South Africa: See the country’s 2010 World Cup

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South Africa, land of high contrasts at all levels, no longer live with the stigma of apartheid that has characterized its recent history, despite the social problems persist.

In a country of nearly 50 million people where 80% of the population is black is now white people have trouble accessing certain jobs, what motivates their migration to other countries. The alarming crime wave plaguing South Africa (50,000 crimes per year), the corruption of his government and the rampant spread of AIDS (the country with the most infected) plunge the country into one big uncertainty is difficult to exit. Long gone are the days of hope auparon Nelson Mandela to power, a champion of freedom. Although the celebration this summer, the Football World Championship is to take a major facelift to the country and which results in the attraction of a growing tourist can enjoy the charm and spectacular offering beautiful landscapes.

Union of South Africa - Scarborough

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The attractions of South Africa are very numerous visitors. To begin with, has a rich fauna and flora (more than 20,000 different plants) and some of the oldest anthropological paleo sites in Africa.

Its nature is extraordinary, unique in the world, which is reflected in national parks such as Kruger, Richtersveld, Banhine, Drakensberg or Limpopo. They can see lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, rhinos and crocodiles, among other animal species, or huge baobab trees. Large cities like Johannesburg service, Cape Town, Durban or Pretoria hotel offers a range consistent with the requirements of the tourist. And more so now with the World Cup football fan around the corner. Although it is advisable to visit South Africa later, where possible, from the $ 93, get a room for a night in a three-star hotel in a metropolis like Johannesburg.

South Africa is known for its diversity of cultures, customs, languages and religious beliefs. Your constitution recognizes 11 languages as official, English is the most common among the people. From the ethnic point of view is also a diverse country, to have the largest communities of people Caucasians, Indians and multiracial across the African continent. After the end of apartheid cultural development between different racial and ethnic groups historically separated, has evolved unevenly. The population of European origin, British culture has emerged as dominant. Meanwhile, the black culture is multiethnic. Customs such as polygamy and dowry are common among them yet.


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In economic terms, and although South Africa has become the leading economy in Africa (captures 25% of GDP), is also a country where major inequalities exist among its inhabitants, there are great fortunes, but a quarter of the population is unemployed and lives on less than a dollar a day. In social matters, the post-apartheid South Africa is the continent’s most advanced country in terms of political rights in the gay community. Legalized marriages between same-sex couples four years ago. The main religion of the country, both among blacks and white, is Christianity. But they also practice traditional African religions, Islam, Mormonism and Hinduism. It also remains a small Jewish community (3% of whites). Racial divisions are felt even in sports: The white Afrikaner are fans of rugby, while whites prefer angloparlantes cricket. Blacks, however, are more football fans.

Meet South Africa and experience the world festival!

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