Kenya warns citizens against travelling to SA, citing “rising wave of crime”

The Kenyan government has reportedly issued a travel warning to Kenyans planning to travel to South Africa, urging them to be wary of “a rising wave of crime”.

The east African country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a memo dated 24 April raising concern over an increase in robberies, hijacking, theft, burglaries, kidnappings, rape and muggings against foreigners in South Africa, according to kenyans.co.ke.

Kenya also blamed South African authorities for failing to stop the wave of attacks against foreign nationals, claiming that the assaults continued to occur despite the crimes being reported to police, Business Daily reported. South Africa has…
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Kenya warns citizens against travelling to SA, citing “rising wave of crime”

Trevor Stuurman’s travelling eye

Photographer Trevor Stuurman is one of the continent’s creatives who have brought the African aesthetic to the fore and with his eclectic yet authentic imagery, he’s continued to push the boundaries and set far-reaching trends.

Born in Kimberley, Stuurman began his career at 19, breaking onto the scene after earning the top accolade of ELLE Style Reporter in 2012. With a keen eye for photography and style (check out Stuurman Style Diary), and equipped with an honours degree in Motion Picture from AFDA, he’s worked as a trend consultant for retail giants Woolworths, Edgars and Markham, as well as for magazines Glamour and…
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Trevor Stuurman’s travelling eye

Travelling the world with Mmanaka Kelobonye

Originally from Atteridgeville, west of Tshwane, and now based in Johannesburg, actuarial specialist Mmanaka Kelobonye’s wanderlust has taken her to distant lands, with her passport looking like a traveller’s dream destination list. When she isn’t developing products in the life insurance sector or sharing her experiences on her site, mmanaka.com, she’s investing in life experiences in places such as the Bahamas, Spain and Burundi to name a few. Below is what she shared about her love for travel.

When did you discover your wanderlust and where has it taken you?

I’ve been a sucker for adventure since childhood. I can’t say at what point…
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Travelling the world with Mmanaka Kelobonye

5 Awesome Backpacker Destinations in Africa

From the decadently luxurious to the modest and budget-friendly, Africa offers travel experiences for any kind of traveller. When looking for something on the more economical side, there’s loads to do, see and even taste without compromising a memorable getaway. If you like roughing it, with no more than your backpack, a camera and an unwavering wanderlust, there’s definitely a destination (or 5) on the content for you.

Here are 5 awesome backpacker destinations in Africa:

Cape Town, South Africa

Starting in the Mother City, Cape Town could easily be described as the ideal backpackers playground. The city offers so much to…
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5 Awesome Backpacker Destinations in Africa

Five stellar African astro-tourism destinations

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s naming of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, means there’s a greater focus on responsible and sustainable travel across the globe.

Astro-tourism (astronomy-focused holidays) is set to continue to grow as pollutants continue to cloud the sky, making stargazing nearly impossible in some heavily urbanised parts of the world. In 2016, it was reported that 80% of Americans could no longer see the Milky Way, while 60% of Europeans could not see the stars very well at all. Tour operators are therefore offering astro-tourism in the few countries in Africa and across the globe that remain free-enough of light…
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Five stellar African astro-tourism destinations

Nomvuyo Trekkers: Giving black women back the power to swim freely

Are one of those people who opts to sit on the side of the swimming pool, daring only to dip your toes in the water because dealing with the hassle of wet hair is just too much for you?

If this is you, the good news is that your woes are finally over.

Based in Cape Town, Treffers is the lady behind Swimma, waterproof swimming caps specifically designed for black people. The caps are big enough to accommodate African hairstyles like dreadlocks, braids, Afros and weaves.

With two young daughters who she describes as water babies, Treffers found that her dreadlocks were…
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Nomvuyo Trekkers: Giving black women back the power to swim freely