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Forbes’ list of the world’s top 10 travel influencers

With the advance of technology and the continuously evolving ways in which travellers are exposed to and engage with brands, the world of travel has in recent years continued to create new ways to inspire people to explore the world.

Travel influencers have perfected the art of understanding and utilising these both technology and their power to inspire their audiences as they trek through the globe. So much so, that the latest quarterly Forbes Top Influencers lists, which cover a range of industries, from entertainment and gaming to comedy, also features a list of the world’s top 10 travel influencers.

These influencers…
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Forbes’ list of the world’s top 10 travel influencers

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick bows to investor pressure and resigns

The New York Times reports that Travis Kalanick received a letter from major shareholders demanding his resignation with immediate effect.

The investor revolt is said to be the last straw for Kalanick, who has come under intense scrutiny after a lengthy investigation led by a former US Attorney General, following allegations of how some female staff members at the ride-hailing company were subjected to sexual harassment and discrimination.

The company’s organisational culture and workplace practices also came under the spotlight.

In a statement released to the newspaper, Kalanick said: “I love Uber more than anything in the world and at this difficult…
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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick bows to investor pressure and resigns

DJ Milkshake’s long walk for an important cause

The DJ Milkshake Foundation has launched an initiative to raise awareness about the hardships faced by many South African children who have to walk extremely long distances to school, often crossing dangerous rivers on the way.

“I’m very happy and excited to tell you about an initiative that I’ve started, which is a fundraising walk to raise awareness about a lot of the kids that walk to school every day in South Africa,” DJ Milkshake said in a video posted on Instagram.

“I’ll be embarking on a walk from my home in Diepkloof, Soweto to Thlabane in Rustenburg. It’s approximately 120km and I’ll be…
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DJ Milkshake’s long walk for an important cause

Oyster Festival still on after Knysna fires

The devastating Knysna fires have claimed the lives of seven people and destroyed residential, business and tourism districts in the Western Cape town, resulting in the evacuation of an estimated 10 000 locals.

Knysna, on the world-renowned Garden Route, boasts scenic stretches of land and hosts much-anticipated yearly events such as the Pick n Pay Oyster Festival, dubbed the “Best 10 Days of Your Winter”, and sporting events like the Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour and the Momentum Knysna Forest Marathon.

Knysna Tourism has confirmed that all three events will still be taking place from Friday, 7 July 2017 to Sunday, 16 July 2017 in a…
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Oyster Festival still on after Knysna fires

Five people killed in Cape Storm

Five people were killed in Cape Town on Wednesday. Four of the deceased were killed in a fire that was allegedly caused by lightning, News24 reports.

The other was killed when a house collapsed on him at Lavender Hill.

Table View Neighbourhood Watch (TVNW) had a busy Wednesday morning removing trees that were blown over in parts of the suburb as an intense storm made landfall.

“We are just cutting some trees down that have fallen in the roads there in the Parklands area, which seems to be the most affected,” said Sean Steyn, as a team of volunteers removed a tree that…
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Five people killed in Cape Storm

MDC takes swipe at Mugabe’s NYC trip

Zimbabwe’s main opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), has taken a swipe at President Robert Mugabe for attending the UN Oceans Conference that opened in New York on Monday at a time when the Southern African country’s economy is floundering.

Mugabe (93) took two Cabinet ministers and his wife, Grace, with him, among an entourage of senior government officials. MDC spokesperson Obert Gutu said the nonagenarian should have remained in landlocked Zimbabwe to address a myriad of problems affecting the country.

“It’s a total embarrassment; Zimbabwe is a small landlocked country and the nearest ocean is the Indian Ocean, which is about…
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MDC takes swipe at Mugabe’s NYC trip