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MTPA cracks unqualified report, goes digital

MTPA cracks unqualified report, goes digital

This was confirmed by the MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Finance (MP) Eric Sikhumbuzo Kholwane at the province’s tourism month programme launch held at HoyoHoyo Acorns Lodge in Acornhoek, Bushbuckridge- Mpumalanga recently. In the past MTPA painted a gloom financial report owing to financial irregularity, alleged corruption and low staff morale, amongst others, but […]

Royal Heritage fest growth complements local sustainability

Royal Heritage fest growth complements local sustainability

The Royal Gospel and Heritage Festival sees our beautiful province pull together and showcase that we are capable. We are ready to welcome the rest of South Africa to Thohoyandou. This year will be bigger and better,” exclaimed Royal Gospel and Heritage Festival organizer Shandukani Nesengani. Celebrating its 7th edition this year, the annual pilgrimage […]

Emirates bags another title at the airline prestigious awards

Emirates bags another title at the airline prestigious awards

This week it elbowed its competitors to snatch the world’s best inflight entertainment award for the 14th year in a row at Skytrax World Airline Awards 2018- a global benchmark of airline excellence. For the uninitiated Emirates early this year introduced the latest state-of-the-art entertainment and communications services in the skies- ICE. A survey was […]

Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains declared World Heritage Site

Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains declared World Heritage Site

This follows news that the Portfolio Committee on Tourism welcomed declaration that Makhonjwa Mountains, known as the Barberton Greenstone Belt in Mpumalanga as South Africa’s 10th World Heritage Site. The Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains represents the best-preserved succession of volcanic and  sedimentary rock dating back 3.6 to 3.25 billion years, when the first continents were starting […]

Manyane Resort a venue to unwind and let your hair down

Manyane Resort a venue to unwind and let your hair down

I realised this on a balmy afternoon at Manyane Resort- Pilanesberg National Park as a gentle breeze swayed the bird’s perch. We visited the lodge as guests, and one must indicate it’s been ages since yours truly set his foot inside the park, whereupon arrival the usual suspect: kudus, impalas were roaming freely in jubilation […]

Emirates airline continues its investment on entertainment

Emirates airline continues its investment on entertainment

The key message was to entice locals and some international travelers some of entertainment products Emirates ice offers aboard either Airbus A380 or Boeing 777 aircrafts as part of investment, and the launch of a new route to Stansted-London Airport. Since installing TV screens in 2008 on every seat, the offering today includes 2470 curated […]

Oyster Box Hotel- indeed your oyster. Amen

Oyster Box Hotel- indeed your oyster. Amen

My host: the internationally acclaimed Oyster Box Hotel in the burgeoning Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal, that afforded a front row seat to Durban’s Indian Ocean shaking off her mist-shrouded coat as the rest of the city was waking up. Upon our arrival, yours truly and team were welcomed by porters, who wore pith helmets accompanied by that […]