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Wonder Voyage is an extraordinary non-profit organization that creates personalized pilgrimages and mission trips. Our voyages encourage an encounter with the heart of God through exploration and sacrificial service to distinctive communities around the globe. Through Wonder Voyage, each event becomes a journey and every participant becomes a pilgrim. Start ...See More your pilgrimage or mission trip now! Show Less

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Worldreader is a non-profit on a mission to bring digital books to every child and her family, so that they can improve their lives.

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ICMEC identifies gaps in the global community’s ability to properly protect children from abduction, exploitation and abuse and expertly assembles the people, resources and tools needed to fill those gaps.

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Experience Mission is a non-profit organization demonstrating God's love throughout the world by empowering communities, developing leaders through Immersion programs and internships, and mobilizing volunteers on short-term mission trips.
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In South Africa, climate change is affecting the water scarcity issue as well as exacerbating natural disasters such as floods, droughts and heatwaves.1 Climate change also destroys the country's biodiversity and ecosystems.2 Other environmental changes that South Africa faces are the deforestation and destruction of regions of biodiversity for urban development.3 Furthermore, the pollution levels in the country are very high as a result of the augmentation of traffic from crude oil transport between the Arabian Gulf and cities.4

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1 http://www.wwf.org.za/what_we_do/climate_change/
2 Ibid
3http://wwf.panda.org/who_we_are/wwf_offices/south_africa/environmental_problems__in_south_africa/
4 Ibid
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mothers2mothers International
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Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Uganda, Kenya
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Children/Youth, Family, Health
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South Africa News

New Zealand Herald 
AB de Villiers of South Africa bats while Tom Latham of New Zealand looks on during game three of the One Day International series between New Zealand and South Africa. Photo / Getty Images. South Africa are relishing another big pressure duel with New ... See more..
ABC News 
The alleged elusive serial bank robber was arrested Friday night at Dulles International Airport in Virginia as he attempted to board a South Africa-bound flight, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston said Friday. Albert Taderera, 36, of Brighton ... See more..
ESPNcricinfo.com 
Two sessions is often too little time to divine where a Test match would go and such was the case in the decider in Hamilton. New Zealand took the early lead when they took two wickets in the first three overs. South Africa would still have felt ... See more..
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eNCA 
“Eskom calls on South Africans to switch off for Earth Hour and will be celebrating this hour by using its power to showcase our contribution to South Africa's journey in meeting sustainable development goals,” the power utility said in a statement ... See more..
Bloomberg 
The top decision-making body of South Africa's ruling party will hold a special meeting on land-reform policies, a matter on which the party is divided, News24.com reported. While the ruling African National Congress has its national executive ... See more..
Boksburg Advertiser 
Samsung South Africa vice president and managing director, Sung Woo Han, said: “The academy's primary goal is to develop technicians, technologists and engineers across the country, to address the critical technical and engineering skills shortage that ... See more..
ESPNcricinfo.com 
Left-arm seamer Wayne Parnell and reserve wicketkeeper Heinrich Klaasen have been released from the South African squad in New Zealand. They will return home on Sunday, following fast bowlers Chris Morris and Duanne Olivier, who were sent back ... See more..
Salt Lake Tribune 
During his early years as a miner in South Africa, Joas Mahanuque spent six hours a day on his knees drilling for Impala Platinum. The dust-filled tunnels half a mile underground were too low for him to stand, and temperatures reached 105 degrees ... See more..
ReliefWeb 
Pretoria – The introduction of Delamanid, a Japanese manufactured drug, has ushered in new hope in the fight against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in South Africa. Delamanid, manufactured by pharmaceutical company, Otsuka, will initially be ... See more..
Financial Times 
Sinopec this week agreed to buy Chevron's 75 per cent stake in a Cape Town refinery, affiliated service stations and convenience stores in South Africa and Botswana for $900m. It was the only remaining bidder after a year-long tender process. The ... See more..
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Geography

Southern Africa, at the southern tip of the continent of Africa
Area

Total 1,219,090 sq km
Land 1,214,470 sq km
Water 4,620 sq km

***NOTE*** includes Prince Edward Islands (Marion Island and Prince Edward Island)
Climate

mostly semiarid; subtropical along east coast; sunny days, cool nights ;
Natural Resources

gold, chromium, antimony, coal, iron ore, manganese, nickel, phosphates, tin, rare earth elements, uranium, gem diamonds, platinum, copper, vanadium, salt, natural gas ;
Natural Hazards

prolonged droughts

volcanism: the volcano forming Marion Island in the Prince Edward Islands, which last erupted in 2004, is South Africa's only active volcano the volcano forming Marion Island in the Prince Edward Islands, which last erupted in 2004, is South Africa's only active volcano ;
Current Environmental Issues

lack of important arterial rivers or lakes requires extensive water conservation and control measures; growth in water usage outpacing supply; pollution of rivers from agricultural runoff and urban discharge; air pollution resulting in acid rain; soil erosion; desertification ;

Demographics

Nationality
South African
Population
48,601,098 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

South Africa is a middle-income, emerging market with an abundant supply of natural resources; well-developed financial, legal, communications, energy, and transport sectors and a stock exchange that is the 15th largest in the world. Even though the country possesses modern infrastructure that support a relatively efficient distribution of goods to major urban centers throughout the region, some components retard growth. The economy began to slow in the second half of 2007 due to an electricity crisis. State power supplier Eskom encountered problems with aging plants and meeting electricity demand necessitating "load-shedding" cuts in 2007 and 2008 to residents and businesses ...See More in the major cities. Subsequently, the global financial crisis reduced commodity prices and world demand. GDP fell nearly 2% in 2009 but has recovered since then. Unemployment, poverty, and inequality remain a challenge, with official unemployment at nearly 25% of the work force. Eskom has built two new power stations and installed new power demand management programs to improve power grid reliability. South Africa's economic policy has focused on controlling inflation, however, the country has had significant budget deficits that restrict its ability to deal with pressing economic problems. The current government faces growing pressure from special interest groups to use state-owned enterprises to deliver basic services to low-income areas and to increase job growth. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$592 billion (2012 est.); $577.3 billion (2011 est.); $558 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

13.1% of GDP (2012 est.); 16.1% of GDP (2011 est.); 16.4% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

corn, wheat, sugarcane, fruits, vegetables; beef, poultry, mutton, wool, dairy products
Industries

mining (world's largest producer of platinum, gold, chromium), automobile assembly, metalworking, machinery, textiles, iron and steel, chemicals, fertilizer, foodstuffs, commercial ship repair