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Running head: AFRICA 1 Trip to South Africa Maegan Hargett 4354-011 Fall 2016 Author Note This paper was prepared for International Management 4354-011, taught by Betsy Ball
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AFRICA 2 Abstract When I think of Africa, I think of surf and safari. I think of amazing views, beautiful animals, gold, and diamonds. The reality is quite a bit darker than I expected. You mentioned so many great things about Africa like; coke helping out many of the small establishments and that most of their cells being prepaid, roughly 90%. I love the term Ubuntu, translating to "human kindness". It is also, often used in a more philosophical sense to mean "the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity". I had no idea that almost 40% of adults in Africa are illiterate – two-thirds are women. Once you choose to step out of the sheltered world you live in, and educate yourself on the struggles that go on around the world, you gain a much greater appreciation for the country we live in and the everyday things I take for granted. It also gives a little more insight on the different ways I can use my education once I gain it, to help others.
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AFRICA 3 Trip to South Africa There is no continent more blessed with striking beauty and diversity than the African motherland. With approximately 58 countries. It occupies a wide dynamic latitude has; deserts, forest, snow, temperate climate, tropics, sub-tropics, lakes, the longest river, lowest point on Earth, mountain ranges. Even the animals have their struggles in Africa, the “Big Five” refers to African lion , African elephant , Cape buffalo , African leopard , and rhinoceros , they are among the most dangerous, yet most popular species for big-game hunters to hunt. South Africa is one of the most unequal countries in the world. The country is struggling to bring restitution to its black majority, while developing itself economically. Population Africa is the second largest continent, approximately three times the size of the United States. South Africa, located at the southernmost tip of Africa, is a nation of diversity, with nearly 52-million people and a wide variety of cultures, languages and religious beliefs. Africans are in the majority, making up 79.2% of the population; white people make up 8.9% of the total; and the Indian/Asian population 2.5%. "Other" population group makes up 9.4% of the total. Some people refer to South Africa as “the rainbow nation”. There are eleven official languages of South Africa : Afrikaans , English , Ndebele , Northern Sotho , Sotho , Swazi , Tsonga , Tswana , Venda , Xhosa and Zulu . English is the most commonly spoken language in official and commercial public life. Most South Africans can speak more than one language . Dutch and English were the first official languages of South Africa from 1910 to 1925 . Now, the most
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