BoE building at the Waterfront
View of the BoE building, at the V&A Waterfront, in Cape Town, South Africa. The red clocktower can also be seen, as well as Signal Hill, Table Mountain and the Alfred Hotel.
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa. Across from the Clock Tower, at the back d...
View of the Marina, situated at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa.
Construction of the World's Largest Frying Pan, used to break the Guinness World Record for the large...
Restaurants at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa. This tourist hub is the most visite...
Crafted by renowned South African sculptor, Danie de Jager, Oscar the seal proudly welcomes guests to...
With views of Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront and Robben Island - the balcony will be one of y...
Welcome to Africa, AKA the motherland! Check out African Internet Radio while you're scoping the panoramas.
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.