Burgers pass in the Koo Valley
The Koo Valley is one of the best kept secrets in South Africa. As you head out from Montagu towards the North-west past the Hot Springs, you will drive through a delightful valley where peaches, pears, olives, grapes, apricots and all typse sof fruit is grown. The houses are built in typical Cape Dutch and Cape cottage style. This panorama was taken from Burgers pass and looks out on the valley from the North-West. Enjoy the view!
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The earliest fossil of the homo sapiens family (human beings) was found in Ethiopia, dating back more than 200,000 years. Compared to this length of time, even the "ancient Sumerians" from 6000 B.C. are drooling toddlers.
Let's mention a few African heroes you may have heard of, for inspiration in the face of the continued economic inequality and violence which plague Africa today: Nelson Mandela, first democratically elected President of South Africa, who fought against apartheid and served 27 years in prison while advocating freedom and peace. Haile Salassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, who resisted Mussolini and the fascist Italian invasion of WWII, and who is worshipped as an incarnation of God by the Rastafari movement. Kwame Nkrumah, first Prime Minister of Ghana, advocate of uniting Africa in Pan-Africanism. Fela Kuti, inventor of Afrobeat music, who declared his home to be an independent state, ran for president of Nigeria, and to whose funeral ONE MILLION PEOPLE came to pay their respects.
In June 2001 the African Union was formed, consisting of 53 African States organized, like in the EU, around common economic and political development.
Text by Steve Smith.