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South African Culture

  1. 1. South African Culture By Rada Ilieva
  2. 2. Why I Chose This Topic <ul><li>I chose this topic because I am very interested in cultures. I chose South Africa because seemed the most interesting country because it was involved in the Apartheid. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What I Already Knew <ul><li>I already knew that South Africa had a very different culture. I also knew that football (soccer) and surfing were some sports in South Africa. I also knew that contemporary dance is popular in South Africa. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What does South Africa’s culture tell us about its people? <ul><li>South Africa has a very diverse culture. When different people came over they added a part of their own culture to the South African culture. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Music <ul><li>South Africans enjoy Khoi and Western folk songs. They invented two musical instruments. The first is a mamokhorong, a single string violin. The second is a ramkei, a guitar with three of four strings. </li></ul>The Mamokhorong
  6. 6. Dance <ul><li>South Africa has a lot of different dances. They range from contemporary to classical ballet. </li></ul>Contemporary Dance in South Africa
  7. 7. Art <ul><li>The most ancient art in South Africa is rock art. They also have post-expressionism, expressionism, landscapes, and “visions” of what the world would look like later on. </li></ul>Springtime in Namaqualand (1930) by Pieter Hugo Naudé (1868-1941)
  8. 8. Sports <ul><li>The most popular sport in South Africa is football (soccer). They also have rugby, cricket, golf, tennis, and surfing. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Holidays <ul><li>Some holidays are New Years, Christmas, Freedom Day, and Good Friday. Some of the holidays that honor people are Human Rights, Family, Youth, and National Women’s day. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Food <ul><li>Braais (barbeques) are a big part of the South African culture. Some of the main ingredients in foods include fruit, bulbs, nuts, leaves, and wild game. Biltong, dried, flavored meat, is similar to jerky. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Food (cont.) <ul><li>Potjiekos is slow-cooked meat with vegetables over and open fire. Koeksisters are sweet deep fried pastries. People in South Africa also eat ostriches. </li></ul>Koeksisters with berries
  12. 12. Government <ul><li>The capital of South Africa is Pretoria. The president is Jacob Zuma. South Africa follows a constitutional monarchy government. </li></ul>President Zuma
  13. 13. Religions <ul><li>South Africa has a lot of different religions. Some are (listed in most popular order) Christian, Traditional Ethnic, non/other, Muslim, Hindu, Baha’i, Jewish, and Buddhist/Chinese. Christians make up about 73% of the population. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Education <ul><li>Education is compulsory for kids between the ages of 7 to 15. Primary school is grade 0 to 6 and high school is grades 7 to 12. There are both public, and private schools. The government spends about 20% of money on education. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Information That Was Interesting To Me <ul><li>South Africa has a lot of Holidays dedicated to people. </li></ul><ul><li>Their food are similar to the ones in the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>They have many different sports. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Questions I Still Have <ul><li>Is South Africa’s culture changing today or is it staying the same? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Bibliography <ul><li>www.southafrica.info </li></ul><ul><li>www.southafrica-travel.net </li></ul><ul><li>www.info.gov.za/aboutsa/holidays.htm </li></ul><ul><li>www.exploresouthafrica.net/culture/food.htm </li></ul><ul><li>www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sf.html </li></ul><ul><li>www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=158 </li></ul>
  18. 18. Bibliography Pictures <ul><li>www.edukbr.com.br/artemanhas/tiposinst_viola.asp </li></ul><ul><li>www.worlmapsinfo.com </li></ul><ul><li>whatsonsa.co.za/news/whats-on/durban/53-dance... </li></ul><ul><li>Soccer Website for picture </li></ul><ul><li>http://persimmon.co.za/images/gallery/koeksisters-berries.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://veethree.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/jacob-zuma.jpg </li></ul>

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