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  • KWESE BREAKTHROUGH: Zimbabwe Remains Africa’s Only Country Refusing License

    September 19, 2017 3:40 AM 6

    Business Reporter| With Kwese TV launching in South Africa last week, it has emerged that Zimbabwe is the only country blocking Strive Masiyiwa’s company from operating. This is the second long drawn battle for Masiyiwa since the 90s when government for 5 years blocked his Econet licence. Kwese last week Thursday partnered Netflix their service, Kwese

  • Sanef urges ZCC to not boycott Tiso Blackstar’s newspapers

    September 18, 2017 2:17 PM 12

    The editors’ forum says the church has an option of laying a complaint with the Press Ombudsman, or it could take legal action against the media group. The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) on Monday called on the Zion Christian Church (ZCC) to use complaint channels to raise its grievances with newspapers owned by Tiso Blackstar Group

  • Explore nature under the cover of night at SA’s national parks

    September 18, 2017 10:41 AM 2

    Visit the SANParks homepage to find out on which dates there will be FREE ENTRY to the national parks. When evening comes, don’t crawl into bed and shut your eyes just yet. While you can easily explore the trees in the rest camp with a torch at night, we looked at some other options to keep you up a little longer. There is a long list of famous

  • Park off and enjoy beauty SA offers

    September 18, 2017 9:08 AM 9

    On the surface, the week is an opportunity for South Africans to gain free day entry into the parks to experience the wide variety of landscapes the country has to offer. But it goes further than that, speakers at the event stressed, with a focus on celebrating heritage, encouraging younger visitors and empowering local communities. SANParks head Fundisile

  • Authentic sustainable tourism attractions to be showcased during UNWTO Confab

    September 18, 2017 4:51 AM 8

    Montego Bay's Indigenous Rastafarian Village, Cockpit Country Adventure Tours and the Bunkers Hill Cultural X-perience and River Tour have been selected as showpieces for the UNWTO - Government of Jamaica International Conference. The November 27-29 event, which is being sponsored by the Wold Bank, will highlight the biological diversity of Jamaica's

  • Tanzanian Leader's War for More Tax Puts Economy in Firing Line

    September 18, 2017 4:37 AM 2

    Tanzanian President John Magufuli’s deepening dispute with companies he accuses of being tax cheats is rattling investors and dimming the allure of one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies. Since taking office in late 2015, Magufuli has been on a drive to increase revenue from natural resources to help fund his industrialization plans. His administration

  • Jamaica to steer UNWTO disaster recovery program for Caribbean

    September 18, 2017 12:54 AM 10

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica’s minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has been appointed as the coordinator of the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) newly-formed disaster recovery working group for the affected states in the Caribbean. The program was formed to meet the needs of member states that have been recently impacted by powerful

  • ZCC calls on its church members to stop buying Tiso Blackstar newspapers

    September 17, 2017 5:05 PM 5

    The church claims the media group’s publications are aimed at undermining its integrity and reputation. The Zion Christian Church (ZCC) on Sunday reportedly urged all its 16 million members and sympathisers to boycott the Sunday World, Sowetan, Sunday Time and other newspapers owned by Tiso Blackstar Group. According to EWN, the ZCC said the media group

  • Jolie effect boosts tourism in Namibia

    September 15, 2017 9:08 PM 11

    CHARMED is the tourist who visits Namibia. And like more and more foreigners, Anouk Den Otter took the plunge and travelled to the southern African country to marvel at its legendary natural beauty. “It’s really nice so far,” said the 29-year-old Dutch woman as she clambered out of their boat on a beach in Walvis Bay, a port town on the country’s west coast

  • Military looted diamonds —report

    September 15, 2017 2:46 PM 3

    ZIMBABWE should step up its efforts to improve transparency and plug revenue leakages in the multi-million-dollar diamonds industry, an international diamond watchdog has said. This comes amid revelations that the country’s security forces benefitted from the plunder of diamonds, while Treasury coffers went dry. In a report, titled “An inside job Zimbabwe