"During the flight, The plane hovers some countries in Southern Africa, in this night flight we an only see blue clouds and nothing else..The plane departed from Nairobi in the night to start its journey over Mozambique, Zimbabwe...In Zimbabwe we could see the town of Harare which was bright and then Tohoyandou in South Africa before landing on Johannesburg..One of the most largest and populous cities in the World!"
Johannesburg midnight: At the Airport OR Tambo people are not friendly it's really cold near the South Pole.
"Johannesburg looks like Canada with the leafs on the ground and playgrounds. In quarters people are jogging with their dogs"
South Africans did invent anything it was Americans who did most. South Africans, French, British, Europeans, canadians just copied. First with the crops(choco pops), they make their own cars, the German brand one (BMW..). On the TV.They copied all Americans programs and entertainment. There is "Oprah" of South Africa, The Bold and The Beautiful of South Africa(Isidingo [from a Zulu word: the need),"Idol played in Cape Town derived from "American idol", Big Brother is the same as the one of America( At the episode there was an Angolan(with a light skin, she was mad), a mixed Tanzanian, a Malawian, Ugandan, a South African(of course) regarding that it was played in the same buildings the previous episodes and in Johannesburg near the traffic.This episode was played by former candidates..)In South African commercials, movies, advertisement.., Whites look like white Americans and Black like African Americans , they may speak in Zulu in some scenes in their language and the Coloured also play.
In South Africa, Whites look like Europeans, they behave as if they lived in Europe with their dogs(true European dogs), Teenagers have gothic style, there are disabled and older who probably knew the hard days of the Apartheid. White South Africans are true White, they mostly have blond, or red hair. nothing with the French or other Mediterranean but some have brown hair, they are Nordic or English. They descend from Dutch and other Europeans who cane to the South 400 years ago. In 1549 Bartholomau Diaz become the first European to long Africa coastline to find East Indies followed then by the other Portuguese Vasco Da Gama in 1588 who reached the Cape of Good Hope and then continued far to the Western coast at Christmas Day(Natal in portuguese). portuguese were not interested in the Southern parts that they decided to establish in the North of Natal their colonies which will become later the departure of innocent people to new American colonies in Brazil. Guinea Bissau, Angola, Sao Tome and Principe, some parts of Congo and Mozambique are then Portuguese possessions. Duthc had also their colonies in Asia in the Dutch East Indies and Indonesia for spice trade. The Dutch East Companies(Vereenidge Oost-Indische Compagnie)departed from Nertherlands. They took the same route as Vasco Da gama but due to the elements in the top South. Their ship flew to the elements and the sailors who remained could survive on the hostile atmosphere and in the Cold Winter. They could wait the second ship one year later and then deciced to make this place where they survived a way-station for ships en route to East Indies. This place at the border of The Table Mountain was named "Cape of Good Hope", a windy place with beautiful sandy beaches and penguins.
|Former Dutch Flag|
|San painting depicting the arrival of Western Bantu in South Africa|
|Gauteng Gold Rush-South Africa|
This area is perhaps the most concentrated in Gold in the World. This rush gave the city of Johannesburg. The gold was pumped from the soil, the work was done with the help of Zulu, Sotho and other African workers. In another place a child found a huge piece of diamond in the Kimberley region and soon after the diamond rush started and founded the town of Kimberley in the Karoo. The Big Hole can still be seen in Kimberley as the result of Diamond found. Paarl is one of the cities founded from the diamond rush. At this time Afrikaner Republics were born.
The Orange Free State(Oranje Frijstaat)
|Orange Free State flag|
|Transvaal Republic Flag|
South African republic: Transvaal Flag
United States of Stellaland(Verenigde Staten Van Stellaland):
|Dutch flag often used in Afrikaner republic Flags|
At the end of the nineteenth century Anglo-Boer War stroke. There were Zulu in the Anglo-side. Kommando Boers used archaic weapons and horses during the Wars which will be used later by the Sotho in the highlands. The wars were provoked by the annexation of Transvaal and Orange Free State to British dominions. The rest of South Africa was part of the Cape colony and as territories in Africa were given to Great Britain during the Berlin Conference in 1885 a new project of rail road was set connecting Cairo in Egypt thousands of miles in the North to Cape Town in the South. British built concentration camps were thousands of Blacks and Afrikaners starved and died. Zululand as well as Bechuanaland (present-day Botswana) and Rhodesia(from Cecile Rhodes) were under British rule.
Therefore, the New South Africa was celebrating the Union between Afrikaners and British South Africans. Dutch(later Afrikaans) and English became the two official languages. The new flag was the fusion between Union Jack and the two other former Boer Republic Flags(Orange free State and Transvaal Republic) inside the Dutch flag used by the Dutch East India Company in the Cape: Orange-White-Blue=Oranje-Blanje-Blou.
|"South Africa National Flag"from 1928 to 1994|
"This was the white achievement in South Africa"
|Aparheid Museum Pictures|
But Frederik Deklerk will soon become South African president and abolish apartheir and free "communist terrorists" in Robben Island including Nelson Mandela who wil be elected as the first president of the New Democratic South Africa. Blacks and white will wait in line to vote for their new leader. Madiba will also support the Boks during Rugby World Cup which will be the first worldwide event in South Africa. And South Africa won with the captain François Pinaar whoom Mandela trusted. The new national anthem will include Afrikanns, English but also Zulu and Xhosa. "Nkosi sikeleli Africa" was first written in Xhosa in 1911 by the ANC.
In South Africa then, Johannesburg, most people in the car are White. At 18:00 people return from job, the roads are full. There is security in quarters such as Sandton. Each house has a button to push on and portals are automatic. There are birds in gardens from different kind even ibis. Dogs are barking and from different breed: German shepherd, Pitbull, labrador.. There is also a new Black middle Class who live in white neighborhood. they also walk dogs from european races. Temperatures could drop to 2 degrees at night and there was eveen snow in eastern Cape! "Waving Flag" is almost the South African National anthem sang by many also represented in the Coca Cola advertisement during the 2010 World Cup.
|Where Joseph Blatter used to live|
|South Africa glassed building|
|Hector Piterson shot and carried by an anonymous student.|
|Downtown Johannesburg is so empty|
|Mandela statue un Sandton-city|
|Downtown Johannesburg looks like New York City-Manhattan|
|Random building near a mall in South Africa|
|South Africa Flag-Today|