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Simphiwe Dana on travel and the Symphony Experience

Simphiwe Dana has become synonymous with the principles of true artistry, creating music that encapsulates the ills and beauty of society, extends bridges across the continent and the diaspora through song and continues to redefine the experience of sound, as seen in the monumental Simphiwe Dana Symphony Experience in November 2016.

For those who may have not been able to witness her magic on the historic night, with the singer joined by a 60-piece orchestra, a 30-piece choir, a 10-piece dance ensemble, Nigeria’s Asa and Equatorial Guinea’s Buika, the Symphony Experience is now available on CD and DVD at selected stores and Read More

Simphiwe Dana on travel and the Symphony Experience

Meet 16 women who are flying SAA’s flag high

From senior cabin crew members to cargo operations assistant managers, the multifaceted and dynamic women behind South African Airways certainly fly the airline’s flag high. We celebrate 16 of these formidable ladies in our August issue in honour of National Women’s Day. Read about what they do and their fondest memories with our national carrier.

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Meet 16 women who are flying SAA’s flag high

SAfm’s Naledi Moleo is an unstinting source of inspiration

Dynamic and multi-faceted presenter and entrepreneur Naledi Moleo encapsulates a dynamic energy that is simply inspirational, as she continues make her mark on the world in celebrating the real life stories of South Africans.

The 29-year-old has behind her a career in TV as a producer on SABC News International and a host on LoveLife’s youth programme Make Your Move TV. Today, Moleo is a talk show host on SAfm, where she tackles current affairs and more. She shared her love for travel with us.

Hailing from various places such as Rustenburg in the North West and Honeydew and Alexandra in Gauteng, Moleo’s career…
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SAfm’s Naledi Moleo is an unstinting source of inspiration

Maseru Malala aims to get black people travelling domestically

Much has been said about the role tourism could play in increasing SA’s economic growth and employment, and attracting foreign investment. According to the latest Tourism Satellite Account for South Africa report, international tourism contributed 2% to the country’s economy in 2015. However, domestic tourism has declined.

Madlala – who started her company Azibuyemasisweni Tourism in 2012 – believes the reason for this is the lack of awareness in black communities of SA’s natural, cultural, historical and environmental drawcards.

“My aim is to create a platform for black South Africans to learn more about opportunities in the tourism industry,” she explains. “I focus…
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Maseru Malala aims to get black people travelling domestically

Entrepreneur Romeo Kumalo on all things business travel

Accomplished and seasoned entrepreneur, venture capitalist, co-founder and CEO of Washirika Holdings, Romeo Kumalo has for over two decades been a formidable force in the media, telecommunications and information sectors. The Shark Tank investor shared with us how travel has influenced his career.

Speaking about what he finds to be unique and inspiring about conducting business on the continent, Kumalo emphasises the endless possibilities for development and business ventures across Africa, saying: “Africa is still largely considered uncharted territory for the business world compared to other regions, and we as Africans have the opportunity to tap into this potential and…
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Entrepreneur Romeo Kumalo on all things business travel

Khayelitsha-born Monde Sithole summits world’s highest peaks

Avid adventurer, seasoned mountaineer, youth leader and founder of the Monde Sithole Foundation, 27-year old Monde Sithole has summitted some of the world’s highest peaks and by doing so, achieved phenomenal personal growth. From summiting Africa’s Kilimanjaro (twice) to Europe’s Mt Elbrus, the Khayelitsha-born Sithole shared his journey from being a school pupil on a ship to conceptualising the Dare to Dream expedition.

Having being one of the youngest people to attend school at sea, Sithole realised his potential to achieve great things. He went on to conceptualise the Dare to Dream expedition, aimed at scaling all the highest peaks on across…
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Khayelitsha-born Monde Sithole summits world’s highest peaks