Ubhongabhonga isihlahla esitholakala ehlathini. Siyazimilela, emakhaya bayasitheza benzela ukubasa mabepheka noma begodola. Sinephunga uma ungena ehlathini, kodwa uma sesomile asinuki. Futhi siyancinza uma sikuthinte emzimbeni usale unamaqhubu alumayo. Lesihlahla siyasiza uma ekhaya kuhlupha imvukuzane, ususa umhlabathi lapho ivukuze bese ugoqa ikhasi labhongabhonga ulifake emgodini – iyabaleka. Noma ihlupha ensimini idla ukudla okutshaliwe njengamazambane, izaqathi, ubhatata, konke … Read more

Durban Botanic Gardens

The Durban Botanic Gardens (DBG) traces its origins to colonial times, when it was founded in 1849 for the introduction and trial of potentially useful commercial crops. At the entrance to the Durban Botanic GardensThe gardens later developed collections of sub-tropical trees, palms and orchids. The Durban Botanic Gardens remains a classic botanic garden, reflecting … Read more

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About Ulwazi The Ulwazi Programme is the first digital library in South Africa aimed at collecting and sharing indigenous knowledge and local history and culture. The programme is a project of eThekwini Municipality Libraries and Heritage Department which is managed by AdNotes Digital and aims to address the needs of the previously under-represented majority by … Read more

COP 17 Events in Durban

Durban hosts COP17 for the next two weeks and the city is full of delegates attending the conference. A number of free events are also being run concurrently. Most of the action will be concentrated along the Beachfront, from Ushaka Marine World to the uMngeni Green Hub near Blue Lagoon. Please refer to the attached docuemnt … Read more

NSM’s Inaugural Magqubu Ntombela-Ian Player Lecture

The purpose of this annual lecture is to provide a forum for prominent and distinguished speakers who are leaders in the field of biodiversity conservation science and social science to address the general public on the subject of the environment, culture and social cohesion. It honours Magqubu Ntombela and Dr Ian Player – the profound relationship of these two men from different cultures played a significant role in the conservation of South Africa’s biodiversity, initiating amongst others the internationally famous capture and translocation of the white rhino thereby effectively bring this species back from the brink of extinction. This remains one of the most celebrated contributions to conservation in Africa.

This lecture captures the interdependence of man, the landscape and the wild life; and suggests that the healing powers of the wilderness have the power to transform a nation.

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