|SA Kruger Park playing cards|
South Africans have always interested me, and whenever I meet someone who has a somewhat British accent, I ask them where they are from, and when they say South Africa, I immediately think of apartheid and Mandela.
One of the members at church is a white South African, and when I asked him about Mandela, he told me he is wonderful man, a compassionate legend who did not retaliate against the white population after coming to power, much to their surprise.
This nostalgic view needs to be coupled with the knowledge that South Africa has vast riches to behold and trade to develop. Doing research on the most famous diamonds in the world, I found that South Africa has the second richest supply of diamonds, with India being the first.
|White House photo of Michelle Obama with Nelson Mandela in 2011.|
Maybe I should plan my next trip to South Africa and experience it for myself.
For more information about South Africa, go to https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sf.html.