Antoinette Nicolaou, wrote: “Hey Michael, as a South African, your South African accent is way off boet! Love your comedy though!!” And when Kiefer Larsen said: “Maybe that’s how we really do sound to the rest of the world”, Antoinette said “Wow…I really hope not!!”
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The couple posted the pics on Facebook to share the holiday with all their friends but never expected the post to go viral!
"We had such an amazing time together ... I will be grateful in my heart forever more that we got to experience the sea for the first time with them".
Check out their awesome holiday photos!
By Brent Lindeque
The following are considered high medical risk African countries:
The following are considered medium medical risk African countries:
South African is the only African country considered to be low medical risk.
To download the map, click HERE
By International SOS + TNW
Over three days, exhibitors will network with more than 50 000 travel professionals, industry leaders, owners of tourism products and services, journalists, digital influencers and tourism officials.
SAT’s UK team hosted selected international buyers at a special function the day before the show opened, which SAT thought would also encourage others to visit the South African pavilion.
Minister Xasa will be taking part in various discussions around responsible tourism locally and globally, while another focus area will be the #Madiba100 celebrations planned for SA and the UK next year, to coincide with the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth.
The UK remains SA’s largest source market for international tourists outside Africa, with almost 450 000 Britons travelling to SA in 2016, 10% more than in 2015, according to SAT. The latest’s statistics show that 9,5% more Europeans travelled to SA in the first eight months of 2017 compared to the same period last year.
“Creating jobs and contributing to the reduction of unemployment remains one of South Africa’s most urgent priorities in order to contribute to economic growth. Inclusive economic growth can only be achieved by creating a fertile environment in which tourism can take root and flourish. This includes giving small businesses and previously disadvantaged tourism players the opportunity to enter the industry, access the market and add to the diversity of our country’s tourism offering, further making us a more attractive and unique destination,” Ntshona adds.
SA Tourism Update
Tebogo Umanah of the Tourism Business Council of South Africa, discussed the Tourism Safety Initiative, which aims to offer a better understanding crime affecting tourism, alerting stakeholders to issues and providing a forum to discuss and solve crime issues that arise.
CEO of SA Tourism, Sisa Ntshona, said the crime issue was being discussed in a number of forums and the protection of tourists to South Africa was an absolute priority to ensure protection of tourists, a strong brand South Africa and that tourist numbers were not negatively affected.
By Anton Marsh
More than 200 South African volunteers from across the country were involved in the 12-month project, mapping out the various parts of SA.
“The hundreds of volunteers who helped along the way proved to be truly passionate about showing the best of South Africa through their participation in the loan programme, “says Magdalena Filak, Programme Manager for Google.
Drive South Africa, Google’s ground partner coordinated the collection of all imagery and volunteers. “For the first time, travellers and wildlife lovers from across the globe can explore the full spectrum of South Africa’s diverse wilderness areas on Google Maps and Street View,” said Andre Van Kets, Founder of Drive South Africa.
Additionally, seven of South Africa’s eight Unesco World Heritage Sites are also available on Street View; users can see Mapungubwe Hill, the Richtersveld, Drakensberg Mountains, and iSimangaliso Wetland Park.
The outbreak this year is a bigger threat than previous years as it has taken on pneumonic form (it is airborne and can be spread by sneezing and coughing).
Dr Ashok Chopra, a professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Texas, told The Sun Online that it was possible for the deadly plague to move further into the region given the regular flights going in and out of the country. He said it spread very rapidly and was fatal without immediate treatment.
Christine South, head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies emergency operations, said the organisation had engaged in preparedness support to some of the neighbouring countries.
According to the World Health Organisation, the risk of regional spread was moderate. South added that she believed the plague outbreak may now be stabilising, but medical staff would have a clearer understanding of this over the next few days.
A spokesperson from Travelsafe Clinic reported, that anyone who had travelled to Madagascar and believed they were experiencing symptoms, should seek treatment immediately. “The plague has a very short incubation period and affected people need to be treated and isolated immediately.” Symptoms include sudden fevers, head and body aches, vomiting and nausea.
At present (27 Oct 2017), a travel ban has not been enacted.
Credit Wikipedia, TNW & Cathy Allen
While they might be spot on when they say "let the arguing begin” - because we have to admit the Irish accent is pretty sexy in its own right - if the results of this survey are to be believed - then that local meisie in the Wimpy ad from way back with the heavy Afrikaans accent saying "I lurve it when you talk foreigner" is most-likely the epitome of sexy to some people's ears.
A global favourite, to be sure to be sure.
The language of love.
V sexy, hey?
3. Northern Irish
Jamie Dornan. Enough said.
If only Dolmio day was every day.
1. South African
Afrikaans is the key to our hearts.
by Selene Brophy
The Riebeek Valley is a little piece of paradise, nestled on the slopes of the majestic and beautiful Kasteelberg Mountain. The rural atmosphere of this quaint valley, coupled with the beauty of the area, is the perfect getaway from city life, with the quirky & friendly locals adding an interesting flavour.
Various people post to this blog page.