Botswana will no longer accept emergency travel documents for routine visits to the country, the South African home affairs department said on Thursday 11 April 2013.
You are invited to participate in the 2013 ASAPA conference to be hosted by the Archaeology Unit, University of Botswana, Gabarone, from 3 to 7 July 2013. For more information, please download this PDF.
Asapa 2013 Conference
From the outset of the 21st century, cultural and natural heritage resources worldwide have been under increasing threat from a variety of pressures that operate at a number of levels - globalisation, tourism, population growth, and national and regional development initiatives. The responses to these threats have varied internationally and within nations.
ASAPA, the Association of Southern African Professional Archaeologists, is currently one of a number of public interest and environmental organisations appealing the awarding of new order mining rights and the approval of the environmental management plan for the Vele colliery, an open cast and underground mine situated seven kilometres from the eastern border of the Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site.
The proposed development
The Wewe Driefontein Mixed Use Development, proposed near Sibudu, is planned to provide approximately 3450 housing opportunities ( of mixed typology and income ), 58 ha light and service industrial area, 90 ha of general industrial area, 18ha mixed use area, 37ha of agriculture and smallholdings, 7ha light commercial, 5.7ha general commercial / shopping centre, fuel stations, 2.3ha educational / community facilities, rehabilitation of conservation areas, private open space systems, and associated services and servitudes for bulk electricity, waste water treatment ( subject to confirmation from authorities ), upgrading of external bulk services and infrastructure and internal link services and infrastructure.