Tonight (Wednesday 16th September 2009 @ 18h30CAT) WE are broadcasting an amazing Walala Wasala directly from Dixie Village. For those of you who don’t know Walala Wasala is our weekly LIVE show that gives you a glimpse into the lives of the African people. It is presented by Rexon Ntimane who is a member of the Shangaan tribe and a long term and trusty Presenter for WildEarth. He has been broadcasting this show on a Wednesday for a few months now and since he started WE have met the village Sangoma (witch doctor), understood how the tribe communicated before technology and seen some traditional dancing and a wedding ceremony. It is a great show and really helps you understand the culture of this wonderful tribe. Tonight WE are broadcasting a special event LIVE from the village of Dixie. Again for those of you who don’t know, Dixie is a small community outside of the Reserve that WE broadcast from. All of the people who live there are Shangaan and many of them work in the Sabi Sands Reserve. Both Patrick and Rexon who present for WildEarth live there. Tonight WE are going to meet all the people from Dixie and sit around the fire with them whilst they cook meat and tell us stories. Also there will be some traditional dancers. It will be a fantastically visual and interesting event, one which you will remember forever. Don’t miss it.
On another note Bill Powers from PixController has recently added a pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera to the PixController wildlife webcam. This enables them to zoom in on animals that come to the main camera feed and follow them around. Viewers will be able to see different animals which come into the camera in more detail. Recently they have been able to zoom in on the deer, raccoons, turkey, squirrels, and various birds which come into the main camera.