Saxon Hotel unveils new Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite

Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa has unveiled the new 400sqm Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite during the centenary year of the late president and philanthropist. The stylish new suite is a fitting tribute to the statesman who was closely connected with Saxon owners, the Steyn family, as well as being a regular hotel guest. Mandela also completed his bestselling autobiography Long […]


One&Only Nyungwe House to open in Rwanda in October

The One&Only Nyungwe House resort, on the edge of the Nyungwe rainforest, will welcome its first quests in October. Set within the lush green expanse of a working tea plantation, alongside one of the largest and best-preserved montane rainforests in Africa, One&Only Nyungwe House offers guests the opportunity to go where few have gone before. Immersed in wild beauty surrounded […]


Bench Events to launch bilingual FIHA in Morocco next year

Bench Events, organiser of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum, has announced that it is launching a sister event, named the Forum sur l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain. The new show will focus more precisely on north and west Africa. Proceedings will be bilingual, with presentations and panel discussions led in French with simultaneous translation to English. The first edition of FIHA will […]

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Labour Minister: Stop child labour and children be children

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant will reflect on government initiatives to halt the growing problem of child labour when she addresses the National Day against Child Labour on Wednesday. The event will be held at 10am at Frikkie Cronje Stadium in Wesselsbron – a maize farming town south of Bothaville in the Free State. A Survey of Activities of Young People […]


South Africa and DR Congo strengthen relations

Bilateral relations between South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) formed part of discussions between the two countries’ Heads of State on Friday. “The Heads of State exchanged views mainly on the following three points: bilateral relations between the two countries, the evolution of the political, electoral and security situation in the DRC, as well as various issues […]


Women call for elevation of African languages

Women gathered at the Inter-Generational Dialogues at Freedom Park in Tshwane on Friday unanimously used the platform to push for the increased usage of African languages at school and in the home. The call comes amid a chorus of voices, who are campaigning for the decolonisation of education, accompanied by a keen focus on matters of language and improved overall […]


Congo will not seek Election for Third Term

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila will not seek election for a third term, his spokesman announced Wednesday. Kabila instead nominated his interior minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary as his successor. The announcement reported in local media brought an end to speculation that Kabila would bypass the country’s two-term limit to stand in the December 23 elections. Kabila succeeded his […]


South Sudan: U.S, Britain, say peace pact not realistic

The United States, Britain and Norway on Friday said considerable challenges lie ahead of South Sudan’s peace agreement, citing unrealistic arrangements. After years of fighting, President Salva Kiir and opposition groups signed a peace deal in the Sudanese capital Khartoum last Sunday. In a joint statement seen by Radio Tamazuj, the Troika said it is concerned that the arrangements agreed […]


Condolences for families of KZN sharks board victims

The KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Sihle Zikalala, has sent his deepest condolences to the families of KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board employees who drowned when their boat capsized during the early hours of Wednesday. The tragic incident, which happened when the officials were servicing shark nets claimed two lives while the other two survived and one is […]