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Project Topic: (To research the following) A range of development indicators that South Africa is more developed than its neighbouring countries (Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland and Lesotho) | Mrs. K. Nagiah | |
Done by: Caleb Terah Manikam
Done by: Caleb Terah Manikam
Caleb Terah Manikam11C Reg. no.:10 Geography
Caleb Terah Manikam11C Reg. no.:10 Geography

Content 1. Introduction 2. Comparison of development indicators in the seven countries 3. Pictures 4. Conclusion 5. Bibliography

Introduction:
In this investigation I will thoroughly research and determine whether South Africa is more developed than its neighbouring countries Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe,
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The two main indicators are economic indicators, social indicators and demographic indicators.

Comparison of development indicators of the 7 countries:
2.1. a) Country | GDP/capita | GINI | South Africa | $ 7,257 | 63.1% | Swaziland | $ 3,490 | 51.5% | Zimbabwe | $ 837 | 50.1% | Mozambique | $ 650 | 45.7% | Namibia | $ 5,920 | 63.9% | Lesotho | $ 1,372 | 52.5% | Botswana | $ 9,624 | 63% |

2.1.b) The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in South Africa was worth 350.63 billion US dollars in 2013. The GDP value of South Africa represents 0.57 percent of the world economy. GDP in South Africa averaged 116.62 USD Billion from 1960 until 2013, reaching an all-time high of 403.89 USD Billion in 2011 and a record low of 7.36 USD Billion in 1960.
2.2. a) Compare at least 4 social indicators Country | HDI | PPP | ADULT LITERACY | LIFE EXPECTENCY | South Africa | ^0.629 | $11.750 | 86.4% | 49.41 Years | Swaziland | ^0.563 | $5.807 | 81.6% | 49.42 Years | Zimbabwe | ^0.397 | $589 | 90.7% | 51.82 Years | Mozambique | ^0.322 | $1.169 | 56.1% | 52.02 Years | Namibia | ^0.608 | $8.160 | 88.8% | 52.17 Years | Lesotho | ^0.427 | $2.244 | 89.6% | 51.86 Years | Botswana | ^0.634 | $17.596 | 84.5% | 55.74 Years |

2.2.b) Human Development Index is a comparative measure of life expectancy, literacy, education, and standards of living for countries worldwide. It is a standard means of measuring well-being. It is used to

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