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South Africa Overview for travelers

South Africa Introduction Overview of South Africa Roughly the size of Spain and France combined, or Texas, South Africa is situated at the very southern tip of Africa. The Atlantic and the Indian Oceans wash its shores and meet at Cape Agulhas – one of the only places in the world where a person can watch two oceans meet. People who have never been to Africa often think of Africa as a homogenous whole, like the United States, for example. In reality, [...]

A Short History Of South-Africa

A short history of South Africa If the history of South Africa is in large part one of increasing racial divisiveness, today it can also be seen as the story of – eventually – a journey through massive obstacles towards the creation, from tremendous diversity, of a single nation whose dream of unity and common purpose is now capable of realisation. The earliest people The earliest representatives of South Africa’s diversity – at least the earliest we can name – were the [...]