With the historic Hajj 1441 season successfully rolled out despite the COVID19 pandemic, Muslims now await the announcement of the umrah season. However, the South African Travel and Haj Operators Association (Sathoa) chairperson Sedick Steenkamp anticipates that the umrah season can only be expected to commence in three months from[…]
Cabinet has eased lockdown restrictions around travel which will allow individuals to leave their homes for leisure travel within the province they currently live in. It has also moved the curfew to an hour later at night to allow restaurants more time to serve dinner to their customers. This means[…]
On Friday night, the presidency’s social media accounts appeared to announce what hotels, lodges and guest houses have been waiting for: leisure travel will now be allowed. But then the posts were deleted. While president Cyril Ramaphosa last month indicated that establishments will be allowed to accommodate leisure travellers, this[…]
The National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) on Saturday approved international travel for South Africans working and studying abroad. The country’s borders were closed with all international flights halted in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19. But in a statement on Saturday, the Department of Home Affairs said South Africans[…]
The scrapping of the unabridged birth certificate requirement for inbound travellers will boost the tourism sector, tourism minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said at the weekend. The directive, signed by home affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Friday, means that international minors travelling to SA no longer require unabridged birth certificates or consent[…]
Capetonians gathered in their numbers in support of VOC’s first-ever World Travel Expo 2019, held at Moerat Events Cape Town, in Boom Rd, Schaapkraal over the weekend. Over 40 dynamic travel and tours, travel accessory vendors and foreign exchange companies showcased their brands and services in the main exhibitor’s hall[…]
International Qatari moto-adventurer, Khalid Al-Jaber regards South Africa, and the larger African continent, as the “paradise of the world” – even after crossing through 34 countries in the two trips he made prior to his African adventure. He has travelled extensively through the America’s, Europe and Asia and transitioned into[…]
Speaking before a United States congressional panel on Tuesday, Ismail Alghazali, a Yemeni American, described how President Donald Trump‘s travel ban has prevented his Yemeni wife and two small children from joining him in the US. “I have never even met my daughter. I have never held her in my arms. I’ve only seen[…]
By Anees Teladia A Capetonian family has undertaken an exciting journey recently, travelling across Africa by car, with the niyaat (intention) to perform their Hajj (Islamic pilgrimage). Marwaan Jabaar, his wife and two children, left Cape Town on 13 June and have just recently arrived in Jordan. The journey has[…]
Thousands of commuters around the country, who use buses as their primary mode of transport, will once again have to find alternate modes of transport on Thursday as the nationwide bus strike enters its second day. About 15 bus companies affiliated to transport union South African Transport & Allied Workers[…]
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