and 25 for participating in several activities for a certain period. There are three awards; bronze, silver and gold. A similar award, called simply the President's Award, is available in The Gambia, Kenya, Malta, South Africa and Trinidad and Tobago. Earth's history A suggestion has been made R Bogdanov and Arno-Toomas Pihlak of the Saint Petersburg State University that in the early stages of the Earth's development when its radioactivity was almost two orders of magnitude higher than at present, radiolysis could have been the principal source of atmospheric oxygen, which ensured the conditions for the origin and development of life. Molecular hydrogen and oxidants produced by the radiolysis of water may also provide a continuous source of energy to subsurface microbial (Microbiology) communities (Pedersen, 1999). Such speculation is supported by a discovery in the Mponeng gold mine, South Africa, where the researchers found a community dominated by a new phylotype of ''Desulfotomaculum'', feeding on primarily radiolytically produced H 2 (Hydrogen). WikiPedia:South Africa Dmoz:Regional Africa South Africa Commons:Category:South Africa
and unusual violent crimes occurring in Russia. This section adopts the graphic and cynical style of ''Moskovskij Komsomolets'''s "Срочно в Номер" section. *"Mandela (Nelson Mandela) Porn," in which Natasha Marchetti covers violent crime and law enforcement in South Africa, with an emphasis on particularly vicious and dim-witted criminals. In December 2006, nearly two years after her relocation to Sweden, she renamed the column "Viking Porn" and has
name that is sometimes used is "zebadonk". Donkeys are closely related to zebras and both animals belong to the horse family (equidae). Zonkeys are very rare. In South Africa
February 2005. Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour received a Grammy for his album ''Égypte'' in the category Best Contemporary World Music Album (Grammy Award for Best Contemporary World Music Album). The South African band Ladysmith Black Mambazo was awarded for its album ''Raise Your Spirit Higher (Raise Your Spirit Higher (2003 album))'' in the category Best Traditional World Music Album (Grammy Award for Best Traditional World Music Album). * At the Victoires de la
: www.stgeorgespark.nmmu.ac.za content women displayarticle.asp?artid wom_001 title The History of the SA & Rhodesian Women's Cricket Association publisher St George's Park History accessdate 2009-11-17 and in 1922, Winfred Kingswell set-up, and became the first president of, the Peninsula Girls' School Games Union. Ten years later, she helped found the Peninsula Ladies Cricket Club (PLCC), which with 30 members, played regular matches against men's sides on level terms. They played 33 matches
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take-over bid for Pilkington (Pilkington plc), a leading manufacturer of high quality glass, with operations worldwide. After a successful defensive campaign by Pilkington, BTR was forced to withdraw its offer in early 1986. BTR withdraws offer for Pilkington Macmillan's policy overrode the hostility of white minorities and the Conservative Monday Club. South Africa left the multiracial Commonwealth in 1961 and Macmillan acquiesced to the dissolution of the Central African Federation by the end of 1963. Tributes came from around the world. US President (President of the United States) Ronald Reagan said: 'The American people share in the loss of a voice of wisdom and humanity who, with eloquence and gentle wit, brought to the problems of today the experience of a long life of public service.' Outlawed African National Congress president Oliver Tambo sent his condolences: 'As South Africans we shall always remember him for his efforts to encourage the apartheid regime to bow to the winds of change that continue to blow in South Africa.' Commonwealth Secretary-General Sir Shridath Ramphal affirmed: 'His own leadership in providing from Britain a worthy response to African national consciousness shaped the post-war era and made the modern Commonwealth (Commonwealth of Nations) possible.' thumb right The way to Kukuanaland (File:Kukuanaland.jpg) Allan Quatermain, an adventurer and white hunter based in Durban, in what is now South Africa, is approached by aristocrat Sir Henry Curtis and his friend Captain Good, seeking his help finding Sir Henry's brother, who was last seen travelling north into the unexplored interior on a quest for the fabled King Solomon's Mines. Quatermain has a mysterious map purporting to lead to the mines, but had never taken it seriously. However, he agrees to lead an expedition in return for a share of the treasure, or a stipend for his son if he is killed along the way. He has little hope they will return alive, but reasons that he has already outlived most people in his profession, so dying in this manner at least ensures that his son will be provided for. They also take along a mysterious native, Umbopa, who seems more regal, handsome and well-spoken than most porters of his class, but who is very anxious to join the party. WikiPedia:South Africa Dmoz:Regional Africa South Africa Commons:Category:South Africa
'''Amatola''', '''Amatole''' or '''Amathole''' are a range of densely forested mountains, situated in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The word ''Amatole'' means ''"calves"'', and Amathole District Municipality, which lies to the south, is named after these mountains. Natural history Part the 'Amatola and Stormberg (Stormberg Mountains)' region, they form the eastern end of the great Cape coastal mountain range, rising over 1,800 metres above sea level. Their slopes are densely covered in ancient forests (Knysna-Amatole montane forests) of yellowwoods, white stinkwoods, Cape chestnuts and other indigenous trees. Deep indigenous woods (Knysna-Amatole montane forests) like Kologha and Kubusie are some of the largest swaths of forest in South Africa. The mountains are capped with flower-rich montane grassland. Albany thickets also feature prominently in the surrounding area. Kalahari Acacia-Baikiaea woodlands Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe - Southern Africa bushveld Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe - Zambezian and Mopane woodlands Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe - Drakensberg montane grasslands, woodlands and forests Lesotho, South Africa, Swaziland - Maputaland-Pondoland bushland and thickets Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland - Two years later, Peretti and Creatore signed a contract with RCA Records where they produced crooner Perry Como. In addition, they produced Sam Cooke and Ray Peterson and wrote English lyrics for the song Rondo Histriae, mixed choir from Croatia chant The Lion Sleep Tonight - (video) "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" (with the original bulk of the song written by Solomon Linda), producing the hit for The Tokens. With George David Weiss they co-wrote "Can't Help Falling in Love" for RCA's mega-star, Elvis Presley. Peretti and Creatore also wrote the Presley hit single ''Wild in the Country''. He and Creatore left RCA in 1964 to join George David Weiss in writing a musical about the American Civil War. Titled ''Maggie Flynn'', it ran on Broadway (Broadway theatre) in 1968. The family of South African composer Solomon Linda reached a settlement (Solomon Linda#Settlement) in the lawsuit over his world-famous song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," in 2006. CBC News: "South African family settles 'Lion Sleeps Tonight' lawsuit" *...that the Christmas carol ''Carol of the Bells'' was originally a Ukrainian (Ukraine) New Year's (New Year) carol (carol (music)) called '''''Shchedryk'''''? *...that '''Thomas Vorster''', an alleged white supremacist (white supremacy) terrorist in South Africa, was accused of plotting to throw poisoned orange (orange (fruit))s into the streets of Soweto? '''Roger Goode''' is a South African DJ (Disc jockey) who rose to local fame for his first single (single (music)) "In The Beginning", which featured on 5FM's Top 40. This later led to him being signed up with a local dance (dance music) record label, SheerDance (Sheer Music), under which he released his first album, ''Coming Up for Air'' in 2001. thumb right 150px Logo of Sheer Music, South Africa's largest dance music record label (Image:Sheermusic_logo.jpg) '''Sheer Music''' is a South African record label that focuses primarily on club, dance (dance music) and trance (trance music) tracks, and is one of the biggest distributors of dance music in South Africa. Sheer Music (also known as SheerDance) represents local and aspiring DJs and artists, often through collaboration with local radio stations such as 5FM. *...that the '''1st and Ten (1st & Ten (graphics system))''' System creates the yellow line seen on American football telecasts which shows where a team will earn a first down? *...that '''Charles Nqakula''', the Minister of Safety and Security of South Africa and chairperson of the SACP (South African Communist Party) underwent military training in Angola, East Germany, and the Soviet Union in order to fight in Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the ANC (African National Congress)? *...that the '''Gourd Dance''' is performed to "
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'''South Africa''', officially the '''Republic of South Africa''' ('''RSA'''), is a country located in Southern Africa. It has South Africa is the 25th-largest country (List of countries and outlying territories by total area) in the world by land area, and with close to 53 million people (Demographics of South Africa), is the world's 25th-most populous nation (List of countries by population).
South Africa is a multiethnic society encompassing a wide variety of cultures, languages, and religions. Its pluralistic makeup is reflected in the constitution (Constitution of South Africa)'s recognition of 11 official languages, which is among the highest number of any country in the world. Two of these languages are of European origin: English (South African English) and Afrikaans, the latter originating from Dutch (Dutch language) and serving as the first language of most white (White South African) and coloured South Africans. Though English is commonly used in public and commercial life, it is only the fourth most-spoken first language.
About 80 percent of South Africans are of black (black people) African ancestry,
The country is one of the few in Africa never to have had a coup d'état, and regular elections (Elections in South Africa) have been held for almost a century; however, the vast majority of black South Africans were not enfranchised until 1994. Racial strife between the white minority and the black majority has played a large part in the country's recent history and politics. Apartheid was instituted in 1948 by the National Party (National Party (South Africa)), though racial segregation existed prior to that date. Discriminatory laws began to be repealed or abolished from 1990 onwards after a long and sometimes violent struggle by the African National Congress and other anti-apartheid activists.
South Africa is ranked as an upper-middle income economy by the World Bank, and is considered to be a newly industrialised country (newly industrialized country).