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Calitz misses Fish River record by 8 minutes

After running 100 kilometres, it is heartbreaking to miss setting a new record by little over a kilometre in distance. For this year’s running of the Fish River Canyon Ultra, his only goal was to break the hiking trail route record. Missing it by only eight minutes was heartbreaking for K-Way athlete AJ Calitz. Fish […]

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Diversification to grow regional economy via SADC

“The diversification of our economies and industrialisation will ultimately put the region on its rightful path as a global economic player,” said President Jacob Zuma, who is also the chair of the SADC regional bloc, on Tuesday. Diversification to grow regional economy Partnering with the private sector will unlock avenues that southern African governments alone […]
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Alarming Tourism Statistics

Tourism Statistics – The latest Tourism Business Index (TBI) 3rd quarter results from Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) has been released and the findings are alarming.   Business confidence is at a record low, with the second lowest reported since 2010, and the lowest yet this year. The drop in confidence is largely attributed […]

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Minister speaks on new immigration regulations

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom says the regulation of immigration matters is the constitutional responsibility of the Department of Home Affairs. However, the National Department of Tourism has received representations from tourism stakeholders on the possible unintended consequences of some of the new provisions. Industry role players have highlighted two specific provisions, namely the new requirement […]

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Youth should consider tourism as a career

Tourism Deputy Minister Tokozile Xasa on Monday called on young people to consider taking tourism as a career. Tourism as a career She said several training and skills development programmes have been initiated to enable young people to enter the tourism industry. Speaking at a two-day Tourism Business Outreach seminar held in Krugersdorp, Deputy Minister […]

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Airbus A350XWB lands in SA

The Airbus A350XWB – which is on a world tour — landed in South Africa at the weekend, where it carried out crucial high airfield performance and auto-landing trials at OR Tambo International Airport. The A350XWB, which carries 369 passengers, is the latest generation and newest long-haul jetliner by the European aircraft manufacturer to enter […]

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Acsa assists Brazil to open airport terminal

A new terminal at Brazil’s Guarulhos International Airport has been officially opened with the involvement of Airports Company South Africa (Acsa). Acsa has had extensive involvement in the expansion, maintenance and management of the airport with Terminal 3 officially being opened by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday. The opening of the terminal formed part […]

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Agulhas National Park opens new chalets

The South African National Parks has launched seven brand new chalets in the Agulhas National Park. Agulhas National Park Rest Camp This is in addition to eight chalets built initially, bringing the total tourist accommodation offering in the Agulhas National Park Rest Camp to 51 beds. “This development together with the construction of a new […]

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South African Airways transferred

The transfer of South African Airways (SAA) from the Ministry of Public Enterprises to the Ministry of Finance was gazetted on Friday. “The transfer is effective from 12 December 2014 and the handover process is well underway. The Minister of Finance [Nhlanhla Nene] has already held an introductory meeting with the board of directors of […]

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Tourism must reduce poverty

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom says the success of tourism will be judged by how much it contributes towards reducing poverty, inequality and unemployment. The Department of Tourism is currently developing amended Tourism Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) codes to address imbalances in the ownership of tourism enterprises. The goal is also to develop skills and […]

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