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African artefacts in Western museums to return home

Numerous artefacts from the African continent remain in the custody of Western museums. Colonial expansion of the west across the African continent between 1890-1980 led to the removal of a great number of ancient African artefacts, artwork and relics, which have been displayed in museums in Europe, such as the Musée d’Ethnographie du Trocadero, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in USA since their removal.

European museums will at a European summit, as part of the Benin Collective, discuss the return of looted artefacts such as the Benin Bronzes and the Okukor with African stakeholders. Currently, the largest collection lies in the Ethnological Museum of Berlin.

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Airport crime strategy starting to show results – OR Tambo

Management of OR Tambo International Airport says that the implementation of the integrated multi-disciplinary tactical security plan announced on 21 July is progressing well and showing some encouraging early results.

A number of suspects have been arrested at the airport in the past two weeks in connection with interceptions of shipments of drugs and rhino horn, as well as vehicle theft.

“The strategic and operational support from the Ministries of Police, State Security, Transport and Home Affairs, as well as from the Ekurhuleni Metro and others, is proving instrumental in driving this results-oriented effort,” says…
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Airport crime strategy starting to show results – OR Tambo

SA’s John Kani to star in The Lion King remake

Entertainment website The Wrap reports that veteran South African actor John Kani will be voicing the monkey Rafiki in Jon Favreau’s remake of The Lion King. 

Kani, who played Black Panther’s father, King T’Chaka, in Captain America: Civil War, will lend his voice to the royal adviser to Mufasa and his family in the Pride Lands.

The original The Lion King is the biggest animated film in history, reports The Wrap, and the second highest-grossing of all time.

Award-winning musician Beyoncé is also in talks to voice Nala, reports Business Insider. She may also produce the film’s soundtrack, according to the website.

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SA’s John Kani to star in The Lion King remake

Garden Route and Klein Karoo are tourism gems

Tourism is noted by government as one of the major industries with the potential to drive down the immensely high rates of unemployment in the country – if harnessed to its full potential. The Garden Route and Klein Karoo have in many ways embraced this notion.

Some 10 million passengers passed through Cape Town International Airport in 2016, which accounts for a 36% year-on-year (y/y) increase in international arrivals at the airport in April 2016 when compared to the year prior. The question to ask is where these tourists spent their money, and on what exactly?

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Garden Route and Klein Karoo are tourism gems

Prince Harry gifts Meghan Markle with Okavango odyssey for her 36th

The relationship between Prince Henry of Wales, better known as Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle, star of the acclaimed TV series Suits, has continued to intrigue the world. And the prince’s recent overture of a trip to Botswana for her 36th birthday has caught everyone’s attention once again.

To celebrate the American actress’ birthday on 4 August, the couple travelled to the Okavango Delta, in the northern part of the southern African country. The region is a Unesco World Heritage Site where wildlife such as lions, hippos, elephants and crocodiles can be seen.

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Prince Harry gifts Meghan Markle with Okavango odyssey for her 36th

Pilotless aeroplanes may be in our skies by 2025

The future may be closer than we think, with it being predicted that pilotless aeroplanes will be operating as soon as 2025. This is according to a report by Swiss bank, USB, which found that planes operating themselves would save the aviation industry billions annually.

The technology also comes at a time when it is predicted that, for example, the USA may experience a shortage of pilots, technicians and cabin crew in the next two decades, according to the 2016 Boeing Pilot and Technician Outlook. “Over the next 20 years, the Asia Pacific region will lead the worldwide growth in demand for…
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Pilotless aeroplanes may be in our skies by 2025