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Kilimanjaro team 04/01/2010.  First known inhabitants: Khoïsans (-40 000 B.C)  First Bantou tribes (-500 B.C)  1488 : Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu.

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1 Kilimanjaro team 04/01/2010

2  First known inhabitants: Khoïsans ( B.C)  First Bantou tribes (-500 B.C)  1488 : Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias first European to reach the southernmost point of Africa  1795: Great Britain took over the Cape of Good Hope area

3  1806 : The British annexed the Cape Colony in. War continues against the Xhosa  1879: Anglo-Zulu War  1948: Apartheid is voted  1976: Soweto riots  1991: Apartheid is abolished  2009 : Jacob Zuma is elected government

4  3 capital cities - Cape Town (the largest of the three) : legislative capital - Pretoria: administrative capital - Bloemfontein: judicial capital  A bicameral parliament: - the National Council of Provinces has 90 members, - National Assembly has 400 members.

5  Located at the southernmost region of Africa  A long coastline that stretches more than 2,500 km and along two oceans (the South Atlantic and the Indian).  1,219,912 km2, the 25th-largest country in the world  Njesuthi in the Drakensberg at 3,408 m (11,180 ft) is the highest peak in South Africa.  A great variety of climatic zones exist due to the varied topography and oceanic influence.

6  More than 50 million people of diverse origins, cultures, languages, and religions.  The 2006 midyear estimated figures for the racial categories were Black African (79.5%), White (9.2%), Coloured (8.9%), and Indian or Asian at (2.5%).

7  Stongest economy on african continent (1/4 of PIB)  Since 1994, tempered liberalism with strong state regulation.  Since 1994, stable average growth of 5%.  One of the first gold producer  Very competitive national companies

8  In the period 1998–2000, South Africa was ranked second for murder and first for assaults and rapes per capita.  Official statistics show that 52 people are murdered every day.  The reported number of rapes per year is 55,000, and it is estimated that 500,000 rapes are committed annually.  Total crime per capita is 10th out of the 60 countries in the data set.  Many emigrants from South Africa also state that crime was a big motivator for them to leave.  Along with many African nations, South Africa has been experiencing a "brain drain" in the past 20 years.

9 Thank you for your attention!


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