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SOUTH AFRICA Presentation designed to introduce South Africa. Purposely change slides only on click so that teacher can elaborate as she wishes.
Map of South Africa
National Anthem English translation Lord bless Africa May her glory be lifted high Hear our petitions Lord bless us, your children Lord we ask You to protect our nation Intervene and end all conflicts Protect us, protect our nation Protect South Africa, South Africa Out of the blue of our heavens Out of the depths of our seas Over our everlasting mountains Where the echoing crags resound Sounds the call to come together, And united we shall stand, Let us live and strive for freedom, In South Africa our land. Nkosi sikelel' iAfrika Maluphakanyisw' uphondo lwayo, Yizwa imithandazo yethu, Nkosi sikelela, thina lusapho lwayo.(Xhosa and Zulu)XhosaZulu Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso, O fedise dintwa le matshwenyeho, O se boloke, O se boloke setjhaba sa heso, Setjhaba sa South Afrika - South Afrika.(Sesotho)Sesotho Uit die blou van onse hemel, Uit die diepte van ons see, Oor ons ewige gebergtes, Waar die kranse antwoord gee,(Afrikaans)Afrikaans Sounds the call to come together, And united we shall stand, Let us live and strive for freedom, In South Africa our land.(English)English "Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika"
Our Flag Our flag show 2 paths leading into one. It is very colourful and each colour means something.
Government A democratically elected president and government Thabo Mbeki
Our money Our currency is called the “Rand” (ZAR)
Our national symbols King Protea Sprinbok Galljoen Real Yellowwood Blue Crane
Capital cities Cape Town (The “mother city”) - Legislative capital Pretoria – Administrative Capital Bloemfontein – Judicial capital
Apartheid Under apartheid people were kept separate. Now we are often called a “Rainbow Nation” because so many different kinds of people live in this country.
Nelson Mandela The first president of a truly democratic South Africa Very well known all over the world Does a lot of good for children
Our wildlife We are used to having so many animals around, but people from other countries think it is so wonderful!!
Sights Kruger National Park Wine farms
Sights Karoo Cape Point
Sights Kimberly – “The big hole” Table mountain
Sights Cango Caves Wonderful beaches
People Some of the traditional people in rural areas
An old photo of warriors
Poverty Unfortunately many of our people are VERY poor and/or have no jobs.
We can boast about: South Africa has about 10% of all known species of plants on Earth. Eighth largest wine producer in the world. Worlds largest producer of gold Renowned for our wines The Cullinan 1 or Star of Africa. - Cut from the largest diamond crystal ever found.
Very diverse country Great variety of climate zones. Mountainous scrubland Kalahari Desert Coastline lush and well watered Wine area has a Mediterranean climate