Because of the diversity of religious, ethnic, and racial identities in South Africa, it is not easy to generalize about men from this country. However, one area where South African men seem to be united is in their passion for sports, with the most popular one being soccer. Most educated, urbanized men are polite and have excellent manners. They treat their partners like gentlemen and can be protective yet also respectful. Men of Afrikaner decent are usually raised according to traditional values were the man is considered as head of the family. English South Africans are more laid back and do not follow traditional gender roles so strictly, as they are independent and practice equality in relationships.
The Republic of South Africa is located on the southern tip of Africa, with a coastline that stretches along the South Atlantic and Indian oceans. South Africa has the strongest economy in Africa and is an influential player in regional politics. It is a vast country with widely varying landscapes and 11 official languages, as well as a diverse population. While Christianity is the dominant religion, other important religions are Islam and Hinduism. South Africa is renowned for its wines and is one of the world's largest producers of gold and diamonds. The climate in South Africa ranges from desert and semi-desert in the north west of the country to sub-tropical on the eastern coastline.
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