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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 attending the university’s meetup Global Humanities Institute 2022: Climate Justice and Problems of Scale?

Pretoria (Zulu: ePitoli) is know as Jacaranda City thanks to the thousands of jacaranda trees that line city and surban streets. The estimated 70,000 trees bloom late September to middle November.

Google Maps
goo.gl/maps/kzdsRH9DPcWQdhiq6

FYI

  • Pretoria is one of South Africa’s three capital cities, serving as the seat of the executive branch of government.
  • Pretoria hosts all foreign embassies to South Africa

What is the difference between Pretoria and Tshwane?
City of Tswane: The City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality is classified as a Category A municipality by the Municipal Demarcation Board in terms of Section 4 of the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998 (Act 117 of 1998). The Municipality was established on 5 December 2000 through the integration of various municipalities and councils that had previously served the greater Pretoria area and surrounding areas.

Peter Raper: Tshwane is the Tswana name for the Apies River. This name has been used by Tswana speakers for many years also to refer to the city of Pretoria. In the process of the transformation of geographical names in South Africa, the name Tshwane has been proposed as a replacement for the name Pretoria.

References
Current time in Pretoria

Universities
up.ac.zaFacebookYouTube@UPTuks

Government
tshwane.gov.za

Radio
tuksfm.co.zaschedule@TuksFM1072 Live this life
lekkerfm.com
pretoriafm.co.za

Museums
Ditsong National Museum of Natural History
Exhibits include hominid fossils from the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.

News
pretorianews.co.za@pretorianews

Parks
Pretoria National Botanical Gardensanbi.org/gardens/pretoria@PretoriaGarden is a “76-hectare urban oasis is a pristine getaway situated in the eastern suburbs of South Africa’s administrative capital.” Managed by @SANBI_ZA

Sports
Loftus Versfeld is home to the Bulls – bullsrugby.co.za@BlueBullsRugby – which competes in the United Rugby Championship, having competed in the Super Rugby competition until 2020. The stadium has been used for major sporting events since 1903.

Videos

Driving around downtown – Thermo Man

Nearby: Tswaing Meteorite Crater
40km northwest of Pretoria
http://www.iol.co.za/travel/south-africa/gauteng/ancient-crater-right-on-pretorias-doorstep-2029426

Bingo
AfrikaansApies riverBullsBurgers ParkDitsong National Museum of Natural HistoryJacaranda mimosifoliaMagaliesbergN1NdebeleRovos RailTshwane Metropolitan MunicipalityVoortrekker_MonumentWaterkloofZulu

Wikipedia
Pretoria
Northern Sotho language

Features

Planeta

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