Archives for October 2012

Fruits of Liberation

“The people in our townships, rural areas and squatter camps are bitter [that] democracy has not delivered the fruits that they see a tiny elite enjoying,” says a disenchanted longstanding leader of the South African liberation movement, … [Read more...]

Mobile technology can help Africa

Pretoria – The ability for mobile technology to solve major social problems in Africa is unprecedented, says Communication Minister Dina Pule. “From health to education, mobile technology is changing the way all sectors of … [Read more...]

Food security linked to land reform

Pretoria - Government cannot talk about improving food security without referring to land reform, President Jacob Zuma told members of the African Farmers Association of South Africa (AFASA) at a gala dinner on Monday. … [Read more...]

Condolences for boat accident victim

Pretoria – Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has sent condolences to the family of the man who was killed on Saturday evening after a charter boat capsized offshore near Hout Bay on a popular sight-seeing trip. “On behalf of the … [Read more...]

Virgin Announces New Route

Cape Town, October 2012: Virgin Atlantic Airways will once again introduce its popular direct flight between Cape Town and London from 18 October 2012 to April 2013, in time for the busy holiday season. The flight will ensure holidaymakers … [Read more...]

Domestic tourism key to local jobs

Mbombela – Domestic tourism is key to creating sustainable jobs for locals, says Deputy Tourism Minister Thokozile Xasa. “Domestic tourism has the power to assist the province and the municipality in developing local products … [Read more...]

SA still a hit with tourists

Pretoria – Tourist arrivals to South Africa grew by 10.5% for the first six months of 2012, more than double the global average of 5% for the same period. According to the most recent tourism figures, tourist numbers to South Africa … [Read more...]

Praise for Team SA 3rd gold

Pretoria – Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula has praised the South African men’s lightweight rowing team for clinching a third gold medal for the country at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Mbalula, who touched down in … [Read more...]

SA, Indonesia to enhance trade

Pretoria - South Africa and Indonesia have agreed to enhance bilateral relations and will conduct a joint study to explore trade opportunities, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. … [Read more...]

YMCA World Hoop Challenge

Five continents, 96 cities, one day all with one aim, to mobilise 5 million people during a global celebration of shooting hoops in an attempt to create a Guinness World Record on 13 October with the YMCA World Challenge Hoop Springs … [Read more...]