IOL says that tourism operators in Britain - who have been expecting a flood of bookings ahead of the 2012 Olympics - say there has been a 90% drop in bookings as a result of the global economic recession.
16 Nov 2011
Legendary rock band Black Sabbath is planning to reunite and release a new album for the first time in 33 years before going on a world tour next year. Channel24 says the original band members, Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward are already working together.
15 Nov 2011
Four years almost to the day since the untaught former creative marketer David Myers started painting, his first solo exhibition will be at the new contemporary Paarl Space, Gallery 88, on Thursday 17 November 2011.
14 Nov 2011
The time has come to reveal Table Mountain's fate in its battle to be named a New7Wonder of Nature and the results will be announced during a free concert at the V&A Waterfront's Amphitheatre on Friday 11 November.
10 Nov 2011
Jason Shlosberg, the American tourist and creator of the Battle at Kruger safari video that went on to become an award winning internet sensation returned to South Africa to speak at the 4th Annual E-Tourism Africa Summit which took place in Cape Town on 15 and 16 September.
14 Sep 2011
On 20 August 2001, Andre Rademan and Ken van Ginkel sent out the very first Bizcommunity.com newsletter. Now, almost 10 years to the day, we're mixing up potions and even baking in preparation for our 'high calorie', 'light-fuse-and-stand-back' 10th birthday celebrations! [twitterfall]
22 Aug 2011
Cherise Taylor (Team USN) continued to show her versatility when she won the Cansa Lost City Mountain Bike Challenge on Sunday, just a day after claiming the title in Saturday's road race at the same event.
22 Aug 2011
On 21 and 22 July the Gauteng Tourism Authority and the MEC for Economic Development and Tourism are convening the 2011 Gauteng Tourism Summit in order that all key stakeholders are able to engage with the development of the Gauteng tourism strategy on a practical level.
7 Jul 2011
It all ends on 13 July 13! For a generation of fans, the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, the final adventure in the Harry Potter film series, represents the end of an era.
7 Jul 2011
An authentic township and shebeen experience has been added to the 2011 Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival programme.
27 Jun 2011
The annual Bastille Festival will be held this year over the weekend 16-17 July 2011, when locals and visitors will be celebrating the Franschhoek Wine Valley's centuries-old French Huguenot heritage.
24 Jun 2011
The award-winning Milestone Hotel, Kensington, part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, has announced that it will be the official hotel of the Classical BRIT Awards 2011, which takes place at the Royal Albert Hall on 12 May. The hotel is offering exclusive packages for the classical music enthusiast to attend this event.
6 May 2011
The action never stops in Joburg - and the Johannesburg Tourism Company's (JTC's) colourful seasonal campaigns are designed to package the plethora of events taking place across the spectrum of music, arts, culture, food, fashion, entertainment, sport, and business throughout the year.
30 Mar 2011
The semi-finalists in the 2011 AA Travel Guides American Express Accommodation Awards programme have been announced.
8 Mar 2011
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND: MTV has announced that Belfast, Northern Ireland will play host to the 2011 MTV EMAs. Packed with unprecedented performances and appearances, the 2011 MTV EMAs will take place at Belfast's Odyssey Arena in early November 2011 (date to be announced).
8 Mar 2011
Johannesburg and Soweto wine-lovers can spring into action this year, as the 7th Soweto Wine Festival opens on 1 September 2011. The three-day event takes places again at the University of Johannesburg, Soweto Campus and is set to beat its 2010 figure of 7500 visitors with an expected 10 000 visitors and 100 wineries from across South Africa.
23 Feb 2011
Cape Town has its own Sugarhut Club, featuring themed bar areas, laid-back lounges and fusion food, which has opened in the East City Precinct. Taking inspiration from the UK-based franchise of the same name, it comprises a series of individually themed zones open from Tuesday to Sunday from 5pm.
11 Jan 2011
As part of its marketing campaign "Rediscover Cavendish Square", the shopping centre has a viral competition on its Facebook page showing its new and revamped stores as a photo gallery and Facebook fans are encouraged to mark their favourite retailers.
30 Dec 2010
An Italian lifestyle experience at Café Peroni at The Grand, Granger Bay, Cape Town is brought by Peroni Nastro Azzurro from 7-9 and 14-16 January 2011. It will offer Italian cuisine, designer fashion, Italian vehicles, international music, open-air Cinema Peroni and a chance to win a sunset cruise on the Peroni Yacht.
30 Dec 2010
The 2010 Eat Out Top 10 Awards ceremony held in Cape Town on Sunday 28 November 2010 saw the Terroir Restaurant earn 6th place with the publication of the 2011 Eat Out Magazine. Sharing top 10 place with Stellenbosch eateries, Jordan, Overture and Rust en Vrede, Michael Broughton, chef, was generous in his praise for his fellow Winelands' winners.
30 Nov 2010
On Saturday 27 November 2010, the 30th Diners Club Winemaker of the Year and the 10th Young Winemaker of the Year were announced at a gala dinner.
30 Nov 2010
The results of the inaugural Wines of South Africa Sommelier (WOSA) World Cup, which originated in Cape Town to encourage international knowledge on South African wines, were announced on Saturday 16 October 2010. "We wanted to capitalise on the international focus on South Africa and the soccer tournament in the lead-up to the games by creating a contest for professionals to test their understanding of South African wines," explains WOSA CEO Su Birch.
20 Oct 2010
The 2010 Veritas Awards, given out on Friday 8 October 2010 during a gala evening, sponsored by Agri-Expo, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), celebrated two decades as South Africa's leading competition for quality market-ready wines.
14 Oct 2010
The Unilever Food Solutions Chef of the Year awards, held last week in Durban attracted local and international talent, as talented chefs competed for their share of R90 000 in cash. Petrus Madutlela (Le Quartier Francais, Cape Town) took first place, a R15 000 cash prize and the overall title of Unilever Food Solutions Chef of the Year 2010.
22 Sep 2010
Sexpo opens at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand from 30 September to 3 October 2010, offering a number of new faces and show attractions this year.
3 Sep 2010
'Stellenbosch at Summer Place' will allow a limited audience to sample Stellenbosch's food and wine, expertly paired by award-winning winemakers and chefs, as well as art and music, on 10 November 2010 at Summer Place in Hyde Park.
17 Aug 2010
Africa Fashion Week starts on 30 June 2010 at the Sandton Convention Centre and the four-day event features more than 27 designers from Guinea Bissau, Nigeria, Uganda, Botswana, Ghana, Somali, Tunisia, French Comoros, South Africa, Mozambique, the US and the UK.
3 Jun 2010