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  1. SOUTH AFRICA TODAY Presented by Julia, Dominique, Ann-Kathrin, Kati, Julian and Christian

  2. The flag of South Africa • Adopted on 27.April 1994 • includes cultures of all South Africans • no fixed meaning At the end of apartheid

  3. The flag of South Africa The blood of wars The black South Africans Farms and natural enviroment Natural recources, treasures like gold. The sky and the two oceans Hope The white South Africans / Peace

  4. The flag of South Africa • Must be treated with dignity and respect • - must be hissed in the morning before working day • - must be lowered before/at sunset • others must pay attention and take the right hand over the heart • don‘t fly upside down  traditional sign for distress

  5. Media - Lots of different TV channels and magazines - SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation) - M-NetHotels and its channels - More than 30 Daily- and Weekly Papers - About 100 Local newspapers - About 500 Technical Periodicals - Variety exists since 1994

  6. Culture -greatest group: Zulu (7 mio) -Xhosa (6 mio) -smallest group: Venda (500 000) -Music: Jazz

  7. Population by age

  8. Food and Restaurants -Eating habits from all over the world -carefulness when choosing a restaurant -tip: 10 % -food from all cultures -for example french wine -strange way of having dinner -braai -bottle store

  9. Politics Executive Branch - excercises political powers, functions and duties - President: Thabo Mbeki since 1999, African National Congress - President is head of state and head of government -head of state: representative of the country - Deputy president: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka since 2005, ANC

  10. Legislative Branch - to introduce new laws both houses have to agree

  11. Judicial Branch • independent from other branches • -protected by state to keep independence • -Judges are appointed by president and Judicial Service Commission Foreign Relations -member of the United Nations, African Union and Commonwealth of Nations -efforts to end conflicts and political crises on the African continent -foreign investments -transshipment center for drugs

  12. -progress in democracy -better opportunities in education and business -integration into international system Today's situation Succes: Challenges/Problems: -disagreements between provincial legislatures and central government -weakness because of apartheid and isolation -disparities between population groups will remain for some time -violence and discrimination against women and those living with HIV -deaths in police custody occur

  13. Military • South African National Defence Force (SANDF) • created in 1994. • subdivided into four branches • - the South African Army • - the South African Air Force • - the South African Navy • - the South African Military Health Services - peacekeeping force - developed nuclear weapons

  14. Economy - development from agriculture to industry - produces 1/5 of the entire production in Africa - importance of mining industry - economy based on foreign trade (exports-imports) - competitive products

  15. Main Export Countries Main Import Countries

  16. Quellen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsWwz9UmjVk http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_africa http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_South_Africa.svg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics_of_South_Africa http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_South_Africa# http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_africa#Demographics http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_africa#Culture http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_africa#Military http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_in_South_Africa