South Africa releases Tourism Satellite Account, TSA figure for 10 years

The importance of South African tourism industry, particularly its role in economic growth, job creation, attracting foreign exchange and its capacity to grow SA’s GDP is vital. In 2013 alone, for example, the number of persons employed in the tourism industry amounted to 4,5% of all employed persons in South Africa, providing jobs of all skill levels and in all […]

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Air Mauritius seeks to connect Africa with regional operations

News that Air Mauritius is planning to start a regional airline is great for connectivity across the African continent, but at this stage none of it is 100% confirmed, says Regional Manager for the airline Carla Da Silva. Connectivity across Africa could be vastly improved as per the directive of Yamoussoukro Decision for an Open Skies Africa policy, but this […]

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Zuma’s visit to Nigeria: resolving discontent, to strengthen relations

-as President Buhari slams MTN as aiding B/Haram -Zuma promises to refund seized $15million arms deal RennOffor As has been speculated to be a strategic move to clear the increasing bubbles that may hinder businesses between two of Africa’s lion States, President Jacob Zuma’s visit to Nigeria with a large business delegation, coupled with the granting of 10 year multiple […]

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Qatar CEO: Airlines have been taking African passengers to the cleaners

By Selene Brophy Cape Town – Qatar Airways has inaugurated its newly launched Durban-Doha route, as part of an expansion of the airline’s operations and decade-long investment in South Africa. The new route will see a four-times-weekly flight between the two cities, with a total of 21 flights a week now connecting South Africa to Qatar Airways’ global network. The […]

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S.A is now Africa’s third largest economy – CNBC Africa

(Renaissance Capital) A couple of years ago – I did a summer mash-up comparing continental, country and US state GDP.  I argued that even with a US recession in 2016, still Russia’s GDP would not exceed California’s until 2029.  This is a very preliminary update on how the EM and Frontier worlds stack up against each other and the US after […]

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How Rejected flight attendant started the first female owned aviation company in Africa

TALK about an inspiration. Sibongile Sambo dreamt of being a flight attendant, but she failed to meet the minimum height requirement and was turned away by South African Airways. Instead of accepting defeat, she started her own company, even selling her car and using her mother’s pension in order to set it up. But it’s all been worth it, as […]

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Man arrested in South Africa with 21 vaginas in freezer

Police in Bloemfontein have arrested a Danish national after pieces of female genitalia were found in the fridge of his Bloemfontein home, the Hawks said on Friday. Twenty-one pieces of women’s genitals were found in the 58-year-old man’s deep freezer earlier this week, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said. Share our story:

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Double standards: SA depends on remittances from citizens abroad for 1% of economy while most immigrants in SA are employers

By Lee Mwiti THE argument by South African xenophobes following the deadly targeting of mainly African nationals has been that the foreigners are taking their jobs and competing for scarce resources. It is a view that has been tacitly supported by ruling party politicians, with some ministers  saying that foreign nationals were in the country only as a “courtesy” and that they […]

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