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A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg, a city like no other

The spell-binding new novel by South African playwright and author Harry Kalmer, A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg, describes Africa’s greatest city as a living, breathing...

Collaborative efforts at CITES CoP17 in South Africa

The 183 Parties were discussing 120 documents and 62 proposals at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP17) to the Convention on International Trade...

Cities to play their part in building national competitiveness

Cities to play their part in building national competitiveness. Positioning South Africa as a globally competitive destination is central to Brand South Africa’s mandate.

Cape Town makes the Top 10 Cities list

Cape Town makes the Top 10 Cities list

Readers of the international travel magazine Travel + Leisure have voted Cape Town as one of the Top 10 cities in the world. The Mother City took the ninth spot, while Kyoto in Japan took the top position for the second year in a row.
Kirstenbosch wins again at Chelsea

Kirstenbosch wins again at Chelsea

Despite delivery problems that meant the feature plants for the exhibit never arrived in London, the South African National Biodiversity Institute Kirstenbosch team collected a Silver Gilt award at the annual international flower show. Once again, the display shows South Africa's beauty.
Work begins on South Africa's R84bn smart city

Five African cities of opportunity

The continent's most dynamic and future-focused cities are highlighted in Into Africa - the Continent's Cities of Opportunity. The top five are Johannesburg, Cairo, Tunis, Algiers and Casablanca - they "demonstrate the strengths and weaknesses of Africa's urban future".
Cape Town viewed from a treetop walkway

Visitors flock to Cape Town’s Kirstenbosch

More than a million people visited Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden in 2014. Tourism is crucial to the survival of South Africa's conservation and biodiversity assets, as the income generated from visitors helps to manage protected areas. They also raise awareness of conservation issues.
Durban has a bumper year for visitors

Durban has a bumper year for visitors

South Africa's hot sub-tropical city had a record tourism year in 2014, with visitor numbers up nearly 13%. It was also recently named one of the New7Wonders cities of the world, and was listed in the New York Times top 10 places to visit in 2015.
Cape Town has world's second best beaches

Cape Town has world’s second best beaches

National Geographic Travel magazine has named South Africa's "capital of cool" in second place on its latest list of the top 10 best beach cities in the world. Cape Town pips sweet spots such as Honolulu, Miami and Rio on the list.

50 photos showcasing the best of Cape Town

Photo: Greg Lumley/SA Venues24 May 2014Russel Jarvis of South African travel site Travelstart has trawled Flickr and the web to come up with a...

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