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South Africa

South Africa

Africa Lesson Plans and Resources In addition to the printables that can be used for any country study, I make additional sheets for specific countries ~ mapping activities and flag notebooking sheets {and sometimes more!}. Our studies of Africa include units on the following countries:EgyptKenyaMoroccoNigeriaSouth AfricaTanzaniaBelow I have included links to the printables for each country as well as links for our favorite books and resources, along with blog posts that provide some great websites to help you in your study of that country. We took three weeks to study the country of Egypt and focused quite a bit on mummies and pyramids. Egypt is such a HUGE country to study with amazing history that could last for an entire year, and we only tapped into a little bit of what we could have. Our study included mummifying apples, making doll mummies and working on a small lapbook of things we had learned. The last two weeks we primarily used used the Magic Tree House Mummies and Pyramids guide by Mary Pope Osborne.

South Africa for Kids: Facts about South Africa. Written by kids for kids Here are some interesting facts about South Africa for kids which were chosen and researched by kids especially for kids. Population: 55 million people live in South Africa (2015)Capital: Pretoria "The Jacaranda City", which also often is referred to as 'Tshwane' as the municipality changed name in 2007, has got 2.3 million inhabitants.Name: Republic of South Africa, RSA, ZA ("Zuid Afrika")Government: DemocracyLanguages: 11 official languages: isiZulu, Afrikaans, English, isiXhosa, siSwati, Sesotho, Xitsonga, Sepedi, isiNdebele, Setswana, TshivendaReligion: mainly Christians and Muslims, but also Jews and other faiths.Currency: 1 South African Rand (ZAR)= 100 CentsHistory: South Africa was led by Apartheid leaders until Nelson Mandela came free from prison and became the first democratically elected leader in South Africa in 1994.National Symbols: Protea (flower), Springbok (antelope) and others. Click here.Climate: Various climatic regions. South Africa for Kids: South Africa Geography

All About South Africa Jun 08, 2010 Seeing as the 2010 FIFA World Cup happened in South Africa, we thought it’d be cool to learn a bit more about the beautiful country, which has definitely been through its fair share of tough times. South African Kids Of all the countries on the continent of Africa, South Africa’s the most diverse in terms of its territory. It ranges from rolling hills to wide open savannah to the Kalahari Desert to the high peaks of the Drakensberg Mountains. Map of South Africa Early History South Africa is a beautiful country. A couple hundred years later, when gold was discovered in South Africa by the British, wars broke out between different European settlers who wanted to gain control of the country for themselves. Apartheid Apartheid in South Africa In 1948, Apartheid was introduced to South Africa: a set of laws that legally and physically separated different racial groups from each other. Nelson Mandela In 1918, a boy named Rolihlala Mandela was born in South Africa. Nelson Mandela Safari

English-speaking countries: South Africa - Learning English Online In 1994, Archbishop Desmond Tutu described South Africa as "a rainbow nation at peace with itself and the world". 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 a strict division of white and black. Geography The Republic of South Africa is one of the 54 states of the African continent. South Africa has three capital cities: Cape Town, the largest of the three, is the legislative(making, or having the power to make, a law) capital; Pretoria is the administrative(the part of the government that is entrusted with the execution of laws and the superintendence of public affairs) capital; and Bloemfontein is the judicial(responsible for maintaining the courts of law and for the administration of justice) capital. Society and culture South Africa is known for its diversity of cultures and languages. Population South Africa is ethnically diverse(various, different). Languages Economy

The School System | South Africa A child may begin schooling with grade 0 (also called reception, or grade-R) from the age of four. Grades 1 to 9 are compulsory and classified as General Education and Training (GET). Grades 11 and 12, Further Education and Training (FET), are non-compulsory; qualification at this level with a matriculation certificate is required to enter tertiary education. Some schools offer a post-matric/sixth-form level which allows students to sit for A-level exams. The three-tier system of education is as follows: Primary school: Grade 0/1 to grade 6/7 Secondary school: Grade 8 to 9 (compulsory); grade 10 to 12 (non-compulsory) Tertiary education: Universities, technical colleges This system is also referred to in phases: Foundation phase: Reception to grade 3 Intermediate phase: Grades 4 to 6 Senior phase: Grades 7 to 9 Further Education and Training (FET): Grades 10 to 12 (matriculation certificate) Higher Education (HE) Pre-Primary/Preschool Compulsory education begins at grade 1. Primary school

Getting Married in South Africa | South Africa Anyone who gets married in South Africa is subject to the legislation of the Marriage Act, 1961. It is possible for same sex as well as heterosexual couples to get married under the Civil Union Act, 2006. It is not possible for a couple to marry under both Acts. There is no fee and no residency requirement to get married in South Africa. A marriage may only be solemnised by authorised marriage officers; these include magistrates, special justices of the peace, ministers of religion designated by the Minister of Home Affairs, and Commissioners. Marriage Requirements Under South African law it is illegal to get married in the following situations: There is already an existing marriage. If you believe any of the information on this page is incorrect or out-of-date, please let us know. (If you want to contact AngloINFO for any other reason, please follow the instructions on this website's contact page.)

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