OR Tambo no longer accepts irregular shaped bags
OR Tambo no longer accepts irregular shaped bags

New rules for checking in bags of irregular shape and size will be applied at OR Tambo International Airport. As per the International Air Transport Association (IATA) guidelines, the rules are aimed at preventing blockages and breakdowns in the baggage handling system caused by bags that do not have any flat surfaces or that have long straps or grips.

1 day ago

Safari tourism may make elephants more aggressive - but it's still the best tool for conservation
Safari tourism may make elephants more aggressive - but it's still the best tool for conservation

Going on safari in Africa offers tourists the opportunity to see some of the most spectacular wildlife on Earth - including African elephants (Loxodonta africana). Known for their complex social systems, long memory and high intelligence, this species is also threatened by poaching and shrinking habitats, so further disturbance to their precarious existence could have serious consequences.

By Isabelle Szott and Nicola F. Koyama 1 day ago

Blue economy: Experts call for sustainable exploitation
Blue economy: Experts call for sustainable exploitation

By efficient management, the sustainable exploitation of resources in oceans, seas, lakes and rivers - also known as the blue economy - could contribute up to $1.5tn to the global economy.

By Ruth Waruhiu 1 day ago

How can African hospitality effectively adopt new hotel technology?
How can African hospitality effectively adopt new hotel technology?

Africa's potential continues to grow as several countries experience a boom in tourism, development and investment, however, although hotel technology development is gaining traction across the globe, Africa's hospitality industry is still lagging somewhat in its uptake.

22 Mar 2019