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COVID-19 SOUTH AFRICA AND THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

In an address to the nation on Thursday night (9 April), president Cyril Ramaphosa said while it is still too early to gauge the real effect of the lockdown on the spread of the coronavirus in South Africa, initial data shows that it is definitely having an impact.  President Ramaphosa first declared the coronavirus pandemic a national disaster on 15 March, and announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown a few days later on 23 March.  South Africa’s lockdown has since been extended by another two extra weeks until (at least) the end of April.

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Kruger Day – 10 October

The Kruger National Park was first established by the then President of the Transvaal, Paul Kruger, in 1898 and his name has become synonymous with the South African wildlife experience.

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Heritage Day - 24 September

Heritage Day is a day where South Africans celebrate the cultures and the diversity of their beliefs and traditions and where we show respect and have pride in the different cultures and this makes up the population of South Africa. 

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The African Elephant

The African elephant is a genus comprising two living elephant species, the African bush elephant and the smaller African forest elephant. Both are herbivores and live in groups. They have grey skin and differ in the size of their ears and tusks, and in the shape and size of their skulls. 

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National Women's Day - 9 August

On 9 August 1956, 20,000 women staged a march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against proposed amendments to the act. They left petitions containing more than 100,000 signatures at prime minister J.G. Strijdom's office door. They stood silently outside his door for 30 minutes.

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