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  BBC NEWS | World | Africa | Country profiles | Country profile: South Africa
Until 1994 South Africa was ruled by a white minority government which was so determined to hang onto power that it took activists most of the last century before they succeeded in their fight to get rid of apartheid and extend democracy to the rest of the population.
South African presidents are chosen by the 400 members of the directly-elected National Assembly, one of the two houses of parliament.
South Africa is the continent's major media player, and its many broadcasters and publications reflect the diversity of the population.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/1071886.stm   (1127 words)

  South Africa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 segregationist apartheid ideology.
South Africa's most prevalent biome is grassland, particularly on the Highveld, where the plant cover is dominated by different grasses, low shrubs, and acacia trees, mainly camel-thorn and whitethorn.
South Africa has a large, free, and active press that regularly challenges the government, a habit formed during the apartheid era when the press was the medium least controlled by the government.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/South_Africa   (6534 words)

 Politics of South Africa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Politics of South Africa takes place in a framework of a federal parliamentary representative democratic republic, whereby the President of South Africa, elected by parliament, is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system.
The present Constitution of South Africa was certified by the Constitutional Court on 4 December 1996, was signed by then President Mandela on 10 December 1996, and entered into effect on 3 February 1997; it is being implemented in phases.
The bicameral Parliament of South Africa consists of the National Assembly (400 seats; members are elected by popular vote under a system of proportional representation to serve five-year terms) and the National Council of Provinces (90 seats, 10 members elected by each of the nine provincial legislatures for five-year terms).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_South_Africa   (1492 words)

 South Africa - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
South Africa also has one possession, the small sub-antarctic archipelago of the Prince Edward Islands, consisting of Marion Island (290 km²) and Prince Edward Island (45 km²; not to be confused with the Canadian province of the same name).
South Africa's most prevalent biome is grassland, which is particularly present on the Highveld, where the plant cover is dominated by different grasses, low shrubs, and acacia trees, mainly camel-thorn and whitethorn.
South Africa is a middle-income country with an abundant supply of resources, well-developed financial, legal, communications, energy, and transport sectors, a stock exchange, JSE Securities Exchange, that ranks among the 10 largest in the world, and a modern infrastructure supporting an efficient distribution of goods to major urban centres throughout the region.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/s/o/u/South_Africa_1287.html   (4642 words)

 South Africa (10/07)
South Africa's GDP is expected to increase gradually during the next few years, and in 2005 the government revised upward its 2005 estimated growth to 4.3%.
South Africa was a founding member of the League of Nations and in 1927 established a Department of External Affairs with diplomatic missions in the main west European countries and in the United States.
South Africans (particularly the ANC leadership) also acknowledge support from and ties to the anti-apartheid movement in the U.S. From the 1970s through the early 1990s, U.S.-South Africa relations were severely affected by South Africa's racial policies.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2898.htm   (6008 words)

South Africa takes pride in having destroyed its stockpiles far ahead of the four year period provided for in the Mine Ban Treaty, and in being a leader in mine-clearance equipment, as well as a provider of specialized medical expertise to assist mine victims.
South Africa's waters too are open, he said, since the country does not have a coastguard service; with its current fleet, the navy cannot enforce interception and hot pursuit missions against smugglers.
South Africa was also a driving force in the adoption of the 1998 Southern Africa Regional Action Programme on Light Arms and Illicit Trafficking, devised in cooperation with the European Union.
www.hrw.org /reports/2000/safrica/Sarfio00-06.htm   (3176 words)

 HIV & AIDS in South Africa
South Africa is currently experiencing one of the most severe AIDS epidemics in the world.
South Africa has had a turbulent past, and this history is relevant to the explosive spread of HIV in the country.
The first recorded case of AIDS in South Africa was diagnosed in 1982, and although initially HIV infections seemed mainly to be occurring amongst gay men, by 1985 it was clear that other sectors of society were also affected.
www.avert.org /aidssouthafrica.htm   (4042 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/South Africa
South Africa has the largest population of people of European descent in Africa, the largest Indian population outside of Asia, as well as the largest Coloured (of mixed European and African descent) community in Africa, making it one of the most ethnically diverse countries on the continent.
South Africa is a middle-income, developed country with an abundant supply of resources, well-developed financial, legal, communications, energy, and transport sectors, a stock exchange, JSE Securities Exchange, that ranks among the 10 largest in the world, and a modern infrastructure supporting an efficient distribution of goods to major urban centres throughout the region.
South Africa is unique as the only state to ever voluntarily give up nuclear weapons, of which it constructed a small number in the 1970's and 1980's before completely disarming by 1991.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/South_Africa   (4518 words)

 An Introduction to South Africa
South Africa is one of the most geographically varied countries of the African continent, comprising territory that ranges from the rolling, fertile plains of the highveld and the wide open savanna of the Eastern Transvaal to the Kalahari desert and the peaks of the Drakensberg Mountains.
Wholly-enclosed by South Africa, and situated in its eastern central plain, is the independent kingdom of Lesotho.
South Africa's population of forty million is three-quarters fl (African) and about 15% white (European), with the remaining 10% comprised of people of mixed white, Malayan, and fl descent and people of Asian (mostly Indian) descent.
www.geographia.com /south-africa   (529 words)

 African Studies Center | South Africa Page 
To serve the South African forestry industry by undertaking relevant, timeous research that has the objective of supplying the commercial timer producers with the information required to optimise the beneficial use of forestry resources in South Africa.
Information on South African higher education institutions and organizations plus resources on higher education transformation, partnerships, and study abroad.
The Southern African Migration Project is a three-year, multi-faceted research programme designed to facilitate the formulation and implementation of new policy initiatives on cross-border population migration in the region and to promote public awareness on the role, status and contribution of foreign immigrants of African origin in South Africa.
www.africa.upenn.edu /Country_Specific/S_Africa.html   (777 words)

 South Africa
Americans who intend to work in South Africa must apply for work permits before arrival; otherwise they risk being refused admission and returned to their point of origin.
Travelers entering South Africa from countries where yellow fever is endemic are often required to present their yellow World Health Organization (WHO) vaccination record or other proof of inoculation.
Visitors intending to drive in South Africa are strongly encouraged to obtain an international driver’s permit prior to their departure from the U.S. You may wish to contact the nearest South African Embassy or Consulate for up to date information about driver’s license requirements.
travel.state.gov /travel/safrica.html   (3006 words)

 South Africa travel guide - Wikitravel
South Africa is also a good place to get used to travelling in the region (though some would argue that Namibia is better for that).
The climate in South Africa ranges from desert and semi-desert in the north west of the country to sub-tropical on the eastern coastline.
South Africa is the Machado plaza on the N4 between Pretoria and Nelspruit, cost is R43 for a normal car.
wikitravel.org /en/South_Africa   (8462 words)

 Diamonds | American Museum of Natural History
The story of diamonds in South Africa begins between December 1866 and February 1867, when 15-year-old Erasmus Jacobs found a transparent stone on his father's farm, on the south bank of the Orange River.
Today South Africa is third in production in terms of value and is likely to stay that way for the foreseeable future.
Barney Barnato arrived in South Africa from England in 1873 at the age of 20.
www.amnh.org /exhibitions/diamonds/africa.html   (606 words)

 allAfrica.com: South Africa
THE South African government has added its voice to the growing condemnation of the culture of intolerance and violence in the opposition MDC, saying the party's refusal to accept the outcome of democratic elections was to blame for the problems in the country.
South Africa's policy of fl economic empowerment (BEE) is not simply a moral initiative to redress the wrongs of the past.
South Africa is one of the top 10 countries in terms of its TB burden, according to the World Health Organisation.
allafrica.com /southafrica   (1038 words)

 South Africa Country Analysis Brief
Inflation was 1.4% in 2004 and is forecast at 3.0% for 2005.
South Africa consumed 171.6 mmst of coal in 2002, 90% of which was used for electricity generation and the synthetic fuel industry.
South Africa imports the majority of its crude oil from the Middle East, with Saudi Arabia and Iran as its chief suppliers.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/safrica.html   (5265 words)

 South Africa Accommodation - African Invitation
South Africa is the land of abundance when it comes to natural beauty.
Of course there are other reasons for holidays in South Africa: like golden beaches, some of the world's best surf, spectacular scenery ranging from mountains to deserts, eco-systems found nowhere else in the world, an opportunity to experience African culture and dollar for dollar, one of the least expensive holiday places you'll find.
As a rule, tap water in South Africa is safe to drink as it is treated and is free of harmful micro organisms.
www.africaninvitation.com   (529 words)

 South Africa Accommodation | Travel Accommodation in South Africa
While you could travel around the whole of South Africa in a matter of weeks, a more satisfying approach is to focus your attention on one section of the country.
Of South Africa's roughly two dozen major parks, the Kruger Park attracts the largest number of first-time visitors, and is unrivalled on the continent for its cross-section of mammal species.
The long stretch of beaches north and south of Durban is the most developed in the country, but north towards the Mozambique border lies the wildest stretch of coast in South Africa.
www.stayinsa.co.za   (1345 words)

 South Africa Tours | South Africa Safaris
South Africa Safaris: South Africa is one of the most diverse and interesting countries in the world and proudly wears her deserved title of "A World In One Country".
Whether you are a seasoned traveller to South Africa or visiting for the first time, enjoy the diversity of the Country with the security, convenience, flexibility and knowledge that these professional companies offer.
South Africa's attractions can be seen on day excursions with the added benefit of the experience and knowledge of a registered guide.
www.sa-venues.com /south-africa-safaris.htm   (463 words)

 South Africa - Travel Guide and Tourist Information
South Africa lies at the southernmost part of the African continent.
Most of South Africa has elevations of over 914m (3,000 ft) and at least 40% of the surface is at an elevation of over 1,220m (4,000 ft).
The coastal belt in the west and south varies from 3 to 30 miles in width, is between 152m (500ft) to 182m (600ft) above sea level, and is very fertile, producing citrus fruits and grapes, particularly in the Western Cape.
www.africaguide.com /country/safrica   (350 words)

 South Africa Accommodation, Hotels / South Africa Travel
South African maps, is provided for each province in South Africa.
South Africa, "a World in One Country"- an Introduction / South Africa is one of the most diverse, enchanting countries in the world.
South Africa boasts some of the best, least crowded beaches in the world, renowned wildlife parks such as Kruger Park, beautiful natural scenery and a stable post-apartheid environment.
www.sa-venues.com   (1040 words)

 South Africa Vacations - Hotels South Africa - South Africa Hotels
The first thing however that you should keep in mind is that South Africa is a nation in which you might run into a lot of problems.
This is known as the richest square mile in all of Africa, so it is the financial hub of South Africa.
South Africa has one of the largest numbers of cultural festivals per capita, cause of the fact that they are a nation hugely seeped in cultures and diversity.
www.southafricahotelfinder.com   (528 words)

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