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21 November 2007Mozambique woos tourists

Mozambique plans to draw tourists back to its national parks by encouraging international hotel chains to provide luxury accommodation and so end the image of the existing tourism facilities as being

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21 November 2007'Wild women' will keep the peace

READY for jobs in the wild, 87 young women from nine Southern African countries have just graduated from the SA College for Tourism in Graaft-Reinet.They have undergone intensive training in environme

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12 November 2007Wildlife restocking programme

The first step toward establishing the Malawi/Zambia Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA) was taken by the respective Ministers of the Environment on 13 August 2004, when they signed a Memorandum of

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31 October 2007Ancient rulers' remains to return to royal graves

THE Mapungubwe people will be officially recognised tomorrow as descendants of the iron-smelting warriors and gold merchants who lived near modern-day Musina over 1000 years ago.A ceremony will be hel

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30 October 2007Massive Swazi/Jozini resort

CONSTRUCTION on arguably the largest tourism resort and property development yet in the small landlocked kingdom of Swaziland began last week, with KwaZulu-Natal developer - the eLan Group - driving t

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12 October 2007Opening borders to ease cross-border tourism

MEDIA RELEASE12 OCTOBER 2007OPENING BORDERS TO EASE CROSS-BORDER TOURISM AND STRENGTHEN REGIONAL COOPERATIONPresidents Festus Mogae of Botswana, Hifikepunye Pohamba of Namibia and Thabo Mbeki of South

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21 September 2007New tourism route launched

LADYBRAND. - A new Maloti-Drakensberg tourism route was launched at Giant's Castle in the drakensberg on Tuesday. The route links the Sehlabathebe National Park in Lesotho and the Ukhahlamba Drakensbe

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4 September 2007France funds rehabilitation of Limpopo national Park

The French Development Agency will fund restoration and "biodiversity and ecosystem" protection projects in the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique.The newspaper Noticias reported that AFD has pledged

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13 August 2007Winning the battle against poverty and unemployment

AMON Sithole, works for the Wildlands Conservation Trust (the fund-raising arm of Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife). He is the project leader at Usuthu Gorge.Describing the area as poor with no hope of upliftmen

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12 August 2007Park gives power to the people

It's been dubbed conservation without borders - linking South Africa`s conservation areas with those in adjoining countries. Myrtle Ryan looks at some of the spin-offs of the Lubombo Transfrontier Con

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