10 May

SouthAfrica.info

SouthAfrica.info

Democracy was the big winner in South Africa’s fifth free elections on Wednesday as people turned out in huge numbers, especially in the country’s urban areas, to vote in a poll that, with few exceptions, went off peacefully and efficiently. Politicians showed off their party colours at the national Results Operations Centre in Pretoria on Thursday morning as the focus shifted from voting to counting in South Africa’s fifth democratic elections. Over 35% of votes had been counted by 9am, just 12 hour  Read More

10 May

Africa Holidays

Africa Holidays

Introduction Africa is a continent of breathtaking natural beauty, diversity and contrasts, offering all the ingredients for an unforgettable. From Kenyas paradise-like east coast and snow capped Mount Kenya, to South Africas exciting cities,
coastal drives and national parks, there is something to appeal to every type of holidaymaker. In, don’t miss the opportunity to spend a few days in gorgeous Cape Town, driving the picturesque Garden Route or in an isolated mountain retreat. Kenya is synonymous with safari and offers some of the best wildlife spotting opportunities in the entire continent. Meanwhile, Egypt and
Бs unique cultural heritage showcases a very different side of Africa, and also offer a full 5 star holiday experience to Read More

09 May

Introducing South Africa

Introducing South Africa

Every country in the world displays some diversity, but, stretching from the hippos in the Limpopo River to the penguins waddling on the Cape, takes some beating. It befits its position at the southern end of the worldвs most epic continent, with more types of terrain than photographers can shake their zoom lens at. Thereвs the deserted Kalahari, Namakwaвs springtime symphony of wildflowers, iconic Table Mountain
and Cape Point, Kruger National Park
вs wildlife-stalked savannah (scene of the famous lion-buffalo-crocodile battle watched more than 40 million times on YouTube) and, running through the e Read More

09 May

South Africa sports minister sparks Twitter war with Kenya

South Africa sports minister sparks Twitter war with Kenya

If the ministers statement were to be taken at face value, it was
inaccurate. No Kenyan athlete has ever drowned in a pool at the Olympics,
a report in Kenyas Daily nation read, pointing out that Kenya won 11 medals
to South Africas six at the 2012 London Olympics. The hashtag #SomeonetellSouthAfrica was quickly spawned as residents of the
East African nation sought to pay back the insult with gibes directed
largely at Jacob Zuma, the countrys polygamous president. One poster,
wrote in reference to First Lady Margaret Kenyattas London Marathon
participation: #Someonetellsouthafrica Kenyas Firs Read More

09 May

world

world

The ruling African National Congress (ANC) took a clear lead on Thursday in South Africa’s first born free election, featuring voters with no memory of the white-minority rule that ended in 1994. The party that swept to power two decades ago under the leadership of Nelson Mandela had 63. 75% of the vote with about half of ballots counted, the electoral commission said. Its nearest rival, the Democratic Alliance, held 21.

55%. The party had been expected to improve on the 16. 7% it won five years ago as it gradually sheds its image as the political home of privileged white people.

The ultra-left Economic Freedom Fighters, led by Julius Malema, a populist politician who was expelled from the ANC, was in third place with around 5%. Mamphela Ramphele’s much-trumpeted Agang SA imploded and is under 1%. Many among the country’s 25 million registered voters about half the total population lined Read More

09 May

Geoff’s blogs

Geoff's blogs

Safari, an overland journey into Africa for the purposes of either hunting (not my choice), photography (my choice) or exploration (also cool). Meaning “Long journey” in Swahili and and introduced into the English language by the explorer, one of Africa’s first European explorers. Today, a safari usually means a visit by tourist, either by air or by overland vehicle to undeveloped areas in Africa where game is still abundant. Tented camps with permanent facilities such as showers and comfortable beds are easily accessed through touroperators.

Things have changed a lot since those early explorers ventured deep into dark Read More

09 May

Species you can hunt in South Africa as a trophy hunter

Species you can hunt in South Africa as a trophy hunter

(Latin = Acinonyx jubatus, Afrikaans = Jagluiperd, German = Gepard)
79 – 132 lb. 32 in. In.

12 and a half in. Found only in the warmest areas, such as the bushveld (north western and northern
parts) of the Northern Province and in Mpumalanga, especially in the Limpopo valley and in the whole of the Lowveld, as well as in the upper Kalahari-areas of the North Cape. This oneБs 0 Б 100 km/h time will shame those FerrariБs, Porches and LamborginiБs.

Being the fastest animal on the planet, it has done itБs share to ensure that the mighty cat family is unchallenged as the most awesome species sharing the same turf as us humans. The cheetah is a very calculated hunter: over an vast area of plain savanna Read More

09 May

Cape Town

Cape Town

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22 September 1927. Retrieved 17 March 2011. Pooley, S.

Jan van Riebeeck as Pioneering Explorer and Conservator of Natural Resources at the Cape of Good Hope (165262), Environment and History 15 (2009): 333. : Bell, Charles. Retrieved 11 April 2011. McCracken, J. L.

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Co. Za. 2012-12-04. Retrieved 2014-02-24. ^. Retrieved 4 May 2010.

Climatemps. Com. Retrieved 30 June 2012. Read More

09 May

South Africa Accommodation

South Africa Accommodation

South Africa Accommodation Guide / SA-Venues brings you a fine selection of accommodation establishments to choose from, for your holiday and business travel accommodation. Whether you are planning a luxury holiday or vacation or backpacking from region to region, South Africa offers a range of accommodation options to suit every budget and travelling style. Luxury 5 star Hotels and game lodges or, to suit the more budget conscious traveller, small hotel Read More

09 May

Africa At Work

Africa At Work

BUSINESS DAY by, 26 August 2013
AN EXECUTIVE of a South African construction company told me recently that the company no longer bothered to put in bids for projects in African countries if it was competing with Chinese companies, because it could not beat the China price. It was, the executive said, a waste of time and money putting together a bid where the winner would be selected on the basis of the lowest cost rather than on quality of work and delivery. The Chinese invariably got the business, as their bids were always significantly lower than those of their competitors from other regions. Weвve heard a lot about China and its increasing involvement in Africa. Recent statistics raised in a presentation on Chinese contractors in Africa raised a new and interesting point ab Read More