Vredefort (South Africa)

Type: City
Name: Vredefort (South Africa)
Country: South Africa
Latitude: -27.01
Longitude: 27.379999
population: 10,649
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

SA's World Heritage sites to be spruced up

Cape Town - Richtersveld, Mapungubwe, uKhlahlamba and the Baviaanskloof in the Cape Floral Region will received new interpretive signage as part of a two-year development plan of South Africa's World Heritage sites.Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom said ... [Published News24 - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Africa's impact is one that even the dinosaurs would have seen coming

An artist’s rendering of an asteroid impacting Earth. Credit: NASA/Don Davis.The crater left by the infamous Chicxulub asteroid responsible for finishing off the dinosaurs about 65 million years ago, was more than 19 kilometers deep and 177 kilometers ... [Published Earth Magazine - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Jun 12 2014 - Updated Jun 12 2014 - 1 reports

Asteroid strikes: Where have all the craters gone?

SOME 66m years ago Earth was hit by a space rock reckoned to have been 10km (six miles) across. The resulting chaos did for the dinosaurs and many other species, opening the way for the age of mammals—and ultimately humans. It also left a big hole in ... [Published The Economist - Science & Technology - Jun 12 2014]

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Themed “Tourism Transforming Lives”, Hanekom reiterated the importance of Tourism Month in celebrating South Africa Heritage and "getting all South Africans exploring the unique, beautiful and diverse country of ours"

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