Shanice Hector (left) and Nqobile (Obi) Mahlangu of South Africa presented the Feb. 2 Cultural Thursday program at Central Lakes College in Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus. Shanice, 19, is from Cape Town and Obi, 20, is from Johannesburg. The two articulate, intelligent women, who are students at CLC, gave a very informative and personalized illustrated talk that described traditions of a vibrant culture. Theirs is a nation built on the strength of family and friends that validate that culture. South Africa has the largest economy in Africa, and the 28th-largest in the world. South Africa (officially the Republic of South Africa) is multi-ethnic and has diverse cultures and languages.