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BC: The End

FC: By: Ryan Lightcap | South Africa

1: Poverty

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

8: Artifacts

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. . This is a picture of one of the most well known city in South Africa; Cape Town. It shows the scenery of South Africa and the beautiful beaches that it has. The city is the number one attraction South Africa has to offer. Violence in South Africa Spreads. Digital image. NewTimeAfrica. 22 July 2009. Web. 17 Feb. 2011. . The violence in South Africa is depicted here which shows the degree to the violence. They are carrying various weapons that range from hatchets to shovels. Violence is a major problem for South Africa because it is occuring so often. South African Flag. Digital image. Slowvelder. Wordpress, 2010. Web. 17 Feb. 2011. . The flag is represented by all the colors red, blue, green, yellow, black, and white. The colors have no specific meaning, but black, green, and yellow represent his political party and red, white, and blue are the former Boer republic flag colors. Poverty in South Africa. Digital image. Young Academic. 6 Jan. 2011. Web. 17 Feb. 2011. . Poverty has become a major problem in South Africa and many people struggle to make ends meet. Around 57% of South Africans are below the poverty level. This happens to be one of the most major problems for South Africans to deal with because of the lack of money they reeive. South Africa Maps. Digital image. Worldtravels. Travelguides, 2011. Web. 17 Feb. 2011. . This picture is a map of South Africa and shows not only the size of the country, but also all the different states and cities and where they are located on the map. Peace Corps Sout Africa. Digital image. Barrwilson. Wordpress, Feb. 2011. Web. 17 Feb. 2011. . This is a picture of the peace corps symbol and integrated in that is part of the South African flag to help it look very presentable with that incorportaed into it. Hinojosa, Valerie. Shaking On It. Digital image. Flickr. Yahoo Inc., 12 Aug. 2007. Web. 24 Feb. 2011. . This depicts four young South Africans hanging out together and having a fun time. It is in the city of Cape Town and they are working on the African handshake they learn. You can tell it is not in the best of neighborhoods because of the conditions of the houses around them and the clothes they wear are not ones that seem a middle class person would wear. | Works Cited

23: Money. Digital image. Ihcapetown. Posmay Media, 2008. Web. 24 Feb. 2011. . This is a picture of money used in South Africa with different animals depicted on each currency. Money is very important in South Africa, as well as the rest of the world, because of the poverty South Africa has throughout its nation. World Cup South Africa. Digital image. World Photo 360. Travel News, 2011. Web. 8 Apr. 2011. . This is a picture of the World Cup held in South Africa and it showed the pride taken by South African’s to have the biggest sporst event in the world help in their backyard. Yusko, Dennis. Nelson Mandela. Digital image. Times Union. 23 June 2010. Web. 8 Apr. 2011. . Nelson Mandela is holding up the World Cup and is showing a lot of joy and elation with a huge smile on his face. You can tell he is very proud to be hosting the World Cup. Louis. Aids in South Africa: Is the HIV Statistics Getting out of Hand? Digital image. South Africa for Dummies. CAPTCHA, 12 July 2010. Web. 8 Apr. 2011. . This is a picture for the awareness of HIV in South Africa and how many people are supportin it and have taken initiaitve, contratry to everyone’s belief. Shahane, Neeraj. HIV Test Might Be Implemented in South Africa. Digital image. Top News. 30 Jan. 2011. Web. 8 Apr. 2011. . Lidded Basket. Digital image. Beauty Nxgongo. 5 Apr. 2011. Web. 8 Apr. 2011. . Need and Want. Digital image. Blog Spot. 27 Jan. 2010. Web. 8 Apr. 2011.. Africa's Early Beginnings. Digital image. Taneater. Early Africa. Web. 8 Apr. 2011. . South Africa Maps. Digital image. Maps World Travels. World Travels. Web. 8 Apr. 2011. . Africa's Early Beginnings. Digital image. Taneater. Early Africa. Web. 8 Apr. 2011. . South Africa Maps. Digital image. Maps World Travels. World Travels. Web. 8 Apr. 2011. .

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