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Tag Archives: Articles September 2016

Mix FM singles evening

Mix FM singles evening Saturday, 8 October at 7 pm Venue: Stanley Beer Yard at 44 Stanley, off Owl Rd, just off Empire Rd near the Garden Court Milpark Entrance free, everyone welcome Vinyl DJ, come and enjoy some great ...

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Riding the waves of the digital world

Digital marketing is a strategy. It’s not just simply a website, or social media, or Google; it’s a full platform that allows people to position their businesses within the communities they’re targeting. And it is enabling an unprecedented level of ...

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Fun chess day in Diepsloot

Seventy learners from five Diepsloot primary schools pitted their chess skills against each other in the annual Tsogo Sun Moves for Life chess tournament in Diepsloot this month. The Tsogo Sun Moves for Life programme is sponsored by Montecasino and ...

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Cape Town Celebrates Special Award

22 September 2016 The announcement that Cape Town is once again the recipient of a global travel award has stirred up interest in the city as a world-class destination. The Condé Nast Readers’ Travel Awards 2016 chose the city as ...

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New TGCSA Awards Committee

Tourism Grading Council of South Africa logo

The South African Tourism Board has announced the appointment of new Awards Committee members, of the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA). The committee is responsible for overseeing the implementation and management of the TGCSA’S grading system, South Africa’s ...

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Accessible Tourism Etiquette

How does one communicate with people with disabilities? What language should one use to write or talk about people with disabilities? What is the etiquette when meeting a blind person or a wheelchair user? How much can one expect of ...

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Linking the Tourism Chain

September is National Tourism Month in South Africa, and aims to celebrate the country’s tourism industry and the value it adds to the economy. In this article, I share my views on the importance and value of a well-run tourism ...

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Visas in Africa for African Travellers

Africa is increasingly moving towards achieving part of its African Union Agenda 2063, which envisions the abolishment of visa requirements for African citizens by 2018. By Josephine Wawira. The recent launch of the Pan-African Passport is a big milestone towards ...

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Call for IIPT Global Peace Park Nominations

An initiative of the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT), in collaboration with the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) and SKAL International, the IIPT Global Peace Parks Project aims to circle the earth with over 2,000 Peace Parks ...

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Enviro Rehab Project in Eastern Cape

A long-term project that aims to eradicate alien invasive plant species and re-introduce endemic flora is underway at Lalibela Private Game Reserve, located in the malaria-free Eastern Cape province of South Africa. By Des Langkilde. Following the sale of Lalibela ...

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War Against Alien Invasive Trees

The ‘big guns’ in the arsenal of alien invader trees are the Australian wattles (Acacia spp.), gum trees (Eucalyptus spp.), pines, poplars, weeping willows and mesquite. By 2010, these plants had spread over 16% of South Africa’s land area – ...

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Lalibela Lists on Africa GeoDirectory

Lalibela Private Game Reserve has listed on the Africa Adventure Travel GeoDirectory, along with listings for its 3 unique safari lodges; Lentaba, Mark’s Camp, and Tree Tops. These bring the total number of listings by category in the GeoDirectory Project ...

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Exploring Antigua Resorts

“Back can wait, but not belly” is a well-known Antiguan saying. Whether this refers to a massage before lunch I never found out, but luxury is very much on offer in the following four Leeward Islands resorts of Antigua and ...

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Law of Contracts – Part 21

Enforcing Your Contract: Homework – What To Do Before You Go Ahead. By Adv Louis Nel. SUMMARY In Part 1 (Aug 2014), I categorised risk into five categories, namely; 1. PEOPLE, 2. MONEY, 3. LAW, 4. SERVICE and 5. ECOLOGY. ...

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Marketing Platforms for Safari Businesses

With thousands of safari lodges located in national and private game reserves spread across Africa, inbound safari travel specialists are find it increasingly difficult to keep abreast of product and rate changes. Until now, that is! Mirada Travel Media has ...

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From Para to Dakar

This incredible story of how endurance motor cyclist Joey Evans overcame partial paralysis to enter the 2017 Dakar Rally is relevant to World Tourism Day on 27 September. But Joey needs your help to realise his dream – read on: ...

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City Bus of the Future

A Mercedes-Benz Future Bus with CityPilot has driven autonomously for the first time on a route of approximately 20 kilometres in Amsterdam. On a section of the longest bus rapid transit (BRT) line in Europe, the bus drives at speeds ...

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Webersburg Launches Midweek Specials

The family owned boutique wine estate, Webersburg, situated on the sunny slopes of the Helderberg Mountain between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, has a midweek accommodation special available for September and October 2016. Accommodation in the Vineyard Cottages is available for ...

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Celebrating Arbour Week in Diepsloot

Approximately 200 Grade 4 learners at Muzomuhle Primary School in Diepsloot in Johannesburg were involved in a tunnel vegetable garden building project at their school on 6 September to celebrate Arbour Week. The vegetable tunnel will go a long way ...

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Kwantu Partners with Stenden University

Kwantu Private Game Reserve, located in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, has announced a strategic partnership with Stenden University, an international higher learning institute headquartered in the Netherlands with campus facilities and education delivery points in Holland, South ...

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Business Tourism Boost to SA Economy

Business tourists spend on average three times more than their leisure counterparts, which is why South Africa is going full steam ahead to secure major conferences and exhibitions. James Vos MP, the Democratic Alliance’s shadow minister of tourism, said South ...

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New Air Routes a Boon for Western Cape Tourism

News that Cape Town has five new air routes and four expansions received loud applause from delegates attending the Tourism, Hotel Investment and Networking Conference (THINC Africa) in Cape Town. Tim Harris, CEO of Wesgro, said a “collaborative effort” between ...

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Hotels in Africa Expand Footprint

Cape Town – Africa is open for business where hotel development is concerned as despite some short-term challenges, hoteliers of all sizes are expanding their African footprint. That was the key message from Tim Smith, managing partner in South Africa ...

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Call for Nominations at SETE 2016

The Sports & Events Tourism Awards is aimed at recognizing events that contribute to tourism growth, destination marketing, sports & event legacies and local economic development in South Africa. Event owners, host cities & sponsors can nominate events by submitting ...

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Operator vs Owner Debate at #THINCAfrica

There is great potential in Southern Africa for hotel brands, owners and investors, says hospitality consultant, Joop Demes, ahead next week’s inaugural Tourism, Hotel Investment and Networking Conference, THINC Africa, taking place in Cape Town and hosted by hotel investment ...

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DA’s James Vos to Speak at #THINCAfrica

James Vos, MP, the Democratic Alliance’s shadow minister of tourism, will be speaking at the inaugural Tourism, Hotel Investment and Networking Conference, THINC Africa, taking place in Cape Town on 6-7 September. Tourism is a vital component of South Africa’s ...

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