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 …

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 …

Karoo

The Karoo is a semi desert natural region of South Africa. HeadlinesThe ‘firewalkers’ of Karoo: Dinosaurs and other animals left tracks in a ‘land of fire’Karoo MTB Tour – Ralph Pina Elsewhere on the Webhttp://karoospace.co.za VideosHappy WikipediaKaroo WikipediaKaroo WikipediaKaroo Planeta

CapeTown7s

Cape Town, South AfricaDecember 13-15 http://www.capetown7s.com: the Mother City will once again host over 115,000 rugby fans from all over the world as the Cape Town leg of the International HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series comes to South Africa. The world’s fittest and fastest rugby players will entertain capacity crowds as they fight for glory, …

Parks and Recreation: Services for a Socially Just and Equitable Community

Photo: Brisbane Webinar Announcement: Parks and Recreation: Services for a Socially Just and Equitable Community, July 14, 1pm GMT, 6am PT Official spin: Parks, public spaces, and sport amenities are central to most communities and is always a hub of activity by children, youth, and adults. The COVID-19 pandemic with complete lockdown and social distancing …

South African National Parks

Logo South African National Parks – sanparks.org – manages a system of 19 functional national parks in seven of the nine provinces of South Africa with a total area of just over 4 million hectares comprising 67% of the protected areas under state management. Key Links sanparks.org Podcasts Facebook @SANParks About us: SANParks is working …

Dala

Logo Elsewhere on the Web: dala – dala.org.za – to make / create (isiZulu) “dala is an interdisciplinary creative collective that believes in the transformative role of creativity in building safer and more liveable cities. dala emerged as a response to the growing need for a sustainable space for creative practitioners actively engaging in the …