The Craziest Ostrich You’ll See Today

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A video of a man parading as an ostrich down a "UK high street" - which appears to be Goole, East Yorkshire - and led by an accordion player has drawn the attention of thousands around the world since it was posted yesterday. Picked up by the LadBible on Twitter, who has over two million followers, it will doubtlessly...

Don’t Block the Aisle and 11 More Rules of Airplane Etiquette

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We've all had those moments on the plane - getting on, getting off, waiting in line, listening to the baby cry for nine hours, having someone upset our drink by pushing his seat back at the wrong moment. Our correspondent Bruce Marais, sitting in the middle seat on a long-haul flight with the person behind him regularly kicking his...

Is This Cape Town’s Best Hike Everyone is Missing?

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It's not as steep as Table Mountain or as winding as Lion's Head, but Signal Hill, the little sister of its more famous and more popular siblings, offers some of the best views, not only of Table Mountain and Lion's Head, but also of the harbour and the Atlantic Seaboard. It's also a lot flatter (after the first climb)...

Africa’s Longest Beachfront Promenade Opens in Durban

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DURBAN - The city has started gearing up for the first big day of its new multimlillion-rand promenade, on Saturday 16 November. With the new wavy stretch of public real estate complete, making it the longest promenade in Africa, one can walk the 8 kilometres (and there will be an official walk starting at 7am), from Durban Harbour Entrance...

“We Didn’t Put SAA in a Mess, Management Did,” Say Pilots

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The South African Airways Pilots’ Association said it supported calls by two other unions for strong, accountable leadership at South African Airways, which faces a two-day strike from tomorrow that will cripple the airline. "The employees of SAA did not put the airline into the financial mess it is in," the SAAPA said, "SAA's management team did. We therefore reject...

United Flight to Cape Town One of Several New US-Africa Non-Stop

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When United Airlines starts its direct flight from Newark - which also serves New York City - to Cape Town on December 15, it will be the latest in a number of new nonstop connections between the United States and Africa. The United flight to Cape Town, with a 14.5-hour flying time, will be offered three times a week. The...

Swiss Tourist Struck by Falling Giraffe in Kruger Park Accident Passes Away

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The Swiss tourist who was critically injured after a giraffe hit by a minibus taxi in Kruger Park fell on his vehicle has succumbed to his injuries, South African National Parks said. The tourist was airlifted to a medical facility after the accident on Sunday, but has passed away, SANParks was quoted saying in News24. The minibus taxi was carrying 13...

South African Airways Cancels All Flights During Strike

South African Airways has cancelled all domestic, regional and international flights for Friday 15 November and Saturday 16 November due to proposed strike action, the airline has announced. The cancellations followed an announcement by the South African Cabin Crew Association  and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa that their members would embark on industrial action from Friday. The...

Cape Town’s Kids for Free Campaign Celebrates End of Visa Debacle

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A campaign has been launched in Cape Town to let children stay for free, to promote the end of the five-year debacle resulting from government's demand that parents travelling with their children provide an unabridged birth certificate. The "Come to Cape Town & the Western Cape, where kids stay free!" campaign, which starts in January, is backed by Tsogo Sun,...

Going to New York City for the Holidays? Check Out These Places

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In barely no time after arriving in his old stomping ground, New York City, our correspondent Bruce Marais quickly got back into the swing of things - and to the heart of the pulsing city.