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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

SA’s Eat Out Best Everyday Eateries announced

Where do South Africans go for their favourite burgers, coffee and steaks? The people’s favourite eateries in the Western Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga were revealed at the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries celebrations in Cape Town and Johannesburg on 17 and 24 October.

These accolades were presented after a year-long period of voting and a gruelling adjudicating process. The top names in each category were determined by star ratings given by the public on eatout.co.za, in conjunction with scoring from professional Eat Out critics.

This is the third year running that Eat Out, together with Mercedes-Benz, has…
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SA’s Eat Out Best Everyday Eateries announced

18-year sentence handed down to rhino poacher

A man tried and convicted of poaching a black rhinoceros in Liwonde National Park, Malawi, was handed down an 18-year prison sentence at Liwonde Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 19 October, setting a new precedent in the punishment for wildlife crime in the country. Two accomplices were also given long-term sentences of 10 and eight years each. The black rhinoceros was discovered poached by rangers on 13 July in Liwonde National Park, which has been managed by African Parks, a conservation non-profit, since 2015 in partnership with Malawi’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW). After the carcass had been located, the…
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18-year sentence handed down to rhino poacher

Attempted hit on suspected gang leader at Cape Town airport

Alleged Sexy Boys gang leader Jerome “Donkie” Booysen was yet again the target of a shooting, this time at Cape Town International Airport.

This is the third time this year that he’s been shot at. According to News24, he was shot four times on Wednesday morning after apparently being chased into the airport. He was taken to hospital.

Police confirmed that two people were wounded but did not reveal their identities. One was a bystander.

“The 50-year-old man was at the drop-and-go section of the airport when occupants in an unknown sedan opened fire on him and fled,” police spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said.

“During the shooting another man, approximately…
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Attempted hit on suspected gang leader at Cape Town airport