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 located on the coast of South Africa, located exactly half way …

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 …

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

Hashtags Durban, South Africa hosted the 2018 Indaba Travel Conference. Hashtag: #indaba2018 Key Links www.indaba-southafrica.co.za Facebook @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 …

Indaba

Lingo Cards Indaba = Gathering or meeting. The term has found widespread use throughout southern Africa Durban, South Africa hosts the Indaba Travel Conference. Key Links https://www.indaba-southafrica.co.za @travel_indaba Previous Years Indaba Travel Conference 2018 Indaba 2011 Planeta.com Durban South Africa Tourism Trade Shows

HashtagRadio

Elsewhere on the web Presenting HashtagRadio from South Africa This enterprise is a self-described African Business Network and through livestreaming radio connects South Africa to the world and vice-versa. http://hashtagradio.co.za http://hashtagradio.co.za/htrshows https://soundcloud.com/hashtag_radio https://www.facebook.com/hashtagradiolive/ https://twitter.com/HashtagRadio Tweets by HashtagRadio TravelChat Thursdays: 10am-12pm (midnight-2am Pacific) http://hashtagradio.co.za/shows/travel-chat The hosts recap of the previous night’s Twitter chat – #TravelChatSA – …

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 …

Day Zero

Buzzwords Day Zero = Water shutoff in Cape Town, South Africa The Cape Town water crisis in South Africa began in 2015, resulting in a severe water shortage in the region. In early 2018, the dam levels were predicted to decline to critically low levels by April, the City announced plans for “Day Zero”, when …