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Monday, June 10, 2013

South Africa

We are having so much fun learning about different cultures!
Last week James and I spent probably 20 minutes on YouTube looking at Chinese dances, and he really enjoyed comparing a picture of a rooster and a picture of China and pointing out the similarities.

This week is South Africa!

South africa is located on the southern most tip of the continent of Africa. 
The largest city is Johannesburg which started as a gold rush tent city. Another famous city is Cape Town. It is known as the mother city and was the first western city in South Africa.

  • South Africa has 11 official languages Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Xhosa, Zulu, Sesotho (Southern Sotho), Sesotho sa Leboa (Northern Sotho), Setswana, Swati, Tshivenda, and Xitsonga  
  • English, afrikaans and Xhosa are the most widely used. 
  • Here is some Afrikaans to try out!
  • Good day - Goeie dag

  • My name is ... - My naam is ( sounds like: may narm is...)

  • Mom - ma

  • Dad - pa

  • Teacher - juffrou (yifrow)

  • Food - kos

  • I am hungry - ek is honger

  • Thank you - dankie

  • Yes - ja

  • No - nee

    Chalk South African Map

    Fun African Folk Tales

    South African Foods
    Biltong - Jerky
    Rusks - crisp type of convectionery often eaten with coffee and given to teething children
    Bovril - beef extract spread for bread
    Ptjiekos - a casserole prepared on a three-legged pot over an open fire
    Braai - chops and sausage on an open fire
    Melktert - milk tart
    Easy Buttermilk Rusks (kids can help with this)
    1,5kg self-raising flour
    375ml sugar
    a pinch of salt
    500g margarine/butter
    500ml sour milk*
    1. Pre-heat oven to 180oC.
    2. Mix all dry ingredients together.
    3. Rub in the margarine.
    4. Add sour milk and mix thoroughly.
    5. Roll into balls and place in greased bread pans.
    6. Bake for about an hour. Remove from pan and break or cut into pieces.
    7. Place on a rack to dry in a ‘cool’ oven.
    *Add a table spoon of lemon juice or vinegar to fresh milk if it is not sour.