1. The whites and Asians make up less than one percent of the population in South Africa, the regions's black African population is made up of many different ethnic and culture groups.
1. South Africa's population is bigger than Lesotho and Swaziland, infact it is the biggest in the regions- about 49 million people.
2. 2 million people live in the small countries of Lesotho and Swailsland
3. Angola's rural areas are not as densely populated
Ethnic and cultural groups
1. Africa is home to many different ethnic and cultural groups, with a lot of different languages.
2. Zulu in South Africa, which has about 9 million people, make up the countries largest ethnic group.
3. When Europeans divided the region they did not pay any attention to the indigenous people.
Religion and language
1. In most every country most of the people are Christians.
2. Christianity was introduced to the area during the colonial era.
3. Swaziland, Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique have large Muslim populations.
Life in South Africa
1. Urban and economic growth are challenging and changing many different ways of life.
1. most people live in the county side but people have been migrating because of job opportunities.
Urban growth and change
1. The rapid growth of some cities has strained public utilities services, such as trash collection, sewage treatment, and water distribution.
2. Luanda has had many problems providing enough clean water for its many people.
3. Outside the central cities white neighbor hoods where about 20% of the city's population live.
Families and Traditional life
1. Rural villages are often small- consisting of perhaps 20 or 30 houses.
2. In many cultures, all the people in a village are related by blood or marage to the village's headman or chief.
Answer- In a city
Southern Africa today
1. Southern Africa's wealth of mineral, wildlife, and other resources may be the key to its future. Still, the region faces serious social, economic, and political challenges.
1. Life expectancy is Southern Africa in the majority of the countries is around 50-55 due to lack of good rural health care. Many countries are trying to build rural clinics.
1. Malaria is a tropical disease carried by mosquitoes that is very common in several countries.
2. Diseases caused by bacteria in the water are dysentery and cholera. These diseases are widespread in Africa. Tuberculosis is also widespread.
3. Another major cause of death is HIV/AIDS. Southern Africa has a higher HIV/AIDS rater than any other region in Africa.
Progress and Growth
1. Angola and Mozambique continue to rebuild the cities and towns, industries, railroads, and communications systems that have been damaged or destroyed by years of civil war.
2. Tourism at national parks has grown with the establishment of stable, democratic governments.
Help from other Countries
1. The United States has used economic aid to strengthen democracy in Southern Africa.
2. Other countries and international organizations have also made huge investments in the region.
Answer- because of the lack of good rural health care.