Monthly Archives: April 2010

Getting Out: Hiking in Jozi

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 Nature Reserve.   The Long Walk, now in its third year, [...]

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Handel’s Messiah at the Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton

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 created his usual magic conducting the  Johannesburg Festival Orchestra [...]

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Malema, machetes and peaceful co-existence

The events of the last few weeks in South Africa have spread like a cyber virus through the world’s press. The ill-considered words and immature leadership style of Baby Ju-Ju Malema, the ANC Youth leader, (whom the political cartoonist Zapiro always identifies by a dummy stuck firmly in his mouth), hit the international headlines when [...]

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Wits Scientists reveal new species of hominids

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 Johannesburg, South Africa.   “Sediba, [...]

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