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Salut to super baobab guardian from Burkina Faso!

Salut to super baobab guardian from Burkina Faso!

We baobab guardians from the Baobab Foundation in South Africa, are all so impressed with and in awe of this wise baobab hero from Burkina Faso, to be seen in the YouTube video-link done by Aljazeera, below. The visionary El Hadji Salifou Ouédraogo, has planted more than 3000 Baobabs in his life, with single minded […]

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Two Africans on life and Baobabs in Africa

Two Africans on life and Baobabs in Africa

Watch this: Koffi Bepe, a young Gabonese engineering student wanted to know more about the commercial value of African Baobabs. Through the African Baobab Alliance website he ended up interviewing one of their founding members; South African baobab specialist Dr Sarah Venter, for his quirky, down to earth podcast, ‘Last Week Review”. What follows is […]

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Guardians’ bao babies 2021

Guardians’ bao babies 2021

December in the southern hemisphere, Limpopo and it is time to measure the Baobab guardians’ trees again. Did they grow fatter and higher and more handsome than before? Sarah and Prince headed out on the 14th December to measure up the Guardians’ baobab babies. It’s the beginning of the growing season, the trees had not […]

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Who pollinates South African Baobabs?

Who pollinates South African Baobabs?

The African Baobab (Adansonia digitata) is a truly trans-continental species.  It is found right across Africa, from West Africa through to East Africa and down to Southern Africa.  They have an unusual life-history in that they are physically larger and live longer than most flowering plants on earth. Pollinators more vulnerable than Baobabs Although some […]

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Kids over the moon with new storybooks in Tshivenda

Kids over the moon with new storybooks in Tshivenda

Tshedza and Zwigodini preschools’ kids were the first to receive their box of Book Dash storybooks. For many of them it is the first time they hear, see and have access to a storybook, let alone one in their very own Tshivenda language! We have divided the first hundred Book dash books, funded by Skoon, into five boxes or […]

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Brand new, bright coloured Dambale Preschool

Brand new, bright coloured Dambale Preschool

We are so happy to announce that the Dambale Preschool is finished, colourfully painted and ready to be equipped for the village’s little children! By February this year the Baobab Foundation has received enough donations from generous supporters all around the globe to start building. Chief Nedambale then immediately appointed Mr Nelson Kwinda, a local […]

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One hundred colourful stories for rural kids

One hundred colourful stories for rural kids

One hundred colourful, new children’s books have just landed on the desk of the Baobab Foundation. These books are for our pre-schools in Venda and is published by Book Dash.  https://bookdash.org Book Dash is a South African initiative that believes every child should own one hundred books by the age of five. They gather creative professionals […]

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Baby giants reaching for the sky

Baby giants reaching for the sky

The Baobab Guardians’ trees were measured in April 2021 and many of the trees grew over one meter of lush green shoots in just six months. It is the result of this season’s excellent summer rains on these, normally arid parts of the bushveld between the Soutpansberg mountain range and the Limpopo river in the […]

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Rescuing Mapungubwe ‘s Baobabs from elephant damage

Rescuing Mapungubwe ‘s Baobabs from elephant damage

Baobabs and elephants have been living in the same habitat for centuries. However, as the habitat for elephants shrink due to changing land use, they get boxed into fences with herds ever increasing on smaller and smaller patches of land. Baobabs and other trees are then being browsed more intensely, with the result that many […]

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Our Baby Baobabs are Growing Up!

Our Baby Baobabs are Growing Up!

Our Baobab Guardians have been doing a wonderful job this year taking care of their baobab tree seedlings and growing them up…

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