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Vote for Sawubona!

Sawubona has been nominated in the Africa’s Leading Inflight Magazine category of the 24th Annual World Travel Awards – an award we’ve bagged twice. Vote for us to make it a hat-trick!

The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 and is aimed at celebrating excellence in various areas and sectors of travel, tourism and hospitality across the world. The awards serve as a benchmark for excellence in the travel industry.

Vote now for Sawubona to take home the title of Africa’s Leading Inflight Magazine.

 

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Uber drivers can now decline cash trips

Cab-hailing service Uber has added a new tool to its app that allows drivers to decline cash-based trips.

In an effort to access more customers, Uber created a cash payment option on the app who people that did not have credit cards last year.

Almost a year later, after receiving mixed feedback from drivers, the company has now launched a new pilot function called the cash indicator, which allows drivers to turn down cash trips.

READ MORE: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick bows to investor pressure and resigns

“While some driver-partners have asked for the cash option to be removed, others feel it…
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Uber drivers can now decline cash trips

Oprah Winfrey to launch a line of healthy food

After years of losing and regaining weight, Winfrey revealed a slimmer frame in the April issue of The Oprah Magazine. The star lost 20kg“After spending literally years on more diets than I care to count, I finally made the shift from dieting to a lifestyle change,” she revealed in the interview with The Oprah Magazine. 

“Everyone is different, but for me what’s worked is Weight Watchers. Today, I’m more conscious about what I eat, balancing indulgent things with healthier options. I leave the table feeling satisfied and to me, that’s far more important than any number on any scale.”

Following her weight loss, the 63-year-old,…
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Oprah Winfrey to launch a line of healthy food

You can now tour Game of Thrones’ Seven Kingdoms

The Seven Kingdoms and the the stories that unfold in this magical region through the epic series Game of Thrones can now be seen in person.

Fans of the series adapted from author George RR Martin’s best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire (HarperCollins) can now tour the fantasy world that is shot across multiple countries and World Heritage Sites.

Travel aggregrator liligo.com now offers an itinerary for series fans to explore the show’s filming locations, from Northern Ireland where the series’ head studios are situated and home of Iron Throne, Morocco’s ancient city made of clay known as Ait Benhaddou (Yunkai), which…
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You can now tour Game of Thrones’ Seven Kingdoms

Q&A with winemaker Ben Snyman of award-winning Overhex Wines

Overhex Wines International had an impressive run at the South African Airways (SAA) Wine of the Year Awards in Cape Town in April. It took home the coveted Red Wine of the Year award, for its 2015 Survivor Offspring Red Blend, the SAA CEO’s Award for the Most Listings (nine) as well as the SAA Chairman’s Award for the Most Wine in Litres (105,344 litres). Winemaker Ben Snyman tells us about his passion for the craft and the influence travel has had on his award-winning palate.

What does winning the SAA Red Wine of the Year award mean to you personally and for your career?

Winning…
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Q&A with winemaker Ben Snyman of award-winning Overhex Wines

Khuli Chana music video wins big at Cannes Lions

South African production company Egg Films creative Sunu Gonera took home a gold, two silvers and a bronze in the Entertainment, Entertainment for Music and Media categories at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the world’s most prestigious advertising awards.

Gonera won for directing the music videos and brand films for One Source, Native VML’s campaign for Absolut starring Khuli Chana, Sarkodie, Victoria Kimani and other African musicians.

“For a long time, South African creatives looked overseas for inspiration,” says Gonera, who shot One Source in Ghana. “In contrast, One Source is a celebration of the creative revolution taking place across…
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Khuli Chana music video wins big at Cannes Lions