Figures for World Travel Market Africa and Tourism Indaba show tourism in Africa is growing. At
the former, deals worth R3.7-billion in 2014 were expected to be surpassed this year, while
exhibitor numbers were almost tripled. At Indaba, hosted buyers were up 100%.
The small Western Cape town of Gansbaai has been named the overall winner of the African
Responsible Tourism Awards. The town is famous for its beaches, sea life and shark cage diving;
it won the gold award for working to make better places to live and great places to visit.
Five bilateral agreements aimed at benefitting both countries were signed when South African
President Jacob Zuma met his Zimbabwean counterpart Robert Mugabe at the Union Buildings in
Pretoria on Wednesday. It is Mugabe's first state visit to South Africa since 1994.
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