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Editors are welcome to add new links or organize the following info. This is an index of links related to South Africa including social web channels, topical info and place-based information.

censorship
http://bookslive.co.za/blog/2016/07/25/why-the-first-south-african-novel-to-be-banned-under-apartheid-law-is-also-one-of-the-worst-ever-written/

Brand South Africa
https://www.brandsouthafrica.com
https://www.facebook.com/BrandSouthAfrica
https://twitter.com/brand_sa
changed from
https://www.facebook.com/MediaClubSA

stellenb
http://www.matiesrugby.co.za
https://twitter.com/matiesrugby



Steve Biko

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/0/steve-biko-important-south-africa/
https://twitter.com/BikoFoundation
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Biko
http://www.sahistory.org.za/people/stephen-bantu-biko


Wild coast

http://www.swc.org.za

Springs

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springs,_Gauteng
http://www.sahistory.org.za/places/springs
http://www.theheritageportal.co.za/article/springs-art-decos-love-child

Tswaing Meteorite Crater

40km northwest of Pretoria
http://www.iol.co.za/travel/south-africa/gauteng/ancient-crater-right-on-pretorias-doorstep-2029426

Wikis

http://wikilovesmonuments.co.za - @WLM_ZA

Twitter

@ThisTourismWeek
@CapeTownTourism
@SANParks
@coffeebeansrout
@respCPT
@travelcomments
@alanwinde
@futurecapetown
@GoToSouthAfrica
@SATravelTrade
@SueSnyman
@TGCSA_
@TBCZA
@SAAUSA
@MediaClubSA
@CityGuideSA
@GetMe2MosselBay
@mediaSA
@mariettedth
@skyegrove
@iainiain
@being_ck
@Kurt_A
@leo_mcmillan
@UGOAWOL
@SAAUSA
@AfricanAgenda
@bioscopetonight
@SANParksKNP
@sahistoryonline
@CapeWestCoast
@Tourism_gov_za
@VosJames

rss


    south africa - Google News

    Facebook

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Responsible-Tourism-Southern-Africa/474624602557778
    https://www.facebook.com/SaTravelTrade
    Responsible Tourism South Africa
    South Africa Parks
    Travel Comments
    Media Club South Africa
    https://www.facebook.com/SustainableTourismPP

    Google+

    South Africa is Awesome

    Periscope

    https://www.periscope.tv/SuperSportTV

    Soundcloud

    https://soundcloud.com/hashtag_radio

    YouTube

    Kurt Ackermann
    SAReferees
    AWOLTours
    South Africa Playlist





    Slideshare
    http://www.slideshare.net/respCPT - http://www.slideshare.net/respCPT/rt-in-cities-2011-conference-feedback
    Martin De Wit
    Heidi van der Watt
    http://www.slideshare.net/dluzmore
    http://www.slideshare.net/CraigKensley
    http://www.slideshare.net/SkyeGrove
    http://www.slideshare.net/MartinHatchuel1/garden-route-environment - The vegetation, mammals. birds, reptiles, and marine environment of the Garden Route (the Southern Cape Coast - from about Witsand in the west to the Tsitsikamma in the east). Includes extensive check-lists, short descriptionsof habits and habitat of many of the species in the lists. Nearly 59,000 words. pdf document, 1.3 mb

    wikipedia

    South_Africa
    Meerkat
    South_African_cuisine
    Lesotho
    Rooibos
    Stellenbosch
    Karoo
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Television_in_South_Africa

    Airlines

    http://ww5.flymango.com - twitter
    http://www.kulula.com
    http://twitter.com/SAAUSA

    Audio (German)

    Gibt es fairen #Tourismus? Ein Versuch im Madikwe-Nationalpark in #Südafrika http://bit.ly/g87PIV
    Fairer #Tourismus in #Südafrika http://bit.ly/i2TppL

    Awards

    Loerie

    Astronomy

    South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO)

    Beads (Folk Art)

    http://www.monkeybiz.co.za - http://www.monkeybiz.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9&Itemid=19

    Birding

    Southern African Birding
    Jack Ass Penguins
    Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds
    Penguins - Science in Africa
    Mapping African penguins

    Baboons

    Mass slaughter of wild Baboons in FSC-certified timber plantations

    Cartoons

    http://www.zapiro.com

    Cities

    SA Cities Network

    Consulting

    BarefootClients - tourism communications consultants

    Crowdfunding

    http://atthecrossroadsmovie.com - https://twitter.com/ATCMovie1
    https://www.thundafund.com/

    Currency

    South Africa's currency is the Rand
    http://coinmill.com/ZAR_calculator.html

    Cycling
    http://www.chainstay.co.za
    https://www.facebook.com/Chainstay
    @ChainStayMTB


    Drinking / Driving
    https://www.drivedry.co.za

    Education

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Smith_(South_African)
    Tourism Research in Economic Environs & Society (TREES)
    http://www.nwu.ac.za/trees-index
    https://www.facebook.com/TREESNWU

    Environment

    http://www.urbansprout.co.za - @urbansprout
    http://www.go2natural.co.za - http://twitter.com/Go2NaturalKZN
    Dyer Island Conservation Trust
    http://www.simplygreen.co.za

    Evolution

    Maropeng top evotourism destination
    Evotourism
    Maropeng

    Fair Trade

    Fairtrade Label South Africa - Facebook
    Fair Trade in Tourism

    Food

    http://www.restaurants.co.za
    http://www.restaurants.co.za/details.asp?resId=3213
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biltong
    http://www.teara.govt.nz/NewZealanders/NewZealandPeoples/SouthAfricans/3/ENZ-Resources/Standard/2/en
    http://www.streetsmartsa.org.za
    Scrumptious South Africa - naartjies (tangerines)
    http://squaringgreencircles.blogspot.com - http://www.iol.co.za/blogs/wendy-knowler-s-consumer-watch-1.1608/cows-free-to-range-in-a-shed-1.1013573
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/bobotie is a national dish consisting of spiced minced meat baked with an egg-based topping.
    https://www.facebook.com/FoodbloggersSA
    http://www.chefprive.co.za
    http://braai.com (September 24)
    http://www.foodroutes.co.za - @foodroutescoza - https://www.facebook.com/foodroutescoza
    http://www.southafrica.net/blog/en/posts/entry/authentic-ethnic-eateries-in-south-africa
    http://experience.usatoday.com/food-and-wine/story/best-of-food-and-wine/food/2014/11/05/south-africa-rainbow-cuisine/18425373
    http://www.fruitandvegcity.co.za

    Foundations

    http://www.shuttleworthfoundation.org - http://www.flickr.com/photos/shuttleworth

    Forums

    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum

    Geography
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_South_Africa

    Government

    http://www.gov.za

    History

    @RareSApics
    South Africa History Online - @sahistoryonline

    Holidays

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_holidays_in_South_Africa
    http://www.info.gov.za/aboutsa/holidays.htm

    Indigenous Peoples

    Bushmen
    Khoikhoi
    Xhosa_people
    Venda_people
    San_people

    Magazines

    Hotel and Restaurant - Facebook - @HR_magazine

    Maps

    Mapping African penguins
    WikiProject South Africa
    South Africa Info
    http://www.touristmaps.co.za
    South Africa - Open Street Map
    http://www.mountainpassessouthafrica.co.za - @MountainPasses - Facebook

    Martin Meredith
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Meredith

    Mining

    Overheard: SA has 6000 abandoned and ownerless mines. Over the last century, mining capitalists have taken the money, repatriated a lot of it, and left society in SA to clean up the mess:

    Movies

    Amandla! - Wikipedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/District_9
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bang_Bang_Club_(film)

    Music

    GOEMARATI features 13 Cape Town tracks, from reggae and rap, to jazz and soul, to poetry and folk. It features some legends, it features some legends-to-be. It is an eclectic, and electric, collection of Cape Town anthems.

    Anthem


    Nelson Mandela

    Nelson Mandela

    News

    http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&q=south+africa
    http://www.news24.com/
    http://mg.co.za/
    http://www.timeslive.co.za/
    http://www.sabcnews.co.za/portal/site/SABCNews
    Eyewitness News - Facebook

    News Submit

    http://www.tourismupdate.co.za/SendUsNews.aspx

    Responsible Tourism in SANParks

    Parks and Protected Areas

    southafricawild

    Provinces
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_South_Africa

    Pubs

    http://www.southafrica.net/blog/en/posts/entry/south-africas-oldest-pubs-and-bars-watering-holes-with-a-history

    Radio

    http://www.southafrica.info/abroad/streamingradio.htm
    http://radiotoday.podomatic.com
    http://ujfm.co.za
    http://www.yfm.co.za - http://www.yfm.co.za/basils-quote
    http://www.bayfm.co.za
    http://www.jacarandafm.com - https://twitter.com/jacarandafm

    Rentals

    http://www.privateproperty.co.za/property-rentals.htm

    Saffa

    http://saffastuff.com
    http://ctpe.saffastuff.com
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/SaffaStuff/105195426206416

    Science

    The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organisations in Africa. It undertakes directed research and development for socio-economic growth.
    @CSIR
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J.L.B._Smith
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coelacanth
    https://www.facebook.com/notes/martin-hatchuel/the-coelacanth-old-four-legs/10150503287601905

    Sports

    Keo.co.za - SA Rugby Magazine on Facebook
    Rugby Union in South Africa - Wikipedia
    South Africa Rugby Referees - Test Yourself - YouTube
    http://www.ecr.co.za/kagiso/content/en/east-coast-radio/east-coast-radio-sports
    http://saffastuff.com - http://www.facebook.com/pages/CrouchTouchPauseEngage/105161962877051 - http://www.facebook.com/pages/SaffaStuff/105195426206416 - http://www.youtube.com/user/SaffaStuff
    http://www.rugby15.co - https://twitter.com/RugbyFifteen
    http://www.sarugby.co.za - https://twitter.com/bokrugby
    http://springbokmagazine.com
    https://www.facebook.com/SouthernKingsSA




    http://sarugby.net/fixtures.aspx?categoryid=sarugby/springboks&leagueid=1&fullview=true

    Stats

    The South African population has passed the 50 million mark.
    http://www.statssa.gov.za

    Surfing

    Wavescape - Facebook

    Tickets

    http://www.computicket.com

    Trees

    http://www.dwaf.gov.za/events/ArborWeek/default.asp
    http://www2.dwaf.gov.za/webapp/EventsArborWeek.aspx

    Elsewhere

    ECOCLUB Interviews Angus Begg
    Colour therapy - CNN Traveller
    Travelcomments: Backpacking in South Africa
    Department of the Environment
    South Africa Net
    South Africa Info
    Safari Now
    Trail Info
    EarthYEAR - Mail and Guardian
    Who's Who of Southern Africa
    http://sacsis.org.za
    South Africa Good News

    Tourism and Travel

    http://www.tourismupdate.co.za - http://www.tourismupdate.co.za/SendUsNews.aspx - http://www.tourismupdate.co.za/ViewIssues.aspx
    Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA)
    http://coastingafrica.com (Coast to Coast)
    http://www.destinate.co.za
    https://twitter.com/Destinate_co
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Destinate/581573435240203
    http://www.tbcsa.travel - @TBCZA
    http://saspecialist.southafrica.net/za/en
    @SouthAfrica

    Tourism Research
    http://www.southafrica.net/research/en/landing/research-home



    Weather

    South Africa is famous for its sunshine. It's a relatively dry country, with an average annual rainfall of about 464mm (compared to a world average of about 860mm).

    South African Weather Service
    http://www.southafrica.info/travel/advice/climate.htm

    Whales

    The southern right whales hang around off the coasts from about mid-June to the end of October.
    http://www.whaleroute.com/areas/southafrica/index.htm

    Wildlife Rehabilitation

    Radical Raptors - Facebook

    Wildlife Tours
    http://www.wilderness-safaris.com/

    Wine

    http://www.wineland.co.za
    http://www.wine.co.za
    http://www.wynboer.co.za/recentarticles/200702slang.php3
    http://www.greggsplatter.co.za/2011/08/organic-vineyards-vs-conventional-vineyards-photos/

    Klein Constantia
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5SfO6kPHfM
    http://blogs.timeslive.co.za/pendock/2011/05/27/klein-constantia-sold/
    http://twitter.com/KleinConstantia

    Filing

    South Africa Travel Survey Results
    Northern Cape - As real as the peo
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathurst,_Eastern_Cape
    ple who choose to explore it
    Tourism Cape Town
    Colour therapy - CNN Traveller
    South African National Roads Agency
    TGCSA Graded Establishments
    Luzmore Tourism Development - @SocialTourismSA
    Heritage Environmental Management Company
    http://www.menstuff.co.za

    Bathurst

    http://www.bathurst.co.za

    http://edition.cnn.com/2014/05/29/travel/bathurst-south-africa

    Bloemfontein/Mangaung

    Afrikaans for 'city of spring.' The city's Sesotho name is Mangaung, meaning "place of cheetahs"
    http://www.bloemfontein.co.za
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloemfontein
    http://www.bloemfonteintourism.co.za
    Bloemfontein: an insider's guide
    Bloemfontein - Wikipedia
    Mangaung

    Blyde River Canyon

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blyde_River_Canyon

    Cape Town

    capetown

    Darling

    Darling

    Dullstroom

    http://www.dullstroom.info

    Fynbos

    The Fynbos ecoregion of South Africa stretches out in a coastal belt on the Western cape. This region is characterisied by heath- and shrubland and a mediterranean climate. Many of the plants inhabitating this ecoregion are evergreen with needle-life leafs.
    http://maps.grida.no/go/graphic/fynbos-ecoregion-in-south-africa
    http://www.panda.org/about_wwf/where_we_work/ecoregions/fynbos.cfm
    http://www.keo.co.za
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Protea - The King Protea is the National Flower of South Africa. It also is the flagship of the The Protea Atlas Project, run by the South African National Botanical Institute.

    Garden Route

    http://gartour.com
    https://www.facebook.com/gartour
    https://twitter.com/gartour

    Gauteng

    The province of Johannesburg, Tshwane/Pretoria and surrounding area
    http://www.gauteng.net
    http://www.gautengonline.gov.za
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gauteng
    https://twitter.com/tWeatherSA

    Gautrain

    The Gautrain is the first high-speed rail link in South Africa opening in 2010: route map
    http://www.gautrain.co.za
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gautrain
    http://twitter.com/TheGautrain
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/gautrain

    George

    http://www.oubaaihotels.com

    Jonkershoek

    The Panorama Route is one of the Jonkershoek valley’s classic day trails. From the bridge (Witbrug) at the apex of the circular road, where you climb the left side of the valley, to where you descend to the Swartboskloof parking area, you will walk about 17.1 km, climb through 1665 m (maximum elevation is 1267m) and descend through1703 m.
    http://www.jonkershoek.com

    Knysna

    knysna


    Kruger National Park

    http://www.krugerpark.co.za
    http://www.krugerpark.co.za/Maps_of_Kruger_Park-travel/kruger-national-park-main-map.html
    Olifants Wilderness Trail, Kruger National Park
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kruger_national_park
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kruger-National-Park/106062146092509?ref=ts
    http://www.protectedplanet.net/sites/Kruger_National_Park
    Safeguarding the Kruger
    http://www.krugerpark.co.za/Krugerpark_Travel_Guide-travel/explore-kruger-top-10-kruger-park-self-drives.html

    Mapungubwe National Park

    http://www.sanparks.org/parks/mapungubwe

    Mbombela (Nelspruit)

    Mbombela (Nelspruit) is situated in the eastern part of South Africa and is the capital town of the Mpumalanga Province. The city can be seen as the gateway to some of the best eco- and adventure activities in South Africa and with its tropical climate it becomes the preferred tourist destination all year round. Our subtropical fruit like (mangos, avocados, oranges, lemons, litchis and bananas) is a drawing card for visitors and during spring time the blossoms of the orange trees can be smelled for kilometers. For the shopping enthusiast the city offers world class shopping malls and casinos with air conditioning systems and this creates an excellent opportunity for prospective investors and business people to establish their businesses in the area.
    http://www.mbombela.gov.za
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelspruit

    Midlands Meander

    http://www.midlandsmeander.co.za
    http://www.midlandsmeander.co.za/index.php?Explore

    Mossel Bay

    Mossel Bay's rich marine life needs to be protected
    Visitmosselbay.co.za - Facebook
    Mossel Bay Environmental Partnership (MEP)
    Mossel Bay - Wikipedia

    Nelspruit

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelspruit
    (Near Mozambique and Kruger National Park)

    Paternoster

    paternoster

    Plettenberg Bay

    pletttourism.com @Plett_Tourism

    Polokwane

    Polokwane
    Polokwane International Airport

    Port Elizabeth

    http://www.nelsonmandelabay.gov.za
    http://www.nmbt.co.za - @NMandelaBay
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Elizabeth
    http://www.calabashtrust.co.za
    http://www.nmbt.co.za
    http://www.nmbstadium.com - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela_Bay_Stadium
    http://www.bayfm.co.za
    http://www.superxv.com/southernkings - http://www.youtube.com/user/SouthernKingsSA

    Pretoria

    The Transvaal Museum is a natural history museum. Exhibits include hominid fossils from the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.
    The Tourism Empowerment Council of South Africa (TECSA) has relocated to the National Department of Tourism (NDT) in Pretoria.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loftus_Versfeld
    http://www.thebulls.co.za
    http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=269
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterkloof

    Prince Albert

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Albert,_Western_Cape
    http://www.sa-venues.com/things-to-do/westerncape/prince-albert-farmers-market

    Robertson
    Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve

    Sandton City

    sandton city
    nelson-mandela-square

    Simonsberg

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simonsberg
    http://www.wineroute.co.za/greatersimonsberg.aspx

    Slanghoek Peak

    Slanghoek Peak via Witte River

    Smithfield

    http://www.tradingplaces2night.co.za

    Stellenbosch

    50 kilometers (30 miles) east of Cape Town
    http://www.stellenbosch.org.za
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellenbosch
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellenbosch_University
    http://www.sun.ac.za

    Stormsvlei

    http://www.stormsvleifarmstall-restaurant.co.za/

    Swellendam

    The Greater Swellendam Area is situated in the north east of the Overberg and includes the towns of Barrydale, Buffeljachts, Infanta, Malagas, Stormsvlei, Suurbraak and Swellendam.
    http://www.swellendamtourism.co.za
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swellendam
    https://www.facebook.com/SwellendamTourism
    @swellendam1

    Umtentweni

    http://www.wheretostay.co.za/information/kzn/sc/umtentweni
    https://maps.google.com.mx

    Vortrekker Monument

    http://www.vtm.org.za
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voortrekker_Monument

    Vryburg

    Vryburg - Routes

    Wellington

    http://twitter.com/wellweather

    Western Cape

    http://www.westerncape.gov.za
    http://www.westerncape.gov.za/eng/your_gov/16293/
    https://twitter.com/alanwinde

    Witbank

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witbank
    http://www.routes.co.za/mp/witbank/index.html

    Early Humans
    http://www.nature.com/news/early-humans-tooled-up-1.11765
    http://iho.asu.edu/people_faculty/Marean

    Golden Rhino
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/the-return-of-the-golden-rhino/article545513
    http://www.southafrica.info/about/history/mapungubwe.htm
    http://www.southafrica.net/za/en/articles/entry/article-southafrica.net-mapungubwe-world-heritage-site

    Praise Singers
    http://articles.latimes.com/1994-06-25/news/mn-8187_1_south-africa

    Cry Freedom: Mandela's Legacy
    http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2013/08/12/3821158.htm
    Four Corners reporter Matthew Carney goes to South Africa to try and understand the forces that threaten to pull the "rainbow nation" apart.

    Nkandla: new hi-res aerial imagery revealed
    http://www.techcentral.co.za/nkandla-hi-res-aerial-imagery-revealed/45198

    freedom day april 27
    http://www.sahistory.org.za/dated-event/freedom-day-celebrated-south-africa
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_Day_(South_Africa)



    Foursquare

    https://foursquare.com/ronmader/list/south-africa



    Misc

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Spion_Kop
    ETC
    SA The Good News
    Have you met Johannesburg?
    6,000 miles

    New travels into the interior parts of Africa : by the way of the Cape of Good Hope, in the years 1783, 84 and 85
    "New travels into the interior parts of Africa" describes an entirely fabricated expedition

    http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/101584



    Boer War

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Boer_War
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/boer_wars_01.shtml
    https://www.awm.gov.au/atwar/boer

    Other Forums

    South Africa - Thorn Tree
    South African Travel

    This Week
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jt6fe1mhTkM

    Insurance Commercial





    Cecil Rhodes

    http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-32131829
    #RhodesMustFall
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecil_Rhodes

    Should Rhodes Fall?


    Universities across South Africa have become the site for heated protests about the legacies of apartheid - and it all began with a statue of Cecil Rhodes.


    Fees Must Fall

    Hashtag: #FeesMustFall
    http://www.foodandthefabulous.com/featured-articles/why-feesmustfall-has-silenced-the-white-travel-industry/
    http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-10-22/echoes-1976-south-african-students-demand-fees-must-fall
    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/fees-must-fall-south-african-students-police-clash-tuition-cost-protests-photo-report-1525389
    http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21677252-anc-faces-perhaps-its-biggest-challenge-yet-boiling-over

    misc

    http://ker-downeyafrica.com/blog/inspiration/joe-pietersen/