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  Eastern Cape Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Eastern Cape is a province of South Africa.
The province is the location of South Africa's only ski resort, Tiffindell, which is situated in the Southern Drakensberg on the slopes of the highest mountain peak in the Eastern Cape (3001 m).
The Eastern Cape remains one of the poorest provinces in South Africa.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eastern_Cape_Province   (608 words)

 AllRefer.com - Cape Province (South African Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Under the South African constitution of 1994 it was divided into Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Northern Cape, and part of a fourth province, North West.
The former capital and largest city was Cape Town (now the capital of Western Cape).
Other cities in the former province included Kimberley (now in Northern Cape) and East London, Port Elizabeth, and Uitenhage (all now in Eastern Cape).
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/C/CapeProv.html   (178 words)

 Safari areas: Western Cape   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Western Cape, province in southwestern South Africa, bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the west, the Indian Ocean on the south, and by Northern Cape and Eastern Cape provinces on the north and east.
Average temperatures in Western Cape range from 16° to 32° C (60° to 90° F) in the summer and from 7° to 18° C (44° to 64° F) in the winter.
The population of Western Cape was estimated to be 3,633,077 in 1994.
www.travel-around.com /webs/budgetsafari/westerncape.html   (430 words)

 Armoria patriæ - Cape Province   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The colony in its entirety formally became a province of the Union of South Africa on 31 May 1910.
The Parliament building of the Cape Colony became the home of the Union Parliament (making Cape Town the legislative capital), and the province’s own legislature was called the Cape Provincial Council.
Following the promulgation of the Heraldry Act of 1962, the arms of the Cape Province were registered with the State Herald under certificate of registration No 99, issued on 30 October 1967.
uk.geocities.com /landswapen/4prov/CapeProv.html   (967 words)

 Eastern Cape Province - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The province is the location of South Africa's only ski resort, Tiffindell, which is situated in the Southern Drakensberg on the slopes of the highest mountain peak in the Eastern Cape (3001m).
Ecology of birds in the eastern Cape Province, (The Ostrich.
A letter to the agriculturists of the Eastern Province, in particular, and to the Cape colonists, in general
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /eastern_cape_province.htm   (723 words)

 Biodiversity Hotspots - Cape Floristic Province - Overview
The geometric tortoise, the Cape sugar-bird, and a number of antelope species are characteristic of the Cape Floristic hotspot.
The vegetation on the Cape is dominated by fynbos (an Afrikaans word for “fine bush”), a shrubland comprising hard-leafed, evergreen, and fire-prone shrubs that thrives on the region's rocky or sandy nutrient-poor soils.
The Cape forests, 10-30 meters tall, are essentially outliers of the Afromontane forests of the high mountains of tropical Africa.
www.biodiversityhotspots.org /xp/Hotspots/cape_floristic   (355 words)

 Cape Province   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dutch traders (the Dutch East India Company) established the first European settlement on the Cape in 1652, but it was taken by the British in 1795, after the French Revolutionary armies had occupied the Netherlands, and was sold to Britain for £6 million in 1814.
Under the apartheid policy, Cape Province included the Transkei and the Ciskei, the Black National States of the Xhosa people.
Cape Town was the largest town in the province, and its capital.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0003382.html   (325 words)

 Armoria patriæ - Eastern Cape   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Cape eland is also important in folklore, and often appears in the religious rock art of the Bushmen who were the province’s earliest human inhabitants.
The Eastern Cape Province – one of four new provinces split from the Cape Province – formally came into being on 27 April 1994, when all-race elections were held for the first time in South Africa.
The province was created from the magisterial districts making up Transkei and Ciskei, and from the eastern part of the Cape Province, 45 districts (several of these had names different from their principal towns; where necessary the towns are given in brackets):
uk.geocities.com /landswapen/9prov/ECape.html   (1451 words)

 The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: Cape Province @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
At the time of Van Riebeeck's landing, Cape Province was inhabited by San (Bushmen) and Khoikhoi (Hottentots) in the southern and central areas, and by Bantu speakers on the northern and eastern fringes (see Bantu languages).
The British and the remaining Boers generally cooperated until the 1890s, when the British, and especially Cecil Rhodes (then prime minister of Cape Colony), sought to unite the Transvaal and the Orange Free State with the Cape and Natal.
In 1910 the Cape Colony joined with Natal, the Transvaal, and the Orange Free State to become a founding province of the Union (now Republic) of South Africa.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1E1:CapeProv&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (501 words)

 Cape Province, South Africa (1910-1994)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Following 1994, it was re-organized in the new provinces of Western Cape, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and the western half of North-West.
The Cape Province was split four ways: Eastern Cape, Western Cape and Northern Cape are entirely land that belonged to the Cape Province before 1976, but North West Province was half-and-half: part old Cape Province, part Transvaal.
Another piece of the old Cape Province, Griqualand East, became part of Natal in 1976 (having been cut off by Transkei), and is in dispute between KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape.
fotw.vexillum.com /flags/za-cp.html   (569 words)

 Cape Province on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
History of the Okiep copper district: Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province South Africa.
Characteristics of mothers of children with fetal alcohol syndrome in the Western Cape Province of South Africa: a case control study *.
Rural African Family Structure in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/C/CapeP1rov.asp   (688 words)

 Safari areas: Northern Cape   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Northern Cape, province in northwestern South Africa, bounded on the north by Namibia and Botswana, on the west by the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by Western Cape, and on the east by Eastern Cape, Free State, and North-West Province.
Northern Cape was created in 1994 from a section of Cape Province, one of the four former South African provinces.
Rainfall in the province is normally limited to the summer months, from November to March, and amounts to only about 250 mm (about 10 in) annually.
www.travel-around.com /webs/budgetsafari/northerncape.html   (449 words)

 Cape Town Travel and Tourism - A comprehensive Travel Guide to Cape Town
Garden Route, the Western Cape is a province of extraordinary diversity.
Cape Town, an area considered one of the most beautiful in Africa, and whose character results from the cultural melting pot of Indonesian, French, Dutch, British and German settlers, the local Khoisan (Bushman and Hottentot) tribes and the Bantu tribes from the north.
Cape Town was recently named as Africa’s leading destination at the fifth World Travel Awards in Antigua.
www.sa-venues.com /westcape.htm   (703 words)

 Cape Floral Region Protected Areas - UNESCO World Heritage Centre
The Cape Floral Region is one of the richest areas for plants in the world.
Criterion (ii): The Cape Floral Region is considered of outstanding universal value for representing ongoing ecological and biological processes associated with the evolution of the unique Fynbos biome.
The Cape Floral Region forms a centre of active speciation where interesting patterns of endemism and adaptive radiation are found in the flora.
whc.unesco.org /pg.cfm?cid=31&id_site=1007   (367 words)

 Articles - Western Cape Province   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Western Cape is a province in the south west of South Africa.
The Constitution of the Western Cape was adopted in 1998 and is available in the official languages of the province, Afrikaans, English and Xhosa.
In the province the population is spread out with 27.3% under the age of 15, 19.4% from 15 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 15.2% from 45 to 64, and 5.2% who are 65 years of age or older.
www.lastring.com /articles/Western_Cape   (941 words)

 Northern Cape Provincial Government
MEC Van Wyk has been unequivocal that a part of his new approach is to improve the qualities of houses built, so that government does not merely supply a house, but moves towards providing homes for people.
Following the Presidential Imbizo in the Northern Cape earlier this year, President Thabo Mbeki indicated that government is inspired by the willingness of people to express their concerns, communicate their aspirations and make suggestions of what needs to be done to meet the needs of all South Africans.
This was an indication that local government must be bolstered so that government’s resources are harnessed to address all outstanding challenges, especially those most basic and burning desires of the poor.
www.northern-cape.gov.za   (311 words)

 Western Cape Province   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Cape also boasts a myriad of cultures and tourist treasures that are just waiting to be discovered.
The ‘Cape Doctor’ is the name given to the south-easterly wind that visits the Peninsula with little warning, blowing with a force that clears the air of all pollution and leaves Table Mountain draped in a ‘tablecloth’ of snow-white cloud.
The Western Cape is the location of one of the six floral kingdoms of the world – the Western Cape Floral Kingdom, commonly referred to as fynbos.
sandmc.pwv.gov.za /NewSite/Western_Cape.htm   (545 words)

The Western Cape has wonderful natural advantages: climate, fertile arable land, perennial water, scenic grandeur, access to the sea, etc. These were not created by human beings.
In l978 Cape Town had the highest per capita crime rate in the country: with l8 per cent of the population it had 24 per cent of serious crime.
Now provinces choose how much of their overall budget to spend on education, and the NNP boast s that it is spending over R5,500 per pupil.
www.anc.org.za /elections/articles/wcape.html   (1098 words)

 Flora of the Western Cape   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Western Cape is centered around the city of Capetown and is more or less crescent-shaped, with the flank of its northern horn facing west toward the Atlantic and the flank of its eastern horn facing south toward the Indian Ocean.
The Western Cape Province shares with Southern California the distinction of being among the five regions of the world which harbor what is referred to as Mediterranean vegetation, the others being southwestern Australia, western Chile, and of course, the coastal Mediterranean.
The Cape Floral Kingdom or Floristic Region is the smallest of the six such natural areas in the world, and is the only one contained within the borders of a single country.
www.calflora.net /southafrica/capeflora.html   (2789 words)

 Northern Cape Province   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Northern Cape is sparsely populated and houses some 873 000 people on 361 830 km2 of land.
In 1899, the Northern province was the scene of the Anglo-Boer War, where Kimberley was one of the first towns to be besieged by the Boers.
The Northern Cape's weather is typical of desert and semi-desert areas, with a large, dry region of fluctuating temperatures and varying topographies.
sandmc.pwv.gov.za /NewSite/Northern_Cape.htm   (750 words)

 Western Cape Province and Mexico | Planeta
An interesting South African province to compare with Mexico is the Western Cape Province around Cape Town.
The Western Cape "Fynbos" is a unique shrub vegetation type with an incredible range of flowering plants and overall biodiversity and is regarded as one of only six "Floral Kingdoms" that cover the world, being the only one exclusively in one country.
The Cape Peninsula National Park with Table Mountain practically in the city with the world-renowned Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens also on its slopes are good examples of urban ecotourism potential.
www.planeta.com /planeta/04/0411samex3.html   (735 words)

 Cape of Good Hope --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Cape Province comprised all of southern and western South Africa.
It was the largest of the four traditional provinces and contained more than half the country's total area.
Located within the province's boundaries, but politically distinct from it, were the fl states of Ciskei...
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9020122?tocId=9020122   (961 words)

 GERMAN - Online Information article about GERMAN
Europe and Cape Colony by the laying of submarine cables having their terminus at Swakopmund.
The proximity of Great Namaqualand to Cape Colony led to visits from British and Dutch farmers and hunters, a few of whom settled in the country, which thus became in some sense a dependency of the Cape.
influence of the Cape spread meantime northward to the land of the Herero (Damara).
encyclopedia.jrank.org /GEO_GNU/GERMAN.html   (5479 words)

 Cape Province. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Although the Cape of Good Hope was first circumnavigated in 1488 by Bartolomeu Dias and later (1497) by Vasco da Gama, the first European settlement of the region was only in 1652, when Jan van Riebeeck founded a resupply station for the Dutch East India Company on Table Bay; the station subsequently became Cape Town.
The company ruled the Cape until 1795, except for a brief period (1781–84) of French occupation.
In 1895–96, L. Jameson staged an unsuccessful raid from Cape Colony into the Transvaal, which greatly increased tension between Britons and Boers.
www.bartleby.com /65/ca/CapeProv.html   (541 words)

 South Africa: Fires in the Southern Cape Peninsula, Western Cape Province, South Africa January 2000 (IFFN No. 22 ...
The Cape floral kingdom is the richest of the world's six floral kingdoms, with a species density unmatched anywhere else on earth.
The predominant vegetation type in the Western Cape is mountain fynbos ('fine bush', derived from fine leaves of ericas that typify this vegetation), growing on well-leached, infertile soils derived from sandstone and in some cases, granite and shale.
Firefighters from Johannesburg and Pretoria were flown to Cape Town to assist in fighting the fire in the West Coast National Park that continued to burn on Thursday.
www.fire.uni-freiburg.de /iffn/country/za/za_14.htm   (3738 words)

 PRESIDENT MBEKI'S VISIT TO THE EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
President Thabo Mbeki will visit the Eastern Cape province this week as part of the Imbizo programme of interactive governance, which seeks to emphasise direct communication between government and the public around the challenges of implementing government's programme of action.
The Eastern Cape has been chosen to be the President's second provincial Imbizo because of its severe socio-economic challenges that require urgent attention by all spheres of government.
The Eastern Cape is the biggest province in the country with a population of around six million people, making it the third-largest provincial population.
www.polity.org.za /html/govdocs/pr/2001/pr1010.html?rebookmark=1   (264 words)

 Biodiversity Hotspots - Cape Floristic Province - Conservation Action
According to the World Database on Protected Areas, about 10,859 km², representing about 14 percent of the total land area, in the Cape Floristic Region is in protected areas, nearly all of it in IUCN categories I to IV.
However, this land is far from representative of the hotspot's full diversity; while 50 percent of the mountain landscapes are conserved, only nine percent of the lowlands, which are the most vulnerable, are under some form of protection.
Among many promising projects is an initiative called the Working for Water Programme, which focuses on the removal of alien plants to encourage the regeneration of native vegetation and protection of watersheds.
www.biodiversityscience.org /xp/Hotspots/cape_floristic/conservation.xml   (345 words)

 Eastern Cape Provincial Government of the Republic of South Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Our Province, more especially in the rural areas is faced with diseases like Cholera because of the lack of clean, safe and reliable water supply and nutrition services, or the absence of these services.
The establishment of this committee augurs well with the implementation of the Provincial Growth and Development Plan 2004 — 2014 and rail revival is one of the key underpinning factors of this plan.
In particular, the Province of the Eastern Cape does not represent or warrant that the information provided on this Web Site is accurate, complete or current.
www.ecprov.gov.za   (428 words)

 Speeches   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In fact, the first election in the new province of the Northern Cape and our first encounters with the old Cape administration indicated that there were also those who had their doubts about our chosen course of democracy, reconciliation, and a better life for all.
Pencils were stocked in Cape Town, paper, telephones, computers, vehicles, everything a functioning province requires had to be signed for and supplied from the capital city of another province 1000 kilometres away.
We have said that the Northern Cape is a land full of wonders, from the thunder of Augrabies Falls to the quiet of Pella, from the Big Hole which bears testimony to the labour of thousands of our forefathers to the natural wonders of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
www.northern-cape.gov.za /_input/spshow.asp?ID=226   (8735 words)

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