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#AfricaMonth: Entering Africa and staying there

We wanted to know more about operating in Africa and who better to ask than the vice-president and regional director for Africa and Indian Ocean operations for Starwood Hotels & Resorts...

By Cari Van Wyk 18 May 2016

Newmark plans expansion into Africa

Newmark hotels aim to grow its footprint on the African content and a key strategic intervention for group's expansion is the establishment of...

17 May 2016

16 reasons why you should see the Great Migration in 2016

Known as one of the seven wonders of the world, the annual great wildebeest migration in Kenya and Tanzania is truly nature's greatest spectacle...

By Jarred Manasse 4 May 2016

Explore the top 10 most sophisticated African cities

The continent's social, economic and cultural growth have created a buzz as one of the most promising continents in the world. More sophisticated cities will emerge...

14 Apr 2016

Africa's most endangered heritage sites

The alluring African continent is host to some of the best UNESCO Heritage Sites. Not only is it the cradle of mankind, but it boasts...

4 Apr 2016

Off the grid on a new private island

A new private tropical island will be opening its doors in April 2016. Thanda Island is the beach residence of Swedish entrepreneur and philanthropist couple Christin and Dan Olofsson...

5 Feb 2016

Sun International sells some African assets

Sun International says it will sell a portion of its interests in its African assets to a foreign subsidiary of Thailand-listed Minor International Public Co (Mint) for R664m.

19 Aug 2014

Grand Parade ups its stake in Mac Brothers

Grand Parade, the company responsible for bringing Burger King to SA‚ said it bought a further 32.9% stake in Mac Brothers for R42,79 million‚ to achieve cost efficiencies and gain greater access to the African markets.

20 May 2014

Ocean Basket eyes growth in foreign markets

Ocean Basket, the seafood restaurant famous for serving meals in frying pans, has aggressive plans to expand globally over the next three years.

By Zeenat Moorad 29 Jan 2014

Marriott clinches deal to buy biggest African hotel chain

US hotel giant Marriott announced it had finalised a deal to buy the Protea group, Africa's largest hotel chain, for US$186m.

23 Jan 2014

Famous Brands half-year earnings up 20% to 180c

Fast food group Famous Brands reported a 20% increase in headline earnings per share to 180c for the six months to August.

29 Oct 2013

Waiving of visa requirements to Tanzania

South Africans travelling to Tanzania on holiday or business no longer require visas - and vice-versa. This significant move for co-operation between the two countries results from a bilateral country-to-country discussions and agreements.

25 Oct 2013

Tanzanian safaris in style with SkySafari

SkySafari, by Elewana, is an all-inclusive package, which is a blend of game-viewing opportunities, luxuriant accommodations, intimate dining choices and tailor-made experiences. SkySafari is all about ensuring exemplary and unfettered access to the wildlife spectacular that is Africa during each stage of the journey.

3 Oct 2013

Quick meals for Africa

In SA, Famous Brands produces 265,000 cups of specially blended coffee a day. With 2,175 restaurants, the company, whose brands include Wimpy, Steers and Mugg & Bean, also makes 77m ice-cream cones a year. It's the big daddy of SA franchising, with a R9,7bn market capitalisation, and it wants to repeat its local success in the rest of Africa.

By Zeenat Moorad 16 Sep 2013

Spur's earnings up 22.4% to 156.64c

Spur Corporation has reported a 22.4% rise in diluted headline earnings per share to 156.64c, up from 127.95c a year ago, for the year to June‚

13 Sep 2013

Nairobi chaos after airport gutted

NAIROBI, KENYA: A devastating fire shut down Nairobi's international airport on Wednesday (7 August) in a major crisis that forced scores of flights at east Africa's biggest transport hub to be cancelled or diverted.

8 Aug 2013

30 new flights a week from Mango

Low-cost airline Mango's capacity will increase as it adds 30 weekly flights to its schedule after taking delivery of two new Boeing 737-800 aircraft in August.

9 Jul 2013

Franchise sales up 16.8% for Famous Brands

Famous Brands has reported that its franchise sales increased 16.8% in the March to May quarter with a 16% improvement in South Africa and a 27.2% improvement in the rest of Africa region.

19 Jun 2013

Tourism growth outlook looks strong

Auditing firm PwC on Thursday (13 June) projected total room revenue in SA would grow at a compound annual rate of 9.2% between now and 2017 after overall spending on rooms in all categories rose by 13.4% in 2012 to R15.2bn‚ reflecting an increase in stay-unit nights and a 5.3% rise in the average room rate.

By Helmo Preuss 14 Jun 2013

Hotels moving in on Africa's potential

With limited opportunities for expansion in SA, a slew of hospitality companies are eyeing the rest of the continent, for future growth as there is an under-supply of quality hotels and upbeat economic prospects.

By Zeenat Moorad 10 Jun 2013

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