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South Africa Rain bow nation . The world cup . This year when some one says too you south Africa one of the first things that will spring to mind will be the world cup but by the end of this power point I hope to say south Africa and for you to think of the rainbow nation. Rainbow nation .

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The world cup

South Africa

Rain bow nation

The world cup
The world cup

  • This year when some one says too you south Africa one of the first things that will spring to mind will be the world cup but by the end of this power point I hope to say south Africa and for you to think of the rainbow nation.

Rainbow nation
Rainbow nation

  • The rainbow nation is made up with titles such as rainbow: coalition, ism, influence, symbolic, identity. With every one of these titles there will be a meaning (obviously). The rainbow nation is also part of friendship and meanings to African groups gangs and gangsters however this violence is all stopped with the rainbow nation and brings them all together as a community.

Symbolic identity
Symbolic identity

  • The term was intended to encapsulate the unity of multi-culturalism and the coming-together of people of many different nations, in a country once identified with the strict division of white and black.

  • In a series of televised appearances, Tutu spoke of the 'Rainbow People of God'. As a cleric, this metaphor drew upon the Old Testament story of Noah's Flood, and its ensuing rainbow of peace. Within South African indigenous cultures, the rainbow is associated with hope and a bright future (as in Xhosa culture).

  • The secondary metaphor the rainbow allows is more political. Unlike the primary metaphor, the room for different cultural interpretations of the colour spectrum is slight. Whether the rainbow has Newton’s seven colours, or five of the Nguni (i.e., Xhosa and Zula cosmology, the colours are not taken literally to represent particular cultural groups. The implied rhetoric avoids direct reference to colour in the sense of race (especially when acknowledging that natural rainbows have neither white nor black, the two race-associative colours). The colours are simply said to symbolise the diversity of South Africa's usually unspecified cultural, ethnic or racial groups.

Rainbow influence
Rainbow influence

  • Rainbow Nation, as a spoken metaphor for South African unity is uniquely (although not deliberately) represented by the South African flag, which sports six near-rainbow colours.

  • The term 'Rainbow Nation' is most often applied by the South African media when referring to South Africa in the context of its fledgling democracy. As such, many non-South Africans know the country by this term. The wide-scale use of the term has lent itself as a quasi-patriotic expression, used in a multitude of applications (for instance, commercial when advertising a product.)


  • South African political commentators have been known to speculate on rainbowism, whereby true domestic issues such as the legacy of racism, crime and the such are glossed over and 'sugar-coated' by the cover of rainbow peace;

  • South African politician, academic and noted poet Jeremy Cronincautions:

  • “ "Identity formation as well as the myth of the 'rainbow nation' and its performative intention have served to discursively create a national identity that has been top-down in its constitution and implementation. As a result, true reconciliation has been foregone in place of a simplified and somewhat candy-coated myth of peace that has served to reconcile those on the inside whilst pitting them against those on the outside. Allowing ourselves to sink into a smug rainbowism will prove to be a terrible betrayal of the possibilities for real transformation, real reconciliation, and real national unity that are still at play in our contemporary South African reality.[

Rainbow coalition
Rainbow coalition

  • The coalition of Brazil, India and South Africa is known as the Rainbow coalition in diplomatic parlance because the location of the respective nations form an arc on a traditional political map of the world

Rainbow nation1
Rainbow Nation

In South African Culture the rainbow symbolises hope and a good future.

The rainbow is neither white nor black, which some people saw this as symbolising South Africa.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu said that the rainbow signified peace as in Noah’s Ark from The Bible.

Rainbow nation2
Rainbow Nation

The term ‘Rainbow Nation’ was created by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

It was created after Nelson Mandela was released from prison.

Nelson Mandela later said "Each of us is as intimately attached to the soil of this beautiful country as are the famous jacaranda trees of Pretoria and the mimosa trees of the bushveld - a rainbow nation at peace with itself and the world.“

Pretoria- One of the country's three capital cities.

Bushveld- Woodland.

All the colours of the south african flag
All the colours of the south African flag Mandela

The rainbow nation fixing south Africa.

Then breaking it.

Then fixing it again just to make sure.

Don bosco
Don Bosco Mandela

Thank you for watching our presentation
Thank you for watching our presentation Mandela

BY Joe burke And Harry Emmett