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Blyde River Canyon

Blyde River Canyon in Mpumalanga, South Africa. It is a 26 km long, 2500 deep canyon covered with vegetation, making it the largest green canyon in the world.

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela- born in Transkei, South Africa on July 18, 1918. Mandela himself was educated at University College of Fort Hare & the University of Witwatersrand & qualified in law in 1942. He joined the African Nat'l Congress in 1944 & was engaged in resistance against the ruling National Party's apartheid policies after 1948. He consistently refused to compromise his political position to obtain his freedom. Feb 11, 1990: Nelson Mandela released from prison

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The last of the few...New book captures the last Spitfires in stunning air to air action. Soaring into the skies above the green and pleasant land they so spectacularly fought to defend 76 years ago, they are the last of the few airworthy Spitfires left.

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from BBC News

Isandlwana: The defeat that stunned Victorian Britain

Isandlwana 1879: The defeat that stunned Victorian Britain in which a force of 20,000 Zulus annihilated a British contingent of 1,800 men - became a symbol to black South Africans that white domination was not inevitable.

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from WIRED UK

Avaaz counters accusations of clicktivism and takes on the lion bone trade

Nearly 700,000 of us are calling on President Zuma to stop the lion slaughter in South Africa: www.avaaz.org/lions And we're increasing the pressure now by placing this hard-hitting ad in Johannesburg Airport’s International Arrival Hall and South African Airways’ inflight magazine. Let's amplify our call on the South African government to ban the trade of lion bones for fake Asian ‘medicines’. Share this ad now and sign the petition here: www.avaaz.org/lions

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Mining Specialist SP Angel talk about the step forward for Wolf Minerals and others; - http://www.directorstalk.com/mining-specialist-sp-angel-talk-about-the-step-forward-for-wolf-minerals-and-others/

from Mail Online

Surf's up! Pod of 40 bottlenose dolphins ride 8ft-high waves along South African coast

Acrobatic: Despite facing waves as big as eight feet, some of the more energetic marine mammals were seen leaping six feet out of the sea

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