Ch. 24 Southern Africa

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escarpment

a long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge

biodiversity

the diversity of plant and animal life in a particular habitat (or in the world as a whole)

veld

elevated open grassland in southern Africa

Afrikaners

Dutch, French, and German settlers and their descendants in South Africa

apartheid

a system of legal racial segregation enforced by the National Party government in South Africa between 1948 and 1994.

sanctions

penalties intended to force a country to change its policies

informal sector

people who do not work for a formal business

Maputo

the capital and largest city of Mozambique founded by the Portuguese

Drakensberg

Mountain Range in South Africa

Cabinda

exclave of Angola

Soweto

a large collection of African townships southwest of Johannesburg in South Africa

Harare

the capital and largest city of Zimbabwe

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