Afrikaans

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 tried …

South Africa

Photo: Delyth Angharad, Western Cape Hello, 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. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/6rZehjfxJju6X5zJ8 Annual EventsSeptember is Tourism Month in South Africa. July 18, Nelson Mandela Day 2020 …

South Africa’s Garden Route

Photo: Tom Steiner, Garden Route South Africa‘s Garden Route is the coastal strip between the Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean of the Southern Cape Coast. The area is neither a geographic nor a political region, so the boundaries are open to discussion. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/nourVqpjPL5VmMSk8 The Garden Route straddles the N2 national route and includes …

South Africa Links

South Africa Flag Links related to South Africa in somewhat random fashion: 2021 State of the Nation Address (Feb 11)https://www.gov.za/speeches/parliament-briefs-media-2021-state-nation-address-27-jan-2021-0000 HeadlinesOn the importance of inclusivity and ecotourism – @Melanie_vanZylCanned lion hunting damaging Brand SASouth African Airways ‘is on verge of bankruptcy’ (2017)Convivium Table 2016What’s wrong with Tourism Day?!Khwa ttu San Spirit Discovered – @westcoastwaysa @KhwattuSanhttp://www.sabreakingnews.co.za/2015/09/07/sa-lags-behind-in-responsible-tourismJune …

KwaZulu-Natal

Photo: Chris Bloom, Mushroom Cloud KwaZulu-Natal is on the eastern side of South Africa, with a long shoreline beside the Indian Ocean, and sharing borders with three other provinces (Free State, Mpumalanga, and Eastern Cape) and three African countries (Mozambique, Eswatini, and Lesotho). Google Maps Tourism Portals [email protected] Twitter WikipediaKwaZulu-Natal Planeta

Martin Heigan

Twitter Avatar Martin Heigan: “I am a 3D VFX Supervisor/Motion Capture TD, and specialise in Visual Effects and Mocap for TV and Film. I also have a passion for Nature Photography (from Wildlife and Landscapes, to extreme Macro and Astrophotography) … As I live in South Africa, unspoilt wide open spaces and breathtaking wildlife is …

Homo Naledi

Buzzwords Spotlight: Homo naledi / South Africa Caveshttp://elifesciences.org – http://elifesciences.org/content/4/e09561http://elifesciences.org/podcast/episode23 (podcast!)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rising_Star_Cavehttp://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/150910-human-evolution-changehttp://www.cnbc.com/2015/09/10/new-human-like-species-homo-naledi-found-in-south-africa.htmlhttp://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/11/science/south-africa-fossils-new-species-human-ancestor-homo-naledi.htmlhttp://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/sep/10/homo-naledi-small-spelunkers-required-how-an-advert-led-to-the-discovery-of-homo-naledihttp://www.irishtimes.com/news/science/homo-naledi-new-ancient-human-like-species-discovered-1.2347235http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/09/homo-naledi-rising-star-cave-hominin/404362Homo naledi: When nationalism, hype and science collidehttps://theconversation.com/homo-naledi-fossil-discovery-a-triumph-for-open-access-and-education-47726Ancient human remains raise intriguing questionshttp://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/201843287/hanging-out-with-homo-naledi Embedded Tweets Planeta.com