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  • Johannesburg rattled by Klerksdorp and Botswana earthquakes

    Update, 9.34pm SAST: How mighty was that Botswana quake? It seems that even those along Durban's northern and southern coastlines felt tremors tonight. Durban is over 1100km away from the earthquake's approximate epicentre. Felt it in North Beach, Durban #tremor https://t.co/h7sT9UtNeo — Vibhav Ramcharan (@VibhavRamcharan) April 3, 2017 Everybody in Durban South Beach are standing at the streets bacause of the #tremor that happened few minutes ago 😔😔😭 — Bongekile Ntinganti (@ItsMe_Bongie) April 3, 2017 1. #Tremor Short break in Durban but too afraid to sleep now. Can still feel that hectic tremor. We grabbed cellphones and hit fire escape. — DeviSankareeGovender (@Devi_HQ) April 3, 2017 Original...

  • Cyclone Dineo aftermath: cleanup begins in Mozambique, Zimbabwe

    Cyclone Dineo is no longer a threat to South Africa after the storm dissipated over Namibia this weekend. That doesn't mean it didn't have devastating effects for those in Mozambique, Botswana or Zimbabwe. A number of Twitter users this weekend took to the social network to publish images of the aftermath of Dineo, as the storm swept through their neighbourhoods. In total, at least seven people died as the result of the storm, with over 100 000 people affected in Mozambique alone. At least 20 houses have been damaged in South Africa. But numbers alone can't reflect the true damage of...

  • A United Kingdom movie review: soft lighting, softer convictions

    There is no denying that extreme right movements are rising in popularity. Lines have been drawn in the sand and global bipartisanship is the order of the day. Amma Asante’s A United Kingdom finds a voice in this time, reflecting the politics of today against our history -- reminding and warning us of where we come from. The film tells the story of the interracial marriage between Sir Seretse Khama (a charming David Oyelowo) and his English wife Ruth (Rosamund Pike). Their love was forbidden, both by the British and by Khama’s uncle. Khama was to become a king in...

  • Preserving Botswana’s history via apps? It’s happening

    A new initiative aims to preserve Botswana's history in a series of mobile apps. The Heritage Series of apps, by Botswana's own Intellegere Media, delivers an app for each major tribe in the country, telling their story and charting their history. Itumeleng Garebatshabe, Intellegere Holdings founder and CEO, explains in a statement that acquiring digital information is a cornerstone of the project: The idea began in 2012 when we launched the Project 120 which was aimed at creating mobile applications which were fully focused on Botswana. The idea was to preserve our culture through mobile apps, first; for the future generations to know their history...

  • Tour the Okavango Delta with Google Street View

    Anyone who's a fan of nature documentaries knows that Botswana's Okavango Delta is one of the world's most unique wildlife regions. Now you can visit from the comfort of your own home. Google today announced that Street View images of the Okavango, Chobe game reserve and Makgadikgadi are now live. Following the launch of Street View in South Africa just before the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Botswana will become only the second African country to be on Street View. That means you can take an online safari around some of Botswana’s most unique places, by exploring salt pans like...