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South Africa

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Logan Mechler

on 28 March 2014

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South Africa
By: Logan Mechler

Resources
Distribution
Gold;main trading nations are Europe and the United States
Diamond; going to jewelry stores
Salt;Saltcor is established as a leading producer of Industrial, Agricultural and Household salt for the South Africa
Lifestyle
Gold sales still account for nearly 60 percent of foreign earnings
The global diamond industry employs some 10 million people directly and indirectly all over the world, including Africa
about 130 heart attacks and 240 strokes occur daily in South Africa because of high blood pressure from salt

Consumption
Gold; Gold is not really 'consumed' in the sense that it doesn't get used up, but its demand runs at about 3,800 tons per year
Diamonds; The process that brings diamonds to consumers are: exploration, mining, sorting, cutting & polishing, jewelry manufacturing, and retailing
Salt; People are consuming too much salt and getting high blood pressure
Gold;The most important industrial use of gold is in the manufacture of electronics.
Diamonds;cutting tool
Salt; 95.4% of households use salt regularly
Economics
Currency; Rand
Population; 51.2 million
Ranks 28th
Economic growth suffered in 2012 from social fighting and euro crisis
The unemployment rate remained above 25% in the final months of 2012



Evidence
http://www.diamondfacts.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=132&Itemid=169&lang=en
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mining_industry_of_South_Africa
http://www.projectsiq.co.za/gold-mining-in-south-africa.htm
http://www.1stcontact.com/blog/featured-news/20-interesting-facts-south-africa-2/
http://www.larktours.com/50-interesting-facts-about-south-africa
http://www.worlddiamondcouncil.org/download/resources/documents/Fact%20Sheet%20(The%20Diamond%20Industry).pdf

Fun Facts
1. world’s leader with nearly 90% of all the platinum metals on earth and around 41% of all the world’s Gold
2.General Motors South Africa is the only place outside of the USA to build the Hummer H3
3. South Africa is the second largest exporter of fruit in the world
4. South Africa has the cheapest electricity in the world
5. Ranked 25th largest GDP in the world


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