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Taung Child Skull
2014-08-27 03:05:10

Kristian Carlson, University of the Witwatersrand The Taung Child, South Africa’s premier hominin discovered 90 years ago by Wits University Professor Raymond Dart, never ceases to transform and evolve the search for our collective origins. By subjecting the skull of the first australopith discovered to the latest technologies in the Wits University Microfocus X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) facility, researchers are now casting doubt on theories that Australopithecus africanus shows...

Earlier Stone Age Artifacts Discovered In Northern Cape Of South Africa
2014-07-28 03:31:41

University of Toronto Excavations at an archaeological site at Kathu in the Northern Cape province of South Africa have produced tens of thousands of Earlier Stone Age artifacts, including hand axes and other tools. These discoveries were made by archaeologists from the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa and the University of Toronto (U of T), in collaboration with the McGregor Museum in Kimberley, South Africa. The archaeologists’ research on the Kathu Townlands site, one...

2014-05-30 08:22:02

JOHANNESBURG, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Atlatsa Resources Corporation ("Atlatsa" or the "Company") (TSX; NYSE MKT; JSE: ATL) announces that further to Atlatsa's audited consolidated financial statements, Management Discussion and Analysis of financial condition and results of the operations and the Annual Report on Form 20-F, for the year ended December 31, 2013 (the "Annual Report"), published and filed on March 31, 2014, shareholders are advised that the Company's Annual...

2014-05-28 08:22:33

DAKAR, Senegal and STOCKHOLM, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- eThekwini Water & Sanitation, a part of Durban Municipality in South Africa, is named the 2014 winner of the Stockholm Industry Water Award, for its transformative and inclusive approach to providing water and sanitation services. "This recognition reflects the work of our whole team over the past 22 years and is a tremendous honour for all of us here in Durban," says Neil Macleod, head of eThekwini Water...

2014-03-04 12:20:10

CHICAGO, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) today announced that its JBT AeroTech business has been awarded a contract valued in excess of $5 million for the supply of gate equipment to O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. The contract with Airports Company South Africa includes the supply of Jetway® passenger boarding bridges as part of the airport's ongoing terminal infrastructure updates. "We believe the awarding of this...

Quasar Radiation Influences Galaxy Growth
2013-07-25 05:58:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astrophysicists writing in The Astrophysical Journal have shed some new light on the universe's brightest objects - quasars. The team from Dartmouth University published details about discoveries based on 10 quasar observations. They wrote about the power of quasar radiation, which can reach out for many thousands of light years to the limits of the quasar's galaxy. Astrophysicists Ryan Hickox and Kevin Hainline and colleagues used...


Latest Geography of South Africa Reference Libraries

Leucadendron argenteum
2014-10-13 13:16:46

Leucadendron argenteum is an evergreen tree species. The species may also be referred to as the Silver tree or the Silver leaf tree. L. argenteum belongs to the Proteaceae family. Its only naturally occurring growth can be found in South Africa, specifically in the Cape Peninsula in Cape Town. The species is currently endangered and is protected in South Africa. The L. argenteum species grows upright and typically grows between 16 and 22 feet tall. The tree has been known to reach even 52...

Wood's Cycad, Encephalartos woodii
2014-01-31 08:38:27

Encephalartos woodii is a palm-like cycad plant species. The species is commonly known as Wood's cycad. This particular species is one of the rarest in the world. It is fully extinct in the wild. Any plants of this species growing today are only clones. E. woodii can grow up to heights of 20 feet tall. Its trunk measures from 12 to 20 inches in diameter. It thickens at the bottom and is topped by a cap of 50 to 150 dark green glossy leaves. The leaves are about 60 to 100 inches long with...

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Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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