South Africa

By:Alyse and Cierra

Geography

  1. Currently, there are between 47 and 55 countries on the continent of Africa. The most accurate count of countries for the continent of Africa is 55. This includes all internationally recognized territories and states on the continent.
  2. South Atlantic, Indian, and southern ocean Namibia
  3. Pretoria
  4. 471,400 MI
  5. 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.
  6. Diamonds, Salt Gold, and Iron

Economy

  1. agro-processing, automotive, chemicals, information and communication technology, electronics, metals, textiles,clothing and footwear.
  2. African Countries, Germany, US, China, Japan, UK, and Spain. They trade Corn, Diamonds, Fruits, Gold, Metals and Minerals, Sugar, and Wool
  3. South African rand

Government

  1. constitutional democracy
  2. Jacob Zuma
  3. 53,675,563 and have almost all technology
  4. closest allies Russia, China, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Lesotho Enemies is no real ones

History

1980: 10 December, A new Coloured political movement, the Congress of the People (COPE) is launched in Cape Towns Bellville district.

1981: 19 November, Mr. Griffith Mxenge, member of ANC and prominent lawyer, assassinated.

1982: 26 November, South Africa:Signs loan agreement with Malawi.

1984: February, Herman Toivo Ja Toivo released from prison in Namibia.

1985: 5 February, Foreign Minister ‘P1k’ Botha accuses Botswana of harbouring ANC guerrillas

Social Structure

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.

Major ethnic groups include the Zulu, Xhosa, Basotho(South Sotho), Bapedi (North Sotho), Venda, Tswana, Tsonga, Swazi and Ndebele, all of which speak Bantulanguages. Some, such as the Zulu, Xhosa, and Bapedi are unique to South Africa.

56.10 years

Primary

Primary School

1

Secondary

Secondary Education

8

Secondary

Vocational Secondary Education

11

Tertiary

College/University