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Main entrance of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg
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Main entrance of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg

Foreign students welcome in South Africa,...

Question: hi! I am Susie Haro from California USA and I was wondering if there is any possibility that I could transfer to any university in Africa? My major is psychology but I plan to change it because I want to be a doctor! I go to a community college right now I'm a freshman barely!

Answer: Hi Susie, I can actually only speak for my country South Africa, where students abroad are welcomed with open arms, offering a large variety of options and choices.....
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Group of young South African students
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Group of young South African students

St Lucia, Thonga beach and the iSimangaliso Wetland National Park,...

Question: Good morning, I am Serge Semolic from the USA. I have been searching for addresses of restaurants around "Saint Lucia" and "Thonga beach", especially crayfish and seafood restaurants.

Answer: Hi Serge, These are not easy to find in a remote nature reserve in South Africa. St Lucia and Thonga Beach Lodge are both situated in the fairly remote iSimangaliso Wetland Park nature reserve in the north of KwaZulu-Natal province, one of the Unesco heritage sites in South Africa.....
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There are plenty of Hippos in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park
There are plenty of Hippos in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Piri Piri sauce, Piri Piri chicken and Piri Piri prawns,...

Question: Good after afternoon I am John Cuggi from Australia. My brother, my wife and I are opening fast food shop in China and would like to know if you can help me please with making the best piri piri sauce for our barbecued chicken. I have searched many sites and am unable to find any good recipe I believe piri piri sauce is much used in dishes in your country. I hope you can assist me it would be very much appreciated and look forward to hearing from you. Kindest regards John Cuggi.

Answer: Hello John, You are right, it is not easy to find your way around the huge number en variety of recipes for a Piri Piri sauce. It is not so much a matter of finding the best one, as finding the one that suits your taste and palate. Knowing the ingredient mixture that you are looking for and the type of Chili pepper used, will take you a long way in your quest.
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Piri-Piri Mozambique prawns
Piri-Piri Mozambique prawns

The San bushmen and the sea,...

Question: Hi I am Michael from Denver, USA. Can you tell me where I can find info on the San people? In particular were any of the tribe from the Cape Agulhas area seafarers?

Answer: Hello Michael, historic evidence points to the San people as being one of the first groups of humans to inhabit South Africa. After the arrival of other African tribes and the Europeans, the San people, who once lived along the coast and fished the coastal waters, retreated north. The Kalahari desert is now home to many of the few remaining San, also known as the Bushmen. With all my research I never came across any evidence indicating that the San bushmen were also seafarers.....
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Museum scene depicting how the San people used to live in ancient times
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Museum scene depicting how the San people used to live in ancient times

Touring the Anglo Boer War battlefields in South Africa,...

Question: "Hi Henk, my name is Vicki Kinross from Newcastle UK. I am interested in visiting Boer War battlefields, possibly combined with a safari in early 2010. I would appreciate any information that you can give me.."

Answer: Hi Vicki, you will find touring the Anglo Boer War Battlefields in South Africa an awe-inspiring trip. Finding yourself in the middle of battle grounds that saw bloody and ferocious combat between Brit and Boer, Brit and Zulu and Boer and Zulu, is an extraordinary experience.
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Battle between Brit and Boer at Elandslaagte on 21 October 1899
from a drawing by Richard Caton Woodville
Battle between Brit and Boer at Elandslaagteon 21 October 1899

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