Southern dating culture
The child is taught respect for authority and his elders, as well as self-discipline When our youngest daughter got married, the first thing I gave her was a book with a contemporary look at manners and a book on writing thank you notes. It listed specifically what she was thanking me for. She personalized it making the separate elements add her sincere appreciation. She wrote a very neat note with lovely, legible cursive writing. I am amazed at the number of people who comment on the thank you notes she has written to them, and how promptly they were written. During the 1990s, urban centers received immigration from other sub-Saharan African countries, and these immigrants are active in small-scale urban commercial ventures. South Africa has eleven official languages, a measure that was included in the 1994 constitution to equalize the status of Bantu languages with Afrikaans, which under the white minority government had been the official language along with English.Afrikaans is still the most widely used language in everyday conversation, while English dominates in commerce, education, law, government, formal communication, and the media.It is important not just for the parents, although it is immensely rewarding for others to comment upon how well-mannered our children are, but for the children themselves.How awful for a child when others find them so rude in their conduct that they refuse to invite them back to their homes! When a parent teaches a child to stand when an adult enters the room, say yes ma'am/sir, no ma'am/sir, please and thank you, to give up a seat on a bus or in the living room to a pregnant woman, guest or elder, that a young man should stand should a woman comes to a table in a restaurant and continue to stand until that woman leaves or is seated, and to bow his/her head when grace is said, that parent has begun modeling the attitudes and beliefs of that child. The plateau complex rises toward the southeast, where it climaxes in the Drakensberg range, part of an escarpment that separates the plateau from the coastal areas.The Drakensburg includes Champagne Castle, the highest peak in the country.
I find the loss of civility in our society alarming.
A small remnant of Khoi and San aboriginal populations lives in the extreme northwest.
Rural areas are inhabited primarily by Bantu speakers (black African) and Coloured (Khoisan, European, Southeast Asian, and Bantu African) speakers of Afrikaans.
Southwest of the plateau the country becomes progressively more arid, giving way to the stony desert of the Great Karroo, bordered on the east by the lower, better watered plateau of the Little Karroo.
Separating the dry southern interior from the sandy littoral of the southern coast and West Cape is another range, the Langeberg.
Most South Africans live in urban areas, with twenty percent of the population residing in the central province of Gauteng, which contains Johannesburg, the surrounding industrial towns, and Pretoria, the administrative capital.