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The Kalahari Desert is a large semi-arid sandy savanna in Southern Africa extending for, covering much of Botswana, parts of Namibia and regions of South Africa. [1]

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A Far Off Place

A Far Off Place is a 1993 American adventure drama film based on Laurens van der Post's works A Far-Off Place (1974) and its prequel A Story Like the Wind (1972).

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Acacia, commonly known as the wattles or acacias, is a large genus of shrubs and trees in the subfamily Mimosoideae of the pea family Fabaceae.

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Africa (TV series)

Africa is a 2013 British television series created by the BBC Natural History Unit.

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African leopard

The African leopard (Panthera pardus pardus) is the leopard nominate subspecies native to many countries in Africa.

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Angola, officially the Republic of Angola (República de Angola; Kikongo, Kimbundu and Repubilika ya Ngola), is a country in Southern Africa.

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Animals Are Beautiful People

Animals Are Beautiful People (also called Beautiful People) is a 1974 nature documentary about the wildlife in Southern Africa.

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An antelope is a member of a number of even-toed ungulate species indigenous to various regions in Africa and Eurasia.

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An anticyclone (that is, opposite to a cyclone) is a weather phenomenon defined by the United States National Weather Service's glossary as "a large-scale circulation of winds around a central region of high atmospheric pressure, clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere".

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Aristida is a very nearly cosmopolitan genus of plants in the grass family.

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Baikiaea plurijuga

Baikiaea plurijuga, known as African teak, Mukusi, Rhodesian teak, Zambian teak or Zambesi redwood, is a species of Afrotropical tree from the legume family, the Fabaceae from southern Africa.

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Bantu languages

The Bantu languages (English:, Proto-Bantu: */baⁿtʊ̀/) technically the Narrow Bantu languages, as opposed to "Wide Bantu", a loosely defined categorization which includes other "Bantoid" languages are a large family of languages spoken by the Bantu peoples throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Boscia albitrunca

Boscia albitrunca, commonly known as the shepherd tree or shepherd's tree (Witgat, Mohlôpi, Motlôpi, Muvhombwe, Umgqomogqomo, Umvithi), is a protected tree in South Africa.

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Botswana, officially the Republic of Botswana (Lefatshe la Botswana), is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa.

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Brandberg Mountain

The Brandberg (Damara: Dâures; Omukuruvaro) is Namibia's highest mountain.

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Brown hyena

The brown hyena (Hyaena brunnea, formerly Parahyaena brunnea), also called strandwolf, is a species of hyena found in Namibia, Botswana, western and southern Zimbabwe, southern Mozambique and South Africa.

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Cape porcupine

The Cape porcupine or South African porcupine, (Hystrix africaeaustralis), is a species of Old World porcupine native to central and southern Africa.

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Cape wild dog

The Cape wild dog (Lycaon pictus pictus), also known as South African wild dog or Cape hunting dog, is the nominate subspecies of African wild dog native to Southern Africa.

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Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Central Kalahari Game Reserve is an extensive national park in the Kalahari desert of Botswana.

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Chacma baboon

The chacma baboon (Papio ursinus), also known as the Cape baboon, is, like all other baboons, from the Old World monkey family.

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List |F. jubata Erxleben, 1777 |F. jubatus Schreber, 1775 |Felis guttata Hermann, 1804 |F. venatica Griffith, 1821 |Acinonyx venator Brookes, 1828 |F. fearonii Smith, 1834 |F. megaballa Heuglin, 1868 |C. jubatus Blanford, 1888 |Cynælurus jubata Mivart, 1900 |C. guttatus Hollister, 1911 --> The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is a large cat of the subfamily Felinae that occurs in Southern, North and East Africa, and a few localities in Iran. The species is IUCN Red Listed as vulnerable, as it suffered a substantial decline in its historic range in the 20th century due to habitat loss, poaching, illegal pet trade, and conflict with humans. By 2016, the global cheetah population has been estimated at approximately 7,100 individuals in the wild. Several African countries have taken steps to improve cheetah conservation measures. It is the fastest land animal. The only extant member of the genus Acinonyx, the cheetah was formally described by Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber in 1775. The cheetah is characterised by a slender body, deep chest, spotted coat, small rounded head, black tear-like streaks on the face, long thin legs and long spotted tail. Its lightly built, slender form is in sharp contrast with the robust build of the big cats, making it more similar to the cougar. The cheetah reaches nearly at the shoulder, and weighs. Though taller than the leopard, it is notably smaller than the lion. Typically yellowish tan or rufous to greyish white, the coat is uniformly covered with nearly 2,000 solid black spots. Cheetahs are active mainly during the day, with hunting their major activity. Adult males are sociable despite their territoriality, forming groups called coalitions. Females are not territorial; they may be solitary or live with their offspring in home ranges. Carnivores, cheetah mainly prey upon antelopes and gazelles. They will stalk their prey to within, charge towards it and kill it by tripping it during the chase and biting its throat to suffocate it to death. Cheetahs can reach speeds of in short bursts, but this is disputed by more recent measurements. The average speed of cheetahs is about. Cheetahs are induced ovulators, breeding throughout the year. Gestation is nearly three months long, resulting in a litter of typically three to five cubs (the number can vary from one to eight). Weaning occurs at six months; siblings tend to stay together for some time. Cheetah cubs face higher mortality than most other mammals, especially in the Serengeti region. Cheetahs inhabit a variety of habitatsdry forests, scrub forests and savannahs. Because of its prowess at hunting, the cheetah was tamed and used to kill game at hunts in the past. The animal has been widely depicted in art, literature, advertising and animation.

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Common warthog

The common warthog (Phacochoerus africanus) is a wild member of the pig family (Suidae) found in grassland, savanna, and woodland in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Cucumis metuliferus

Cucumis metuliferus, horned melon or kiwano, also African horned cucumber or melon, jelly melon, hedged gourd, melano, is an annual vine in the cucumber and melon family, Cucurbitaceae.

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Desert Nights

Desert Nights (also known as Thirst) is a 1929 American silent adventure/romantic drama film starring John Gilbert, Ernest Torrence, and Mary Nolan.

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Deserts and xeric shrublands

Deserts and xeric shrublands are a biome characterized by receiving only a small amount of moisture, usually defined as less than 250 mm of annual precipitation.

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Deserts of Australia

Named deserts of Australia cover, or 18% of the Australian mainland.

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Dragon's Breath Cave

Dragon's Breath Cave is a cave located northwest of Grootfontein in the Otjozondjupa Region of Namibia.

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A duiker is a small to medium-sized brown in colour antelope native to Sub-Saharan Africa.

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An ecoregion (ecological region) is an ecologically and geographically defined area that is smaller than a bioregion, which in turn is smaller than an ecozone.

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Elephants are large mammals of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea.

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Endemism is the ecological state of a species being unique to a defined geographic location, such as an island, nation, country or other defined zone, or habitat type; organisms that are indigenous to a place are not endemic to it if they are also found elsewhere.

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Eragrostis is a large and widespread genus of plants in the grass family, found in many countries on all inhabited continents and many islands.

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Ernest Torrence

Ernest Torrence (born Ernest Torrance-Thomson, 26 June 1878 – 15 May 1933) was a Scottish film character actor who appeared in many Hollywood films, including Broken Chains (1922) with Colleen Moore, Mantrap (1926) with Clara Bow and Fighting Caravans (1931) with Gary Cooper and Lili Damita.

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Ethan Embry

Ethan Philan Randall (born June 13, 1978), known by his stage name Ethan Embry, is an American film and television actor.

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Etosha pan

The Etosha pan is a large endorheic salt pan, forming part of the Kalahari Basin in the north of Namibia.

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Flamingos or flamingoes are a type of wading bird in the family Phoenicopteridae, the only bird family in the order Phoenicopteriformes.

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Gaborone (English) is the capital and largest city of Botswana with a population of 231,626 based on the 2011 census, about 10% of the total population of Botswana.

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Game reserve

A game reserve (also known as a wildlife preserve) is a large area of land where wild animals live safely or are hunted in a controlled way for sport.

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The gemsbok, gemsbuck or South African oryx (Oryx gazella) is a large antelope in the genus Oryx.

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Ghanzi is a town in the middle of the Kalahari Desert the western part of the Republic of Botswana in southern Africa.

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The giraffe (Giraffa) is a genus of African even-toed ungulate mammals, the tallest living terrestrial animals and the largest ruminants.

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Gobabis is a city in eastern Namibia.

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Great Escarpment, Southern Africa

The Great Escarpment is a major geological formation in Africa that consists of steep slopes from the high central Southern African plateauAtlas of Southern Africa.

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Halophiles are organisms that thrive in high salt concentrations.

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The hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus), also known as kongoni, is an African antelope.

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Herero people

The Herero are an ethnic group inhabiting parts of Southern Africa.

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A hunter-gatherer is a human living in a society in which most or all food is obtained by foraging (collecting wild plants and pursuing wild animals), in contrast to agricultural societies, which rely mainly on domesticated species.

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IMDb, also known as Internet Movie Database, is an online database of information related to world films, television programs, home videos and video games, and internet streams, including cast, production crew and personnel biographies, plot summaries, trivia, and fan reviews and ratings.

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Intertropical Convergence Zone

The Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), known by sailors as the doldrums, is the area encircling Earth near the Equator, where the northeast and southeast trade winds converge.

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Jackals are medium-sized omnivorous mammals of the genus Canis, which also includes wolves, coyotes and the domestic dog.

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John Gilbert (actor)

John Gilbert (born John Cecil Pringle; July 10, 1899 – January 9, 1936) was an American actor, screenwriter and director.

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John Marshall (filmmaker)

John Kennedy Marshall (November 12, 1932 – April 22, 2005) was an American anthropologist and acclaimed documentary filmmaker best known for his work in Namibia recording the lives of the Ju/'hoansi (also called the !Kung Bushmen).

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Journal of Arid Environments

The Journal of Arid Environments is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Elsevier.

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Kalahari Acacia-Baikiaea woodlands

Kalahari Acacia-Baikiaea woodlands is an ecoregion located in Botswana, northern Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

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Kalahari Basin

The Kalahari Basin or Kalahari Depression is a large lowland area covering over 2.5 million km2 covering most of Botswana and parts of Namibia, South Africa, Angola, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

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Kalahari High

The Kalahari High is a semi-permanent anticyclone situated over the interior of southern Africa.

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Kalahari Meerkat Project

The Kalahari Meerkat Project, or KMP, is a long term research project focused on studying the evolutionary causes and ecological consequences of cooperative behaviors in meerkats.

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Keetmanshoop Rural

Keetmanshoop Rural is an electoral constituency in the ǁKaras Region of Namibia.

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Kgalagadi, meaning "Land of the thirst", is a geographical area located in Southern Africa.

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Kgalagadi language

Kgalagadi is one of the Bantu languages spoken in Botswana, along the South African border and in Namibia.

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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a large wildlife preserve and conservation area in southern Africa.

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Khutse Game Reserve

Khutse Game Reserve is a National Park in Botswana.

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The kudus are two species of antelope of the genus Tragelaphus.

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Lake Makgadikgadi

Lake Makgadikgadi is an ancient lake that existed in what is now the Kalahari Desert in Botswana.

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Laurens van der Post

Sir Laurens Jan van der Post, CBE (13 December 1906 – 16 December 1996), was a 20th-century Afrikaner author, farmer, war hero, political adviser to British heads of government, close friend of Prince Charles, godfather of Prince William, educator, journalist, humanitarian, philosopher, explorer and conservationist.

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The lion (Panthera leo) is a species in the cat family (Felidae).

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Lost in the Desert

Lost in the Desert, initially released as Dirkie, is a South African film from 1969/1970, written, produced and directed by Jamie Uys under the name of Jamie Hayes.

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Makgadikgadi Pan

The Makgadikgadi Pan (Botswana salt flats)(Tswana pronunciation), a salt pan situated in the middle of the dry savanna of north-eastern Botswana, is one of the largest salt flats in the world.

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Mariental, Namibia

Mariental is a city of 10,000 inhabitants in south-central Namibia, lying on the B1 national road north of Keetmanshoop and southeast of Windhoek.

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Martial eagle

The martial eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus) is a large eagle native to sub-Saharan Africa.

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Mary Nolan

Mary Nolan (December 18, 1902 – October 31, 1948) was an American stage and film actress, singer and dancer.

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The meerkat or suricate (Suricata suricatta) is a small carnivoran belonging to the mongoose family (Herpestidae).

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Meerkat Manor

Meerkat Manor is a British television programme produced by Oxford Scientific Films for Animal Planet International that premiered in September 2005 and ran for four series until its cancellation in August 2008.

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The Namib is a coastal desert in southern Africa.

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Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia (German:; Republiek van Namibië), is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean.

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NASA World Wind

World Wind is an open-source (released under the NOSA license) virtual globe.

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Noenieput is a small town located in the Kalahari Desert in ZF Mgcawu District Municipality in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.

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Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta (or Okavango Grassland) (formerly spelled "Okovango" or "Okovanggo") in Botswana is a very large, swampy inland delta formed where the Okavango River reaches a tectonic trough in the central part of the endorheic basin of the Kalahari.

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Okavango River

The Okavango River (formerly spelled Okovango or Okovanggo) is a river in southwest Africa.

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Omuramba (plural: Omiramba) is the term for ancient river-beds found in the Kalahari Desert of Africa, notably in the North Eastern part of Namibia and North Western part of Botswana.

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Orange River

The Orange River (from Afrikaans/Dutch: Oranjerivier) is the longest river in South Africa and the Orange River Basin extends extensively into Namibia and Botswana to the north.

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Orapa is a town located in the Central District of Botswana.

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Perennial water

Perennial water body usually refers to mainly liquid fresh water, as opposed to sea and glaciers or other ice.

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In meteorology, precipitation is any product of the condensation of atmospheric water vapor that falls under gravity.

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Reese Witherspoon

Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon (born March 22, 1976) is an American actress, producer, and entrepreneur.

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Rietfontein is a town in ZF Mgcawu District Municipality in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.

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River delta

A river delta is a landform that forms from deposition of sediment carried by a river as the flow leaves its mouth and enters slower-moving or stagnant water.

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The Sahara (الصحراء الكبرى,, 'the Great Desert') is the largest hot desert and the third largest desert in the world after Antarctica and the Arctic.

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The Sahel is the ecoclimatic and biogeographic zone of transition in Africa between the Sahara to the north and the Sudanian Savanna to the south.

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Salt pan (geology)

Natural salt pans or salt flats are flat expanses of ground covered with salt and other minerals, usually shining white under the sun.

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San people

No description.

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Sands of the Kalahari

Sands of the Kalahari is a 1965 British adventure film starring Stuart Whitman, Stanley Baker, Susannah York, Harry Andrews and Theodore Bikel, based on the 1960 novel The Sands of Kalahari by William Mulvihill.

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A savanna or savannah is a mixed woodland grassland ecosystem characterised by the trees being sufficiently widely spaced so that the canopy does not close.

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Schmidtia is a genus of Asian and African plants in the grass family.

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The secretarybird or secretary bird (Sagittarius serpentarius) is a very large, mostly terrestrial bird of prey.

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Semi-arid climate

A semi-arid climate or steppe climate is the climate of a region that receives precipitation below potential evapotranspiration, but not as low as a desert climate.

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Senegalia mellifera

Senegalia mellifera is a common thorn tree in Africa.

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South Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa.

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Southern Africa

Southern Africa is the southernmost region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics, and including several countries.

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Southern African cheetah

The South African cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus), also known as the Namibian cheetah, is the most numerous and the nominate cheetah subspecies native to Southern Africa.

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Southern African lion

The Southern African lion (Panthera leo melanochaita) is a lion subspecies in Southern Africa.

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Spotted hyena

The spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta), also known as the laughing hyena, is a species of hyena, currently classed as the sole member of the genus Crocuta, native to Sub-Saharan Africa.

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The springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) is a medium-sized antelope found mainly in southern and southwestern Africa.

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The steenbok (Raphicerus campestris) is a common small antelope of southern and eastern Africa.

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Stipagrostis is a genus of African, Asian, and Russian plants in the grass family.

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Taurotragus is a genus of large antelopes of the African savanna, commonly known as elands.

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Terminalia sericea

Terminalia sericea is a species of deciduous tree of the genus Terminalia that is native to southern Africa.

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The Gods Must Be Crazy (film series)

The Gods Must Be Crazy is a series of films starring the Namibian San farmer and actor Nǃxau ǂToma.

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The Hunters (1957 film)

The Hunters is a 1957 ethnographic film that documents the efforts of four !Kung men (also known as Ju/'hoansi or Bushmen) to hunt a giraffe in the Kalahari Desert of Namibia.

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Trade winds

The trade winds are the prevailing pattern of easterly surface winds found in the tropics, within the lower portion of the Earth's atmosphere, in the lower section of the troposphere near the Earth's equator.

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Tsabong or Tshabong is the administrative centre of the Kgalagadi District, Botswana.

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Tshane is a village in Kgalagadi District of Botswana.

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Tswana language

No description.

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Tswana people

The Tswana (Batswana, singular Motswana) are a Bantu-speaking ethnic group who are native to Southern Africa.

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Vachellia erioloba

Vachellia erioloba (camel thorn, giraffe thorn) is a tree of southern Africa in the family Fabaceae.

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Vachellia haematoxylon

Vachellia haematoxylon (gray camel thorn, giraffe thorn, Vaalkameeldoring, Mokholo) is a protected tree in South Africa.

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Verreaux's eagle-owl

Verreaux's eagle-owl, also commonly known as the milky eagle owl or giant eagle owl, (Bubo lacteus) is a member of the family Strigidae.

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A wetland is a land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem.

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Windhoek (Windhuk; ǀAiǁgams; Otjomuise) is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Namibia.

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World Wide Fund for Nature

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1961, working in the field of the wilderness preservation, and the reduction of human impact on the environment.

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Zambezian flooded grasslands

The Zambezian flooded grasslands is an ecoregion of southern and eastern Africa that is rich in wildlife.

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Zambia, officially the Republic of Zambia, is a landlocked country in south-central Africa, (although some sources prefer to consider it part of the region of east Africa) neighbouring the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia to the south, and Angola to the west.

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ZF Mgcawu District Municipality

The ZF Mgcawu District Municipality (known before 1 July 2013 as Siyanda) is one of the 5 districts of the Northern Cape province of South Africa.

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Zimbabwe, officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, is a landlocked country located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The capital and largest city is Harare. A country of roughly million people, Zimbabwe has 16 official languages, with English, Shona, and Ndebele the most commonly used. Since the 11th century, present-day Zimbabwe has been the site of several organised states and kingdoms as well as a major route for migration and trade. The British South Africa Company of Cecil Rhodes first demarcated the present territory during the 1890s; it became the self-governing British colony of Southern Rhodesia in 1923. In 1965, the conservative white minority government unilaterally declared independence as Rhodesia. The state endured international isolation and a 15-year guerrilla war with black nationalist forces; this culminated in a peace agreement that established universal enfranchisement and de jure sovereignty as Zimbabwe in April 1980. Zimbabwe then joined the Commonwealth of Nations, from which it was suspended in 2002 for breaches of international law by its then government and from which it withdrew from in December 2003. It is a member of the United Nations, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU), and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). It was once known as the "Jewel of Africa" for its prosperity. Robert Mugabe became Prime Minister of Zimbabwe in 1980, when his ZANU-PF party won the elections following the end of white minority rule; he was the President of Zimbabwe from 1987 until his resignation in 2017. Under Mugabe's authoritarian regime, the state security apparatus dominated the country and was responsible for widespread human rights violations. Mugabe maintained the revolutionary socialist rhetoric of the Cold War era, blaming Zimbabwe's economic woes on conspiring Western capitalist countries. Contemporary African political leaders were reluctant to criticise Mugabe, who was burnished by his anti-imperialist credentials, though Archbishop Desmond Tutu called him "a cartoon figure of an archetypal African dictator". The country has been in economic decline since the 1990s, experiencing several crashes and hyperinflation along the way. On 15 November 2017, in the wake of over a year of protests against his government as well as Zimbabwe's rapidly declining economy, Mugabe was placed under house arrest by the country's national army in a coup d'état. On 19 November 2017, ZANU-PF sacked Robert Mugabe as party leader and appointed former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa in his place. On 21 November 2017, Mugabe tendered his resignation prior to impeachment proceedings being completed.

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