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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 16:30

Cape Town’s The Silo Hotel — named after the former grain-silo complex in which it is housed — opened its doors in March as an instant Cape Town landmark. From the outside, it’s an industrial monolith with a standout set of 25-feet-high convex windows overlooking the popular V&A Waterfront. The inside, by contrast, is a […]

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 12:00

Government entity SA Tourism spent R9.6m on a contract with controversial UK public relations firm Bell Pottinger to promote South Africa’s image abroad. While under this contract, the company did work for the Guptas. Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa revealed this on Monday, in reply to a parliamentary question from the DA. “Bell Pottinger LLP was […]

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 09:08

RwandAir will start flights from Johannesburg via Kigali to Brussels in July. All returning flights from Brussels to Johannesburg will be via London and Kigali. There will be three flights a week between Brussels and Kigali operated by the airline’s Airbus A330 fleet. Flight WB700 on Tuesday will depart JNB at 02h55 and arrive in […]

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Monday, June 26, 2017 - 17:30

Currently, there are approximately 345 million internet users in Africa, representing 9.3% of the total population and a penetration rate of 27.7%. These statistics, presented in a hospitality report by Jumia Travel, reflects the opportunity for tourism and hospitality industry players in exploiting the internet to grow e-tourism. ©Daniel Ernst via 123RF The growth of […]

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Monday, June 26, 2017 - 13:01

Konnect Africa is reportedly set to reshape the satellite broadband industry. The company is making a strong push with a double objective: to be a partner of choice on the continent and to demonstrate how satellite technology is today the most relevant solution for unlocking access to the internet in Africa With new-generation services starting […]

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Monday, June 26, 2017 - 12:57

How not to be an ass-hat when it comes to telecons and video conferencing… Our meeting was scheduled for 11am. It had been informally confirmed via email about a week before, and we’d both gone a step further by accepting the relevant meeting request. We’d established that she’d be calling me, and I’d supplied my […]

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 16:30

With the opening of four-star, R130-million Mayfair Hotel in Mthatha, Billion Group, known for its development of major malls, celebrated its inroads into hotel development. The hotel is situated adjacent to the groups BT Ngebs City regional mall. Sisa Ngebulana, founder, Billion Group Billion Group founder Sisa Ngebulana, who grew up in Corana just outside […]

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 14:34

Basha Uhuru is conceptualized and hosted by Constitution Hill, a National Heritage Site boasting a living museum with a rich historical treasure chest and is also home to the Constitutional Court – a beacon of hope for the nation. Association with the Constitutional Court’s valuable South African signature art collection ensures sponsors the opportunity to […]

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 14:30

I’ve always thought that conferences and seminars were a little ho-hum. However, I went to one recently and I have to admit that I really did learn a lot. It was called “The Future of Advertising” and held at the Radisson Blu Gautrain hotel, lasting two days. It was organised by Knowledge Resources – a […]

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 16:16

South African based, Technical supplier to live events, Gearhouse South Africa recently purchased 2 Avid VENUE S6L-32D systems to add to their existing AVID Audio inventory in their Johannesburg operation. “Gearhouse South Africa bought Avid Profiles back in 2010 and they have proven to be a hugely popular console specified on almost every touring rider […]

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