dissabte, 28 de febrer de 2009

Oral presentation transcription

The history of South Africa is marked by imigration, ethnic conflict, and the anti-black people struggle. The Khoisan peoples aboriginal are the first to live in this area but not everybody is black in the african continent there are white people too and you’re thinking: why white people? Well, I want to explain you.

In 1487, the Portugueses explorers and Bartolomeu Dias were the firsts Europeans to became to Africa. 300 years after, Great Britain colonize this region because Portugal has never interested about it.

The discovery of diamonds in 1867 and gold in 1884 cause two enormous battles named the two Boers wars between europeans and the indigenous in this moment named Boers caused to this rich domain with diamonds and gold. Finally South Africa were named independent in 1948 and there are all wonderful with a president, with a parliement but with an enormous discrimination about black people, and there is where appear Nelson Mandela’s figure who won a lot of awards including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.

South Africa is divided on a lot of departments and the vote of these elections is departments votes ten members, and these ten memebers voted the government in the lower house, and the leader of the lower house and is the majority vote is denominated president.

The current President of South Africa is Kgalema Motlanthe, who replaced Thabo Mbeki. Mbeki replaced Nelson Mandela in 1999, and Yhabo Mbeki was re-elected in 2004, but the last year he announced his resignation and there are other actions.

South Africa is located at the totally of south of African continent, there are more than 2,500 kilometres of stretches and the coastline, he across the atlantic ocean and the indic ocean and it has too a small sub-Antarctic archipelago of the Prince Edward Islands, consisting of Marion Island and Prince Edward Island, and it has South Africa is the 25th-largest country in the world and he’s divided on a lot of departmens, 52 departments

Well if you have any question, we’ll try to answer it.