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Contents Features 26/ Bringing History to the Surface Mohau Modisakeng

45/ Revisiting Visa Regulations

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Visa Concessions Benefit Business

Braam Malherbe & the DOT Earth Challenge

Ripples of Change

Podding Along

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Connecting Women to Technology

Open-Plan, but Not OpenMinded?

The She Will Connect Programme

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Need to Know

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The Best of the Midlands Meander

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Bits & Pieces

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Maison Noir: Harmonious Living

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Dinner & A Movie

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Navigating Joburg by Taxi

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Turn it Up!

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Durban – A City on the Move

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Books

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Casting in Kimberley

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Gadgets

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Cape Town’s Hidden Hotspots

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MINI Clubman and Convertible

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Fortuner Favours the Brave

118/ Meet the Crew

CEO Letter

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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

Keeping Passengers Smiling Welcome aboard this SA Express flight, and thank you for once again choosing us as your carrier of choice. If this is your first flight with us, welcome aboard and we hope you enjoy our hospitality. As we soar into autumn, I would like to remind you that our airline’s fundamental goal is to ensure that your flight is a safe, comfortable and enjoyable one. It is this goal that underpins our core values and forms the cornerstone of our operations. It is only through delivering on this promise that we can aspire to consistently be your carrier of choice. So please do not hesitate to ask our friendly, efficient and highly trained cabin crew for assistance, should you require it. They will be only too happy to help. SA Express, as a domestic and regional feeder airline, continues to play a significant role in the development of the country’s economy, while enduring pressures such as industry competition and the weak currency. As with many other South African businesses navigating these turbulent economic times, we have had to continuously look for innovative ways to do business while simultaneously evaluating our strengths and weaknesses. We realise that SA Express has to become nimble and reactive to all market dynamics without impacting on your comfort. Additionally, in pursuing our aspirations, we aim to provide competitively priced air services and also continuously seek opportunities for growth and partnerships within the region, in order to expand our route network. Furthermore, we aim to provide a training incubator for the rest of the aviation industry, harnessing and improving people’s skills. Ultimately, we guarantee additional capacity for existing transformation efforts in order to ensure that the airline is the first fully transformed airline in the country. As an airline we pride ourselves on our industry leading On-Time Performance (OTP) record, which is aligned to quality service. We aim to ensure that all of your experiences

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with us, from browsing our website though to checking in and boarding, put a smile on your face. Our strengths can be attributed to a number of initiatives that we implemented over the past few months. One of these is opening up various communication channels, such as our social media platforms, to encourage constant, open and transparent communication. Since you, our customers, are at the core of what we do, we have not only been listening to you, but also implementing many of your ideas, and have therefore managed to cut the number customer complaints we receive drastically. Our ultimate goal is to get the number of complaints down to zero. All of my letters to you recently have rested on three pillars: On Time Performance (OTP), customer service, and ensuring that our flight schedule fits your particular needs and wants. The latter pillar essentially means that we are constantly striving to ensure that you can gain access to a SA Express flight whenever you require one, particularly during peak travel times. I consider myself a very privileged CEO, as I have the pleasure of not only working with a great brand, but also with the support a formidable team. By working together, we have been able to continue to successfully implement our cost cutting initiative, Austerity Measures. Our employees are our core strength and they are all committed to our core value of “We fly for you”. SA Express continues to seek to be the employer of choice in the local airline industry and, as such, I hope that all SA Express employees, along with all our valued guests, enjoy a well deserved break this Workers’ Day. Wishing you all an incredible month ahead and I look forward to seeing you on board. Warmest regards, Inati Ntshanga

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Need to Know

Bridal Bliss 27 th to 29th May Bridal Fair SA, Montecasino, Johannesburg

The Bridal Fair SA is set to showcase the very latest wedding trends, tips and quality insights on how to create your dream wedding. With a stellar line-up of over 200 wedding experts, every facet has been catered for, from flowers, cakes, wedding dresses, venues and estates, to photography, jewellery and lots more. Pop into the JC Le Roux Lounge and treat yourself to some bubbly, or indulge in a high tea experience at the Tea-Time Café. The catwalk will feature drop-dead dresses to impress the most demanding diva, the seriously sophisticated starlet or quirky on trend fashion for the unconventional bride, as well as the latest trends in hair, makeup and accessories to suit every taste, budget and style. Tickets cost R125. // www.bridalfairsa.com

Dream a Little Dream 14th May Trash Cabaret’s Carnival of Dreams, Hillcrest Quarry, Durbanville

Trash Cabaret is a multicultural circus cabaret extravaganza. Featuring artists and performers from around the world, Trash Cabaret sets out to give you an evening of carnival magic consisting of entertainment from aerial artists, acrobats, jugglers and burlesque to guest band The Nomadic Orchestra, and feature performances by members of Ann Jangle and Crimson House. Festival goers are invited to dress up for the evening as anything from their own carnival of dreams, whether it is a pony, a poodle or a policeman. Tickets are available on Quicket. Doors open at 16h00 and the main show starts at 20h00. For more information, visit trashcabaret@gmail.com.

Collecting Space 3rd – 5th June National Antiques and Decorative Arts Faire, Sandton Convention Centre

Celebrating its 16th year as the biggest and most dynamic collecting exhibition in South Africa, visitors to the annual National Antiques & Decorative Arts Faire will be seduced by a huge variety of antiques, collectables, art, and decorative arts. The faire is just the place to find that statement piece that will be the talking point of your home; that rare piece to add to your collection; or just something special that catches your eye. With the range of collectables now including more modern wares, the faire is also perfect for visitors who are interested in buying specific pieces for decorating purposes. Visitors can also look forward to a dedicated art pavilion, the SA Mint Coin Fair, vintage and classic cars and a range of international exhibitors.

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Need to Know

A Holiday Lucky Packet 3rd & 4th June, 29th & 30th July, 19th & 20th August Franschhoek Mystery Weekends, Franschhoek

Surprise, relaxation and pure indulgence. This is what the sell-out Franschhoek Mystery Weekends are all about. Packaged to perfection, your weekend holds the promise of Franschhoek’s finest wines, delectable food, fun experiences and so much more. And the best part is you don’t have to book anything. It’s all done for you. The team at the Franschhoek Wine Valley randomly selects a range of amazing Franschhoek experiences to create your ultimate Franschhoek Mystery Weekend. Your adventure commences when you check in to open your surprise box – as you sip on a glass of the finest MCC – to reveal where you’ll be staying and dining, as well as the other fun-filled surprises. The weekends cost R1,950 per person sharing. For bookings, email office@franschhoek.org.za.

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Cheers to Beer

Run Ladies, Run!

11th June Capital Craft Beer Festival, Pretoria National Botanical Garden

5th June SPAR Women’s 10 km Challenge, Durban

Capital Craft Beer Festival is the premium beer festival for the country’s capital city, bringing together the age-old tradition of drinking beer with new and exciting musical acts, while introducing festival goers to a vast variety of local micromanufactured brews. Microbreweries have fast become the tasty and trendy alternative to commercially brewed beers. The painstaking efforts taken to brew and mature these specialist beers can be tasted with each and every sip, with this year’s festival boasting over 30 different microbrewers from all over the country. Tickets cost R150 from tinyurl.com/zworhf8, and include a beer mug and a site map. For more information, email Info@capitalcraft.co.za.

The annual Durban SPAR Women’s 10 km Challenge, incorporating a 5 km fun run/ walk, is a highlight on running calendar. This year the event will change its venue to the Growthpoint Kings Park outer fields. The new venue allows both the 10 km and 5 km competitors to run along the beachfront and enjoy beautiful views of the city. Dubbed the country’s most beautiful race, the SPAR Women’s 10 km Challenge is open to women and girls from nine years up, and, of course, support from male colleagues, friends and family is always welcome. All participants will receive a promo bag upon registration and there will be a breakfast pack and entertainment for all, as well as loads of fantastic lucky draws for the ladies at the finish.

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Need to Know

Grab Your Piggy Banks Until 29th May Banksrupt!, Pieter Toerien Theatre, Montecasino

Comics Choice Awards Lifetime Achiever Recipient Mark Banks blazes back to the theatre stage in his hilarious critically acclaimed revue Banksrupt!, described as comedy that’s just common cents. Banksrupt! takes a side-splitting look at just how bankrupt we really are – not just from a financial aspect, but morally, politically, internationally, psychologically and socially. Mixing upto-the-minute stand-up with Banks’s invented zany characters, video, visual effects and comedy sketches, the show delivers a quick-fire, laugh a minute one man show from a seasoned comedy legend who is still at the top of his game. Audiences can look forward to meeting classically trained car guards and watching the beginner’s guide to protesting performed by the Jewish Women’s Guild of Yemen, as well as learning how to raise and train your very own member of parliament.

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Charge Your Glass

Young Talent

2nd to 4th June and 23rd to 25th June Whisky Live Celebrations, Pretoria and Durban

Until 18th June History Will Break Your Heart, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg

Whisky Live presents the Pretoria Whisky Live Celebration from 2nd to 4th June at Brooklyn Mall, and the Durban Whisky Live Celebration from 23rd to 25th June at Sibaya Casino. The events are open from 18h30 until 22h00 daily. Expect a range of whiskies – from single malt Scotch, blends and bourbon to Irish – presented by knowledgeable and passionate whisky experts. Tickets are R180 and can be booked at www.whiskylive.co.za, and include 15 whisky tasting vouchers, a glass and a 500 ml bottle of Valpré spring water. Download the Whizzky app, answer a few questions, and get five additional tasting vouchers on the night. Return your voucher card on exit and receive a 2016 SA Whisky Handbook. For more information, email info@whiskylive.co.za.

The Standard Bank Gallery will be hosting an exhibition by Kemang Wa Lehulere, the 2015 Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner for Visual Art. The exhibition, entitled History Will Break Your Heart, will showcase works by Kemang Wa Lehulere, as well as works made in collaboration with the artist’s aunt, Sophia Lehulere. The exhibition takes its cue from the works of Mancoba and Mgudlandlu, as well as writer Rolfes Robert Reginald Dhlomo. The exhibition presents the fractured personal stories of these artists in relation to Wa Lehulere’s own work, and questions the detrimental effects of society’s collective memory on the lives of these artists. Working within the genres of video, installation and drawing,  the exhibition explores intimate narratives that speak of the contradictions inherent in personal versus collective memory.


Bits & Pieces

A Business Powerhouse

Hospitality Hotspots

Airport Excellence

Mazars is an international, integrated and independent organisation, specialising in auditing, accounting, tax and advisory services across a range of markets and sectors. In South Africa, Mazars employs over 1,000 staff in 12 offices nationally, and makes use of the skills of 17,000 staff members in 77 countries. Their clients include international corporate organisations, top local listed groups, public sector organisations, ownermanaged businesses, and private individuals. Mazars offers a versatile blend of personal attention coupled with vast resources and experience which positions them uniquely in South Africa. Some of their services include: B-BBEE verification and consulting, corporate finance, financial services, forensic services, internal auditing, IT auditing, HR advisory and payroll services, management consulting, and recovery and restructuring services (including insolvency and business rescue).

The Sanlam Top Destination Awards 2016 is a platform to showcase and honour those in the hospitality industry, from hotels, game lodges and guest houses, to bed & breakfast and self-catering establishments, as well backpackers and caravan and camping parks. Consumers can vote on www.discounttraveler.co.za or www.topdestinationawards.com for their top destinations, and the finalists will then be identified per town and per region against an internal set of criteria. These finalists will advance to the Gala Awards Ceremony in September where a total of 40 establishments will emerge as winners and will be crowned “Sanlam Top Destination Awards Winner 2016”. Voting closes on 30th June.

Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) scooped five top places at the Skytrax 2016 World Airport Awards recently. Cape Town International took the awards for Best Airport in Africa, Best Airport Staff in Africa, and Best Airport in the category 5-10 million passengers per year. King Shaka International won Best Regional Airport in Africa and Best Airport for under five million passengers. ACSA had three airports ranked amongst the world’s top 35 airports and Cape Town International moved up four places in the global ranking this year to 22. In addition to Cape Town International’s win for Best Airport in Africa and Best Airport Staff in Africa, OR Tambo International  and King Shaka International took second and third place respectively in both these categories. The 2016 World Airports Awards, which took place in Germany, are a measurement of customer satisfaction across airports globally. The World Airport Awards are voted by customers in the largest, independent annual global airport customer satisfaction survey – 13.02 million customer nominations across 112 nationalities of air travellers, in reference to 550 airports worldwide.

// www.mazars.co.za

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Dinner & A Movie

To Toast With Full of Life Life Grand Café has recently opened at the Mall of the South, Johannesburg. Making the most of the lush, panoramic views that the restaurant enjoys, the design of the restaurant reflects a light, tropical atmosphere with plenty of rich greens, limey yellows, golds and vibrant teals. Elegantly draped lights and a multitude of verdant planters in the spacious outside seating area ensures that guests will be transported to a relaxed, temperate environment where they can enjoy the “soul food” and delectable, expertly crafted cocktails that Life Grand Café has become known for. There are also a number of heritage elements in the design, including colonial era antiques, a wood-burning oven, and opulent long benches. Life Grand Café Mall of the South also boasts a signature, well-stocked wine room with some of the best vintages available in South Africa.

Jane Got a Gun Jane Hammond (Natalie Portman) has built a life on the rugged plains of the old West with her husband, Bill “Ham” Hammond (Noah Emmerich), and young daughter. When Ham stumbles home riddled with bullets after a run-in with the relentless John Bishop (Ewan McGregor) and his gang, she

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knows they will not stop until her family is dead. In desperation, Jane turns to Dan Frost (Joel Edgerton), a man from her past, for help. Haunted by old memories, Jane’s past meets the present in a heart-stopping battle for survival.

A blend of 80 % Chardonnay and 20 % Pinot Noir grapes, the Alexandra de la Marque Krone was bottle fermented (matured on lees) for five years prior to dégorgement. Sublimely elegant, this extended bottle fermentation process gives the wine a beautiful complexity and depth on the nose and palate, with a classic biscuity bouquet and fine lingering bubbles. Six thousand bottles of this limited release MCC were produced, with vintage launches only available on subsequent leap years.


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Turn it Up!

Dr Bone

2016 is clearly the year for rapper Dr Bone. He released his new single, featuring the late Mtshengiseni “iNdidane” Gcwensa, in February, followed by his debut album Lindelani in April, through Warner Music. “All we wanted to do was have fun, travel the world and learn about different sounds and cultures, but this journey led me to a door I never even knew I could open,” he comments. Lindelani features 14 new songs, including “Fak’umoya”, the first single from the album, which has received massive radio support and won Dr Bone the prestigious SATMA Award for Best Rap Song in 2014. Dr Bone was born Bandile Maphalala in Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal. He started his career in the entertainment industry as a dancer, and a founding member of the

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group AmaRiffifi. This pantsula crew left a mark on the dance scene in the early 2000s and gave Bandile his name – his moves were so intricate and acrobatic, that it looked like he was breaking his bones on stage. He then started producing beats and working on his own rhymes, and quickly made a name for himself throughout KwaZulu-Natal. Over the past year, he has been putting the finishing touches on his debut album with friend and producer, Nkocy Gasa, and has been travelling the world, playing to audiences across the African continent, as well as in Europe and the USA. Follow Dr Bone on Twitter (@Drbonesa) or on Facebook (@Dr–Bone-SA).


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/ Once your eyes have set upon his work, it can be difficult to tear them away. In a single Mohau Modisakeng exhibition, you might see a mix of incredible highdefinition photographs, video installations, tactile sculptures, and live performances. No matter what the medium, his artworks seem to excel at drawing the viewer in with their clever interplay of beautiful surfaces and hidden meanings. Often, though, his creations are as unnerving and uncanny as they are alluring. Sometimes, you can sense his work playing tricks with your intellect, urging you to make the underlying connections between his chosen visual metaphors and the real world he’s referring to. Beneath those mesmerising surfaces where metaphor and symbolism reside, are layers of meaning that cut to the heart of the social injustice and violence that infuse South Africa’s convoluted history. And that’s where this artist wants to take us.

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Modisakeng believes that our history is filled with unfinished battles, and that the scars and traumas of those battles are still being felt somewhere in the future. For us, that future is right now: We are living through the effects of past injustices, experiencing the leftover trauma and violence from battles of which the outcomes remain undecided. As an artist, Modisakeng believes that one place for these unresolved conflicts to be revisited is within the cathartic, reflective space of the art gallery, where the battles are fought through imagery, metaphor, and human imagination. Modisakeng traces his creative impulse to his mother, who had prophetic ability. She would describe her dreams and visions to him, compelling him to find a symbolic, visual way of interpreting and representing what she had seen. He says that a lot of his art still comes from a spiritual place and that in his creative process, he often feels as though

he is being led by unknown forces. His early compulsion to create was supported by a talent for drawing, which his father nurtured by ensuring he had materials with which to create. A scholarship from UCT’s Michaelis School of Fine Art enabled him to take that talent further by studying sculpture under Jane Alexander, who became his close mentor. After graduating in 2009, Modisakeng kicked off his career with a solo show in Michael Stevenson’s Side Gallery where his deeper concern with violence and history was invested in such memorably simple, clever work as his sculpted rendition of an oversized flick knife. The same exhibition included a static live performance piece in which 12 young black men, all dressed in black shorts, stood in silence in a regimented grid, alluding to an act of prisoner degradation that was known to happen in Hillbrow’s Old Fort prison. It was


here, even in these very early works, that the world became aware of Modisakeng’s ability to instil in even the simplest visual designs a suggestion of insipient, under-the-surface tension, as though an outburst of violence might happen at any moment. In another early work, his Inkohliso series – groundbreaking and overtly political – Modisakeng created a series of sculptural wooden discs, painted pure black. They were inspired by an ANC badge from the first democratic election, kept as a memento by his mother. These ebony surfaces were unbroken, save for the intrusion of the metal pins, capable of piercing or puncturing, like sharpened weapons. They encapsulated Modisakeng’s incredibly simple approach to creating visual conflict, merely by presenting the inverted, flipside of things. In 2011 Modisakeng received the Sasol New Signatures Award and, while he was earning his Masters degree from UCT, he was simultaneously making inroads into the international art scene, exhibiting everywhere from New York and Dakar to London, where his work found its way into the permanent collections of the prestigious Saatchi Gallery. His work has also been acquired by the Johannesburg Art Gallery, IZIKO South African National Gallery, and the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. Last year his work was part of South Africa’s contingent at the Venice Biennale. Among his most striking and beautiful works is Frames, a series of high-definition, desaturated photographs in which Modisakeng captures himself emerging from a pitch-black void. They’re bold, crisp selfportraits, absorbing enough that when you put them on a wall, they take over the room. In other photographs, where the black void background is replaced by pure white, Modisakeng poses as a kind of postmodern Samurai warrior, a cultural-mishmash who, instead of swords, brandishes machetes, instruments often associated with violence in Africa. Modisakeng says he uses photographs and sculptures to freeze time, and employs slow-moving video to stretch moments wide open so they can be examined. This, he says, is an attempt to compensate for lost time, to prolong and extend human experience. And, by suspending time in this way, his work becomes a kind of meditation that connects the past with the present, a chance to pause, to engage, to think. In 2013 Mohau was approached by Samsung to create a video installation for the Joburg Art Fair – an intense, absorbing black and white piece that was shown on an 86” screen as part of the Video Art Powered by Samsung project. Entitled Inzilo, it was a meditative piece featuring the artist enacting a ritual, once again thick with a sense of imminent, inexplicable violence that added an unsettling, unspoken tension to the work.

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What’s perhaps most unsettling about his work, is that – as viewers – we’re unable to identify the source of discomfort emanating from Modisakeng’s surfaces and screens. The violence is muted, stifled, locked beneath the surface, alluding to the subtle and not-so-subtle ways in which the detritus of past conflicts lingers beneath the surface of our social reality. And this in turn creates tension that is felt even when there’s no physical manifestation, no tangible evidence. And herein lies the power of Modisakeng’s work. By removing the sources of violence from their regular context of actual events and news stories and placing them in the gallery environment where they become objects of critical consideration, something happens to their power, their ability to cause and do harm. By drawing us in visually, this young artist compels us to confront insipient violence, and in so doing, perhaps in some small way start to bring those unresolved battles to a close. /

Upcoming Work Mohau Modisakeng is represented by WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery in Cape Town. His latest film/live performance work, Endabeni, which debuted at the Galerie Ron Mandos in Amsterdam earlier this year, will show at the Standard Bank National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, starting late next month. For news of forthcoming exhibitions and projects, visit mohaumodisakengstudio.com.

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If you happen to be in the Midlands on a Wednesday night, make a point of popping into Music in The Hills (MiTH), an open mic music club which attracts musicians from all over the province who play to packed audiences in an old milk shed in Hilton. Cover charge is R20. www.mith.co.za

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O f f t he B e a t en

Track The Best of the Midlands Meander Visitors to KwaZulu-Natal’s Midlands Meander – a popular multi-route collective of shops, studios, restaurants and hotels – may be surprised to learn that this began as just a small group of likeminded artisans who wanted to share their art and their beautiful countryside settings with the public.

Text & Images: © Nicky Furniss

The very first Midlands Meander map was printed on a single sheet of brown paper (very different from the glossy, multipage brochure the Meander boasts today), and its attractions were scattered few and far between all over the area, from the Dargle Valley to Lidgetton. Nowadays, the most popular routes are dotted liberally on both sides with places to pop into, but some of the Meander’s best attractions are still the original ones or those a little out of the way. They may take you from the tried and tested route, but are well worth the detour. Here is our pick of Midlands Meander musts.

Artistic Endeavours It was the area’s potters, weavers and artists who first launched the concept of the Midlands Meander back in 1985, and these days many of those original pioneers can

still be found making exceptionally beautiful work in their country studios.

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Hillfold Pottery, Lidgetton Tucked away off a picturesque country road in Lidgetton, Lindsay Scott’s pottery studio is a treasure trove of warm terracotta pots and delicate Asian inspired stoneware and porcelain. Scott’s distinctive eye for detail can best be seen in the delicate touches (an etched swirl, a raised signature, a translucent swathe of colour) that distinguish his award-winning oil-fired pieces – many of which grace homes and ceramic collections around the world. Scott, along with his assistant, Albert Ntombela, also make a range of terracotta pots, bird feeders and asparagus forcers that are guaranteed to add warmth and colour to any garden. For more information, email

Shuttleworth Weaving Nottingham Road Perched on a hilltop between Nottingham Road and Fort Nottingham, a visit to Shuttleworth Weaving is almost worth it for its spectacular views of the surrounding Midlands alone. But you would be remiss if you did not pop into their display room while you are there. Here you will find the most spectacular multi-coloured array of hand-woven mohair and wool throws, rugs and scarves. The Shuttleworths and their team spin, weave and dye all of their products themselves, and it shows in the quality of the craftsmanship – so much so that Shuttleworth Weaving now exports their range to several foreign countries.

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Now that’s something to be proudly South African about! View their range at the Linga Lapa showroom in Nottingham Road or make an appointment to visit their studio. For more information, visit www.shuttleworthweaving.com. Sterlings Wrought Iron, Lions River Whoever thought the art of blacksmithing was dead, needs to make a point of popping into Sterlings Wrought Iron to watch Guy Sterling at work in his forge. Here he produces an eclectic range of wrought iron products, from benches and garden gates, to candle holders and decorative items. Guy gives even the most functional of items an artistic twist, and there is something very appealing about owning something that is entirely handmade. Guy learnt his skills from his father, and in turn is keen to pass them on to others. As a result, he runs courses in basic welding, metalwork and blacksmithing for customers interested in getting their hands dirty. Sterlings Wrought Iron moved from its original location in Dargle to a shop at Piggly Wiggly a few years ago, but even so, fans of Guy’s work can still watch him hammering away in the background. For more information, contact +27 82 218 1614 or visit www.sterlingswroughtiron.co.za. Miguel’s Handmade Leathercraft Lidgetton There is nothing quite like the smell of newly worked leather, and Miguel’s (as the name suggests) has it in droves. Swiss born Miguel and his right hand man, Douglas Nxumalo, have been producing quality leather items on the Meander for almost two decades. The pair produce export quality products, from handbags and briefcases, to wallets and belts, all of which display the kind of attention to detail that can only be guaranteed by lovingly making things by hand. Contact +27 83 331 4852, or email Manicom@ukzn.co.za for more information.

For the Munchies All of that artistic meandering around the Midlands can certainly work up an appetite, but luckily there is no shortage of quaint little eateries that make the most of delicious local produce and their beautiful surroundings. Blueberry Hill, Nottingham Road Perched on a hill just outside the little town of Nottingham Road, Blueberry Hill offers visitors undoubtedly one of the best views in the Midlands – on a clear day you can even see as far as the Drakensberg. Made up of two airy barn-like structures,

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visitors have a chance to browse for beautiful art, ceramics and furniture in the one, before being lured next door to the other for yummy nibbles and coffee. As the name would suggest, blueberries form the mainstay of the menu here, and you can indulge in blueberry lemonade, scones with blueberry jam, and one of the best blueberry cheesecakes you are likely to find. There are also light lunch and delicious breakfast options for those in a more savoury state of mind. Blueberry Hill is open daily from 09h00 to 16h00. Contact +27 33 7132 or email info@blueberrycafe.co.za for more information. Café Bloom, Nottingham Road This quaint little coffee shop has also chosen to make its home in a large, airy barn, complete with a distinctive brick red barn door, and a host of birds nesting in the rafters. Worn, comfy couches and an interesting collection of farmhouse brica-brac are testaments to the ethos of Café Bloom – relaxed, slow and wholesome. The teatime goodies (brownies, scones and cakes) are baked every day (and just like gran used to make them), and the light lunches are packed full of fresh, seasonal ingredients. Plus there is a comprehensive list of delicious hot beverages that cater for both coffee and tea lovers. You can also take some of Café Bloom’s deliciousness home with you in the form of homemade jams, pickles and biscuits. Café Bloom is open from 07h30 to 16h00, Wednesday to Monday. Contact +27 33 266 6118 for more information. Gunther’s Sausages, Caversham With his round belly and warm welcome, Gunther is every bit the picture of a German or Swiss sausage maker, and has been a hospitable part of the Meander for years. Here you can indulge in some of the best sausages in the country, including cheese, herb and garlic varieties, which are all served up with fresh rolls and delicious hot potato salad – plus traditional sauerkraut, of course, for those who feel so inclined. You are welcome to sample all of the sausages before you make your selection, and vacuum packs are also available to enjoy at home. With its pastoral view over the Caversham Valley, however, it’s worth it to stick around and enjoy your sausage and draught here at least once. Gunther’s is open from 10h00 to 17h00, Thursday to Monday. Contact +27 83  600 0923 or email guntherjanz@gmail.com.


Terbodore Coffee Roasters Curry’s Post Road A visit to Terbodore is a must for all coffee lovers. This little country roastery imports raw coffee beans from 13 different countries and then expertly roasts, blends and flavours them on site. As a result, visitors are always met by the delicious aromas of freshly brewed coffee, as well as by the owners’ resident Great Dane who is often to be found lounging outside on the grass. As well as enjoying a steaming cup of hazelnut or English toffee coffee, you can also stock up on a host of coffee-related paraphernalia, as well as some beans to take home. And even if you are not a coffee fan, it is worth popping into the restaurant for a light lunch, a decadent hot chocolate, or arguably the best homemade scones anywhere in the Midlands. The Terbodore Restaurant is open Thursday to Monday from 08h30 to 16h30. Email info@terbedorecoffee.co.za or visit www.terbodorecoffee.co.za for more information.

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The private estate’s ideal location – only 20 minutes from Cape Town – honours exclusivity as well as convenience, two crucial elements when seeking a luxury holiday guest house. Maison Noir (or “Black House”) exudes tranquillity and welcomes you into a space that soon becomes a home-away-from-home. A feeling of indoor-outdoor living permeates throughout Maison Noir. Based on the idea of a traditional “kraal”, but infused with contemporary elements, the result is a “private village” that is connected by glass passages. The main villa engages nature’s four elements – earth, air, fire and water – through the use of ample natural light, a verdant setting, fireplaces, koi ponds, and wide open spaces. There is also a fifth element – life – which can be seen in the vegetable garden and a hydroponically set up greenhouse. The architect overseeing a long-range expansion project of the villa, Francois Swart, explains that it will consist of four individual stands, each with their own function and character, working to enhance the total experience at Maison. Swart elaborates by saying, “The architectural styles are varied for each property, and the colour black derived from the name, Maison Noir, is the common denominator in the design ethos.” There will be three architectural phases for Maison Noir: the first being a “cluster of modern barn structures anchored by a tower or ‘silo’ typical of the South African farm vernacular”; the second “will be a conversion of an existing residence on the top property into a flagship spa with an earthy theme”, and the third and final phase “consists of two guest suites to be built on the other open stand, tucked into the natural forest that spills down from the neighbouring Table Mountain National Park Reserve”. Honouring design craftsmanship, the villa integrates natural lighting throughout its spacious interior, creating a harmonious flow between the organic and the manmade. Nature is one of the leading characters in this Hout Bay story, as can be seen in the vertical ivy gardens in the bathroom’s outdoor showers, the warm ambience resonating from the floating fireplaces, and in the villa’s deep appreciation for wood – many of their tables and benches, as well a large part of the flooring, are made out of blue gum trees, while their decks are created out of indigenous Garapa wood.

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Another pivotal feature in this Balinese inspired villa is the South African art that characterises the space – revered names that include Kurt Pio, Anthony Shapiro, Louise Jennings, and Claudia Ongaro. The owners have worked closely with Trevyn and Julian McGowan and their design company, Source, to find many of the design elements and decor in the villa. “The art, like the furnishings at Maison Noir, reflect the owner’s eclectic sensibility and fine eye for detail,” says Swart. Inside the villa’s colourful, spacious gallery – which houses two floating fireplaces and functions as a “gateway” from the rooms through the villa to outside areas – is a quirky, limited edition, hand-painted Ardmore Qalakabusha Sofa. Maison Noir’s on-site boutique store also offers a myriad of locally crafted products, and the villa has recently added a variety of new merchandise to their shop. Superlative self-catering is available

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at Maison Noir, but for a self-catering interlude, arrange for a special gastronomic evening headed by a private chef. Indulge in a traditional South African braai, with as a prelude the flavours of prawn and asparagus gazpacho, before moving on barbequed Karoo lamb loin chops – simply delicious. End the dinner with a delightful discovery: From the main lounge, you’ll enter a door leading down a stairway, through a wine cellar and – wait for it – into an indoor cinema! After an evening of indoor entertainment, preceded by a leisurely swim at dusk and a braai, it is time to discover accommodation elevated to the highest degrees. Three guest rooms and one master suite are adorned according to their titles – Incanda, Quagga, Fynbos, and Ukubona. Each is a place of peace with access to the outdoors through sliding French doors that open onto a private

garden, superb views, and an outside shower. Step into a large marble bath before wrapping yourself in luxury linens for a restful night in the king-size bed. Maison Noir is a secluded, yet ideally located slice of heaven. A few minutes’ drive takes you to central Hout Bay, while the coastal route past Llandudno, winding through to Camps Bay, Sea Point and into Cape Town is truly magnificent. But once you discover a slice of heaven, it is hard to leave, especially considering that it is a piece of luxury that you can enjoy amid the splendour of Mother Nature with impeccable service to match. In essence, Maison Noir is what dreams encompass, and more! For more information, visit www.maisonnoir.co.za, contact +27 72 297 5234, or email General Manager Nick Hamblen directly at nick@maisonnoir.co.za.


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In Johannesburg, using a taxi can be bewildering, and even frightening, if you are not from the City of Gold. Here’s a quick guide to ease you on your way. To board a taxi in the city of Johannesburg, you must first get to the appropriate taxi rank. Here, hundreds of minibus taxis converge to ferry commuters to their various destinations, both in and outside of Gauteng province, and even across the border to neighbouring countries. The Johannesburg CBD has four major taxi ranks: Noord Street Taxi Rank, Bree Street Taxi Rank, Wanderers Taxi Rank, and Faraday Taxi Rank. At any of the four, you can get a taxi to anywhere in Gauteng, while some also cater for taxis beyond the province. Noord Street is by far the largest and busiest rank in the middle of the city. As you approach the rank, especially during peak hours, you are swarmed by hordes of hurrying commuters. You are also confronted by hawkers peddling a variety of goods, ranging from food to clothing and anything else in-between.

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The taxi ranks are the easiest part of your journey to navigate, as there is signage and you stand in queues to board a taxi to your destination. It’s when you are not at a taxi rank that you have to be fluent in taxi sign language – there are no written signs and it’s all done by a complicated series of hand signals. South African minibus taxis also stop wherever they are needed along whichever road they are driving. They do not have designated stops. You simply have to flag one down – using the correct hand signal, of course. A Language Like No Other Every day thousands of hands stretch out along commuter routes across Gauteng speaking a silent language of taxi hand signals. According to artist Susan Woolf, taxi hand signs are a shared language, learned by imitation and word of mouth. Woolf is a recognised expert in Gauteng taxi hand signs, or what is really the Gauteng dialect of what has been called South Africa’s 12th official language. She spent many years of research and artistic

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production focusing on the signals, both documenting and deciphering them. Along the way, she has created a lexicon for blind people to comfortably use this mode of transport. “They are basic gestures tied to narrative threads that swirl through community life, connecting today with history and folklore,” says Woolf. They are also complex, she adds. They often have an indexical aspect in that they “point to” the place to which they refer, and often use the gestural shape of a pointing finger, or a finger or hand in motion towards the place indicated. But some of the signs have iconic features of resemblance, such as the shape of the orange for T Junction, Orange Farm or KwaThema, all places in Gauteng. Others have symbolic or purely conventional qualities. Signs and Destinations According to Woolf, a taxi hand sign may refer to a place that has retained its indigenous name, but it may just as easily refer to an event associated with it, or a


physical attribute of the place, or even a shopping mall that is the main feature of a place. There are two basic signs that all commuters in Johannesburg use. One is the index figure pointing up, which means town; the other is the index figure pointing down, meaning local. This takes you anywhere within the suburb you are in. The KwaThema taxi hand sign is performed showing two flat hands, palms together, resting on the left side of the person’s face. The taxi hand sign to Kliptown is one hand waving left to right in front of their faces and the other hand waves up and down, to ask the taxi to slow down. The sign to Orange Farm is directly descriptive of its name. With a forward pointing hand, all four fingers and the thumb are bent upwards as if to hold an orange. The taxi sign to Diepsloot is acted out with one hand in a sequence of hand postures, dipping downwards and then upwards in a forward movement several times. If you want to get to Fourways in Johannesburg, just hold up your hand

with four fingers exposed and your thumb tucked in. Taxi Lingo But it’s not only the hand signals that are important. There are also phrases you’ll need to understand, such as “short right”, “short left”, “after robot” and “dankie”. They might sound confusing, but they are literal meanings of where the passenger wants to alight. “Short right” means you want to get off at the next street to the right, and vice-versa with “short left”. “After robot” means you want to get off after the next traffic light the taxi goes through. “Dankie”, which actually means “thank you” in Afrikaans, means “here”, but has been the subject of many squabbles between driver and passenger. Many taxi drivers feel it’s too ambiguous. They prefer a passenger to be specific, for example by using “after robot” instead.

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Ease of Access for African Business Travellers A long-term, multiple entry visitor’s visa for a period exceeding three months and up to three years has already been implemented for business people and academics. What’s making headlines is that the department is looking to reward these frequent travellers from Africa with multiple entry visas for up to ten years (similar to the US Visa).

“This is a crucial move towards encouraging international companies to travel to South Africa for business, especially at a time when our economy needs to attract more foreign investment,” says Jacques Scherman, Vice President of Business Development Africa at Arton Capital, the leading global experts in advising high net worth individuals (HNWIs) on second residence and citizenship alternatives. Scherman continues: “Bilateral

agreements such as these will also do much to improve the power of the South African passport, which is currently ranked 41 out of 199 countries on Arton Capital’s Passport Index. Until the South African passport gains in power (i.e. enables passport holders to travel to and to do business in more countries without a visa and vice versa), South African citizens will need to invest in second citizenship via programs in countries like Cyprus, Malta,

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St Lucia, Bulgaria and others to facilitate travel and business opportunities abroad.” A Visa Waiver for BRICS Business Another concession that could boost flagging business tourism figures is the proposed ten-year visa waiver for business executives from BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), which would allow these execs to remain in South Africa for up to 30 days at a time. According to the March 2015 Statistics SA Tourism & Migration Report business people constituted 6.3 % of tourists from “other” African countries and 3.3 % from the SADC countries. North Africa had the highest proportion – 13.3 % of its visitors to South Africa came for business purposes. By December 2015 these figures had dropped significantly, with tourists from “other” African countries dropping

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to 3.6 %, and to 1.9 % from other SADC countries. Business travellers from North Africa remained the largest group, but their numbers decreased significantly to 6.2 %. “While these figures could be affected by the fact that fewer people were travelling for business in December, it is more likely that the visa regulations were to blame. The long-term multiple entry visas for business will do much to encourage companies to not only visit, but to do business in South Africa,” believes Scherman. SONA There were also a few positive indicators for business (both local and international) in President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address. The President emphasized the need for creating investment support infrastructure. Government is said to be developing a One Stop Shop/SA

Invest initiative and will fast-track its implementation, in partnership with the private sector. This initiative will require the removal of red tape and reviews of legislature and regulatory blockages – which will be overseen by an Inter-Ministerial Committee on Investment Promotion. The President also addressed concerns about delays in obtaining visas for skilled personnel from abroad, indicating that while the priority will remain employing local workers, the migration policy must make it possible to import scarce skills. “At present the details regarding the migration policy regarding skilled personnel and the SA Invest initiative are promising, but vague, a serious effort by Government to address these issues in a meaningful way could do much to encourage foreign business,” says Scherman.


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The city has won numerous global accolades and awards, and has been discovered by global travellers looking for new and different cultural experiences combined with the excitement of nature and wildlife. The city boasts a long list of awards, from being one of the New Seven Wonder Cities of the World, to being one of the highly recommended destinations by global media giants such as CNN and The New York Times. Bringing Durban to the World A variety of innovative approaches have been used by Durban Tourism to realise its objectives. Partnerships with influential media such as National Geographic have seen the tourism body reaching over 500 million viewers globally with programming on Durban. This, along with an active focus at travel markets worldwide, is having a big impact in terms of raising Durban’s international profile. Durban Tourism has a strong focus on marketing to key regions that have been identified using multiple research findings. Aside

from National Geographic, and a successful campaign with massive coverage in partnership with Eurosport, Durban Tourism has aligned with household South African names such as the Sharks rugby team, and Grammy Award-winning group Ladysmith Black Mambazo to endorse Durban on global platforms. Durban has been rapidly changing as a tourist destination. The city you see today is a much-improved city, with world class and iconic key projects that have reached fruition, such as the Moses Mabhida Stadium and uShaka Marine World. It all begins when you arrive in Durban, at the world class King Shaka International Airport, that was awarded the title “Best Airport in the World Handling Under Five Million Passengers” by Skytrax in 2015. The Moses Mabhida Stadium attracts tourists in great numbers and has hosted many major international events since the World Cup. The Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre has been a key factor in bringing important and often global events and conferences to the city, and has just

been recognised for the 15th time by the World Travel Awards as Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre. The city has embarked on a very active programme to attract tourism to local communities that are filled with rich history, but were not given any opportunities during the apartheid era. Durban Tourism believes that tourism in these areas will empower communities, create jobs, and share our indigenous culture globally. Nelson Mandela cast the very first democratic vote in our first democratic elections in a suburb called Inanda. In this suburb, Mahatma Gandhi also developed his ideas of non-violent resistance, which later became important philosophies all across the globe. These are stories that need to be told to the world, and Durban Tourism believes that tourists have the desire to hear Durban’s story. From a tourism perspective, the city and province have been pushing for international flights into the city. After the prestigious World Routes conference was held here last year, serious inroads were

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made, with the addition of international flights on Emirates, Turkish Airlines, Qatar and Ethiopian Airlines all departing from Durban, thereby boosting business and leisure tourist numbers. In addition, the city fully embraces new thinking regarding green tourism, and has developed an innovative Green Corridor that runs from the coastline through green areas and township development. It is a route that involves communities, and much of the recent tourist development relates to having an all-inclusive footprint for tourism while democratising tourism opportunities. Exciting Local Development When one thinks of Durban, one has to think of its Golden Mile – the most iconic strip of beachfront in South Africa – even though the city boasts over 100 km of beachfront from the high end playground of Umhlanga to the relaxing sands of Umgababa. But the city hasn’t rested there, and there are exciting plans to extend the waterfront into the Point area, which has already seen major residential regeneration and development over the last few years. The long-awaited Point Waterfront is now breaking new ground with a major

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development opportunity. It will include a waterfront at the entrance to Africa’s busiest port, five- and six-star hotels, a 33-storey skyscraper, residential apartments, office parks and shopping malls. This project will enhance the nearby uShaka Marine World, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre and the beach promenade, to ensure that Durban truly remains Africa’s playground. Durban’s exciting new integrated rapid transport system, which is called Go Durban!, will serve 700,000 daily commuters and contribute towards making the city more accessible and easier to travel for its citizens. World-class cities recognise that infrastructure investment is critical to sustainability and the standard of living of its citizens. Go Durban! Has been identified as one of the key pillars integral to the stimulation of economic growth in the region, and will see nine major transport corridors linked by various modes of transport across eThekwini by 2027. Another substantial private sector investment, adding value to the excellent reputation of Umhlanga, is OceanDune with two residential towers (with 460 apartments), a five-star hotel and an

upmarket shopping mall attracting international labels. Residential sales, totalling a record R1.55 billion in value, were concluded in just four hours after opening, which reiterates Durban as a strong business and lifestyle destination with a robust local property market. These are just a few of the key developments that have occurred recently which are placing Durban high on the global desirability map as an investment and lifestyle destination. After many decades in the dark shadows of the global environment prior to the lifechanging events of 1994 in South Africa, Durban is blossoming to take its rightful place amongst the leading cities of the world. Durban Tourism sees a wonderful future for Durban, which is poised to become Africa’s most caring and liveable city by 2030. Durban asks you to share this journey, to put your heart into the growth of the city, to visit, invest in and facilitate the realisation of the city’s progressive goals.


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Frances Baard Renowned as the home of the Diamond Fields, nestled in the north – eastern corner of the Northern Cape Province, a place of wide – open spaces, where golden savannahs stretches, a place of arid natural beauty, where resilient green cactuses and tenacious thorn trees fill the landscape. Five gushing rivers divide this landscape; the Vaal, Orange, Modder; Harts and Riet which gives life to the region and its inhabitants.

KIMBERLEY – “THE CITY THAT SPARKLES” This diverse city is the capital of the Northern Cape Province and the epicentre of the Frances Baard District. Its history began some 150 years ago when an 83-carat diamond was discovered on Colesburg Kopje. The kopje (hill) soon became a ‘Big Hole’, as excavators mined the earth in search of the precious stones. The prospecting rush lead to Kimberley becoming the first large-scale industrialised city in southern Africa. Today Kimberley is a peaceful place full of memorials to its rather turbulent and exciting past… DISCOVER THE KIMBERLEY JEWELS: • The Big Hole & Kimberley Mine Museum – The largest hand dug excavation in the world, spectacular site to behold. • Vintage Tram – Located at the Big Hole, it was the first tram service in South Africa and the only tram still running in the country. • Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre – Visitors can view more than 400 preserved San engravings on a sacred hill, the centre also showcases a collection of contemporary San crafts, artwork and prints. • Kamfers Dam – Situated just two kilometres north of Kimberley is a tranquil perennial wetland that supports 35,000 lesser flamingos, the largest permanent population in the southern Africa. The wetland is a renowned birding area, supporting over 200 bird species.

DISCOVER THE BARKLEY WEST JEWELS: • Barkley Iron Bridge – The first bridge built over the Vaal River, and it still stands as testament to the engineers and explorers of old. • Gong-Gong Waterfall - The unusual name is derived from the San word given to the area, the unique GongGong Waterfall is hidden up the Vaal River. • Nooitgedacht Glacial Pavings – The fascinating slabs of rock were forged 250 million years ago when freezing glaciers spread over ancient rock formed by the Ventersdorp lava. • Game Viewing - Good Hope and Mattanu Private game reserves offer excellent game viewing, unique flora, endless horizons and beautiful sunsets. DISCOVER THE WARRENTON JEWELS: • Vaal-Harts Dam – Located on the Vaal River just east of Warrenton, this dam was built as part of the Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme. Today it’s a popular fishing and boating destination and offers various recreational facilities. • Class 19D Train – Located on the Magareng municipal grounds, the 19D’s were used as passenger trains travelling between Warrenton and Mafikeng and were also used as work shunters on various South African Railway systems. • Nazareth House Mission Station – The first Roman Catholic Church built in the area by missionaries who travelled from Kimberley by donkey -cart.

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DISCOVER THE HARTSWATER JEWELS: • Bokamoso Recycling Project – An intriguing craft project, locals from Ganspan Settlement have been trained to create unusual artwork made out of recycled bottles and other found material. • Hartswater Wine Cellar – This cellar was established in 1978 and produces a variety of award-winning wines. Enjoy wine-tasting and buy local wines bottled under Overvaal en Elements labels. • Women’s Memorial – Located at the entrance of Hartswater, the memorial was built to acknowledge the hardships women endured during the great Depression


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Fish Responsibly Anglers are encouraged to follow the catch and release ethic in order to protect and sustain the yellowfish populations. Though they’re not considered threatened (just yet), water pollution, algal blooms and the fishing of spawning fish or wading through spawning beds could potentially threaten stocks, and much conservation effort is being put into educating recreational and subsistence anglers on the importance of preserving the population levels.

There are few pleasures in life quite as simple as fishing – the whizz of the line as one casts, followed by that gentle plop of the fly landing on the water, and then utter stillness. Rinse, repeat. That is, until the line snaps taut and surging adrenaline instantly replaces the calm. It’s addictive, especially when the days are clear and the catching is good. The rivers around Kimberley – from the mighty Orange and Vaal rivers to the

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tributaries that feed them – are great for fly fishing, particularly as they’re stocked with two of the best sport fish in the world: the largemouth and smallmouth yellowfish. Fly fishermen can be found knee-deep at river bends and shallows all over the Kimberley area, casting, flicking and striking in the hopes of snagging one of these fantastic fish, which aren’t shy about making one work really hard to reel them in. Travel from Kimberley in any direction,

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and it’s likely you’ll cross the Orange, Riet, Vaal, Modder or Harts rivers before long. The fly fishing for the aforementioned yellowfish is fantastic, and carp and barbel can also be found in abundance. Just 40 minutes to the north of Kimberley is the town of Barkly West, and next to it, the Good Hope Private Reserve, which hugs the Vaal River. Rugged, quiet and pristine, there’s great fishing to be had in the clear waters, and professional guides


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are available to give you advice and to show you their favourite spots. Fly fishing within Mokala National Park, about 70 km south of Kimberley, is pretty hard to beat. Lilydale Rest Camp sits on a lovely stretch of the Riet River and is hugely popular with anglers – there’s nothing like fishing in the serene environs of a national park, and the waters here are gin clear. The self-catering bungalows at Lilydale are rustic but comfortable, with lovely views over the river. Note that the fishing spots of De Krans and Kleinbek are only accessible in a 4x4 or high clearance vehicle, but you can get to the spot called Grootbek in a normal sedan. If you’re willing to drive another 70 km or so past Mokala National Park, the 40 km stretch of the Orange River between the Vanderkloof Dam and Hopetown is phenomenal, with healthy populations of both yellowfish species, as well as clear flowing water. Klaas Viljoen of The Fly Guides has been fly fishing for more than 16 years and knows this stretch of river like the back of his hand. If you’re looking for a guide, he’s your man and can tailor a package for you. Some 75 km north of Kimberley is the small town of Warrenton, through which flows the Vaal River, just downstream from the Vaalharts Dam. The dam was built as part of the Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme,

originally conceived by Cecil John Rhodes. The scheme saw water redirected from the Vaal and Harts rivers into a series of canals which today irrigate more than 1,250 farms. There’s good fishing in the dam itself, although On the Fly Adventure Camps at Groenkloof, 20 km outside of Warrenton, operate a privately owned, 7 km stretch of the Vaal River. Over this distance the river changes dramatically, allowing for a range of tactics to challenge accomplished fly fishers and novices alike. Their four-night adventure package will see you fish some varied spots and work on your skills, with the team from On the Fly lending a hand to ensure your fishing experience is the best it can be. It can take a long time to become proficient as a fly fisherman, but what’s great is that you can match the location to your skill level. If you’re a beginner and still mastering the art of casting, you can focus on the faster flowing sections where the smallmouth yellowfish prowl in greater numbers. If you’re a skilled caster and looking for a trophy fish, then the pools and slower sections are where you might find the largemouth yellowfish of 3 kg or more. Really, all you need is patience, lots of sunscreen, your fishing gear and a decent spot – they’re not hard to find, and you have hundreds of kilometres of riverbank to choose from.

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Author of the bestseller, The Great Run, an inspiring account of his 4,218 km journey along the Great Wall of China with fellow adventurer, David Grier, as well as his own personal journey, hardships and achievements, Malherbe’s idea that nothing is impossible if you have big dreams is not just something he thinks. Instead, it’s something he lives on a daily basis. He has run the entire coastline from Namibia to Mozambique (3,278 km) for Operation Smile, raced 768 km over 24 days to the South Pole with race partner, Peter van Kets, and has even bigger adventures in store for 2016 and 2017. All of which he hopes will inspire others to become more empowered and to start making active changes in the conservation of the Earth. I meet Malherbe at a coffee shop in Cape Town to talk about his next big adventure, the DOT Earth Challenge, which is scheduled to start in 2017 and which will be a 15-month circumnavigation of the globe – again with Peter van Kets – following

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the Tropic of Capricorn, using only nonmotorised means. That’s right: They will be running, walking and rowing around the world. This will, undoubtedly, be Malherbe’s most difficult challenge to date, but the two adventurers are more determined than ever, and want to use the journey as a way to raise awareness about the huge environmental challenges currently facing our planet. “We, as adults, have committed the single greatest crime against humanity by almost exhausting the resources of a finite earth. We have seriously compromised our children’s future. The DOT Earth Challenge aims to put this right,” explains Malherbe. DOT, which stands for Do One Thing, is aimed at encouraging people, globally, to take part in healing our planet by the simple act of doing one thing to protect our precious resources. “DOT is, essentially, many small things creating a ripple effect,” he says. “It’s a numbers game with, hopefully, great results.” Malherbe is extremely passionate about

the Earth and, whereas some people may get sullen and feel hopeless about the current state of our planet, he speaks ardently and excitedly about the very real tools we have to facilitate healing. “If you think of one of the most pressing issues facing humanity’s survival and, indeed, the survival of all species, it is climate change,” he says. By launching DOT as a social media app for smartphones, Malherbe hopes to reach people on a global scale and to get them thinking about what they can do to help preserve the planet. “Twenty years ago, you had no real way of reaching a million people quickly. Today, you can reach a billion in just one click! This means that, in our planet’s stressful time, we, the perpetrators of that stress, can turn things around more rapidly than we ever believed possible.” The app, which he hopes to launch in September this year, is one of the many ways Malherbe hopes to reach others and get them working on a simple “pay-itforward” method of doing things to help


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and intense training on his rowing machine at home, he plans to be ready for the challenge by December. Their carbon fibre boat is completely self-sufficient and has a de-salinator to turn salt water into fresh water for drinking. The front of the boat has a small capsule for one person to sleep in whilst the other rows. Malherbe explains to me that they will never stop rowing and, for three months, the two of them will work in two-hour cycles: two hours sleeping, two hours rowing. As part of the challenge is to highlight the plight of marine life and the oceans, I ask whether they intend on eating fish on the journey. “According to top marine biologists, the oceans will be fish-free as early as 2048. We’re going to try and do the whole trip without eating fish. There are unfortunately problems with flying fish because they are surface feeders, so they chase their food to the surface and they come out of the water to catch their food. Sometimes, if there is a boat in the way, they can go smack on the deck and then they’re dead. If that happens, we’re

not going to waste the fish. But we’re not intending on eating fish if we can help it,” says Malherbe. Instead, their diet for three months will consist of powdered and dehydrated food – something Van Kets and Malherbe are both very familiar with from previous expeditions. The voyage is scheduled to begin on 26th December 2016, at the start of the internationally renowned Cape to Rio Yacht Race, and Malherbe plans to grab the world’s media attention right from the start. With over 500 million viewers around the world, I would say the two will most certainly be off to a good start! “By the time we embark on the DOT Earth Challenge in 2017, we want to reach about a billion people. That’s about a seventh of the world’s population. Can you just imagine the changes that can be made?” Malherbe’s infectious energy and unwavering drive and desire to change the world and protect the environment are extraordinary and, after just one hour in his company, I am inspired, like never before, to do the same. To start Doing One Thing.


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Il est l’auteur du bestseller The Great Run (La belle course) qui raconte de façon inspirée son périple de 4 218 km sur la Grand muraille de Chine avec l’aventurier David Grier, ainsi que son parcours personnel, les épreuves qu’il a traversées, ses accomplissements, et sa philosophie de la vie qui est que rien n’est impossible. Ce n’est pas seulement sa façon de voir les choses, c’est sa manière de vivre au quotidien. Il a couru le long du littoral allant de la Namibie au Mozambique (3 278 km) pour l’Operation Smile ; il a aussi participé avec son coéquipier

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Peter van Kets à une course de 24 jours sur 768 km pour atteindre le pôle Sud, et a en tête de plus grandes aventures encore pour 2016 et 2017. Le DOT Earth Challenge, sa prochaine grande équipée, devrait avoir lieu en 2017 et consistera à naviguer autour du globe sur une période de 15 mois – de nouveau avec Peter van Kets – en suivant le tropique du Capricorne et en utilisant uniquement des moyens de transport non-motorisés. Ils atteindront leur but en faisant de la course à pied, de la marche et en ramant. Ce défi

sera sans doute le plus difficile auquel Malherbe aura jamais eu à faire face mais les deux aventuriers sont plus que jamais déterminés et veulent que leurs péripéties permettent de sensibiliser les gens aux enjeux environnementaux auxquels notre planète doit faire face. « Nous avons tous, en tant qu’adultes, commis le plus gros crime contre l’humanité qui soit en épuisant les ressources limitées de notre planète. Nous avons gravement compromis le futur de nos enfants. LE DOT Earth


Challenge a pour but d’y remédier, » explique Malherbe. DOT, qui signifie Do One Thing (Faites un geste), vise à encourager les gens à participer à l‘apaisement de notre planète en faisant un geste, en agissant pour protéger nos précieuses ressources. « DOT signifie que si un bon nombre de gens font un geste cela aura un effet de propagation, » dit-il. « C’est un jeu de nombres qui, nous l’espérons, fournira d’excellents résultats.» En lançant DOT, une appli Smartphone pour media sociaux, Malherbe espère atteindre des gens à l’échelle mondiale et stimuler leur réflexion pour ce qui est d’agir pour préserver la planète. L’appli, qui l’espère-t-il sera lancée en Septembre de cette année, est l’un des moyens dont Malherbe aimerait se servir pour atteindre les gens et les encourager à contribuer à des tactiques visant à atténuer les effets des changements climatiques. Comme préambule au DOT Earth Challenge en 2017, Malherbe et Van Kets on l’intention d’entreprendre une première mondiale : Un voyage à la rame du Cap à Rio de Janeiro effectué totalement sans aide, sur une distance de 6 700 km. Ils envisagent de faire la course en seulement trois mois et de sensibiliser les gens à l’appli DOT. « Pour Peter et moi, l’objectif de la mission n’est pas seulement d’arriver jusqu’à Rio. Nous aurons atteint notre but si nous parvenons à tous agir ensemble pour réparer les dégâts causés par les humains. Notre objectif c’est que quelqu’un « fasse un geste » (DOT) pour la Terre, pour chaque coup de rame que l’on aura donné. Cela fera environ 2,3 millions de DOT ». Mais comment se prépare-t-on à faire face à la pleine mer et aux chances très réelles de tempêtes et de vagues de 50 m de haut ? Van Kets, un marin aguerri, connait très bien la mer et sa puissance colossale. Malherbe se concentre actuellement sur l’apprentissage de la navigation dans la région du Cap occidental et, au biais d’une série d’essais en mer avec Van Kets et d’un entraînement intensif sur un rameur, il pense être prêt pour ce défi en décembre. Leur embarcation en fibre de carbone est totalement autonome et comprend un dessalinisateur qui transformera l’eau de mer en eau potable. À l’avant du bateau se trouve une capsule de petite taille pouvant permettre à une personne de dormir pendant que l’autre rame. Malherbe m’explique qu’ils ne s’arrêteront jamais de ramer et que pendant 3 mois, ils rameront en cycles de deux heures : deux heures de sommeil et deux heures de rame. Il est prévu que la traversée commence le 26 décembre 2016 au début de la célèbre course le Cap-Rio de Janeiro, et Malherbe a l’intention d’attirer l’attention des medias dès le départ. « Lorsque nous commenceront le DOT Earth Challenge en 2017, on veut pouvoir atteindre 1 milliard de gens. Ca fait à peu près un septième de la population mondiale. Vous pouvez imaginer les changements qui pourraient être apportés ? » L’énergie contagieuse de Malherbe, son entrain et son désire inébranlables de changer le monde et de protéger l’environnement sont extraordinaires et après seulement une heure passée en sa compagnie je suis, comme jamais auparavant, inspirée à lui emboîter le pas. Et à faire un geste.

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First Page: Clifton 4th Beach is the perfect spot for a family picnic. This Page Top: Cape Town offers a host of different hiking options, many of which will reward strenuous exercise with beautiful views. This Page Middle: The Green Point Lighthouse dates back to 1824 and is an iconic Cape Town landmark worth visiting. This Page Bottom: Jump on one of the city’s red double-decker buses for an insider’s view of the city’s many attractions. Next Page Left: Head to Sea Point for a walk or run on the promenade – or even an open air gym session. Next Page Right: Delicious (and free) spring water is available at the Newlands Brewery – just bring along your bottles!

Sea Point estate agents Farrel Kelman, Minette Munitz and Melanie Stavropoulos recommend a visit to the promenade, which now sports new paving, trees, public art and cafes. Take yourself and your pooch for a walk, or make use of the drop-and-go bike rental company (upcycles.co.za), which has a network of stations. Also on the Atlantic Seaboard, why not try out these options: • Drive to the very end of Ocean View Drive and watch the magnificent summer sunsets from Fresnaye Rock, a popular sunset vantage point. • Visit the open air gym on the Sea Point promenade and enjoy a gym session with a sea view where you can meet new people while training outdoors. • Visit the Discovery Store in Sea Point which serves as a meeting point for Vitality members to go on runs, cycles, and other group activities. A full-time nurse, dietician and biokineticist are on site, as well as financial advisors and consultants (+27 21 527 1073). • Take the 2.6 km Fan Walk, from the city centre to Green Point. • Visit De Waterkant village and take a walk through this beautiful suburb with its quaint 18th century cottages, cobbled streets and colourful shop fronts. Clifton 4th Beach not only enjoys Blue Flag status, says local agent Annette Hepburn, but is also worth a visit for family-friendly evenings of free music and picture-perfect picnicking. You can also book a sunset cruise from the Waterfront to 4th Beach and back. Hop on the MyCiti bus with friends and head out to the V&A Waterfront for some shopping, then catch a bus back and choose from a selection of great restaurants in Camps Bay. Fresnaye agent Moira Ferber insists that the best-kept local secret is Ginger and Lime (www.gingerandlime.co.za), the brainchild of Denise Levy, who has a passion for cooking and a love of

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incarnations as a hotel, dance hall, and Lord Charles Somerset’s hunting lodge. The outside dining area offers guests a tapas-style menu in the heart of The Glen, where you can unwind in the sun and enjoy beautiful views over Camps Bay. A quaint little bakery, Baked Bistro (www.bakedbistro.co.za) in Bakoven offers freshly baked breads, good coffee and light meals. Southern Suburbs Secrets Vickie Francis and Heather Turner, area specialists in Newlands, recommend collecting pure spring water at the Newlands Brewery spring water collection point (corner of Letterstedt Road and Main Road, Newlands). Take your bottles or containers and fill up on this legendary elixir free of charge – it’s open daily from 06h00 to 21h00. Myrna Duveen and Christiaan Steytler (Bishopscourt) say children love splashing in the stream, clambering over rocks and climbing trees at Bishopscourt Village Park. You’ll find this magical spot at the end of Upper Noreen Avenue. Look out for the green information board situated at the entrance. Oh, and pack a picnic! Take your family and dogs for a ramble

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To say that coffee is kind of a big deal to South Africans is a criminal understatement. Ask the average person what their favourite coffee is, and you’re far less likely to hear the name of a brand of instant, than end up listening to them going on about the merits of a cortado as opposed to a flat white, and complaints about places serving their coffee too hot. The problem is, it’s all well and good to appreciate and be high-minded about what constitutes a good cup of coffee, but without a personal barista or a deep love of the ritual (and time) needed to craft a cup of coffee from bean to cup, coffee lovers often end up slumming it with a cup of tea. Unless, that is, they have a pod machine. Nespresso paved the way years back with their sleek machines and range of pods, but over the years Nespresso-compatible pods have exploded onto the market, offering

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excellent, convenient coffee at a competitive price. Chief amongst these is Cafféluxe, founded in 2011 by Kevin Katz. “The Cafféluxe story is one of great innovation and starts with Café Caps and its CEO, Anthony Kay, a former rollercoaster engineer who saw an opportunity in the pod manufacturing industry while sharing a cup of coffee with his sister from her Nespresso coffee machine. Sipping on his cup of coffee, Anthony imagined the possibility of creating a cost-effective Nespresso compatible pod,” says Brent Goch, Cafféluxe Marketing & Brand Manager. “Kay designed the first proprietary pod packing machine in his garage in 2009. The same machine still operates amongst numerous newer versions in the Café Caps factory today. Café Caps then established a fully functioning factory in Cape Town in 2010, with the first commercial capsule

being produced in the first quarter of 2010. To ensure that Café Caps maintains itself as a market leader of private label pods – along with keeping abreast of the ever evolving single serve coffee market – a great deal of technical adaptations to its pods have taken place. Following the successful production of pods in 2010, Cafféluxe was born.” Since then, Cafféluxe has had a pretty meteoric rise in popularity, thanks in no small part to the company’s dedication to staying innovative in the single serve coffee market, a wide range of coffees, affordable pricing and great taste. But that’s not to say it’s been easy, and part of the challenge is staying compatible with Nespresso espresso machines. “We’ve faced many challenges in creating compatible pods for espresso machines like Nespresso. The changes to the brewers and the pod moulds within Nespresso machines for example, are made


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on a regular basis by Nespresso so that they maintain their monopoly in the pod market” says Brent. As the market has grown, so has the company. “The company initially started in a garage with a simple idea. After the successful design and production of our first propriety pod packaging machine, we quickly needed to find a bigger space that would showcase our seven pod designs, provide technical support for our espresso machines and be our point of contact with our customers. We found an ideal location in our Paarden Eiland showroom that provided enough space to meet our needs at the time. As our position in the market grew, we needed bigger premises and more machinery that would enable us to produce and innovate on a bigger scale. Today we are situated in Montague Gardens, in a 3,500 m², state-of-the art factory. The facilities include a nitrogen plant, in-house testing lab, a climate controlled storage and grinding room, and a separate room for production of our increasingly popular Rooibos tea and Hot Chocolate pods,” says Brent. “With an in-depth understanding of the nature of coffee and a wealth of experience in the pod manufacturing field, we expertly manage the process from bean to pod to

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cup. Part of our hand roasting process by our master roasters, who have 25 years of combined experience in roasting, is sourcing high-grade coffee beans from the world’s leading coffee producing countries including Colombia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Guatemala as well as speciality coffee from Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda, all sourced via traceable and fair channels. Our manufacturing process includes roasting, granulising, filling, hermetically sealing, nitrogen flushing, QC testing, packing and branding of the pods.” Since its inception, Café Caps has patented seven pod designs, all modified to ensure espresso machine compatibility, and Cafféluxe continues to evolve in a competitive landscape. “We view our company and production as the ‘Intel Chip’ of the pod market, providing an effective, high quality, adaptable product to small and large scale private label clients both locally and internationally,” says Brent. The coffee industry is notoriously snooty, and Cafféluxe has come up against their fair share of this attitude, but their challenge to their critics is straightforward. “Our response is very simple – we present sceptics with the opportunity to try good quality and great tasting coffee and this usually silences them very quickly!” says Brent.

Despite their success, the company isn’t resting on its laurels. “We’re serious about producing quality coffee pods; but we’re fun and innovative too. As a brand we develop new and exciting products to best serve our customers while striving to be the market leader on a global scale within the coffee capsule market. One of the many exciting announcements we have is that we are working on producing premium coffee in biodegradable compostable pods. We’re also very excited to branch into the commercial space where our pods are used in barista machines, and finally, we’re working on producing something for the kids – a delicious tasting hot chocolate called ‘Podstars’.” Cafféluxe’s products – pods, espresso machines and accessories – can be found at all major retailers such as Pick ‘n Pay, Checkers, and Spar. Products and accessories can be purchased online at www.caffeluxe.com. Internationally, Cafféluxe can be found in 36 countries or on online platforms such as www.amazon.com. If you’re in Cape Town, you can also visit their showroom in Paarden Eiland where all variants of coffees, teas and hot chocolate can be found, tasted and enjoyed; pop by their kiosk in Gardens Centre or call them on 0860 238 830.


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“I still cannot believe that I now use the computer and even the Internet,” says  Nigerian businesswomen and hairdresser, Jessica Orji. She always thought the Internet was more for the guys and online scammers. Through the web, she has learnt she can reach a wider client base for her business. “Now I love the computer,” she says. “With the Internet, I can reach more people. I can advertise my business online through my new Facebook account, and even create fliers for my business. I can also make a budget to plan my finances.” Orji took part in the Intel She Will Connect: My Digital Journey programme. It is an initiative to provide a learning platform for women online. By being digitally savvy, women have a greater chance of increasing their income, receiving a better education, enhancing their political participation and having a stronger voice in their communities. “As a result of the training, for the first time, I went to the café to browse the Internet,” Orji says. “The training completely changed my perception of computers and [the] Internet.” Through the programme,  Intel  would like to: • Close the gender gap in education access • Inspire more girls and women to become creators of technology • Connect women and girls to opportunities through access to technology “Educating girls and closing the Internet gender gap also has an important multiplier effect – expanding opportunities for families, communities, and nations,” according to www.intel.com. United Nations Support The United Nations (UN) has welcomed the project. “Equality in access to the Internet is a matter of human rights, women’s economic empowerment and poverty reduction,”  says  UN Women executive director, Phumzile MlamboNgcuka. “We are very pleased to be collaborating with Intel, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa to connect young women to the Internet, because equality for women is progress for all.”

“She Will Connect is going to be hugely transformational (for) women, families and communities, and is crucial for sustainable development,” says Ambassador Macharia Kamau of Kenya, adding that his country is proud to be a part of the programme. Nigerian Deputy Ambassador, Usman Sarki, welcomed the project, saying:“Providing access to technology and reducing costs are key to empowering women in the Internet age.” South Africa is committed to expanding access to information and communication technology (ICT), says the South African Deputy Ambassador, Doctor Mashabane. “She Will Connect is a concrete and practical initiative to roll out Internet access to young women for national development.” The programme ties into accomplishing South Africa’s National Development goal of obtaining a skilled workforce to support inclusive economic growth by 2030. What the Stats Show Intel’s She Will Connect was established after research was undertaken into Internet access across the world. The ensuing report, called Women and the Web, showed that: “On average across the developing world, nearly 25 % fewer women than men have access to the Internet, and the gender gap soars to nearly 45 % in regions like SubSaharan Africa.” It estimated that without intervention, the Internet gender gap could increase to 350 million women in three years’ time. “The research is clear and the call to action has been made,”  says  Melanne Verveer, former ambassador-at-large for Global Women’s Issues in the US Department of State. “Now is the time for collaboration to actively reduce the Internet gender gap and empower women around the world to enrich their lives.” Another report, from the Broadband Commission Working Group on Broadband and Gender, established by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), examined the role that ICTs and the internet could play in advancing gender equality agendas, including equal access to new technologies for women and girls. The report revealed that, around the world, women were

coming online later and more slowly than men, and highlighted that in developing countries, every 10 % increase in access to broadband translated to a 1.38 % growth in gross domestic product. This means that bringing an additional 600 million women and girls online could boost global gross domestic product by as much as $18 billion (R277 billion). How it Helps Nigerian poet and actress Titilope Sonuga is the spokesperson for Intel She Will Connect in Nigeria. She recalls how she was about five years old when her father bought their first computer. Back then, it was used for homework. She loved to use software that taught people how to type, which helped her to gain and hone that skill. “It’s interesting to think about the seeds that were planted from a young age and what that tells a girl about what her life can become. I know that a lot of opportunities that I have come across happened on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram, and because I am plugged into this global network, I am able to access those opportunities,” says Sonuga. She maintains that the programme will help women to push boundaries in order to be whatever they want to be, whether it is an engineer, poet, doctor, or actress. “It’s heart-breaking that some girls and women don’t have access to training to be connected to technology, because to realise your dreams, you need to be plugged into the world around you. And so to think about the girls and women who will benefit from this programme is incredible, and it’s exciting to think about different voices that are going to be actualised because of being able to connect.” Orji is also spreading her knowledge about computers and the Internet, and has used it to help her mother, a caterer, with her business. “We went to the café to make fliers for her business, showing a proper and clear description of her full catering services,” Orji says. “She has gotten some new customers through those fliers. We are hoping we will be able to get a personal computer at home, as the entire family is excited about this new discovery.”

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MINI Clubman and Convertible Spanning nearly seven decades and now in its third generation, albeit under new ownership since 1994, the MINI model family continues to expand, both in size and range.

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MINI Clubman The new MINI Clubman has matured into a larger and more refined automobile than any of its predecessors. With the longest roofline ever seen in a MINI, its characteristic four-door “shooting brake” design, and the legendary split doors at the rear, the new Clubman has come of age as a serious contender in the compact segment. More importantly, though, the new Clubman maintains the pizzazz and agility that makes it a MINI thoroughbred. The matured character of the new MINI Clubman is reflected in dimensions that are significantly larger than the predecessor model, and, compared to the MINI 5 door, the new Clubman is 27 cm longer and 9 cm wider than the latter, while its wheelbase is 10 cm larger. Five fully-fledged seats, convenient access, more space for all occupants, and a versatile luggage compartment are the salient features of the new Clubman. What used to be the central instrument dial, a typical feature of the classic MINI, is cleverly integrated into the

instrument panel of the fresh MINI Clubman. Fitted with either a two-colour 2.7” display or a 6.5”/8.8” colour screen, the former dial now serves as a display for vehicle, infotainment, phone, and navigation functions. Paying homage to the classic MINI, it also features a cool-looking LED ring surround that can optionally respond to road situations and to specific operating procedures by means of an interactive lighting display. All functions are handled via a controller in the centre console. MINI Convertible The latest generation of the MINI Convertible, the original and still the only premium convertible in the B-segment, guarantees a refreshing open-top driving experience for those in the front and back. The new MINI Convertible is fitted for the first time with a completely automatic soft top, and fully integrated rollover protection. Furthermore, the soft top can be opened or closed in fewer than 18 seconds, even when travelling at speeds of up to 30 km/h. After opening, the soft

top is folded compactly behind the rear seats, yet remains visible enough to create somewhat of a retro open top aesthetic. Optional extras pertaining to the soft top comprise the Always Open Timer and the MINI Connected XL, including a rain warning function. Compared to the previous model, the new Convertible increases by 9.8 cm in length, 4.4 cm in width, and 0.7 cm in height. The wheelbase has been extended by 2.8 cm, and the track width by 4.2 cm in the front and 3.4 cm in the back. The new dimensions preserve the typical MINI proportions, while ensuring more legroom in the front and space on all four seats. The luggage compartment volume has been increased by 25 %, and the new Easy Load function allows the soft top frame to be raised when the roof is closed, making for a wider, through-loading facility. The increase in wheelbase and track width, combined with its low centre of gravity, all contribute to the characteristic go-kart feeling in the new MINI Convertible.

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The new generation of engines, suspension, and damping that is optimised for an opentop four-seater, and a highly torsionally stiff body structure ensure both agile handling and superior ride comfort. Drive Trains Both the MINI Clubman and the MINI Convertible offer the same two engine variants. The 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo technology in the MINI Cooper (Clubman and Convertible) delivers an output of 100 kW and maximum torque of 220 Nm (230 Nm with overboost). The 2-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo technology in the MINI Cooper S (Clubman and Convertible) delivers an output of 141 kW and maximum torque of 280 Nm (300 Nm with overboost). Both engine variants are mated with a 6-speed manual

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transmission that is standard across all four derivatives. A 6-speed automatic Steptronic transmission is available as an option on the MINI Cooper (Clubman and Convertible), and the MINI Cooper S (Clubman and Convertible) also comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Functional Technology The new MINI models offer a treasure trove of both standard and optional functions. Both the Clubman and the Convertible offer numerous optional extras. These incorporate the MINI Yours Interior Styles, MINI Connected in-car infotainment, MINI Excitement Package (for LED interior, ambient, and access lighting), Comfort Access, LED headlamps, the MINI Driving Modes, and Dynamic Damper Control, HeadUp Display, and Driving Assistant (including camera-based active cruise control, collision and pedestrian warning with initial brake

function, high beam assistant, road sign detection, Parking Assistant, and rear view camera). Driving Assistant comes standard on the MINI Cooper Convertible and the MINI Cooper S Convertible, while the range is rounded off with optional John Cooper Works equipment packages. And, on top of all that, the new MINI model range also features the latest active and passive safety features, including six airbags in the MINI Clubman, as well as a host of driver assistance systems like Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) – which includes a driveoff assistant, a brake dry function, fading brake support – and Dynamic Traction Control (DTC). Prices start at R343,000 for the MINI Cooper Clubman and at R368,000 for the MINI Cooper Convertible.


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Open-Minded? Surviving an OpenPlan Office

Despite growing evidence about the drawbacks of the much-maligned open-plan office, it’s probably here to stay. We look at ways to stay sane amid the distractions and irritations.

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Anyone who has suffered through a co-worker’s excruciating 40-minute phone conversation with his “Honey Bunny” about what they are going to have for “din-dins” has long realised what academic studies are only now confirming: Open-plan offices are bad for productivity, and for interpersonal relations. A study by the Queensland University of Technology showed that open-plan offices had an overall negative impact in 90 % of workplaces examined, and contributed to conflict and a higher staff turnover. Numerous other studies show that workers frequently cite lack of privacy as the primary stressor in their working lives. A University of Sydney research project, polling more than 40,000 workers across the world, found that the main drawback of open-plan offices (lowered productivity due to interruptions and noise) far outweighed the benefits (collaboration and camaraderie). Open-plan offices were supposed to bolster teamwork and improve communication, but there is a growing appreciation of the fact that many key tasks require solitary effort and high attention levels for longer periods. In an environment of constant interruption, achieving sustained concentration is often impossible. This was confirmed a number of years ago, when 600 software developers across dozens of companies were asked

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to undertake a series of coding tasks. The study found no correlation between the top performers and their years of experience, nor between their performance and how much time they took. However, most of the top performers had one thing in common: They worked in private workspaces. And more than 75 % of the developers who fared the worst, said they are constantly distracted by people. Communal workplaces also make you sick. Viruses and bacteria spread quickly, and, as highlighted in the Queensland study, workers in those offices have higher stress and blood pressure levels. A 2011 Danish survey showed that the incidence of sick leave was a stunning 62 % higher in open-plan offices than among workers who had their own offices. A Canadian study showed that workers in open-plan offices took 70 % more sick days than those who work from home. (The fact that you can’t regulate the air-conditioning to your own body temperature may also have something to do with it.) Making the Most of It Still, the open-plan office won’t die soon. Bosses love it. They get to see what everyone is up to in one sweeping glance, and, most importantly, it remains the cheapest way to accommodate workers. It is particularly popular in South Africa.

A survey of 17 countries by the office infrastructure group Steelcase showed that South African office workers are (after the UK) most likely to work in open-plan offices. And in truth, open-plan offices potentially have significant benefits, says Terry Sorour, executive coach at Leader Coaching and former senior executive of the McCarthy Motor Group. “It offers less claustrophobic working conditions in a large open space, compared to being confined in boxed-in offices. It can also help to create team spirit with everyone working in close proximity, and allows easier and quicker personal access to one another.” This was borne out by the experience of the British pharmaceutical group Glaxo SmithKline, which reported a 50 % drop in email traffic after it converted its offices to an open-plan environment. The Wall Street Journal reported that the company also saw a 25 % increase in the speed that decisions were made. However, these benefits won’t be achieved (or sustained) if employees are constantly frustrated or distracted by the harmful aspects of open-plan working. Ideas to Counteract the Negative Aspects of Open-Plan Offices • Set rules. Initiate a discussion with your team members on the house rules, says Sorour. These may include that you all


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agree to keep phones silenced and that everyone has to take personal calls outside the work space. No shouting across the cubicles (instead, walk over to a colleague or email a query), no unnecessary disruptions, no eating of overly “fragrant” food (or excessively crunchy snacks) at desks. Having a fixed set of rules will help to guide behaviour and defuse tensions. • Use props. In some offices, workers may position something on their desks (for example, a flag) or use other items (including “thinking caps” or weird hats) to indicate that they don’t want to be disturbed. • Ban desk gatherings. Impromptu mini meetings at your desk can be a huge distraction for others. • Plan your day. If you are typically at your desk before your colleagues arrive (or finish after they have left), don’t waste the quiet times by working through your emails. Use the time to do meaty work that requires your full attention. • Headphones. Recently described in The New York Times as “the new walls”, headphones can be a powerful way to separate yourself from distractions. If music distracts you, you can download a range of white noises or other background sounds to drown out your colleague slurping their cappuccino. • Personalise your work space. Numerous studies have confirmed that even just

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a few personal items can improve your working experience. Managing People in an Open-Plan Office As a manager, you need to ensure that you are creating a productive work environment for your team, says Phephile SimelaneModiselle, business strategist and director at True North Consulting. This means that you firstly need to know what each team member requires to function at their best. “Introverts get their energy from working on their own in a quiet environment, while extroverts are energised by other people and a meeting of minds.” Simelane-Modiselle says an open-plan office cannot be effective without enough private spaces to accommodate both personality types: The introverts need these rooms to sometimes work on their own, while the extroverts can use these spaces to thrash out ideas. “Counter-intuitively, the open-plan office can actually curtail communication about work,” she says. Often, team members may feel they have to keep conversations short out of consideration to others, which prohibits longer, more focused discussions about important topics. Consequently, open-plan offices can only work if there are enough separate rooms to accommodate both solitary work and lively discussions. When Mark Zuckerberg announced

Facebook’s plans to build the world’s largest open-plan office a couple of years ago, he was quick to add that the building would also have plenty of private spaces. (Zuckerberg himself doesn’t have a separate office.) Many firms are now using “huddle rooms” or “focus booths” – small rooms that offer spaces away from the open office. Sorour suggests other interventions to help ease the stress of open-plan working, such as a generous number of potted plants and shrubs, and partitioning between desks. “Also, as much natural light as possible.”

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In the words of Calvyn Hamman, Toyota SA’s senior vice-president of sales and marketing: “We are aiming at capturing 20 % of the total vehicle market in this country, and the Fortuner is expected to help us achieve this by averaging 1,000 units per month.” Visually, as well as in its high specification levels, the Fortuner has moved up a notch or two, and the top models are now within striking distance of the company’s premium Prado. For example, even the entry-level models – the 2.4 diesel as well as the 2.7 petrol version – feature push stop/start, fully adjustable steering, cruise control, front and knee airbags, automatic door locking, chilled glovebox and 17” alloy rims, as well as a fullsized alloy spare wheel. The next category up (standard) adds leather upholstery, curtain and side airbags, LED headlamps, follow-me-home automatic lights and auto air conditioner, while the high grade version (4.0 V6 petrol) adds a power rear tailgate and a navigation system.

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Visually, the new Fortuner is more attractive than its predecessor, its enhanced good looks courtesy of being 15 mm wider and 90 mm longer than the previous version. Newly designed slim headlamps and a chrome beltline add a touch of class. The classy rear LEDs, likewise, enhance the rear view. The interior has also received a complete makeover. Soft touch materials are used in key contact areas around the dashboard and are complemented by metallic accents and wood grain details, although not every buyer will appreciate the chocolate brown covered areas. All of the models offer a third row of seats which can be folded away quite effortlessly, and if you really need a lot of luggage space, then even the middle row of seats can be tilted forward to increase the cargo area. Toyota’s engineers have succeeded in creating a cabin ambience with an emphasis on comfort as well as safety. All models have audio systems with four to six speakers and,

as one moves up the status scales, goodies such as 7” screens with DVD compatibility, Bluetooth connectivity, and steering wheel audio and telephone controls become part of the equation. The glovebox, which can cool or heat items, can hold two 500 ml bottles, and there are convenient shopping bag hooks on the front seatbacks of all of the models. Prospective buyers will take note of all these nice to haves, but the primary focus will still be on performance and fuel economy. Two newly developed diesel engines, the 2.4 and the 2.8, were a pleasant surprise, producing 110 kW and 400 Nm of torque, and 130 kW and 450 Nm respectively. The 2.8, in addition, can pull a 3-ton trailer effortlessly. The Fortuner’s petrol engine range includes a revised version of the 2.7-litre (122 kW/245 Nm), and the mighty 4-litre V6 (175 kW/376 Nm). Like its 2.8-litre cousin, the V6 will deal effortlessly with a 3-ton trailer. Road-holding has been improved


quite significantly, thanks to a 4-link rear suspension and redesigned coil springs. Despite strong gusts of wind during the launch drive in the Klipbokkop area near Worcester, the Fortuner managed to cope extremely well, remaining stable while still being a big and rather upright vehicle. Only the offset angle of the steering gave an indication that the vehicle was coping well as it fought the wind. My overall impression is that not only did Toyota come up with a winner yet again, but that they’ve managed to price their eight model lineup – six diesels and two petrol – at a level where their main rivals (Ford’s new Everest and Mitsubishi’s rugged PajeroSport) will struggle to do the same. With prices ranging from R436,400 for the 2.4 manual to R633,400 for the 4-litre V6 automatic, Toyota has indicated its aggressive pricing intent to, once again, dominate this segment, and they will use their three-year/100,000 km warranty and five-year/90,000 km service plan in their quest to sell at least 1,000 units per month. This, as far as I’m concerned, is easily achievable, given the inherent quality and superb specs of the new Fortuner.

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SOLD! Factors That Influence Your Selling Price

Selling a home sounds easy, right? All one has to do is find a reputable estate agent, establish a selling price, put up a “for sale” sign outside your home, make sure it’s advertised online, and wait for an interested buyer. But what are some of the factors that guide how a selling price is determined to ensure that it will sell quickly?

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While you can generally find bits and pieces of information online, it is difficult to merely set a selling price based on what one reads. You also need to take note of the following important aspects. Back in the Day Looking at the sale prices of properties in a suburb over the past six months or a year will give you insight into how the area is performing in terms of the number of properties sold. It will also give an indication of what interested buyers were willing to pay for property in that particular suburb. Another consideration estate agents take into account, is how long other properties were on the market before being sold, and whether they sold for the initial asking price or for a negotiated price. Agents look at a comparative market analysis (CMA) as well as Deeds Office reports as tools for accurately determining a property’s value. These property reports are made up of a compilation of statistics and information, including the property size and past average selling prices of the home and similar properties around it. This gives the agent the ability to compare apples with apples. Who’s New in the Zoo? While there are other dynamics that impact the property market and eventually the suburb trends, such as rising interest

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rates or the ability of potential buyers to qualify for a home loan in tougher times, there are some local area factors which influence the buying and selling of property in a particular suburb. These include the construction of new roads, basic amenities such as shopping malls and petrol stations, and the opening of new schools or wellknown businesses. Generally, the prices of properties in a developed or developing area will be higher than those in a less developed area. The Family Next Door… The value of a property is not only determined by the area in which it is situated, but also has a lot to do with its immediate neighbouring properties. While the home down the road that appears similar to your home might have sold for much more than your home has been valued at, the influence on your property price could be significantly impacted by your neighbour’s run-down driveway or neglected backyard. One should also not forget other factors that matter to buyers, such as the condition of the property on the inside, added security features or modern finishes and fixtures, which also set one property apart from another. It is sometimes unfortunate that your neighbour’s property also determines the value of your home and ultimately the price you should be asking.

So High They Can’t Get By Overpricing a property is likely to scare off potential homebuyers, while pricing below market value could leave them feeling sceptical. Although the seller may think overpricing gives them the advantage of lowering the price should the property not sell fast enough, it could also result in it “sticking” on the market longer than anticipated. This might well leave potential buyers suspicious of the state of the property and the reasons for it being on the market for such a long time. Ask the Professionals Estate agents are trained and have years of experience in property buying and selling. To set the right selling price on your property takes professional area knowledge, a good grasp of suburb trends, some savvy market facts, and the best marketing techniques to sell a property. For a better understanding of your suburb’s property statistics, the latest average selling prices, how many properties are in your suburb, and the age demographics of homeowners, have a look at Property24’s suburb trends and statistics. Are you planning on selling your home soon? For more selling advice, visit www.property24.com.


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Flight Attendant Length of Service: Six years Tell us more about yourself: I have just launched my own recipe book called Le-Stoof. From time to time, I cook on television and appear in several magazines in their food sections. I am a qualified health and skin care and spa therapist, as well as a barber, international men’s grooming specialist, fashion stylist and personal stylist. When I am not flying, I offer these services in my “one-man-spa” from home. What is your favourite part of your job? Making the passengers feel at home. When the passengers disembark, they often say: “You really made me feel like I was sitting in your lounge at home.” But besides looking after our passengers, I also love looking after the crew, and as a gourmet cook I often bring them homemade food, served in style, when they least expect it. I love to bless others and make life a better place for all. What do you find most challenging about what you do? Being on the foreground of the service industry, I find it very challenging to stay calm when I myself do not receive good and friendly service from other businesses in or outside of the industry. I often say: “If I, as a flight attendant, can make a plan at 30,000 ft in the sky with minimal resources, what is your excuse working on the ground with all the resources available at your fingertips?” I expect a high level of service, integrity and accountability at all times. Why do you like working for SA Express? I like the intimacy of a tight knit working environment and the irregular hours that allow me the space to also pursue all of my other passions in life. Most of all, I enjoy that our customers are regular flyers. We get to know each other by name and I like hearing them say things like: “Freddie, I’ve missed seeing you on my flights.” It is so much more personal than bigger airlines. Most of our regular passengers become family. What would people find surprising about your job? The fact that I can do more than just serve you tea and coffee, but am trained to evacuate the equivalent of 300 passengers in just under 70 seconds. I was also trained the old school way, before I joined SA Express, to look for wiring on bombs, deliver babies, and operate heart machines! Have you ever had any funny incidents onboard? Oh yes, a passenger once pointed at a mini chocolate Swiss roll and asked me if it was sushi!

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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

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

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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

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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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.


From the largest man made forest to the biggest coal export facility in the world. With several flights a day every weekday and on the weekend between Johannesburg and Richards Bay, when you fly is up to you. SA Express is about convenience, reliability and a personal quality of service because that is what business professionals expect. Fly in, do the deal and fly out. Simply, quickly and cost eectively with SA Express – because we fly for you.

Visit www.flyexpress.aero for domestic flights to Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, East London, Kimberley, Hoedspruit, George, Johannesburg, Mahikeng, Pilanesberg, Richards Bay, Cape Town, Durban and regional flights to Lubumbashi, Gaborone, Walvis Bay, Lusaka and Harare.


Flight schedule Johannesburg - Pilanesberg Flt No SA 1131

Dep 12:30

Arr 13:05

A/C CR2

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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 06:15 08:00 11:20 13:50 14:55 16:45 17:55 18:30

Arr 07:15 09:05 12:25 14:55 16:00 17:45 19:00 19:35

A/C DH4 DH4 DH4 DH4 CR7 CR7 DH4 DH4

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Johannesburg - East London Flt SA SA SA

No 1403 1409 1411

Dep 07:15 17:30 18:40

Arr 08:45 19:00 20:10

A/C CR8 CR2 CR8

M

Johannesburg - George Flt SA sa SA SA

No 1501 1503 1505 1509

Dep 06:50 08:20 11:30 15:50

Arr 08:45 10:15 13:25 17:40

A/C CR7 cr2 cr2 CR7

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Dep 10:15 12:15

Arr 11:20 13:20

A/C DH4 DH4

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Johannesburg - Kimberley Flt SA SA SA SA sa SA

No 1101 1103 1105 1107 1111 1113

Dep 06:00 09:20 13:10 14:25 16:45 17:20

Arr 07:05 10:25 14:15 15:30 17:45 18:25

A/C dh4 DH4 CR2 DH4 cr2 CR7

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Johannesburg - Port Elizabeth Flt SA SA SA

No 1459 1457 1457

Dep 17:30 17:30 17:50

Arr 19:10 19:30 19:35

A/C cr8 DH4 cr7

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Johannesburg - mahikeng Flt sa SA sa SA

No 1121 1123 1125 1127

Dep 06:50 07:10 14:55 16:30

Arr 07:35 07:50 15:40 17:15

A/C CR2 cr2 cr2 cr2

M

Flt sa sa

No 1132 1132

Dep 10:45 13:40

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

No 1024 1002 1004 1006 1012 1014 1018 1022

Dep 06:20 07:40 09:35 12:55 15:25 16:30 18:20 19:30

Arr 07:25 08:40 10:40 14:00 16:30 17:35 19:20 20:30

A/C DH4 DH4 CR2 DH4 DH4 CR7 CR7 DH4

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East London - Johannesburg Flt SA SA SA

No 1412 1404 1410

Dep 06:45 09:15 19:40

Flt SA SA sa sa SA

No 1502 1504 1504 1504 1510

Dep 09:20 10:50 10:50 11:05 18:10

Arr 08:25 10:45 21:10

A/C CR7 CR7 CR2

M

Arr 11:10 12:40 13:00 13:15 19:50

A/C CR7 CR2 dh4 dh4 CR7

M

Flt SA SA

No 1226 1228

Dep 12:00 13:55

Arr 13:00 14:55

A/C DH4 DH4

M

No 1102 1102 1104 1106 1108 1112 1114

Dep 08:00 08:15 11:20 15:05 16:20 18:50 19:05

Arr 09:05 09:20 12:25 16:10 17:25 19:50 20:10

A/C dh4 dh4 DH4 CR2 DH4 cr2 CR7

M

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Kimberley - Johannesburg Flt SA sa SA SA SA sa SA

T

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Hoedspruit - Johannesburg

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Port Elizabeth - Johannesburg Flt SA SA SA

No 1460 1460 1458

Dep 06:10 06:20 20:00

Arr 08:00 08:00 21:40

A/C DH4 CR8 CR7

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mahikeng - Johannesburg Flt SA sa sa SA

No 1122 1124 1126 1128

Dep 08:00 08:45 16:10 17:50

*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 11:20 14:15

George - Johannesburg

Johannesburg - Hoedspruit Flt No SA 1225 SA 1227

pilanesberg - Johannesburg

Arr 08:45 09:30 16:50 18:30

A/C cr2 cr2 cr2 cr2

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Johannesburg - Richards bay Flt SA SA SA SA

No 1201 1203 1207 1213

Dep 06:10 08:30 13:15 16:55

Arr 07:25 09:45 14:30 18:10

A/C DH4 DH4 DH4 DH4

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Johannesburg - walvis bay Flt sa SA sa

No 1703 1701 1705

Dep 07:20 11:55 13:30

Arr 09:45 14:10 15:55

A/C cr2 CR7 cr2

M

pilanesberg - mahikeng Flt No SA 1125

Dep 17:50

Arr 18:25

A/C cr2

M

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

No 1761 1761 1761 1763 1765 1767 1775 1775 1783 1779 1779

Dep 05:55 06:20 06:55 07:55 09:55 11:55 13:30 14:30 15:45 18:10 18:45

Arr 06:50 07:15 07:50 08:50 10:50 12:45 14:25 15:25 16:40 19:05 19:40

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

M

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Dep 09:20 13:10

Arr 11:45 15:55

A/C CR7 cr2

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CAPE TOWN - bloemfontein Flt SA SA sa SA SA SA

No 1081 1083 1087 1087 1091 1091

Dep 06:00 08:00 12:00 13:20 16:55 16:55

Arr 07:30 09:30 13:45 14:50 18:20 18:40

A/C CR2 CR2 cr2 DH4 DH4 CR2

M

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

No 1361 1363 1363 1371 1371 1371 1373 1375

Dep 05:55 07:00 08:00 11:00 12:25 13:05 16:25 17:20

Arr 07:20 08:25 09:25 12:45 13:50 14:30 17:55 18:45

A/C CR2 CR2 CR2 dh4 cr2 CR2 cr2 CR2

M

Cape Town - Pilanesberg Flt No SA 1255

Dep 11:30

Arr 13:40

A/C CR2

M

Flt sa SA SA SA SA

No 1202 1202 1204 1208 1214

Dep 07:20 08:05 10:30 15:05 18:40

Arr 08:35 09:20 11:45 16:20 20:00

A/C dh4 DH4 DH4 DH4 DH4

M

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walvis bay - Johannesburg Flt SA sa sa

No 1704 1702 1706

Dep 10:15 14:45 16:30

Arr 12:30 16:55 18:45

A/C CR2 cr8 cr2

M

T

mahikeng - pilanesberg Flt sa SA

No 1121 1223

Dep 07:30 08:20

Arr 08:05 08:55

A/C cr2 cr2

M

Flt sa sa SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA sa

No 1762 1762 1762 1764 1766 1768 1776 1776 1784 1780 1780

Dep 07:30 07:40 08:30 09:20 11:25 13:20 14:55 16:05 17:15 19:45 20:10

Arr 08:25 08:35 09:25 10:15 12:20 14:15 15:45 17:00 18:10 20:40 21:05

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

M

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S

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S

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Gaborone - Johannesburg

Johannesburg - Lubumbashi Flt No SA 1797 sa 1795

Richards bay - Johannesburg

T

W

W

No 1798 1798 1796

Dep 12:30 12:50 16:30

Arr 15:00 15:20 19:15

A/C CR8 cr8 cr2

M

No 1082 1084 1088 1088 1092 1092

Dep 08:15 10:30 14:15 15:30 19:00 19:25

Arr 10:00 12:15 16:00 17:15 20:45 21:25

A/C CR2 CR2 cr2 DH4 CR2 CR2

M

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

No 1362 1364 1364 1372 1372 1372 1374 1376

Dep 08:00 09:00 10:00 13:25 14:20 15:10 18:30 19:50

Arr 09:40 10:40 11:40 15:25 16:00 16:50 20:10 21:30

A/C CR2 CR2 CR2 dh4 cr2 CR2 CR2 CR2

M

Pilanesberg - cape town Flt SA

No 1254

Dep 14:10

Arr 16:30

A/C CR2

M

S

S

F

S

S

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bloemfontein - CAPE TOWN Flt SA SA SA SA SA SA

F

T

Lubumbashi - Johannesburg Flt SA sa sa

T

*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 SA 1241

Dep 09:10 10:10

Arr 12:30 12:50

A/C dh4 CR2

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A/C CR2 CR2 CR2 CR2

M

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A/C CR2

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A/C CR2 CR2

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

No 1801 1803 1803 1807 1807 1813 1819 1821 1821 1823

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

Arr 07:30 08:15 08:40 11:40 11:55 15:50 16:30 17:30 17:40 20:00

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

M

Cape Town - Walvis Bay Flt No SA 1721

Dep 11:15

Arr 13:25

A/C CR2

durban - East London Flt SA SA SA

No 1301 1305 1309

Dep 06:00 12:00 16:50

Arr 07:05 13:05 17:55

A/C CR2 CR2 CR2

durban - Port Elizabeth Flt SA SA SA SA SA

No 1330 1334 1336 1340 1348

Dep 06:00 09:15 09:50 13:35 17:40

Arr 07:20 10:35 11:10 14:55 19:00

A/C CR2 CR2 CR2 CR2 CR2

durban - CAPE TOWN Flt SA SA SA SA

No 1850 1854 1854 1858

Dep 06:10 12:00 15:00 15:35

Arr 08:25 14:15 17:15 17:50

durban - lusaka Flt No SA 1601

Dep 10:10

Arr 12:45

durban - Harare Flt No SA 1603 SA 1611

Dep 09:10 10:20

Arr 11:35 12:45

Hoedspruit - Cape Town Flt sa SA

No 1242 1242

Dep 13:10 13:20

A/C dh4 CR2

M

T

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

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

Dep 07:00 08:00 09:10 09:20 12:10 12:40 16:20 17:00 18:00 18:10 20:30

Arr 08:40 09:40 10:35 10:40 13:50 14:00 18:00 18:40 19:40 19:30 22:10

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

Flt SA

No 1722

Dep 14:00

Arr 16:00

No 1302 1306 1310

Dep 07:35 13:35 18:25

Arr 08:35 14:35 19:25

No 1331 1335 1337 1341 1349

Dep 07:50 11:05 11:45 15:35 19:55

Arr 09:05 12:20 13:00 16:50 21:10

No 1851 1855 1855 1859

Dep 09:05 15:00 17:45 18:15

Arr 11:05 17:15 19:45 20:15

lusaka - durban Flt SA

No 1604

Dep 13:40

Arr 16:30

Harare - durban Flt SA SA

No 1612 1604

Dep 13:25 15:15

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

Arr 15:50 17:40

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A/C CR2 CR2 CR2 CR2

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CAPE TOWN - DURBAN Flt SA SA SA SA

F

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Port Elizabeth - DURBAN Flt SA SA sa SA SA

T

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East London - DURBAN Flt SA SA SA

W

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walvis Bay - Cape Town

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

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Arr 16:20 15:55


Passenger Letters Good Day I recently flew from Durban to Port Elizabeth on flight SA1336. The cabin attendants’ service was excellent, professional and friendly. There were a number of German tourists on the flight and one of the cabin attendants was absolutely outstanding. She interacted with these foreign guests by welcoming them to South Africa, enquiring if they were enjoying their visit, and suggesting that they encourage their families and friends to also pay South Africa a visit. This lady was a true ambassador for your airline and our country. I returned to Durban a few days later and, lo and behold, who was one of the cabin attendants? The SA Express ambassador! This time I made sure I got her name, so please convey my appreciation to Gwen for her pleasant demeanour. Often it is easy, and sometimes necessary, to criticise, but I think it is equally important to give praise where it is due. Kind regards Joe Congratulations to Joe, who wrote our winning letter this month, and walks away with American Tourister’s Bon Air 55 cm spinner valued at R1,999.

Dear Sir/Madam, We had the privilege of flying with you recently, and I would just like to compliment the company on all of the excellent cabin attendants who were working on that flight. They really did their best to accommodate everybody’s needs concerning seating arrangements. Marike Bredenhann helped my wife and myself, and as I have a lot of pain due to an illness, I asked her if she could arrange for us to sit together. She immediately started to see what she could to help us. She then asked a lady if she would move one seat forward so that we could sit next to one another, which she did, and we were very thankful to her for giving up her seat. However, she then started complaining to Marike and saying she was going to report her. I would like to reaffirm that Marike handled the situation extremely well, even though she was badly and unfairly treated and not once even raised her voice. You can be very proud of your staff. Regards Dennis Jones

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 June edition of Indwe will receive an American Tourister San Francisco 55 cm spinner, valued at R1,399. With American Tourister, you can have stylish, high quality luggage without dipping into your spending money. With its own distinctive design DNA and a young, casual look, the American Tourister San Francisco range of suitcases comes in black, blue, red, aqua, pink and orange. Ultra practical, value-added features include a large, U-shaped front pocket, a comfortable, integrated top handle, a stitched bumper for base protection, and lockable zippers on the main compartment and front pocket. The American Tourister San Francisco range is available from top luggage outlets. To locate a stockist, call +27 31 266 0620 or follow @AmTouristerSA.

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