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September 9, 2019

Kaizer Chiefs stars condemn Xenophobic and gender-based violence

Several prominent Kaizer Chiefs players have taken to social media to call for an end to the violence that is currently dominating headlines.

Already gripped by renewed incidents of Xenophobic violence in Johannesburg’s CBD South Africa has been shocked by frequent reports of violent attacks on women and children.

Xenophobic attacks lead to cancellation of Friendly

Bafana Bafana’s scheduled friendly international against Zambia was cancelled earlier this week in the wake of the attacks aimed at foreign nationals. The attacks focused on those trading in the Johannesburg CBD as well as other parts of Gauteng.

Police raids on the CBD, ostensibly to root out the sale [...]

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September 4, 2019

A Journey from Yesteryear to Tomorrow: Long March to Freedom

From a distance you see them, all lined up on the grass as you approach the Maropeng Visitor Centre at the Cradle of Humankind. You squint your eyes and look again before you ask yourself “what’s going on here, who are these people, where are they going?”

You try to count.

Is it 50? 60? No it must certainly be more…

The closer you get, the more intense the presence and goal-driven stature of 100-odd people fills the space that is just 50 km from the City of Johannesburg.

It is tangible. Visceral.  Real.

And then it hits you that these are not just people, but heroes; all cast in bronze, marching in unison, towards freedom, towards the dawn of [...]

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June 21, 2019

Hotel chains bet on Africa’s rising

Hilton Hotels & Resorts sees big opportunities for growth in Africa and South Africa, and is aiming for 100 hotels on the continent by 2025 and 10 hotels in South Africa by the same time.

“Africa is truly the continent of opportunities,” Jan Van Der Putten, Hilton vice-president of operations for Africa and the Indian Ocean, said during an interview.

Right now Hilton has four hotels in South Africa – two in Cape Town, one in Durban and one in Sandton in Johannesburg.

At the same time, Hilton is constructing another hotel in Cape Town and one in Durban.

“We are getting up to six and looking for quite a few more in the years to come,” Van Der Putten [...]

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May 15, 2019

€55-million five-star hotel launches in Johannesburg

The R880m (€55m) Houghton Hotel launched in Johannesburg on May 13, bringing another five-star* luxury brand to South Africa.

The property is a synergy of residential and hotel accommodation, situated in the heart of the city, but offering privacy that feels far removed from the busyness of urban Johannesburg.

The hotel offers seven luxury penthouses, four presidential suites, two junior suites, eight executive king rooms, and 46 king rooms. All rooms have Apple and cable TV, extended breakfast, complimentary WiFi and newspapers, with 24-hour in-room dining. Facilities at The Houghton include a business and day lounge, four private dining rooms, a whisky lounge and [...]

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