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Transcript of South Africa
South African Grub
"Walkie Talkies"-Grilled chicken feet and hands
Tripe- traditional treat, cow stomach :) served curried with onions and potatoes
Morogo (Wild Spinach)
The Boerewors roll:
African Hot Dog: Spicy Sausage served in a roll
mustard and tomato sauce
Other Christian 36%
Climate: "Sunny South Africa"
Republic of South Africa
Location and Geography
Shelter- 3 billion Dollar Estate
subtropical along east coast
sunny days, cool nights
Spa and hot tub
4 car garage
1652: Dutch create the Cape Colony
1806: Britain takes control of the colony
1816-1826: Shaka Zulu founds and expands the Zulu empire
1910: Formation of Union of South Africa
1934: The Union of South Africa becomes an independent sovereign state
1961: South Africa declared a republic, leaves the Commonwealth.
A BREATHTAKING Mountain View
56,000 dollar 3 bedroom house
Small, but in gated community
$25,000 2 bedroom apartment
free gym usage
white for the bride, dark color for the groom
kente cummerbunds and bow ties for the men
African shawls for the women
"Tying the knot"
Men buy engagement rings
Couple have their hands tied together:
using a cloth or grass.
broom, spear honey...etc
Bible or Koran
Represents the obstacles the husband and wife will encounter in during the marriage.
Sprinkle "blessed" alcohol on the ground
A shoe tied to the back of a wedding car:
English speaking whites- nuclear family
Traditional Africans- live with extended family
The tribe is the most important community, it provides financial and emotional security.
In 1990's, couples did not walk next to each other. Wives walked many paces behind their husbands.
1. Pretoria (Official Capital)
President of Cabinet
(Laws are executed)
2. Cape Town
Seat of Parliament
Consists of National Assembly
and Council of Provinces
(Laws are made here)
Center of Africa
(Determines if laws are fair)
Located on the southern tip of Africa
Vast interior plateau rimmed by rugged hills and narrow coastal plain
Volcano on Marion Island in the Prince Edward Islands
Orange River and Limpopo River
3,000 km of coastline
Completely surrounds Lesotho and most of Swaziland
Power is evenly distributed between three cities
Vibrantly emergent MARKET economy
Highly developed first world infrastructure
Gold, Diamonds, Platinum, Machinery, Equipment
South African rand
South Africa’s GDP is the 26th largest in the world and its stock exchange is 18th.
17.32 million South Africans are economically active.
Structure of the economy:
• Finance, real estate and business services – 21%
• General government services – 15%
• Wholesale, retail and motor trade; catering and accommodation – 13,9%
• Manufacturing – 13,5%
1912: Native National Congress (ANC) is formed
1913: Land Act
1948: Policy of apartheid adopted when National Party takes power
1964: ANC leader Nelson Mandela sentenced to life imprisonment.
1970s: More than 3 million people forcibly resettled in black 'homelands'
1976: Uprising in Soweto, 600 Killed
1984-89: Township revolt, state of emergency.
1990: ANC unbanned, Mandela released after 27 years in prison.
1994: ANC wins first non-racial elections. Mandela becomes president.
1996: Parliament adopts new constitution.
2013: Nelson Mandela dies at the age of 95
BEST VACATION SPOTS
Golf courses...with live giraffes
"Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa"
$95 a night at this luxurious hotel
79% Black African
"...diamonds that originate from areas controlled by forces or factions opposed to legitimate and internationally recognized governments, and are used to fund military action in opposition to those governments, or in contravention of the decisions of the Security Council" (United Nations).
Interesting Laws to
be aware of
It is illegal to sit closer than 2 meters away from someone of the opposite gender in a bathing suit.
A license is required to buy a t.v.
Bear Wrestling is illegal
DO SOMETHING ADVENTUROUS
Dive with Great White Sharks
Safe- cage made of steel
Easy: tubes on cage attached to boat for fresh air
ALL YOU NEED IS BRAVERY
Ride a freaking OSTRICH
Amateurs welcome in Oudtshoorn, in the Karoo.
MOST COMMON HOUSING
By Christina Nguyen and Angela Zhu
THANKS FOR WATCHING, PIP PIP CHEERIO
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR STAYING AWAKE
WOW you are still paying attention
Still pack layers
Jeans, winter coat
Cheetah skins: royalty
Minimal clothing, women wear beads
Leapord skins and bright feather hats
Non Tribe Members/ City Clothing
They wear Western clothing
3 Interconnected Branches:
Legislative: Parliament, made up of National Assembly and National Council of Provinces
Executive: President, both Head of State and Head of Government
Judicial: The High Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal, and the Constitutional Court
Current President: Jacob Zuma
2 Major Political Parties:
African National Congress (In control)
Thousands of men, women and children work as slaves, digging into river banks with their bare hands
The Kimberley Process
Meeting in May 2000
Agreement was reached by the U.N, the E.U, 74 nations, and the World Diamond Council
All involved nations must now carry a certificate for each shipment of diamonds
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Sylvia. "South African Clothes." African-Clothes.com. African-Clothes, Sept. 2011. Web. 23 Feb. 2014.
"Traditional South African Food." – South African Tourism. South African Tourism, n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2014.
Zijlma, Anouk. "Top 10 Things To Do in South Africa." About.com Africa Travel. About.com, n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2014.
Cape of Good Hope
Blyde River Canyon
Drakensberg Mountain Range
Kruger National Park
Victoria and Alfred Waterfront
Historic and Modern
Found between Table Mountain and Robben Island
Panoramic Ocean and Mountain Views
22 Official Landmarks
Beautiful people came from South Africa
What Animals are considered the "Big Five"?
What is the major religion?
What country was South Africa formerly a colony of?
If you see this slide, give the person next to you a high five
What are some adventurous things to do in South Africa?
THING TO REMEMBER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The diamond ring on your finger may have caused a death
BLOOD DIAMONDS ARE DIAMONDS HARVESTED BY SLAVES
Who is the current president of South Africa?
When was Nelson Mandela elected as president?