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  State President of South Africa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The position of Governor-General of the Union of South Africa was accordingly abolished.
Following constitutional reforms in 1984, the office of State President became an executive post, as in the United States, and the office of Prime Minister of South Africa was abolished.
Under South Africa's first non-racial Constitution, adopted in 1994, the head of state (and of government) was known simply as the President.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/State_President_of_South_Africa   (302 words)

 South Africa - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The interior of South Africa is a giant, mountainous, and sparsly populated scrubland Karoo plateau.
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, 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.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /south_africa.htm   (5261 words)

 President of South Africa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The President of South Africa is the head of state and head of government under South Africa's Constitution.
The President is elected by members of the National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament, usually being the leader of the largest party, which has been the African National Congress since the first non-racial elections were held of April 27, 1994.
Along with Mbeki, the last State President, F.W De Klerk also served as Deputy President, in his capacity as the leader of the National Party which was the second-largest party in the new Parliament.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/President_of_South_Africa   (262 words)

 South Africa (02/06)
South Africa's GDP is expected to increase gradually during the next few years, and the government recently 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   (6007 words)

South Africa occupies a unique position in the history of the NPT in being the only country with a nuclear weapons capability that has willingly turned itself into a country without this capability and has then acceded to the NPT(2).
In 1979 South Africa was, furthermore, also denied participation in the General Conference of the IAEA, held in India, by an adopted resolution which also urged South Africa to join the NPT and to subject its nuclear activities to international safeguards.
This was the case with South Africa and is probably the case in the Middle East, South Asia and the Korean peninsula.
www.fas.org /nuke/guide/rsa/nuke/stumpf.htm   (5662 words)

 Vice State President of South Africa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vice State President of South Africa was a position established briefly between 1981 and 1984.
The post was abolished when the new constitution came into effect, replacing the ceremonial post of State President with an executive State President.
The executive position of Deputy President of South Africa was established in 1994.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vice_State_President_of_South_Africa   (138 words)

As a direct consequence of South Africa’s handling of the riots and the Republics role in the Angolan civil war the UN invoked a comprehensive arms embargo against South Africa in 1977.
South Africa’s missile development program apparently had its genesis in 1974 when South Africa and Israel, feeling desperately isolated and surrounded by implacable enemies, tentatively decided to cooperate in a number of scientific, economic, financial and political areas.
Despite Israeli and South African denials, a detailed study made by U.S intelligence eventually determined that the blast was caused by the testing of a neutron bomb in the three kiloton range, This was the "enhanced radiation" weapon intended to stop Syrian troops from storming the Golan Heights.
www.geocities.com /sadf_scrapbook/sanuc.htm   (4770 words)

 World Almanac for Kids
South Africa also includes a part of the Kalahari Desert in the NW and a section of the Namib Desert in the W. Rivers.
The population of South Africa (1995 est.) was 43,594,800.
By the South Africa Act (1910) the British Parliament established the dominion of the Union of South Africa, with the four colonies as its provinces.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/nations/southafrica.html   (7551 words)

 FUTURESAVERS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nelson Mandela is the President of South Africa.
He is the guiding light for the process of changing the government of South Africa from a repressive racist minority regime to a democratic government for all of the people.
For devoting his life to the cause of bringing democracy to South Africa and for doing what needed to be done to make democracy a reality in South Africa, Nelson Mandela has been named Futuresaver of the Week.
www.cyber-dyne.com /~rsaxton/bt.htm   (176 words)

 South African President   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The first South African Presidential flag, like its predecessor, was blue and in place of the Royal Crest bore the embellished version of the South African coat of arms in full colour in the centre, ensigned with the letters SP in gold.
Brownell in National and Provincial Symbols and flora and fauna emblems of the Republic of South Africa (1993) [brl93] states that from a visual point of view the President's flag adopted in 1961 was not a great success since the arms did not stand out against the blue field.
The first State President's flag was an adaptation from the Governor-General’s flag (as used from 1931 until 1961), which followed the British pattern of a dark blue flag with the British royal crest of the crown with the lion standing on it in the centre.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/za-pres.html   (810 words)

 BBC NEWS | Africa | SA fears Zimbabwe 'failed state'
South Africa is trying to avoid Zimbabwe becoming a "failed state", its deputy foreign minister has said.
He said South Africa wanted Zimbabwe to change its economic policies, in return for a loan, which is being negotiated.
There had been reports that South Africa was insisting the government hold talks with the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), or even that they form a coalition government.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/africa/4156082.stm   (387 words)

 HIV & AIDS - AIDS & South Africa
The trigger for all this strife was a simple, historic event: After months of deliberations and internal strife, Mbeki and the government of South Africa convened a two-day panel in Pretoria, May 6-7, at which 33 scientists deliberated about the evidence for and against HIV as the single and sufficient cause of AIDS worldwide.
The statistics ubiquitously cited to demonstrate a plague of AIDS sweeping Africa are untrustworthy in the extreme, as virtually no statistics are kept on either rates of infection, numbers of deaths or causes of death on the whole continent.
After many weeks of polite rejections and assurances that the scientific community of South Africa was quite sure HIV caused AIDS but thanks anyway, Allen finally appealed to the President himself in the form of a letter and a 100-page dossier.
www.virusmyth.net /aids/data/cfmbeki.htm   (3625 words)

 Human Rights Watch World Report 2001: South Africa: Human Rights Developments
President Thabo Mbeki completed his first year as president of South Africa, leading a government dominated by the African National Congress (ANC), though the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) remained a junior partner.
In January 2000, South Africa ratified the OAU Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child.
The government stated that there was insufficient alternative accommodation to hold the children, many of them charged with serious offenses.
www.hrw.org /wr2k1/africa/southafrica.html   (1558 words)

 SANCTIONS AGAINST SOUTH AFRICA (1986)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The United States, like most of the European countries, had paid little attention to apartheid at the time of its inception; moreover, its underlying philosophy was similar to the segregation imposed by law in the southern states.
The United States recognizes that important and legitimate political parties in South Africa include several organizations that have been banned and will work for the unbanning of such organizations in order to permit legitimate political viewpoints to be represented at such negotiations.
Furthermore, the President, in concert with the major allies of the United States and other interested parties, should seek to bring together opposition political leaders with leaders of the Government of South Africa for the purpose of negotiations to achieve a transition to the post-apartheid democracy envisioned in this Act.
usinfo.state.gov /usa/infousa/facts/democrac/56.htm   (3118 words)

 George Bush Presidential Library and Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
President Bush called South Africa State President de Klerk today to congratulate him on the announcement of the release of Nelson Mandela tomorrow.
In the course of the 5-minute conversation, President Bush extended a personal invitation to State President de Klerk to meet with him at the White House.
President Bush stated U.S. willingness to help create a climate for negotiations and his plan to continue meeting with a broad spectrum of South African leaders.
bushlibrary.tamu.edu /research/papers/1990/90021001.html   (203 words)

 Biography of Nelson Mandela
To be landless (in South Africa) can be a crime, and weekly we interviewed the delegations of peasants who came to tell us how many generations their families had worked a little piece of land from which they were now being ejected...
The Treason Trial collapsed in 1961 as South Africa was being steered towards the adoption of the republic constitution.
In 1991, at the first national conference of the ANC held inside South Africa after being banned for decades, Nelson Mandela was elected President of the ANC while his lifelong friend and colleague, Oliver Tambo, became the organisation's National Chairperson.
www.anc.org.za /people/mandela.html   (3581 words)

 BBC News | Africa | Profile: Thabo Mbeki
Thabo Mbeki is the man the African National Congress has chosen to replace President Nelson Mandela after the presidential and parliamentary elections in South Africa later this year.
Political observers in South Africa say he is keen to group fellow former exiles around him in his future cabinet.
Fans of the future South African president can also acquaint themselves more closely with the man by logging on to the ANC Website which includes photographs and copies of his speeches going back over the past three decades.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/africa/249680.stm   (655 words)

 Mission to South Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
J0HN MALECELA, proposed by the President of Zambia and the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, was Foreign Minister of Tanzania 1972-5.
The fact that those outside South Africa who possessed some influence with one or other of the principal parties were kept fully informed enabled the Group to call upon them for assistance and support as the need arose.
As 'white' South Africa basked in the illusion of an imagined international respectability, the death toll continued to mount unabated in the townships and in the 'homelands'.
www.anc.org.za /ancdocs/history/commonwealth/eminent.html   (10824 words)

 Nelson Mandela - Timeline Index
He was inaugurated as the first democratically elected State President of South Africa on 10 May 1994.
He is still leading the fight against apartheid with extraordinary vigour and resilience after spending nearly three decades of his life behind bars.
He has sacrificed his private life and his youth for his people, and remains South Africa's best known and loved hero.
www.timelineindex.com /content/view/772   (85 words)

 Robben Island, South Africa - Wander the Planet .net
Robben Island, South Africa - Wander the Planet.net
In a life that symbolises the triumph of the human spirit over mans inhumanity to man, Nelson Mandela accepted the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize.
One of the most special things about Mandela is that he has never answered racism with racism.
www.wandertheplanet.net /SouthAfrica/robben3.htm   (630 words)

 United States Diplomatic Mission to South Africa
An agreement between the United States and India to expand civil nuclear cooperation not only will help India’s development of nuclear energy, but also will cause India to accept proliferation restrictions that are in accordance with much of the international community, according to President Bush’s national security advisor, Stephen Hadley.
Speaking to the press at the White House February 24, Hadley said the United States and India have been negotiating an agreement for the past several weeks in which India would “separate its nuclear facilities between those that are for civil programs and those which are for military programs.”
As part of the deal, which first was agreed to in principle in July 2005 as part of the Next Steps in Strategic Partnership, India would gain access to U.S. nuclear equipment and fuel to meet its energy needs.
usembassy.state.gov /pretoria   (625 words)

 Weird letters - Stand-up Comedy South Africa, Comedy Club
Weird letters - Stand-up Comedy South Africa, Comedy Club
We have met before at the College of Magic but a doubt it whether you will remember me. I am a big "old" man with a bald head and some people are mistaking me for a former state president of South Africa!
You were in the magic shop at the College of Magic the day that I recieved my ventriloquist doll from America.
www.comedyclub.co.za /letters/letter7.html   (482 words)

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