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  • Where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet
  • South Africa After Apartheid
  • geographic features South Africa has a relatively narrow coastline, an escarpment that has a maximum height of about 3500 metres, and an interior highlands that have a relatively constant height of about 1000 to 1700 metres.
  • Climate of South Africa South Africa is known as a World in One Country because of its remarkable diversity: from spectacular natural beauty to the vibrant "rainbow nation" mix of cultures. Throughout the year the climate there is mostly Semiarid land; subtropical; cool nights; sunny days.
  • Government of South Africa Picture of present ruler President Thabo Mbeki, a bourgeois politician with struggle credentials, played a central role both in planning the armed insurrection that caused the first cracks in the edifice of white rule and in the talks that led to its end.
  • South African Economy Source: SARB (Dec’07) 14.5% 12% Prime Rate 6.5% 4.3% Inflation (CPIX) 23.5% 26.5% Unemployment 5.1 % 3.7% GDP Growth Not yet available 20.8% Total Foreign Debt / GDP US$ 70 US$ 43.6 Merchandise exports (billions) US$ 5,825 US$ 4,561 GDP per capita US$ 283 US$ 213 GDP (billions) 2007 2004  
  • Agriculture South Africa’s Mediterranean-type climate and fertile soil allows for a variety of commercial farming crops including: corn, wheat, sugarcane, fruits, and vegetables.
  • South Africa's population is growing rapidly. As 42% of South Africans are under 18 years old, the population is likely to continue to grow, depending on the effect of HIV/AIDS .
  • Apartheid While its per capita income of about $3000 is the highest in Africa, the disparity between whites and blacks, a legacy of apartheid is glaring. Soweto slums
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    • South Africa is the world’s largest producer of platinum, gold, and chromium.
    Gold mines
  • South Africa’s investment environment
    • South Africa today is one of the most sophisticated and promising emerging markets globally, mainly because of …
    Economic stability & sound macro-economic management Competitive sectors/industries Favourable cost of doing business Skills availability World class financial system Excellent transport & logistical infrastructure Abundant natural resources
    • South Africa is one of the most sophisticated and promising emerging markets, offering a unique combination of highly developed first world economic infrastructure with a vibrant emerging market economy.
    • South Africa is one of the world’s 26 industrialized nations.
    • The country is also regarded as the gateway to Africa.
    • South Africa has the largest economy on the African continent, accounting for approximately 25% of the continent’s GDP.
    Global perspective
  • Strengths of South Africa’s provinces •
    • Western Cape:
    • Tourism
    • Agro-processing
    • Biotechnology
    • Petrochemicals
    • Clothing and textiles
    • Fishing
    • Northern Cape:
    • Agro-industries
    • Transport and storage
    • Mining and beneficiation
    • North West:
    • Agro-processing
    • Bio-fuels
    • Leather products
    • Mining
    • Limpopo:
    • Food processing
    • Agri-business
    • Mining
    • Fertilisers and pesticides
    • Energy
    • Mpumalanga:
    • Tourism
    • Mining (Coal)
    • Forestry
    • Agriculture
    • Agro-processing
    • Gauteng:
    • Financial and business services
    • ICT
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Food and beverages
    • Mining
    • Free State:
    • Agriculture
    • Agro-processing
    • Machinery and equipment
    • Mining and beneficiation
    • Eastern Cape:
    • Agriculture and forestry
    • Aquaculture
    • Automotive
    • Clothing and textiles
    • Leather and leather products
    • KwaZulu-Natal:
    • Aluminium
    • Automotive
    • Petrochemicals
    • Wood and wood products
    • Tourism
    • Clothing and textiles
  • STRATEGIC GEOGRAPHIC POSITION TO GLOBAL SHIPPING ROUTES
  • Tourism Sun City Tourists visit coastal areas and national parks in the Mpumalanga Region, Kwazulu-Natal, Western Cape, and Sun City.
  • Kruger National Park Elephant at Kruger National Park
  • Caracal kitten
  • Blue Wildebeest
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  • AIDS/HIV Even the young take part in HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns, as shown here in eastern Cape.
  • Customs and Traditions Zulu tribal woman Bishop Desmond Tutu
  • Apartheid The table below shows the wide disparities that once existed between the white South Africa ruling minority and the immigrants to that country. White and black segregation at a 1976 soccer match.
  • Apartheid signs
  • Nelson Mandela At the first legal gathering of the ANC in 30 years, Nelson Mandela spoke again in terms of his ideal of a multi-racial South Africa where all races and cultures lived on an equal footing.  Mandela has been a proponent of cultural diversity.
  • The Boer War British soldiers digging trenches in South Africa This war erupted between Afrikaaners (descended from early Dutch settlers) and the British in South Africa, resulting in British imprisonment of the Afrikaaner women and children in concentration camps.
  • Links :
    • http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Africa
    • http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/1071886.stm
    • http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/1069402.stm
    • http://www.kidon.com/media-link/za.php
    • http://edition.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/africa/02/13/zuma.rapetrial.reut/index.html
    • http://www.geographia.com/south%2Dafrica/
    • http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/ipc/idbpyrs.pl?cty =SF&out=s&ymax=250