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For the love of Felines

Maureen is a retired Cape Town resident that walks to the Company Gardens every afternoon at about 4pm to feed the feral cats who wonder around in the gardens. She has been assisting with feeding stray animals, specifically cats for well over 10 years. She has worked with the SPCA, Animal Anti Cruelty League and…
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XL Millennium “Tree of Joy” Easter initiative… the gift of giving

Headed by Jo-Anne Jenneker, XL Millennium front office manager, our “Tree of Joy” Easter initiative was a great success. Thanks to the generous children and parents of Pinelands Norths Primary School we collected just over 3000 Easter eggs. Our beneficiaries where  Bimbo Educare, Angels of Heaven Educare, Care bears Educare, Little Rascals, Teletubbies , Educare…
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Delta pilots free inflight WiFi

Delta is providing free inflight WiFi to customers on 55 domestic flights daily as part of a two-week pilot. The trial period, which started on May 13 in all cabins on selected short-, medium- and long-haul routes, allows customers to browse, email, shop, message and use social media. The test will not support video streaming.…
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Star Alliance reopens refurbished Paris lounge

The Star Alliance lounge at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport has reopened following a renovation of its design and facilities. The lounge spans 980 sqm and seats more than 220 guests. Travellers can look forward to an outdoor landscaped garden, quiet spaces for working on both levels of the lounge and an increase in the number…
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Polokwane flights – why the delays?

Airlink’s scheduled services to Polokwane are being disrupted when there is low cloud around the airport, due to the unavailability of the airport’s instrument landing system (ILS). An ILS is an essential ground-based landing aid used by pilots to accurately and safely guide aircraft to the runway during inclement weather and poor visibility. ILSs require…
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South Africa begins rolling out e-visas

Visitors from New Zealand will now be able to apply for, process and print their visas for South Africa at home. South Africa’s first ever e-visas was issued in New Zealand in April, the tourism department’s communications director, Blessing Manale, said. The e-visas were first announced by president Cyril Ramaphosa in his State of the Union…
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United Airlines to launch non-stop Cape Town Service

United Airlines intends to launch a new non-stop service between the US and Cape Town starting in December. The seasonal route will depart from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, New York, to Cape Town and will be operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner featuring 48 seats in United Polaris business class, 88 seats…
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World’s first 5G hotel in China

China’s InterContinental Shenzhen, Shenzhen Telecom and Huawei signed a strategic cooperation agreement to create the world’s first 5G smart hotel. By introducing the hotel industry’s first end-to-end 5G network with integrated terminals and cloud applications, the project will enable InterContinental Shenzhen to provide guests with the ultimate innovative luxury experience and open the door for…
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Travel requirements for minors travelling to and from South Africa: Update

2 April 2019: The Department of Home Affairs has issued its latest amendment on the requirements for travelling with children through South African ports of entry. The requirements for children travelling to or from the Republic of South Africa are aimed at giving effect to the Children’s Act, 2005. 1. APPLICATION OF THE REQUIREMENTS 1.1. The…
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XL Millennium recognises staff achievements at Annual Staff Conference

XL Millennium held their 7th Annual XL Millennium Staff Conference at Century City Conference Centre on 29-31 March 2019. The theme of this year’s conference was Head up, Hands on, Hearts in. The staff and management were treated to two full days of fun, food & facilitation. Whilst the aim of the conference was to…
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