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Top 10 SA residential estates

More and more South Africans are moving to estates and gated communities, according to a 2015  report by Business Tech and the primary reasons include safety and affordability. Challenging economic times are another reason that more people are deciding against living in stand-alone homes and choosing sectional ones instead.

One of the most important things that many people think about when they decide to relocate is the location of the home and its proximity to schools and amenities.

AfrAsia Bank’s Top 10 Residential Estates in South Africa report profiles the best estates across the country, looking at a number of factors, such as…
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Top 10 SA residential estates

Bleisure: The way to travel

With South Africans having to tighten their belts due to the country’s current economic situation, it’s not surprising that a survey conducted by a local travel wholesaler has found that 50% of business travellers who add a leisure component to their trips do so as a way to have a holiday while saving money.

Grant Sandham, Group Sales & Marketing Manager at Premier Hotels & Resorts, shares that the group has noted an increase in the combination of business and leisure travel – known as bleisure – among guests at its 16 properties across the country. “While the economic downturn may…
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Bleisure: The way to travel

New SLOW at Lanseria

Qualifying FNB Premium customers can now enjoy the new SLOW Lounge at Lanseria International Airport in Johannesburg. The award-winning SLOW Domestic and International lounges are acclaimed for offering an exclusive and upmarket experience.

SLOW XS Lounge complements the overwhelming growth and popularity among FNB customers of this exclusive bank proposition, with approximately 60 000 visiting the lounges on a monthly basis.

The new lounge is scheduled to start operating from 30 August 2017 and can cater for 100 guests at a time. Despite the paring down of certain services, such as buffet catering and in-house spa and private washroom facilities, SLOW…
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New SLOW at Lanseria

Trevor Noah on success

One of South Africa’s favourite comedians, Trevor Noah has gone on to have massive success internationally as an entertainer, performer and talk show host.

While he doesn’t necessarily want to refer to himself as an international star, he recognises and acknowledges his own success.

“I don’t know if I’ll ever label myself as an international star, but I am a comedian who’s very successful and lucky to be working in the world internationally. I’m proud of my achievements,” Noah said.

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He believes that the formula for success is not…
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Trevor Noah on success

New Radisson in Limpopo

The three-star Park Inn by Radisson is owned by local property developer Mofasi Lekota, who was awarded  joint funding from the National Empowerment Fund (NEF) and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC).

The Park Inn by Radisson is conveniently located near Polokwane’s CBD, just 9km from the airport.

It boasts 160 rooms and a bespoke meetings and events facility that can accommodate groups of up to 120 people.

“It is indeed the first real hotel in Polokwane,” Lekota was quoted saying in an interview with City Press. 

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“Hotel development gives me that…
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New Radisson in Limpopo

NEVER TOO LATE TO TRAVEL

Like the old adage the grass is greener on the other side, I always feel there is more to experience, particularly in paths less travelled. As a backpacker, one has more contact with the people, who will often approach a lone stranger, whereas tour groups tend to interact amongst themselves. Some of the friendliest people on the planet are to be found in the Pacific Islands.

Close encounters with wildlife constitute some of my most thrilling encounters: polar bears in Churchill, gorillas in Zaire, and grizzly bears fishing for salmon in Alaska.

Another would have to be spending time with a…
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NEVER TOO LATE TO TRAVEL