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South Africa takes the lead in transforming the tourism landscape

Cape Town, South Africa is addressing tourism challenges on all fronts to ensure that this world-class destination continues to build on its reputation to attract visitors all-year round. Four initiatives being driven simultaneously by Cape Town Tourism are actively generating a positive response from visitors, communities, government and the tourism sector alike. Cape Town Tourism is currently being represented at […]

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South African showcase delicacies at 44th Foodex Trade Fair in Japan

Proudly South African delicacies are on display at the 44th Foodex Trade Fair in Japan. The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is currently leading 30 business people to the trade fair where they are showcasing some of the finest South African food products and beverages. Foodex is regarded as Asia’s largest food and drink exhibition providing a platform for […]

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South Africa welcomes improved mining ranking

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has welcomed South Africa’s latest improved global mining ranking. This as the Fraser Institute released its annual global survey of mining jurisdictions on Friday. In the rankings, in terms of the attractiveness of its mining policies, South Africa ranked 56th out of 83 countries surveyed. The country improved its ranking by 25 spots, compared to […]

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Qatar Airways boosts services to Johannesburg and Cape Town

Qatar Airways announced that it will be increasing the number of weekly flights on its popular routes to South Africa from July 2019. Weekly flight frequencies to Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest metropolis, will increase from 14 to 18 from July, rising to 19 in August. A further two flights will be added to the airline’s winter schedule, taking the total […]

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Qatar Airways to increase services to South Africa from July

Qatar Airways has announced it will be increasing the number of weekly flights on its popular routes to South Africa from July. Weekly flight frequencies to Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest metropolis, will increase from 14 to 18 from July, rising to 19 in August. A further two flights will be added to the airline’s winter schedule, taking the total number […]

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INEC Declares Buhari Winner as Nigeria President

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has decaled President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the 2019 presidential election, held on Saturday Feb. 23. Yakubu also said that Felix Nicholas of the Peoples Collation Party (PCP) scored 110,196 votes, while Ositelu Isaac Babatunde of Accord Party (AP) polled 19,209 votes. In 2015, Buhari scored 15, […]

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South African government declare Election Day public holiday

President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged South African employers to observe 8 May, the day of National and Provincial elections, as a public holiday and encourage staff to use the day to exercise their right to vote. President Ramaphosa on Tuesday declared the day a public holiday. In a statement, the Presidency said all Premiers have also declared 8 May 2019 […]

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South Africa companies to sample Asian food market

Gauteng businesspeople say they are ready to access the Asian market and secure opportunities during the 44th Foodex Trade Fair. The companies, which are amongst the 30 companies that received financial support from the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), will participate in the trade fair from 5-8 March in Japan.  Foodex is regarded as Asia’s largest food and […]

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21 ships carrying various products expected at Lagos ports

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it is expecting 21 ships to bring petroleum products, food, and other goods from Feb. 18 to Feb. 26 at Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports. The NPA made the announcement on Monday in its daily publication, ‘Shipping Position’. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that one of the 21 ships is bringing petrol. […]

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AU chairman: South Africa to take over from Egypt

South Africa has been elected as chair of the African Union for the year 2020 at the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of AU Heads of State and Government. The chairship is decided annually on a rotational basis among the five regions and it is the Southern region’s turn to chair in 2020. SA will be taking over as […]