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May 17, 2019

MTHALANE TO BE HONOURED AFTER BIG SUCCESS IN JAPAN

TRIUMPHANT International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight champion Moruti “Baby Face” Mthalane has hailed world class opponent Masayuki Kuroda for an outstanding performance in their championship clash at Korkuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. on Monday.

The South African veteran pugilist was stretched to a hard fought 12th round unanimous points victory by a tenacious challenger to retain his IBF flyweight world title.

This was Mthalane’s second defence of a title he won in July against Mohammad Wassen in Kuala Lumpur.

The seasoned fighter, who has not been beaten in the past 10 years, said he was impressed by the brave performance Kuroda displayed.

His last [...]

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May 17, 2019

Building itineraries beyond the bucket-list safari

Sub-Saharan Africa offers wilderness experiences that are completely different to anything off the continent and the family safari is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Tessa Reed chats to the local industry about how to sell this destination to families, starting with the bucket-list safari experience and building from there.

Sean Kritzinger, Executive Chairman of Giltedge Africa, says safaris are always the focus for the operator when packaging sub-Saharan Africa to overseas tourists. The selling points are Africa’s wild animals, unique accommodation (like villas with private pools, treehouses with ‘epic’ views or safari lodges). For families, Lauren Ritchie of Rare [...]

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May 17, 2019

South African woman conquers Mount Everest in 27 days, on fourth try

Once, twice, thrice she failed but for the failure seemed to have been only her booster. She has now made history after conquering the highest mountain above sea level, the famous Mount Everest.

This is the story of South African Saray Khumalo who is officially the first black African woman to make it to the summit of Mount Everest. It took her 27 days to get to the top of Mount Everest.

The government, local media and South Africans on social media are celebrating her feat. “Congratulations to iMbokodo Saray Khumalo for being the first Black African Woman to reach the top of the world by conquering Mount Everest,” the government said on Twitter.

With a journey [...]

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