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MICROGAPPING: THE NEW-AGE TRAVEL GAP YEAR

Call it a sabbatical or an extend, extend-break, a gap year from school or work spent travelling sounds like a dream for many. In fact, according to a study conduct by the UK’s official travel board, VisitEngland, 82% of 18 to 34 year-olds are keen to take time off their obligations to travel, but money and lack of time often come up as barriers to doing so.

While 75% of the survey’s participants sighted finances as being the reason they cannot take a gap year or dream holiday and another 41% being concerned about the impact a gap year would have on their career growth, a…
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MICROGAPPING: THE NEW-AGE TRAVEL GAP YEAR

SOUTH AFRICAN BOY (10) SUMMITS KILIMANJARO

Retshegofaditswe “Tshego” Hatang, who is only 10, successfully summited Africa’s highest mountain peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, on Thursday, 9 August, to the jubilation of his father and CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation Sello Hatang.

Tshego is one of an estimated 50 000 trekkers from around the world who attempt to reach the mountain’s highest point each year and his success means he is one of the youngest to do so.

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According to IOL, Sello – who has also successfully summited Mount Kilimanjaro with his wife Thembi in the past to raise funds…
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SOUTH AFRICAN BOY (10) SUMMITS KILIMANJARO

HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY A PRIME TARGET FOR CYBER-CRIMINALS

The hospitality industry offers many opportunities for hackers and other cyber-criminals because they hold a host of personal and financial information on their guests, as well as other sensitive data, such as payment card information. Hospitality is the industry with the second-highest number of cyber security breaches after the retail sector. Most of the industry’s prominent hotels have fallen victim to cyber-breaches.

These are some of the key highlights on cybersecurity and data privacy risks in the hotel sector, according to PwC’s Hotels Outlook report, 2018-2022.

Kris Budnik, Cyber Lead for PwC Africa, says: “The past two years have been particularly worrisome…
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HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY A PRIME TARGET FOR CYBER-CRIMINALS

Thato Molosankwe to take 24 000km walk to Cairo for a good cause

And it’s all for a good cause, says activist Thato Molosankwe, who has embarked on his Rounding Afrika Walk Against Abuse, or the Moral Regeneration Walk. His aim is to bring much-needed awareness to a range of social ills faced by South Africans and the continent at large, and raise R10 000 000 under the Thato Molosankwe Charity Foundation.

A personal message left on his Buck A Buddy fundraising page states that the walk – which takes place as part of his contribution to the Nelson Mandela centenary celebrations – is part of a campaign against gender-based violence, femicide, rape, xenophobia, war and poverty, while aiming to unite African…
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Thato Molosankwe to take 24 000km walk to Cairo for a good cause

AFRICA’S 1ST LEGO-CERTIFIED STORE IS HERE!

Sandton City Mall is now home to South Africa’s first Lego Certified Store, to the delight of kids, adult fans, passionate collectors and soon-to-be converted consumers alike. Brought to our shores by the Great Yellow Brick Co and designed by The Lego Group, the store promises to enthral the entire family with an extensive array of Lego products, exciting installations, exclusive and extended sets and experiences.

At the pre-launch event that took place on Thursday, 26 July, guests,  TV personalities and media enjoyed a sneak peek at the store before its official opening on Saturday, 28 Jult.

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AFRICA’S 1ST LEGO-CERTIFIED STORE IS HERE!

TRAVELLERS FROM BRIC NATIONS HELP STIMULATE SA TOURISM

With the 10th Bics Summit kicking off today until 27 July at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, over a 1 000 dignitaries, heads of state and business leaders from the block’s member states will meet under this year’s theme: “Brics in Africa, collaboration for inclusive growth and shared prosperity in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”

Convened annually, the BRICS Leaders’ Summit sees the leaders from the five emerging markets hold dialogues rooted in political and socio-economic issues, and identify opportunities for collaboration around trade and economic opportunities.

After South Africa successfully hosted the Brics Summit in Durban in 2013, it is expected that this year’s confab will again stimulate tourism in the country, as international…
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TRAVELLERS FROM BRIC NATIONS HELP STIMULATE SA TOURISM