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South Africa

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Lizzie Moss

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South Africa
The best country in the world! Most Artistic/Athletic (sports, visual arts, music, dance, plays, singers, fitness) In South Africa there are many museums, over 300! There are also oodles of exhibits about South Africa, which shows how intriguing South Africa is to many cultures, including our own. There is an exhibit in New York in the Museum of Modern Art and also an exhibit in Paris, France. South African art is famous throughout the world. South African dance is very important to its people. In some tribes such as the Zulus, you dance to prove yourself and your abilities. It is something you do for fun and competition. South African culture is a lot like our own when it comes to dancing in the fact that they also dance to have fun and at parties.
Afro fiesta and Soweto Gospel Choir are just of few of the many singers and musicians in South Africa, they are both full of South African culture and soul. Afro fiesta has more of a “party” tone. On the other hand, the award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir is just nice to listen to, and get the cultural feel. Charlize Theron is an actress who started the Charlize Theron African Outreach Project. This project funds various projects that help South Africa in many ways such as HIVS/AIDS prevention and awareness and schooling programs. Charlize Theron is in many American movies such as the Italian Job. She works very hard giving back and is a very successful woman who South Africa is very proud of. The South African soccer or fubol team called "Banyana Banyana" is very good; they recently beat Egypt 1-0 and also won the first leg of the Olympic qualifier against Tunisia in Durban! South Africa is home to a sport science institute which offers rugby, which is one of South Africa’s famous sports (they held the rugby world cup). South Africa was also host to the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Their two main sports are rugby and soccer but they also qualify in many other sports in the Summer and Winter Olympics. South African Charl Schwartzel won the 2011 Masters Golf Tournament. Best Looking (scenery, mountains, lakes, beaches, forests, rivers, monuments, cultural features) Architectural influences in South Africa include, Germany, Holland, Britain, France, and Portugal. Many of the indigenous traditions have been lost due to colonization and European settlement. Although they are no longer a colony, foreign influences have continues to dominate. The King Protea is the national flower. It is known for its vivid pink color and sharp petals. This large flower is unique and indigenous to South Africa. The Drakensburg mountains stretch roughly 600 miles and are the highest point in South Africa. They are known for their steep slopes and rough/rockey terrain and offer rock art, hiking trails, biking trails, golf courses, fishing, rafting and more. South Africa is home to 19 National Parks that are located all around the large country. Over 1,200 species of plants thrive in the forests and National Parks of South Africa, these forests are rare and are a vital tourist attraction for South Africa. South Africa has some of the world’s best beaches. From the beaches in Cape Town to the penguin filled beaches in Boulders Beach, their beaches are some of the best. South Africa is home to at least 13 major safaris and over eleven endangered species inhabiting the land of the many wildlife reserves and national parks. South African Parliament Building The Shamwari Game Reserve and Safari Best Dressed (unique traditional dress, costumes, rituals) Jon-Paul Bolus, the owner of Cape Town clothing stores, Loading Bay and Blue Blood, has been named as South Africa’s Best-Dressed Man by GQ magazine. His name heads a list of 40 ambassadors of style who appear in the November issue of GQ. A single maiden will wear only a short grass skirt embellished perhaps with beads whilst an engaged girl will cover her breasts and allow her hair to grow. A married woman covers her entire body to indicate that she is taken and wears a thick cowhide skirt that has been treated with charcoal and animal fat. Over this skirt may be another of cloth in white, red or black. Over her breasts, the woman wears a cover decorated with beads with a message understood only by her husband. The most impressive adornment is the hat which is constructed with grass and cotton that is sewn into the hair. These may measure as much as a meter across and last for a few months, whereupon the procedure is repeated. The amaShoba are cow tails worn on the upper arms and below the knees to give the appearance of greater bulk to the body.
IsiNene is the front apron, consisting of coin sized circular skin patches sewn closely together to add weight and cover the male genitals.
iBeshu is the rear apron made from calf skin (from stillborn or dead calves). Those of young men involved in active pursuits are knee length whilst those of the older men are ankle length.
A headband is used only by married men.
The leopard is revered as the king of predators and only those of an elevated social position wear its skin. An induna may only wear a headband but the king may wear as much as he wishes.
The inJobo are long animal skins worn on the hips.
Zulu Tribe Works cited freecompetitions.co.za
http://www.worldisround.com/articles/331736/photo125.html Most Likely To Succeed GDP Per Capita- $10,700 Living Standards Most Academic South Africa is a well known country in Africa for there great achievements in fine arts, novel writing, science, and and their public education for children! Novelists J.M. Coetzee was the first person to ever win two booker prizes! his novels were "Life and Times of Michael K" in '83 and a second for "Disgrace" in '99
Life Expectancy - 50 years for males, 53 years for females
Urban Population - 62%
Infant Mortality - 43.2/1,000 live births
Literacy Rate - 86.4% Chris Barnard was a fantastic Surgeon who performed the absolute FIRST human heart transplant in the entire world in '67. Soon there after he became the first to create an intensive care unit for post surgery patients Madeline Gordimer was a fluent and knowledgeful novelist and screen writer who won a booker prize in '74 with her winning novel "The Conservationist" Jan Smuts was a famous lawyer and statesmen who helped found the League of Nations! : ) ( : Athol Fugard is South Africa's best playwriters whoses works deal with the situations among South African psychological adn physical barriers All citizens of South Africa have the right to an average or basic education.

This includes the 3 bands of Education
which are the general, further, and higher educational bands. Education Science Writer the beautiful campus of Cape Town university shows how the modern world of universities and the old world of nature clash the 3 bands of education politician Most Likely To Succeed Ecomony biggest economy in Africa
Population Under Poverty Line - 50%
Unemployment Rate - 23.3% (and decreasing, 172nd compared to the world)
18th largest stock exchange
Main Jobs/Exports - Mining, Automobile assembly, metalworking, machinery, textiles, iron and steel, chemicals, fertilizer, foodstuffs, and commercial ship repair Natural resources gold, chromium, antimony, iron ore, manganese, nickel, phosphates, tin, rare earth elements, uranium, gem diamonds, platinum, copper, vanadium, salt, and natural gas
world's largest producer of platinum, gold, and chromium
OVERALL DEVELOPMENT Population Growth Rate - (-0.38%) (221st highest compared to the world, 2nd lowest in Africa)
Population - 49,004,031 (25th biggest country in the world, 5th biggest in Africa)
Independence Day (Freedom Day) - April 27th, 1994 DANCE CONTEST!
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