Cover pictures--readers invited.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Medical publishing (Management)
Medical publishing (Services)
Pub Date: 11/01/2008
Publication: Name: South African Medical Journal Publisher: South African Medical Association Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2008 South African Medical Association ISSN: 0256-9574
Issue: Date: Nov, 2008 Source Volume: 98 Source Issue: 11
Topic: Event Code: 200 Management dynamics; 360 Services information Computer Subject: Company business management
Geographic: Geographic Scope: South Africa Geographic Code: 6SOUT South Africa
Accession Number: 204550822
Full Text: For some years the SAMJ cover has featured aspects of South Africa's wonderful natural heritage such as the trees of the lowveld, fynbos flowers and proteas from the Western Cape. This month's cover picture is of Intaka ('bird' in Xhosa) Island.

Intaka is a unique 16 ha wetland and bird sanctuary in the middle of the Century City development some 7 km from Cape Town's CBD. When the developers were planning Century City, nature lovers engaged in a vigorous public debate, including letters in the newspapers, to object to the loss of heron and other nesting grounds in the wetlands.

The outcome was a unique project that has resulted in the upgrading of wetlands that had become badly degraded and are now a remarkable breeding ground and home for about 120 bird species and 177 species of indigenous plants. Intaka Island has paths, hides and resting places for visitors who can enjoy its quiet beauty. Guides are available for tours. Further information can be found on the website

In keeping with our SAMJ theme, readers are invited to submit high-quality photographs of the natural wonders of South Africa for possible display on the cover. We will accept colour prints, but would prefer high-resolution jpegs to be submitted via (for the latter please send only one picture at a time as downloading could be a problem with high-res pictures).
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