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South Africa

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The Republic of South Africa is the country at the southern tip of Africa. It borders the Atlantic and Indian oceans and Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland, and Lesotho, an independent enclave surrounded by South African territory.
South Africa is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, and is widely regarded as the most socially and economically developed country on the continent.

South Africa has experienced a different history from other nations in Africa because of early immigration from Europe and the strategic importance of the Cape Sea Route. European immigration began shortly after the Dutch East India Company, in 1652, founded a station at what would become Cape Town. The closure of the Suez Canal during the Six-Day War exemplifies its significance. The country's relatively developed infrastructure made its mineral wealth available and important to Western interests, particularly throughout the late nineteenth century and, with international competition and rivalry, during the Cold War. South Africa is ethnically diverse, with the largest white, Indian, and racially mixed communities in Africa. Black South Africans, who speak nine officially recognised languages and many more dialects, account for slightly less than 80% of the population.

Racial strife between the white minority and the black majority has played a large part in South African history and politics, culminating in apartheid, which was instituted in 1948 by the National Party (although segregation existed before then). The laws that defined apartheid began to be repealed or abolished by the National Party in 1990, after a long and sometimes violent struggle (including economic sanctions from the international community) by the Black majority as well as many White, Coloured, and Indian South Africans.

Kisses from Heaven will be sending 100 Tee Shirts and Colouring Books with the dancers and missionaries from Praise Academy of Dance Barbados to the children in the Township. Further information to be added.
'Kisses from Heaven’

is partnering with

United Caribbean Trust’s

‘Make Jesus Smile’
Shoebox project

United Caribbean Trust

Hundreds of shoe boxes were taken to Haiti and used as the introduction to United Caribbean Trust’s

‘Child Sponsorship Program’

We are looking at using the Tee Shirts in a similar way in Africa. As the child receives the Tee Shirt they will be photographed, these photos will be used to produce a website to create exposure & funds.

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