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 …

Durban

Photo: Dresses The Zulu name for the coastal city of Durban is ‘eThekwini’ meaning ‘where the ocean and earth meet.’ Natural World Durban has a warm, humid climate and beautiful beaches. The city is touted as the country’s surf capital. In fact Durban is home to South Africa’s only surfing museum, the TimeWarp Surfing Museum. Sharks The sardine run …

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 2018 Headlines http://www.mzansigirl.com/shadow-boxer-mandela Madiba, I let you go 10 of the most interesting things …

South Africa Links

South Africa Flag Links related to South Africa in somewhat random fashion: 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 http://www.nspca.co.za/clientdata/10072/uploads/pdfs/welfare%20of%20elephants%20in%20captivity%20in%20south%20africa%20jun%202015.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 …

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, …