Cradle of Humankind: fascinating tour of our origins

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SWARTKRANS CRADLE OF HUMANKIND WHERE EARLY USE OF FIRE HAS BEEN FOUND Another great opportunity here in Jozi.  Yesterday, two friends and I visited Swartkrans, near Sterkfontein in the Cradle of  Humankind.   What a wonderful day!  One of South Africa’s 8 World Heritage sites, the Cradle is rich with fossil-bearing cave deposits spread over 13 different […]

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International Space Station visible from SA this weekend

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ISS VISIBLE FROM SOUTH AFRICA 30/08/09 The following was taken from the Johannesburg Planetarium’s newsletter (28/08/09) The International Space Station (ISS) passes directly over South Africa on Sunday evening (Aug 30th) – possibly accompanied by the shuttle Discovery!  Discovery is scheduled to launch Friday evening (SA time) to deliver crew and equipment to the orbiting […]

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Star gazing and the southern skies

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NIGHT SKIES IN THE BUSHVELD Am very excited as I’m off to the Kruger Park this coming week-end, leaving the guesthouse in the very capable hands of Zac, Catherine and Thandi. My locum Olga, who moves in with her husband Dick, takes over my daily tasks and role in the running of the guest house. I can barely […]

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