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July 23, 2019

Tourism in South Africa: New data reveals who our “favourite visitors” are

The researchers for StatsSA have been busy crunching the numbers again this month, and they’ve detailed a comprehensive picture of all the visitors to Mzansi between May 2018 – May 2019. Overall, it’s good news for tourism in South Africa, which shows foreign arrivals are up by 1.5% within the recorded 12-month period.

Despite reported struggles and increased regional competition, South Africa has remained an attractive destination for international visitors. More than 1.2 million foreign nationals set foot in SA over the past year, and plenty of our fellow countrymen and women have been on the move too: Over 896 000 of us travelled across our borders in the past [...]

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July 22, 2019

Locations Africa Expo Sends Message in Durban: ‘Africa is Ready’

DURBAN–The first edition of the Locations Africa Expo and Conference was held this week during the Durban FilmMart, with an eye toward identifying and growing the opportunities to lure incoming productions to the continent.

“Locations Africa is trying to service a need on the continent to discuss the physical production…on the ground, highlighting film commissions, the services sector, the crew, the facilities, the organizations, the understanding of the incentives and legislative environment,” said Locations Africa’s Azania Muendane (pictured).

The three-day event brought together representatives of African film commissions, production services companies, location [...]

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July 18, 2019

Snow forecast for South Africa: Possible flurries for this weekend [map]

The mercury is dropping, and conditions may soon bring a winter wonderland to South Africa by the end of the week: Here’s what the early snow forecast says.

With temperatures set to drop across the south-westerly regions of the country this week, the snow forecast for South Africa is showing us that there’s a possibility of the white stuff landing in both the Eastern and Western Capes before the weekend – that’s according to the dedicated team at SnowReportSA, anyway.

The experts have shared their predictions for the next few days, mapping where they expect the flurries to take place. However, things could change between now and Friday – when the first few flakes [...]

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July 12, 2019

Rugby: French Police embark on South African tour

A combined French police rugby team will face off against South Africa’s safety and security service in a tour to the Western Cape.

Two of the matches will be played in Paarl, while the Bastille Day match against the SAPS XV will fittingly be played out in Franschhoek.

The rugby teams of the South African Police Services (SAPS), Correctional Services, and National Defence Force (SANDF) will have a rare opportunity to measure themselves against international opposition when the French National Military Championship winners, the France Gendarmerie Rugby XV, tour South Africa for the first time from 14 to 18 July.

The France Gendarmerie Rugby XV, who won the French [...]

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