L’Afrique du Sud les a impressionnées14 novembre 2010 17:37 Animations culturelles, Animaux, Gastronomie, Grands événements au lycée, Langues, Métier, Pays
« South Africa
South Africa is at the bottom of Africa. There are 48 millions inhabitants who speak 11 different official languages. For example, we can find English, Zulu, Xhosa and Afrikaans.
The climate is totally different from the French climate. In fact it’s a southern hemisphere climate with opposite seasons. The seasons have 6 months ‘ difference with France. it’s a semi deserted country.
The former president of the country is Nelson Mandela. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his action against Apartheid. Now the new president is Zuma.
South Africa is a rich country because there are a lot of different mines, like diamond mines, gold mines, plutonium mines and uranium mines. But there is not a lot of agriculture. Corn and sunflowers are grown.
This year, the football world cup was in South Africa. Soccer and rugby are two principal sports in this country.
If you want to do sightseeing over there, you can visit parks where you can see a lot of animals like elephants, lions, rhinos, buffaloes, giraffes, cheetahs, ostriches and zebras.
You can discover new dishes like « bobotie », new drinks like « Cap classic » which a kind of champagne. « Rooibos » is a plant that is used to make herbal tea. There are different cocktails like « amarula » which is composed with cream and alcchol. South African people have European habits because of the emigrants. So they eat some European products and, in the morning, they have Dutch or English breakfast. »
Daleen Krige is South-African. She teaches communication in the university in Bloemfontein. Bloemfontein is in the center of the country. In South Africa there are 48 000 000 inhabitants spread in 9 provinces.This population speaks 11 official languages : English, Zulu, Xhosa ..and Dutch because somr Africans came from Holland.
In South Afica, people practise two principal sports : soccer and rugby. The famous soccer team is « Bafana Bafana » which means « boys boys » and the famous rugby team is « Springboks ».
South Africa is in the southern hemisphere and has a very hot climate in summer. In the Krugen National Park there are a lot of different species of animals. Wild animals are elephants, lions, rhinos, buffaloes, giraffes, cheetahs, ostriches, zebras and crocodiles. Safari are organized to attract tourists.
The population mainly grows corn and sunflowers. South Africa has a lot of natural resources like diamonds, gold, platinum, and uranium in its mines.
South Africans eat a full English breakfast because they have a lot of different roots like French, English, German and Dutch ancestors. They used to eat spicy Zulu food. or dishes like “bobotie” which is composed of meat, eggs and spices. South Africans eat a lot of meat and they love watermelon sorbet. They eat goat cheeses and Dutch cheeses.
South Africa produces wines: red wines, white swee