A WEBQUEST ABOUT SOUTH AFRICA

C GENERAL QUESTIONS ABOUT THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
Þ Answer the following questions about SOUTH AFRICA Cli!" on the un#erline# wor#s to swit!h to a new Website
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Þ Cir!le on the $a% of SOUTH AFRICA below the !ities $entione# or &isite# throughout the webquest
O What is the capital of South Africa ?
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O Which city is known to South Africans as the “Mother City”?
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O Who were the first Europeans to settle in South Africa in 1652 ?
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O What happene fro! 1"## to 1#$2 ?
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O Why is April 2%
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O &ow !any official lan'ua'es are spoken in South Africa ?
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OWhat is the current (resient calle?
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OWhat i )es!on *utu teach in South Africa fro! 1#6% to 1#%2 ?
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O What is +ohannes,ur'-s nickna!e ? why?
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G What is Soweto referre to ?
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OO Who esi'ne the .ational /la' 0 an when was it first use?
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OO 1i2e a efinition of “A(A3*&E4)”5 When i it ie?
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OO Who was calle “the Chief Architect of Aparthei”?
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OO When was .elson Manela ,orn ?
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OO &ow lon' i nelson !anela stay in prison?
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OO When was he aware the .o,el (ri6e for (eace?
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OO Which no2el written ,y Alan (aton was aapte ,y )arrell +a!es 3oot ?
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OO What o the letters A5.5C stan for 7 8 represent9
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C HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT APARTHEID AND SOUTH AFRICA ?
Take the Quiz to find out.
C ARTICLE : 3ea this article an o an acti2ity to check your unerstanin'5 +ustify your answers
when it is wron' :uotin' fro! the te;t5
Accompanied by his wife Winnie Mandela, Nelson Mandela was driven from the prison 60
km to Cape Town along a rote lined by thosands of spporters! "n the steps of the City
#all he spoke to a crowd of $0,000 who had waited for hors for his appearance! #is first
words were a salte to the people of %oth Africa, to whom he declared& '( stand here
before yo not as a prophet bt as a hmble servant of yo, the people! )or tireless and
heroic sacrifices have made it possible for me to be here today**( therefore place the
remaining years of my life in yor hands!' #e e+pressed gratitde to 'the millions of my
compatriots and those in every corner of the globe who have campaigned tirelessly for my
release'! (n conclsion he ,oted directly from his statement from the dock at the opening
of the defense case in the -ivonia trial in ./60 & '( have foght against white domination,
and ( have foght against black domination! ( have cherished the idea of a democratic and
free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with e,al opportnities! (t is
an ideal which ( hope to live for and to achieve! 1t if needs be, it is an ideal for which ( am
prepared to die!' 2resident de 3lerk, in a radical speech at the state opening of 2arliament
on 4eb! 5, had srprised spporters and critics alike by annoncing not only the impending
release of Nelson Mandela, bt also the nbanning of the African National Congress
6ANC7, the 2an Africanist Congress 62AC**the ANC8s smaller rival7 and the %oth African
Commnist 2arty 6%AC27! #e also lifted some of the restrictions imposed on media
reporting and personal freedoms nder the state of emergency reglations, and said that
the ./$9 -eservation of %eparate Amenities Act wold be repealed dring the crrent
session of 2arliament! :e 3lerk signalled that the government now acknowledged the need
to begin talks with leaders of %oth Africa8s ma;ority black poplation! Annoncing that 'the
time for negotiation has arrived', de 3lerk invited representative black leaders to 'walk
throgh the open door' and take their place at the negotiating table 'together with the
government and other leaders who have important power bases inside and otside
2arliament'! An increasing nmber of %oth Africans now reali<ed, he said, that 'only a
negotiated nderstanding between the representative leaders of the entire poplation can
ensre lasting peace', the alternative to which was 'growing violence, tension and conflict'!
The government now soght agreement on 'a totally new, ;st constittional system in
which every inhabitant will en;oy e,al rights, treatment and opportnities in every sphere
of endeavor& constittional, social and economic'!
:e 3lerk was now able to claim that there was no longer any ;stification for violent protest,
in view of his invitation 'to all leaders who seek peace', along with the lifting of restrictions
on political grops, which he said now placed everybody in a position to prse politics
freely!
C ABOUT THE SOUTH AFRICAN FLAG O Color it =
The Republic of South Africa's flag (sometimes called the "rainbow flag")
is a sideways green "Y" and also has areas of red, blue, blac, yellow,
and white! The blac triangle (between the two arms of the "Y") is the
hoist side (the side where it attaches to the flag pole)! This flag was
adopted on April "#, $%%&!
The "Y" on the flag symboli'es the union of many groups of people in
South Africa! The many colors represent the rainbow of people in South
Africa!
O When was it adopted > What does this date mark> 1
O The colors of the flag have an official meaning ! TRUE E
FALSE E ?stify yor choice!
O (ndicate what the colors may symboli<e !1
O Name given to the %oth African 4lag & 1
C TEST YOURSELF ON SOUTH AFRICA : Complete th! CROSSWORD PU""LE
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Þ ACROSS:
1- A major political figure who fought against racism in South Africa .
2- Complete : “the …………………………. Flag” .
3- A Language which is relate to !utch an is spo"en in South Africa .
#- A white nati$e % escenant of !utch settlers% spea"ing Afri"aans.
&- 'ne of the South African ethnic groups .
Þ DOWN:
6- South Africa (ational !a) is on ………………………………… *+
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+- First name of the South African leaer of the anti-aparthei mo$ement.
,- South Africa-s capital cit) .
.- /n South Africa% a political s)stem in which people of ifferent races were totall) separate.
10- A famous anti-aparthei leaer in the 1.10-s .
11- South Africa-s largest cit).
1*- A South African town where onl) 2lac"s li$e 3efore .
YOUR ORAL TASK #

As a stuent in <ournalis! , you have been given the following assignments:
- Complete a WE=>?ES* on South Africa online.
- Make an auio report in the form of a pocast to be posted online.
- Make use of the information collected throughout the we,:uest to provide an overview
of South Africa , including key e2ents and facts about this diverse country with a
special mention to its acti2ists and leaers who have fought against aparthei.
- -mail your !odcast to : ppan'el@Aaol5co!
*he ,est pocast will ,e poste on Miss An'el-s We,site5

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