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SA’s 8 spectacular World Heritage Sites

South Africa is home to eight of the world’s official heritage sites, as determined by Unesco’s World Heritage Committee. This includes four cultural, three natural and one mixed (cultural and natural) heritage sites.

The 6th mass extinction is under way

Earth has supported life for 3.5 billion years, but natural disasters have triggered at least five mass extinctions in the past 500 million years, each of which wiped out between 50 and 90 percent of all species on the planet.