Tourism: South Africa grabs fifth spot as most ‘Instagrammable’ country in the world

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Big 7 Travel put together a list of 192 destinations, and all countries were ranked according to best places to visit, as well as their visual allure and popularity on Instagram. It’s no surprise, really, considering that Instagram has become vacationers and travellers’ preferred platform when it comes to sharing holiday snaps and trying to make the neighbours jealous. The […]

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News: South Africa Suspends Diplomatic Ties With Rwanda

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South Africa has suspended its diplomatic relations with Rwanda and recalled its envoy from Kigali. The short-lived normalization of relations faltered after South Africa complained of insults flung by the Rwandan government at its international relations and cooperation minister, Lindiwe Sisulu. A website, reported by Rwandan exiles to be run by the Rwandan government military intelligence, is said to have […]

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News: South Africa to open Visa Office in Anambra

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Conversations are currently going on between the Government of Anambra State and the Republic of South Africa on the possibilities of opening a Consular Office in Awka, Anambra State to facilitate bilateral relations and strengthen existing economic ties between South Africa and Anambra State. Speaking during a luncheon at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia on Tuesday, South African High Commissioner to […]

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Aviation: South African Airways to resume Abuja-Johannesburg route by 2019

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South African Airways (SAA), has said plans are underway to resume the Lagos-Johannesburg route which it stopped some years back by 2019. Regional Manager, SAA, Africa, Middle East and Indian Ocean Islands, Mr. Aaron Munetsi said the airline had to stop the Abuja operation to re-strategies on how best to serve the market. Speaking at an event to mark the […]

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Aviation: For how long shall the South African Airways cockpit remain the preserve of white boys? Asks-Hopewell Chin’ono

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I have just landed in Nairobi-Kenya, my flight from Johannesburg to here made me reflect on something that has always been on my mind. I have plenty of South African friends on this page and also many folks who are interested in aviation like I do. I love planes, I watch aircraft accident investigations religiously. I even dated a pilot […]

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Aviation: South Africa’s New finance minister wants national carrier shut down?

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South Africa’s state-owned airline should be shut down, the country’s new finance minister has said. “It’s loss-making, we are unlikely to sort out the situation, so my view would be close it down,” Tito Mboweni told an investor conference in the US. One of Africa’s biggest airlines, South Africa Airways (SAA) has lost money every year since 2011, and survives […]

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News: New visa rules could see long-term foreign residents having to leave South Africa

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Changes to new immigrant legislation could mean that many long-term foreign residents are no longer eligible to remain in South Africa. In a column for the Mail & Guardian, immigration attorney Stefanie de Saude-Darbandi, said that the new legislation is likely to implemented in the next few months. However, many provisions are still vague with little understanding of the possible […]

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Aviation: With 1.5m passengers in 20 years Nigeria is South African most profitable Route-CEO

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Mr. Vuyani Jarana, was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of South African Airways in November 2017 with a simple mandate to restructure the airline and return it to the era of profitability. In this interview with journalists at his maiden tour outside South Africa since his appointment, Jarana spoke on the restructuring exercise, the Nigerian market, national carrier […]

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Aviation: How sick is South African Airways and what will it cost to fix it?- CEO Vuyani Jarana

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SAA’s new CEO Vuyani Jarana left a big position in telecoms to take on the perhaps impossible job of turning SAA around. SA Flyer and FlightCom Magazine editor Guy Leitch managed to get this hard-running CEO to make time for a detailed discussion of his plans. The Auditor General’s 2017 report described SAA as a ‘horror show’. There are claims […]

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News: Towards Improved Nigeria-South Africa Relations

A delegation of Nigerian businessmen under the aegis of Nigeria-South Africa Chamber of Commerce was in South Africa recently on a mission to help stimulate trade between the two biggest economies in Africa. Demola Ojo reports Recently, members of the Nigeria-South Africa Chamber of Commerce (NSACC) departed Nigeria on a week-long trip to Johannesburg and Cape Town. The Lagos-based chamber […]

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