BC: The End
FC: By: Ryan Lightcap | South Africa
2: A World of Violence
4: 5.6 million South Africans are HIV positive | Highest Rates of HIV in the world
6: 1/4 of population unemployed | Live on $1.25 a day | 47.1% under poverty line
7: 50% of South African children go to bed hungry
10: World Cup Brings Pride...
11: And Joy
12: National Anthem | Documents | Nkosi sikelel' iAfrika Maluphakanyisw' uphondo lwayo, Yizwa imithandazo yethu, Nkosi sikelela, thina lusapho lwayo. Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso, O fedise dintwa la matshwenyeho, O se boloke, O se boloke setjhaba sa heso, Setjhaba sa South Afrika - South Afrika. Uit die blou van onse hemel,Uit die diepte van ons see, Oor ons ewige gebergtes, Waar die kranse antwoord gee, Sounds the call to come together, And united we shall stand, Let us live and strive for freedom, In South Africa our land. Sent by Carlos André Pereira da Silva Branco | National Anthem
13: In the 1980s, the United States became increasingly drawn into the debate regarding apartheid (a system of severe segregation) in South Africa. The civil rights movement in the United States and a growing civil rights effort in South Africa brought the issue to the forefront of national attention, particularly as many Americans believed that the prevalence of U.S. business interests in South Africa directly supported the continuation of apartheid. | Although the administration of U.S. president Ronald Reagan opposed the imposition of formal sanctions against South Africa, a groundswell of public opinion forced the U.S. government to adopt such sanctions in 1986, with Congress overriding a presidential veto to impose sanctions. An excerpt of the sanctions appears below. | U.S. Sanctions Against South Africa (1986)
14: News Clippings | The World Cup host nation has never failed to advance out of the first roundyet The pressure is on South Africa to make as much noise in the tournament on home soil as its legion of vuvuzela-honking fans. Bafana Bafana, as the team is known, has shown an affinity for Brazilian coaches - Carlos Alberto Parreira, then Joel Santana, then Parreira again - but clearly what is missing are players of a caliber the coaches are used to. The attacking midfielder/wing Steven Pienaar, 28, has the European experience (Ajax, Borussia Dortmund, Everton) to give South Africa steely confidence in the middle of the field. Striker Benni McCarthy, 32, has been a national team fixture since 1997 (he is the career leading scorer with 32 goals) but he failed to make the squad after an injury meant he saw little playing time after a transfer to West Ham United in February. McCarthy's partner up front is likely to be Bernard Parker, 24, who played last season with Twente, the league champion in the Netherlands, but scored only two goals. If McCarthy comes off the bench, Katlego Mphela, a 25-year-old and one of the many home-based players on the roster, is likely to play an important role. South Africa scored four goals in five games during last year's Confederations Cup, where it lost to Spain in the third-place match.
15: More than 15,000 people marched in Cape Town on Monday to demand libraries, computer labs and other resources for township schools, many of which are vastly underequipped. Yoliswa Dwane, a spokeswoman for Equal Education, said that the government spent millions on the World Cup, but had not invested the same on basic education. | Thousands March for Better School Resources
16: News Clippings | South African Tourism Minister, Hon. Marthinus van Schalkwyk South African Ambassador to the United States H.E. Mr. Ebrahim Rasool and South African Consul General to New York, Mr. George Monyemangene will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square to preside over The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell Ceremony. | South African Tourism Minister to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell | S. Africa to treat all HIV-positive babies | PRETORIA, South Africa — South Africa will treat all HIV-positive babies and expand testing, the president announced Tuesday, a dramatic and eagerly awaited shift in a country that has more people living with HIV than any other.
17: South Africa’s Jobless Hope Zuma Delivers Work | ALEXANDRA, South Africa — Like birds perched on a wire, the jobless men sat along a concrete wall, idle on a sun-drenched day and voicing an ardent hope that their new president, Jacob Zuma, would deliver for them. He promised we are going to get back our jobs,” said Godfrey Goodman, a laid-off union bricklayer from this bustling township, offering up this reason for his faith: “I’m one of those people who raised him up.”
20: Dear Mom and Dad, South Africa is a completely different experience from what I ever experienced in the past. The people, food, and environment are just some of the things that are completely foreign to me. It is also difficult to communicate with many South Africans because of the language barrier. From what I have noticed, a small percentage is fluent in English and only speaks it when dealing with business. I have only been here a couple of weeks and already know it will be very hard to live and survive here. Crime is at an alarming rate, the HIV infection is at a high rate, the housing is not livable, and high unemployment holds many families back. Love, Ryan | Letters To Home
21: Dear Mom and Dad, While in the United States, greetings are generic from handshakes to kisses, the South African greeting differs from ethnic group. It throws you off because you have no idea what to do when meeting someone, and I cannot distinguish between the ethnic groups. The general attitude I felt from South Africans was distrust and curiosity. I was told, for the most part, they do not like outsiders because of the unknown factor outsider’s posses. They seem more insecure about the way you perceive them and automatically think you are discriminating. Hopefully, I can be here to change some people’s perceptions about Americans. Love, Ryan | Dear Mom and Dad, Right now, I’m staying in Johannesburg. I was told this city grew very, very fast and had little planning to go along with it. I live in the poorer part of the city, towards the south, but the more north you go, the richer the provinces become and the people are. For the most part, everyone I have got to know are extremely friendly and greet me, or recognize my presence whenever I go by. So far, I am very excited to continue embarking on my journey and also was very happy with my decision to come here. Love, Ryan
22: Beach- Cape Town South Africa. Digital image. Travel House. 2010. Web. 17 Feb. 2011.
23: Money. Digital image. Ihcapetown. Posmay Media, 2008. Web. 24 Feb. 2011.