GALLERY: Meet the 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom

The luxury carmaker’s new version of the Rolls-Royce Phantom has been described as “a powerful statement of design, engineering and bespoke expertise” by Peter Schwarzenbauer, chairman of Rolls-Royce and BMW Group board member.

The new Phantom has several technological features, including an alertness assistant, four-camera system with panoramic view, all-round visibility (including helicopter view), night vision and vision assist, active cruise control, collision warning, pedestrian warning, cross-traffic warning, a 7×3 high-resolution head-up display, Wi-Fi hotspot and the latest navigation and entertainment systems.

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Under the hood, the car boasts a host…
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GALLERY: Meet the 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom

Around the World with Madiba

Rafiq Elmansy (Egypt)

Happy Birthday from Egypt. Image by Rafiq Elmansy (Egypt).

Ninety-five original posters of our iconic former President Nelson Mandela are travelling the globe, touching the hearts of thousands. Here are just a few of our favourites:

Above: An evocative depiction of a gently smiling Mandela with a large flock of birds fluttering around him, symbolising his values of peace, freedom and humanity. Image by Carlos Andrade, Venezuela.

Above left: Bold words in striking colours reflect Mandela’s accomplishments as an agent of change, leader,…
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Gallery: Kingsley Holgate Sani Pass Visit


Kingsley Holgate, Africa’s most-travelled explorer and ambassador for Land Rover, has retraced the tracks of one of the earliest vehicles to navigate the Sani Pass.

The difficult trail connecting KwaZulu-Natal to the mountain kingdom of Lesotho was successfully navigated in a Land Rover 65 years ago. The infamous mountain trail road’s steep inclines and rocky terrain were met head on by Holgate and a number of classic Land Rover owners.

The convoy began their journey on 21 February, with the Underberg School being their first scheduled stop the next day. Here, they participated in the Rhino Art Project run by…
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Gallery: 2016 SAA Onboard Wine Listing Selection

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South African Airways (SAA) recently announced their 2016 SAA Onboard Wine Listing Selection at a glamorous event held at Southern Sun The Cullinan, in Cape Town.

The event – which was MC’d by television personality, Lorna Maseko – was well-attended by SAA staff and foodies alike. Guests included celebrity chef Benny Masekwameng, Head of Marketing for SAA, Kim Thipe, and SAWUBONA editor, Ingrid Wood.

Traditionally, SAA selects 24 white and 24 red wines from submissions to be served on their flights and in Business Class lounges. The wines are scored by independent…
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Getting to know Abuja

Having been in the works for a while, South African Airways recently made Abuja a second gateway to Nigeria. Sawubona was there for the inaugural flight and we want to share a bit more about Abuja, one of our favourite African destinations.

  1. Abuja was purposefully established in 1976 with the intention of resolving tension between political and religious spheres, as well as creating a central capital and relieving overcrowding in Lagos.
  1. It was made the official capital city of Nigeria on 12 December 1991.
  1. The city was built…
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Gallery: Ed Suter’s street lens


Cape Town-based photographer, Ed Suter is inspired by the streets of South Africa and the people who walk it. The colours, art and textures that set African cities apart form the base of much of his work. This inspiration emerged in book form when Sharp Sharp was published in 2012, paying homage to the streets of Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.

“I’m motivated by the word ‘energy’,” said Suter. “I want the work I do and the photographs I take to convey a sense of the energy of…
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