Spring flowers

It’s been a cold and wet winter in Cape Town, but we’ve already started planning for the spring flowers. After winter rains comes sunshine, turning the veld from semi-arid, almost dull brown, to a carpet of colour dazzling the eyes until the horizon. Botanists and other plant enthusiasts will venture far into the northern cape…

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Nelson Mandela statues and memorials

There are many statues and monuments, throughout the world, honouring Nelson Mandela. Here are five South African Nelson Mandela memorials. VOTING LINE, PORT ELIZABETH A series of metal figures representing all the communities who share South Africa and who voted peacefully on 27 April 1994, South Africa’s first free democratic elections, are the subject of…

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