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Suspicious bag at OR Tambo not part of simulation drill – police

The South African Police Service (SAPS) has confirmed that an unattended bag found at OR Tambo International Airport was not part of the planned simulation exercises scheduled on Monday.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Katlego Mogale said the SAPS’s K9 and airport security K9 units were called to the scene.

“The dogs were deployed to ascertain whether there were explosives in the bag. They reacted negatively. The bag was then opened under controlled detonation by the SAPS explosives unit,” Mogale said.

“At this stage, investigations are underway to confirm the contents of the bag. A few hours ago, operations at the airport returned to…
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Suspicious bag at OR Tambo not part of simulation drill – police

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote builds new business school in Nigeria

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest businessman, has invested over 1 billion naira towards the construction of a new business school that’s aimed at boost entrepreneurship in Nigeria.

The state-of-the-art business school being built at Bayero University Kano (BUK) in Kano State, Nigeria, is scheduled for handover to university management in February.

The N1,2 billion (R39,8 million) bill is being footed by Dangote through his Aliko Dangote Foundation as part of an  initiative to “build entrepreneurship in the subconscious of Nigerians through education at the highest level”.

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Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote builds new business school in Nigeria

Comrades Marathon Association confirms 2018 route changes and distance

The official distance of the 2018 Comrades Marathon, as well as changes to the route, have been confirmed by the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA).

CMA Race Director Rowyn James says: “The officially measured and certified distance for this year’s Down Run is 90,184km.

“The 2018 Comrades Down Run will be slightly longer than the previous Down Run route. The 2016 route was 89,208km.”

James has advised that some changes will be effected from the start at the Pietermaritzburg City Hall.

He says: “On race day, our runners will start their epic Down Run journey at the City Hall, running down Chief Albert Luthuli…
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Comrades Marathon Association confirms 2018 route changes and distance

O. R. TAMBO INTERNATIONAL TO GIVE DOMESTIC PASSENGERS SOME SILENT TREATMENT

Passengers departing on domestic flights from O. R. Tambo International Airport from Wednesday 15 November 2017 are advised that public address microphones at the Domestic Departures Terminal and gates will be switched off.

Standard operating procedures for most domestic flights require that passengers start boarding at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time. From Wednesday, no passenger boarding calls will be made. Passengers are advised to check their boarding pass and the flight information display boards for boarding times.

The only instances where centralised terminal announcements will be made will be for irregular operations such as gate changes, flight time…
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O. R. TAMBO INTERNATIONAL TO GIVE DOMESTIC PASSENGERS SOME SILENT TREATMENT

SA’s Chantel Dartnall named Best Female Chef

Local chef Chantel Dartnall of Restaurant Mosaic continues to create culinary magic, garnering acclaimed success both locally and abroad. On 25 October, Dartnall was named the world’s Best Female Chef at The Best Chef Lady Awards 2017.

Blazing a new path, Dartnall also placed at number 32 on the Best Chef Awards Top 100 list for 2017. The only South African on the list, she was the highest positioned woman and one of only three to make the top 50, alongside Spain’s Elena Azark (33) and France’s Anne-Sophie (47).

The awards have celebrated the world’s top chefs in respect…
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SA’s Chantel Dartnall named Best Female Chef

Mauritius ranked among Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel

When compiling your bucket list of top travel destinations to visit in 2018, make sure that the paradise island of Mauritius is right up there.  If you are wondering why, it’s because this tropical Indian Ocean island has been named among the top 10 countries to visit in Lonely Planet’s just-published Best in Travel 2018

Listed alongside such destinations as Chile, Portugal and New Zealand among others puts Mauritius in illustrious company as one of the world’s top destinations. And, it’s not hard to see why. With its stunning white beaches, dazzling sapphire seas, diverse culture, delicious cuisine, and an array of exciting…
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Mauritius ranked among Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel