by Cornell Watts
I'm feeling hungry
There are many different types of food in South Africa. One of the desserts I'm looking forward to trying is Malva pudding. These are the ingredients:
30ml (2T) Butter/Margerine
125ml Huletts White Sugar 1 Extra Large Egg
, 15ml (1T) Apricot Jam
, 5 ml (1t) Bicarbonate of Soda
, 125ml (½C) Milk
, 250ml (1C) Cake Flour
, Pinch of Salt , 15ml (1T) Vinegar
, 125g Butter/Marg
, 185 ml (¾C) Huletts White Sugar
65ml (¼C) Water
, 185 ml (¾C) Cream5ml
, (1t) Vanilla essence
method: this is how you make it first you Cream butter and sugar together, beat in the egg until light and fluffy. Then you Beat in the apricot jam and Dissolve the bicarb in the milk. Next you Sift the flour and salt together and add to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk. Lastly stir in the vinegar and Pour into a deep round dish about 19cm diameter. Cover the dish with a lid or foil and then bake for 1 hour at 180°C. the sauce is also essential in this dish so this is how you make it. First you Bring the butter, sugar and water to the boil and simmer, stirring all the time for 2 minutes. Then you Remove from the stove and then add the cream and the vanilla. Pour over the hot baked pudding. That is how you make malva pudding I got the recipe from the link below.
US vs South Africa
I am from the United States. So lets see what the similarities and differences are between South Africa and the US. The US and South Africa are both very multicultural countries and share the same main language, English. They both have literacy rates above 90% due to the constant push to improve education in South Africa. South Africa's literacy rate is 94.3% and the US is 99.0%. Christianity is the most practiced religion in both countries. Now lets look at some differences. South Africa's average life expectancy is the age of 49 while the US is the age of 80. While the life expectancy in South Africa is very low, their infant mortality rate is very high at 33 per 1,000 births with the US being only 6 per 1,000 births. One final difference, the US has 154 million Facebook users while South Africa has only 5.8 million.
Education in South Africa
One of the biggest problems facing the people of South Africa is their educational system. Some of the problems are that kids are coming out of schools without knowing the 3 basic R's, Reading, wRiting, and aRithmetics. This may be because the teachers in South Africa do not have basic training and content knowledge to teach the skills needed by the children. Also, resources are not being used properly and with little to no accountability. In order to solve these problems, schooling systems will need to focus on producing kids who can read, write, and count at an earlier age. They should reopen their teacher training colleges to provide a focused approach to teacher development. This would instill a sense of pride in the teachers and the educational system overall. Finally, they should put in place an accountability system to monitor resources and the learning process at the classroom and government levels.
Unity is Strength
The current South African flag was made by former state Herald, Fred Brownell. The flag was first used on April 27, 1994. The color combination represents different meanings for different people. This is why no universal symbol should be attached to any of the colors. However, the central design of the flag, beginning at the flag-post, can be interpreted as the convergence of the elements of South Africa's society to take the road ahead in unity. This ties into their motto that Unity is Strength.
What is South Africa Economy Like?
South Africa's economy is the second largest in Africa. It's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita is 13, 400. This stands well below the United States GDP of 55,900 per capita. The top three exports in this country are gold, diamonds, and platinum. South Africa's top three imports are machines and equipment, chemicals, and petroleum products.
to teach or not to teach
One of South Africa's largest problems is its schools. There is little to no teacher training and resources are not used properly. This has effected the kids in South Africa's education. Many of them come out of school without knowing the three basic Rs, reading, writing, and arithmetic. Poor education may also be the cause for the countries low GDP per capita compared to other countries. Even though progress is being made, these effects may take years to overcome.
South African Reserves
South Africa has many different parks. Twenty-one to be exact. The one I want to discuss is the most famous park in this country, Kruger National Park. This park leads the world in advanced environmental policies and techniques. It has over 2 million hectares (1 hectares = 2.47105381 acres). It is the home to many different species of trees, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Kruger National Park has over 950,000 visitors each year. 80% of it's visitors are native South Africans.
sports in south Africa
Soccer is played in pretty much every corner of the earth. Soccer is the most famous sport in South Africa. Their team is nicknamed Bafana, Bafana (Go Boys, Go Boys). South Africa hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup in several of its most popular cities. This was the first time that the World Cup had been held in Africa.