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The iSimangaliso Wetland Park is one of the jewels of South Africa's coastline, with a unique mosaic of ecosystems - swamps, lakes, beaches, coral reefs, wetlands, woodlands, coastal forests and grasslands - supporting an astounding diversity of animal, bird and marine life.
A 300m long sinkhole in the Northern Cape that opened up after heavy summer rains is revealing some interesting discoveries for inquisitive locals and...
Financing was a priority topic at the World Forestry Congress in Durban this week. Another was the youth and their vital role in planning and managing forestry and agriculture. The theme, investing in a sustainable future, was debated by delegates from around the world.
A decades-long study of the rocks in South Africa's Karoo has revealed that a single cataclysmic event on land and sea led to the Permian extinction, when life on Earth nearly came to an end. It happened about 200 million years before the dinosaurs died out, and was more severe.
South Africa's Vredefort Dome, a Unesco World Heritage site, has jumped another hurdle and is nearer to being formally protected under local law after an agreement was signed between the government and landowners in the area.
South Africa and its provinces, regions, cities and suburbs. Tourist accommodation and recreation venues. Get the big picture - then zoom in close and get the details - with a range of excellent mapping websites.
The 2009 edition of The South African Story, Brand South Africa's regular overview of the country, its economy, geography, people, preparations for the 2010 Fifa World Cup and more, is now available for download.
"It's like being in the Bermuda Triangle," says Rodger Hart of the iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator Based Science. Graham P Collins of Scientific American magazine examines the strange magnetic anomolies of the Vredefort Dome, the oldest and largest clearly visible meteorite impact site in the world.
Meteorite Impact!, co-authored by Uwe Reimold and Roger Gibson, explains how South Africa's massive Vredefort crater is teaching scientists worldwide about the danger of similar events in the future.
The uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park has outstanding natural beauty, Africa's highest mountain range south of Kilimanjaro, a fascinating and ancient geology, some of the rarest animals in the world - and the largest series of rock art in Africa.
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