Hanekom unveils Map of Africa, set to boost tourism economy


Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom unveiled the new Iconic Map of Africa at the Africa’s most southern tip in Cape Agulhas. Picture: Armand Hough/African News Agency(ANA) Johannesburg – Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom on Tuesday unveiled the Map of Africa Monument in the Agulhas National Park, the Southernmost tip of Africa. The tourism department in... Read More

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  • Warrant of arrest issued for ANC councillor convicted of fraud

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#DuduzaneZuma killed woman because he was speeding, court hears

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Mentally disabled teen testifies over her forced marriage to 61-year-old man

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Puddle caused #DuduzaneZuma to lose control of car, says lawyer

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One suspect killed, another arrested in shootout with KZN police

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#Brexit: May urged to discuss her ‘departure’ plans with Conservative MPs

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Decision to drop Jussie Smollett’s hate crime hoax is ‘whitewash of justice’

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Democrats not giving up on Russia probe

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Cruise ship pilot says woes started with engine snags of off Norway coast

The cruise ship Viking Sky lays at anchor in heavy seas, after it sent out a Mayday signal because of engine failure in windy conditions, near Hustadvika, off the west coast of Norway. The Viking Sky is forced to evacuate its 1 300 passengers. File picture: Frank Einar Vatne / NTB scanpix via AP Copenhagen,... Read More