September is Tourism Month in South Africa

South Africa Flag September is Tourism Month in South Africa. Hashtag: #TourismMonth Tourism and Traveltourism.gov.za – @Tourism_gov_zatourismupdate.co.za – SendUsNews – Issuescoastingafrica.com (Coast to Coast)destinate.co.za – Facebook – @Destinate_co The Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA) – satsa.com – is a non-profit, member-driven association representing the Southern Africa region’s tourism private sector. It has over 1,000 members …

August 1 is Marine Protected Areas Day in South Africa

Photo: Flow Communications, Kynsna (Some rights reserved) August 1 is Marine Protected Areas Day – marineprotectedareas.org.za/mpa-day – in South Africa. Hashtag: #MPADay Key [email protected] Backgroundmarineprotectedareas.org.za: A Marine Protected Area (MPA) is an area of coastline or ocean that is specially protected for the benefit of people and nature. MPAs help manage part of the marine …

Maropeng, Cradle of Humankind

Photo: Flowcomm, Visitors’ Center (Some rights reserved) The Maropeng Visitors Centre – maropeng.co.za – opened in 2005. The site comprises the Sterkfontein Caves, where about 35% of the world’s hominid fossils have been found. Maropeng means “the place where we come from” in Setswana (Tswana)/south-africa/, the main Indigenous language in this area of South Africa. …

Pretoria and greater Tshwane

Photo: Flow Communications, Jacarandas (Some rights reserved) This week: Simulated journey to Pretoria and greater Tshwane. Suggestions welcome. We are highlighting, embedding, and sharing links found via deep social web dives on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and YouTube. What would locals like others know about this part of South Africa? Any recommendations for visitors this week …

South Africa Links

South Africa Flag What would locals like others know about South Africa? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesCarlos Amato: Tutu took love to its limits – M&GThe Pandemic Has Undone National Parks in South Africa – The Atlantic – @AdamWelzOn the importance of inclusivity and ecotourism – @Melanie_vanZylCanned lion hunting damaging Brand …

South Africa

Photo: Flow Communications, Pretoria (Some rights reserved) Howzit, Rainbow Nation! South Africa is bordered to the north lie Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe; to the east are Mozambique and Swaziland; while Lesotho is an independent country wholly surrounded by South African territory. Twitter MomentsLet’s Talk about Marine Protected Areas Day in South Africa (August 1, 2022) …

Flow Communications

Twitter Avatar Spotlight on Flow Communications – flowsa.com – a creative, passionate team of writers, PR specialists, designers, and social media specialists and programmers. One of our Flickr and Twitter faves! Key Linksflowsa.comFacebookFlickr (one of our Flickr faves!)@FlowComms BackgroundFlow Communications (Pty) Ltd is one of South Africa’s leading independent marketing and communications agencies. Founded in …

South Africa Slang

Photo: Flow Communications, Flag (Some rights reserved) Here we translate South African English and a bit of Afrikaans to American English, and Spanish. Howzit, my China! Don’t check me skeef. Ag Shame = I feel sorry for you (often sarcastically used); also: how sweet! (e.g. in reference to a child, or a young animal) – …

Nelson Mandela

Photo: UN, 1990 (Some rights reserved) We celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela (July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013) on #MandelaDay, July 18. Nelson Mandel Day (July 18)mandeladay.comFacebookWikipedia FacebookNelson Mandela FlickrMandela Day [email protected] Headlineshttp://www.mzansigirl.com/shadow-boxer-mandelaMadiba, I let you go10 of the most interesting things Nelson Mandela ever said – Washington PostNelson Mandela was Africa’s Lincolnhttp://mg.co.za/article/2013-12-05-nelson-mandela-dieshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-06/nelson-mandela-dies-live-coverage/4776804http://adoptanegotiator.org/2013/12/06/mandelas-legacy-for-climate-activistshttp://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/nelson-mandela-covershttp://www.csmonitor.com/World/Africa/2013/1206/Nelson-Mandela-and-the-foundations-of-one-s-spiritual-lifehttp://www.iucn.org/?14159/IUCN-pays-tribute-to-Nelson-Mandelahttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25313600http://www.southafrica.net/blog/en/posts/entry/great-south-africans-nelson-rolihlahla-mandela …

Afrikaans

Languages Afrikaans is spoken in South Africa and Namibia. It is a West Germanic language and a daughter language of Dutch, originating in its 17th century dialects. While the number of total speakers of Afrikaans is unknown, estimates range between 15 and 23 million. Lekker dat jy die taal probeer praat! = Nice that you …