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THE JOY OF WINGING IT WHEN TRAVELLING

I’m a stickler for planning. Virtually everything I do has a list attached to it – time, place, the cost, what to wear. No surprise then that I planned our recent holiday to Grenada, in the Caribbean, down to the last detail.
I’d heard that travel is the best teacher, and I was keen to learn as much as possible. I left nothing to chance and was especially excited about the prospect of a guided tour.
However, curiosity and my husband convinced me to step out of my comfort zone and explore the…
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THE JOY OF WINGING IT WHEN TRAVELLING

MEET FIRST-EVER BRAND JAPAN AMBASSADOR MAMPHO BRESCIA

Actress, MC and “brand enabler” Mampho Brescia has been announced as the first-ever Brand Japan Ambassador for South Africa. Having studied in the bustling Asian country, Mampho’s immersive experience of the island makes her a fitting ambassador to inspire dialogue and interest in the country, bridging the gap between Japan and South Africa.

“Being appointed as Brand Japan Ambassador is a full circle moment for me. I had the opportunity to experience Japan as a student and I discovered an entirely different world. It’s such an honour to now be in a position to represent the beautifully rich and colourful Japanese culture to…
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MEET FIRST-EVER BRAND JAPAN AMBASSADOR MAMPHO BRESCIA

BONANG MATHEBA & LORNA MASEKO IN IBIZA

What do you get when best friends go to Ibiza? BFF travel goals! And that’s exactly what television personality, businesswoman and radio host Bonang Matheba and entrepreneur and celebrity cook Lorna Maseko are serving in the Balearic island.

The pair shared highlights of their trip to the Mediterranean island just off the coast of Spain on social media, following Bonang’s Instagram post on 19 July captioned: “… all aboard the spontaneous express….”.

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Known for their appreciation of the finer things in life, they can be seen beachside enjoying Verve Clicquot champagne at the world-famous five-star Ushuaïa Beach…
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BONANG MATHEBA & LORNA MASEKO IN IBIZA

GET READY FOR THE FIRST-EVER AFRICA TRAVEL & TOURISM INNOVATION AWARDS

With a focus on intra-Africa travel, tourism growth across the continent and the promotion of “Destination Africa” brand equity, Africa Tourism Partners will, together with the Africa Tourism Leadership Forum, launch the continent’s first-ever Africa Tourism Leadership Awards (ATLA).

According to Atla, the inaugural Africa Travel and Tourism Innovation Awards, “will also highlight and recognise game-changing initiatives being pursued across the sector. These will include progressive policy-making, thought leadership, innovation, sustainable investments and public-private community partnerships that are making waves across Africa’s tourism sector”.

Set to provisionally take place in Accra, Ghana, from 30 -31 August, 2018, the theme will be “Inspiring Intra-Africa Travel and…
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GET READY FOR THE FIRST-EVER AFRICA TRAVEL & TOURISM INNOVATION AWARDS

Tsala Jazz – a movement beyond sound

Tsala Jazz is a dynamic music and lifestyle event that was launched in Soweto in 2007, and has evolved beyond just sound. Like a robust jazz standard capable of transforming lives, it has grown into a movement, the mission of which is to spread the art form far and wide.

We spoke to Mthuthuzeli Ndlebe, one part of the two-man collective of Tsala Jazz, who told us about the movement’s vision to make it accessible and break stereotypes.

What is Tsala Jazz and how was it conceived?

Tsala Jazz is a movement that started as an event. We started off hosting festive events around Christmas time, but because…
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Tsala Jazz – a movement beyond sound

DEAD MEN WALKING 

It was Benjamin Franklin, one of America’s founding fathers, who proclaimed that “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. While the latter are certainly quite difficult to escape, for those of us working in the media there are sometimes ways to circumvent the former. A cat is said to have nine lives, and every so often, so too do human beings.

A case in point: In 2012, after former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was overthrown and imprisoned during the tumultuous Arab Spring, the world’s media killed him off on no fewer than seven different occasions. Sadly, yours truly,…
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DEAD MEN WALKING