Who is Cyril Ramaphosa? A profile of the new leader of the ANC

South Africa’s governing party, the African National Congress (ANC), has a new president – Cyril Ramaphosa. But who is he? Ramaphosa cuts a fitting figure to take over government, stabilise the economy, and secure the constitutional architecture that he helped create at the end of apartheid. But to expect more would be expecting too much. […]
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Discover the magic of spectacular Zermatt in the Swiss Alps

We feel the train engage the cogs as it rattles its way up the steep incline. Outside the wide windows, we pass rocky canyons, pine-covered mountain slopes and wildflower-covered meadows. My wife and I are comfortable and warm but outside the snowy white peaks are wrapped with cloud. The train crawls through tunnels and across […]
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Travelling? Here’s a list of visas you may need before you go

In order to ensure you can enter a country without any issues, here’s a breakdown of visas around the world which you may need at some point during your travels. Depending on where in the world you plan to travel, you may need a visa. If that isn’t complicated enough, the visa you require varies […]
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Nine reasons why a Table Mountain Cable Card is a must in Cape Town

You can dodge the tourist queues in summer, take up special offers at the top and even surprise a loved one with a magic green card that makes the iconic summit your own for a whole year. Avoid the pesky tourists Cape Town 101, right? From being decapitated by a huge, swinging camera lens to […]
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South Africa vs India, 1st Test Preview: Live stream, session times, team news

Date: Friday 5 January – Tuesday 9 January. Time: 10:30 (SAST) Venue: Newlands, Cape Town. Live Stream & TV: SuperSport 2 (South Africa), Sony Ten 1 & Sony Ten 3 (India), Sky Sports Main Event (UK). Overview India, the world’s number one Test team, are in town and ready to face South Africa. After months […]
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Off to Newlands for the cricket? We’ve got your seating guide here

Objectively speaking, Cape Town’s Newlands is the most beautiful cricket ground on Earth. Half-sporting paradise, half-essential tourist pilgrimage, the famous old stadium has captured imaginations worldwide… In fact, it’s the only cricket ground in the world where you’ll need to bring both a warm jacket and a barrel of sun cream. It gets hot here, […]
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Table Mountain can be deadlier than Mt. Everest

SANParks and the police are investigating the circumstances that led to the death of two climbers on Table Mountain on New Year’s Day. The group were climbing Arrow Final when they fell while abseiling. A dramatic rescue mission unfolding on Monday night with the cable car being used as rigging point to get rescue crews […]
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Tax on property, money and shares you inherit in the UK

This is because any Inheritance Tax (IHT) due should be paid out of the deceased’s estate before any cash or assets are distributed to the heirs. However, the recipient is liable to income tax on any profit earned after the inheritance, such as dividends from shares and to capital gains tax on the increase in […]
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