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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

Nigeria unveils statue and street name in honour of Zuma

South African President Jacob Zuma was honoured in Imo State, Nigeria, not only with the erection and unveiling of a large statue, but he also had a street named after him: Jacob Zuma Road.

This was during a work visit to strengthen socio-economic relations with Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria.

Nigerian multi-billionaire and the governor for Imo State Owelle Okorocha also conferred the highest award in the state, the Imo State Award, on Zuma. This is an award given to individuals who make a meaningful impact on their communities.

Nigeria unveils statue and street name in honour of Zuma

Africa reports zero airline accidents for first time in a decade

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has assisted in ensuring Africa reported no airline accidents in 2016 through improved safely regulations. This achievement of “zero passenger fatalities and jet hull losses was its best performance in a decade,” reported Business Ghana.

IATA released its 2016 Airline Safety Performance report earlier this year, which focused on the commercial airline sector. The year showed a 0,18 improvement in the accident rate year-on-year, from 1,79 in 2015 and 1,61 in 2016.

The report also stated that t10 fatal accidents were reported globally, resulting in 268 fatalities, which meant that the industry saw…
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Africa reports zero airline accidents for first time in a decade

Florida coast braces itself for Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma has made landfall in the US state of Florida as a Category 4 storm. The Florida Keys on the southern tip of the state was hit first, with winds of about 200km/hour.

The storm is expected to remain powerful as it travels closer to the West Coast, which is now bracing itself for impact.

Irma should move inland and over the northern part of Florida on Monday, before hitting the state of Georgia.

Al Jazeera’s Andy Gallacher reports from Miami Beach.

– Al Jazeera 

Florida coast braces itself for Hurricane Irma

Beautiful African countries where the rand is stronger

From the plains of the Serengeti to the thundering waterfalls of Victoria Lake, travellers are spoilt for choice in Africa, which is abundant in destinations worthy of a spot on any bucket list. What’s more, there are many places on the continent where the South African rand goes much further.

Here are five African destinations where the rand (1.00) is stronger as of March 2017:

The Seychelles

Seychellois rupee: 1.0166

Egypt

Egyptian pound: 1.3324

Mozambique

Mozambican metical: 5.1775

Nigeria

Nigerian naira: 23.7649

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Beautiful African countries where the rand is stronger

Top 10 SA residential estates

More and more South Africans are moving to estates and gated communities, according to a 2015  report by Business Tech and the primary reasons include safety and affordability. Challenging economic times are another reason that more people are deciding against living in stand-alone homes and choosing sectional ones instead.

One of the most important things that many people think about when they decide to relocate is the location of the home and its proximity to schools and amenities.

AfrAsia Bank’s Top 10 Residential Estates in South Africa report profiles the best estates across the country, looking at a number of factors, such as…
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Top 10 SA residential estates