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South African National Parks (SANPARKS) is to host the 15th National Parks Week later in the year and the city of Johannesburg has launched a campaign to attract visitors back to the city as Covid 19 lockdown restrictions ease.
In today’s edition, the University of Johannesburg’s School of Tourism has hosted a webinar to explore how women can use technology to innovate and disrupt tourism. We find out what was said in the course of that webinar. And artists are called upon to share an intriguing 52” piece with a chance to have it exhibited on a billboard along the highway in Johannesburg, South Africa.
In this week’s edition of Gateway to Africa we drill into the MV Wakashio oil spill which poses an ecological and economic disaster for Mauritius. The oil spill began on the 25 of July and on 15 August the vessel broke into two threatening more spillage . We find out what happened, who is to blame and given the vastness of the Indian Ocean, why did MV Wakashio drift close to Mauritian waters when it was on its way to South America. Already the Mauritian government has been criticized for a slow and week response.
Encounters International South African Documentary Festival is showcasing some of the globe’s greatest award-winning documentaries, available virtually. We find out how and what the line-up looks like. And Africa50 unveils its finalists for the first Innovation Challenge which focused on sourcing solutions to help address last mile/ rural internet connectivity in Africa.
In this week’s edition of Gateway to Africa, the award-winning filmmaker and founder of the African Academy of Cinematic Arts, Frank Orji, has released a thought-provoking book titled No One Is Coming For You. We find out what it is about. And we find out how the Southern Africa Fraud Prevention Service is tackling fraud in the new digital economy.
In this week’s edition of Gateway to Africa, we find out how Kenya is preparing to open safari camps with strict health regulations to safeguard visitors from contracting Covid 19. And with inter-provincial travel still prohibited in South Africa, the annual Durban July will however continue, this time in a new format: the Durban Virtual Experience.
In this edition of Gateway to Africa Jackie Aylett talks to us about how ecstatic she is for being nominated for 2020 Women Entrepreneurs in Africa Awards and providing connection for the international AIDS conference. And the chairperson of Mobax Group talks to us about the Gig economy amidst the coronavirus pandemic – an economy that thrives through technology.
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