Tanzania

Fact File Population: 45 million Time zone: GMT+3 Plugs: Three-prong square Dialling code: +255 Currency: Tanzanian shilling - $1=1606TZS Language: English, Swahili, Kiswahili Background The economy is mostly based on agriculture, which...

A New Dawn

After more than 30 years of Mugabe rule, Zimbabwe has a new president and the hopes of a more prosperous future, but the

Mali

Fact File Capital: Bamako Population: 16,678,000 Time zone: GMT 0 Plugs: Two pin round Dialling code: +223 Currency:CFA franc. Exchange rate: $1 = 499.888 XOF Language: French Visas Citizens of the following countries do...

Madagascar

Fact File Capital: Antananarivo Population: 21,852,000 Time zone: UCT +3 Plugs: Two pin round Dialling code: +261 Currency: Malagasy ariary. Exchange rate: $1 = 2,209.99 MGA Language: French, Malagasy Visas Visas are required by...

Botswana

Fact File Population: 2,096,000 Time zone: GMT+2 Plugs: M-Plug, G-Plug, Europlug Dialling code: +267 Currency: Pula (BWP) Language: English, Setswana Background Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name...

Interesting journey

The Maslow Time Square hotel in Menlyn Maine, Pretoria has just celebrated its first birthday, and whilst the complex as a whole has been in operation for longer, it was a good time to check in with resort General Manager, Brett Hoppé, to get a better sense of

Fit for purpose

South Africa now has 5,201 graded establishments – totaling 124,268 rooms – across the TGCSA’s three main categories of ‘Hotel’, ‘Non-Hotel Accommodation’, and ‘Venues’. That’s...

Lesotho

Lesotho is a landlocked country and enclave, completely surrounded by South Africa. It is just over 30,000 square kilometres in size and has a...

Burundi

Fact File Capital: Bujumbara Population: 9,023,000 Time zone: GMT +2 Plugs: Two pin round Dialling code: +257 Currency: Burundi franc. Exchange rate: $1 = 1,539.98 BIF Language: Kirundi, French Visa Nationals from the Democratic Republic...

Welcome to Kenya

It’s not only popes and presidents who visited Nairobi in 2015 – growth in trade and industry is bringing in business travellers too, reports Business Traveller UK’s Jenny Southan.

Burkina Faso

Fact File Capital: Ouagadougou Population: 17,338,000 Time zone: GMT 0 Plugs: Two pin round Dialling code: +226 Currency: CFA Franc. Exchange rate: $1 = 499.888 XOF Language: French Visas Citizens of the following countries do...

Virgin Atlantic achieves world first in fuel space

Virgin Atlantic believes the aviation industry has taken a landmark step towards making commercially-viable sustainable aviation fuel a reality, thanks to the airline’s world...