Country: South Africa
Find out about the historical past and present of South Africa. Learn how Great Britain established and developed colonies on the continent. Discover what relationships were established among Boers, British, Afrikaners and native tribes. Find out about gold and diamond mines, wars, apartheid, and riots in the country. Learn biographies of Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, P.W. Botha, and Cecil Rhodes. Includes photographs, video, and audio files. There are links to eThemes Resources on the African continent and history and culture of Africa.
Fact Monster: South Africa
Learn about the geography, ethnicity, religion, government, and history of South Africa. Click on the maps thumbnail to enlarge the image. Scroll down the page and select "South Africa" in the Encyclopedia section to learn more. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Fact Monster: Apartheid
Learn the definition of apartheid, its history and reign in South Africa. NOTE: The site includes ads.
PBS: The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela
Learn about the life of the South African leader from his early childhood to presidency. Includes a timeline, photographs, and a map of South Africa. NOTE: The site has a link to a monitored discussion board.
PBS: Meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Learn about the work of Archbishop Tutu to bring peace in South Africa. Click on the "Watch a Video Clip" link to listen to Tutu's thoughts on the issue. Select links "Read a Biography of Archbishop Desmond Tutu" and "Read the Complete Transcripts" to find out more about life and achievements of this noble man.
Desmond Tutu: Biography
Here is a short biography of Archbishop Tutu from the Nobel Peace Prize web site.
PBS: Commanding Heights: South Africa
Here is a timeline of historical, political, and economical events in South Africa from 1910 to 2003. Use links at the top and bottom of the page to view statistical graphs of population growth, income, unemployment, and more.
PBS: Online NewsHour: Key Dates in South Africa Land History
This timeline depicts important dates in South African history and land restrictions. Explore links on the land redistribution, political impact, economic costs, and government programs in Southern Africa. Learn more about Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Namibia. Includes a photo gallery.
Fact Monster: Afrikaans
Learn the definition of Afrikaans language and the history of its development. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Fact Monster: Cecil John Rhodes
Learn about the 19th century imperialist from Great Britain, Cecil Rhodes, who established the mining business in Southern Africa, became a prime minister of Cape, and commanded troops during the Southern African War. NOTE: The site includes ads.
BBC: The Story of Africa
Read a brief overview of the Southern Africa history, Zulu impression on white men, Cecil Rhodes' plans for a continent, and Afrikaners. Select links on the right to learn more on native Africans, imperial racism, cold war, and apartheid law among other topics.
International isolation and pressure for change in South Africa
Read about the former sanctions and isolation in South Africa and find out how much South Africa has changed within several decades. NOTE: There are links to social networking sites.
CIA: The World Factbook: South Africa
Read the history of South Africa from discovering diamonds to the fall of apartheid summarized in one paragraph. Learn about the country's geography, political and social structures, economy, and more. Includes a map of the country.
eThemes Resource: Africa: History and Culture
These sites are about the history and culture of early Africa. Learn about the different tribes and their lifestyles. Includes timelines, maps, activities, and photographs, plus eThemes Resources on Adinkra Cloths of Africa and East African Culture and Language.
eThemes Resource: Continent: Africa
Learn about the geography and culture of Africa and African countries. Includes information on popular national parks and wildlife reserves. eThemes Resources on grassland habitats and East African culture are linked.