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    Namibia cancels annual tourism expo as focus shifts to Covid-19 vaccinations

    Windhoek – The organisers of Namibia’s annual Tourism Expo, Namibia Media Holdings (NMH), for the first time in 23 years announced the cancellation of the 2021 Tourism Expo, an executive said Thursday. The cancellation is in support of the country’s Health Ministry’s drive to have more Namibians vaccinated by September 2021, hence their decision to partner with the Health Ministry by setting up more vaccination centers across the country, rather than hosting the expo. “We believe that if we can have half of the population vaccinated, this will open up more travel to and within Namibia, this will reduce the […] More

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    Clarion call for end to booze ban

    South Africa’s alcohol industry lost at least 23 weeks (161 days) of trade from 26 March 2020 to 25 July 2021 due to the government implementing alcohol bans in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Even before the cost of last week’s looting is factored in, the four alcohol bans have cost the country an estimated R64,8bn or 1.3% of GDP. Source: ©Ersler Dmitry – 123RF These estimates were shared in a statement issued on behalf of the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa and the alcohol industry, including but not limited to the South African Liquor Brandowners Association (Salba), Vinpro, […] More

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    CORONAVIRUS GLOBAL UPDATE: CDC sees ‘pivotal moment’ in US; South Africa registers 14,858 new cases

    (Photo: EPA-EFE / Nathalia Aguilar) South Africa registered 14,858 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the cumulative total to 2,342,330. A further 433 Covid-19-related deaths were reported, taking total deaths to 68,625. A total of 6,085,108 people have been vaccinated. The U.S. is “at another pivotal moment in this pandemic,” with Covid-19 cases once again climbing and beds at some hospitals filling up, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky said. The recent rise in cases shows no signs of abating in the U.S. states that have fuelled the uptick as the delta variant proliferates. Indonesia has become a new […] More

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    Sun City set to open its own vaccination site – targeting 7,500 staff and family members

    (Getty Images) Sun City, which has been closed to the public due to ongoing lockdown restrictions, will start vaccinating its staff, their family members, and the local community. The Sun Arena will be used as the resort’s primary vaccination site while EVDS registrations will be completed in the Warrior’s Hall. With the site now approved by the department of health, Sun City aims to vaccinate some 7,500 people within two months. It’s the first hospitality-specific site to be included in South Africa’s vaccine rollout. For more stories go to www.BusinessInsider.co.za. One of South Africa’s most renowned resorts, Sun City, will […] More

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    Miller & Shamsi lead Proteas to series win

    Miller & Shamsi lead Proteas to series win | SuperSport – Africa’s source of sports video, fixtures, results and news {“slug”:”cricket”,”name”:”Cricket”,”menu”:[{“name”:”Current & Future Tours”,”uri”:”/cricket/international/current-and-future-tours”},{“name”:”Completed… Read further. More

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    Culture the next frontier of Zimbabwe’s tourism sector

    from DANIEL JONES in Victoria Falls, ZimbabweVICTORIA FALLS, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWE must tap into its rich and diverse cultural heritage if the country is to fulfill its vast tourism potential. This is the general feeling among stakeholders as the country’s cultural villages along the Zambezi basin remain untapped. The area, along the Zambezi River, right from Victoria Falls up to Kariba, teems with some villages showcasing the rich and diverse cultures including Nambya, Ndebele and Tonga. These unique villages have been operational, albeit untapped in Binga, Hwange and Victoria Falls and there is a belief culture could be Zimbabwe’s […] More

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    France open to vaccinated South Africans – but vax certificates may be a problem

    Afternoon Drive host John Maytham chats to Business Insider SA journalist Luke Daniel about France’s digital health pass. Fully vaccinated South Africans can now visit France but they may struggle to move around without a compatible digital health pass Business Insider SA’s Luke Daniel reports that there are high-level talks to develop a digitised vaccine certificate for South Africans © blasbike/123rf.com If you’re fully vaccinated, you can now travel to France without having to go through a mandatory 10-day quarantine period. South Africans will be able to board a flight by presenting their vaccination certificates to airlines and border control […] More

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    RUGBY: Van der Merwe to face former teammates as Lions go for pace and power against Boks

    Duhan van der Merwe of The British & Irish Lions during the tour match against the Stormers at Cape Town Stadium on 17 July 2021. (Photo: Ashley Vlotman / Gallo Images) South African-born Duhan van der Merwe is one of three Scotland internationals in the British & Irish Lions for the first time since 1997, as coach Warren Gatland made some bold decisions for the first Test against the Springboks. British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland showed the ruthless selection streak that has successfully won a series in Australia in 2013 and tied with the All Blacks in 2017, […] More

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