Cape Town and the Western Cape named best Convention Bureau in South Africa

  • Media and StakeholderTrade
The Cape Town & Western Cape Convention Bureau was awarded the South African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) Members' Award for Best Convention Bureau in South Africa at a gala dinner held at St. Lucia in KZN last night.Ms Thiru Naidoo, Acting Head for the bureau, a strategic unit…
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SA tourism under no threat from Ebola

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Government reiterates that South Africa remains the destination of choice for tourism, despite a report in the media which stated that the industry had become the first victim of Ebola.No cases of the Ebola virus have been reported in the country, and government is confident of the systems and protocols…
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Business events sector a significant contributor to South Africa’s GDP

  • August 20, 2014
  • Trade

The business events sector was a major contributor to the tourism sector’s 9.5% contribution to South Africa’s GDP in 2013, which translates into more than 1.4-million jobs in the country.

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Mandla Maseko’s space voyage: Breaking new ground

  • August 20, 2014 by Kolosa Vuso
  • Blog

Early next year (the exact date to be confirmed), 25-year-old Mandla Maseko will launch into space – an honour he is not taking lightly.

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Rooibos tea – proudly South African

  • August 20, 2014 by Lynnette Johns
  • Blog

Rooibos tea is uniquely South African and was discovered in the beautiful Cederberg in the Western Cape by Khoi and San people more than 300 years ago. The tea, which is classified as a herb, was harvested and the spiky leaves were bruised and left in heaps in the sun to ferment. After fermenting the tea was ready to be brewed.

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Get romantic in Gauteng: 8 great date ideas

  • August 19, 2014 by Kate Rau
  • Blog

From the quiet and romantic to the downright adventurous, here are eight different date suggestions to consider when in Gauteng.

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A brush with South Africa’s art galleries

  • August 19, 2014 by Stuart Dickinson
  • Blog

There are a number of world-renowned art galleries scattered around the country, showcasing the work of old masters as well as emerging contemporary talent. Get a healthy dose of artistic culture at these fine galleries ...

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Domestic Tourism Snapshot - Q1 2014

This report provides a snapshot of the performance of the domestic tourism. Due to a low travel incidence in this quarter, the results only reflect a fraction of the number of people interviewed . With such a low incidence, this report could not reflect data for all the provinces. Only…
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Add the Joburg Shopping Festival to your spring to-do list

  • August 18, 2014
  • Trade

This spring, your things-to-do list should include the inaugural Joburg Shopping Festival, a fabulous world-class experience.

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Speech by the Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom

  • Media and StakeholderTrade

SAACI Congress opening ceremony on Monday, 18 August at 09h30

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