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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 York Times 
It's an encounter I have often thought about over the years — even more so now, in the wake of the widespread protests against President Jacob Zuma in South Africa in response to the recent depreciation of the rand and the downgrading of our economy ... See more..
Quartz 
“God bless Africa.” The title and first lines of Enoch Sontonga's hymn Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika may appear simple to some. But 120 years after it was written, it has become one of the most powerful tunes in Africa's history, a symbol of the post-colonial ... See more..
CNN 
The Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Mpumalanga: Claimed to be the world's largest green canyon, the reserve is home to a 33-kilometer gorge, abundant wildlife and dramatic landscape. God's Window along the Panorama Route is one of the best ... See more..
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Sport24 
Pittsburgh - Gift Ngoepe, who became the first African player to appear in a Major League Baseball game on Wednesday, marked the occasion by getting a single in his first at-bat for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ngoepe, from Polokwane, entered the game ... See more..
Bloomberg 
South African President Jacob Zuma will meet with business leaders to discuss the country's credit-rating downgrades and a surprise cabinet reshuffle that saw the ouster of former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, according to a person familiar with the ... See more..
ESPN 
Now that South Africa has produced its first major leaguer, who will be next? Mariners prospect Dylan Unsworth, a pitcher with exceptional control, is a strong ... See more..
BBC News 
A South African court has annulled initial agreements the government reached with three countries to help it build nuclear power stations. The deals with Russia, the US and South Korea were unlawful, the court ruled. The government failed to hold ... See more..
NPR 
Hugh Masekela and Abdullah Ibrahim, two of the biggest stars to emerge from South Africa, achieved success independently. But the two are cosmically linked ... See more..
Deutsche Welle 
In South Africa the debate about who should become the next president of the country is heating up. Vice President Cyril Ramaphosa has now entered the race to become the next leader with a speech criticizing suspected corruption within the ruling party ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
Pretoria — China and South Africa have pledged mutual support for each other's tourism ventures as the two countries deepen cooperation on all fronts of their development. South African Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa and the Vice Minister of 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