Suspicious bag at OR Tambo not part of simulation drill – police

The South African Police Service (SAPS) has confirmed that an unattended bag found at OR Tambo International Airport was not part of the planned simulation exercises scheduled on Monday.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Katlego Mogale said the SAPS’s K9 and airport security K9 units were called to the scene.

“The dogs were deployed to ascertain whether there were explosives in the bag. They reacted negatively. The bag was then opened under controlled detonation by the SAPS explosives unit,” Mogale said.

“At this stage, investigations are underway to confirm the contents of the bag. A few hours ago, operations at the airport returned to…
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Suspicious bag at OR Tambo not part of simulation drill – police

QSL to launch in South Africa this year

Members can look forward to private dining, a contemporary lounge with a stage, bar and plunge pool, a spectacular mezzanine champagne bar, a whisky and cigar lounge and a private screening room

The new unique and progressive QSL Members Club, conceptualised and brought to fruition by Ronald Ndoro and Rahim Rawjee, will be launched in South Africa this year.

It’s exceptional offering and unique mission to become the African hub for forward-thinkers, agents of change, creatives and idea generators, all in an exclusive environment, sets it apart from other clubs.

“At QSL, we want to use this great vision…
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QSL to launch in South Africa this year

The story behind SA’s city nicknames

When exploring this vast and diverse country, you’re bound to come to understand the nuances that make South Africa such a captivating place. One such quirk that makes Mzansi unique is the nicknames we’ve given some regions. From the Mother City to the Friendly City, here are the stories behind the names.

Bloemfontein, the City of Roses

Not only is Bloemfontein South Africa’s judicial capital, it’s also home to the country’s spectacular Rose Festival. And when directly translated from Afrikaans, “Bloemfontein” means “fountain of flowers”.

Johannesburg, the City of Gold

While the origins of the name “Johannesburg” are still a topic of debate, the…
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The story behind SA’s city nicknames

SAA cancels flights between JHB & HK due to bad weather

JOHANNESBURG.  22 August 2017. South African Airways (SAA) would like to advise its customers of its decision to cancel flights to and from Johannesburg and Hong Kong International Airport due to bad weather caused by Typhoon Hato.

“We have taken a decision to cancel our flights between the two cities due to unfavourable weather in the form of Typhoon Hato,” said SAA Spokesperson, Tlali Tlali.

The following SAA flights to and from Hong Kong International Airport will be cancelled.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

  • SA 286 from Johannesburg (JNB) to Hong Kong (HKG)

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

  • SA 287   from Hong Kong (HKG) to Johannesburg (JNB)

Assistance will be provided…
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SAA cancels flights between JHB & HK due to bad weather

Four Seasons The Westcliff has your festive season dining sorted

Yes, it’s that time of the year for putting your plans for the festive season in place. If you’ll be enjoying a staycation in Johannesburg, or visiting the vibrant city from places far and near, the Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff has your festive season dining with friends and families covered.

Sunday 24 December 2017

Enjoy lunch at Flames from 12pm-2pm or a family dinner from 7pm-11pm at R1 200 per person to kick off the festive celebrations. Indulge in an extravagant cheese table with whole local and international cheeses, served with crackers, lavash, homemade chutneys and preserves, while being serenaded…
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Four Seasons The Westcliff has your festive season dining sorted

Cape Town-like attractions in Johannesburg

You can take a Capetonian out of the Mother City, but you can’t take their love of the city away from them. This could because there is simply no place quite like Cape Town. To make it easier for those who are visiting Joburg or have relocated to the City of Gold, but miss home, we asked Joburgers and Capetonians to share places or activities in and around Gauteng that are reminiscent of some of Cape Town’s most-loved sights and cultural touchpoints.

Nirox Foundation Sculpture Park when missing afternoons spent enjoying Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

“The Nirox Sculpture Park in the West…
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Cape Town-like attractions in Johannesburg