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					SOUTH AFRICA

What do we know?




              J. Doyle HWGS   1
South
Africa




         J. Doyle HWGS   2
J. Doyle HWGS             3

                CAPITAL
South African flag




            J. Doyle HWGS   4
Did you know?      Everyone
In South Africa………. votecan
                  over 18


   Life
                                  Population 2004
expectancy
                                         =
     =
                                    44,344,136
 44 years


                                21 % of the adult
                                population have
                                   HIV (AIDS)

 86% of the
country over
                                     24% of
the age of 15
Can read and                       population
                J. Doyle HWGS                       5
    write                         unemployed
Farming in South Africa
 Farming is the main
  employer
 The largest area of
  farmland is planted with
  maize, followed by
  wheat, sugar-cane and
  sunflowers
 Wine and fruit are also
  very important.
 Cattle and sheep are
  kept in huge numbers.

                             J. Doyle HWGS   6
In 1866 a diamond was found in the
north of Cape Colony. This set off a
rush which transformed the colony
from a poor farming colony into a
wealthy mining and industrial
economy.


In 1886 gold was discovered on
the Witwatersrand (The Rand)
near Pretoria in Transvaal


1993, the country possessed
and mined 94 percent of the
world's platinum-group metals
and 62 percent of its gold.
                                            Queen Victoria's
                                            diamond from the
                                            Transvaal
                            J. Doyle HWGS                      7
What does
this mean?


             South Africa's most valuable natural
             resource is its beautiful wildlife. The
             country is home to Africa's largest land
             mammal (the African elephant), the
             second and third largest (the white rhino
             and the hippo), the tallest (the giraffe), the   Money
             fastest (the cheetah), and the smallest
             (the pygmy shrew). You are more likely to          from
             see Africa's "big five" -- lion, leopard,        tourism
             elephant, buffalo, and rhino -- in one of
             South Africa's 10 major nature reserves
             than anywhere else on the continent.




                                  J. Doyle HWGS                         8
The 2010 World Cup will
be held in South Africa




           J. Doyle HWGS   9
Write your answer to this question in three paragraphs



             Is South Africa a rich or a poor
             country?
    You could begin your paragraphs like this

                                                         REMEMBER
    Paragraph 1. “In some ways South Africa is a
                                                         However you
    rich country because ………”
                                                          answer the
                                                         question try to
    Paragraph 2. “In other ways, South Africa is a           give
    poor country because…….”                              EXAMPLES
                                                              and
    Paragraph 3. “Overall, I think that South             REASONS
    Africa is ………….because………”
                                       J. Doyle HWGS                       10

				
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