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Monday, December 11, 2017 - 16:12

Efforts being made by Kenya’s government to make Nairobi an aviation hub has received a big boost from the African development Bank (AfDB) which approved a US$160 million loan for the expansion of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The project entails construction of a 4.9km second runway to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Category II […]

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Monday, December 11, 2017 - 15:15

Aquila Private Game Reserve have now extended their latest investment into conservation with a multi-million Rand commitment seeing the welcoming of new Cape giraffes and eland. The magical story of Aquila Private Game Reserve evolved over 18 years ago from nothing other than pure passion and the strong desire of one man: Searl Derman. The […]

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Friday, December 8, 2017 - 14:22

Folorunso Alakija, one of a handful of successful female entrepreneurs on the continent listed as one of Forbes most powerful women in the world, attended the Flourish Africa conference. The 66-year-old business magnate has persistently championed the causes of women in Nigeria from her work with widows and orphans through the Rose of Sharon Foundation […]


Friday, December 8, 2017 - 13:43

South Africa’s deputy minister of tourism, Elizabeth Thabethe, has announced a “bold and ambitious” delegate-boosting plan as part of a Bidding Support Programme to propel the country’s business events industry forward. Speaking at IBTM World in Barcelona, Thabethe told CMW the South African National Convention Bureau (SANCB) was emphasising that South Africa – and Africa – is “open for […]


Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:27

Travel and tourism trade shows provide a wealth of opportunity to market your business, check out the competition, network with industry and stay abreast of trends. It’s time to select and budget for some of the many and varied travel trade shows, workshops and markets taking  place in South Africa and around the world next […]

The post SEE AND BE SEEN AT TRADE SHOWS IN 2018 appeared first on The Event.

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:04

Thanks to the country’s rich and oft tumultuous history, township experiences have risen in popularity as visitors want a taste of the ‘real’ South Africa. Kim Crowie finds out more. Places of hardship, poverty, and a cruel regime of the past, South Africa’s townships hold a world of history within. These days, however, transformation is […]

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 16:42

The Event caught up with Siphiwe Sipho Ngwenya, CEO of Gauteng Tourism, at the recent UFI Congress, held in Sandton in early November. What are the focuses of Gauteng Tourism? Gauteng Tourism has three focuses: visitor information, the convention bureau, and destination marketing. We sell our country by promoting our products, our culture and our […]

The post GROWING THE ECONOMY THROUGH EXHIBITIONS appeared first on The Event.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 13:33

Kim Crowie speaks to leaders in the business-events field to find out what lessons they learned this year that they will carry into the next twelve months. From politics, security and safety to the dipping of congress statistics and how learning and education is at the forefront of growth in 2018, South African thought leaders, […]

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:16

Time-saving, convenient and tailormade to meet travellers’ needs, accommodation and conferencing close to airports is thriving. Susan Reynard reports. Airports as major transport hubs have to deliver on many variables. Hotels at or near the country’s major airports provide a welcome oasis for those in transit. We give you the lowdown on the best-of-the-best airport hotels […]

The post BEST AIRPORT HOTELS IN SOUTH AFRICA appeared first on The Event.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 14:10

There is perhaps no area in Johannesburg that offers the variety of venues as those offered by Constitution Hill. Where better to host your next event? Constitution Hill is a precinct premised on unusual spaces; from small former cells where bars remain on the windows to large open areas with the capacity to accommodate hundreds of […]

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