science

Megatong Nursery: Beekeeping

Itumeleng Pooe of Megatong Nursery is contributing his vast knowledge on beekeeping that will be made available to the community through the newly founded Green Business College. This piece is a continuation from an earlier feature from Megatong; he expands from where he last left off plus people can now…

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Pan African Metallurgy (PAM Part 2)

Indigenous metallurgists made metal objects through the forging of cold and hot lumps of metal into shapes – a process known as smithing. In another process metallurgists’ poured molten metal into pre-made shaped moulds, or patterns, to make objects. Gold, copper, bronze and tin were shaped into ingots, beads and…

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Pan African Mining (PAM Part 1)

Green Gold Ore in Rock Modern mines and mining processing industries, in the majority, are located in the same or similar places to where pre-colonial ones used to be. The modern copper mines in Phalaborwa and Musina in South Africa, the copperbelt of Zambia, the Ashante goldfields of Ghana, and…

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The Lost Wisdom of Our People

Inzalo y’langa at Mpumalanga, South Africa Come springtime, its harvest time. Plants blossom, people celebrate and embrace the sun after a very cold season. At my home we prepare traditional beer, we slaughter a goat or a sheep and we have our own traditional ritual at the river. We pray,…

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