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April
2017
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HEALTH TOURISM – AFRICA’S ECONOMIC GAME CHANGER

PAN-AFRICAN HEALTH TOURISM BACKGROUND A significant new element of trade in health care has involved the movement of patients across borders in the pursuit of medical treatment and health; a phenomenon commonly termed ‘medical tourism‘. Medical tourism occurs when consumers elect to travel across international borders with the intention of receiving some form of medical ...

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April
2017
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HEALTH TOURISM – A FORCE FOR GOOD

...role of the African Diaspora In 2014 the Ethiopian North American Health Professionals Association (ENAHPA) was planning to establish a Medical Zone in Addis Ababa, with the blessing and help of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Diaspora Engagement Affairs Directorate-General. This initiative would help Addis Ababa become a Medical Health Tourism Destination. The Diaspora ...

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April
2017
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The Growth of Medical Tourism in South Africa

South Africa has been making medical advances towards medical tourism, with statistics showing that in 2012, between 300,000 and 350,000 tourists from all around Africa travelled to South Africa for medical treatment. In addition to shorter travel times than India, South Africa advertises the added allure of safaris and spas. African travelers coming to South …

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April
2017
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Holiday Best-bet: Cape Town vs. Durban

Cape Town and Durban are two leading holiday destinations in South Africa that should make everyone’s bucket list. While the former has remained among the best holiday destinations in the world because of its Mediterranean climate, vibrant nightlife, Michelin Star restaurants, scenic coastal drives, staggering mountain landscape and friendly people; the latter holds top spot ...

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April
2017
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City Icon: Jonathan Butler, Cape Town

“I was born poor, but richly blessed with talent and the gift to make music. I can’t dismiss where I’ve been or where I come from. I am a proud South African and I came from nothing.” – Jonathan Butler Born on October 10, 1961 in Athlone, a shantytown outside Cape Town, South Africa, Jonathan …

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April
2017
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Magical Cape Town

South Africa is a beautiful country. I was there when it grabbed global attention in 2010 during the world cup. Until recently, however, the Zakumi and the sound of the Vuvuzela were the experience I could easily recall. No doubt, the football distracted me from taking in the beautiful scenery and touristy places in the …

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December
2016
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10 Activities for the Whole Family in South Africa this Christmas & New Year

South Africa is always a great place to visit at Christmas and New Year holidays.  With December and January being the top summer months with hot and sunny weather, you’d be glad if you decided to travel with your entire family down to the lovely Mzansi. This spectacularly beautiful country is an easy choice for …

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December
2016
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Classic South African Christmas Gammon

Christmas is all about large family and friendship gatherings. It is the coming together of groups to celebrate the end of another long, stressful, and hopefully good year and no doubt thankful for the long holidays. Entertaining a crowd means a lot of food preparations but its usually Christmas lunch that gets the most attention. …

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November
2016
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Festival: uMkhosi Womhlanga: Zulu Reed Dance

You must have heard about the Reed Dance, right? Known in Swaziland as Umhlanga and held usually in late August or early September. Well, it just so happens that the Swazis are not the only ones who have such an exotic festival involving the celebration of chastity among young maidens. While Umhlanga dates back to the ...

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November
2016
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City Icon: DJ ROXXI (Deshnie Govender), Durban

“If you’re passionate about the industry, then find a way to get yourself in. One ‘no’ should not set you back; just believe in yourself and stay true to who you are. Luck is when preparation meets opportunity, so be ready to tackle an opportunity at any time.” DJ Roxxi (Deshnie Govender) Within a short ...

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November
2016
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Recipe Wednesday: Bunny Chow and Durban Curry – Durban

The origin of this Durbanite meal, brings a great smile to my heart today; the ingeniousness of a child led to this all time favourite. The story goes that during the great depression in 1933 there was a hunger strike which led to the discovery that the cheapest curry to get was made by a Vegetarian ...

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November
2016
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Why Durban Ranked 7th On The New York Times List Of The 52 Places To Visit In 2015

A friend recently told me he was considering taking a break from work to some calm city where he could settle his parents when they retire. I didn’t bat an eyelid before I suggested Durban. Before you stereotype me, I am not from Durban and it isn’t like I haven’t seen some cool places in ...

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September
2016
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7 Interesting Things You Didn’t Know About Johannesburg

How well do you know Johannesburg? Well, it is the first city in South Africa, the country’s richest city and one of the biggest economies in Africa overall; but, who is interested in all those serious facts? Come on; let’s talk about some of the interesting facts about this beautiful city that hardly ever gain ...

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September
2016
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Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival: A Wine Revolution!

The Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival is perhaps the most successful trend-setting annual event hosted in Soweto, Johannesburg, and a must-attend on the annual South African wine calendar. Already over a decade old, the idea for a wine festival in Soweto was conceived over a braai in Pretoria between two neighbors back in 2004. Lyn ...

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September
2016
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City Icon – Wayde Van Nierkerk (Johannesburg)

“When I got over the finish line, I felt like a proud South African, not a proud colored South African. I’m happy and proud to be an ambassador for my country.” Olympic champion and world record holder in the 400m track and field, Wayde van Nierkerk of South Africa holds the distinction of being the ...

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August
2016
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Day Trip to Joburg’s Lion Park

Joburg is listed among Africa’s top ten largest cities. It is a big, bold and wealthy city whose growth initially stemmed from its huge gold deposits. No matter who you are or where you’re coming from, Joburg is a place where the luxury, mid-range and budget spender can easily call home. There’s something for everyone ...

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June
2016
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South Africa: Remembering the Soweto Uprising of June 16, 1976

On this day 40 years ago in Soweto near Johannesburg, a large number of mainly black school children were gunned down by the apartheid security officials while protesting the ridiculous requirement that Afrikaans (language spoken by the minority European settlers) be the mandatory language of teaching in all South African schools.   These unarmed school children were …

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May
2016
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THOUSANDS GATHERED AT INDABA 2016 TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF AFRICAN TOURISM

South Africa Tourism brought together media, travel trade and industry stakeholders to discuss the future of African Tourism. The event took place from the 7th -9th May 2016. The show was hosted at the International Convention Center, Durban, Kwazulu Natal. This top travel show explored issues such as ’’How Africans should control our own narratives’’. …

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April
2016
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Recipe Wednesday: Cape Malay Pickled fish (Cape Town)

Hey folks! It’s another recipe Wednesday and we are glad you popped by. Hope you’ve had a good week so far. Anyways, it’s the middle of the week so we can start the countdown to Friday. TGIF in advance. Our destination this week takes us to the lovely coastal city of Cape Town in South Africa. It’s …

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April
2016
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Interesting Spots in Cape Town

If you are visiting Cape Town for the first time, the city’s Table Mountain, beaches and its vibe are the obvious attractions that jumps at you but there is more to see and do in there. Here are some of the interesting spots in Cape Town I’ll like to show you around in a jiffy …

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March
2016
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Egg-ceptional Easter Weekend in Cape Town!

It’s that time of the year again when chocolate eggs and Lindt bunny rabbits dominate storefronts and shopping baskets. If you’re not jetting off for an Easter getaway, why not celebrate at one of the Mother City’s great events or by taking advantage of one of the egg-ceptional holiday specials. Whether you’re on the lookout …

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February
2016
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Top African Romantic Getaways this Valentine…pt5

We hope you’ve been enjoying our series on the top African romantic getaways…Today’s destination is a personal favourite and it’s not hard to find out why. Cape Winelands in South Africa is simply in one word – breathtaking; and if you haven’t visited there yet, this Valentine is your perfect opportunity. Make those necessary bookings, …

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January
2016
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Celebrate the arrival of 2016 in style with South Africans

This long and challenging year is now arriving at an end and it’s a great opportunity to reflect and anticipate a fresh start of the New Year. On the off-chance that you haven’t made any arrangements on how you are going to say goodbye to 2015 and welcome 2016, why not with a bunch of …

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December
2015
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Start Your New Year by attending Magical Festivals

New Year in South Africa is celebrated with great fun and excitement. It is one of the best places to anticipate a huge New Year festivity. As indicated by Gregorian calendar, New Year in South Africa starts from January 1. What better way to kickstart the new year than by attending magical festivals. The energy …

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