Category: South Africa

The making – and then breaking – of Robben Island Museum; Neo Lekgotla laga Ramoupi & Andre Odendaal; eNCA

Photo: Rodger Bosch

South Africa’s Robben Island Museum is an institution limping through a pandemic and weighed down by its roller-coaster history.

Source: The making – and then breaking – of Robben Island Museum

The making — and then breaking — of South Africa’s Robben Island Museum; The Conversation

Photo: Hoberman Collection

Robben Island Museum aspired to be part of the reconstruction and development of the national soul.

Source: The making — and then breaking — of South Africa’s Robben Island Museum

Politics could ‘kill’ this World Heritage Site; Izak du Plessis; Lowvelder

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The Barberton Makhon-jwa Mountains World Heritage Site (WHS) is at risk of losing its status due to power games and political shortsightedness, said community and private landowners of the site.

Source: Politics could ‘kill’ this World Heritage Site – Lowvelder

Mapungubwe Collection: Free Live Stream; US Embassy

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This Heritage Month, US Embassy invites high school learners to join its virtual discussion with the University of Pretoria to learn more about the Mapungubwe Collection, its significance as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and why the U.S. supports the cultural preservation efforts at Mapungubwe.

Source: Mapungubwe Collection: Free Live Stream

Where to stay in the Cradle of Humankind – 8 escapes; In Your Pocket

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Rocking Barberton’s Makhonjwa Geotrail; Lauren Dold; Getaway

Lauren Dold go geological at South Africa’s most recent Unesco World Heritage Site at Barberton and bring you a look at a revamped glamping lodge near Badplaas.

Source: Rocking Barberton’s Makhonjwa Geotrail

R4bn development planned to upgrade Isimangaliso; Property 24

An ambitious R4-billion development plan is being rolled out at iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Source: R4bn development planned to upgrade Isimangaliso

COVID-19 travel: Daycation options close to Cape Town; Mia Russell; South African

Nervous to travel too widely? Here are some day outings on offer within easy reach of Cape Town.

Source: COVID-19 travel: Daycation options close to Cape Town

Virtually explore captivating Cape Town; Lydia Schrandt; 10Best

Take a tour of Cape Town, South Africa’s sophisticated city, without leaving the comfort of your home.

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Tourism KZN promotes northern parks to draw visitors back; Mia Russell; The South African

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Photo: iSimangaliso/Instagram

Tourism and Heritage Month puts the spotlight on rural development in this lush province of South Africa.

Source: Tourism KZN promotes northern parks to draw visitors back

Tourism Month: How Simangaliso Wetland Park cemented itself as top global tourist destination; IOL

iSimangaliso Wetland Park named among 38 trips worldwide that travel experts want you to take.

Source: Tourism Month: How Simangaliso Wetland Park cemented itself as top global tourist destination

Swartberg Pass route detail; TomTom

Ostrich farms, red cliffs and lush fields: explore Swartberg Nature Reserve…

Source: Swartberg Pass route detail | TomTom

Penguins and Protea: Cape Point Peninsula; DrFumbleFinger; Travel Gumbo

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5 ways to make your trip along the Garden Route sustainable; Biz Community

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South African piece in puzzle of human evolution; Justin Adams; Monash Lens

The discovery of a child’s skull in the Drimolen cave system, in South Africa’s “Cradle of Humankind”, is not only the earliest fossil specimen of Homo erectus, but proves three species of human ancestors lived in the same place at the same time, adding to our knowledge of evolution. Read more at Monash Lens.

Source: South African piece in puzzle of human evolution – Monash Lens

They survived centuries of elephant onslaught. Now climate change is killing these iconic baobabs; Tristen Taylor & Nathalie Bertrams; Monga Bay

Scraping sounds fill the nights at Mapungubwe, a national park at the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe rivers, where the borders of Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa meet. Families of elephants relentlessly tear the bark off ancient baobabs, scraping their tusks on the trees and digging deep into their cores to extract the fibrous, moisture-rich interior.

Source: They survived centuries of elephant onslaught. Now climate change is killing these iconic baobabs

The continued threat of coal mining at the Mapungubwe world heritage site; Ndukuyakhe Ndlovu; The Conversation

Without a clear framework within which decisions can be made, heritage resources will forever be threatened by development.

Source: The continued threat of coal mining at the Mapungubwe world heritage site

Life In Lockdown | Day 35: Take a virtual tour of Robben Island; Nomvelo Masango; Times Live

While the idea of touring an infamous prison from the comfort of your couch may seem weird at first, you’ll be glad you did.

Source: LIFE IN LOCKDOWN | Day 35: Take a virtual tour of Robben Island

Discover the cradle of life; Gabrielle Jacobs; Getaway

This UNESCO World Heritage Site contains the world’s largest assemblage of hominin fossils and is key to understanding how humankind evolved.

Source: Discover the cradle of life

The return of South Africa’s sea turtles, a conservation success story; Melanie van Zyl; SCMP

KwaZulu-Natal’s Sea Turtle programme has seen leatherbacks and loggerheads nesting in ever greater numbers.

Source: The return of South Africa’s sea turtles, a conservation success story

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