• Oman Cancels All Fights As Cyclone Shaheen Strikes

    Oman Cancels All Fights As Cyclone Shaheen Strikes

    Cyclone Shaheen has grounded flights to and from Oman. The cyclone was on track to strike the northern coast of Oman. Destructive flash flooding, storm surge, and high winds are all possible. Cyclone Shaheen was expected to continue to strengthen into Sunday as it feeds off warm surface waters of the Gulf of Oman. Fearing

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  • Home Affairs: Passport, ID Applications Now Open

    Home Affairs: Passport, ID Applications Now Open

    The Department of Home Affairs on Thursday announced that it was now allowing applications for Identity documents (ID) and passports, which were suspended under strict Covid-19 lockdown rules. Home Affairs Minister Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi has approved the resumption of the applications, the department said in a lengthy statement detailing all the other available services. Motsoaledi has also

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  • Tourism Aid: Court Rules B-BBEE Is An Illegal Criteria

    Tourism Aid: Court Rules B-BBEE Is An Illegal Criteria

    The Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein on Wednesday ruled as unlawful that the Department of Tourism’s use of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) as criteria to financially assist struggling businesses in the sector. Tourism minister at the time, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, had insisted that support for distressed firms and establishments in the sector would be guided by

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  • SA Wants To Be Removed From UK Travel Red List

    SA Wants To Be Removed From UK Travel Red List

    South Africa on Sunday said it was unhappy that the UK has kept it on the Red List of countries considered high risk regarding Covid-19 infections. Last week the United Kingdom (UK) said it was revising its traffic light system, but countries on the Red List – including South Africa – would remain there. Commenting

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  • Vaccinated South Africans Can Travel To France

    Vaccinated South Africans Can Travel To France

    South Africans who have had a jab can now travel to France. “The French government has eased travel restrictions to France and it is now possible for fully vaccinated travellers from South Africa to enter France with no test and quarantine restrictions,” said Air France on Wednesday.  France was one of the hardest-hit European countries

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  • Mauritius Opens Doors For South Africans To Visit

    Mauritius Opens Doors For South Africans To Visit

    Mauritius on Friday lifted its travel ban to and from South Africa – meaning vaccinated South Africans can now travel to that country on authorised commercial flights without having to spend 15 days in quarantine. “We welcome the decision by the Mauritian government. South Africa remains a proximity and priority market for tourism on the

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