Monthly Archives: April 2010

Getting Out: Hiking in Jozi

3 Places to walk and hike in and around Joburg T-J de Klerk of the Wilds Walks writes about a long walk at Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve on Sunday, April 25 from 07:30: Hikers are cordially invited by Johannesburg City Parks and the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve Association to participate in a 20 kilometre walk in the Klipriviersberg […]

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Handel’s Messiah at the Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton

Handel’s Messiah: Nelson Mandela Square On Easter Monday a friend and I went to listen to Handel’s Messiah at the Nelson Mandela Square.  The covered seating in the tent was packed and despite threatening skies, there were many braving the possible rain in the open air . Fortunately the weather was kind. Richard Cock and Johannesburg music […]

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Wits Scientists reveal new species of hominids

SEDIBA: NEW HOMINID SPECIES A team led by Professor Lee Berger, a renowned palaeoanthropologist from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (aka Wits University) has described and named a new species of hominid, Australopithecus sediba, almost two million years old, which was discovered in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, 40 kilometres out of […]

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