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Places of Wonder

Mind Your Own Business

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Exploring Museums Around South Africa

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Beating the Odds

Ensuring Investment for the Future of SADC

Crushing It in the Industry

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Wandile and Wanele Ganya

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African Mining and Crushing

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Last One Picked?

Savvy Security for Neighbourhood Watches

How to Cope With Being Sidelined

Tech to Keep You Safe

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Agility Equals Employment

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Need to Know

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Meeting Sodwana’s Most Valuable Visitors

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Bits & Pieces

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Investing in Northern Cape Tourism

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Dinner & A Movie

Swap Skyscrapers for Open Plains – Madikwe Hills

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Turn it Up!

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Books

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A Tale as Old as Time – Walking With Bushmen

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Gadgets

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CEO Letter

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SA Express Gives Back

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Ceo SA EXPRESS Head of Department: Communications Refilwe Masemola Tel: +27 11 978 2540 Email: rmasemola@flyexpress.aero Customer Care Department Tel: 0861 729 227 Email: customercare@flyexpress.aero Twitter: @flySAexpress Facebook: SA Express Airways Reservations Support Tel: +27 11 978 9905 Email: groupsales@flyexpress.aero Group Reservations Tel: +27 11 978 5578 Email: reservationslist@flyexpress.aero Sales Office Email: sales@flyexpress.aero INDWE Cover Image © iStockphoto.com Images © iStockphoto.com & Quickpic Publisher Bernard Hellberg | bernard@tcbmedia.co.za Marketing and Communications Manager Pam Komani | pam@junecommunications.co.za Editor Nicky Furniss | nicky@tcbmedia.co.za

Dear passengers, Welcome aboard your SA Express flight and thank you for choosing to fly with us today. As an airline, we expect an exciting year ahead that includes growth and the expansion of our services. In 2017, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects the global airline industry to generate a net profit of $29.8 billion. The aviation industry is a corner stone to growing economies as the safe global movement of people and products supports global understanding and creates economic opportunities. Despite this, IATA Director General and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac, advises that the profits will not be evenly spread, with the strongest performance concentrated in North America. During this year, we intend to build on the successes achieved and will continue to live our vision which is to remain a world-class regional airline with an extensive footprint in Africa. The purpose of any organisation is the fundamental reason why it exists. At SA Express, our purpose and vision lies at the centre of our business strategy which is to ensure that we live up to the values we promised to our passengers and stakeholders. To remind you, our most important value is to, firstly, never compromise on safety – this is a non-negotiable for us. We further promise to deliver with speed and without compromising quality. While we might not always get it right according to your expectations, we do strive for continuous improvement and we are working hard to fix our current weaknesses.

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As our customers are our most important investors, both your positive and negative feedback is vital to help us improve our offering. We further partner with people across all operations to ensure that we provide a seamless service – from your interaction with travel agents or our online booking or check-in systems, right through to our ground staff, baggage handlers, flight deck and cabin crew. We do aim to keep it simple but innovative and effective. I ask that you hold us accountable for our actions so that we can keep improving our product and service to your benefit. Complementing our service promise to you, our 2017 approach is aimed at enabling us to become a sustainable airline. We strive to drive technology and compliance in order to achieve customer satisfaction as we partner with the people across our organisation. By implementing this strategy, we will undoubtedly unlock growth for the airline, the country, and the continent, and very importantly, fly the SA Express flag high because at the end of the day, #WeFlyForYou. Thank you for the continued support and we look forward to welcoming you on board again very soon and, as always, if there is any possible way I can make your experience with SA Express more enjoyable, please mail your suggestions to me at inati@flyexpress.aero. I’d love to hear from you. Yours in aviation, Inati Ntshanga CEO of SA Express

Layout and Design Renier Keyter | renier@tcbmedia.co.za Features Writers Julie Graham | julie@tcbmedia.co.za DIRECTORS Bernard Hellberg l bernard@tcbmedia.co.za Pam Komani | pam@junecommunications.co.za ADVERTISING SALES Tel: +27 12 425 5800 National Sales Manager (Regional & SADC) Bryan Kayavhu | bryan@tcbmedia.co.za +27 83 785 6691 Manager: National Sales & Business Development Chantal Barton | chantal@tcbmedia.co.za +27 79 626 0782 Senior Account Managers Nikki de Lange | nikki@tcbmedia.co.za +27 83 415 0339 Calvin van Vuuren | calvin@tcbmedia.co.za +27 82 5826873 Gertjie Meintjes | gertjie@tcbmedia.co.za +27 82 757 2622 DISCLAIMER: All material is strictly copyrighted. All rights are reserved. Reproduction in whole or part is prohibited without prior permission from the publisher. Opinions expressed in Indwe Magazine are not necessarily those of SA Express. Information has been included in good faith by the publisher and is believed to be correct at the time of going to print. No responsibility can be accepted for errors and omissions.


Customer Care Cares for

SA Passengers Express Aviation is a highly competitive industry and an event like an oil price hike can send profit margins tumbling. The level of effort required to not only survive but thrive in this sector is a lot higher than any other industry. At South African Express, the customer care team plays a crucial role in passenger satisfaction and is a vital link between the airline’s management and its biggest stakeholders – our customers.

Text & Images © SA Express SA Express’ dedicated (and fun) Customer Care team

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Customer care is far more than a complaints counter, it deals with a wide range of customer-related issues. The team deals with refund-related enquiries, baggage claims, flight irregularities, flight queries, FAQs and other general enquiries. The customer is king and an important cornerstone to any business’ success. It is because of this that customer care often faces demanding customers who expect nothing less than the brand promise – that our service is personalised to each and every customer. According to Clint Harris, Customer Care Team Leader, an instance where a passenger is denied boarding can be a challenging situation. When contacting the passenger, one must be cognisant of the passenger’s needs and desires as well as the rules that regulate the aviation industry. At the time of the interview, Harris was about to make one such call and so used the incident as a real-life case study. Passengers may be denied boarding for a number of reasons, as passenger numbers are governed by unpredictable factors such as weather and aircraft weight conditions which are established by the pilot just prior to takeoff. Even though check-in time is 30 minutes before take-off, SA Express urges passengers to check in at least an hour beforehand for domestic flights and two hours for regional departures to avoid potential problems. SA Express has a range of contingency policies to mitigate challenges. For example, if the airline is in the wrong, the individual is offered a free ticket on the next available flight, or they may be offered a flight with an alliance partner. If an overnight stay is required, the passenger will also be offered a night’s hotel accommodation.


“A passenger once tried to check in two minutes before closure and was denied boarding and, in this instance, the passenger was unwilling to accept any of our contingency procedures. She wanted to fly immediately and then purchased a ticket with a competing carrier and later tried to claim a refund. “It was only after an investigation that we found that she had in fact arrived 28 minutes after the final check-in time. In this instance, there would have been no way for us to get her baggage onto the flight, among other issues. Nonetheless, we always try to resolve this type of issue to the satisfaction of both the airline and passenger,” explains Harris. Such circumstances are also complicated when passengers buy low-fare tickets, which are typically discounted because they offer no or only limited flexibility. Harris has eight years’ experience in the airline industry, and has thus gained both knowledge and a passion for dealing with customers. He is self-empowered, having done various internal courses. He also has much experience with travel agents, corporate and individual passengers, as well as local, regional and international carriers. “The secret to handling disgruntled customers,” he says, “is the ability to put yourself in their shoes. “I get a kick out of meeting or exceeding passengers’ expectations. I don’t view the individual as ‘just a passenger’, but rather see them as a link in the chain of potential passengers, especially if they’re frequent flyers. I can’t look just at the individual, but all those whose flying choices they might influence. It can become an obsession,” Harris chuckles. The team has tight targets which include replying to each call within 48 hours and resolving an issue within seven days. “We advise our passengers to always quote their case number to eliminate multiple case numbers for an enquiry,” says Harris. “This will ensure that we resolve the enquiry in a timeous manner.” The SA Express customer service team is committed to delivering results with speed and without compromising quality. “We want both sides to be satisfied. It is not satisfying to us to be ‘in the right’ as happy customers become repeat passengers.” For this reason, SA Express has a major focus on customer care and improving its on-time track record. This is being addressed by chartering more aircraft. “Flight delays and cancellations are inevitable in this industry and it is not something unique to SA Express. Safety is non-negotiable and it is the one value which comes ahead of customer satisfaction. “We have processes in place to inform passengers of flight delays or cancellations to avoid inconvenience, however, if you have booked via a travel agent, the contact number issued to ticketing agents is often the travel agency’s office telephone line and not the passenger’s mobile number, and this means we are unable to relay any changes or delays to the passenger. We do, however, understand that it’s often difficult for passengers to understand or accept that a flight is delayed for whatever reason. Our customers have commitments that they need to meet and unfortunately delays negatively influence their plans.” Harris adds that an important component of customer relations is listening to passengers’ expectations and then sincerely responding to them. “No complaint is ever too large or too small for my team and I to handle. Passion is what drives us and bringing a smile to a passenger’s face is what inspires us! Occasionally, we do receive compliments in return,” concludes Harris, “and that always brings a smile to our faces!” For all customer care related enquiries please call +27 11 978 5577 or 0861 SAXCARES (0861 729 227), or email customercares@flyexpress.aero.

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Need to Know

The Month of Love February Valentine’s Month Festivities, The Oyster Box, Umhlanga

February is the month of love, so treat your loved one to a Valentine’s Dinner and Dance (R950 per person) at The Oyster Box Hotel any evening from 10 th to 14th February. Accompanied by a six-course plated menu, the silkyvoiced chanteuse Cat Simoni will put you in the mood for romance. Cat gets right “Under Your Skin” with a selection of unforgettable hits about love from the likes of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Billy Joel, Ella Fitzgerald, Elton John, and, of course, Frank Sinatra. Another romantic option is to sign up for a master class on 25th February for you and your loved one to brush-up on your satay, sushi and stir-frying skills. The afternoon begins over sushi and sparkling wine in The Oyster Bar, followed by a tutorial in the kitchen. You can also celebrate your togetherness during this special Valentine’s Month with a Romantic B|Together couple’s rose quartz massage in The Spa at The Oyster Box. Followed by a glass of sparkling wine, it’s the perfect expression of love!

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A Local Artistic Legend For the Duration of 2017 Jacob Hendrik Pierneef Exhibition, La Motte Museum

The La Motte Museum presents a new exhibition – A Tribute to the Life and Work of Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886-1957) – which celebrates the artist’s contribution to South African art. The exhibition enhances La Motte’s permanent heritage collection with selected artworks and personal artefacts from various collections in South Africa. Key aspects and periods are identified to introduce JH Pierneef, the man and the artist. With more than 100 Pierneef artworks on exhibition, as well as personal memorabilia and educational information, guests to the La Motte museum are offered a unique opportunity to engage with the various themes and their subjects, and to compare the various styles and approaches Pierneef explored in his almost 55-year artistic career.

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An Immersive Artistic Experience 10th to 25th February LIVE ART Festival, Cape Town

Launched by the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA), LIVE ART 2017 showcases a gathering of some of the most influential artists from across the continent for an explosion of performances set to push the boundaries of audiences and artists alike. With the City of Cape Town as the stage, this dynamic range of public and collaborative artworks will inhabit spaces across the Mother City this February. LIVE ART 2017 blurs the fields of fine art, dance, theatre, music and literature to form a unique platform for cutting-edge, interdisciplinary art on the international stage. The 2017 programme features film screenings, performances, artworks and interactive installations by over 30 contemporary artists and curators, including: Standard Bank Young Artist Award-winners Donna Kukama and Anthea Moys; Nigerian multimedia artist, Jelili Atiku; Zimbabwean choreographer and performer, Nora Chipaumire;  and pioneering and internationally renowned South African performance artist, Steven Cohen.

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Need to Know

Hole-InOne for Hermanus 25th to 26th February The Global Challenge, Hermanus Golf Club

The inaugural Global Challenge is an international golf tournament and world first during which top female players from the Southern Hemisphere will challenge their Northern Hemisphere counterparts in a 36-hole Better Ball Match Play event. The tournament will also serve as a fundraising event for Learn to Earn, while creating employment opportunities for communities in and around Hermanus. There will also be loads of other entertainment over the weekend, with music, food and fun for all. This promises to be an event not to be missed.

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Harvest High Jinks

Everyone Is Invited!

5th March Weintaufe Harvest Carnival, Eikendal Vineyards, Stellenbosch

17 th – 19th February Plus 1 Festival, Franschhoek, South Africa

The Stellenbosch Winelands will take on wonderland proportions when Eikendal Vineyards celebrates the end of its harvest with the farm-style Weintaufe Carnival that promises a funfair for young and old. The Eikendal Weintaufe has become a summertime family tradition over the years, and this year enthusiasts can immerse themselves in a day of pure bucolic bliss infused with exceptional wine, scrumptious street-style fare, games, lucky draws, and live music by the talented Newton & Co. Complimentary tractor rides allow visitors to soak up all the features of a well-oiled wine farm, while grape stomping and golfing action at the dam will add to a merry day out with the family. There will be a strong focus on entertainment for the kiddies so that Mom and Dad can truly kick back at the water’s edge and savour the latest vintages on offer. Tickets will be available at the gates on the day. For more information, email info@eikendal.co.za.

The Plus1 Festival invites all those who love good music, contemporary art and adventure for a fun-filled wedding weekend where thousands of like-minded wedding crashers will be seduced into attending a “Happily Ever After Party” like never before! Get lost in the enchanted playground with its variety of dance music, striking artworks and spectacular dance performances, all set in the picturesque setting of Franschhoek. Plan for an adventurous wedding weekend getaway with your favourite “Plus 1” where bands like Mi Casa, GoodLuck and The Kiffness will entertain you. The “Something New” main stage will host three top international and over 20 local DJs and bands infused with a variety of dance music and live performances in bespoke costumes. The “Something Old” stage will feature DJs spinning a variety of old school music from Motown, Reggae and Disco to Pop. The “Something Borrowed” Lifestyle Market will feature artisanal goods, gourmet food and designer drinks, as well as activities and games.

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Need to Know

The Beauty of Nature

Tickle Your Funny Bone

16th to 19th February The Great Zambezi Exhibition, The Cellars-Hohenort, Cape Town

4th March Blacks Only Comedy Show, Emperors Palace, Kempton Park

Flocks of brightly coloured birds and an abundance of wildlife can be found around the Zambezi River. And it’s this diversity of fauna and flora which has inspired Ardmore Ceramic Art’s The Great Zambezi exhibition. Running through parts of Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe – birthplace of Ardmore founder, Fée Halsted – the river and its fauna and flora have been imaginatively realised in ceramics featuring hippos ridden by local people, elephants and crocodiles which evoke memories of the stories of Rudyard Kipling and Rider Haggard, troops of Vervet monkeys chattering in the forest canopy, and Flame Lilies and Scadoxis flowers interacting with colourful Narina Trogans and Angolan Pita birds. For those interested in adding something special to their interior décor, Ardmore and Halsted will also be showcasing the new Zambezi Fabric Collection.

What started as a one-night only comedy show in 2004, Blacks Only Comedy is now entering its 13th year, with shows occurring three or four times a year. Blacks Only kicks off 2017 with its latest relevant theme, Blacks Only Comedy Capture. Director, producer and comedian, David Kau, will reprise his role as MC for the event. The evening will also showcase award-winning comedians as well as some fresh talent. Blacks Only Comedy Show is no stranger to edgy topics and close-to-the-bone humour, and Comedy Capture promises not to disappoint. Tickets are available from Computicket.com.

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A Trip Through Time 17 th to 19th February The SAADA Expo Cape Town

Ever wished you could travel through time, maybe have a cup of tea with Queen Victoria, or do the  Lindy Hop in Art Deco New York? SAADA – the South African Antique, Art & Design Association – is changing the perception that antiques and art expos are exclusively reserved for the elite. As well as antiques, a wide range of exhibitors will also showcase art and design from all eras, with items which are light on the pocket, as well as more expensive investment pieces. The SAADA Expo Cape Town is a fully vetted showcase of the best in South African antiques,  art, and design. Working with the theme of “Time Travel”, guests will feel as if they are being transported through various decades via the design and antiques showcased.

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Bits & Pieces

African For Kissable Elephant SOS Lips The African elephant is under severe threat due to ivory poaching – to the extent that one elephant is lost every 15 minutes. Experts calculate that there are less than 400,000 African elephants left in the world and fear that this majestic species will be extinct by 2030 if nothing is done to halt their destruction. As part of their commitment to protect the African elephant, Amarula has joined forces with WildlifeDirect and their CEO, Dr Paula Kahumbu, to launch a global awareness campaign. Join Amarula’s #NAMEThemSAVEThem campaign by watching the extraordinary video and designing and naming your digital elephant. Amarula will donate $1 to WildlifeDirect for every elephant named and shared per unique user.

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Love at First Sip Dump the corny mugs and teddy bears this Valentine’s Day and replace them with bubbles of love. Romance should be creative, after all, so tickle their fancy with SodaStream, because flowers are overrated – and bees need them to survive. Add some fizz to your loving this year with these two delicious SodaStream cocktail recipes. Bubbles of Love and Cupid’s Cosmo are sure to spice up any night. // www.sodastream.co.za Bubbles of Love 120 ml premixed SodaStream Zero Pink Grapefruit 120 ml premixed SodaStream Zero Cranberry-Raspberry 45 ml Gin 45 ml Raspberry liqueur 1 Orange slice   Cupid’s Cosmo 120 ml premixed SodaStream Zero Cranberry-Raspberry 30 ml Vodka 15 ml Triple sec 1 Lime wedge


Dinner & A Movie

Eco-Friendly Dining

Get a taste of the good ol’ days at The Werf Restaurant, situated on Boschendal Wine Estate in the Western Cape. The restaurant prides itself on presenting an authentic farmto-table dining experience. Guests can look forward to enjoying inventive meals made from natural ingredients that have been

freshly plucked from the sprawling on-site garden. The Werf Restaurant effortlessly blends an enjoyable dining experience with a relaxed atmosphere by offering its guests shared platters and garden views in the historic Cellar.

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American Pastoral Ewan McGregor makes his directorial debut and stars as Seymour “Swede” Levov, a once legendary high school athlete who is now a successful businessman married to Dawn (Jennifer Connelly), a former beauty queen. But turmoil brews beneath the polished veneer of Swede’s life. When his beloved

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daughter, Merry (Dakota Fanning), disappears after being accused of committing a violent act, Swede dedicates himself to finding her and reuniting his family. What he discovers shakes him to the core, forcing him to look beneath the surface and confront the chaos that is shaping the modern world around him.

An MCC of Distinction Rickety Bridge’s Blanc de Blancs is confirming its status as a leading vintage Cap Classique with two successive releases lauded at the Amorim Cap Classique Challenge, the annual competition which showcases South Africa’s finest MCCs. This MCC boasts a fine, gentle mousse which dances on the palate with flavours of green apple, fresh citrus, light caramel and brioche nuances. These delightful flavours combine seamlessly with classic richness and finely balanced acidity. It is delightful on its own for any occasion, or pairs well with salmon, prawns, sushi, oysters, crayfish and steamed fish. Ready for your enjoyment right now, this wine has great aging potential for up to eight years from release. The Rickety Bridge Blanc de Blancs 2012 is available from the estate as well as select wine merchants with a recommended retail price of R240 per bottle.


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Turn it Up!

Ed Sheeran

Superstar Ed Sheeran will be releasing his hugely anticipated new album ÷ (pronounced “divide”), on  3rd  March through Asylum/Atlantic Records. Sheeran’s third studio album is on course to become one of the most significant global album releases of 2017 and sees the 25-year-old Suffolk, UK, native in his finest form yet. The genre-defying LP is the result of an artist who consistently pushes himself in new directions, uncovering fresh musical ground using a seemingly limitless musical vocabulary. Drawing inspiration from a host of personal experiences and subjects, Sheeran takes listeners through a hugely personal journey – be that reflecting on past relationships, family memories, his musical career, or his time off travelling the world in 2016. Musically, ÷ is an array of beautifully

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orchestrated and emotive ballads, impassioned raps laid over hip-hop beats, timeless acoustic guitar masterpieces and innovative, idiosyncratic pop music. Unveiled in January, Sheeran’s recordbreaking dual comeback singles perfectly highlight one of the distinct divides in his musical spectrum, with “Castle On The Hill” positioning itself towards a stadiumready, rockier sound, and “Shape Of You” dismantling and rebuilding modern-pop using little more than a loop pedal. ÷ will reveal everything in-between whilst showcasing Sheeran’s impeccable guitar playing, peerless lyricism, boundless musical palate and jarringly honest (and often autobiographical) storytelling – some of the reasons this much-loved talent has built an undeniably loyal following across the globe.


Fine Food, Fine Wine

Luxury in every way Great Mediteranean cooking is something to be savoured, treasured and remembered. For no other cuisine can match the exotic, yet subtle flavours that make up the favourite dishes of the region. Fortunately East London is blessed with Grazia fine food & wine, a perfect venue with a superb view over the Indian Ocean just as you might expect from a world-class restaurant with a reputation for serving the finest authentic dishes, accompanied by a wide selection of wines. Tel: 043 722 2009 ¡ 043 722 2010 www.graziafinefood.co.za


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She heaved her heavy flippers backwards and forwards to cover the nest of eggs she had just buried. It was almost painful to watch, as her exhaustion was evident in every move. Earlier that day we had encountered another Loggerhead turtle during one of our dives. It had moved through the water with such effortless grace and ease, and yet here, on land, every move was a gargantuan effort. These turtles – amazingly – are preprogrammed from birth to return to the same beaches they themselves hatched on, in order to lay their own eggs. They travel thousands of kilometres every year to do so, from places as far flung as India and Australia, and many will make this hike up the beaches of KwaZulu-Natal’s iSimangaliso Wetland Park several times in a season (annually between November and March), and countless times over their lifetime. Park authorities have been monitoring the turtles here since the 1960s, measuring and tagging each they come across on their nightly patrols of this 220 km stretch of pristine beach. Nowadays, that tagging is in the form of a microchip, but in the earlier days of the programme, researchers would notch a particular part of each Loggerhead’s shell to indicate the year in which they were first tagged. After the excitement of watching “our” Loggerhead make her way painstakingly back to the sea, Peter Jacobs of Ufudu Tours (one of two official turtle tour operators working out of Sodwana), got out his notes and, based on our lady’s notches, confirmed that she had first been tagged in the early ’80s, when she herself hatched on this stretch of coastline. While this was close to 40 years ago, she would only have recently reached sexual maturity, which explains why she was microchipped for the very first time with us as the audience. Buoyed by this spectacular encounter, we hopped back into the 4x4 and carried on along the beach, this time in hopes of spotting the distinctive tracks of a Leatherback turtle. These turtles are significantly larger and heavier than their Loggerhead cousins, with some tipping the scales at a whopping 800 kg (compared to the Loggerheads which weigh in at a comparatively light 80 – 140 kg), and are unique in the turtle world for having a rubbery carapace instead of the usual hard, horn shell. They may not have horns on their backs, but they might as well have horns

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First Page and Second Page Top: The tiny turtle hatchlings must dodge a multitude of dangers as they make their way from their nests to the sea Second Page Bottom & Third Page: Little Mel, a Green turtle who washed up in Port Elizabeth, about to be released back into the sea at Mabibi Last Page Top: Adult female Loggerhead turtles come ashore every two to three years to lay about 500 eggs in batches of 100 to 120 every 15 days Last Page Bottom: An adult Leatherback turtle can weigh as much as 800 kg, making it a spectacular sight to behold

on their heads. They really are like unicorns of the sea because of how rare they are increasingly becoming. “With less than 100 laying females coming ashore each year, iSimangaliso’s Leatherback turtles, the most southern population in the world, are rarer than the Black rhino and are critically endangered. This means that they could go extinct in our lifetime. Having survived aeons and ice ages along with the rhinos, and at a time when over 1,000 biological species are going extinct every year, their future survival lies with all of us,” says iSimangaliso CEO Andrew Zaloumis. Indeed, despite the constant efforts of the park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site –, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and other conservation organisations, turtle numbers are still decreasing. This is largely due to the fact that once they leave the protected waters of the marine park, they are susceptible to a whole world of threats, from fishing nets and poachers, to pollution and even plastic bags, which look deceptively like jellyfish – a Leatherback’s favourite food. Add to this the often cruel

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vagaries of nature. Though 70 – 75 % of the turtle eggs laid on these beaches hatch successfully, each hatchling has to run a veritable gauntlet of horrors if they have any hope of seeing adulthood and these beaches again. Up to 12 % of the hatchlings may be taken by ghost crabs and other predators (including birds, lizards and small mammals) on their journey from the nest to the water, and thereafter a whole range of marine predators need to be dodged – and all this without the guiding help of a nearby parent. The cards are stacked against these little hatchlings from the moment they emerge from their shells and it is estimated that only two of them will survive out of every 1,000 eggs laid. Which in my book makes those that do even more precious. Luckily, they also have their fair share of champions. The previous day we had been lucky enough to witness the release of two Green turtles by Zaloumis and senior aquarist Robert Kyle from SAAMBR (South African Association for Marine Biological Research). The smaller of the two,

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nicknamed Mel, had been stranded outside of Port Elizabeth and treated for “shell rot” at Bayworld before being moved to uShaka Marine World. Grotto – so named after washing up at Grotto Beach near Cape Town – is the larger of the two at 12.6 kg and was initially cared for by the Two Oceans Aquarium before also being moved to UShaka to be under the care of the centre’s resident veterinarian, Dr Francois Lampen. After an uneventful trip up the coast to Mabibi, the two were given a last onceover before being released into a large rock pool. Here we were given the absolute pleasure of watching them find their “sea legs” again, not to mention marvel at their sheer beauty. Little Mel (weighing less than a kilogram, she really was little) swam over my feet and I was instantly in love. It was a short romance, though, as all too soon it was time to set them free into the ocean beyond, which they both happily disappeared into. I hoped that we would encounter one or both of them over the next few days of


diving, but while we did come across a fair number of turtles, I think Mel and Grotto had already made their way back out to the Big Blue. We also ended our evening’s turtle tour without a sighting of one of the gigantic and elusive Leatherbacks. I was sad – they have been on my “bucket list” of animals to see for many years – but it is just added incentive to come back again. And I hope – through concerted conservation initiatives

and public awareness – that there will still be turtles to see on these beaches for many, many years to come. For more information on iSimangaliso, visit www.isimangaliso.com, contact info@isimangaliso.com or call +27 35 590 1633. Also follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. For more information on Ufudu Tours, email peterjacobs@lantic.net or call +27 82 391 1503.

Join the Sodwana Bay Shootout Sodwana Bay is considered to be one of the top ten dive destinations in the world – and little wonder, as we discovered for ourselves amongst its teeming reefs. This also makes it the ideal place to stage a photographic competition. The 17th iSimangaliso Sodwana Bay Shootout will take place from 22nd – 27th May with prizes awarded for both underwater photography as well as photos of the park. The competition is open to novices and pros alike and boasts a host of great prizes (the headline sponsor is Nauticam). Best of all, by participating, you can contribute to the preservation of this magical place as a portion of the entry fees will go to the iSimangaliso Rare and Endangered Species Fund. “R100,000 has already been put towards extending an existing project on the ecological state of our coral reefs,” says Zaloumis. “The result of this science project assists marine management and informs climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies.”

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SANBI uses basic information on biodiversity and builds on this foundation through assessments, experiments, models and tools. In this way they influence policymakers and contribute to Government’s higher objectives of poverty alleviation, job creation, and improving human wellbeing. SANBI engages in ecosystem restoration and rehabilitation, leads the human capital development strategy of the sector, and manages ten National Botanical Gardens as windows to South Africa’s biodiversity for the public’s enjoyment and education. Foundations of Biodiversity SANBI’s work starts with a strong foundation based on surveying, classifying and mapping South Africa’s ecosystems and species.

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State of Biodiversity SANBI builds on this foundation through assessments and monitoring, in order to answer questions about the status of our biodiversity, and to establish the best ways to protect it and its benefits to society. Turning Science Into Policy and Action Using this knowledge SANBI translates science into policy and action by creating tools and information resources, and giving policy advice that assists those who make decisions about land use and natural resources, while aiming for objectives such as poverty alleviation, job creation and improved human wellbeing. Biodiversity sustains us by providing water and energy; nourishes us by providing food; inspires us through

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Sci-Bono Discovery Centre

As a ten-year-old, touching a taxidermied lion and realising that once that body pulsed with life, filled me with awe that I could get so close to something so mighty, even if it was now nothing more than skin moulded over a carved frame. Whether you’re two years old, ten or 60, that same awe and wonder is to be had in these places that gather all the knowledge mankind has accumulated and present it for our edification – and these special places are all around us. Making Science Cool Most people have a limited exposure to science in the pure sense of the word – it’s usually limited to an optional subject in high school, where it tends not to have a great reputation. But if you think you don’t like science, you’ve clearly never been to the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre (+27 11 639 8400 / www.sci-bono.co.za / Corner of Miriam Makeba and Helen

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Joseph Streets, Newtown, Johannesburg). This world-class centre has more than 350 interactive exhibits covering maths, science and technology, meaning that one can touch, feel, press and play with them until one’s brain is exhausted from all the mental gymnastics needed. Not to be outdone, the Cape Town Science Centre (+27 21 300 3200 / www.ctsc.org.za / 370B Main Road, Observatory) is home to more than 250 interactive exhibits and puzzles to boggle and delight the mind. Don’t go if you’re in a rush – you’ll want to spend a good couple of hours there at least poking around the exhibits. These include a life-size replica of Mark Shuttleworth’s Soyuz space capsule, a room quite literally filled with Lego, a black hole, massive kaleidoscope mirrors, and even a bed of nails for you to lie down on. Daily demos and workshops are included in the entrance price, so if you’re there at 11h00, 13h00 or 15h00, take the chance to see what’s on.

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Natural Wonders A place that’s always a great surprise is the Durban Natural Science Museum (+27 31 311 2256 / City Hall, 234 Anton Lembede St, Durban). It’s small as museums go, but very busy thanks mostly to the high quality of its exhibits. The beautifully detailed dioramas of different biomes from around the country and the animals that call them home really make our natural heritage come alive. The mammal wing has just about everything big and small, from dassies and fruit bats up to buffalo, lion and elephant. There’s also a reptile room, and entomology section, and a large and beautiful set of exhibits about birds, again featuring lovingly created dioramas of our indigenous birds in their natural habitats, as well as a wall dedicated to bird eggs – these are much lovelier to behold than one might initially think. The museum is also famous for its life-size replica of a Tyrannosaurus rex,


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Sci-Bono Discovery Centre a stuffed dodo, and an actual Egyptian mummy, Peten Amen. The museum is open 363 days a year and entrance is free, so there’s really no excuse not to check it out. The National Museum in Bloemfontein (+27 51 447 9609 / www.nasmus.co.za / 36 Aliwal Street, Bloemfontein) was established in 1877, and is dedicated to natural history, cultural history, and art. The majority of the species in the extensive mammal display are local, but there are also exhibits of rare creatures from around the world, including the aye-aye, chimpanzee, giant threetoed sloth, jaguar and Bengal tiger. The Invertebrates Hall has an extensive collection of shells from around the world, and a display that shows the difference between the poisonous and non-poisonous scorpions and spiders one finds in the Free State (so hopefully one thinks twice before smushing the

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The National Museum next spider you see). Then there’s the Palaeontology Hall, which depicts the evolution of life on Earth, beginning at about 4,000 million years ago, complete with an impressive collection of dinosaur fossils, including a selection of fossils found in the South African Karoo Basin. In Pretoria, the National Museum of Natural History (+27 12 322 7632 / www.ditsong.org.za / 432 Visagie Street, Pretoria) has been in operation since 1892, and its collections and exhibits include hominid fossils from the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site and associated fauna, including Mrs Ples, as well as the fossils, skeletons, skins and mounted specimens of amphibians, fish, invertebrates, reptiles and mammals. As a taste of what awaits you, the large mammal collection holds over 4,500 skeletons, the Coleoptera Collection in the Department of Invertebrates consists of more than 1.5 million specimens stored in more than

4,000 drawers, and for fans of butterflies and moths there are more than 1 million specimens stored in more than 7,000 drawers. Suffice to say, all the repeat visits over a lifetime wouldn’t be enough to fully experience everything on display. The South African Museum (+27 21 481 3800 / www.iziko.org.za / 25 Queen Victoria Street, Gardens, Cape Town) was founded in 1825 and is housed in the beautiful Company’s Garden in Cape Town. It is home to more than 1.5 million specimens ranging from 700-million old fossils to insects caught last week. Temporary exhibits complement fascinating permanent displays, which include a reconstruction of the Soetwater giant squid, as well as the African dinosaurs section, with realistic dioramas of the Karoo with fleshed out reconstructions of our local dinosaurs – a game drive back then would have been a very different proposition…


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Country Hotels SA’s total investment in the Northern Cape will be around R250 million, and will generate much needed local employment. Country Hotels’ motto is to supply value-for-money, high quality and standardised accommodation throughout the country to all travellers, whether they are travelling for business or leisure. Whilst promoting tourism in the Northern Cape, Country Hotels SA has generated local job opportunities for over 200 people. Pofadder Land purchased in this small town will soon be developed into a new hotel and will offer local employment opportunities. Kathu Inn, Kathu www.kathuinn.co.za Located in the Kalahari region, Kathu is the iron ore capital of the Northern Cape. To meet the demand of accommodation in the area, Kathu Inn was built in 2014 in the newly developed Bestwood Estates. Built from the ground up and further developed to include a restaurant on site, the Inn offers reasonably priced accommodation. Prices

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Springbok Inn, Springbok www.springbokinn.co.za Recognising the need for affordable, good quality accommodation, The Springbok Inn is one of the most exciting developments in Springbok. Developed into a 100 room hotel, with 25 campsites, four wooden chalets and a further development of an 80-bed backpackers’ lodge, the Springbok Inn creates much needed local jobs in this small town. Further land development will include a small game farm at the entrance to the town.

Kuruman Inn, Kuruman www.kurumaninn.co.za Opened on 1st August 2016, this 25-room hotel is the newest addition to the Country Hotels SA portfolio. Conveniently situated along the N14 and offering single and double rooms, this is an ideal resting spot for travellers passing through the region.

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Calvinia Hotel and Tankwa Lodge, Calvinia www.calviniahotel.co.za www.tankwalodge.co.za Calvinia is located just south of the Hantam Mountains on the banks of the Oorlogskloof (meaning “War Ravine”) River. It offers fantastic stargazing and even has an asteroid named after it, Calvinia 1245. The Calvinia Hotel and Tankwa Lodge is steeped in rich history, which has now been preserved for future generations thanks to recent renovation and property development by Country Hotels SA.


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Buildings feel as if they are closing in on you – when you look up, they block most of the sky. At night it is complete inky blackness, the pinpricks of stars covered up by our modern lifestyles. Cars and sirens are the background music of this city life. When all this feels a bit too much, when you find yourself longing for a view of natural beauty, then it is time to get back to the wilderness. Southern Africa is blessed with a variety of game reserves in which travellers can submerge themselves in nature and witness the magnificence of Africa’s wildlife. Comprising 75,000 hectares of diverse landscapes – from vast grassy plains and woodlands to impressive rocky outcrops – Madikwe Game Reserve, situated in the North West Province with Botswana on the northern border and the Dwarsberg Mountain Range in the south, is one of the largest game reserves in South Africa. Being in this location, the total opposite of the big city, has many perks, including no obstacles between you and the stars. Thanks to its much varied typography, the reserve is rich in wildlife. The majestic Big Five can be seen roaming the terrain, and along with them over 60 other different mammal species such as African wild dogs, cheetahs, and giraffes. For all you avid twitchers out there, the reserve plays host to over 300 different avian species waiting to be captured (on camera, of course). Wide open plains stretch to the horizon, millions of stars illuminate the night sky, the Big Five, and the tranquillity that comes from being in nature. What more could one ask for when it comes to in a safari adventure? Maybe one thing: ultimate luxury. In the heart of Madikwe Game Reserve is a lodge which provides the perfect balance between refinement and a home-awayfrom-home atmosphere. Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge, set along a rocky outcrop providing awe-inspiring views of the surrounding reserve, aims for every guest to depart with memories of their African safari that will never be forgotten. With its spacious suites, friendly staff attending to every detail of a guest’s stay, delectable cuisine, and the Madikwe Game Reserve to traverse, a person would be hard pressed not to forever hold memories of their stay here close to their hearts. The location of Madikwe Hills in the middle of the game reserve is a huge advantage when it comes to game viewing, as guests on game drives are right in the heart of all the animal action. There are daily early morning and late afternoon game drives. From November to March

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the reserve is lush with greenery from the summer rains, and newborns are welcomed to the world. April to August brings the dry season, causing the bush to lose some of its denseness and watering holes to be frequented more often by the resident animals. For a more up-close-andpersonal introduction to the wilderness, guests can forgo the safari 4x4 and use their own two feet to discover the smaller features of the environment. Madikwe Hills’ guiding team is exceptional – it was voted as one of the Best Safari Guiding Teams in 2016 by the Safari Awards. There is nothing quite like fresh air and the excitement of a safari to get your stomach grumbling, and Madikwe Hills’ impressive breakfast spread most certainly quells this. Full English and continental breakfasts – as well as a range of other choices such as French toast loaded with cranberry sauce and camembert, and modern-style frittatas – are sure to keep

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guests more than satisfied as they go about their day. After the evening game drive, the rangers enjoy sitting with the guests over dinner to chat about the day’s sightings, and provide information and anecdotes about the different animals seen. This can be under the stars in the boma feasting on traditional African dishes, or in the dining room for a fine dining affair. Should guests wish to take advantage of the romantic atmosphere of Madikwe Hills, the staff will set up a private dinner experience for two. When it comes to romance, Madikwe Hills knows what it is doing – after all, it was the winner of the Most Romantic Safari Property for 2016 in the Safari Awards. So, if you are on the hunt for the ideal honeymoon destination, your list of options cannot be without Madikwe Hills’ Honeymoon Suite. Boasting absolute privacy, the ball and claw bathtub’s roof is the sky, and the wall is the reserve with wildlife meandering past.

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Wanele (Left) and Wandile (Right) Ganya are testament to the fact that adversity should not be an obstacle to achievement

Growing up in Khayelitsha – one of the largest partially informal townships in the country, where high instances of unemployment, immense poverty and crime are rife – Wandile and Wanele Ganya were no strangers to a daily struggle. Living solely on the wages of their mother, Sylvia, a domestic worker, the Ganya twins, their four siblings and unemployed father, Michael, managed not only to survive, but to challenge the status quo and beat the odds in extremely harsh conditions. “It was and still is a community with a lot of socio-economic ills,” explains Wanele.

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other townships who actually made it, we were motivated to do better.” However, even more misfortune struck the Ganya family in 2009 when the twin brothers were in their final year of school at the Centre of Science and Technology in Khayelitsha – the year that would determine whether they would be eligible to attend a university, which was something they had both worked extremely hard for. Wanele was diagnosed with tuberculosis. “As you know, TB is a chronic illness and within a family that struggles to even make ends meet, it’s an added burden,” Wandile explains.

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It was at this point that Wandile took it upon himself to become Wanele’s tutor. He attended classes at school during the day and taught his sick brother in the evenings. Wandile was one of the Western Cape’s top matriculants in 2009. Wanele, despite passing, didn’t have top marks like his brother, but both were accepted to study medicine at Stellenbosch University, a lifelong dream of theirs. After leaving the community, Wandile and Wanele were faced with a completely different reality. “As you can imagine, coming from Khayelitsha and then coming here, where there is a great diversity of cultures, of language and of ways of being in the world…” Wandile recalls. “It was a complete culture shock.” Wanele adds: “You’re not sure where you fit in. It’s a very big place and a new environment where you wonder: Are you going to cope? Are you going to be accepted? It leads to low self-esteem at first.” Inspired and motivated by the sole fact that they had made it this far, the two overcame their initial personal setbacks and both had the incredibly good fortune of being awarded the Rector’s Award for

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Succeeding Against the Odds. Despite Wanele’s final grades at high school, the university took into account what he had been through, as well as his brother’s determined input. “When I got here to Stellenbosch, they took my illness into consideration and said: ‘Wait, this is what happened to this person in his life so surely that’s not a true indication of his potential. So to measure his potential, we should look at how he performed before, what he is going through, what is happening in his background, and then mix it together with what is happening here and now at university.’ “The Rector’s Award was a big relief financially and emotionally,” he says. Professor Wim de Villiers, Rector and Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University, is very aware of the problems that higher education in South Africa finds itself in today. “Inequality. Poverty. Unemployment,” he says. “The higher education sector is incompletely transformed and it is simply due to lack of funds.” Despite the fact that the student profile is definitely changing in terms of race and language (Stellenbosch

used to be a predominantly white, Afrikaansspeaking university), he still believes that the path to a truly transformed campus is far from finished. “Continuous transformation is part of the core of the University,” he says. “Our journey is imperfect, incomplete, but we remain steadfast.” The changes are certainly not going unnoticed and the Ganya brothers are a wonderful example of the opportunities that are spreading further across the country. “The university is much more inclusive now,” Wanele says. “It is starting to see the potential that lies in the lower socio-economic areas. I think it has realised that it has been missing a lot of talent and now it’s trying to recruit more people from poorer areas. They realise that they can make a difference, not only locally but also in the bigger picture nationally. They’re giving people opportunities. A place like Stellenbosch wants to make a difference in your life.” The importance of giving back to the community has been emphasise through the way in which the transformation that is taking place in institutions like Stellenbosch University is making such an immense


difference in the lives of so many. “There are a lot of little Waneles and Wandiles in the community that want someone to look up to, to get them more motivated,” says Wanele. “To say to them: ‘I know you come from this place, but look at me. You can do it’ – I think it’s very important. Once you get there, take the opportunity, use it to the fullest and go back to your community and say: ‘Look, this is what I’ve got, because of this university. Now I want you to try and be the best that you can be. Then nothing will stand in your way.’ ” Being a Matie at Stellenbosch has meant a great deal to the Ganya twins and the essence of what it means to be a part of the community of such a university, despite vast differences, is bringing more and more people together to create a society that is more socially and politically aware. Not only is being a Matie about giving back, it is also about freedom. “Being a Matie means you’re free to be your own self, to express yourself.

Not only in academics, but in your own expression in terms of political opinion and in your culture,” says Wandile. This story is a wonderful tribute to seemingly ordinary people, doing extraordinary things and, in turn, creating a ripple effect that provides hope and inspires confidence in future generations. This and other remarkable Matie stories have been captured in a series of inspiring short films ‘Always a Matie/Altyd ‘n Matie’ produced by GoTrolley Films. They are available free to view at this QR code:

Calling All Maties What does being a Matie mean to you? Attend the university’s Maties Alumni Homecoming Weekend in Stellenbosch (and catch the exciting SU Woordfees) over 2nd to 6th March 2017. Re-establish old connections, catch up with old friends and classmates, and reconnect with your Stellenbosch roots. For more information, visit www.matiesalumni.com..


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Text: Julie Graham Images © Red Carnation Hotel Collection With the majestic Table Mountain National Park and Twelve Apostles mountain range as a backdrop and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, part of the prestigious familyrun Red Carnation Hotel Collection, is something everyone should experience while in the Mother City. You will be hardpressed to find anything else like it in Cape Town – a boutique space offering not only the finest in luxury accommodation and dining, but also tranquillity and peace a mere 15 minutes from the bustle of the city. It is the ideal place for those wanting to escape for a little peace and quiet and also the perfect base from which to explore the rest of the Peninsula on one of Cape Town’s most scenic routes. The hotel is a bastion of tasteful design and décor, combining sophistication and elegance with comfort and simplicity in a calming environment. The individually decorated rooms and suites continue with this theme, and comfort and elegance marry seamlessly in these light, airy and peaceful spaces with astounding views of the ocean and mountain. The hospitality, as with all the Red Carnation Hotel Collection’s properties, is world-class, and guests at The Twelve Apostles are treated like royalty from the moment they step through the doors. Twenty-four hour room service as well as all the amenities one would expect from one of the best hotels in the world are at one’s fingertips. If you do manage to leave your room,

there is an array of delectable experiences on offer, including sunset cocktails on the Leopard Bar or Azure Terraces, as well as the iconic (and delicious!) High Tea by the Sea served daily between 10h00 and 16h00. Award-winning executive chef, Christo Pretorius, is the main man in the kitchen and it was his world class cuisine that led to Azure Restaurant being recognised in the 2014 American Express Platinum Fine Dining Awards. This signature dining experience draws local and international foodies all year round – and it’s little wonder why. The nauticalthemed restaurant serves up a selection of delicious international cuisine with notable South African influences, using only seasonal produce and sustainably caught seafood which Pretorius prepares in the classic French style with a contemporary flair. The newly revamped Café Grill Restaurant is also something guests can look forward to experiencing as a fresh, contemporary space in which to enjoy lipsmacking meals. For an evening well spent, head to the 16-seater cinema for the Twelve Apostles unique Dinner and a Movie package – a memorable evening of wining and dining in the Azure Restaurant (with a uniquely created menu that is inspired by the theme of the movie), followed by a film in a private cinema with all sorts of yummy goodies at hand. The hotel’s award-winning Spa offers the indulgence of a lifetime with its seven

state-of-the-art treatment rooms and two Spa Mountain Gazebos where you can choose from a selection of holistic massages and other treatments that will take your breath away. Refresh yourself on a hot summer’s day at one of two outdoor swimming pools, both with sweeping views and top notch cocktail and drinks service so your thirst is always pleasantly satiated. Break a sweat in the world-class fitness room or immerse yourself in nature whilst exploring one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World – the Table Mountain National Park has spectacular hiking paths and guests can literally stroll straight from their rooms onto the mountain where they can breathe in the fresh ocean air. The hotel also organises delicious picnics to take with you so that you can toast to romance or any number of wonderful things while the sun sets on yet another perfect day. There is so much that can be said about the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, as they really have thought of it all. From extensive dining and accommodation options to activities for guests to enjoy within the comfort of the hotel or the nearby natural wonders, as well as the city which is a stone’s throw away, there is something for everyone. This is not just a hotel that ticks all the boxes of opulent luxury – it is truly an experience and one that you will be hardpressed to match elsewhere. For more information, visit www.12apostleshotel.com.

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A Tale as

Old as Time Walking With Bushmen

The dust was rising in clouds from the furiously stamping feet which were matched only by exuberant clapping and singing. The word “bushman” may conjure images of ancient cave paintings for many South Africans, but here in Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the Bushmen and their centuries old culture is very much alive and well. Text: Nicky Furniss Images © Wilderness Safaris & Nicky Furniss

First Page: Khanta, Xhayaha and Keeta lead Kalahari Plains Camp guests out into the desert Second Page Left: Despite being hundreds of kilometres from civilisation, this Wilderness Safaris camp provides guests with all the creature comforts of home – and then some! Second Page Right: Khanta Ganagohuduga is an expert storyteller with an infectious demeanour Last Page Top: Everyone – including translator Qomanase – gets in on the action of fire starting Last Page Middle: Guests can also look forward to seeing wildlife, like giraffe and eland, on twice daily game drives while staying at the camp Last Page Bottom: Once a week, guests are treated to a display of traditional dancing and singing – something which both the guests and the staff enjoy

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Khanta Ganagohuduga wears a permanent grin on his face. As with most ancient cultures that flourished in a time before writing existed, storytelling is a valued art and this 68-year-old is a master performer. With eyes twinkling, he speaks passionately – in this case, about how to hunt an eland – peppering his story with gestures, onomatopoeic sounds, and downright theatrics. Even before Kebangaletse “Qoma” Gaotlhobogwe and Qomanase Gaotlhobogwe, our translators, have stopped laughing long enough to explain, we can already guess at the meaning or at least laugh along at the sheer enjoyment Khanta seems to derive from his story. Wilderness Safaris’ Kalahari Plains Camp is a tiny dot of a settlement in the northern part of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve – at 52,800 km² it is Southern Africa’s largest game reserve, but possibly one of its least explored. Due to its sheer size and its desert extremes (daytime temperatures can range from 50 °C in the hottest months of the year, down to night-time temperatures of -10 °C in winter), it has not attracted the hordes of tourists or proliferation of lodges that Botswana’s Okavango Delta has, but then this is also a huge part of its magic. Other than this Wilderness Safaris’ lodge,

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there is only one other in the reserve and so you pretty much have the entire place to yourself. And what a playground it is, with its swathes of yellowed desert grass as far as the eye can see, dotted here and there with scrubby bushes and trees that, thanks to some rain a few weeks earlier, were sprouting the most unlikely shade of vivid green in this otherwise bleached landscape. Here, the plains animals excel – cheetah have unimpeded space to truly show off their speed, while others, like Oryx, jackals and bat eared foxes, have adapted well to the desert conditions. The guests often fare less well in the desert heat – as our bright red, sweaty faces attested to as we arrived – but the pool serves as welcome respite. So do the cool tented suites complete with fans and delicious cold showers, not to mention a seemingly never-ending supply of icy drinks provided by the lodge’s lovely staff, who seem to have infinite patience and sympathy for the us ill-suited desert interlopers. Accessible via a 55-minute flight from Maun, Botswana, on Wilderness Air – incidentally the same flight that brings in all of the fresh food that you will probably be eating during your stay – the nearest “settlement” of any kind is the tiny village of Rakops 100 km away, which boasts a small village shop and

a policeman or two. This is followed by the comparatively larger bushman settlements of Malapo, Old Xade and New Xade, which are also several hundred kilometres away. In these bushman settlements, life still has traces of bygone times. The people live in traditional huts, some of the older men (who have been issued permits by the government) still hunt for food using their bows and arrows and time-honoured methods, and the songs and games and stories of their forefathers are passed down to the next generations. It is perhaps because of this long held cultural traditional of continual passing down of information that Khanta and the two other members of his family, Xhayaha Xhwekhwe (44) and Keeta Sego (34), enjoy interacting with the guests at the lodge so much. “I like to meet new people and to teach them my culture,” Khanta says, as he sets about demonstrating how to set a snare for a bird – perhaps a Kori bustard or a korhaan (both good eating apparently) with a “lollipop” of tree sap as bait. “It helps to keep our way of life alive.” It is a way of life that is intimately entwined with the Kalahari itself – a landscape that may seem desolate to us, but which is abundant with food, stories and possibilities for these earliest of inhabitants. This is a realisation


that quickly dawns as you follow these three animal-skin-bedecked Bushmen as they walk sure footedly into the bush. Mother Nature provides all of the tools one needs to thrive here – if only you know where to look. Keeta, the quietest and most unassuming of the group, shows us how she digs for tubers and searches out plants that have medicinal qualities. She also demonstrates how best to eat an ostrich egg – scrambled and raw straight out of the shell or poured onto the hot desert sand to cook. She then sits and watches bemusedly as Khanta and Xhayaha act out how they catch scrub hares and snare steenbok (along with a very vivid and animated impersonation of the snared steenbok by Xhayaha). Khanta was once a “great hunter”, explains Qomanase. Xhayaha may still be honing his skills, under the tutelage of the older man, but he easily locates a scorpion’s burrow and digs up the displeased creature with little fear for its large pincers. Though this one was returned to his burrow, others have traditionally been used as bait for hunting. Towards the end of our walk, the two men get to work making a fire by rubbing two sticks together. Qomanase gets in on the action. Though he has a formal education and has hopes one day of moving from his current job of waiter and translator to a management position, he still returns to Malapo during his leave, and the ways of his ancestors are still very much a part of who he is today. The fire catches alight to much cheering – mainly from us spectactors, as the Bushmen themselves were in no doubt that the straw would catch. Off in the far distance lightning cracks on the horizon, and there is the distinct and tantalising smell of rain in the air. I get out my phone for a selfie with the ever-grinning Khanta and then show him some of my Snapchat filters. He laughs uproariously when he sees himself complete with dog ears and a long tongue, as do the others when I show them. They may not understand how the technology works, but they can appreciate the joke. It’s an interesting juxtaposition of modern and ancient cultures, but as I later listen to them singing traditional songs about hunting kudu, or watch their obvious enjoyment at playing a game that can best be described as a Bushman form of “rock, paper, scissors”, it is pretty obvious that they are better off without our technology. Theirs is a simply life dictated by tradition and in symbiotic harmony with the great Kalahari around them. They live and breathe the culture of their ancestors and enjoy the company of their community. We could learn so much from them.

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Kalahari Plains Camp Kalahari Plains Camp overlooks an immense pan with unimpeded views in all directions and seemingly endless skies –best viewed at night from the comfort of your very own sleep-out under the stars on a balcony above your tented suite. Otherwise, curl up in the comfort of a king-sized bed with overhead fans to temper the heat of the day. Solar power provides all the electricity and hot water in the camp which, despite being in the middle of the desert, offers an array of creature comforts, including a seemingly never-ending supply of delicious food and fantastic wines. For more information, visit www.wilderness-safaris.com.


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Khanta Ganagohuduga a le sourire aux lèvres en permanence. Comme pour la plupart des cultures qui se sont épanouies à une époque où l’écriture n’existait pas, l’art traditionnel du récit est fort apprécié et cet homme de 68 ans est un conteur de premier ordre. Il s’exprime avec passion, avec une étincelle dans le regard – dans ce cas pour expliquer comment chasser l’éland – agrémentant son récit de gestes et de bruits variés. Nous avions réussi à deviner la signification du récit avant même que notre traducteur Qomanase Gaotlhobogwe ne parvienne à s’arrêter de rire pour pouvoir nous éclairer. Le camp de Kalahari Plains de Wilderness Safari est minuscule, et se trouve dans la partie nord de la Réserve naturelle du Kalahari Central qui, avec une surface de 52 800 km² se trouve être la plus grande réserve d’Afrique australe mais aussi vraisemblablement la moins explorée. On ne trouve qu’un seul autre lodge dans toute la réserve et de ce fait son immensité vous appartient. Quel terrain

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de jeux formidable, pourvu d’étendues d’herbes jaunes du désert à perte de vue parsemées çà et là de broussaille et d’arbres. Les animaux de plaines s’y épanouissent – les guépards bénéficient d’un espace sans entrave pour afficher leur célérité tandis que d’autres animaux tels l’oryx, le chacal et le renard à oreilles de chauve-souris sont parfaitement bien adaptés aux conditions désertiques. Les hôtes ne s’en sortent pas aussi bien dans la chaleur du désert - comme en témoignent nos visages rouge vif - mais la piscine nous assure un répit salutaire. Il en est de même des chaletstentes frais disposant de ventilateurs et de merveilleuses douches froides, sans oublier le flot apparemment incessant de boissons glacées fournies par les très charmants employés du lodge. Le lieu habité le plus proche, qui se prévaut d’un petit magasin et d’un ou deux policiers, est le minuscule village de Rakpos à 100 km de là, facilement accessible depuis Maun au Bostwana par un vol de

55 minutes. Les autres villages Bushman les plus proches et relativement plus grands tels Malapo, Old Xade et New Xade sont eux aussi distants de plusieurs centaines de kilomètres. La vie que l’on mène dans ces villages évoque une époque révolue. Certains des hommes les plus âgés (ayant obtenu un permis du gouvernement) chassent encore à l’arc et aux flèches pour se nourrir, et les chansons, les jeux et les récits des aventures de leurs ancêtres sont transmis à la génération suivante. C’est probablement du fait de ces traditions culturelles anciennes de transmission des informations que Khanta et deux autres membres de sa famille, Xhayaha Xhwekhwe (44) et Keeta Sego (34) aiment tant interagir avec les hôtes du lodge. « J’aime rencontrer des gens nouveaux et leur enseigner ma culture, » explique Khanta. « Cela nous aide à préserver notre mode de vie. » C’est un mode de vie qui est intimement lié au Kalahari – un paysage qui peut nous paraître désolé mais qui offre de la


nourriture en abondance, des récits, ainsi que de nombreuses possibilités à ces habitants de longue date. Keeta nous montre sa façon de déterrer les tubercules et comment trouver des plantes médicinales. Elle nous explique aussi la meilleure façon de manger un œuf d’autruche – brouillé ou cru, tout droit sorti de la coquille, ou répandu sur le sable brûlant pour le faire cuire. Elle s’assied alors et considère Khanta et Xhayaha d’un air perplexe alors qu’ils miment la manière dont ils attrapent les lièvres et piègent les steenboks. Xhayaha localise facilement un terrier de scorpion et déterre la créature contrariée sans se soucier outre mesure de ses grosses pinces. Ce scorpion-ci fut remis dans son terrier mais ils sont traditionnellement utilisés comme appât pour la chasse. Vers la fin de notre promenade les deux hommes se mettent à faire un feu en frottant deux bâtons l’un contre l’autre – ceci avec succès, ainsi qu’un minimum d’effort. Je sors alors mon téléphone

portable pour prendre un selfie avec Khanta au sourire éternel et je lui montre mes filtres Snapchat. Il se met à rire quand il se voit doté d’oreilles de chien et d’une longue langue, ce que font aussi les autres quand je leur montre la photo. Ils ne comprennent pas comment la technologie fonctionne mais ils apprécient la blague. C’est une juxtaposition intéressante de cultures anciennes et modernes, et quand plus tard je les observe en train de jouer à une sorte de « Pierre-papier-ciseaux » à la façon Bushman, irradiant d’une joie évidente, il est très clair qu’ils sont beaucoup mieux lotis sans nos technologies. Leur mode de vie simple est dicté par la tradition ainsi qu’une symbiose avec le grandiose désert du Kalahari qui les entoure. Ils vivent et respirent la culture de leurs ancêtres et jouissent de la présence de leur communauté. Nous pourrions sans doute en tirer de bonnes leçons. Pour plus de renseignements sur le Camp de Kalahari Plains, visitez www.wilderness-safaris.com.

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Ensuring Investment for the Future of

SADC

“In Africa today, we recognise that trade and investment, and not aid, are pillars of development,” Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, told a Conference of African Union Ministers of Trade on 27th May 2004. Nine years later, President of the African Development Bank, Donald Kaberuka, began his foreword to their Annual Development Effectiveness Review 2013 by declaring: “With around one-third of its countries growing by more than 6 %, Africa has become the world’s fastestgrowing continent.”

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Sadly, lack of investment has traditionally been a major barrier to progress in Africa. “Access to capital is one of biggest challenges for businesses in Africa,” Oscar Onyema, CEO of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on 21st January 2015. Political and security issues have made outside investors nervous, thereby limiting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into the region. Domestically, financial services institutions have not been fully inclusive in their approach to savings and investments, so the potential of “the ordinary investor” has not been as fully realised as it has elsewhere in the world. This has to change if Africa wants to realize its full potential. Sustainable development requires investment in the industries and services that create wealth, as well as in the infrastructure that is required to supply them. Even eco-tourism, a major growth sector in Southern Africa in particular, requires investment in airports, roads to take tourists to game parks, and so on. SADC Puts Investment High on the Agenda What is true for Africa generally is even truer for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region specifically. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Sub-Saharan Africa has become the second fastest growing

region in the world. To sustain this growth and optimise the potential benefit to all from it, increased investment is needed – and investors need to focus more on the SADC region. Financial information website MarketWatch’s 24th December 2014 headline was: “You aren’t investing in Africa – you’re missing out.” Attracting investment has therefore been placed at the heart of the SADC development integration agenda. The SADC member states recognise that this is central to the wider SADC plans for regional integration – economic diversification, development of infrastructure, and the creation of new labour skills all leading to greater, more active participation in regional and global markets and economic growth. This is formally acknowledged in the 2006 “Protocol on Finance and Investment”, which outlines SADC policy on investment and requires member states to implement strategies to attract investment, and to encourage and facilitate entrepreneurship among their citizens.  Member states  are also encouraged to develop and implement legislation that creates a favourable environment for investment, such as transparent and investor-friendly procedures and policies inclusive of tax incentives that ease financial burdens for private firms seeking to invest in the region. Region-wide investment promotion crosses many sectoral boundaries and

requires work in areas such as: appropriate governance mechanisms; infrastructural investments; coordination of taxation (in particular tax incentives); specific regimes to encourage greater FDI flows, domestic and intra-SADC investment; closer coordination of Investment Promotion Agencies; and so on. The SADC Secretariat is undertaking work in all these fields, within the scope of the SADC Investment Policy Framework development. With a Little Help From Our Friends Where investment promotion is concerned, the European Union is uniquely placed to work with SADC in this area. The EU (European Commission and EU Member States collectively) is the region’s biggest development partner. It is also the SADC’s most important trade and investment partner. It’s no surprise, then, that the EU is supporting the SADC investment promotion drive through the four-year “Regional Economic Integration Support Programme” (REIS), with €20 million in funding from the 10th European Development Fund (EDF). REIS’s end goal is to promote sustainable and equitable economic growth and poverty reduction in SADC. The REIS Programme promotes investment in the SADC by supporting those measures already outlined above. They aim at improving the investment climate and business environment in

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the region, in order to attract and boost both regional investment and FDI. Key REIS activities to improve the investment climate include: • Supporting elements of the SADC Regional Action Programme for Investment, which include the development and implementation of the SADC Investment Policy Framework, so that member states can carry out regulatory reforms and benchmark themselves against best practices; • Providing a platform through the Investment Promotion Agencies forum to facilitate peer-to-peer learning among the SADC IPAs in areas of excellence; • Facilitating the development and maintenance of the SADC Investment Regime Database as a transparent regional investment information platform for potential investors; and • The SADC Model Bilateral Investment Treaty Template, which provides Member States with guidelines for their negotiation of bilateral investment treaties and review of the current content of their investment treaties, in the light of regional development goals for sustainable development as well as global investment trends. Besides specific work in the area of investment promotion, the REIS Programme also assists in the SADC’s work on: cross-border payments; tax coordination; technical barriers to trade (TBTs) and Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures; trade in services and the EU – SADC Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). All of these have bearing, directly or indirectly, on the investment climate in the region. Has this work borne fruit? Clearly a number of factors are always involved in any change of investment climate and no single entity or cause can ever claim all the credit, but certainly investment is beginning to flow into the SADC region in much greater volume. According to the OECD, FDI has increased by nearly 14 % annually over the past decade, a reflection of the improved economic competitiveness and growing attractiveness of the region. SADC has made a good start towards improving its investment and business climate – with a little help from our EU friends. In line with the development of the SADC Investment Policy Framework, Member States have since revitalized their efforts in improving their investment climate.

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Crushing It in the Industry

African Mining and Crushing African Mining and Crushing (Pty) Ltd, is a private company based in Bloemfontein, South Africa. While their head office is located centrally in South Africa, their services are available across the African continent. Text & Images © Supplied

The strategic decision to be based in the Free State province allows the company to serve a vast territory, all within a fivehour drive from their head office and logistics headquarters. The organisation has grown rapidly, yet steadily and with careful planning, and it currently serves clients in the Northern Cape areas of Kathu and Kuruman, the Karoo, the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, the Free State and Gauteng. African Mining and Crushing (AMC) sets the trend and dictates performance in terms of health and safety as well as production delivery within the industry. As a result, their clients pay them the compliment of continuously renewing their contracts. This is also due to the company’s willingness to listen to their needs, and offer flexible solutions. Today’s mining industry and volatile commodity market requires flexible solutions, and the ability to provide these sets AMC apart in the contract crushing industry.

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AMC’s staff are continuously reminded that without value, the company has no place in the market, and so it is its goal to be of value as a mining contractor – a sentiment the company takes very seriously. As well as generating an enviable reputation in the construction and mining industries in South Africa, AMC is also adept at offering international solutions. In fact, their teams know West Africa better than any other contract crushing company around. They procure from suppliers around the globe and have a supplier network that spans from Canada, the USA and Scotland to Europe and China. They pride themselves in swift decision-making and logistical efficiency. If you have a project anywhere in Africa, give African Mining and Crushing a call – they do the mining, you reap the rewards. For more information, visit www.africanminingandcrushing.com.


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Improving with

Age

Our Perception of Aging Needs Some Get Up and Go ‘Weak’, ‘sick’, ‘immobile’, ‘decrepit’, ‘lonely’, ‘depressed’... If the prospect of growing old brings thoughts like these to mind, you are not alone. It seems that many people – of all age groups – have a preconceived idea of what being old will be like. And it’s generally not good.

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These negative perceptions of ageing are hugely problematic. They can support ageist attitudes, negatively impact on relationships with older adults, and cause a deep anxiety about the future. So how do we find ourselves in a position where the later chapters of our life can often feel like a foregone conclusion of deterioration and misery? The images of ageing that are encountered on a daily basis go some way to explain this. Adverts, birthday cards, health information leaflets, even road signs all provide us with clues and cues as to what growing older apparently entails. We read news stories warning of the burden that “baby boomers” are  placing on pension reforms and already stretched healthcare systems. Stereotypical images are widespread, showing the empty,

haunted eyes of the Alzheimer’s patient, or the solitary, lonely figure who sits by the window, gazing out wistfully. Loneliness, poverty, neglect and abuse – it’s all there. And these are real issues  which need attention and resolutions. But what’s also needed is much greater acknowledgement and awareness of the diverse ways that people can – and do – grow older: As wise, experienced and knowledgeable elders, volunteering, caring, running marathons, travelling, mentoring, creating, falling in love, pursuing new hobbies and continuing with old ones. It’s a long list and one that reflects a shift in what can be expected from a now extended middle age (or  “third age”), particularly in Western societies. As those birthday cards remind us, “60 is the new 40.”

When it comes to running marathons and engaging in less arduous sporting goals, our research  shows clearly that physical activity – walking, swimming, cycling, bowls – can have positive influences on people’s experiences of ageing. It has also shown how physically active older adults can challenge other people’s negative perceptions of ageing. How exactly does this happen? One way is via the “shock factor”, encountered when we see or hear about the older body doing something unexpected. This is an intention of professional photographer Alex Rotas  with her  images of masters (or veteran) athletes. Then there is the work that veteran athletes themselves might do. Research with mature natural (drug-free) bodybuilders has demonstrated the different ways that

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these older adults use their hyper-muscular physiques to resist stereotypical images of frailty and deep-seated ideas about age appropriate behaviour. This Sporting Life Of course, people do not need to notch up a list of completed marathons or start pumping iron to loosen the hold of negative stereotypes. Emphasising the many different feelings of pleasure that being physically active can evoke – be it the “exhilaration” of zooming downhill on a bike, cake and coffee with fellow swimmers after a dip in the pool, or the process of documenting a favourite walk – can move discussions of older bodies and physical activity beyond the

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current fixation on disease and illness. In a similar vein, we might stress how in certain physical activity settings (the culture of Parkrun  being a perfect example), growing older can bring a sense of liberation. It brings with it an ability to care a little less about identities developed (or indeed imposed) long ago around “not being the sporty type” and give something new a try. Rethinking this life stage as a time where new skills, whatever they are, can be learned, is helpful. It shifts the focus from loss to ideas of growth, interest, experience and wisdom. All this, however, is not to champion sport and physical activity – nor those who engage in it – as the cure for all real

and perceived social ills that accompany growing older in the 21st century. Being physically active in older age can bring feelings of fulfilment to the lives of many who engage in its numerous forms. It can also act as an agent for social change by enabling negative stereotypes of ageing to be challenged. To think about how sport and physical activity can impact upon perceptions and experiences of ageing, is to create and support lifelong opportunities. It is not to pursue a new template for “ageing well”, where those who don’t (or won’t) conform are less valued. Striving for different ways of thinking about a life stage involves celebrating diversity, not replacing one damaging story with another.


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Nyamalicious… There are few things that all South Africans share across economic and cultural lines, but one of those things – the art of braaiing – is widely loved by all South Africans. It brings different cultures and families together and never disappoints for a memorable occasion. Text & Images © Gold Brands Investments

The word braai comes from the Afrikaans word for braaivleis, or “flame-grilled meat”. Chesanyama is a twist on shisha nyama, the Zulu phrase for “burnt meat”, and township slang for the ritual-like grilling activity, which adheres to strict rules that differentiate it from a barbecue. South Africans’ love for braaiing is clearly visible as they’ve co-opted the country’s national Heritage Day every September as “National Braai Day”. Chesanyama Has Taken the Country by Storm Chesanyama was the first restaurant chain to bring the traditional braai – which had previously only been seen in back gardens and township street corners – into the mainstream market, and South Africans have been grateful ever since. Chesanyama has developed a reputation for offering customers the

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very best flame-grilled, matured A-grade meats, and serving them up with delicious traditional pap and relish, or tasty, freshly cut chips. Chesanyama reflects the typical menu available at a South African braai and popular menu items are flame-grilled meat cuts (brisket, chuck, T-Bone), chicken, boerewors, sweet and sticky ribs and the famous quadruple patty burger, “The Big Mak-hulu”. Good quality meat is a vital factor to a lekker braai! At Chesanyama only A-grade meats are used and flame-grilled to perfection. A good marinade adds flavour to the meat. Chesanyama has become well known for its marinades, which are made according to secret recipes created inhouse at its Sauce Factory. Chesanyama, owned by Gold Brands Investments, which recently listed on the JSE ALTX, is the fastest growing fast food

franchise in the country, and has grown from one store at its inception in 2012 to over 300, with approximately 3,000 employees and a presence in South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Ghana and Mozambique. “The reason for its success is the consumers behind it that love the brand and its vibe so much. They love the tradition of chesa nyama and bringing it from the township to the suburbs is the reason for its success,” says Stelio Nathanael, COO and co-founder of Chesanyama. If you’re looking for that distinctive flavour of home, look no further than your local Chesanyama. As the fastest growing franchise in South Africa, there’s bound to be one near you. For any enquiries email info@chesanyama.co.za or enquiries@goldbrands.co.za.


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Saddles Pumped up, specced to the hilt, and ready to tackle the big boys. It’s the new Trailblazer and Bernie Hellberg sampled it in Z71 guise recently. Text: Bernie Hellberg Images © GM South Africa

It’s a common theme in the South African SUV market – the Toyota Fortuner towers above the competition in terms of popular appeal. We’ve said it for some time that market alternatives, such as the Chevrolet Trailblazer, bring equal technical off-road ability to the table, and have been unfairly overlooked by buyers. Truth be told, the previous Trailblazer did lack several things that the new Fortuner has in spades, especially in terms of interior refinement. With this in mind, GMSA recently upgraded the Trailblazer in an attempt to tackle lacklustre sales head on, and to remain current in the face of the evolving Fortuner range and an ever-expanding Ford Everest line-up. Introducing a more modern interior was a key consideration, as much as overall refinement, bolder styling, and enhanced features topped the update agenda.

What You Looking At? Although Chevrolet have updated the full range of Trailblazers, we tested the rangetopping Z71, seen here. At first glance, it’s clear that the GM styling department has listened to the buying public and gone for broke on bold exterior treatment. The question is, however, have they gone far enough, or perhaps a touch over the top? Firstly, the name. Obviously, the “Z” nomenclature is an unapologetic reference to Chevy’s performance car division, and it is strategically used to raise the image of what might otherwise have been just another Trailblazer. Simply put, it works. By slapping on the Z, the Trailblazer has become a firebreathing, road-munching powerhouse. Albeit only on the outside. Yes, it shares all the exterior upgrades

that the other Trailblazer models get – new headlamps, grille, bumper, and a new bonnet – but it also gets an extra helping of kickass with gloss black 18” alloys, plus meanlooking bonnet decals and side cladding in matte black. Although the Z71 is available in different colours, if you’re going the whole hog anyway, you might as well get it in red, although it also looks great in white. Bring on the Bling The Achilles heel of most first-generation bakkie-based SUVs like the Trailblazer, is that they often share too much of their donor vehicle’s interior DNA. It makes sense from an economy of scale point of view to use available parts that fit, and are proven, but SUV owners invariably want more creature comforts than they get in a truck.

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Thankfully, Chevy has replaced the hardwearing, practical Isuzu KB-esque dash, and the hard plastics that come with it, with a new generation interior. Softer, tactile materials are everywhere in the new Trailblazer and, on the Z71 at least, leather upholstery comes as standard. Kudos to Chevrolet for adding a touch of class with stylish contrast stitching visible throughout the cabin. You’re in Control South African road trips can be long, tiring affairs, and the last thing you want to worry about is managing the infotainment system in your SUV. Much to our surprise and delight (I think I let out an excited shriek when I discovered it), Apple CarPlay is part of the second-generation MyLink audio interface that has been added to the Trailblazer. Yes, it also has a much faster 7” touchscreen display with great graphics, but it has Apple CarPlay, man, what more do you need? Well, maybe you also need USB and Bluetooth as standard, and you most definitely need satellite navigation, which is added too. It is worth a mention that the sound quality from the MyLink audio system was surprisingly good for the fact that it needs to fill the cavernous void that is the inside of the Trailblazer. The obvious absence of road- and

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wind noise levels (surprising if you consider that the Trailblazer runs on massive 265/60 tyres front and rear) also makes a huge difference to the entertainment experience. It is also worth noting that GMSA have added several new driver assistance and safety features to the Trailblazer. The electronic power steering system now has what Chevrolet call Active Pull and Smooth Road Shake compensation. This basically means that the steering system actively manages the need for constant driver steering correction, and at the same time it irons out vibrations and road imperfections that may make their way to the driver through the steering wheel. The effect, although subtle, is only really noticeable once you are aware that it is working in the background. On the safety side, Trailblazer now has forward collision alert, cross traffic alert (when reversing), lane-departure warning, and seven airbags throughout. On the Trail The hushed interior experience is no fluke, mind you. Besides making the exterior much more macho, and the interior a whole lot more comfy, Chevrolet says that it has improved NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) levels by adding new sound

deadening materials throughout the cabin. This might not seem like a big deal on the face of it, but considering that the Trailblazer will likely travel on various road surfaces of widely fluctuating quality during its lifetime, having a noise and vibration free cabin experience is super important. The Z71’s power comes from Chevy’s tried and trusted 2.8-litre Duramax turbodiesel that’s good for 144 kW and 500 Nm of torque. The huge amount of developed torque is sent to the drive wheels via a somewhat uninspiring six-speed automatic. There is also four-wheel drive that can be activated on the fly, and low range for slightly more serious off-roading adventures. Chevrolet has built on the firm foundation of the of the old Trailblazer’s practicality by adding numerous contemporary features and substantially raising levels of overall comfort. I consider it to be well-priced for what you get, and a worthy contender in the bakkie sales stakes. GMSA offers a five-year/120,000 km warranty and a five-year/90,000 km service plan as standard too, making the R623,200 asking price even more reasonable. But would I pick it over the Fortuner or Everest in a straight-up-and-down matchup? Yes, probably. But mainly because it really stands out, and, because I just can’t get over that it has Apple CarPlay…


Agility Equals

Employment Learning Agility Can Give You an Edge in the Job Market

The pace of change in the business world is accelerating as consumer behaviour evolves, new technologies come to the fore, and competition grows fiercer. As a result, recruiters and employers are looking for people who are fast learners and agile thinkers – chameleons who are proficient with technology and who relish change, rather than fear it.

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Developing the ability to – in Alvin Toffler’s words – “learn, unlearn, and relearn” is one of the most important skills you will need as you embark on or advance your career. The ability to rapidly develop new behaviours and skills in response to new experiences, technologies and business requirements can give you an advantage when you’re applying for a job or promotion. We can refer to this idea as “learning agility” and it is all about showing an ability to be a quick study and having a passion for learning – actively seeking out new experiences and challenges, welcoming

feedback that improves your skills and knowledge, and developing an ability to recognise patterns in unfamiliar situations. According to consulting firm, Korn/Ferry Lominger, there are five components to learning agility: • Mental agility: Applying out-of-the box thinking to complex problems. • People agility: Relating to and understanding people from different backgrounds or with different perspectives. • Change agility: Being ready for the unknown and comfortable with change. • Results agility: Looking for new ways to succeed.

• Self-awareness: Understanding your own skills and behaviour, as well as your impact on the business and others. The good news is that there are a number of actions you can take to improve your learning agility. Here are a few ideas: Read and Research Outside Your Field Many of the best ideas in business today come from multidisciplinary thinking – for example, great mobile apps are built with a deep understanding of human behaviour, aesthetic design principles and technology. As such, agile learners are comfortable reading outside their fields to

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get new ideas and perspectives. Watch TED talks and attend seminars or courses that are outside your area of expertise. Adding a course in UX or project management to your CV might make you look even more interesting to future employers when you are applying for jobs as a developer. Make Time to Experiment Companies value and seek people who are looking to grow, learn and innovate. So build some time for experimenting into your work day. For example, spend an hour or two looking at a problem or challenge you face, and rethinking all your assumptions as you try to come up with a solution.

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Treat Failure as a Learning Opportunity Treat each failure – be it a bug in your software code you didn’t spot or a client deal you didn’t manage to win – as an opportunity to learn. In fact, you should even volunteer for tasks where there is a high possibility of failure, because they involve using unproven tools or techniques. Embrace opportunities to fail and learn as stepping stones in your career.   Reflect on Your Behaviour and Results Look back at how you handled various challenges and opportunities in the past. What can you learn from your failures and successes? Are there any patterns that recur in the challenges you face today? Apart

from anything else, these are favourite questions in job interviews, so reflecting on them might help you the next time you’re applying for a job. Closing Words In a time of seismic technological change and digital invention, smart people are using the smartest technology to reinvent and simplify business processes. This means that you need to be agile in your thinking and quick to learn to keep up. It’s an exciting time to be working with people who embrace the need to learn and innovate.


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Both cars now feature redesigned front ends with bolder grilles, new bumpers with larger air intakes, and a more dramatically sculpted hood, as well as standard LED headlights and daytime running lights – also LED – in the shape of an “L”. Mechanically, these cars are virtually unchanged, since there is little point in changing what is almost the pinnacle of medium-sized luxury sports sedan design. The recently launched 2-litre turbo motor now joins the established 3.5-litre quad cam V6, which continues to impress with its 233 kW output, coupled to an excellent eight-speed transmission and rear wheel-drive. Top speed is limited to 250 km/h. Even more impressive, given its smaller capacity, the 2-litre with twin scroll turbocharging approaches the magical 100 kW/l mark by producing 180 kW while also driving the rear wheels through the same eight-speed ‘box. Fuel consumption for this newcomer is said to be 7.5 l/100 km, while the 0-100 km/h sprint is taken care of in seven seconds, with a top speed of 230 km/h. The Interior But it’s in the dramatically improved cabin ambience where both models score the most points. The F Sport, for instance, now offers luxury in abundance, beautiful stitching, sporty yet comfortable seats (electrically adjustable), and a driver-friendly environment where all instrumentation falls easily to hand, with climate adjustment and sound system controls presented in elegant, yet uncomplicated fashion. Other carefully considered improvements have been made to the IS 2017 cabin. These include a multi-media display screen which is now 10.3” instead of the previous seven inches, offering a high-resolution image of all the system’s various functions. The Ride Lexus has always been renowned for safety at high speeds, great cornering and confidence-inspiring brakes. Subtle underthe-skin improvements have created a model range which no longer merely matches the capabilities of the German “Big Three” but which exceeds their

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offerings when it comes to acceleration, cornering and braking, and which provides levels of comfort and style that will be difficult to match. Both the 350 and the 200 were uncannily quiet at speed, with no hint whatsoever of wind noise intrusion. There was slight turbo-lag with the F Sport, but the 200t turned out to be a real little gem. It accelerated rapidly, was a pleasure to fling through some of the more challenging corners and sweeps on the Long Tom Pass between Lydenburg and Sabie, and probably has the best and most direct steering responses of any Lexus I’ve ever driven. In fact, steering inputs on these cars places them right in that exclusive and elusive sports car class. Luxury and Safety Body rigidity deserves a special mention because, I believe, this lies at the heart of the cars’ superlative road manners. Special laser screws and body bonding techniques provide the rigidity, while the front suspension has been revised for a 20 % increase in rigidity, which may be further fine-tuned in order to choose ride characteristics. All models now have a minimum of ten airbags, headlamp cleaners, fully adjustable steering columns, as well as seat heating and seat ventilation on some models. The “entry-level” IS 200t E (if there is such a thing as entry-level in the world of Lexus) is priced at R601,900 – which sees it throw down the gauntlet to rivals such as the Audi S3 Quattro, BMW M140i, and the Mercedes-Benz C300. Bigger brother F Sport comes in at R728,800 and has virtually every conceivable sports sedan luxury and performance feature that buyers could desire and demand. These include 18” alloy wheels; driver seat, steering column and mirror memory; and even variably gear ratio steering. All models have a four-year/100,00 km service plan, and an identical warranty. The Lexus IS range offers a number of sports sedans that match its rivals when it comes to performance, but comfortably outperforms them in terms of cabin sound insulation, a more civilised ride, and the fact that these cars carry comprehensive specification levels which – unlike their German rivals – avoid the pitfalls of having to pay for a list of options which should have been included in the price from the beginning.

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At first you thought it was just an oversight. You weren’t included in an email about a key issue, or invited to a meeting about a project you were supposed to be involved in. But the evidence is mounting that you are not part of the inner circle any more. You feel isolated and when you air your views, you are ignored. It may feel like the worst thing in the world, and in a way it is. Recent research by the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business showed that being ignored or ostracised has a much bigger impact on your health and morale than being outright harassed or bullied. The researchers measured the impact of isolating events (like not being invited to meetings or left to sit alone in a workplace setting) in a survey of 1,300 people. It showed that employees who were ostracised were more likely to experience mental distress and health issues than those who were bullied or harassed. They were also much more likely to leave their jobs within three years than the victims of bullying. Nevertheless, the survey found that ostracising an employee is viewed as more socially acceptable than outright bullying or verbal harassment. Workplace ostracism is also more prevalent, with more than 70 % of US participants in a recent study reporting being affected by it. (Less than a third of participants experienced harassment.) Being ostracised can be extremely distressing – and in the long run, it can undermine your self-confidence and be devastating to your career. How to Get a Grip Step 1: Examine the evidence: Before taking any action, get a clear, objective assessment of the situation to determine whether you really are being treated unfairly. The first question to ask yourself is whether you are operating at the right level, and delivering satisfactory work, says Judy Goodwin, a change consultant and coach in Cape Town. “If you are not consulted

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about key issues, consider the possibility that you are not seen as having the required expertise, or working at the right level.” Take a long, deep look at your attitude at work, and assess whether you are seen as someone who offers constructive input. Are you always pointing out the problems and never offering solutions? Are you the most negative person in the room? Often people are sidelined because they are seen as obstacles. Also, do you talk a lot? Do you dominate conversations, and monopolise meetings? Are you really listening to others, giving them space to also air their views? Are you quick to lose your temper, and generally impatient? You may be excluded because you are not seen as a beneficial presence. Then again, maybe it’s not your fault at all. Your boss may be into nepotism, or deliberately withholding information from you because she feels threatened. You may be the victim of a deliberate campaign to strip you of your resources and support because your boss has some Machiavellian strategy and wants you out. But first test your assessment of the situation with a trusted colleague. It may be that you are oversensitive, or don’t have all the information about the situation. Get a third-party view on what is happening, and whether your view of what is happening is, in fact, correct.

your workplace relationships by being loyal, genuine and helpful. Step 4: Speak truth to power: In a friendly setting, talk to your boss about how you are experiencing the situation. Keep it neutral and stick to how the situation is making you feel. Don’t accuse your manager of anything – it will only end badly. Ask for feedback on your performance and suggestions on where you can improve, and how you can become more involved in specific projects. If that fails to help your position, and his actions are prohibiting you from doing your job, it may be time to file a formal grievance. Make sure you document all prejudicial actions taken against you. Sometimes, however, being sidelined may be just the wake-up call you needed. If your workplace is destructive and toxic, you may be better off looking for a job somewhere else. It may also be a sign that you are not in the job that is best suited to you, Goodwin says. “You have to be in a position that allows you to add value and should allow you to play to your strengths.” If the position only highlights your weaknesses, there is no real scope to improve your performance. “Realistically it may then be time to find another job.”

Step 2: Up your game: If your colleague believes you may have some part to play in the situation, make sure that you are a constructive, accommodative presence in the office, and consider internalising the motto promoted among employees by the Danish company Lego: Don’t think less of yourself, but think less about yourself. It may help to get a coach on board to help your performance, or take a course that can assist in developing your technical abilities, Goodwin says. Step 3: Build a strong network at work: There is strength in numbers – your boss will find it more difficult to sideline you if your colleagues have your back. Invest in

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Contender VW Passat TDI

With a total line-up of 17 models, ranging from small city cars to larger passenger vehicles, there has always been a gap in Volkswagen’s attempt to penetrate what one could describe as the “3 Series” segment. Enter the new Passat, and more specifically, the TDI-powered version. Text: Bernard Hellberg Sr Images © Volkswagen SA

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Previous generations of Volkswagen’s Passat have all been the poster child of the best Volkswagen characteristics – they were well built, reliable and frugal. And just about as exciting as Monday morning traffic… Mindful of this perception, Volkswagen set out to quash the status quo with the new Passat, matching (and in some aspects) even surpassing its rivals. By adding a powerful (130 kW) turbodiesel motor to their existing lineup of 1.4- and 2.0-litre petrol versions, the Passat effortlessly moves onto the high ground previously dominated by the Mercedes-Benz C220d Auto – which costs R18,000 more with five fewer kilowatts and doesn’t have the super-smooth gearbox and ride quality of the Passat TDI Executive. The same applies in the case of the BMW 320d Auto, which costs R34,000 more than the Passat TDI Executive and only gives you 10 kW more power. Looks the Part Suddenly, the Passat has developed a powerful visual presence. Its wall-to-wall grille and large and proud new VW badge imply that this is the car which will break the stranglehold of the “German Big Three” – the irony being that the Passat itself is as

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German as lederhosen but, until now, has failed to grab buyers’ attentions. The overall impression is of a car that is both wide and long enough to shake the notion that it’s just a stretched Jetta. It has its own personality, the whisper-quiet ride that one would expect from a larger (and more expensive) premium cars, doors that shut with a solid click, and legroom that even the tallest executives will appreciate. Feels the Part In this price range, most contestants feature the latest 2.0-litre turbodiesel technology – with the exception of the Mercedes, which confusingly calls itself a 220d but only sports a 2.1-litre four-cylinder. From a performance point of view the Passat’s power source is on par with its rivals. Top speed is a decent 228 km/h, while the 0-100 km/h sprint will reflect as 8.2 seconds on your timing device. Like any modern diesel, the 350 Nm of maximum torque is available from as low as 1,500 r/min – right up to 3,500 r/min, by which time the rivals are eating dust and wondering what happened. Gadgets for Days If you want to make your mark in this segment, you need to kit out your

challenger with lots and lots of goodies such as LED headlights, seat heating, dynamic cornering lights, as well as LED daytime running lights. The range-topping Executive has App connect and Nappa leather seats, while Fashionistas – those young, upwardly mobile potential buyers which Volkswagen is trying to woo – will also appreciate R-line styling which adds a distinctive and sporty front grille, side skirts and 18” alloy wheels, as well as electrically adjustable seats and keyless entry. In a break with Germanic tradition, the Passat is comprehensively specced, although there remains an options list for those buyers who absolutely insist on adaptive cruise control, head-up display (which doesn’t work with Polarised sunglasses), DynAudio sound system, rearview camera and park assist. The Verdict The 2017 Volkswagen Passat TDI has, at last, enough firepower to take on its rivals. It is a real looker, handles superbly with pin-sharp steering, has a silent interior at speed, and no longer is the sandal-wearing nerdy girl in the long skirt. Instead – when measured against the opposition – it has that aura of being expensive and well bred, and has become a serious contender for your cash.


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Savvy Security for Neighbourhood

Watches It has been estimated that there are as many active Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) members in South Africa as there are police officers – if not more. While the majority of these are undoubtedly the traditional “eyes and ears” of their local police, some have taken it a few steps further and perform active scheduled patrols using radio networks, CCTV camera systems and state of the art technology.

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Let’s look at some of the tools and resources available out there to the neighbourhood watch market in South Africa. PatrolMan Top of the list is PatrolMan, a featurepacked mobile app for tracking incidents, sharing information to members, and generating accurate reports and hotspot information. This popular app is available for Android and iOS phones. Setup is relatively simple and there is no cost to the Neighbourhood Watch project or active patrollers. Regular NHW members wanting to receive the incident feed pay a nominal R10 per month which funds future development. Get it at www.patrolman.co.za.

Zello This is the number one walkie-talkie app for smartphones. Use it to stay in touch with other members while patrolling or as an emergency communication tool. Zello offers great voice quality and fast instant voice messages to groups or person to person. Accessories such as smartphone headsets and press-to-talk buttons are available for patrollers as aftermarket accessories (import only). Websites Register your neighbourhood watch domain with www.my365.co.za at a nominal annual or monthly fee and you’ll have access to a set of website building tools for beginners that will get you

online to keep your members informed of meetings, publish minutes, etc. Similarly for those with access to basic web design skills, Joomla and Wordpress offer free bases that can be customised to your project’s needs. CrimeWatch: The Book Available for free download as a PDF file, this 100+ page book is packed with information on basic home security, understanding alarms and different technologies and how to buy them sensibly. It’s a must for anyone who is serious about their home security. Get it at www.crime-watch.co.za.

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The beginning of 2017 has come and gone and it might be time to clean out some of the clutter. Spring cleaning is far from glamorous. It’s hard work, and often it’s taxing on the body and your emotions – and can leave you questioning whether all that work was actually worth it. Fortunately, you can get more out of Spring cleaning than just a clean house. You can actually earn extra money by selling your clutter. Property24 shares some tips on how to turn your unwanted goods into cash.

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Clothing Out of Your Closet Cleaning out your closet can be a lucrative exercise, especially if you have items that you haven’t worn, like branded clothing items or special occasion outfits. If you have designer clothing that you’d like to sell, visit a consignment store. These stores are often looking to buy second-hand, authentic luxury items by brands such as Gucci, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and more. Once the items have been authenticated, you can work out a deal with the store whereby you both profit from the sale. You can also list your clothing on online classifieds like OLX. Just make sure that these items are in good nick before attempting to sell them. Sports Equipment Whether your children have outgrown their sports equipment or you’ve taken up a new hobby, you can make cash selling unwanted sports equipment. Knowing how expensive school sports equipment can be, many schools have set up second-hand sports shops where students can buy, trade, sell or donate sporting gear. Alternatively, you

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can join one of the many online platforms – for free or a small fee – where you can put your sporting gear up for sale. To make a neat profit, ensure that your equipment is in 100 % working condition. Book Bonanza Free up your bookshelves and bedroom corners by selling books and textbooks that you no longer use. Approach book outlets or online platforms to see what they’re willing to offer you for an old book or textbook. Not only are these book outlets willing to pay for books in excellent condition, but in some instances they’ll also accept books with some writing or highlighting in them, as long as they’re in a good condition. Too Much Jewellery? As you clean out your home, you might come across old jewellery you no longer need. Instead of hoarding these sparkly pieces, visit a pawn shop where you can get your rings, watches, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and any other jewellery items appraised. If you’re not

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On the other hand, forward-thinking could impact on how organisations cope when the worst-case scenario does eventually become a reality. That’s why Mimecast is shining a spotlight on cyber resilience as a top priority for businesses in 2017, and providing a few valuable insights and tips along the way. What Is Cyber Resilience? Cyber resilience is about enabling your organisation to continue to operate normally, even in the event of an attack or breach, while still managing the incident at hand effectively. This should allow you to protect your customers from any further harm, and save face in terms of customer and public scrutiny – not to mention a whole lot of money. The IBM 2016 Cost of Data Breach Study for South Africa revealed that the average total organisational cost of data breaches has risen to around R28.6 million per annum, and 2017 brings

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Books Must Read

Secret Cape Town By Justin Fox & Alison Westwood Far from the crowds and the usual clichés, Cape Town is a reserve of wellconcealed treasures, revealed only to those residents or visitors prepared to wander off the beaten track: A captain who lived on the wreck of The Kakapo for three years; a restaurant in a maximum-security prison; the arboreal evidence of apartheid’s earliest manifestation; a woman disguised as a male doctor for 56 years; a beach on top of Table Mountain; a magical tree renowned for its spiritual healing properties; a heated pool in a military base that’s open to the public; a secret night-time nature tour; a hamster wheel for humans. This is an indispensable guide for those who think they know Cape Town well and for those who would like to discover the hidden face of the city.

Reuben at Home By Reuben Riffel (Quiver Tree Publications) Reuben at Home offers readers a glimpse into the life and loves of Reuben Riffel when he’s not cooking in restaurant kitchens, running successful restaurants or in front of the TV cameras. This is a personal, honest account of how Reuben feels about food and the way in which he chooses to feed his family and friends in his own home. It is an unpretentious, accessible, heartfelt recipe book aimed at those wanting to know more about their favourite chef, as well as those wanting to cook delicious, wholesome food for their families. These recipes were inspired by his memories of happy family meals as well as flavour favourites from his childhood.

Roberts Bird Guide By Hugh Chittenden, Greg Davies & Ingrid Weiersbye With the increasing popularity of recreational bird watching, the traditional Bible for twitchers, Roberts Bird Guide, has seen the recent arrival, after 76 years, of the long-awaited second edition. Covering nearly a thousand species in Southern Africa, and published by the John Voelcker Bird Book Fund (JVBBF), the latest version boasts some 240 colour plates by Ingrid Weiersbye. Working in acrylic and oils from her studio in KwaZulu-Natal, Weiersbye is a trustee of the JVBBF, for which she has illustrated for the past 12 years. What sets this latest version apart is: the updated distribution maps; popular, Afrikaans as well as scientific names; and visual seasonal variations. Other authors include Hugh Chittenden, Chairman of the JVBFF, and Greg Davies, former Curator of Ornithology at the Transvaal Museum.

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Shumbalala Game Lodge - An African Dream In the vast wilderness of South Africa’s hot northern plains, adjacent to the famous Kruger National Park, deep within an ancient tapestry of natural wonder, you will chance upon SHUMBALALA GAME LODGE. From your early morning game drive or bush walk in the Big 5 Thornybush Game Reserve to lazy afternoons at the pool and a sunset safari, tales of the day are told in the wine cellar as you prepare for a sumptuous dinner fireside al fresco or candle-lit indoors. Choose from four luxury suites or the Presidential Suite, all of which have private viewing decks and picture window bathrooms. Wake up knowing that each day will allow for the adventure and peace of Africa to enter your soul – in a place where the lion sleeps. Reservations: Tel: +27 (0)11 253 6500 • Fax: +27 (0)11 803 7350 • sales@thornybush.co.za

Lodge: Tel: +27 (0)72 8122172 • Fax: 086 6858902 • info@shumbalala.co.za

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The Drone to Own The new Mavic Pro is DJI’s most sophisticated flying camera ever created. At one-sixth the size of the DJI Phantom 4, there are no cutbacks. The Mavic Pro has a range of 7 km and houses a 4 K camera. It’s also the first drone that can be folded up to the size of a sub-sandwich and can be easily stored in a backpack. The Mavic Pro is available for pre-order on www.weFix.co.za for a recommended retail price of R20,000.

Bag It! The Nikiya bag, made from genuine bovine nappa leather, was designed to meet a practical need in the lives of today’s women. Most women walk around with a handbag and another bag or two for business. With this in mind, creator Jennifer Middleton set about designing a bag that combines the practical needs of everyday life with an elegant and fashionable look so that women can use one bag for work and play. The Nikiya comes with an additional small makeup bag which has a chain so that it can also be used as an evening bag. The inside laptop bag can hold any 13” brand and there is space for a larger 15” laptop in the main section of the bag. The Nikiya bag also includes: tablet, cellphone, and cable pockets; key and bottle holders; and various length straps. It comes in tan, black, and red, and retails for R5,190 at Jennifer-middleton-bags.shopstar.co.za.

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Clean and Green Míele’s new range of G 6000 EcoFlex dishwashers requires less than an hour for an A-rated wash cycle, and in the Eco programme, the dishwashers surpass the required value for a top-class A+++ energy-efficient programme by up to 20 %. Thanks to its newly designed baskets, Míele is also further increasing its lead in terms of flexibility and loading convenience. Míele’s newly developed UltraTabs Multi detergent – formulated specifically for the G 6000 EcoFlex and the QuickPowerWash programme – dissolves completely within two to three minutes. And, even in combination with a short cycle, they achieve excellent cleaning and drying results. // www.miele.co.za


Meet the Crew Have you ever wondered who is flying the plane when you travel on SA Express? Or wanted to know more about what a job as a cabin crew member is like? Well, now’s your chance! Every month we will introduce a few members of our SA Express family, because by getting to know them, you become part of the SA Express family too. Text & Image © Supplied

Bronwyn Adams Senior Cabin Crew Member Length of Service With SA Express: Seven years. Please tell us briefly what your job involves. I have to carry out pre-flight duties, check safety equipment, and oversee catering on board. I provide customer support, resolve complaints and, most importantly, ensure the safety of our passengers by maintaining the company’s highest levels of safety. What is your favourite part of your job? Definitely, the passengers. I’m truly blessed to have such amazing people traveling with our airline. Thank you for your support when I needed it and for making each day pleasurable. What do you find most challenging about your job? My job can be demanding as we have to deal with working while we are tired, working in confined spaces and sometimes dealing with difficult passengers while having an audience. What do you like about working for SA Express? The great opportunities they provide for me as well as the many amazing experiences I will never forget. What would people find surprising about your job? The intensive six day training programme SA Express provides for their crew every year to ensure that all of our passengers continue to enjoy safe, smooth flights. What have been some of your highlights while working at SA Express? During the 2010 FIFA World Cup, I had the honour of flying the winning teams of Spain, Paraguay and Slovakia. I have also flown with Trevor Noah who is now making South Africa proud in the States. What words of wisdom do you live by? I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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Positioned in the most romantic valley on earth, Franschhoek Country House & Villas is an exclusive boutique hotel reminiscent of a village in Provence yet with an elegant Cape sensibility. Set in gardens of lemon trees, lavender and vines – with fynbos draping the nearby mountains – the original, charming country maison includes 14 standard and luxury rooms as well as the award-winning Monneaux Restaurant while the 12 Villa suites are havens of privacy & understated opulence. Swimming pools, a candle-lit cellar, a treatment room and sun-down verandas are all a traveller needs as you live la vie extraordinaire.

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Airline information SA Express fleet

Safety Information Health regulations Health regulations at certain airports require that the aircraft cabin be sprayed. The spray is harmless, but if you think it might affect you, please cover your nose and mouth with a handkerchief.

Canadair Regional Jet 200 BER Manufacturer: Bombardier Maximum cruising speed: 474 knots/545mph/879kmph Engines: Two General Electric CF34-3B1 Range: 1,662miles/3,080km Maximum altitude: 41,000ft/12,496m Seating capacity: 50

Crew: Two pilots, two cabin crew Wing span: 69ft 7in/21.21m Overall length: 87ft 10in/26.77m Overall height: 20ft 5in/6.22m Maximum take-off weight: 51,000lb/23,134kg Minimum runway length: 6,295ft/1,919m

De Havilland Dash 8 Series Q400 Turboprop Manufacturer: Bombardier Maximum cruising speed: 360knots/414mph/667kmph Engines: Two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150A Range: 1,565 miles/2,519km Maximum altitude: 25,000ft/7,620m Seating capacity: 74

Crew: Two pilots, two cabin crew Wing span: 93ft 3in/28.42m Overall length: 107ft 9in/32.83m Overall height: 27ft 5in/8.34m Maximum take-off weight: 64,500lb/29,257kg Minimum runway length: 4,580ft/1,396m

Remain seated As a safety precaution, passengers are requested to remain seated with seatbelts fastened after the aircraft has landed, until the seatbelt sign has been switched off by the captain. Portable electronic equipment The use of personal electronic devices domestic and regional flights on the Q400. Passengers will be permitted cell phones, e-readers and electronic

(PED’s) will apply to all CRJ700/200 and DH8 to use PED’s such as tablets in flight-mode.

Cellular telephones Cellular telephones may be used on the ground while passenger doors are open. Cellular telephones, smartphones or any device with flight mode must be switched off as soon as the cabin doors are closed and when the senior cabin-crew member makes an announcement on the publicaddress system. Laptop computers Laptops with CD ROM and DVD drive, handheld calculators, electric shavers and portable personal listening devices may not be used on the ground during taxi but may be used during the flight when the seatbelt signs are switched off and with permission from the captain. Should circumstances dictate otherwise, a public-address announcement cancelling this concession will be made by a crew member. Prohibited equipment Portable printers, laser pointers, video equipment, CB/AM/FM/FHF/satellite receivers, two-way radios, compact disc and mini-disc players, scanners, remote-controlled toys and power converters are prohibited for use at any time. Safety pamphlet Read the safety pamphlet in the seat pocket in front of you and take note of your nearest emergency exit. Smoking In accordance with international trends, smoking is not permitted on board any SA Express flights. Seat belts Please fasten your seat belt whenever the seat belt signs are illuminated. For your own safety we suggest that you keep it fastened throughout the flight.

Canadair Regional Jet 700 Manufacturer: Bombardier Maximum cruising speed: 473 knots/544mph/875kmph Engines: Two General Electric CF34-8C5B Range: 1,477m/2,794km Maximum altitude: 41,000ft/12,496m Seating capacity: 70

Crew: Two pilots, two cabin crew Wing span: 76ft 3in/23.2m Overall length: 106ft 8in/32.51m Overall height: 24ft 10in/7.57m Maximum take-off weight: 72,750lb/32,999kg Minimum runway length: 4,580ft/1,396m

SA Express’ aircraft are made by Bombardier Aerospace

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Important When in doubt, please consult our cabin crew.

For your comfort and security, please comply with the above safety regulations at all times while on board


Special services Special Meals Passengers with special dietary requirements are provided for through the following special meals: kosher, halal, Muslim, Hindu, low-fat and vegetarian meals. Orders for special meals should be placed at the time of making flight reservations. The airline requires a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to departure in order to assist with confirmation of requests. Only available on selected flights. Passengers requiring special attention Requirements for unaccompanied minors (passengers under the age of 12 years) or passengers requiring wheelchairs should be stated at the time of making the reservation. Owing to the size of the cabins on our aircraft types, the airline is not in a position to carry stretcher passengers or incubators. Cabin baggage SA Express will accept one piece of cabin baggage not exceeding a total dimension of 115cm and 7kg in weight. For safety reasons, cabin baggage must fit into approved stowage spaces: either the overhead luggage bin or under the seat. Owing to limited storage space in the aircraft cabin, cabin baggage may be placed in the Skycheck at the aircraft for hold stowage. Skycheck This is the airline’s special hand-luggage facility that assists with in-flight comfort, speedy boarding and disembarking. When boarding one of our flights, simply place any hand luggage that will not be required during the flight on to the Skycheck

cart at the boarding steps of the aircraft. Your hand luggage will be waiting for you as you disembark from the aircraft at your destination. Baggage liability Valuable items such as cameras and accessories, computers – including laptops and notebooks – mobile telephones, perfumes, aftershaves, colognes, legal and company documents and legal tender – including cash, credit cards and cheques – bullion, leather jackets, all types of jewellery and any other items with a value in excess of R400 must be removed from either checked-in or Skycheck baggage as the airline is not liable for loss or damage to these items. Verified baggage claims are settled on the basis adopted by IATA (International Airlines Transport Association): payment of US$20 per 1kg of checkedin luggage, to a maximum of 20kg ($400) We Fly For You SA Express Airways prides itself on aiming to offer incomparable service standards. In addition to building on our motto to express excellence and consistently striving to provide the best service, we know that “you” is the most important word in our airline. SA Express proudly launched its new brand on 2 December 2009 at OR Tambo International Airport. The new brand is set to ensure that it’s distinctive and positioned to build awareness and affinity in the domestic and regional markets. The new proposition “We Fly for You” is set to position SA Express as a premier intra-regional African brand. The main objective of the re-brand is to ensure that SA Express is distinctive yet still aligned to the country’s mainline carrier. SA Express’s unique positioning as an airline that

provides a bespoke, personalised travel experience was the rationale behind the proposition “We Fly for You”. The new brand mark is in line with the symbol and colours of the national flag, encouraging national pride. The new brand will be applied to all brand touch-points throughout the operation as well as the staff uniform. Awards SA Express has won the AFRAA Regional Airline of the Year Award at the end of 2009, and the Allied and Aviation Business Corporate Award. Our airline was also the recipient of the Annual Airline Reliability Award from Bombardier at the end of 2007. Other previous awards include the International Star Quality Award, which indicates our commitment to service excellence, while our prominence as one of the top 500 best managed companies is proof of our success as a business. Onboard service The airline’s onboard service is unique and offers passengers a variety of meals or snacks. The airline pioneered its unique meal-box concept, and meal choices are frequently updated and designed using balanced food criteria: appearance, taste and nutritional value. Passengers can also enjoy a wine and malt service on specified flights as well as refreshments on all flights. Light snacks will be served on selected flights. Our customers can expect a safe, comfortable, quality air-travel experience, with the added benefits of frequency, reliability, on-time departures and unmatched value for money.

We fly for you About us SA Express is a domestic and regional, passenger and cargo carrier which was established on 24th April 1994. The airline has since become one of the fastest growing regional airlines in Africa with route networks covering major local and regional cities. SA Express plays a significant role in the country’s hospitality, travel and tourism industry and is a vital contributor to the country’s socioeconomic development. SA Express prides itself in aiming to offer incomparable service standards. In addition to building on our motto to express excellence and consistently striving to provide the best service, we know that “you” is the most important word in our airline. With our consistent and seamless service, our customers can be assured of stellar customer service that will exceed their expectations. Vision To be a sustainable world-class regional airline with an extensive footprint in Africa. Purpose A sustainable, integrated regional airline connecting secondary and main airports.

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Flight schedule Johannesburg - Pilanesberg Flt No SA 1131

Dep 10:30

Arr 11:05

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Johannesburg - Bloemfontein Flt sa SA SA SA SA SA SA SA

No 1001 1003 1005 1011 1013 1017 1021 1023

Dep 04:10 06:00 09:20 11:50 13:30 14:45 15:55 16:30

Arr 05:10 07:05 10:25 12:55 14:30 15:45 17:00 17:30

A/C cr8 DH4 DH4 DH4 dh4 dh4 cr2 DH4

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Johannesburg - East London Flt SA sa sa

No 1409 1409 1409

Dep 15:30 15:30 15:30

Arr 17:00 17:00 17:00

A/C CR2 dh4 cr8

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Johannesburg - George Flt SA sa SA SA sa sa

No 1501 1503 1503 1505 1509 1509

Dep 04:40 06:20 06:20 09:25 13:50 13:50

Arr 06:35 08:15 08:15 11:20 15:40 15:40

A/C cr8 cr2 cr8 CR2 cr8 735

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Johannesburg - Hoedspruit Flt No SA 1225 SA 1227

Dep 08:15 10:15

Arr 09:20 11:20

A/C DH4 DH4

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Johannesburg - Kimberley Flt SA SA SA SA sa SA sa sa

No 1102 1101 1103 1103 1105 1107 1111 1113

Dep 04:20 04:20 07:20 07:20 11:10 12:35 14:45 15:30

Arr 05:30 05:30 08:25 08:25 12:15 13:45 15:50 16:40

A/C cr2 DH4 dh4 cr8 dh4 dh4 cr2 cr8

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Johannesburg - Port Elizabeth Flt SA SA SA

No 1457 1459 1457

Dep 15:30 15:30 16:10

Arr 17:15 17:15 18:10

A/C cr8 cr8 dh4

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Johannesburg - mahikeng Flt No SA 1123 sa 1125

Dep 05:10 12:55

Arr 05:55 13:40

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Johannesburg - Richards bay Flt SA SA SA SA

No 1201 1203 1207 1213

Dep 04:10 06:30 11:15 14:55

Arr 05:25 07:45 12:30 16:10

A/C DH4 DH4 DH4 DH4

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pilanesberg - Johannesburg Flt sa

No 1132

Dep 11:40

A/C cr2

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Bloemfontein - Johannesburg Flt SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA

No 1002 1004 1006 1012 1014 1018 1022 1024

Dep 05:40 07:35 10:55 13:25 15:00 16:20 17:30 04:30

Arr 06:40 08:40 12:00 14:30 16:00 17:20 18:30 05:30

A/C cr8 dh4 dh4 DH4 DH4 dh4 dh4 dh4

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East London - Johannesburg Flt sa SA sa

No 1410 1410 1410

Dep 17:20 17:40 17:40

Arr 19:10 19:10 19:10

A/C dh4 CR2 cr8

M

George - Johannesburg Flt SA SA sa SA sa sa

No 1502 1504 1504 1506 1510 1510

Dep 07:20 08:50 08:50 11:45 16:10 16:10

Arr 09:10 10:40 10:40 13:35 17:50 17:50

A/C cr8 CR8 cr2 CR2 cr8 735

M

Flt SA SA

No 1226 1228

Dep 10:00 11:55

Arr 11:00 12:55

A/C DH4 DH4

M

No 1102 1102 1104 1106 1108 1112 1114

Dep 06:00 06:00 08:55 13:05 14:15 16:15 17:05

Arr 07:10 07:10 10:00 14:10 15:25 17:20 18:10

A/C cr2 DH4 CR8 DH4 dh4 CR2 cr8

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Kimberley - Johannesburg Flt SA SA SA SA sa SA sa

T

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Hoedspruit - Johannesburg

T

Port Elizabeth - Johannesburg Flt SA SA sa sa

No 1460 1458 1460 1458

Dep 05:00 18:00 17:45 18:40

Arr 06:50 19:40 19:25 20:30

A/C DH4 cr8 cr8 dh4

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mahikeng - Johannesburg Flt sa sa

No 1124 1126

Dep 06:20 14:10

Arr 07:05 14:50

A/C cr2 cr2

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Richards bay - Johannesburg Flt SA SA SA SA

No 1202 1204 1208 1214

Dep 06:05 08:30 13:05 16:40

*Please note that SA Express may deviate from the published schedule over the holiday period and will operate reduced schedules in December and January

SA EXPRESS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE, SUSPEND OR AMEND THIS PUBLISHED SCHEDULE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION. EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO OPERATE AS PER THE PLANNED SCHEDULE

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Arr 12:15

Arr 07:20 09:45 14:20 18:00

A/C DH4 DH4 DH4 DH4

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Johannesburg - walvis bay Flt SA sa sa

No 1701 1703 1705

Dep 09:55 05:20 11:30

Arr 12:10 07:45 13:55

A/C CR8 cr2 cr2

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Johannesburg - Gaborone Flt SA SA SA sa SA SA SA SA SA

No 1761 1763 1765 1767 1775 1775 1779 1779 1783

Dep 04:55 05:55 07:55 09:30 10:40 12:30 16:45 16:10 13:45

Arr 05:50 06:50 08:50 10:20 11:35 13:25 17:40 17:05 14:40

A/C dh4 DH4 DH4 dh4 DH4 DH4 DH4 DH4 DH4

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Johannesburg - Lubumbashi Flt No SA 1797

Dep 07:20

Arr 09:45

A/C 735

M

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CAPE TOWN - bloemfontein Flt SA SA sa SA SA

No 1081 1083 1087 1087 1091

Dep 04:00 06:00 09:45 11:20 14:30

Arr 05:30 07:30 11:15 12:50 16:00

A/C CR2 CR2 cr2 cr2 cr2

M

CAPE TOWN - east london Flt sa SA SA sa SA SA SA sa sa

No 1361 1363 1371 1371 1371 1373 1375 1375 1375

Dep 04:00 06:00 10:25 11:05 08:35 14:40 15:20 15:20 15:30

Arr 05:25 07:25 11:50 12:30 10:00 16:10 17:05 16:45 17:15

A/C CR2 CR2 CR2 cr2 CR2 cr2 dh4 cr2 dh4

M

Cape Town - Pilanesberg Flt No SA 1255

Dep 09:30

Arr 11:40

A/C CR2

M

CAPE TOWN - port elizabeth Flt SA sa sa SA SA sa SA SA SA SA sa

No 1801 1803 1803 1807 1813 1813 1819 1821 1821 1823 1827

Dep 04:00 05:00 05:30 08:10 08:40 12:20 13:00 14:45 15:00 16:30 15:20

Arr 05:30 06:15 06:40 09:40 10:10 13:50 14:30 15:55 16:10 18:00 16:30

A/C dh4 cr2 cr2 dh4 DH4 dh4 DH4 cr2 CR2 DH4 cr2

M

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walvis bay - Johannesburg Flt sa sa sa

No 1704 1702 1706

Dep 08:15 12:45 14:30

Arr 10:30 14:55 16:45

A/C cr2 cr8 cr2

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Gaborone - Johannesburg Flt SA SA SA sa SA SA SA SA SA

No 1762 1764 1766 1768 1776 1776 1780 1780 1784

Dep 06:30 07:20 09:25 10:55 12:15 14:05 17:45 18:10 15:15

Arr 07:25 08:15 10:20 11:50 13:10 15:00 18:40 19:05 16:10

A/C dh4 DH4 DH4 dh4 dh4 DH4 DH4 DH4 DH4

M

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Lubumbashi - Johannesburg Flt SA

No 1798

Dep 10:30

Arr 13:00

A/C 735

M

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bloemfontein - CAPE TOWN Flt SA SA SA SA SA SA

No 1082 1084 1088 1088 1092 1092

Dep 06:15 08:15 12:00 13:30 16:40 16:30

Arr 08:00 09:55 13:40 15:15 18:20 18:20

A/C CR2 CR2 cr2 cr2 CR2 CR2

M

east london - CAPE TOWN Flt SA SA SA sa SA SA sa SA

No 1362 1364 1372 1372 1372 1374 1376 1376

Dep 06:00 08:00 10:35 13:10 12:20 16:40 17:40 17:50

Arr 07:40 09:40 12:15 14:50 14:00 18:20 19:40 19:50

A/C CR2 CR2 CR2 cr2 CR2 CR2 cr2 dh4

M

Pilanesberg - cape town Flt SA

No 1254

Dep 12:10

Arr 14:30

A/C CR2

M

port elizabeth - CAPE TOWN Flt SA SA sa sa SA SA sa sa SA SA SA sa

No 1802 1804 1804 1808 1814 1814 1820 1822 1822 1824 1826 1828

Dep 06:00 06:40 07:20 10:20 14:20 10:40 15:00 16:40 16:30 18:30 05:00 17:00

Arr 07:40 08:10 08:40 11:50 16:00 12:20 16:40 18:00 17:50 20:10 06:40 18:20

A/C DH4 cr2 cr2 dh4 DH4 dh4 dh4 cr2 cr2 dh4 DH4 cr2

M

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*Please note that SA Express may deviate from the published schedule over the holiday period and will operate reduced schedules in December and January

SA EXPRESS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE, SUSPEND OR AMEND THIS PUBLISHED SCHEDULE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION. EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO OPERATE AS PER THE PLANNED SCHEDULE

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Flight schedule

Cape Town - Hoedspruit Flt No sa 1241

Dep 07:10

Arr 10:30

A/C dh4

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A/C CR2 CR2 cr2

M

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Cape Town - Walvis Bay Flt No SA 1721

Dep 08:55

Arr 11:05

A/C CR2

durban - East London Flt SA sa SA SA sa

No 1301 1305 1305 1309 1309

Dep 04:00 10:00 09:30 15:35 14:50

Arr 05:05 11:05 10:45 16:50 15:55

A/C CR2 cr2 CR2 CR2 cr2

durban - Port Elizabeth Flt SA SA sa SA SA sa SA

No 1330 1334 1334 1336 1340 1340 1348

Dep 04:00 06:25 07:15 07:50 11:35 11:35 15:40

Arr 05:20 07:45 08:35 09:10 13:05 12:55 17:00

A/C CR2 CR2 cr2 CR2 CR2 cr2 CR2

durban - CAPE TOWN Flt SA SA sa

No 1850 1854 1858

Dep 04:10 13:00 13:35

Arr 06:25 15:15 15:50

durban - lusaka Flt No SA 1603

Dep 07:10

Arr 11:10

durban - Harare Flt No SA 1603 SA 1611

Dep 07:10 08:20

Arr 09:35 10:45

Hoedspruit - Cape Town Flt sa

No 1242

Dep 11:10

A/C dh4

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walvis Bay - Cape Town Flt SA

No 1722

Dep 11:35

Arr 13:35

A/C CR2

East London - DURBAN Flt SA sa SA SA sa

No 1302 1306 1306 1310 1310

Dep 05:35 11:20 11:35 16:25 17:30

Arr 06:35 12:35 12:35 17:25 18:30

A/C CR2 cr2 CR2 CR2 cr2

Port Elizabeth - DURBAN Flt SA SA sa sa SA sa SA sa

No 1331 1335 1335 1337 1341 1341 1349 1349

Dep 05:50 09:05 08:15 09:45 13:35 13:35 18:30 17:55

Arr 07:05 10:20 09:30 11:00 14:50 15:05 20:00 19:20

A/C CR2 CR2 cr2 cr2 CR2 cr2 CR2 cr2

CAPE TOWN - DURBAN Flt SA SA sa

No 1851 1855 1859

Dep 07:05 15:45 16:15

Arr 09:05 17:45 18:15

lusaka - durban Flt SA

No 1604

Dep 11:40

Arr 15:40

Harare - durban Flt SA SA

No 1612 1604

Dep 11:25 13:15

*Please note that SA Express may deviate from the published schedule over the holiday period and will operate reduced schedules in December and January

SA EXPRESS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE, SUSPEND OR AMEND THIS PUBLISHED SCHEDULE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION. EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO OPERATE AS PER THE PLANNED SCHEDULE

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Arr 14:20

Arr 13:50 15:40


Passenger Letters Greetings Inati I trust that you are well today. It was great spending some time with you during our recent AASA trip to Namibia – the experience was certainly filled with wonderful memories. I just wished to share with you the exceptional service we received from Edith Twala at SA Express customer care when our baggage could not be located en route back from Walvis Bay. The manner in which she dealt with the situation up to the moment we received our baggage at Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport was exemplary, and I commend her for truly going beyond the extra mile to personally assist us. My sincere thanks and gratitude to you and the great team at SA Express.   I look forward to seeing you again soon.    Warm regards Eugene van Jaarsveldt Congratulations to Eugene van Jaarsveldt, who wrote our winning letter this month, and walks away with an American Tourister Lightrax 55 cm spinner valued at R1,999.

Dear Sir/Madam I wish to bring to your attention the continuous and impressive reliability and professionalism of your flight captains. Recently, while on a flight from Kimberley to Johannesburg, I really enjoyed our landing despite the landing strip being covered in water. The captain displayed great technique with a very smooth landing. I have not had such good experiences in the past in similar conditions on other airlines. The following day, on my return trip, I experienced another excellent flying display when the captain manoeuvred his way through thick clouds with great skill and evident knowledge. I salute you as an airline – SA Express is a living example of one of the best airlines in Africa. Martin T Vilakazi

Do You Have Something to Say? Let us know what is on your mind by sending an email to customercare@flyexpress.aero. Letters may be edited, shortened or translated from their original language.

The writer of the winning letter in the March edition of Indwe will receive a Samsonite Octolite 55 cm spinner valued at R2,795. Taking a new and progressive approach to luggage design, Octolite offers what frequent travellers demand: lighter weight, increased durability, and maximum manoeuvrability. Octolite’s eye-catching exterior is modern, with a striking geometric design and a matte finish. Available in red, white or black, it also features an integrated carry handle, built-in address tag and fixed combination lock. The interior is divided into two halves, one featuring crossed ribbons, while the other is secured with a zip-in divider featuring a convenient side pocket. To maximise manoeuvrability, Octolite has a double-wheel design that provides smooth alldirection movement. The Octolite Collection is available at leading luggage stores nationwide. To locate a stockist near you, visit www.houseofsamsonite.co.za, follow @HouseofSamSA on twitter or call +27 31 266 0620.

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