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FlyNamibia to link Windhoek with Victoria Falls in joint strategy with Airlink
29th November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Independent Namibian airline FlyNamibia has announced that it is to institute a new route on April 4 next year. This will connect the country’s capital, Windhoek, to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.... 

Plastic is fantastic in clever education initiative
29th November 2023

Tourvest's Lemala Camps & Lodges in Tanzania stands tall as eco-driven tourism champion. Plastic is making a huge impact on tourism – and it isn’t by providing that credit card means of paying for... 

Climate Change - Is enough being done to address the global threat?
29th November 2023

By Duncan MacFadyen – Oppenheimer Generations Research and Conservation head of research and Rendani Nenguda – Oppenheimer Generations Research and Conservation research associate  Oppenheimer... 

On-boarding of new dealership brings Wacker Neuson equipment and after-market support to the beautiful island of Mauritius
29th November 2023

“When it comes to quality products, parts availability, and technical support, the Wacker Neuson brand is hands down the best, with service that is second to none,” says Dave Alcock, Managing... 

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Work underway to clear hyacinth at Hartbeespoort dam
29th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Work is continuing on the efficient rehabilitation of the Hartbeespoort dam, where hyacinth and algae have negatively impacted the water quality, assured Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu.... 

Tech and Tourism Conference 2024: Shaping the Future of Travel
27th November 2023

WilliamDavid Travel, proudly announces the inaugural Tech & Tourism Conference scheduled for February 22-23, 2024, in Johannesburg. This groundbreaking event marks a significant milestone in... 

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Local infrastructure development uplifts community
22nd November 2023

Local road infrastructure connected to the Msikaba Bridge project in the Eastern Cape has helped to create sustainable growth and development of the surrounding community. Concor Moto-Engil Joint... 

Aviation safety in Africa is improving, but airline industry seeks to always get better
21st November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

African airlines need to become more active in the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA’s) regional safety and flight operations groups (which are action oriented), IATA regional VP... 

IATA regional VP Africa and the Middle East Kamil Al-Awadhi
African airlines still face government-imposed financial pressures that exceed global norms
21st November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which is the global representative body for the airline industry, has again highlighted the problem of high commercial aviation costs in Africa... 

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Spear breaks ground on George Airport Business Park light industrial, logistics hub
17th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed real estate investment trust Spear has broken ground on its R400-million investment into the Airport Business Park, in George, in the Western Cape. The 19.5 ha development will provide a... 

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Delayed Lesotho Highlands project key to plugging Gauteng water-supply gap
17th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The long-anticipated second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP Phase II) broke ground this year, with ambitions of providing Gauteng and surrounds with a much-needed boost in water... 

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Delayed Lesotho Highlands project key to plugging Gauteng water-supply gap
17th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The long-anticipated second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP Phase II) broke ground this year, with ambitions of providing Gauteng and surrounds with a much-needed boost in water... 

Short-term outlook for trade conditions remains negative, Sacci reports
15th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) finds in its latest Trade Conditions Survey that the sector is facing increased pressure both in terms of current trade conditions, as... 

South Africa Tourism, Google sign tourism promotion agreement
13th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Tourism Minister Patricia de Lille and search engine and Internet services multinational Google have signed a collaboration agreement to support the use of digital tools to enhance tourism... 

Infinity Lithium wins €18.8m govt grant for San José
Infinity Lithium wins €18.8m govt grant for San José
13th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The Spanish government has awarded Infinity Lithium a €18.8-million grant to advance the San José project, the Australia-listed company reported on Monday. The Ministry of Industry, Trade and... 

Coega successes the foundation for Gqeberha’s revival – Moore
13th November 2023

Multibillion-rand investments in the Coega Special Economic Zone are laying the foundation for Gqeberha to realise its true potential as a city. That is the view of veteran Remax estate agent Alan... 

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Ramaphosa undertakes State visit to Qatar
13th November 2023 By: Thabi Madiba

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Wednesday undertake his first State Visit to Qatar, at the invitation of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar. The two-day visit comes ahead... 

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Trevor Noah Tourism Campaign for South Africa
10th November 2023

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa has been in talks with renowned comedian Trevor Noah and other personalities, to collaborate with on campaigns that will create a wider presence for... 

Johannesburg-based Afro-Middle East Centre executive director Na'eem Jeenah
Indlulamithi 2035 scenarios predict possibility of new govt pushing to end corruption, reduce crime
10th November 2023 By: Thabi Madiba

The Indlulamithi South Africa Scenarios 2035 initiative, which was launched in 2017, has involved conversations about the country’s trajectory and through robust research it has since been able to... 

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Transnet expects 175 vessel calls as cruise liner season opens
9th November 2023 By: Irma Venter

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) says it expects 175 vessel calls at South African port cities in the 2023/24 cruise liner season, which opened earlier this month. The vessels are expected... 

The Vasco da Gama cruise ship
Port Elizabeth port to welcome 37 560 passengers as cruise season starts
8th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The arrival of cruise ship the Vasco da Gama at the Port of Port Elizabeth marked the start of the 2023/24 cruise season in Gqeberha, and the city expects to welcome to its shores 37 560 passengers... 

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African travel, tourism can grow by another $168bn with the right efforts – WTTC
7th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) estimates that the African travel and tourism sector could add $168-billion to the continent’s economy and create more than 18-million new jobs, depending... 

Associations laud De Lille’s constructive engagement approach in tourism industry
6th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As the global tourism community converges at the World Travel Market in London this week, South African tourism associations have expressed their full support for Tourism Minister Patricia de... 

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Losing Agoa status would mean losing competitive edge in wine pricing – Basson
1st November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Industry body South Africa Wine (SA Wine) has emphasised the importance of South Africa’s trade relationship with the US under the Africa Growth Opportunity Act (Agoa) trade regime, particularly... 

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SA shark-barrier tech scores first commercial installation
31st October 2023 By: Irma Venter

The eco-friendly SharkSafe Barrier technology, developed by marine biologists at Stellenbosch University (SU) and their collaborators, and manufactured in the Western Cape, has been installed at a... 

South Africa could benefit from its dual AfCFTA and Brics membership
30th October 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

South Africa has the potential to use its membership of both the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (Brics) bloc to stimulate its... 

SA Wine launches dedicated skills development body for wine industry
27th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Industry body South Africa Wine (SA Wine) has announced the establishment of the South African Wine Industry Professional Body (SAWIPB) as a strategic asset to support the industry’s human resource... 

Western Cape can achieve breakout growth rates, assures its Economic Development head
27th October 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Western Cape economy indeed had the potential to achieve “breakout growth” rates of 4%/y to 6%/y, and the provincial government was determined to achieve these rates, through the implementation... 

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Oil and gas can benefit S Africa, deserves consideration
20th October 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With about 27-billion barrels of prospective oil and gas resources on its south, west and east coasts, as well as more than 5.6-trillion cubic metres of prospective shale gas resources onshore,... 

Wesgro CEO and CTAA spokesperson Wrenelle Stander
Cape Town Air Access wins prestigious award for the second time
19th October 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

For the second year in a row, the Cape Town Air Access (CTAA) initiative has won the Routes World Destination Award at the Routes World Air Service Development Conference (Routes World 2023, held... 

The Msikaba Project has deeper implications for community integration and development
Localised infrastructure upliftment with local community participation
19th October 2023

Local infrastructure development isn't just about laying roads or erecting bridges; it's about creating sustainable avenues for growth, development and integration. The localised upliftment of... 

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South Africa airline opens offices in Gaborone and Lusaka
17th October 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African private-sector domestic and regional airline Airlink has opened new offices in both Botswana and Zambia, in Gaborone and Lusaka respectively. The purpose of these offices is to... 

Digital twins helping to save engineering hours on infrastructure projects
13th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Infrastructure engineering software company Bentley Systems has described 2023 as a groundbreaking year for infrastructure intelligence, with organisations globally overcoming the ever-growing... 

Business confidence remains passive – Sacci
12th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) Business Confidence Index (BCI) continues to “lack substantial upward momentum”, the chamber said on October 12, reporting that the index... 

Ever wondered what type of activities requires Environmental Authorisation (EA)?
Ever wondered what type of activities requires Environmental Authorisation (EA)?
11th October 2023

(Virtual Showroom): In South Africa, Environmental Authorisation (EA) is required for certain activities that have the potential to significantly impact the environment. The authorisation process... 

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Study shows Western Cape had biggest cruise season ever
10th October 2023 By: Irma Venter

A new economic impact study shows that the Cape Town Cruise Terminal welcomed 70 cruise ship calls carrying 145 000 two-way passengers and 42 000 crew members between November 2022 and May this... 

A view of the Made in the Cape Market
Pop-up showcase for Western Cape exporters during October inaugurated
9th October 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Western Cape provincial trade, investment and tourism promotion agency Wesgro on Friday inaugurated its “Made in the Cape Market”, at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. The market will run throughout... 

Hudson Rubber calls for auto-component import substitution for growth of economy
6th October 2023 By: Irma Venter

Import substitution in the local automotive industry is crucial for the growth of the South African economy, says Hudson Rubber Company MD Stoney Steenkamp. Hudson Rubber is a Hammanskraal-based... 

Futurelife's new facility in the Dube TradePort SEZ, in KwaZulu-Natal
Futurelife opens new R75m manufacturing facility in Dube TradePort SEZ
5th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

South African health foods manufacturer Futurelife, wholly owned by food and beverage company PepsiCo South Africa, has opened its new manufacturing facility in the Dube TradePort special economic... 

Umgeni Mayor Chris Pappas
DA KZN Premier candidate, Pappas, outlines his plans to fix the province
4th October 2023 By: Sane Dhlamini

Umngeni Mayor and the Democratic Alliance’s KwaZulu-Natal Premier candidate Chris Pappas has told Polity that the devolution of powers is the solution to fighting crime in the province, which has... 

Cape Town crane manufacturer wins provincial orders
Cape Town crane manufacturer wins provincial orders
26th September 2023

(Virtual Showroom): A steadily increasing order intake from general industry and consulting engineers has led BB Cranes of Cape Town to step up production to meet demand. The upgrading of water and... 

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African central banks set to hold rates as currency risks weigh
15th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

African central banks meeting in the next three weeks are mostly set to hold interest rates while leaving hikes on the table, amid risks to their currencies from higher borrowing costs in advanced... 

Wesgro CEO Wrenelle Stander
Growth in passenger traffic has replaced recovery as the focus of Cape Town Air Access
14th September 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Regarding the inflow of tourists to Cape Town and the wider Cape Province, Cape Town Air Access (CTAA) was no longer talking of recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic; rather, it was now talking of... 

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