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Mapungubwe

Unesco to visit Mapungubwe

Unesco to visit Mapungubwe

Nov 16, 2010 2:54 PM | By Sapa Representatives from Unesco will visit the Mapungubwe National Heritage site to assess the impact of mining in the area, the Save Mapungubwe coalition group says. “A team of experts from [the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation] arrives at Mapungubwe this week to assess the impact […]

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Mapungubwe

UNESCO will investigate coal mine plans in heritage site in SA

UNESCO will investigate coal mine plans in heritage site in SA

An Australian-owned mining company could cause permanent and devastating damage to an ancient heritage site in South Africa, according to UNESCO and local conservation groups. The South African government’s Department of Mineral Resources granted Coal of Africa (CoAL) permission to build the mine near Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape in the north of South Africa. The park […]

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Robben Island

Mandela prison museum gets poor marks in audit

Mandela prison museum gets poor marks in audit

CAPE TOWN — The financial books of Robben Island Museum, which oversees the world heritage site where Nelson Mandela was jailed under apartheid, have received a red card from South Africa’s auditor general. In an annual report given to parliament on Monday, the auditor general failed to give the museum’s books a clean bill of […]

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Robben Island, South Africa

Men Defend Historic Mandela Site ... From Rabbits

Men Defend Historic Mandela Site … From Rabbits

Chris Wilke, left, and Bryan Biggs hunting on Robben Island, which is overrun by rabbits. By BARRY BEARAK ROBBEN ISLAND, South Africa — This dollop of land, just 1 mile wide and 2 miles long, is where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison. Now venerated as a World Heritage Site, it […]

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iSimangaliso

Miracles and wonder

Miracles and wonder

By Geoff Dalglish A World Heritage paradise in northern KZN is offering visitors the healing balm of an intense back-to-nature experience, writes Geoff Dalglish It’s called iSimangaliso, which means “miracle and wonder”, the new name for SA’s first World Heritage Site. Extending 220km up the coast to Mozambique and covering 332000ha, the former Greater St […]

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South Africa

The best bush in the business

The best bush in the business

By Chirs Moerdyk It is not the biggest jewel in the crown of South Africa’s awesome national parks, but it is certainly the most exotic and unique. It is called Mapungubwe and a visit there is not just about animals and bush but going back about a thousand years when a sacred mountain was inhabited […]

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