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2011-07-07 15:13:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Airways Vacations® (SAAV) announced a Two-For-One Cape Town package deal that includes round-trip flights on Africa's most awarded airline, luxury accommodations, breakfast and tours for two in the Mother City for just $3,250*(plus taxes and fees) for both travelers. This package price is based on two people traveling, must be purchased by July 15th, and is valid for travel between Sept. 13th-30th. To...

2011-06-09 10:00:00

NEW YORK, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One year after hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup, South Africa continues to celebrate the lasting legacy of one of the most successful World Cup events in history. This television triumph captivated global audiences and attracted thousands of visitors worldwide, propelling South Africa as a leading sporting country and a highly attractive travel destination. South Africa has since garnered countless travel awards and set tourism records, helping to...

2011-05-25 10:43:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Airways Vacations® (SAAV) has announced an offer that is majestic in scale: a 3rd night on safari free* with the purchase of its 9-day $2,799* (plus taxes and fees) Majestic Cape Town and Kruger package. The package must be booked by June 15th in order to qualify for the free night. Along with international and African domestic flights on South African Airways, Africa's most awarded airline, the Majestic...

2011-05-25 07:20:00

CHICHESTER, England, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chichester businessman Robert Langmead has braved the high winds and heat of South Africa's Cape Argus cycle race to raise more than GBP5,000 for terminally ill children. Mr Langmead, 42, Managing Director of Sussex property business Kingsbridge Estates, flew 6,000 miles to complete the 2011 Cape Argus Cycle Tour around the mountainous coastline near Cape Town. He took part in the gruelling 110 km race to raise money for...

2011-03-08 13:45:00

NEW YORK, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The newest Bachelor, Brad Womack, may yet find his true love in SOUTH AFRICA, the extraordinary, beguiling, life-changing destination where everything is possible. The series finale will be set in and around Cape Town, the beautiful Mother City. Brad's last two Bachelorettes will be hosted by One&Only Cape Town, South Africa's premiere urban luxury resort, at its spectacular location in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with stunning views...

2010-12-10 09:00:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in their lives, hundreds of Tanzanian school children living in the country's remote northern region will be going home with photographs of themselves when the South African-based Memory Foundation visits the region next year. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/kef/47545/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101210/MM10820 ) The Memory...

2010-12-10 00:00:59

Tour de Jambo Africa makes it easy to capture the top scenic and adventurous highlights of East and Southern Africa. The 56 day tour features stays at one of the world's most beautiful destinations, including Cape Town, the tropical white sandy beaches of the spice island Zanzibar, and Victoria Falls. (Vocus/PRWEB) December 08, 2010 Tour de Jambo Africa makes it easy to capture the top scenic and adventurous highlights of East and Southern Africa. The 56 day tour features stays at one of...

2010-11-20 17:03:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from Velux at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=da7f6575-378b-4577-a86d-3488b8e5916c# Solo sailor Derek Hatfield and his 60ft yacht Active House has arrived in Cape Town. Derek is the third skipper to cross the finish line in the VELUX 5 OCEANS first leg, having left La Rochelle, France on October 17. The VELUX 5 OCEANS is a solo, round-the-world yacht race, comprising five ocean sprints. From...

2010-11-16 10:45:00

PORTAGE, Mich., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Manatron, Inc., a global leader in providing integrated property tax and records management software for state and local governments, today announced that the City of Cape Town, South Africa is now utilizing the company's GRM customCAMA software to assist with the process of assessing property value. Manatron GRM customCAMA is a comprehensive property appraisal software product and is the only completely customizable CAMA solution on today's...

2010-10-27 03:00:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp.'s Partners in Learning today announced a strategic partnership, called Shout, with the Smithsonian Institution and TakingITGlobal at an elite gathering of 500 educators attending the sixth annual Worldwide Innovative Education Forum (IEF). The event, held in Africa for the first time, recognizes educators who creatively and effectively use technology in their curriculum to help improve the way students learn. This worldwide...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'