Food and agricultural technology can enable the emerging tourism sector across Africa
Food and agricultural technology can enable the emerging tourism sector across Africa

Tourism is an important growth industry for Africa. In 2017, tourism contributed 8.1% to Africa's GDP. This sector is an important economic driver for many SADC and East African countries enabling diversification from natural resources dominant industries.

By Ogaufi Maripe 13 hours ago

This Cape Town startup delivers restaurant-grade meat directly to your door
This Cape Town startup delivers restaurant-grade meat directly to your door

South Africans are embracing online shopping, with fashion retail and food delivery services specifically showing enormous promise. Grocery shopping, on the other hand, remains largely a physical activity with fresh produce posing a significant online barrier.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

Five popular visa-free destinations for South Africans
Five popular visa-free destinations for South Africans

South Africa may be falling apart, but at least your passport is still good for something. You don't need a visa to get into a multitude of beautiful and fascinating countries.

By Jason Snyman 1 day ago

Juan Neethling crowned 2018 Unilever Food Solutions Senior Chef of the Year
Juan Neethling crowned 2018 Unilever Food Solutions Senior Chef of the Year

Juan Neethling, executive chef at Southern Sun Waterfront has been named Unilever Food Solutions Senior Chef of the Year 2018.

2 days ago

WESSA awards top environmental conservation, education efforts
WESSA awards top environmental conservation, education efforts

The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) annual awards have paid tribute to a range of environmental achievements at its 92nd AGM, which was hosted by WESSA's Eastern Cape membership branch at Cape Recife near Port Elizabeth.

2 days ago

The choice is simple at the waiter-less CHEFS restaurant
The choice is simple at the waiter-less CHEFS restaurant

There's been a lot of debate lately about whether or not the hospitality industry should ban tipping. One restaurant in Cape Town that's taken a stand is CHEFS, where there are no gratuities because there are no waiters at all.

By Eugene Yiga 2 days ago

3 tips to ensure ecotourism sustainability, economic growth
3 tips to ensure ecotourism sustainability, economic growth

Ecotourism has become underpinned by travel, which places a great deal of importance on conserving the environment and the welfare of the people who live in tourist destinations across the globe. In South Africa, the growth in ecotourism has the potential to alleviate poverty through economic upliftment and creat¬ing jobs in parts of the country that require it most.

14 Sep 2018

2018 Lilizela Tourism Awards winners announced
2018 Lilizela Tourism Awards winners announced

Last night, 33 of KwaZulu-Natal's top tourism and hospitality businesses were honoured at the provincial sixth Lilizela Tourism Awards in KwaZulu-Natal. Nominees were selected from 1,385 entries and were recognised for their service excellence.

14 Sep 2018

Give your brand the space to grow on Bizcommunity
Give your brand the space to grow on Bizcommunity

Give your brand the space to blossom on the biggest B2B website, catering to 18 professional industry sectors and niche audiences across Africa.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 14 Sep 2018

Research highlights key challenges Africa's youth face in tourism, hospitality
Research highlights key challenges Africa's youth face in tourism, hospitality

According to a new youth-led research report released by Restless Development and the Mastercard Foundation Youth Think Tank (YTT), many policymakers and development practitioners see hospitality and tourism as a key growth sector in Africa, however, perceptions regarding the sector need to shift if African countries hope to unlock its full potential.

13 Sep 2018

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Why there's resistance to coal mining at a world heritage site in South Africa

There are fears that new mining operations in the north east of South Africa could threaten communities, tourism and the environment.

By Llewellyn Leonard 13 Sep 2018

AccorHotels' MyChicAfrica platform a gateway to Africa lifestyle, travel
AccorHotels' MyChicAfrica platform a gateway to Africa lifestyle, travel

AccorHotels' new travel media platform, MyChicAfrica aims to connect international travellers and the African continent to undiscovered experiences. These experiences comprise fashion, art, travel, food, design and architecture and adventure. The platform features inspirational insights, narratives and visually aesthetic content.

13 Sep 2018

The art of upcycling, recycling and smart hospitality
The art of upcycling, recycling and smart hospitality

What do single-use straws and used bedding have in common? Both contribute to waste on the part of hospitality businesses, only the former is a contributor to a global pollution challenge, while the latter is more of a nuisance in terms of disposal. There are, however, many novel ways in which hotels and restaurants can upcycle, recycle and reduce waste - a theme that can be adopted by businesses as part of a holistic sustainability strategy.

By Avukile Mabombo 13 Sep 2018