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IATA welcomes G20 Push to restart tourism
IATA welcomes G20 Push to restart tourismArticle

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the agreement by the G20 Tourism Ministers to support the safe restoration of mobility by following the G20 Rome Guidelines for the Future of Tourism...

8 hours ago

SABRE Awards Africa 2021: All the winners!
SABRE Awards Africa 2021: All the winners!Article

The 2021 Africa SABRE Awards, which recognises superior achievement in branding, reputation, and engagement, was announced at a virtual award ceremony in May 2021. The campaigns were evaluated by a jury of industry leaders...

3 days ago

Dubai to host first in-person global travel, tourism event since the onset of Covid
Dubai to host first in-person global travel, tourism event since the onset of CovidArticle

"The theme of this year's show is A new dawn for travel and tourism and the spotlight will be focused on the very latest Covid news from around the world - vaccine rollouts, the current state of the industry and more importantly, what the future holds."

3 days ago

Short-haul flight ban is a good start - now we need to reimagine the modern airport
Short-haul flight ban is a good start - now we need to reimagine the modern airportArticle

Banning short-haul flights should be just the first step on the path to greener transport systems...

Enrica Papa and Luis Delgado 3 May 2021

Atter Pathology Services' Travel Pass from IATA opens the door for international flights to return
Atter Pathology Services' Travel Pass from IATA opens the door for international flights to returnArticle

As the world moves to secure health passports to enable us to travel freely again, Atter Pathology Services' have joined forces with the International Air Transport Association, which represents 292 airlines to become their first African partner...

30 Apr 2021

Connectivity is key to keeping Cape Town on the map
Connectivity is key to keeping Cape Town on the mapArticle

It's been a year since that fateful day when we prepared to shut down...

Deidre Davids 26 Apr 2021

UNWTO, IATA partner on new destination tracker tool to restore confidence in travel
UNWTO, IATA partner on new destination tracker tool to restore confidence in travelArticle

The UNWTO-IATA Destination Tracker is a new free online tool for governments to provide information on COVID-19 requirements for travel and the measures in place at the destination...

23 Apr 2021

Airlink launches new daily service between Jhb and Livingstone
Airlink launches new daily service between Jhb and LivingstoneArticle

Airlink will also resume its Nelspruit-Livingstone service...

22 Apr 2021

SA's maritime enforcement laws can be a lifeline for shipping creditors
SA's maritime enforcement laws can be a lifeline for shipping creditorsArticle

According to Lana Stockton, partner in the shipping, aviation and logistics practice of law firm, Bowmans, the country's progressive maritime enforcement legislation presents a final opportunity to seek real enforcement of international arbitration awards...

21 Apr 2021

Kirby Gordon, chief marketing officer, FlySafair
How to subsidise your holidayArticle

If I asked you to think of ways you might contribute to the country's economy, jumping on a flight to your favourite holiday destination might not be the first thing that comes to mind...

Kirby Gordon, 20 Apr 2021

The airline industry hasn't collapsed, but that's the only good news for overseas travel
The airline industry hasn't collapsed, but that's the only good news for overseas travelArticle

We thought things would be so much better for international air travel by now, though things could be worse for the airlines themselves...

Volodymyr Bilotkach 16 Apr 2021

Transformation imperative in aviation: Mbalula
Transformation imperative in aviation: MbalulaArticle

Transformation in the aviation sector remains a challenge, with the 2020/21 financial year aviation statistics showing that no meaningful progress has been made in terms of transformation, particularly for previously disadvantaged individuals...

9 Apr 2021

SA's Pegasus Vertical Business Jet gets ready for lift-off
SA's Pegasus Vertical Business Jet gets ready for lift-offArticle

The Pegasus Vertical Business Jet is entering its next phase with two quarter-scale models to be ready for testing and engineering by May 2021...

Issued by The Publicity Workshop 1 Apr 2021

Dr Nadia Swart
#BehindtheMask: Dr Nadia Swart, flight doctor, Netcare 911Article

Dr Nadia Swart recently made her milestone 100th mercy mission as a flight doctor with Netcare 911. We go behind the mask to find out more about how she landed (pun intended) her dream job that combines her three loves...

Nicci Botha 16 Mar 2021

Scaling up bioenergy production could substantially raise water stress - new study
Scaling up bioenergy production could substantially raise water stress - new studyArticle

According to a new study, biomass plantations for energy production need sustainable water management in order to avoid a substantial increase in water scarcity.

12 Mar 2021

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World's first ICU Covid-19 patient long-haul repatriationArticle

Four intensive care unit (ICI) patients were transported from La RĂ©union island in the Indian Ocean to Paris, France in the first such long-haul Covid-19 evacuation...

9 Mar 2021

LabourGenie.Net grows strategic partnership to expand UKG Dimensions in South Africa
LabourGenie.Net grows strategic partnership to expand UKG Dimensions in South AfricaArticle

LabourGenie.Net announced its strategic partnership with UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group)...

Issued by Perfect Word 9 Mar 2021

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Distributing Covid-19 vaccines - how the aviation industry prepared for its biggest logistical challenge yetArticle

The demand for Covid-19 vaccines has seen airlines tap into years of experience to transport pharmaceutical shipments, using cutting-edge technology to distribute vaccines safely

4 Mar 2021

Radisson Individuals signs first property in Africa
Radisson Individuals signs first property in AfricaArticle

The Radisson Hotel Group has rolled our its first Radisson Individuals property in Africa, with the signing of Earl Heights Suites Hotel, a member of Radisson Individuals, Accra, Ghana...

3 Mar 2021

Enterprises UP and Drone Safety and Legal (DSL) launch Africa's first specialised drone courses
Enterprises UP and Drone Safety and Legal (DSL) launch Africa's first specialised drone coursesArticle

Enterprises University of Pretoria (Pty) Ltd (Enterprises UP) has officially launched an exclusive partnership with Drone Safety and Legal (DSL) to provide specialised short courses in drone applications...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 2 Mar 2021

Air pollution kills thousands in megacities despite Covid lockdowns
Air pollution kills thousands in megacities despite Covid lockdownsArticle

Air pollution caused tens of thousands of deaths in the world's five most populous cities last year despite coronavirus lockdowns...

Michael Taylor 18 Feb 2021

How FlySafair is improving its customer experience as airlines face recovery
How FlySafair is improving its customer experience as airlines face recoveryArticle

FlySafair has just launched a new mobile app to make its customer's experience much simpler, by centralising all booking details into one place, enabling customers to manage their journeys on their own devices...

17 Feb 2021

CoCT, CPT International sets off to grow the aviation economy
CoCT, CPT International sets off to grow the aviation economyArticle

"Together with our strategic business partners, we are implementing recovery plans for this crucial sector and have renewed funding for the successful Cape Town Air Access initiative, located in Wesgro, to ensure we get the aviation sector back on its feet while all roleplayers, including travellers, adhere to strict Covid-19 protocols."

17 Feb 2021

How to forge an inclusive economic recovery in Africa
How to forge an inclusive economic recovery in AfricaArticle

The spread of Covid-19 in many African countries has been more contained and the death toll slightly reduced than some had expected in 2020. Experts have predicted that the economic fallout of the pandemic for Africans will be different...

Tolu Oyekan 12 Feb 2021

Looking forward to safer air travel in 2021
Looking forward to safer air travel in 2021Article

For those in the aviation industry, the Covid-19 pandemic brought with it one of the most turbulent years on record. But for Aviation Co-ordination Services, the lessons of 2020 and the hope of a vaccine could see passengers return to a safer and more efficient airport experience...

Issued by ACS 11 Feb 2021

An inclusive, empowered society: Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation is working to get it right
An inclusive, empowered society: Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation is working to get it rightArticle

For the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, progress in education and enterprise development is the most direct means of improving the quality of life for South Africa's people and advancing the foundation's purpose to develop an inclusive and empowered society...

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 11 Feb 2021

IATA training initiative to help laid-off airline cabin crew members re-enter the job market
IATA training initiative to help laid-off airline cabin crew members re-enter the job marketArticle

The International Air Transport Association training course will be offered free of charge for those who register before 23 February...

10 Feb 2021

5 climate trends for 2021
5 climate trends for 2021Article

Ambitious action from all parts of society needs to be taken in the here and now on climate change...

Daniel Klier 9 Feb 2021

2020 a slow year for dealmaking in Africa, but post-pandemic opportunities look promising - Part 1
2020 a slow year for dealmaking in Africa, but post-pandemic opportunities look promising - Part 1Article

Dealmaking activity in sub-Saharan Africa dropped in the second half of 2020, when compared to that of H2 2019. As Africa gears up for post-pandemic recovery, the opportunities presented by free trade across the continent, among others, will be key factors in attracting valuable M&A activity to the region...

Wildu du Plessis and Morne van der Merwe 8 Feb 2021

Africa airlines see 69.8% drop in passenger traffic demand
Africa airlines see 69.8% drop in passenger traffic demandArticle

Worldwide, 2020 was the worst year in history for air travel demand. Bookings for future travel made in January 2021 were down 70% compared to a year ago, putting further pressure on airline cash positions and potentially impacting the timing of the expected recovery...

4 Feb 2021

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FlySafair receives rights approval to operate between SA and MauritiusArticle

While a schedule is not currently available due to the island nation's travel ban to and from South Africa, the airline will introduce a twice-weekly service as soon as government regulations allow...

1 Feb 2021

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Medics killed in Netcare helicopter crashArticle

Five people were killed when a Netcare helicopter crashed near Winterton in KwaZulu-Natal...

22 Jan 2021

South African challengers to watch in 2021
South African challengers to watch in 2021Article

Here are five brands we believe are worth watching in 2021...

Issued by eatbigfish 19 Jan 2021

Duty of care - who's responsible for your business trip safety?
Duty of care - who's responsible for your business trip safety?Article

Business as usual has been flipped on its head in 2020. What was for many companies second nature-sending employees across country and continent to meet with clients and colleagues, sign new business and share knowledge-has become a more measured and complex exercise...

18 Jan 2021

Getting South Africans safely back in the air
Getting South Africans safely back in the airArticle

Will the battered aviation industry be able to rebuild and regain its place in the world economy after a devastating 2020...

Issued by ACS 13 Jan 2021

Simon Webber, lead portfolio manager, Schroders
Why everyone is talking about hydrogenArticle

Renewable energy can and will decarbonise power generation. Renewable energy and batteries can and will decarbonise the automotive sector...

Simon Webber 13 Jan 2021

TWK Agri Insurance - Achieving sustainable growth, together
TWK Agri Insurance - Achieving sustainable growth, togetherArticle

TWK Agri's insurance division was established in 1978 to provide support services to clients. With more than 200 years of combined experience, clients can rest assured that their assets will be in good hands...

Issued by TWK Agri Insurance 8 Jan 2021

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Africa airlines see fall in air cargo demand in NovemberArticle

Global air cargo demand improves in November but capacity remains constrained

8 Jan 2021

O. R Tambo receives global airport health accreditation
O. R Tambo receives global airport health accreditationArticle

Airports Council International (ACI) has certified O. R Tambo International Airport under its Airport Health Accreditation programme (AHA) for its continued application of health and safety protocols which meet local regulations and global standards.

7 Jan 2021

Vaccines may soon make travel possible again. But how quickly will it return - and will it be forever changed?
Vaccines may soon make travel possible again. But how quickly will it return - and will it be forever changed?Article

The Covid-19 pandemic brought the global tourism industry to a screeching halt in 2020. With vaccines starting to be rolled out, there is hope international travel can resume soon...

Joseph M. Cheer, Colin Michael Hall, Jarkko Saarinen 29 Dec 2020

IATA appoints new regional VP for Africa and Middle East
IATA appoints new regional VP for Africa and Middle EastArticle

Kamil H. Al-Awadhi has been appointed the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) regional vice president for Africa and Middle East (AME)...

23 Dec 2020

Make drones sound less annoying by factoring in humans at the design stage
Make drones sound less annoying by factoring in humans at the design stageArticle

We've devised a way to factor in noise annoyance levels in drone design...

Antonio J Torija Martinez 22 Dec 2020

British Airways suspends direct flights between Durban and London
British Airways suspends direct flights between Durban and LondonArticle

KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs MEC, Ravi Pillay, has warned that plans by British Airways to suspend 13 destinations, including the Durban - London direct route from its network, will hamper the growth of international air services into the region post-Covid-19...

22 Dec 2020

#BizTrends2021: How the aviation industry is taking off during the pandemic
#BizTrends2021: How the aviation industry is taking off during the pandemicArticle

Safety protocol, communication and collaboration across industries is key to economic recovery...

Anand Yedery 21 Dec 2020

Sunyu Kim via
Governments to consider aviation workers as essential for vaccinationArticle

"We are not asking for aviation workers to be on top of the list, but we need governments to ensure that transportation workers are considered as essential when vaccine roll-out plans are developed."

17 Dec 2020

#BestofBiz 2020: Logistics & Transport
#BestofBiz 2020: Logistics & TransportArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2020 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

14 Dec 2020

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