On October 10, 2007, I had the pleasure of speaking in South Africa. The country is undergoing the most radical change of any modern country as it moves away from complete separateness (apartheid) of its various groups of people.
The traditional African approach of dealing with problems through consultation and bargaining and of resolving disputes through negotiation is readily apparent in this dynamic country.
There are 11 official languages. It is the only country with three (3) capital cities: Cape Town (legislature), Pretoria (executive), and Bloemfontein (judicial).
Any challenge that any country has to deal with shrinks when compared to the challenges of the Republic of South Africa.