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Tourists can now fly direct from Kruger to Victoria Falls

Image: Fastjet Zimbabwe A new direct flight, operated by Fastjet Zimbabwe, will connect Victoria Falls to Kruger National Park. The new route will, in theory, allow travelers arriving from Germany to skip South African cities entirely, thanks to new routes between Frankfurt, Mbombela, Victoria Falls and Maun. From April, Fastjet will fly three times a […]

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Ukrainian who fled to South Africa recalls traumatic journey: ‘It was a real battle for survival’

It is estimated that more than one million people have fled Ukraine since Russia invaded it. A Ukrainian woman who fled to South Africa on Friday says it was unbearable to see peaceful civilians and children dying in the war. Valentyna Nazarova, 68, was detained for five hours at Cape Town International Airport on Friday […]

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These are the 10 most innovative cities in Africa, according to the Knight Frank report

According to the report, African countries will emerge resilient from the Covid-19 pandemic if they are innovative and provide long-term social solutions to their residents, attracting finance and generating new demand for space. The research looked at over 100 data points applied to 29 capitals from a long list of over 500 cities in Africa […]

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South Africa: What GPS trackers have revealed about baboon troop movements in Cape Town

Many animals form groups. Living in groups can protect individuals from predators, thereby reducing risk; it also helps them find more food, which increases rewards. However, the presence of cities can alter these patterns of risk and reward. When wildlife enters the urban space, it is possible that the way individuals behave in groups – […]

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United Airlines wants to fly from Washington DC to Cape Town, starting in November

(Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Cape Town is attracting interest from US carriers, namely Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. Delta recently requested direct flights between Atlanta and Cape Town after an earlier call for a triangular route with Johannesburg was controversially rejected by South Africa’s Department of Transport. Now United Airlines, […]

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Why Cape Town is the greatest city in the world to visit right now

“Autumn” has arrived in Cape Town, but forget the wind and drizzle from home, it’s more like summer 2.0. The days are warm but not too hot, the nights are cool but not too cold. After two years of local and international redlist closures, the city of wine and waves is back with a pop […]

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Killing of star runner confronts Kenya with scourge of abuse

ELDORET, Kenya – The brutal murder of Olympic runner Agnes Tirop last year shows signs of a turning point for Kenya in tackling an unaddressed scourge of abuse and violence against female athletes nor even recognized until now. Tirop was stabbed to death in her home last October, a month after setting a new world […]

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Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya among top 5 African countries with most developed startup ecosystems – report

Africa Below are the Top 5 African countries with the most developed startup ecosystems according to the recent publication StartupBlink Ecosystem Index Report 2021. Top 5 African countries with the most developed startup ecosystems South Africa is now the first country in Africa to rank in the top 50. South Africa had an excellent year […]

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South Africa: Cities must listen to people to find solutions to climate impacts – Stories From Cape Town

A few years ago, the South African city of Cape Town was about to reach “day zero” – the day when the taps would dry up following a severe drought. Households have had to limit their water consumption, water tariffs have increased and businesses have had to rethink their water use. But the situation has […]

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South African cities rally against Eskom price hike

Johannesburg has joined Cape Town in opposing plans by South Africa’s national electricity company to raise electricity costs to more than three times the current rate of inflation. The objection from the country’s two largest cities adds to the general public outrage over Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd’s proposal. to increase its expenses by 21%. The […]

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Suspect charged with terrorism in South African parliament fire

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — A homeless man accused of setting fires that destroyed part of South Africa’s historic parliament complex was charged with terrorism on Tuesday and sent to a mental hospital for a month to Evaluation. Zandile Mafe, 49, appeared in a Cape Town courtroom for a bail hearing, when the terrorism […]

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Firefighters finally leave the South African Parliament complex

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Firefighters left the South African Parliament complex and turned it over to police four days after a major fire destroyed the main chamber of the country’s national legislature, authorities announced Thursday. A man suspected of starting Sunday’s blaze has been arrested and appeared in court for burglary, theft, arson […]

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Fire reignites at South African Parliament in Cape Town

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The fire that once destroyed the main chamber of South Africa’s parliament erupted again on Monday about 36 hours after starting in the 130-year-old historic building complex, officials said. authorities. Firefighters were sent back to the precincts of Parliament in central Cape Town after flames reappeared on the roof […]

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New COVID strain hits revival of South Africa’s international tourism trade

South Africa famous for its wildlife, its landscapes, its vineyards Omicron-driven travel restrictions deter international customers Roughly R1bn lost due to no-shows – Tourism sector CEO More pain if travel bans persist, warns Sun International CAPE TOWN, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Rushdi Harper’s travel agency in Cape Town was just beginning to recover from a […]

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Top 6 places to explore on South Africa’s Garden Route

Share the article Last update 5 months ago The glorious Garden Route is a 186 mile stretch of natural landscape spanning the Western and Eastern Capes of South Africa. From Mossel Bay in the west to Storms River in the east, the route passes through a variety of landscapes including stunning coastlines and dramatic mountain […]

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South Africa unhappy with inclusion in UK coronavirus ‘red list’

South Africa is in turmoil over Britain’s decision to keep the country on its coronavirus ‘red list’, a move that means travelers have to pay for a costly hotel quarantine when they return to the Kingdom -United. Renowned for its breathtaking wildlife and landscapes, South Africa is struggling to recover from the crippling blow the […]

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Making African cities a source of optimism and sustainable development

Professor Edgar Pieterse warns that unless cities are put on a more sustainable footing, this key source of human connectivity and innovation could well contribute to our demise. Have you ever walked around a city and marveled at the hustle and bustle? Cars and buses speed past, buildings tower over you, and advertising screams for […]

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Turning African cities into rotting dead end waste …

Professor Edgar Pieterse is founding director of the African Center for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town and holder of the South African Research Chair in Urban Policy. Have you ever wandered around a city and marveled at the hustle and bustle? Cars and buses parade, buildings towering above you, and advertising screams […]

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Make South African cities smarter rather than building new ones

Tijs van den Brink thinks we should make cities smart rather than building new smart cities. COVID-19 has highlighted underlying vulnerabilities that undermine the quality of life of South African citizens. These include growing inequalities, limited and / or aging infrastructure and a lack of public resources to address these challenges, but the application of […]

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Data shows quieter roads in South African cities

A specialist in location technologies, TomTom has published its latest Traffic Index, a report detailing the traffic jams in 2020 in more than 400 cities in 57 countries, including South Africa. While the ranking of the world’s most congested cities has changed very little from 2019, the big change is how much congestion levels have […]

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SOUTH AFRICA: Cities can buy directly from IPPs

A green energy revolution is unleashed in major cities in South Africa such as Johannesburg in the northeast and Cape Town, located on the southwest coast of South Africa. The Ministry of Energy decided in October 2020 to allow major cities to source electricity directly from Independent Power Producers (IPPs) of renewable origin. This long-awaited […]

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African cities are poised to thrive – and maybe explode

AAfrica is rural. Or that’s what senior Western officials mean when they talk about the continent. The top US diplomat for the region, Tibor Nagy, recently declared that Africa is “on the whole an agricultural society”. He is not alone: ​​Germany’s recent Marshall Plan with Africa insists that “rural areas will determine Africa’s future”.It’s wrong. […]

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African cities like Ghana and Mozambique running out of water

African cities are experiencing devastating water shortages as their populations continue to grow. These water shortages have led to sanitation problems, which can contribute to the incidence of diseases such as cholera and typhoid fever. The African Development Bank estimated last year that it would take up to $ 66 billion to provide universal access […]

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Why African Cities Need African Planning

Why African Cities Need African Planning Design concept for Eko Atlantic City. Image courtesy of archinect.com To share To share Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp To post Or https://www.archdaily.com/489181/why-africa-s-cities-need-african-planning In this article, originally published on Future Cape Town as “Designing African Cities: Urban Planning Education in Nigeria“Professors Vanessa Watson and Babatunde Agbola discuss a paradigm shift […]