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SA citizens indicted in US rhino poaching case
SA citizens indicted in US rhino poaching case

The Department of Environmental Affairs says it has noted the indictment of two South Africans in the United States for alleged rhino poaching offences.

27 Oct 2014 09:24

Four ministers attend UK's BRICS conference
Four ministers attend UK's BRICS conference

The Presidency dismissed claims that President Jacob Zuma will no longer attend the 3rd Annual innovaBRICS Conference in the United Kingdom because he has been refused an audience with Prime Minister David Cameron.

27 Oct 2014 08:15

National Treasury signals shift in SA's fiscal policy
National Treasury signals shift in SA's fiscal policy

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has tabled the 2014 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), which signals a shift in the country's fiscal policy through measures aimed at reducing the country's budget deficit and stabilising public debt.

23 Oct 2014 09:19

Higher profit pressure faces state-owned enterprises
Higher profit pressure faces state-owned enterprises

Members of Parliament have responded to Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's inaugural Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), which he tabled in Parliament on Wednesday (22 October).

By Neo Semono 23 Oct 2014 08:26

SA man becomes the first flying butler
SA man becomes the first flying butler

An Etihad Airways cabin crew manager from Joburg has recently completed the world's first training course to become a flying butler. Evert Calitz, 25, was hand-picked to attend an intensive three-week training course held in London, led by the Savoy Hotel's Head Butler, Sean Deveron.

21 Oct 2014 15:11

Gigaba 'satisfied' with Lindela Repatriation Centre
Gigaba 'satisfied' with Lindela Repatriation Centre

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says he is satisfied with the way the Lindela Repatriation Centre in Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg is being run.

21 Oct 2014 08:52

Suspected poachers arrested in joint operations
Suspected poachers arrested in joint operations

In a joint operation with members of the South African Police Services (SAPS) on the morning of Friday, 17 October, South African National Parks (SANParks) rangers stopped a suspicious vehicle near Skukuza and arrested five suspects.

21 Oct 2014 07:38

No Ebola in SA, neighbouring states yet
No Ebola in SA, neighbouring states yet

The Department of Health has, in an update of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, reported that there are still no suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in South Africa or its neighbouring countries.

20 Oct 2014 09:15

V&A Waterfront wins Lilizela Award
V&A Waterfront wins Lilizela Award

The V&A Waterfront in Cape Town has for the second year running been recognised for its commitment to environmental sustainability, winning a Lilizela Award in the Best Single Resource Management for Energy in the large establishment category.

17 Oct 2014 07:07

Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands launched
Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands launched

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has launched its first NexGen property in Africa, Park Inn by Radisson in Newlands, with experienced hotelier Clinton Thom as GM.

13 Oct 2014 10:37

Redefining travel agents' valuable role in 21st century
Redefining travel agents' valuable role in 21st century

The Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA) has released member research results on what it takes to be a 21st century travel agent.

10 Oct 2014 15:37

Blue Flag status awarded to a record 82 sites
Blue Flag status awarded to a record 82 sites

The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) has announced that Blue Flag status has been awarded to a record 82 sites in South Africa. The 2014/2015 South African Blue Flag season opens officially on 1 November.

9 Oct 2014 07:58

More than 1,000 rhinos poached last year
More than 1,000 rhinos poached last year

Environmental authorities say they made some progress in the fight against environmental crimes in the 2013/14 financial year.

9 Oct 2014 07:14

SANParks ready to start with rhino relocation
SANParks ready to start with rhino relocation

South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced that they are ready to start with the relocation and auction of a limited number of white rhinos from the Kruger National Park.

2 Oct 2014 11:50

Mining fundamental for SA economy
Mining fundamental for SA economy

Mining was one of the key industries in the South African economy with a total income of R408bn in 2012, says Statistician General Pali Lehohla.

30 Sep 2014 10:36

Hobie Beach fish farm spawns shark fears
Hobie Beach fish farm spawns shark fears

A six-kilometre floating fish farm anchored off Port Elizabeth's popular Hobie Beach is set to go ahead despite an outcry that it will be a magnet for sharks and pose a massive threat to eco-tourism, marine life and investment in Nelson Mandela Bay.

26 Sep 2014 11:02

FlySafair taking off on 16 October
FlySafair taking off on 16 October

Customers contacting FlySafair, a low-cost carrier relaunching on 16 October are asking whether airport parking is included in the ticket price and this shows that the airline is attracting first-time flyers, Chief Executive Dave Andrew says.

22 Sep 2014 10:02

SA Tourism to open marketing office in Sao Paulo
SA Tourism to open marketing office in Sao Paulo

South African Tourism will officially open a marketing office in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 23 September 2014.

18 Sep 2014 13:30

Summer lovin' as 2014 Klink Awards launches
Summer lovin' as 2014 Klink Awards launches

Summer lovin' had me a blast, oh yeah...! is the exact tune that was playing through my head at the launch of the annual Klink Awards, which took place on Friday, 12 September 2014.

By Evan-Lee Courie 17 Sep 2014 08:58

Rolf Akermann
Is SA's positioning of "Inspiring New Ways" right?

As a proudly SA person, I am very concerned regarding the image of SA world wide. As a marketing strategist I am even more concerned...

By Rolf Akermann 17 Sep 2014 08:30

Travel regulations for children are on hold
Travel regulations for children are on hold

The new requirement of an Unabridged Birth Certificate for all children travelling to and within South Africa's borders, as well as written permission to travel, has been postponed until June next year, says Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba.

17 Sep 2014 07:58

Klink Awards launches, encourages consumers to vote
Klink Awards launches, encourages consumers to vote

This is wine tourism at its best and is the impetus behind the annual Klink Awards, a celebration of industry innovation as voted for by its harshest critics, you, their discerning customers

12 Sep 2014 10:33

National Tourism Careers Expo launched in PE
National Tourism Careers Expo launched in PE

The National Tourism Careers Expo was recently launched in Port Elizabeth. The expo was initiated by the National Department of Tourism in partnership with the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism and Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality, Sport Sector Education and Training Authority.

11 Sep 2014 10:03

Flexi-term letting could be the answer
Flexi-term letting could be the answer

Winter in Cape Town often results in a drop in visitors looking for short-term accommodation, while much of Joburg and its surrounds become reminiscent of a ghost town over summer months when residents seek December refuge closer to the beach.

10 Sep 2014 12:27

Virgin Atlantic dumps direct flight to Cape Town
Virgin Atlantic dumps direct flight to Cape Town

Virgin Atlantic announced that it is ending its direct London-to-Cape Town flights, to change focus to key markets in the UK and US. Flights will end in April next year.

4 Sep 2014 12:04

Sefa gives R800m to 40,000 small businesses
Sefa gives R800m to 40,000 small businesses

The Small Enterprise Finance Agency (Sefa) has funded over 40,000 small and medium enterprises over the past year, says the organisation's Chief Executive, Thakhani Makhuva.

4 Sep 2014 08:53

Enjoy some Royale treatment
Enjoy some Royale treatment

With The Banting Kitchen dedicated to low-carb living on the left and a Pasta Cafe on the right, The Cape Royale Luxury Hotel & Spa in Green Point, is wedged between two stools...

By Brian Berkman 4 Sep 2014 06:23

CEO of ASATA named Business Travel Personality of the Year
CEO of ASATA named Business Travel Personality of the Year

Hosted by Future Group, the 3rd annual Business Traveller Africa Awards in association with headline sponsor Gautrain took place at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton on 2 September 2014. The awards honour the business travel trade and acknowledge those brands/entities that have performed with excellence over the past 12 months.

3 Sep 2014 12:23

Samson(ite) and delightful
Samson(ite) and delightful

What's worse than sitting next to someone on a long haul flight with garlic breath and smelly feet?

By Brian Berkman 3 Sep 2014 10:40

A touch of the Orient
A touch of the Orient

Build it and they will come may be talking about another Field of Dreams but it perfectly describes the mirage that becomes the oasis that rises up from the dusty red land of Elandsfontein.

By Brian Berkman 2 Sep 2014 05:13

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