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Interest in visiting Africa grows

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%.

Elephants, Kruger National Park

South Africa acts against xenophobia

"No grievance can ever justify the cold-blooded murder of fellow human beings, the destruction of property, or the displacement of hundreds of people – including women and small children," says President Jacob Zuma, who has set up a ministerial task team to help stop the attacks against foreign nationals in Durban and Johannesburg.


South Africa's Gansbaai lands gold tourism award

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.


South Africa set to become global leader of green energy

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has announced plans to expand South Africa's renewable energy sector by adding another 6 300MW of wind and solar power to the 5 243MW the government programme already buys from the private sector.


Thousands march for peace in Durban

South Africans took to Durban's streets on Thursday to call for calm and an end to the attacks on foreign nationals, which have claimed five lives and displaced hundreds of others in KwaZulu-Natal over the past two weeks. #WeAreAfrica #StopXenophobia


Zuma condemns xenophobic attacks

President Jacob Zuma has condemned the attacks on foreign nationals in KwaZulu-Natal and Johannesburg, calling for calm. "We cannot accept that when there are challenges we then use violence – particularly to our brothers and sisters from the continent," he said in an interview with SABC on Wednesday night.

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