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The Great Trek (Voortrekkers)

The Great Trek was a movement of Dutch-speaking colonists up into the interior of southern Africa in search of land where they could establish their own homeland, independent of British rule. 54 more words


For the love of April

A yellow month, filled with long afternoons of low slung sunshine in the Savannah, April is the perfect time to find a mate.

Temperatures cool, hormones rage and in a world defined by survival of the fittest the ability to flirt is a desirable skill. 136 more words

Robert Mark Safaris

Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

A fairly common nomad in Southern Africa, this black and white wader is interesting for its long thin curved bill. Another interesting fact about these are that they sometimes swim in deeper water and upend, like a duck, looking for food. 44 more words


Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori)

With a body weight of up to 20 kg, male Kori Bustards (Ardeotis kori) are possibly the heaviest extant animals able to fly. Due to their large weight, however, the birds spend most of their time on the ground and avoid flying as much as possible.  108 more words


Crimson-Breasted Shrike (Laniarius atrococcineus)

This bright red-breasted Shrike is endemic to Southwestern Africa, and we were lucky to see it in Marikana reserve. Unfortunately I could not get the best of pictures, but because I may not get a chance again, here they are, regardless. 47 more words


Targeting agricultural water management interventions


Agricultural water management interventions—such as small-scale irrigation and small reservoirs—could still be more widely used in the Volta and Limpopo River basins, facilitating improved livelihoods for smallholders. 940 more words


Xhosa woman hoeing

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela

The Xhosa number approximately 7,1 million people, the majority of whom live in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. 108 more words