Africa tourism

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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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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Leaked by others, Russia finds friends in Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya — Since the days of Nelson Mandela, South African leaders have dismissed American criticism of their friendships with autocrats like Cuba’s Fidel Castro and Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, whose countries have stood by them during their most difficult times. desperate for the anti-apartheid fight. Today, South Africans are defending their loyalty to another autocrat […]

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‘We have changed the status quo’: Pitso Mosimane on success in Africa, breaking barriers in Egypt and European prejudice

“Don’t give Al-Hilal a chance on the ball, guys. If you do, they will show how good they are. This is what Al-Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane told his players ahead of the FIFA Club World Cup bronze medal match against the Asian and Arabian champions Saudi Arabia in Abu Dhabi. That did the trick. The […]

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Africa faces a difficult task not to become the plastic “trash can” of the world

A waste picker walks with a load of recyclable waste on her head in the Mbeubeuss landfill in Dakar. (AFP) What can be done to prevent Africa from becoming the largest plastic dumping ground in the world? It’s one of the big questions members of the United Nations will face next week as they […]

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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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Ancient DNA helps reveal social changes in Africa 50,000 years ago that shaped human history

(The Conversation is an independent, nonprofit source of news, analysis, and commentary from academic experts.) Elizabeth Sawchuk, University of Alberta; Jessica Thompson, Yale University, and Mary Prendergast, Rice University (THE CONVERSATION) Every person living on the planet today is descended from people who lived as hunter-gatherers in Africa. The continent is the cradle of human […]

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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 Africa takes local Huawei unit to court over hiring | Tech News

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa has asked a court to fine Huawei Technologies’ local unit in China for breaking local hiring rules and order the company to change its practices, the Labor Department announced Friday. About 90% of the company’s employees were foreign nationals, violating “employment equity” regulations that impose a 40% limit, the department […]

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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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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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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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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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What is needed to repair the crumbling coalitions in South African cities

Three South African cities led by coalitions of opposition parties over the past three years have seen difficult times. In Johannesburg, a new mayor was elected following the resignation of Herman Mashaba the city and the Democratic Alliance, South Africa’s main political opposition. The election of the mayor saw a shift in political alliances within […]