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Sun International's The Table Bay is officially reopened for business

Following seven long months of lockdown, Sun International's five-star Table Bay Hotel will once again throw open its doors to guests as of today, 30 October, making it the final hotel in the group to reopen...

By Robin Fredericks 30 Oct 2020

#2020AfricaBrandSummit: Policy uncertainty is halting the recovery of SA's tourism sector

"Instituting policy certainty is important - we should be able to ensure that people understand that when they arrive in South Africa, that they won't face confusion at airports and many other different places where tourism takes place," said Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, CEO of TBCSA.

By Robin Fredericks 16 Oct 2020

#2020AfricaBrandSummit: Taking emerging commercial farmers seriously - the battle royale of growing food value chains

This year's Africa Brand Summit event, which took place between 5 and 8 October as a hybrid event, saw CEO of Green Terrace, Mbali Nwoko, share her thoughts around food value chains and what key challenges emerging commercial farmers are facing...

By Robin Fredericks 16 Oct 2020

#LockdownLessons: We need to plan, re-prioritise tourism for a new post-Covid-19 reality

We chat to Enver Duminy, CEO of Cape Town Tourism as he shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how Cape Town Tourism is navigating these unusual times...

By Robin Fredericks 26 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Navigating the new frontier of trade

Dr Greg Cline, head of corporate accounts at Investec for your Business, shares how Covid-19 has impacted the trade industry during these unusual times...

By Robin Fredericks 20 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Adapting to the 'new normal' will remain a priority for the foreseeable future

We chat to Tim Cordon, Radisson Hotel Group's senior area vice president for Africa and Middle East to find out more about how Covid-19 has impacted the Group during these unusual times...

By Robin Fredericks 18 May 2020

Kalyan Group, building Africa agricultural value chains for the future

As a player in the agricultural sector in West Africa, the company has invested approximately 5 million dollars in agricultural projects in Togo to provide employment for the Togolese communities and to reduce their dependence on imports...

By Robin Fredericks 8 Apr 2020

Cloudline gears up to revolutionise Africa logistics

Spencer Horne wants to revolutionise market access for nearly a billion people worldwide who do not have access to paved roads, runways and other forms of transport...

By Robin Fredericks 2 Apr 2020

Preparing the 21-century general manager for Africa's growing hospitality industry

We chat with Jan van der Putten, vice president of Africa and Indian Ocean at Hilton Worldwide about the role of the 21st-century general manager...

By Robin Fredericks 19 Feb 2020

Tintswalo Atlantic, a magical getaway by the seashore

If you have ever wondered what magic feels like, you wouldn't have to wonder any longer once you visit the picturesque Tintswalo Atlantic, situated in Hout Bay, along Chapman's Peak Drive...

By Robin Fredericks 9 Dec 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Food For Mzansi, saluting the unsung heroes of SA agriculture

Launched as a digital platform in November 2018, Food for Mzansi is on a mission to change the narrative of South Africa's agriculture industry...

By Robin Fredericks 3 Dec 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Kicking and pushing with Galen McGee of Saucy Woodz

Budding photographer, Skateboard P and lover of all things Africa, Galen McGee, founder and creator of Saucy Woodz, uses his love of skateboards to create unique, handmade jewellery pieces...

By Robin Fredericks 2 Dec 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Local website OverHere is redefining the way people travel

As South Africans plan for their December holidays, they can rely on new features in a completely free-to-use website developed by a Pretoria-based entrepreneur, Leon Schnell, founder of

By Robin Fredericks 25 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: How AI startup ask-jean is disrupting the SA wine tech industry

It's not always easy to know what wine to pair or purchase when you're planning an occasion with friends or when you're in a store having to make a selection. Ask-jean, a voluntary data hub has come along to simplify the decision-making process, with the wine consumer in mind...

By Robin Fredericks 25 Nov 2019

#FoodNextAfrica: Blockchain will simplify and transform supply chain traceability

According to the WWF, a bid to improve the traceability of supply chains around the world is top of mind with a major focus on transparency - but how is technology disruption promoting business growth?

By Robin Fredericks 25 Sep 2019

#WomensMonth: How Zeenith Rahiman shaped her purpose with passion

This Women's Month, we chat to Zeenith Rahiman, Air France KLM Royal Dutch Airlines commercial director, who has been with the company for over 15 years...

By Robin Fredericks 20 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Gaby Gramm talks resilience, perseverance and coping with challenging situations

Gaby Gramm, managing director and owner of LuxTravelEx lets us in on her EHL School of Hospitality - Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne schooling, what it's like being a woman marketer and what the Southern Africa's luxury hospitality industry can do to improve...

By Robin Fredericks 20 Aug 2019

#YouthMonth: Why SA's youth is the world's best-kept secret

As a lover of all things travel - and the ambition to start his own business - Matt Davison, founder of Tickets and Tour, who is still young himself, has catapulted his passion, not only for the industry, but for South Africa's youth...

By Robin Fredericks 24 Jun 2019

#YouthMonth: Staying the course of passion in hospitality

For Youth Month, we chat to Isabelle Boast, hospitality student at Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne to find out more about the growing hospitality opportunity, participation in the industry and the importance of being challenged as a youth...

By Robin Fredericks 24 Jun 2019

#YouthMonth: Ondela Mlandu is shifting the Africa travel mindset

"Has anybody ever asked you what you're passionate about and you can't help but have a glow before you respond?"

By Robin Fredericks 21 Jun 2019

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