* It’s the start of Tourism Month, and Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom has advised South Africans to visit the sites that pay homage to the late Nelson Mandela at the launch of the month long focus on tourism, culminating in World Tourism Day on 27 September. The theme this month is ‘Tourism Transforming Lives’. Domestic Tourism is an important focus for our country, especially given the decrease in international tourists which can be expected due to the new Immigration Regulations. A target of 18 million domestic tourists has been set for 2020. The theme of World Tourism Day is ‘Tourism and Development in the Community’.
* Coca Cola has won Grand Prix Awards for Overall Favourite Brand as well as Community Upliftment at the Sunday Times Top Brands Awards, as well as Favourite Soft-Drink Award. Eskom received the ‘Green’ Grand Prix for preserving the environment, and Shoprite was named the top Grocery Store Award. Other winning brands are Nokia, Tastic, KOO, Nike, KFC, and Ricoffy.