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Visas to be issued on arrival for Africans travelling to Kenya

An announcement has been made by Kenya’s newly sworn-in President, Uhuru Kenyatta, confirming that all Africans travelling to the republic would be issued with visas on arrival.

President Kenyatta, who will serve his second term in office, makes the announcement as the continent draws closer to 2018; the year in which the pan-African passport had in recent years been reported to be introduced. This would allow travellers from across the continent to move between countries without securing a visa prior to travelling.

READ MORE: Introduction of the pan-African passport in 2018 to increase travel

The announcement was made in Kenyatta’s inauguration speech on 28 November…
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Visas to be issued on arrival for Africans travelling to Kenya

MADAGASCAR UNPLUGGED

If you have kids, you probably know quite a lot about Madagascar and may have watched the hilarious movie of the same name more than once. But there’s a lot more to this beautiful country than you may have seen on screen.

You may also know that Madagascar is the fourth-largest island in the world (after Borneo, Greenland and New Guinea) and that its diversity of landscapes from desert to jungle and rocky mountains to baobab forests is amazing. But you may not have known this staggering statistic: 80% of its flora and fauna exists nowhere else on earth.

How did…
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MADAGASCAR UNPLUGGED

Master investor Marcus Broodryk on his book, 90 Rules for Entrepreneurs

Aptly described as a “self-made millionaire, investor, and all-round good guy”, Marnus Broodryk now adds the title of author to his impressive repertoire with the much-anticipated launch of his book, 90 Rules for Entrepreneurs, a self-published “guide to being an entrepreneur, a millionaire and of course, happy!”

The Shark Tank investor describes the book as “the codex of hustle. A book of the lessons that I wish someone had shared with me earlier. Lessons that will help you push harder, keep leaner and leapfrog the successes of ‘those successful guys’”. The book seeks to answer pertinent questions that define the potential…
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Master investor Marcus Broodryk on his book, 90 Rules for Entrepreneurs

Giant footprints prove dinosaurs roamed Southern Africa

Africa continues to astonish academics, scientists, and laymen alike, as more discoveries that give a glimpse into our planet’s origins and its inhabitants continue to be made on the continent.

A recent discovery, explored in Plus One, proves that approximately 8-9m tall dinosaurs roamed Southern Africa. According to an article in The Conversation authored by Lara Sciscio, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Geological Sciences at the University of Cape Town, the discovery of  a megatheropod footprint was made by a group of scientists from the University of Cape Town, the University of Manchester in the UK, the Fundación Conjunto Paleontológico de Teruel-Dinópolis in Spain and the Universidade de São Paulo in…
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Giant footprints prove dinosaurs roamed Southern Africa

Find the perfect time to visit any destination with this map

UK travel site lastminute.com has launched an interactive map that takes the hassle out of deciding on which destination to visit, at any given time of the year.

The world map is animated and illustrates low, shoulder and peak seasons by highlighting each country in teal, yellow or red respectively, against each month of the year.

READ MORE: Local app helps parents find kid-friendly sights and activities

According to the company, the map can be used when “chasing the sun, beating the crowds or making the most of your budget”. Use the map to identify the best time of year to visit your…
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Find the perfect time to visit any destination with this map

Four affordable honeymoon destinations in SA

Planning your dream honeymoon may be as stressful as planning the actual wedding, especially when budgets need to be monitored. But it’s possible to have a memorable honeymoon by considering a few budget-friendly destinations that are beautiful and romantic for you and your partner.

Here are four budget-friendly destinations on home ground:

Nature lovers

If you’re looking for an idyllic spot in the heart of nature, then Mpumalanga may be the answer. Enjoy early-morning game drives, and end your days with epic views of an African sunset. The region also has a variety of accommodation, from affordable hotels to luxury chalets, all close to nature.

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Four affordable honeymoon destinations in SA