September is always an interesting month. It's spring, and the possibilities of new beginnings make us all joyful. Enjoy this selection of media activity from September 2014.
Following the publication of the Immigration Amendment Act, new requirements are coming into effect on 1 June 2015 that will impact any cross-border travelling with children under the age of 18. [Note: The effective date was originally published as 1 July 2014, but has now been extended to 1 June 2015.] The Summary Parents travelling with [...]
!Xaus Lodge have received the coveted FTTSA certification. FTTSA (Fair Trade in Tourism in Southern Africa) is a quality management system that has assessed the Lodge's performance on the following factors, considered important to Fair Trade: 1. Legal and General Requirements 2. Labour Standards 3. Human Resource Practice 4. Skills Development 5. Employment Equity 6. [...]
The distance your bed linen treks to be laundered is part and parcel of bushveld logistics says Glynn O’Leary, CEO of Transfrontier Parks Destinations (TFPD), when talking about the peculiarities of a bushveld supply chain. My heart sinks every time I have to fill in a form. Physical address? Area? Surely these are simple questions for an [...]
When she stepped onto the stage at Melrose Arch to accept !Xaus Lodge’s Imvelo Award for Responsible Tourism (Best Practice economic impact category for independent operations), Ellen Bok represented the community owners of this extraordinary success story. Ellen is head Chef at !Xaus Lodge, which is a private concession in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Jointly [...]
Based on various requests recently, here are comprehensive details on travelling by road from Phalaborwa and to Bilene, on the coast in Mozambique. Please note that the information in this article is based on past travel experience and it is very difficult to verify whether any changes have taken place. Please use this as a guide only [...]