n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - A visit to Tswaing

Volume 64, Issue 11_12
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



Extracted from text ... 207 december 2005 the astronomical traveller For all the technology we have mustered, and all the power it commands, there are places on this Earth that present a doleful reminder that Nature's forces pales our handiwork into insignificance. This is part of the sheer allure that presents itself, at a lesser-known locale, barely 40km north of the capital city of Tshwane (Pretoria). The Tswana people have given it the name "Place of Salt" - or in their language, "Tswaing". This is the place, where two hundred thousand years ago, you would have found yourself squeezing every last drop out ..

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