South African National Parks

Elsewhere on the Web South African National Parks – https://www.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 https://www.sanparks.org https://www.sanparks.org/podcasts https://www.facebook.com/South.African.National.Parks https://twitter.com/SANParks About us: …

Knysna, South Africa

Photo: FlowComm, Knysna Publisher’s note – Kudos to Greg Vogt and Martin Hatchuel for contributions to the wiki page that preceded this guide. We continue to update our guide to Knysna and the surrounding regions. Knysna is a historic town built around a beautiful estuary in South Africa. Headines millwood-mine-tour Slow Tourism Route Knysna kicks …

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 Background Mossel Bay is situated on the coast of South Africa, located exactly half way …

South Africa Slang

South Africa Flag 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) – Lo siento por ti …

Nelson Mandela Centennial

Photo: South Africa Government, President Cyril Ramaphosa and former US President Barack Obama at 16th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture This week in South Africa – the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. Video Obama comments 02:15:00 Transcript https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/07/17/politics/barack-obama-mandela-speech-transcript/index.html Headlines https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-nelson-mandela-lecture-barack-obama-johannesburg http://ewn.co.za/2018/07/17/madelalecture-ramaphosa-obama-arrive-at-wanderers-stadium Barack Obama shines a light on our ‘strange and uncertain times’ Obama …

Paddle for 67 KM to raise funds for Shongwein Resource Reserve

On Mandela Day (July 19), Conservation Guardians – http://conservationguardians.blogspot.com – hosts PADDLE FOR 67 KM to raise funds for a beautiful pristine reserve that needs your help. Conservation Guardians has been awarded the massive challenge of rescuing the Shongwein Resource Reserve, 1,700 hectares of pristine biodiversity and home to 12 Giraffe, 12 Buffalo and a …

Nelson Mandela

Photo: UN, 1990 We celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela (July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013) on #MandelaDay, July 18. Nelson Mandel Day (July 18) http://www.mandeladay.com Facebook Wikipedia Hashtag: #MandelaDay Facebook nelsonmandela Flickr Mandela Day Twitter @NelsonMandela 2018 Nelson Mandela Centennial Headlines http://www.mzansigirl.com/shadow-boxer-mandela Madiba, I let you go 10 of the most interesting things …

Homo Naledi

Buzzwords Spotlight: Homo naledi / South Africa Caves http://elifesciences.org – http://elifesciences.org/content/4/e09561 http://elifesciences.org/podcast/episode23 (podcast!) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rising_Star_Cave http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/150910-human-evolution-change http://www.cnbc.com/2015/09/10/new-human-like-species-homo-naledi-found-in-south-africa.html http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/11/science/south-africa-fossils-new-species-human-ancestor-homo-naledi.html http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/sep/10/homo-naledi-small-spelunkers-required-how-an-advert-led-to-the-discovery-of-homo-naledi http://www.irishtimes.com/news/science/homo-naledi-new-ancient-human-like-species-discovered-1.2347235 http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/09/homo-naledi-rising-star-cave-hominin/404362 Homo naledi: When nationalism, hype and science collide https://theconversation.com/homo-naledi-fossil-discovery-a-triumph-for-open-access-and-education-47726 Ancient human remains raise intriguing questions http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/201843287/hanging-out-with-homo-naledi Embedded Tweets Meet Homo naledi at http://t.co/pXJC21Prf0 #naledifossils #almosthuman #Homonaledi pic.twitter.com/9F0eWni4xP — eLife – the journal (@eLife) September 10, …

Indaba Travel Conference 2018

This week Durban, South Africa hosts the Indaba Travel Conference. Hashtag: #indaba2018 Key Links https://www.indaba-southafrica.co.za https://www.facebook.com/pg/travelindaba @travel_indaba Questions Is there live and recorded video from the event? Yes on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/travelindaba/videos Is there a directory of exhibitors? How is the wi-fi at the @DurbanICC Where are your favorite apps, websites, Twitter accounts, LinkedIn pages and Facebook …