South African Cultural Domains

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1. The primary objective of this paper is not to comprehensively educate the reader on all facets of the cultural domains within South Africa, rather inform the reader about the various cultural domains that will be identified with regards to South Africa. The first cultural domain will be the highlighting of key historical moments that have influenced South Africa’s current historical standing. The Second cultural domain that will be addressed will be the different types’ of political and social relationship as well as influences that have expanded South Africa’s political standing. The third main point will be to inform the reader as to why the United States has developed an interest in South Africa.

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The political standing of South Africa is complex given that it encompasses eight different countries and nine provinces under the African National Parliament. Within the National Parliament there are two houses of delegates, which are called the National Assembly of Provinces and the National Council of Provinces. These houses are further broken down into 13 different political parties to make up the African National Parliament. Shared between the two houses of Parliament are 400-delegate seats. The majority stake holder in reference to the number of seats taken is held by the African National Congress within the South African Parliament with about 249 seats taken. While the next closes party in terms of number of seats taken is that of the Democratic Alliance with only 89 seats, which are the two largest parties of the African Parliament. Much like the United States, South Africa has specific requirements for individuals to meet in order to exercise their right to vote. The first requirement is that the individual must be at least 18 years of age or older to vote. Secondly, the individual must be, or become a registered voter. This will require the voter to produce his/her ID book and to register within a particular voting district or location. South African voters share many of the same or similar rights to that of the United States voters. These rights include the right to a secret vote free of disclosure to anyone, the right to choose who they want to vote for and …show more content…
The United States did not always show a strong interest with South Africa, especially from the 1970’s until the early 1990’s due to the conflicting racial policies that plagued South Africa. The United States began to show true interest, in South Africa, when the first fully Democratic Election, in 1994. The United States interest, in South Africa, was international trade, Development assistance, Human Rights, and the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The United States has taken an interest in International trade with South Africa for two particular reason. The first being that they would aid in boosting both the South African economy as well as the United States gross domestic product output. The second benefit of international trade with South Africa is that would deepen the substantive relations between the countries. The United States further strengthened their relationship with South Africa through the physical and technological development assistance that was provided to the country. These developments were geared towards strengthening the companies as well as to educate and generate jobs, and combat gender based violence. The next interest that the United States has assisted South Africa with is that of Human Rights movement that ensures the continual uphold of South Africa’s racially unbiased country social and political standing and not regress back into apartheid.4 The United States couples with South Africa firmly with the

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