It’s an exciting day in Cape Town today, being the second New Year’s Day and proclaimed as a public holiday, the city showing its colourful side with two events.
The traditional Tweede Nuwe Jaar Cape Minstrel Carnival takes to the streets between Bo-Kaap and the Grand Parade this afternoon, with thousands of minstrels expected to participate in the procession. Continue reading →
*. Getting my cataracts removed and hence able to pass my driver’s license renewal
*. Getting my passport renewed, after a very long wait, having the freedom to travel this year
*. For buying a house, my passport to freedom from sharing a property with AirBnB renters, despite the noise disturbances having reduced vastly in the past few months and the first Trustee having sold her apartment…. two more to go… And for asserting Continue reading →
The Sweet Service Award goes to Wizardz in the Garden Centre, for its fantastic service when I went there today to have Biometric photographs taken for my German passport renewal. There was a very long queue, and I asked whether one had to stand in the same queue if one needed a photograph done. I and a gentleman were called out of the queue to have our photographs taken and processed. Then the same staff member made a photocopy of each document I have to take to the German Consulate for my passport renewal. A lovely friendly and quick service. Continue reading →
Today Comair was granted permission in the Johannesburg High Court that its airline company be placed under provisional liquidation, ending the flights of its kulula.com and local British Airways flights.
Comair did not have access to capital to fund its operation, being commercially insolvent. On 31 May the aircraft of the two airlines were grounded with immediate effect.
The two airline brands represented 40 % of the domestic airline market. Continue reading →
If it were the 1st of April one may have thought that it was an April Fool’s joke when it was reported that Ryanair is only allowing South Africans holding a South African passport to fly on their airline if the passengers achieve a 100% correct pass rate on 15 questions set in Afrikaans, and to be answered in Afrikaans!
Ryanair has confirmed that the test is not a hoax, the airline experiencing a high percentage of fake South African passports used by its passengers. The test is only available in Afrikaans, even if one is not an Afrikaans-speaking citizen of our country! Afrikaans is third in number of persons speaking Continue reading →
Cape Town Tourism and visitBerlin signed a cooperative tourism marketing agreement in Frankfurt yesterday, reports KapExpress.
Both cities have agreed to support each other in their city tourism marketing. This is planned to take place through exchanging knowledge, doing joint PR and Social Media campaigns, and to build joint media databases. A staff exchange scheme is also planned. Continue reading →
KLM Airlines will be operating daily flights between Amsterdam and Cape Town from 22 July.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of flying between the two cities, the airline will increase the flight frequency between the cities to ten per week from November, the airline has announced. Continue reading →