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  Arts and Culture > South Africa
South Africa’s arts and culture are as rich and varied as one might expect from such a diverse nation.
South Africa is the 25th largest market for recorded music, with the industry employing more than 20 000 people.
Cultural festivals, African cuisine projects, cultural villages, heritage routes and storytelling are some of the activities which the Department is fostering.
www.southafrica.co.za /arts_and_culture_30.html   (1433 words)

  
 Culture of South Africa - History and ethnic relations, Urbanism, architecture, and the use of space
South Africa has eleven official languages, a measure that was included in the 1994 constitution to equalize the status of Bantu languages with Afrikaans, which under the white minority government had been the official language along with English.
South Africans are by custom polite and circumspect in their speech, although residents of the major urban centers may bemoan the decline of once-common courtesies.
South Africa is possessed of video and digital artists with excellent professional training and great talent, but there is only a limited market for their works within the country.
www.everyculture.com /Sa-Th/South-Africa.html   (8849 words)

  
 Moving To South Africa
South Africa is a nation of nations, having suffered from much racial friction between the various elements of this diverse society.
It is difficult to put forward one culture as the South African way of life, due to the mass diversity of ethnic groups and cultures in the country.
The culture of “fl music” is pinpointed by many as the main element which has brought groups closer together, and it has also proved a very useful promotional tool to the rest of the world.
www.expatforum.com /articles/moving/moving-to-south-africa.html   (1192 words)

  
 South African English - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
South African English is a dialect of English spoken in South Africa and in neighbouring countries with a large number of Anglo-Africans living in them, such as Botswana, Namibia, and Zimbabwe.
South African English is not unified in its pronunciation: this can be attributed to the fact that English is the mother tongue for only 40% of the white inhabitants (the remainder mostly having Afrikaans as their mother tongue) and only a tiny minority of fl African inhabitants of the region.
One difference between British South African English and New Zealand English is in the pronunciation of 'ar' and 'ow', as in the pronunciation of the sentence 'park the car downtown'.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/South_African_English   (1235 words)

  
 Organization for Tropical Studies - Undergraduate Program
South Africa’s rich biological and cultural diversity makes it an exceptional location in which to examine issues related to ecology and conservation.
South Africa is a progressive, dynamic nation that continues to redefine itself in the post-apartheid era.
The tuition and program fee for the South Africa program is $17,300.Program fees include tuition, room and board, local travel, certain recreational activities, field and office equipment, computer services, and textbooks.International travel, independent travel, incidentals, and personal spending are not covered.Non-Duke students should add $40 for a one-time only, lifetime transcript fee.
www.ots.ac.cr /en/education/under_southafrica.shtml   (820 words)

  
 South Africa Home
South Africa has a well developed infrastructure (roads, transportation and industrial manufacturing) which places it in a great position to help the economic development in the entire Southern African region and to benefit economically from that development.
Their culture is generally based on a belief in a male deity, respect for the elderly, worship of ancestral spirits and various supernatural forces.
South Africa long ago recognized the richness and diversity of the animals found within its borders, and has a long history of protecting the animals by means of its system of nature reserves and national parks.
www.questconnect.org /africa_sa.htm   (2569 words)

  
 South Africa - History, Culture, Towns and Coins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
South Africa is wealthy; one of the world's top 25 trading nations and among its largest producers of many minerals, notably gold and diamonds, with the mining and manufacturing making up the bulk of the South African economy.
South Africa is home of the finest wildlife areas in the world.
We investigate the coinage from South Africa for the period 1815-1902.
www.about-south-africa.com   (304 words)

  
 South Africa Culture
The mingling and melding in South Africa's urban areas, along with the suppression of traditional cultures during the apartheid years, means that the old ways of life are fading, but traditional fl cultures are still strong in much of the countryside.
Although South Africa is home to a great diversity of cultures, most were suppressed during the apartheid years when day-to-day practice of traditional and contemporary cultures was ignored, trivialised or detroyed.
One of the most exciting aspects of the new South Africa is that the country is in the process of reinventing itself and, with such a large proportion of the population marginalised from the economic mainstream, this is occurring without much input from professional image makers.
www.car-rental.co.za /south_africa_culture.htm   (732 words)

  
 About South Africa - Travel, Maps, Flag and Information
South Africa is often referred to as The Rainbow Nation - a term coined by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and later elaborated upon by then-President Nelson Mandela as a metaphor to describe the country's newly-developing multicultural diversity in the wake of separatist Apartheidist ideology.
South Africa is located at the extreme south of Africa, with a long coastline that stretches more than 2,500 km and across two oceans (the Atlantic and the Indian).
While it may be argued that there is no "single" culture in South Africa because of its ethnic diversity, South Africans of all races and backgrounds are united by a sincere desire to see to it that the horrors and injustices of Apartheid are never again repeated.
www.canadiancontent.net /profiles/South-Africa.html   (1914 words)

  
 Stayfinder.com - South Africa - Art & Culture
Although South Africa is home to a great diversity of cultures, most were suppressed during the apartheid years when day-to-day practice of traditional and contemporary cultures was ignored, trivialized or destroyed.
South Africa is a multiracial society and defining distinct subgroups by skin color will only begin to get you into trouble.
One of the most exciting aspects of the new South Africa is that the country is in the process of reinventing itself and, with such a large proportion of the population marginalized from the economic mainstream, this is occurring without much input from professional image makers.
www.stayfinder.com /travelguide/southafrica/sights_and_attractions   (598 words)

  
 Culture of South Africa
The Afrikaner population is concentrated in the Gauteng and Orange Free State provinces and the English population in the Western and Eastern Cape and Kwazulu-Natal.
These scenes abound, but given the nature of the culture in South Africa, your attention could swiftly switch to a small boy gallantly escorting herds of cattle, end to end, over a rainbow-like walkway crossing one of the largest and busiest highways in South Africa.
Culture makes Africa special and aside from beautiful landscapes, this kind of exuberant and contrasting culture in South Africa is what you really should experience.
www.exploresouthafrica.net /culture/index.htm   (880 words)

  
 South Africa: History
In 1961, South Africa left the Commonwealth of Nations (whose members were strongly critical of South Africa's apartheid policies) and became a republic.
South Africa was strongly opposed to the establishment of fl rule in the white-dominated countries of Angola, Mozambique, and Rhodesia, and gave military assistance to the whites there.
South Africa invaded Angola in 1975 in an attempt to crush mounting opposition in exile, but the action was a complete failure.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0861191.html   (2972 words)

  
 Johannesburg, South Africa - History, Culture and Tourism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
South Africa's financial and industrial capital, the economic hub of the subcontinent if not Africa, Johannesburg owes its origins to the discovery in 1886 of the world's richest gold reef on the grassy highland north of the Vaal, which the burghers of President Paul Kruger's Transvaal Republic had named Witwatersrand ('ridge of white waters').
Johannesburg Culture: When it was just six years old Johannesburg was already the largest town in South Africa, but there are few remnants of the exuberant early years.
Although the culture has change greatly since the end of apartheid South Africa and to day is has mainly an African culture.
about-south-africa.com /html/johannesburg.html   (2199 words)

  
 South African arts and culture - SouthAfrica.info
South Africa is more than a cultural melting pot, it's a big warm potjie of culture, full of different ingredients and yummy surprises, developing its rich flavour over centuries.
South Africa is home to some of the world's most ancient and beautiful art - the rock paintings of the San.
South Africa has 11 official languages (and plenty of unofficial ones besides), but rest assured: most of us speak English, so you should have little trouble communicating.
www.southafrica.info /ess_info/sa_glance/culture   (446 words)

  
 Organization for Tropical Studies - Undergraduate Program
South Africa’s rich biological and cultural diversity makes it an exceptional location in which to examine issues related to ecology and conservation.
South Africa is a progressive, dynamic nation that continues to redefine itself in the post-apartheid era.
The tuition and program fee for the South Africa program is $17,300.Program fees include tuition, room and board, local travel, certain recreational activities, field and office equipment, computer services, and textbooks.International travel, independent travel, incidentals, and personal spending are not covered.Non-Duke students should add $40 for a one-time only, lifetime transcript fee.
www.ots.duke.edu /en/education/under_southafrica.shtml   (837 words)

  
 South Africa
Economy—overview: South Africa is a middle-income, developing country with an abundant supply of resources, well-developed financial, legal, communications, energy, and transport sectors, a stock exchange that ranks among the 10 largest in the world, and a modern infrastructure supporting an efficient distribution of goods to major urban centers throughout the region.
One of the objectives of the South African Government is to operate as an integrated entity with a single corporate identity.
Parliament of South Africa Provides information on developments at the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa for the purpose of facilitating public participation in parliamentary legislative processes.
www.peoplegoingglobal.com /Africa/South_Africa.htm   (582 words)

  
 South Africa safari planner | comprehensive guide to South Africa travel and South Africa tours
While it may be argued that there is no "single" culture in South Africa because of its ethnic diversity, South Africans of all races and backgrounds are united by a sincere desire to see to it that the horrors and injustices of Apartheid are never again repeated.
South African cuisine is heavily meat-based and has spawned the distinctively South African social gathering known as a braai, which is otherwise known as a barbecue.
South Africa has also developed into a major wine producer, with some of the best vineyards in the world lying in valleys around Stellenbosch, Franschoek and Paarl.
www.africansafari-southafrica.com /culture.htm   (638 words)

  
 SOUTH AFRICA — The 51st State: Proposal from a South African magazine
At present, South Africa accounts for one-third of the GNP of the entire continent, and is obviously in a position to initiate an economic surge throughout the continent.
Day-to-day 'fl power' in a fl-majority South African state (or states, since South Africa is rather too populous (43 million) to become a single state) would have a powerful positive impact on fl pride in the other states — but only if the fl-majority state(s) were a success.
South Africa would not be coming to Washington as a beggar, hat in hand.
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 Contemporary African Culture, South Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Cultural tourism is fraught with all kinds of ideological pitfalls.
Visit a classic 'cultural village' and you'll be treated to an admittedly fascinating visual feast of fabulous costumes, bare-breasted dancing girls and animal-skin-clad warriors brandishing stabbing spears and singing rousing war songs.
Contemporary African culture is a vibrant combination of the old and the new - a synthesis of traditional beliefs with both colonial and modern ideas.
www.safarinow.com /cms/contemporary-african-culture/irie.aspx   (463 words)

  
 art and culture in south africa, events in south africa, hotels and resorts in south africa, south africa tours, south ...
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It has a dynamic fusion of African, European and Asian influences, South Africa is a hotbed of originality and creativity.
Theatre to is an important part of the culture, ranging from the classics to drama, dance and comedy.
www.planetgypsy.com /destinations/southafrica/art.html   (223 words)

  
 Africa & the Middle East - The Cast of Culture in South Africa
Africa & the Middle East - The Cast of Culture in South Africa
Drive along one of South Africa's scenic strips and you will notice a landscape composed of a backdrop of wide open spaces, blue mountains and blood-red sunsets.
It can only be found in the actual experience of South Africa's culture and the friendship of its people.
www.e-nterests.com /travelhtml/castculturesouthafrica.php   (771 words)

  
 South African Culture
Drive along one of South Africa's scenic strips and you will notice a landscape composed of a backdrop of wide open spaces, blue mountains and blood-red sunsets.
The uncertainty and tension is broken by their sympathetic smiles and they drive you, happily and with good cheer, to the nearest service station and back to your car where you are kindly helped to fit your newly repaired tire.
Thankful that you have just had the actual experience (a certain something you felt) you now have a connection, whole-heartedly, with the people and culture in South Africa.This is not a heat-induced delusion or an isolated event.
www.funtripslive.com /travel_destinations/tauck/africa/south_african_culture.htm   (770 words)

  
 Travel in Cape Town - South Africa - Africa - Culture - WorldTravelGate.net®-
Cape Town, Africa's southern jewel, is more than just a tourist paradise offering exquisite beauty, flawless beaches, and a backdrop of awesome table mountain towering over the the vibrant metropolis at its foot.
As South Africa's mother city Cape Town has a special place in the hearts of South Africans and the many visitors that arrive on these shores every year to enjoy the unique views and vibrant energy that Cape Town offers.
Cape Town is affectionately known as the "Mother City", a reflection of its status as the oldest city in South Africa, and its warm, open welcome to visitors.
www.africatravelling.net /south_africa/cape_town/cape_town_culture.htm   (632 words)

  
 South African Culture – Go2Africa South Africa Travel Guide
Ethnic and cultural assimilation have begun slowly to change this situation, but cultural differences still tend to correspond closely with racial ones, and each ethnic group may be identified with a more or less distinctive culture.
Xhosas are congregated most densely in the Eastern Cape, where their traditional culture involves amagqirha (herbalists, prophets and healers), iimbongi (praise singers who write poetry to praise or criticise the chief), and cattle as indicators of wealth.
A further two important fl South African ethno-linguistic groups are the Basotho and the Tswana, both descendents of the Sotho people and significant and distinguishable ethnic minorities in South Africa.
www.go2africa.com /south-africa/people   (723 words)

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