Archive for August, 2013:

SAA terminates deal with Match

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South African Airways (SAA) announced on Monday that it will no longer proceed with an agreement with Match, the official ticketing agency of FIFA, to provide seats on the airline's aircraft for Match. The decision not to proceed with the ...Read More »

KZN gets second Alcohol Evidence Centre

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The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI) and the South African Breweries Limited (SAB) this week unveiled KZN's second state-of-the-art Alcohol Evidence Centre (AEC) at Umdloti RTI. Launched in conjunction with the Department of Transport Easter Holiday road safety ...Read More »

London 2012 event listings 11 August: what’s on during the Olympics

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TheatreLong Day's Journey Into Night, Apollo Theatre, W1, to 18 August, apollotheatrelondon.co.uk Final week for Anthony Page's fine production of the Eugene O'Neill classic, starring David Suchet. The Woman In Black, Fortune Theatre, WC2, to 15 Dec, fortunetheatrelondon.net A veteran of ...Read More »

Alaska’s Scenic Drives

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Besides world-class scenery, there's always the potential for wildlife encounters along Alaska's byways, so wise motorists are always on alert for something furry darting---or strolling, in the case of the regal moose---out of the roadside brush. Glenn Highway, South Central. Passing ...Read More »

Top Lodgings in Provence Côte d’Azur

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Aiglon Just three minutes from the beach is this perfectly serene lodging, a late 19th-century villa with a garden and pool. You'll be loath to leave the grand salon, a perfect picture of 19th-century grace and elegance. The poolside restaurant, Le ...Read More »

Taj opens Cape Town hotel

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The much anticipated Taj Cape Town, the 176-room luxury five-star hotel in the heart of Cape Town has opened. In a city block bounded by Adderley and Wale streets and St George's Mall, the hotel occupies two historic buildings: the original ...Read More »

New CEO of South African Tourism meets the media

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Chairman of the South African Tourism board, Jabu Mabuza, introduced the country's marketing organisation's new CEO Thandiwe January-McLean to the media at its head office in Johannesburg this morning. January-McLean joined SA Tourism on 18 January and says she has ...Read More »

Gil’s Malta Trip

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Fodorite Gil Feibleman recently wrote such a compelling trip report on his recent adventure in Malta that we had the bright idea of making it the first in a series of trip reports created by Travel Talk's intrepid users. If ...Read More »

Limpopo World Heritage Site under threat from coal mining activities

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The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Buyelwa Sonjica, is concerned about the latest media reports that Coal of Africa has been awarded an unconditional New Order Mining Right (NOMR) near Mapungubwe in Limpopo. Mapungubwe is one of the seven proclaimed ...Read More »

A Room for London: a new installation and hotel on the South Bank

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Ship's log, Roi des Belges: Sunday 15 January, 2012. Time: 4pm. Weather: fine. Wind: south-westerly. Crew safely on board and feeling very pleased with themselves, standing on the top deck sipping prosecco and waving at promenaders on the South Bank as ...Read More »

Top chefs compete for R40 000 cash at Hostex Cape

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One of the top culinary competitions on the calendar is the Unilever Foodsolutions By Invitation Only (BIO) event that has taken place annually for the past five years. During this event, six of the country's leading chefs are invited to ...Read More »

Africa’s most modern brewery opens near Johannesburg

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Two years after two of Brandhouse's shareholders Heineken and Diageo announced that they would build a new brewery in the Sedibeng area between Vereeniging and Alberton, south of Johannesburg, the facility was officially opened last week. Commenting on the announcement at ...Read More »