Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Exploration 11

        The article that I read was on BBC news and it is a profile of South Africa. It tells about how diverse the country is and that they have 11 languages recognized as official languages. They have a very diverse community structure with many different types of leaders. The country has a very prosperous economy compared to surrounding countries because of the mining and manufacturing businesses. They had a recession in 2009 due to the slowdown of these sectors, and most of the citizens are still poor and unemployment is high.

One of many great quotes from the 14th Dalai Lama
         The 14th Dalai Lama designed a plan for Tibet to set up a democracy and have them live without the communistic control of China. He made it possible for them to choose their leaders and have a vote in what goes on in the country. He truly changed the way Tibetans would live and how officials would be elected. Not only does he want peace and equality in Tibet, but he stands up for world peace and has traveled to more than 62 countries and  met with various governmental leaders.


  1. Nice blog post. I found it interesting that he has been to more than 62 different countries.. that's a lot.

  2. i also found some of the same things you did. i think its crazy how he designed a plan for democracy!