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Location: T-Town, Alabama, United States

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Monday, July 19, 2004

Hi gang, Blue Monday is behind us. I hope every one had a good day. It has been worm here today but less humid. I belive it got up to 93*.
Home- work for Kim! Did you guys get it done? I made a stab at it!
                                  ‘CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA’ 

Looks like a great place to visit!


Welcome to Cape Town - a city with a diverse range of attractions, sights and activities to offer. From lavish and luxurious to backpacking on a budget, Cape Town has something for everyone. From the landmark beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay to the vibrant V&A Waterfront and Cape Town city centre and the award winning wine farms of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek - time spent in Cape Town will not be forgotten.
After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjugation of the native inhabitants. The Boers resisted British encroachments, but were defeated in the Boer War (1899-1902). The resulting Union of South Africa operated under a policy of apartheid - the separate development of the races. The 1990s brought an end to apartheid politically and ushered in black majority rule.
South Africa is a middle-income, emerging market with an abundant supply of natural resources; well-developed financial, legal, communications, energy, and transport sectors; a stock exchange that ranks among the 10 largest in the world; and a modern infrastructure supporting an efficient distribution of goods to major urban centers throughout the region. However, growth has not been strong enough to lower South Africa's high unemployment rate; and daunting economic problems remain from the apartheid era, especially poverty and lack of economic empowerment among the disadvantaged groups. High crime and HIV/AIDS infection rates also deter investment. South African economic policy is fiscally conservative, but pragmatic, focusing on targeting inflation and liberalizing trade as means to increase job growth and household income
Population: 40,583,611 
Transshipment center for heroin, hashish, marijuana, and cocaine; cocaine consumption on the rise; world's largest market for illicit methaqualone, usually imported illegally from India through various east African countries; illicit cultivation of marijuana; attractive venue for money launderers given the increasing level of organized criminal and narcotics activity in the region
Unemployment rate is hovering at 37%
I have been reading the Argus Cape this week, and I am afraid it was like reading a paper from New York or Chicago. They had a large drug bust last week neting R1million. I donn’t know how much that is, but it sounds big!
They had a picture of Mandela on his 86th birthday with his x wife.
I would like to here his views on what is to be done in South Africa.
The project was fun but I chose a place nice to visit but not sure about living there.
Thought for the day, I can’t help thinking of the old saying, ‘the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.’
 Word for the day; Illfame.


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