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

Places to visit before they disappear off the face of the earth

An increasing number of travel decisions are being made based on the environmental impact of the trip, thus more far flung and vanishing places are being visited before they change or disappear forever. This ecotourism trend which is spearheaded by millennials is making a fundamental impact on how and where we travel. Global travel search platform, Cheapflights, has shared their tips for traveling with less impact, and where to go before it is gone.

“Our data shows a growing long-term trend of searches for travel to destinations that are under threat from increasing climate change pressure. This is likely…
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Places to visit before they disappear off the face of the earth

Metered taxi mayhem set to spread to other provinces

Traffic came to a standstill on the R24 on Friday morning after angry metered taxi operators took to the road, blocking off critical sections of the highway and demanding that Uber cease operating in South Africa.

The go-slow action, which began at 4.30am this morning, caused havoc for motorists caught up in the jam, with many forced to pull over and park their cars on the side of the road, while hundreds of travellers are expected to miss their flights. The Airports Company of SA (ACSA) has said that it is negotiating with airlines to find solutions for travellers who have subsequently missed…
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Metered taxi mayhem set to spread to other provinces