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By: Korey Joseph Trayveon Jones Donquonta Atkins Le Neisha Roberson. South Africa. Chapter 1: Demographics. L ocated in the southern tip of Africa 29°  00'S and 24°  00'E - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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South Africa

South AfricaBy: Korey JosephTrayveon JonesDonquonta AtkinsLe Neisha RobersonChapter 1: DemographicsLocated in the southern tip of Africa2900'S and 2400'E Physical characteristics: rivers, plateau, rocky bridges and rainfall at 75 in. a year. For this country, cold summers are normal.Effects: caused food shortages3 capitals which are Cape-Town, Pretoria, and Bloemfontein.2010Population: 49,109,1072011 Population: 49,004,031Today population: 48,810,427.Projected population: Not sure

Demographics ContinuedEthnic Groups: Black African 79%, White 9.6%, colored 8.9%, Indian/Asian 2.5%.Infant morality rate: 43.2 deaths/1,000 live births Birth rate: 19.48 births/1,000 population Life expectancy: 49.33 years -Males: 50.24 yrs. -Females : 48.39 yrs.Literacy rate: age 15 & over can read and write .- Total:86.4%Males: 87%Females: 85.7%Gross national product: $224 billion

ENVORONMENTAL PROBLEMSIn south Africa, they are many environment problems occurring. Lack of water-The rainfall numbers have been less than 80% of normal.Pollution-There are a lot of polluted waters.Farming-Three hundred to four hundred million tons of soil per year are lost.

Chapter 2:GovermentConstitution democracy with a three tier system of government and a independent Judicary.Republic with capital; cape-town the seat of parliament, Pretoria is the country capital, and Bluemfontein is the Judicial capital seat. A parliamentary democracy in which constitution power is shared between the president and the parliament.Government ContinuedCausesEffectsRacist Rules

Pretoria RiotThe 1994 election ended white minority rule and began the period of majority rule.Black nationalist rebles fought against the white-ruled apartheid government of South Africa.Government ContinuedHow has the revolutions/civil war changes the government of the county? Some of the civil war changed the government by teaching their next generation of children to learn form the mistakes from South Africa past and to be treated equally so that votes and leaders can treat the people right. The changes I read up on were good changes.Chapter 3: IndustrializedFree market capitalist economic system.Mining Industry: South Africa is the worlds biggest producer of platinum, and one of the leading producers of gold, diamonds, base metals and coals.Automobile Assembly: South africas automobile industry is a global, turbo charged engine for the manufacture and export of vehicles and components.

Industrialized ContinuedTextile Industry: Since 1994, over $1,000,000,000 has been spent on upgrading and modernizing south Africa's textile, clothing, and foot wear industries.

Chemicals: South Africa's chemical industry, including fuel and plastics fabrication as well as pharmaceuticals, is the largest of its kind in africa, and has been identified by the government as key driver of economic growth.

Industrialized Continued In any case in the late 1980's the cold war 16 duce Africa nuclear weapon tensions in Africa.The US government considered South Africa to be one of its strategic partners on the continent and 2 countries commenced a new strategic dialogue in 2010.

This is a picture of South Africas nuclear weapons. Chapter 4: ImperialismColonized by the English and Dutch. 1652 to 1806 by the Dutch and British.South Africa became the largest empire in African history, but its enormous size eventually led to its Songhai became independent of Mali, and rivaled it as the leading power in west Africa its fall did not bring and end to kingdom.

Chapter 5: World War 1British was our alliance before the war.Austrila, India, New Zealans and Ottoman Empire were S. Africa alliance during the war.We went to war because Britain declared war on Germany.South Africa fought on the Western Front.

This is a picture of South Africas army. World War 1 ContinuedAfricans served not as attested solidiers bust as civilian

World War 1 continued1914-Nationalist Party formed under leadership of General Hertzog.-August, World War I begins.-Revolt by anti-war Afrikaner nationalists-African miners strike at the Van Rhyn Deep mines in a bid to redress some of their grievances.1916-The Durban & District Native Football Association is established.-The Beaumont Commission tours The Union of South Africa, trying to find areas that could be incorporated into the reserves, without disturbing white farming.World war 1 continued1917:-Industrial Workers of Africa founded by the International Socialist League.1918-Established National Trust Company and South Africas National Life Insurance Company

Chapter 6:World War 2Helped Britain out during World War 2Struggled economically and socially The number of people employed in manufacturing rose 60 percentUrbanization increased rapidly

Chapter 7: The Cold WarThere are many different problems occurring in South Africa with crime, education and environment. Education: The problem is that the kids are out of control and appreantly the parents dont care. Unfortunately, the class is divided between the whites and blacks. Some school charge poor black parents for their childrens education. South Africa approziamently spends about 6% of their GDP on their education. There is a lot of violence going on at school including rape.

Cold War continuedChapter 8: Problem Occurring

Problems Education- The problem is that the kids are out of control and apparently the parents dont care. Unfortunately, the class is divided between the whites and blacks. Some school charge poor black parents for their childrens education. South Africa approximately spends about 6% of their GDP on their education. There is a lot of violence going on at school including rape.

ProblemsCrime-Crime in S. Africa just wont seem to go away. There is a lot of violence going down like rape, murder, and robbery. There was more than 100 policemen that were killed on duty last year. Only about 1 in 10 rapes are thought to be reported. People are to afraid to say anything. The murders are outrages; some gangs kill people for their mobile phones. Some people are scared to even walk alone in the dark, they feel unsafe.