Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Greenhouse - South Africa
The garden is one of eight National Botanical Gardens covering five of South Africa's six different biomes. What makes the Gardens so famous worldwide is that (with minor exceptions) only indigenous plants are cultivated.
The garden includes this large, indoor greenhouse exhibiting plants from a number of different regions, including savanna, fynbos, karoo and others.
Middle level of the gardens
In the shade of a tree near the bottom of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Cape Town - South ...
At the top of Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden
Taken from the top of a monument at the University of Cape Town, this panorama gives a great view of ...
Subway graffiti in the southern suburbs of Cape Town.
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The magnificent Table Mountain stands 1067 meters above sea level, offering amazing views of the surr...
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.