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Spotlight: TBCSA
We serve to unite and influence the diverse Travel & Tourism sector
http://www.tbcsa.travel@TBCZA

Headlines
https://www.iol.co.za/news/opinion/canned-lion-hunting-damaging-brand-sa-11564974
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40813582
https://offbeetblog.com/2016/10/25/convivium-table-2016
What’s wrong with Tourism Day?
!Khwa ttu San Spirit Discovered@westcoastwaysa @KhwattuSan Outbounding
http://www.sabreakingnews.co.za/2015/09/07/sa-lags-behind-in-responsible-tourism
June 2015 (pdf)
http://www.cannedlion.org/blog/saa-promoting-lion-park
http://www.southafrica.net/blog/en/posts/entry/10-coastal-towns-we-love
http://www.southafrica.net/blog/en/posts/entry/its-time-to-rethink-travel-e-tourism-africa-summit-2014
Fred Brownell: The man who made South Africa’s flag
http://www.news24.com/Travel/South-Africa/Four-new-nature-reserves-for-Eastern-Cape-20140106
http://www.thistourismweek.co.za/newsletters/marketing-south-africa-join-the-conversation
http://www.thistourismweek.co.za/newsletters/boldly-going-where-tourism-hasnt-gone-before
http://www.ralphpina.com/2013/04/karoo-mtb-tour
How do we cultivate South Africa’s future domestic tourist?
Renoster-aanval: Haar man red haar

Buzzword Bingo
Africa – Big 50,000 – BiodiversityBobotie – BRICS – Cape TownCoelacanthCricket – – Elephants – Freedom – Gold – Human Origins – INDABA – Jacaranda – Johannesburg – KarooLionsloadsheddingLocal – Mother City – Nelson Mandela – People – Pinnacle Point – Place – Platinum – Province – Responsible Travel – Rooibos – Rhino – RouteRugby – Safari – Sardine RunSharksSouth AfricaSubmarine CableSurfing – Ubuntu – Ugu (Coast) – Veld – Vibe – Xhosa – Yebo – Zulu

Facebook
cape coastal route

Flickr
South African Tourism
Ralph Pina
Gerhard Buttner
FlowComm

Flickr Groups
Cape Town
love south africa
SANParks – Tsitsikamma National Park
SANParks – Table Mountain National Park
http://www.flickr.com/groups/37996573354@N01
http://www.flickr.com/groups/suidafrika
http://www.flickr.com/groups/capetownliveitloveit
http://www.flickr.com/groups/ecotourismafrica
http://www.flickr.com/groups/westcoast
http://www.flickr.com/groups/sanparks
Rock Climbing South Africa
http://www.flickr.com/groups/1692546@N23

Blogs
http://www.capetowngreenmap.co.za/blog
Sustainable Options
Ralph Pina
http://baobabtravel.wordpress.com
http://paulmiedema.wordpress.com
http://www.tourismupdate.co.zahttp://www.tourismupdate.co.za/NewsDetails.aspx?newsId=60718
South Africa Parks
ecoafrica
South Africa Logue
White African
Afrika T
http://www.sablogawards.com

Twitter
@HashtagRadio
@ThisTourismWeek
@MartinHeigan
@SANParks
@coffeebeansrout
@alanwinde
@SueSnyman
@iainiain
@GvCyclotis
@KhwattuSan
@ralphpina
@leo_mcmillan
@travelcomments
@LookoutH
https://twitter.com/Iziko_Museums
https://twitter.com/channelafrica1

censorship
http://bookslive.co.za/blog/2016/07/25/why-the-first-south-african-novel-to-be-banned-under-apartheid-law-is-also-one-of-the-worst-ever-written/

David Goldblatt

https://www.davidgoldblatt.com

https://www.mca.com.au/artists-works/exhibitions/david-goldblatt

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Goldblatt

https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/the-hub-on-art/david-goldblatt/10383088

Brand South Africa
https://www.brandsouthafrica.com
https://www.facebook.com/BrandSouthAfrica
https://twitter.com/brand_sa
changed from
https://www.facebook.com/MediaClubSA

Stellenbosh
http://www.matiesrugby.co.za
https://twitter.com/matiesrugby

Steve Biko
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/0/steve-biko-important-south-africa/
https://twitter.com/BikoFoundation
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Biko
http://www.sahistory.org.za/people/stephen-bantu-biko

Wild coast
http://www.swc.org.za

Springs
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springs,_Gauteng
http://www.sahistory.org.za/places/springs
http://www.theheritageportal.co.za/article/springs-art-decos-love-child

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

Twitter
@ThisTourismWeek
@CapeTownTourism
@SANParks
@coffeebeansrout
@respCPT
@travelcomments
@alanwinde
@futurecapetown
@GoToSouthAfrica
@SATravelTrade
@SueSnyman
@TGCSA_
@TBCZA
@SAAUSA
@MediaClubSA
@CityGuideSA
@GetMe2MosselBay
@mediaSA
@mariettedth
@skyegrove
@iainiain
@being_ck
@Kurt_A
@leo_mcmillan
@UGOAWOL
@SAAUSA
@AfricanAgenda
@bioscopetonight
@SANParksKNP
@sahistoryonline
@CapeWestCoast
@Tourism_gov_za
@VosJames

Soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/hashtag_radio

YouTube
SAReferees
AWOLTours
South Africa Playlist

Airlines
http://ww5.flymango.comtwitter
http://www.kulula.com
http://twitter.com/SAAUSA
Audio (German)
Gibt es fairen #Tourismus? Ein Versuch im Madikwe-Nationalpark in #Südafrika http://bit.ly/g87PIV
Fairer #Tourismus in #Südafrika http://bit.ly/i2TppL

Awards
Loerie

Astronomy
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO)

Beads (Folk Art)
http://www.monkeybiz.co.zahttp://www.monkeybiz.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9&Itemid=19

Birding
Southern African Birding
Jack Ass Penguins
Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds
Penguins – Science in Africa
Mapping African penguins

Baboons
Mass slaughter of wild Baboons in FSC-certified timber plantations

Cartoons

http://www.zapiro.com

Cities
SA Cities Network

Consulting
BarefootClients – tourism communications consultants

Currency
South Africa’s currency is the Rand
http://coinmill.com/ZAR_calculator.html

Bikes
http://www.chainstay.co.za
https://www.facebook.com/Chainstay
@ChainStayMTB

Drinking / Driving
https://www.drivedry.co.za

Education
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Smith_(South_African)
Tourism Research in Economic Environs & Society (TREES)
http://www.nwu.ac.za/trees-index
https://www.facebook.com/TREESNWU

Environment
http://www.urbansprout.co.za@urbansprout
http://www.go2natural.co.zahttp://twitter.com/Go2NaturalKZN
Dyer Island Conservation Trust
http://www.simplygreen.co.za

Evolution
Maropeng top evotourism destination
Evotourism
Maropeng

Fair Trade
Fairtrade Label South AfricaFacebook
Fair Trade in Tourism

Food
http://www.restaurants.co.za
http://www.restaurants.co.za/details.asp?resId=3213
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biltong
http://www.teara.govt.nz/NewZealanders/NewZealandPeoples/SouthAfricans/3/ENZ-Resources/Standard/2/en
http://www.streetsmartsa.org.za
Scrumptious South Africanaartjies (tangerines)
http://squaringgreencircles.blogspot.comhttp://www.iol.co.za/blogs/wendy-knowler-s-consumer-watch-1.1608/cows-free-to-range-in-a-shed-1.1013573
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/bobotie is a national dish consisting of spiced minced meat baked with an egg-based topping.
https://www.facebook.com/FoodbloggersSA
http://www.chefprive.co.za
http://braai.com (September 24)
http://www.foodroutes.co.za@foodroutescozahttps://www.facebook.com/foodroutescoza
http://www.southafrica.net/blog/en/posts/entry/authentic-ethnic-eateries-in-south-africa
http://experience.usatoday.com/food-and-wine/story/best-of-food-and-wine/food/2014/11/05/south-africa-rainbow-cuisine/18425373
http://www.fruitandvegcity.co.za
https://explorepartsunknown.com/south-africa/the-bittersweet-and-spicy-history-of-south-african-cuisine/

Foundations
http://www.shuttleworthfoundation.orghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/shuttleworth

Forums
http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum

Geography
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_South_Africa

Government
http://www.gov.za
https://www.flickr.com/photos/governmentza/

History
@RareSApics
South Africa History Online@sahistoryonline

Holidays
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_holidays_in_South_Africa
http://www.info.gov.za/aboutsa/holidays.htm

Indigenous Peoples
Bushmen
Khoikhoi
Xhosa_people
Venda_people
San_people

Magazines
Hotel and RestaurantFacebook@HR_magazine

Maps
Mapping African penguins
WikiProject South Africa
South Africa Info
http://www.touristmaps.co.za
South Africa – Open Street Map
http://www.mountainpassessouthafrica.co.za@MountainPassesFacebook

Martin Meredith
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Meredith

Mining
Overheard: SA has 6000 abandoned and ownerless mines. Over the last century, mining capitalists have taken the money, repatriated a lot of it, and left society in SA to clean up the mess:

Movies
Amandla! – Wikipedia
District_9
The_Bang_Bang_Club_(film)

News
http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&q=south+africa
http://www.news24.com/
http://mg.co.za/
http://www.timeslive.co.za/
http://www.sabcnews.co.za/portal/site/SABCNews
Eyewitness NewsFacebook

News Submit
http://www.tourismupdate.co.za/SendUsNews.aspx
Responsible Tourism in SANParks

Provinces
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_South_Africa

Pubs
http://www.southafrica.net/blog/en/posts/entry/south-africas-oldest-pubs-and-bars-watering-holes-with-a-history

Radio
http://www.southafrica.info/abroad/streamingradio.htm
http://radiotoday.podomatic.com
http://ujfm.co.za
http://www.yfm.co.zahttp://www.yfm.co.za/basils-quote
http://www.jacarandafm.comhttps://twitter.com/jacarandafm

Rentals
http://www.privateproperty.co.za/property-rentals.htm

Saffa
http://saffastuff.com
http://ctpe.saffastuff.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/SaffaStuff/105195426206416

Science
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organisations in Africa. It undertakes directed research and development for socio-economic growth.
@CSIR
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J.L.B._Smith
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coelacanth
https://www.facebook.com/notes/martin-hatchuel/the-coelacanth-old-four-legs/10150503287601905

Sports
Keo.co.zaSA Rugby Magazine on Facebook
Rugby Union in South Africa – Wikipedia
South Africa Rugby RefereesTest YourselfYouTube
http://www.ecr.co.za/kagiso/content/en/east-coast-radio/east-coast-radio-sports
http://saffastuff.comhttp://www.facebook.com/pages/CrouchTouchPauseEngage/105161962877051http://www.facebook.com/pages/SaffaStuff/105195426206416http://www.youtube.com/user/SaffaStuff
http://www.rugby15.cohttps://twitter.com/RugbyFifteen
http://www.sarugby.co.zahttps://twitter.com/bokrugby
http://springbokmagazine.com
https://www.facebook.com/SouthernKingsSA

http://sarugby.net/fixtures.aspx?categoryid=sarugby/springboks&leagueid=1&fullview=true
Stats
The South African population has passed the 50 million mark.
http://www.statssa.gov.za

Surfing
WavescapeFacebook

Tickets
http://www.computicket.com

Trees
http://www.dwaf.gov.za/events/ArborWeek/default.asp
http://www2.dwaf.gov.za/webapp/EventsArborWeek.aspx

Elsewhere
ECOCLUB Interviews Angus Begg
Colour therapy – CNN Traveller
Travelcomments: Backpacking in South Africa
Department of the Environment
South Africa Net
South Africa Info
Safari Now
Trail Info
EarthYEAR – Mail and Guardian
Who’s Who of Southern Africa
http://sacsis.org.za
South Africa Good News

Tourism and Travel
http://www.tourismupdate.co.zahttp://www.tourismupdate.co.za/SendUsNews.aspxhttp://www.tourismupdate.co.za/ViewIssues.aspx
Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA)
http://coastingafrica.com (Coast to Coast)
http://www.destinate.co.za
https://twitter.com/Destinate_co
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Destinate/581573435240203

http://saspecialist.southafrica.net/za/en
@SouthAfrica

Tourism Research
http://www.southafrica.net/research/en/landing/research-home

Weather
South Africa is famous for its sunshine. It’s a relatively dry country, with an average annual rainfall of about 464mm (compared to a world average of about 860mm).

South African Weather Service
http://www.southafrica.info/travel/advice/climate.htm

Whales
The southern right whales hang around off the coasts from about mid-June to the end of October.
http://www.whaleroute.com/areas/southafrica/index.htm

Wildlife Rehabilitation
Radical RaptorsFacebook

Wildlife Tours
http://www.wilderness-safaris.com/

Wine
http://www.wineland.co.za
http://www.wine.co.za
http://www.wynboer.co.za/recentarticles/200702slang.php3
http://www.greggsplatter.co.za/2011/08/organic-vineyards-vs-conventional-vineyards-photos/

Klein Constantia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5SfO6kPHfM
http://blogs.timeslive.co.za/pendock/2011/05/27/klein-constantia-sold/
@KleinConstantia

Filing
South Africa Travel Survey Results
Northern Cape – As real as the peo
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathurst,_Eastern_Cape
ple who choose to explore it
Tourism Cape Town
Colour therapy – CNN Traveller
South African National Roads Agency
TGCSA Graded Establishments
Luzmore Tourism Development@SocialTourismSA
Heritage Environmental Management Company
http://www.menstuff.co.za

Bathurst
http://www.bathurst.co.za

Sesotho name is Mangaung, meaning “place of cheetahs”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloemfontein
http://www.bloemfonteintourism.co.za
Bloemfontein: an insider’s guide
Bloemfontein – Wikipedia
Mangaung

Blyde River Canyon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blyde_River_Canyon

Cape Town
capetown

Darling
http://www.dullstroom.info

Blogs
Sprig

Tourism Portals

http://www.experience.co.zahttp://twitter.com/xperience

Tourism Industry
South Africa: Hotels Challenged to Go Green – AllAfrica.com
News
http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&q=
http://www.dailynews.co.za

Recommended Listening (Radio and Podcasts)
East Coast Radiohttp://www.ecr.co.za/kagiso/content/en/east-coast-radio/east-coast-radio-listen

Flickr
imajin
Imagine

KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife Parks and Nature Reserves
Different

Ulwazi

Twitter
https://twitter.com/IsYours
https://twitter.com/TheSharksZA
https://twitter.com/UlwaziProgramme

Food
Bunny chow

Tides
http://www.tide-forecast.com/locations/-South-Africa/tides/latest

News
The Mercury

Sustainable Practices
Imagine is a Council-led, community driven project on integrated, long-term planning.
http://www.imagine.orghttp://www.imagine.org/category/themes/environmental-sustainability

http://www..gov.za
http://www..co.za
http://www.mrpricepro.com
http://www.zigzag.co.za
http://www.bluntmag.co.za
http://www.wavescape.co.za

Markets
Tips for visiting traditional markets in …
http://www.afrika-t.com/2011/05/doung-jahangeer-seeing-cities.html
The Markets of Warwick Tour in
http://www.marketsofwarwick.co.za

Estuaries
Biodiversity Report

City Parks
The Botanical Gardens hosts food garden workshops.

climate change
http://climaterealityproject.org/events//

Dala
Dala (to make / create in the isiZulu language) is an interdisciplinary creative collective that believes in the transformative role of creativity in building safer and more livable cities. Dala emerged as a response to the growing need for a sustainable space for creative practitioners actively engaging in the production of art / architecture for social change.

Trivia
in KwaZulu Natal Province is the third large city in South Africa after Johannesburg (Gauteng Province) and Cape Town (Western Cape)
The Old Station Building is the result of a mix-up with Toronto station in Canada. Architects sent the wrong plans from London in 1992, so has a rather closed station which can withold 5 meters of snow, while Toronto’s station roof collapesed in the first major snow-fall.

Transportation
King Shaka International Airport is located at 35 kilometers (22 miles) north of the city center, it opened its doors a month before the start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The airport is part of the Dube Tradeport.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Shaka_International_Airport

Sports
is home to the Sharks rugby team who play in the Kings Park Stadium (known colloquially as The Shark Tank), the Dolphins cricket team and the AmaZulu Soccer Club. Please note that Vuvuzelas are not permitted to be brought into the Stadium on game days.
http://www.sharksrugby.co.zafixtures
https://www.facebook.com/TheSharks Twitter: @TheSharksZA
http://www.dolphinscricket.co.za
http://www.amazulufc.net

Stadiums
The Moses Mabhida Stadium epitomizes architectural innovation and takes its design inspiration from the South African flag, with its grand arch representing the unity of this sport-loving nation. The two legs of the arch on the southern side of the stadium come together to form a single footing on the northern side, symbolizing the new unity of a once-divided country.
http://www.mosesmabhidastadium.co.za
https://plus.google.com/b/117694449145790663688/+mosesmabhidastadium

Surfing
http://www.surfing.co.za
http://magicseaweed.com/-Surfing/228/
http://magicseaweed.com/-Surf-Report/87

Hostels
http://www.gibelabackpackers.co.za

Indigenous
http://www.ulwazi.orghttp://blog.ulwazi.orghttp://www.flickr.com/groups/ulwazi

Weather
WeatherSA
The isiMangaliso World Heritage Site – Kian Barker__ – Kian’s depth of knowledge for the unique isiMangaliso Wetland Park reaches across its troubled history to its emergence as a World Heritage Site: a home for diverse wildlife, from sea turles to elephants, and five eco-systems.
http://www.shakabarker.co.za/Wetland_Tours
http://greatguidesorg.blogspot.com/2010/03/st-lucia-town-transformed-by-eco.html
Current time
If it is 4pm in , what time is it elsewhere?

Elsewhere
– Safari Now
eThekwini Online
: South Africa’s Playground
– Google Earth
Imagine
http://www.africancotton.co.za – Zulu hats and fabrics
http://www.doung.net – -based artist
thttp://www.minttheshop.com – online retro smalls from
http://www.mcn2.com – our digital heritage consultancy
http://www.sprig.co.za
http://isyours.co.za
Features
http://www.mzansigirl.com/top-12-things-to-do-in-
Lonely Planet
Nightlife in
FYI
The distance to Cape Town is 1,606 kilometers.
Nearby
Port Shepstone 120 kilometers (75 miles) south of
http://www.visitkwazulunatal.co.za

Fynbos
The Fynbos ecoregion of South Africa stretches out in a coastal belt on the Western cape. This region is characterisied by heath- and shrubland and a mediterranean climate. Many of the plants inhabitating this ecoregion are evergreen with needle-life leafs.
http://maps.grida.no/go/graphic/fynbos-ecoregion-in-south-africa
http://www.panda.org/about_wwf/where_we_work/ecoregions/fynbos.cfm
http://www.keo.co.za
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Protea – The King Protea is the National Flower of South Africa. It also is the flagship of the The Protea Atlas Project, run by the South African National Botanical Institute.
Garden Route
http://gartour.com
https://www.facebook.com/gartour
https://twitter.com/gartour

Gauteng
The province of Johannesburg, Tshwane/Pretoria and surrounding area
http://www.gauteng.net
http://www.gautengonline.gov.za
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gauteng
https://twitter.com/tWeatherSA

Gautrain
The Gautrain is the first high-speed rail link in South Africa opening in 2010: route map
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gautrain
http://twitter.com/TheGautrain
http://www.flickr.com/groups/gautrain
George
http://www.oubaaihotels.com

Jonkershoek
The Panorama Route is one of the Jonkershoek valley’s classic day trails. From the bridge (Witbrug) at the apex of the circular road, where you climb the left side of the valley, to where you descend to the Swartboskloof parking area, you will walk about 17.1 km, climb through 1665 m (maximum elevation is 1267m) and descend through1703 m.
http://www.jonkershoek.com
Knysna
knysna

Kruger National Park
http://www.krugerpark.co.za
http://www.krugerpark.co.za/Maps_of_Kruger_Park-travel/kruger-national-park-main-map.html
Olifants Wilderness Trail, Kruger National Park
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kruger_national_park
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kruger-National-Park/106062146092509?ref=ts
http://www.protectedplanet.net/sites/Kruger_National_Park
Safeguarding the Kruger
http://www.krugerpark.co.za/Krugerpark_Travel_Guide-travel/explore-kruger-top-10-kruger-park-self-drives.html
Mapungubwe National Park
http://www.sanparks.org/parks/mapungubwe

Mbombela (Nelspruit)
Mbombela (Nelspruit) is situated in the eastern part of South Africa and is the capital town of the Mpumalanga Province. The city can be seen as the gateway to some of the best eco- and adventure activities in South Africa and with its tropical climate it becomes the preferred tourist destination all year round. Our subtropical fruit like (mangos, avocados, oranges, lemons, litchis and bananas) is a drawing card for visitors and during spring time the blossoms of the orange trees can be smelled for kilometers. For the shopping enthusiast the city offers world class shopping malls and casinos with air conditioning systems and this creates an excellent opportunity for prospective investors and business people to establish their businesses in the area.
http://www.mbombela.gov.za
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelspruit

Midlands Meander
http://www.midlandsmeander.co.za
http://www.midlandsmeander.co.za/index.php?Explore
Mossel Bay
Mossel Bay’s rich marine life needs to be protected
Facebook
Mossel Bay Environmental Partnership (MEP)
Mossel Bay – Wikipedia

Nelspruit
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelspruit
(Near Mozambique and Kruger National Park)

Paternoster
paternoster
Plettenberg Bay
pletttourism.com @Plett_Tourism

Polokwane
Polokwane
Polokwane International Airport

Port Elizabeth
http://www.nelsonmandelabay.gov.za
http://www.nmbt.co.za@NMandelaBay
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Elizabeth
http://www.calabashtrust.co.za
http://www.nmbt.co.za
http://www.nmbstadium.comhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela_Bay_Stadium
http://www.superxv.com/southernkingshttp://www.youtube.com/user/SouthernKingsSA

Pretoria
The Transvaal Museum is a natural history museum. Exhibits include hominid fossils from the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.
The Tourism Empowerment Council of South Africa (TECSA) has relocated to the National Department of Tourism (NDT) in Pretoria.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loftus_Versfeld
http://www.thebulls.co.za
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=269
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterkloof

Prince Albert
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Albert,_Western_Cape
http://www.sa-venues.com/things-to-do/westerncape/prince-albert-farmers-market

Robertson
Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve

Sandton City
sandton city
nelson-mandela-square

Simonsberg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simonsberg
http://www.wineroute.co.za/greatersimonsberg.aspx

Slanghoek Peak
Slanghoek Peak via Witte River

Smithfield
http://www.tradingplaces2night.co.za

Stellenbosch
50 kilometers (30 miles) east of Cape Town
http://www.stellenbosch.org.za
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellenbosch
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellenbosch_University
http://www.sun.ac.za

Stormsvlei
http://www.stormsvleifarmstall-restaurant.co.za/

Swellendam
The Greater Swellendam Area is situated in the north east of the Overberg and includes the towns of Barrydale, Buffeljachts, Infanta, Malagas, Stormsvlei, Suurbraak and Swellendam.
http://www.swellendamtourism.co.za
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swellendam
https://www.facebook.com/SwellendamTourism
@swellendam1

Umtentweni
http://www.wheretostay.co.za/information/kzn/sc/umtentweni
https://maps.google.com.mx

Vortrekker Monument
http://www.vtm.org.za
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voortrekker_Monument
Vryburg
Vryburg – Routes
Wellington
http://twitter.com/wellweather

Western Cape
http://www.westerncape.gov.za
http://www.westerncape.gov.za/eng/your_gov/16293/
https://twitter.com/alanwinde

Witbank
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witbank
http://www.routes.co.za/mp/witbank/index.html

Early Humans
http://www.nature.com/news/early-humans-tooled-up-1.11765
http://iho.asu.edu/people_faculty/Marean

Golden Rhino
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/the-return-of-the-golden-rhino/article545513
http://www.southafrica.info/about/history/mapungubwe.htm
http://www.southafrica.net/za/en/articles/entry/article-southafrica.net-mapungubwe-world-heritage-site

Praise Singers
http://articles.latimes.com/1994-06-25/news/mn-8187_1_south-africa

Cry Freedom: Mandela’s Legacy
http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2013/08/12/3821158.htm
Four Corners reporter Matthew Carney goes to South Africa to try and understand the forces that threaten to pull the “rainbow nation” apart.

Nkandla: new hi-res aerial imagery revealed
http://www.techcentral.co.za/nkandla-hi-res-aerial-imagery-revealed/45198

freedom day april 27
http://www.sahistory.org.za/dated-event/freedom-day-celebrated-south-africa
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_Day_(South_Africa)

Foursquare
https://foursquare.com/ronmader/list/south-africa

Misc
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Spion_Kop
ETC
SA The Good News
Have you met Johannesburg?
6,000 miles

New travels into the interior parts of Africa : by the way of the Cape of Good Hope, in the years 1783, 84 and 85
“New travels into the interior parts of Africa” describes an entirely fabricated expedition

http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/101584

Boer War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Boer_War
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/boer_wars_01.shtml
https://www.awm.gov.au/atwar/boer

Other Forums
South Africa – Thorn Tree
South African Travel

This Week
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jt6fe1mhTkM

Cecil Rhodes
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-32131829
#RhodesMustFall
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecil_Rhodes
Should Rhodes Fall?
Universities across South Africa have become the site for heated protests about the legacies of apartheid – and it all began with a statue of Cecil Rhodes.

Fees Must Fall
Hashtag: #FeesMustFall
http://www.foodandthefabulous.com/featured-articles/why-feesmustfall-has-silenced-the-white-travel-industry/
http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-10-22/echoes-1976-south-african-students-demand-fees-must-fall
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/fees-must-fall-south-african-students-police-clash-tuition-cost-protests-photo-report-1525389
http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21677252-anc-faces-perhaps-its-biggest-challenge-yet-boiling-over

Wikipedia
Provinces_of_South_Africa
Boerboel
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacobus_Hendrik_Pierneef
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Coast_Region,_Eastern_Cape

YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/user/sabc

Language
South Africa has 11 official languages including Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tswana, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu. English is widely spoken and understood throughout the country, with the exception of the remote rural areas. Most of the official road signs are in English.
http://www.southafrica.info/about/people/language.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_South_Africa

Heritage
World Heritage Sites
South Africa has eight World Heritage Sites:
Cultural
• Fossil Hominid Sites of Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Kromdraai, and Environs (1999)
• Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape (2003)
• Robben Island (1999)
• Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape (2007)
Mixed
• UKhahlamba / Drakensberg Park (2000)
Natural
• Cape Floral Region Protected Areas (2004)
• iSimangaliso Wetland Park (1999)
• Vredefort Dome (2005)

Environment

Sports
In 2010 the eyes of the football world focused on South Africa as the FIFA World Cup was hosted for the first time on the African continent. By most accounts, the event was roaring success.

Dating back to 1889, the Currie Cup is one of the oldest rugby competitions in the world and the cornerstone of South Africa’s rugby heritage
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CurrieCup
http://www.rugbyweek.com/CurrieCup

Geography
South Africa is made up of nine provinces: Mpumalanga, North West, Gauteng, Northern Province, Free State, Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Cape and Eastern Cape.

Food Festivals
SABCChannel Africa, Springbok RadioFragment 17
SAfmhttps://twitter.com/SAfmRadiohttps://twitter.com/SAfmnews
http://www.capetalk.co.zahttps://soundcloud.com/primediabroadcasting
http://www.bushradio.co.za
East Coast Radiohttps://soundcloud.com/charis-1-1
http://www.rsg.co.zahttp://radio.antfarm.co.za/cdn/clients/sabc/RSG/player.asp?id=65

http://hashtagradio.co.za

More Listening
Football, apartheid and South Africa – The world reacted strongly against apartheid in South Africa with boycotts and sanctions but the boycott against playing sport became the country’s Achilles heel. In the lead up to the World Cup next month, a new documentary pays homage to those players who missed out on the international football arena and explores how the game helped bring down apartheid.

South Africa, Past, Present and Future – The images out of South Africa have harked back to an earlier era: razor wire, protest songs, threats of war. As the Rainbow Nation counts down to the World Cup in June, the image it wants to present to the world will need to confront a more complicated reality.

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