, rainfall is distributed more evenly throughout the year, producing a green landscape. This area is popularly known as the Garden Route. The Free State is particularly flat because it lies centrally on the high plateau. North of the Vaal River, the Highveld becomes better watered and does not experience subtropical extremes of heat. Johannesburg, in the centre of the Highveld, is at . Winters
archiveurl http: web.archive.org web 20011023102032 http: www2.gp.se gp jsp Crosslink.jsp?d 286&a 37107 archivedate 2001-10-23 The '''South African Valour class frigates''' are the major surface ships of the South African Navy. Their German (Germany) manufacturer designates these warships as the '''MEKO A-200SAN''' class, member of its '''MEKO''' family of naval ships. They were designed and built using principles of stealthy (stealth technology) design
, including the extensive use of "X-form" structure design in which right angles and vertical surfaces are avoided, and techniques to reduce the infrared signature, such as expelling her exhaust fumes just above the waterline. Blohm + Voss, the designers, claim that this class has the radar signature (Radar cross-section) of a vessel one-half her size, 75% less infrared emissions than previous designs, as well as a 20% lower life-cycle cost, 25% lower displacement, and 30
offices and the Local Organising Committee for the 2010 FIFA World Cup were housed. Designed as the main association football stadium for the World Cup, the FNB
in Brazil, Russia, South Africa and Indonesia. The duo released their second album ''Boom Boom (Star Boom Boom)'' in 1982 which was also the soundtrack for the Bollywood movie ''Star (Star (1982 film))''. After two years the band recorded their critically acclaimed album''Young Tarang'' (1984). It was the first album of the subcontinent to feature music videos. The album sold 40 million copies worldwide. Nazia and Zoheb released their fourth studio album, '' Hotline
the South Asian subcontinent as a result and Biddu saw his stars rise across the region. ''Disco Deewane'' was followed by the production of three more heavy hitters with Nazia and Zohaib; ''Star Boom Boom'' in 1982 (the number "Boom Boom" from the album and film ''Star (Star (1982 film))'' was a big hit), then the album ''Young Tarang 1984'' two years later, before winding up again with the duo in 1987 with ''Hotline (Hotline (Nazia and Zohaib Hassan album))''. The duo went
, Korea Campus Crusade for Christ, Los Angeles, has been conducting annual summer mission trips that now include upwards of 500 college students participating in the ministry as short-term missionaries. He was born in Cape Town, South Africa, the son of a clergyman, and educated at Winchester College. Coghlan was born in King William's Town in South Africa and came to Rhodesia in 1900 to practice in Bulawayo as a lawyer. He was elected to the Legislative Council
team played South Africa in the "Super Challenge". It has been a venue for usually off-season one day matches but it held VB Series matches in 2006 due to the Melbourne Cricket Ground being unavailable due to preparations for it being the main stadium for the 2006 Commonwealth Games. In 1885, about 40 Boer families from the north-west of South Africa settled at Grootfontein. Part of the Dorslandtrekker, they were heading towards the area currently known
, ants are used to help harvest rooibos (''Aspalathus linearis''), which are small seeds used to make a herbal tea. The plant disperses its seeds widely, making manual collection difficult. Black ants collect and store these and other seeds in their nest, where humans can gather them ''en masse''. Up to half a pound (200 g) of seeds can be collected from one ant-heap.
in height, at forest margins, rocky outcrops, hillsides, and termite mounds. It bears panicles of fragrant flowers, cream to pale yellow in colour, from December to March. Parliament Cripps later claimed to have been a supporter of the Liberal Party (Liberal Party (UK)), but in deference to his die-hard Conservative father, he declined to get involved in politics. However he sided with the Unionists over the issue of home rule for Ireland and was elected as a Conservative
in Sudan, Ethiopia, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Uganda, Western Sahara and Zimbabwe. * The Nigerian civil war (also known as the Biafran war) during the 1960s among Igbos, Hausa-Fulani and Yoruba (Yoruba people); today’s ethnic and oil-related conflict in the Niger Delta of Nigeria. * Conflicts in Liberia between African-Liberians and Americo-Liberians, Africans who immigrated from the Americas after being freed from slavery. * Conflicts between Zulu (Zulu people)s and Xhosa (Xhosa people) in South Africa during and after apartheid (separate development). Emmy Godwin Irobi, Ethnic Conflict Management in Africa: A Comparative Case Study of Nigeria and South Africa, May, 2005, Conflict Research Consortium, University of Colorado, Boulder. * Boere-Afrikaner separatists. ''Graceland'' features an eclectic mixture of musical styles including pop (pop music), a cappella, isicathamiya, rock (rock music), and mbaqanga. Much of the album was recorded in South Africa, and it features many South African musicians and groups. Simon faced accusations that he had broken the cultural boycott imposed by the rest of the world against the apartheid regime in South Africa, which was in its final years at the time. This view was not supported by the United Nations Anti-Apartheid Committee, as the album showcased the talents of the black South African musicians while offering no support to the South African government. The worldwide success of the album introduced some of the musicians, especially the vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, to global audiences of their own. Simon included American 'roots' influences with tracks featuring Zydeco and Tex-Mex (Tejano music) musicians. The Everly Brothers sing harmony on the title track. Linda Ronstadt appears on the track "Under African Skies", the second verse of which Simon wrote based on her childhood experiences. Early life and career Bowlly was born in Lourenço Marques in the then Portuguese (Portugal) colony of Mozambique, to Greek (Greek people) and Lebanese (Lebanon) WikiPedia:South Africa Dmoz:Regional Africa South Africa Commons:Category:South Africa
'''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).