world heritage sites

 
Transformation taking place in the higher education system
Transformation taking place in the higher education system
The National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) has recently celebrated its first 100 PhD graduates, demonstrating collaborative efforts between historically disadvantaged and advantaged universities, and how funding PhDs within the borders of South Africa brings...
How Ethiopia and Kenya have put a world heritage site in danger
How Ethiopia and Kenya have put a world heritage site in danger
Lake Turkana is the world’s largest desert lake. Located in Kenya’s...
India limits visitors to save Taj Mahal
India limits visitors to save Taj Mahal
India is to restrict the number of daily visitors to the Taj Mahal in an attempt to preserve the iconic 17th-century monument to love, its biggest...
Climate change imperils one in four natural heritage sites, according to report
Climate change imperils one in four natural heritage sites, according to report
Climate change imperils one in four natural World Heritage sites, including coral reefs, glaciers, and wetlands — nearly double the number...
Mount Fuji named world heritage site
Mount Fuji named world heritage site
Fujisan, the highest mountain in Japan at 3 776m, is one of the country's most recognisable sights. The snow-capped peak "has...
Mapungubwe listing under threat
Mapungubwe listing under threat
Mapungubwe National Park's listing as a World Heritage Site hangs in the balance after the department of environmental affairs gave the go-ahead...
World heritage panel weighs forests against mountains
World heritage panel weighs forests against mountains
Ancient German beech forests, rock carvings in Mongolia, Buddhist sites in Japan and the architectural works of the modernist genius Le Corbusier...
French cuisine named a 'world intangible heritage'
French cuisine named a 'world intangible heritage'
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) on Tuesday declared French cuisine a "world intangible heritage,"...
Six new heritage site to global list
Six new heritage site to global list
A historic road and prehistoric caves in Mexico were added on Sunday to the prestigious list of World Heritage sites, along with "spectacular" red...
Coal mine threat to world heritage site
Coal mine threat to world heritage site
Prized world heritage site Mapungubwe, where the famous gold rhino statuette was unearthed, could soon have the scar of an open-cast coal mine on...
Ray of hope for Algeria's crumbling Casbah?
Ray of hope for Algeria's crumbling Casbah?
From cutlass and canon to earthquake and flood, powerful forces have long done damage to the Algiers Casbah, fabled bastion of Barbary pirates who...
Cambodian temple named as world heritage site
Cambodian temple named as world heritage site
Cambodia's prime minister on Tuesday hailed the designation of an 11th-century Hindu temple as a world heritage landmark despite objections from...

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