Cape Town Links

Cape Town Flag Links related to Cape Town, South Africa presented in somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesCape Town’s most famous fast foodWill Cape Town be the first city to run out of water?The tale of two slums in South Africa as residents seek to upgrade lives – @thisisplace5 must-have mobile apps for Cape TownEscape to the …

Mossel Bay, South Africa

Photo: Russel J Smith, Mossel Bay Mossel Bay is unique for its combination of terrestrial and marine environments. It’s a place to hang out and a place to do stuff. Think of a place where cloudspotting meets sky diving. Some BackgroundMossel Bay is located on the coast of South Africa, located exactly half way between …

Flow Communications

Twitter Avatar Elsewhere on the Web: Flow Communications – flowsa.com – a creative, passionate team of writers, PR specialists, designers and social media specialists and programmers who love what they do and who they do it with! Key [email protected] BackgroundFlow Communications (Pty) Ltd is one of South Africa’s leading independent marketing and communications agencies. Founded …

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 …

Maropeng, Cradle of Humankind

Photo: Flowcomm, Visitors’ Center 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.” The Cradle of Humankind is a paleoanthropological site about 50 km (31 mi) northwest of Johannesburg, …

Kirstenbosch

Photo: Flowcomm, Garden After the pandemic: places we would like to visit: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens Key LinksSituated on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch is internationally acclaimed as one of the seven most magnificent botanical gardens in the [email protected] Google Maps Embedded Tweets Elsewhere on the Webhttps://tools.bgci.org/garden.php?id=183?id=183https://web.archive.org/web/20080504105043/http://www.hort.wisc.edu/mastergardener/Features/botgardens/kirstenbosch/kirstenbosch.htm/botanicalsociety.org.za/ WikipediaKirstenbosch_National_Botanical_Garden is an important botanical garden nestled …

South Africa’s 2020 Biodiversity Research and Evidence Indaba

Poster This week South Africa hosts the 2020 Biodiversity Research and Evidence Indaba under the theme “Ecological restoration and scientific capacity for the post 2020 agenda.” Hashtag: #BiodiversityResearch2020 Key LinksDepartment of Environment, Forestry and FisheriesMedia releases Questions What are the key take-aways from the event? Are videos available from the event? Are resources / publications …

South Africa

Photo: Martin Heigan, Namaqualand 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 Cities …

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 …