Interpersonal Cross-Cultural Competencies And Capabilities

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Interpersonal cross-cultural competencies and capabilities are critical to the US Army’s strategic objective in the future operating environment. The operational environment requires a holistic view of political, military, economic, social, information, and infrastructure systems. A country’s culture can be defined as a programming of the mind that distinguishes the members of a region or nation from another. South Africa has a rich and complex culture and history of its own since its independence from Britain nearly a century ago. This essay will go on to discuss in depth the culture and history, as well as geography and military history and concluding with an understanding of how the people of South Africa live. South Africa’s…show more content…
Another key point, none of the country’s rivers are commercially navigatable, making water transport impossible. Department of Human Settlements is currently working through the National Development Plan’s 2030 vision of transforming human settlements and spatial economy to create more functionally integrated, balanced and vibrant urban settlements. By May 2016, government delivered more than 4.3 million houses and subsidies since 1994, benefiting more than 20 million South Africans. Law enforcement services in South Africa fall under the Department of Police, which is responsible for policy determination, direction, and overall execution of the department’s mandate in relation to relevant legislation. The National Police Commissioner answers directly to the Minister of Police. The education system of South Africa remains one of the country’s highest priorities as it moves forward towards its 2030 vision. Approximately 88% of South Africans above the age of five years, attended educational institutions of primary or high school. South Africa is infamously known for its AIDs epidemic; however, they have made great progress in comabatting the deadly deasease. The HIV-infection rate is reduced to 1.5% in 2015, while in 2008 it was 8%. South Africa has a vibrant multiparty political system, with thirteen parties represented in the National Assembly of Parliament. African National Congress is the majority party, with 249 of the 400 National Assembly seats, the
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