Politics & Society

The Fossil Hominid Sites of Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Kromdraai, and Environs The Sterkfontein Valley landscape is in both western Gauteng... read more
March 20, 1602 marked the beginning of the inexorable end for many a state in the then known world. On that day, four hundred years ago, a... read more
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As Africa was largely unexplored by Europeans for many centuries the maps that were created were by and large grossly inaccurate. They are... read more
South Africa has early human fossils at Sterkfontein and other sites. The first modern inhabitants of the country were the hunter-gatherer... read more
The Pretoria region was initially occupied by the southern Ndebele people, led by Chief Musi. They inhabited this area about 300 to 400... read more
On 24 December 1651, accompanied by his wife and son, Jan van Riebeeck set off from Texel in The Netherlands for the Cape of Good Hope. Van... read more
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Land is a very important commodity. It is used for farming, which provides food, providing living space and can also be seen as a sign of... read more
Vasco da Gama carried out 2 expeditions between 1497 and 1502. This feature focuses on the first, as it was during this expedition that... read more