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

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 …

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 …

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 – …