by Don Leffler - CCTN-SA, Durban, South Africa
(In partnership with Jamaica's Countrystyle Community Tourism Network)
South Africa has a population of 50 million people and is as diverse as its people. We have 11 official languages including Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English.
Our main cities like Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban are modern and similar to many large cities elsewhere in the world.
There is also another side to South Africa - the beautiful rural areas which offer enormous opportunities for responsibly developing Rural and Community Tourism for economic growth and community development aimed at poverty alleviation.
Tourism Photo Journalist, Lisa Bradshaw, has captured the South African rural landscape in this glimpse into the "other" South Africa.
Acknowledgement to Lisa Bradshaw and Challenge-Activ.
Challenge-Activ is associated with the Tourism Centre of Excellence and THSBS (Tourism, Hospitality & Sport Business School).
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