SOUTH AFRICA All about good and bad Things

LOCATION OF SOUTH AFRICA

Located in the continent of Africa, South Africa covers 1,214,470 square kilometers of land and 4,620 square kilometers of water, making it the 25th largest nation in the world with a total area of 1,219,090 square kilometers.

CAPITAL OF SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa has three capital cities, Pretoria, Bloemfontein and Cape Town. Each of these cities holds one branch of the government.
Pretoria (Tshwane), in the Gauteng Province, is the administrative capital of South Africa. Known as "Jacaranda City" for its thousands of jacaranda trees, the city is also known for its universities and government buildings. The semicircular Union Buildings encompass the president's offices and hosted Nelson Mandela's inauguration. Nearby is the massive Voortrekker Monument, honoring 19th-century Afrikaans settlers from the Cape Colony.
Cape Town is a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain. Slowly rotating cable cars climb to the mountain’s flat top, from which there are sweeping views of the city, the busy harbor and boats heading for Robben Island, the notorious prison that once held Nelson Mandela, which is now a living museum.
Bloemfontein is the capital city of the province of Free State of South Africa; and, as the judicial capital of the nation, one of South Africa's three national capitals; the other two capitals are Cape Town, the legislative capital, and Pretoria, the administrative capital. Bloemfontein is the sixth largest city in South Africa.
South Africa is located on the continent of Africa. South Africa is the world's 24th largest country by land with an area of 471,443 square miles.

LANDFORMS

Arguably, South Africa's most famous landform is Table Mountain, a flat-topped peak forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town. South Africa's Kalahari Desert is part of a huge sand basin that reaches from the Orange River up to Angola, in the west to Namibia and east to Zimbabwe.

CLIMATE

South Africa has a lovely temperate climate with plenty of sunny, dry days. The main factors influencing conditions are altitude and the surrounding oceans. Temperatures drop by about 6°C for every 1000m you climb (or 3.5°F per 1000ft). The east coast is on the Indian Ocean, which has a warm current.

BORDER COUNTRY

South Africa is the African country that occupies the most southern part of Africa. It is bordered by Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe and it surrounds the small Kingdom of Lesotho. South Africa has a coastline on both the South Atlantic Ocean in west and the Indian Ocean in east.

BODIES OF WATER

South Africa's western and southwestern boundary lies at the margin of the Atlantic Ocean, which occupies a growing ocean basin separating the Americas from Eurasia and Africa. The Atlantic sprawls across some 41,300,000 square miles and is, on average, a little over two miles deep. The Atlantic receives waters from two massive rivers draining the world's greatest rainforests: the Congo, which empties into the Atlantic along Africa's equatorial west coast; and the Amazon, biggest river in the world, in South America.

PLACE OF SOUTH AFRICA

GOEGRAPHI OF SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa's geography. South Africa occupies the southern tip of Africa, its long coastline stretching more than 2 500km from the desert border with Namibia on the Atlantic coast, southwards around the tip of Africa, then north to the border with subtropical Mozambique on the Indian Ocean.

NATURAL RESOURCE

South Africa´s economy was originally built on natural resources: agriculture and mining. Economical ground has been changing by years. Today services and manufacturing have the leading role in economics. Primary production accounts only 14% and service sectors even 53% of the GDP (Project Document, 2001). Still there is lack of natural resources like water. Natural resources gold, chromium, platinum, antimony, coal, iron ore, manganese, nickel, phosphates, tin, uranium, gem, diamonds, copper, vanadium, salt, natural gas, vermiculite, limestone, asbestos, fluorspar, lead, zinc, rutile, kaolin, zirconium, silver, phosphate, gypsum, mica

CULTURAL GROUPS

The Bantu Probably around the third century AD, Bantu people gradually began to settle along the eastern coastline of Southern Africa (modern Natal). In appearance these peoples are much larger and darker than the Khoe. The name Khoekhoe means 'men of men'. They spread out across Southern Africa, and migrating south 2,000 years ago brought pastoralism (animal herding) to the Cape. Coloured People The largest group of people living in Cape Town today are known as the 'coloured' community. The term refers to people of mixed racial origin.

RELIGIONS

Islam is the religion of 1.5% of South Africans, Hinduism that of 1.2%, African traditional belief 0.3%, Judaism 0.2% and other beliefs 0.6%. In terms of population groups, Christianity is most common among white and coloured South Africans, being the faith of 86.8% of the people in both groups.

TRADITIONS

In January, the city hosts a beautiful holiday Zulu traditions. Zulu tradition is held in high esteem by the most populous ethnic group in South Africa. Zulu beliefs are based on the presence of ancestral spirits, which often appear in dreams, and a supreme being who is seldom involved in the affairs of mortals. it was started in 1999. The United States are considered the birthplace of faery "minstrel shows". In the 19th century it was very easy to see wandering artists in every city of the country. They held their incredible performances in large streets and squares throughout the country.

GOVERNMENT

The Republic of South Africa is a representative democracy with three-tier system of government and an independent judiciary, operating in a parliamentary system. Legislative authority is held by the Parliament of South Africa. Executive authority is vested in the President of South Africa who is head of state and head of government, and his Cabinet. The President is elected by the Parliament to serve a fixed term. South Africa's government differs greatly from those of other Commonwealth nations. The national, provincial and local levels of government all have legislative and executive authority in their own spheres, and are defined in the South African Constitution as "distinctive, interdependent and interrelated".

HUMAN-ENVIRONMENT

Human environment interaction refers to the ways people change their environment and how the environment changes them. Human environment interaction is one of the five themes of geography created by the National Council for Geographic Education and the Association of American Geographers in 1984.

TYPE OF CROPS

The primary crops in South Africa include grains, sugar, fruits, potatoes, tomatoes, cotton, tobacco and tea. Ornamental plants are also common in the country, including gladioli, bulbs, roses, proteas and chrysanthemums.

JOBS IN SOUTH AFRICA

The first and highest paying job in South Africa, is software engineering. Software Engineers manage the design, development and maintenance of software programs. It is for this reason that lawyers are constantly in demand. Starting salaries for qualified lawyers in South Africa are between R643,440 and R655,000 per annum. This career path demands tremendous dedication and commitment. The salary of a South African petroleum engineer is R572, 600 per year.

SPECIES IN ENDANGERED

Pouching, pollution, poisoning and other forms of destructive human behaviour have a huge impact leading to extinction and hundreds of species becoming endangered. Here is a list of the most endangered African animals. The African Wild Dog, also known as the painted wolf, which must be one of the best “pet” names on the planet, is probably one of the most endangered species especially on the African continent. South Africa’s national bird, the Blue Crane, is in danger of becoming extinct for a number of reasons including the threats they face with regards to the ecosystem and devastation of their natural habitat.

ENVIRONMENTAL

RELIGION

The five themes of Geography are Location, Place, Human-Environment Interaction, Movement, and Region.

EDUCATION

Education in South Africa is governed by two national departments, namely the department of Basic Education (DBE), which is responsible for primary and secondary schools, and the department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), which is responsible for tertiary education and vocational training. Prior to 2009, these two departments were represented in a single Department of Education. The DBE department deals with public schools, private schools (also referred to by the department as independent schools), early childhood development (ECD) centres, and special needs schools. The public schools and private schools are collectively known as ordinary schools, and comprise roughly 97% of schools in South Africa.

POPULATION

The demographics of South Africa encompasses about 56[1] million people of diverse origins, cultures, languages, and religions. The last census was held in 2011 and the next will be taken anywhere from 2016–2021. Since the election of 27 April 1994, South Africa has been divided into nine provinces. They vary widely in population density, from the highly urbanized Gauteng with nearly 700 people per square kilometre, to the mostly-desert Northern Cape with less than four people per square kilometre.

South Africa is situated at the southern tip of the continent of Africa. Ranging from west to east across its northern border are the neighboring countries of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; Mozambique lies to the east, as does the small nation of Swaziland, which is nearly encircled by South Africa. Another small nation, Lesotho, lies entirely within the borders of South Africa, in the east central region. Total land borders measure 4,750 kilometers (2,952 miles). South Africa has a coastline of 2,954 kilometers (1,836 miles), with the cold Atlantic Ocean on the west coast and the Indian Ocean on the east coast.

GDP IN SOUTH AFRICA

The Gross Domestic Product per capita in South Africa was last recorded at 7593.36 US dollars in 2015. The GDP per Capita in South Africa is equivalent to 60 percent of the world's average. GDP per capita in South Africa averaged 6375.89 USD from 1960 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 7623.13 USD in 2013 and a record low of 4430.38 USD in 1960.

LIFE EXPECTANCY

According to the latest WHO data published in 2015 life expectancy in South Africa is: Male 59.3, female 66.2 and total life expectancy is 62.9 which gives South Africa a World Life Expectancy ranking of 148.

LITERACY RATE

Definition: Youth literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15-24 who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement about their everyday life. Literacy rate, youth male (% of males ages 15-24) in South Africa was 98.50 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 32 years was 98.50 in 2012, while its lowest value was 85.35 in 1980.

CLIMATE REGION

South Africa's climatic conditions generally range from Mediterranean in the southwestern corner of South Africa to temperate in the interior plateau, and subtropical in the northeast. A small area in the northwest has a desert climate. Most of the country has warm, sunny days and cool nights.

E. MOVEMENT

Geographic theme of movement- Human have impact every area of the earth, but in varying ways. The geography of places is influenced by the degree to which humans have impacted their local environment. Movement: Humans Interacting on the Earth. The postmodern world is one of great interaction between places.

South Africa is the 36th largest export economy in the world and the 46th most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2014, South Africa exported $106B and imported $102B, resulting in a positive trade balance of $3.39B. In 2014 the GDP of South Africa was $350B and its GDP per capita was $13k. The exports include corn, diamonds, fruits, gold, metals and minerals, sugar, and wool. Machinery and transportation equipment make up more than one-third of the value of the country's imports. Other imports include chemicals, manufactured goods, and petroleum.

COUNTRY FLAG

The flag of South Africa was adopted on 27 April 1994, at the beginning of South Africa's 1994 general election, to replace the flag that had been used since 1928. The new national flag, designed by the then State Herald of South Africa Frederick Brownell, was chosen to represent the country's new democracy after the end of Apartheid. The present South African national flag was first flown on 27 April 1994. However, the flag was first intended to be an interim flag only, and its design was decided upon at the very last minute, barely making it onto the nation's flagpoles in time for the election. The choice of a new flag was part of the negotiation process set in motion when Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990.

INDEPENDENCE OF SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa was unified by Great Britain in 1910. The African National Congress was formed in 1912. For the first 60 years of its independence, South Africa was a country dominated by white minority rulers. Although it is now an independent nation, South Africa is still a member of the British Commonwealth, which is a group of nations that recognize the monarchy of the British royal family.

TECHNOLOGY

Mobile technology in south Africa is a fastest growing market. Now where mobile technology often represents the first modern infrastructure of any kind. Only 10% of Africans have access to the internet, the lowest percentage in the world. However, 50% of Africans have mobile phones and their penetration is expanding rapidly. This means that mobile technology is the largest platform in Africa, and can access a wide range of income groups. AppsAfrica reports Mobile App downloads will reach 98 billion which will have a huge benefit for mobile app developers in Africa.

TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATION

The is some transportation in South Africa some people have they on car the pay can take the train, metro, motorcycle, etc. Most people use the metro and has we she and The technology what most they use for communication is their phones but not all the people can buy a phone most of the people use the radio.

CURRENT EVENTS

Black lives don’t matter in xenophobic South Africa Last week was an ugly, humiliating one for South Africa; a country once considered a jewel of democracy on the African continent has been gripped by a wave of xenophobic violence. In a matter of days, more than 30 stores belonging to foreign nationals were shut down after intense attacks and looting by locals in several townships. We are breathing a sigh of relief that there has been no loss of life.

Cape Town - A senior Cape Town traffic officer on Thursday testified that he was left humiliated after Western Cape ANC Youth League spokesperson Siyabulela Tom insulted and assaulted him at a roadblock in 2016.

"I felt hurt. I am in charge of 10 members of the roadblock unit and, as supervisor, I felt humiliated," Jeremy Minnie told prosecutor Marissa Behari in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

He was speaking after Tom, out on a warning, pleaded not guilty to assault and two counts of crimen injuria.

On Monday afternoon, locals flocked to the shaft. They stood near the shaft, watching and waiting for any news. Some sang gospel songs, while others drank beer.

The boy fell into the hole sometime between 12:00 and 13:00 on Saturday.

Rescue South Africa helped with the operation, but the rescue was called off later that day due to the unstable ground.

The boy's family had said they last saw him when he was going to play with friends, Khoza said.

"When we went to his mother, she said he went out to play. One of his friends told us that he fell into the shaft."

TRAVEL TO SOUTH AFRICA

There so many reasons why to travel to South Africa and I would give the most reasons and why to travel and why not to life there it's amazing place...

1. Today is Freedom Day Nothing brings home the historic transformation South Africa has undergone since the dark days of apartheid like a day to commemorate the country's first non-racial elections held on this day in 1994; elections won by the African National Congress that brought Nelson Madela to power.

2.They’ve got the Big Five

That's lion, elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and rhino, in case you weren't sure. And then there's hippo, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, meerkats, wild dogs, kudu, hyena and ostrich (including ones you can ride at Outsdhorrn)

3. There some incredible landscapes Like the Valley of Desolation and And Bourke's Luck, a rock formation in the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
4. THE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES With plenty of sunshine, mountains, sea and rivers, South Africans tend to treat their country like a massive playground. For a taste of the great outdoors, hike to the top of Table Mountain; horse ride in the Drakensberg; watch whales in Hermanus; paraglide over Cape Town’s beaches; take a walking safari in the Kruger; cycle through the Cape Winelands; explore the forest canopy in the Garden Route... You'll never have a dull moment!

5. THE PERFECT PLACE TO LIVE CAPE TOWN

DAY OF LIFE A HIGH SCHOOL RESIDENT

This is one is from South Africa

Has we can se the image they do have regular class and some do have a job after school its most the 73.3% that people have a job and most have to take the train and other have to ride on bikes people do everything to go school because they love school is that most of they respond and help their families.

This is important because this is how people life in South Africa has we know South Africa As they are everywhere in the world, patterns of daily life in South Africa are conditioned by social class, ethnicity, religion, and residence: the life of a black diamond miner in Limpopo province is much different from that of an Indian shopkeeper in Durban, or a teacher of English extraction in Cape Town. As the government struggles to expand the economy in order to provide equally for all citizens, great disparities continue to exist. Yet, all these people are likely to enjoy much the same pleasures: the company of family and friends, films from the studios of Johannesburg and Hollywood alike, music and dance, and visits to South Africa’s magnificent national parks and scenic landscapes.

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