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Grab your Leathers and a Toy for the 2009 Charity Toy Run

This weekend (Sunday 29 November 2009) sees the 27 annual Charity Toy Run throughout the country, where ‘South Africa’s loudest minority open their hearts to the most silent’. Read more >

Elephant Spotted in Knysna

SANParks scientific services representatives were all aflutter when news of an elephant sighted in the Diepwalle forest, Knysna, came through from an excited forest ranger. Read more >


SA Leads Top Ten Gap Year Destinations

According to UK-based non profit association Year Out Group, South Africa is the most popular destination among gap year travellers from that country. Read more >

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The Gautrain has arrived!

Or at least the very first 2 rail cars have arrived in Durban on Monday. Read more >

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Cape Town Voted Best World City

We got us the best mayor, we’re looking to be one of the most sustainable cities on the planet by 2020, we are Africa's Best City (US Travel and Leisure 'Best in the World' Awards, July) and one of the world's five Bluest Sky Destinations ( Read more >


SA Wines and Winemaker Shines

Kanonkop's Abrie Beeslar is International Winemaker of the Year 2008, proving once again that South Africa can more than hold our own in the Internation wine-fields. Read more >

BA Puts PE on World's Most Authentic Places List

Having (mis)spent my high school years in the Friendly, Windy City, I was delighted to hear that Port Elizabeth is finally being given the recognition it deserves. Read more >

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FIFA Confederation Cup 2009

The gorgeous gals in South Africa at present for Miss World 2009 brought extra glamour to last night’s FIFA Confederations Cup Draw at the Sandton Convention Centre. Read more >

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Portfolio's Country Places Guide Launch

Last evening the sun set on a relaxed crowd on the deck of 26 Sunset Avenue, Llandudno, where the clinking of champagne flutes and laughter mingled as Portfolio celebrated the launch of the 2008 / 09 Country Places Guide with friends from the media and tourism sectors. Read more >

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Mayor Zille Announces Cape Town Carnival

Accompanied by music and colours and a playful summer wind, Cape Town City Mayor Helen Zille addressed enthusiastic crowds at the launch of the Cape Town Carnival at a fabulous preview on Long Street on Monday evening. Read more >

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