South Africa, also known as the “Rainbow Nation” due to its diverse ethnicities, cultures, and languages, is committed to establishing a society where people of different races and backgrounds can live in harmony, respect, and equality. Today, South Africa has one of the largest economies in the continent of Africa. It is mixed market economy of private enterprise and government intervention. It is also rich in mineral resources, particularly gold, platinum, and diamond, which makes mining a crucial contributor to the economy. South Africa is also committed to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals. With a turbulent history of apartheid, South Africa is deeply committed to restoring the dignity of its people by working on eradicating poverty (Goal 1) and reducing inequality (Goal 10) along with development and transformation.
Interestingly, South Africa doesn’t have one but three capital cities. While Cape Town is the legislative capital, Pretoria is the administrative capital and Bloemfontein is the judicial capital. The nation also celebrates a rich diversity of traditions and languages. Here, various ethnic groups such as Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and many others embrace their unique heritage. It also recognizes 11 official languages including Afrikaans and English.
South Africa’s landscape is a tapestry of breathtaking diversity. From the golden savannahs to rugged mountains to pristine beaches, this country is a treasure trove of natural wonders. South Africa is also a wildlife haven. It is home to the Big Five – the African elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, and rhinoceroses.
We Deliver Different Types of Programs in South Africa
Faculty-led programs in South Africa are a curated blend of intellectual and cultural experiences based on unique and relevant themes. We collaborate with the faculty to arrange engaging and pertinent company visits, lectures by subject matter experts, and cultural experiences. The program’s goal is to help students achieve faculty-envisioned learning objectives while creating meaningful experiences for themselves. The faculty-led programs can either be available as custom or featured programs, depending upon the requirement of the institution.
Internships in South Africa offer meaningful, impactful, and high-quality academic internship projects that boost the employability of students. When the students apply classroom knowledge in real-world situations, they gain a deeper understanding of their subject as well as the local culture. We curate and manage appropriate projects in carefully vetted organizations that are aligned with the institutions’ vision and objectives. The internships can either be available as custom or featured programs, depending upon the requirement of the institution.
Fun in South Africa
Whether witnessing the majestic wildlife up close in the Kruger National Park or exploring the vibrant neighbourhood of Bo-Kaap, every moment spent in South Africa will leave you yearning for more.
FAQs About South Africa
While South Africa is generally considered a safe destination for travellers, it is always advisable to take precautions and stay informed about any specific safety guidelines or recommendations in the area where you will be travelling.
The program group will be accompanied by the Authentica team member(s), who will be available 24X7 during the program. They have also been certified by the Red Cross in first-aid emergency training. In case of an emergency, measures will be taken in real-time.
In South Africa, it is common to greet people with a handshake. Respect cultural diversity and be sensitive to different traditions and customs. When entering someone’s home, it is polite to remove shoes unless told otherwise.
South Africa has a decent internet connectivity across the country. However, the availability of phone and internet connectivity will depend on the city/village chosen for the immersion program. Students can also purchase local SIMs, at an additional cost, for data, calls, and texts.
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