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Cape Town to feature in prominent UK travel show

2014-04-16 12:36

We chat to BBC Travel Show presenter Rajan Datar on his perceptions around safety and the overall SA holiday experience.

SA tourism stats hits record high

2014-04-15 16:30

A total of 937 792 tourists visited South Africa during December 2013, making it the highest ever recorded number of tourists in the country in any one month.

Tsitsikamma gets R17m upgrade

2014-04-15 10:38

Visitors to the Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park can look forward to facility upgrades over the next few months.

Mandela tour named one of NatGeo’s top 50

2014-04-15 08:31

National Geographic Traveler magazine has announced its annual Tours of a Lifetime selection and a trip based on the landscapes influenced Madiba's life has made it into the top 50.

Four from SA among top African innovators

2014-04-14 12:17

Four South Africans are among ten finalists selected from almost 700 applications for the Innovation Prize for Africa 2014.

Cape Town records bumper summer season

2014-04-10 08:55

International arrivals to Cape Town over the 2013/14 summer season were up by 15% compared to the previous year, the city's tourism director said.

Young girl's inspiring sacrifice

2014-04-07 09:11

This girl with beautiful hair wants to donate it to someone with cancer.

How I got my first job

2014-04-07 09:08

A Fin24 user overcame his unemployment crisis by taking matters into his own hands.

PICS: Kirstenbosch's amazing aerial walkway set to open this month

2014-04-04 09:46

The much anticipated 'boomslang' aerial walkway is set to open in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens later this month.

Critics and audiences hail local gangland thriller Four Corners

2014-04-02 14:01

Director Ian Gabriel’s acclaimed, hard-hitting drama Four Corners opened in cinemas on 28 March and has received rave reviews.

Harties cableway a success after upgrade

2014-03-31 09:06

A cableway at Hartbeespoort Dam has attracted more than 30 000 visitors in the first year after its revamp, the North West province said.

Three SA airports among world's best

2014-03-28 08:41

Three South African airports have made it into Skytrax’s top 10 list of Domestic airports around the world.

SA unveils MeerKAT technology, broadband

2014-03-27 13:13

Minister of Science and Technology Derek Hanekom has officially launched the first telescope that will make up the MeerKAT instrument in the Northern Cape province.

Amazing invention helps disabled kids walk

2014-03-26 09:04

This mom invented something incredible to help her disabled child walk.

SA champ signs-up for China series

2014-03-25 10:07

Matthew Swanepoel, the 2013 Formula BMW Asia Cup champion, will be flying South Africa's flag in motorsport again as he makes his way to the Formula Masters China Series in 2014.

Camps Bay named one of world's best beaches

2014-03-20 11:54

Camps Bay beach has made the list of top 25 best beaches in the world according to Tripadvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards for 2014.

Cape Town makes list of most stunning places for a selfie

2014-03-19 08:44

Hardly much of a surprise - Cape Town has made a list of the most stunning selfie spots in the world. Check it out.

6-year-old boy saves gran and sister

2014-03-16 19:07

A 6-year-old boy has saved his grandmother and sister when he pushed them out of the way as a car swerved onto a pavement in Turffontein, paramedics say.

Sharks maintain unbeaten run

2014-03-15 18:54
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The Sharks have defeated the Reds in humid conditions in Durban to continue their unbeaten run in Super Rugby.

Lions hold off brave Blues

2014-03-15 16:51
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The Lions managed to hold off a spirited fightback from the Blues to claim victory in their Super Rugby match at Ellis Park.

Cape hotel honoured for sustainability

2014-03-14 12:44

Hotel Verde in Cape Town has been awarded the Internorga Trendsetter Award at a ceremony in Hamburg.

 

SA finally gets new domestic airline

2014-04-16 10:42

The Air Services Licensing Council has granted a domestic air service licence for the operation of domestic scheduled flights to a new budget airline.

3 courageous high school pupils save gran and pets from burning house

2014-04-15 14:28

Three courageous high school pupils have been hailed as heroes for braving an inferno to rescue a stricken 83-year-old woman and her two dogs just seconds before the roof of her home collapsed.

Pupils save gran, pets from burning house

2014-04-15 08:32

Three courageous high school pupils have been hailed as heroes for braving an inferno to rescue a stricken 83-year-old woman and her two dogs just seconds before the roof of her home collapsed.

Franchises awarded for excellence

2014-04-14 16:45

The Franchise Association of South Africa has awarded its annual excellence awards to a number of achievers in the industry.

Little Rachel’s inspiring gift

2014-04-10 17:32

Girl with beautiful hair wants to donate it to someone with cancer.

Wisden honour for Dale Steyn

2014-04-09 10:13

Proteas fast bowler Dale Steyn has been chosen as the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack Leading Cricketer in the World for 2013.

Homeland season 4 to film in SA

2014-04-07 11:17

The award-winning drama Homeland will be coming to our shores.

Little Rachel’s inspiring gift

2014-04-07 09:10

This girl with beautiful hair wants to donate it to someone with cancer.

Distressed whale shark towed out to sea

2014-04-05 12:30

A whale shark that appeared to be in distress has been gently towed out to sea near the Stompneus Bay harbour in the Western Cape, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Sesotho film wins award for best cinematography in New York

2014-04-03 13:33

Carlos Carvalho, director of photography for The Forgotten Kingdom, the first feature film produced in Lesotho, has won the Haskell Wexler Award for Best Cinematography in New York.

Fastjet joins forces with Proflight Zambia

2014-04-03 12:58

Passengers are now able to travel to 15 destinations across Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania, following Pan African low cost airline fastjet's new alliance.

How I landed my first job

2014-04-02 12:28

An enterprising Fin24 user tells how he overcame his unemployment crisis by taking matters into his own hands.

SA swimmer sinks Phelps' record

2014-03-31 10:09

SA swimmer, Dylan Bosch, has broken Michael Phelps' 200m butterfly university record.

Amazing invention helps disabled kids walk

2014-03-28 12:15

Mom invented something incredible to help disabled child walk.

Lucky Proteas get out of jail

2014-03-27 14:45
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The Proteas can thank their lucky stars - and an inexperienced Dutch side - for winning their World Twenty20 match in Chittagong.

Amazing invention helps disabled kids walk

2014-03-26 09:05

This mom invented something incredible to help her disabled child walk.

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Parent24 speaks to William Colglazier, 9, winner of Global Entrepreneur Award.

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SA makes list of happiest countries… according to Instagram

2014-03-24 15:15

While you may think our country's in a dismal state, the size of smiles on Instagram pics suggests otherwise. Also, Cape Town is home to a brand new Happiness University!

Free Wi-Fi for the City of Tshwane

2014-03-19 10:34

Project Isizwe by the City of Tshwane, South Africa, plans to provide the city with free Wi-Fi by 2016.

Madiba inspired tourist map launched

2014-03-18 15:22

South African Minister of Tourism, Marthinus van Schalkwyk has launched a new “Madiba Inspired Tourist Attractions” map.

Praise for first female deputy AG

2014-03-16 13:07

Tsakani Ratsela has become the first woman to be appointed to the position of deputy auditor general in the organisation's 103-year history.

Whale freed at St James beach

2014-03-15 18:17

A whale has been freed after becoming entangled in ropes off St James beach in Cape Town, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

New Africa record for sandcastles

2014-03-15 16:23

A new Africa record has been set after thousands of sandcastles were built in an hour on a Durban beach.

SA to get thousands of call centre jobs

2014-03-12 17:01

Webhelp is the latest global Business Process Outsourcing entrant into the South African market, due to various plus points offered by the industry.

 
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