The prized rooibos, indigenous to the south-western reaches of South Africa, has long been used by the Khoi and San as a refreshing drink and a medicinal herb. Today it is enjoyed around the world. Its following has grown so vast that a pair of enterprising sisters in a small rural town has set up the Rooibos Route.
FOREIGN correspondents visited the Donald Gordon Medical Centre to learn about the state-of-the-art facility, before learning about the government’s massive National Infrastructure Plan and rural development from the minister of economic development.
The Voortrekker Monument is proving a strong draw card for Chinese tourists as it repositions itself as a symbol of the earliest struggle against colonialism, and was named the best of the best at the 2013 China Outbound Tourism and Trade Market.
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