South Africa

By : Kelly

Natural Resource

these are some natural resource in South Africa:
  • Gold
  • Coal
  • Iron
  • Ore
  • Nickel
  • Tin
  • Gem diamond
  • Copper
  • Salt
  • Natural gas

Ethnic group

  • The black population consists of several groups: Khoi-San, Xhosa, Zulu, Ndebele, Sotho, Shangaan and Venda, just to name a few.
  • The biggest groups are Zulus (21 %),
  • it has 10-11 million of people,
  • most of them live in KwaZulu-Natal.
  • During 19th and 20th centuries,Zulu people were classed as third-class citizens and suffered from state-sanctioned discrimination.
  • They remain today the most numerous ethnic group in South Africa, and now have equal rights along with all other citizens.

Apartheid

  • Apartheid is when they separated different color's people, won't let them live in the same place and they can't even married .
  • Racial segregation in South Africa began in colonial times under putch and British rule.
  • 4 racial group are: Native, White , Colored ,and Asian.
  • There were way more whites than blacks, but later more than 80% of the land in South Africa was set aside for this minority.

Other Cool things I learn

  • Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela is the first elected president in 1994.
  • Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela is a South African anti-apartheid activist ,it significance he can help to stop the apartheid.
  • Two bodies of water that border South Africa is Indian Ocean and Atlantic Ocean.
  • Challenges South Africa faces today:
  1. Too few South Africans in work
  2. The quality of school education for most black people is sub standard
  3. Poorly located and inadequate infrastructure limits social inclusion and faster economic growth
  4. South Africa's growth path is highly resource intensive and hence unsustainable
  5. The performance of the public service is uneven
  6. South Africa remains a divided society.