambia, and Namibia
Biodiversity in Lake Malawi
Deforestation
Soil degradation
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