Subscription based, each issue of Discover the World With Barbie included a 16-page magazine about the subject nation and a fashion set for Barbie either to wear when visiting the nation or a traditional version of dress for that nation; it varies. (Frankly, some of the outfits don’t really make sense, but they’re still cool!)
There were around 60 or so Discover the World with Barbie issues published from 2001-2003 outside the US.
According to the magazine, the fashion set shown that came with the South Africa issue is for Barbie to wear to a diamond conference.
I will write more about each of these after I get more photos uploaded!
Photos by Krystyn Hartman (c) 2018