South Africa has announced plans to scrap stringent rules on entering the country with children in an attempt to encourage more families to visit. The news will be welcomed by the thousands of Britons who since 2015 have had to endure a bureaucratic nightmare when flying there. Rules introduced three years ago to tackle human trafficking require parents entering South Africa to carry an unabridged birth certificate for each of their children, and, when just one parent is present, an affidavit to prove consent of their non-travelling partner. Such was the confusion regarding the rules that scores of families are been refused boarding at the gate, leaving them thousands of pounds out of pocket and their holiday plans in ruins. The head of South Africa’s tourist board Sisa Ntshona told Telegraph Travel the “quite stringent” rules contributed to a lack of growth in the number of visitors from the UK since 2015, which prompted the Government to look again at the … [Read more...] about South Africa to scrap strict rules on travelling with children after three years of chaos
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South Africa's controversial land reform that aims to take property and farmland away from white owners without compensation for redistribution among the black population is stirring heated debate in the country. The reform, which has become a burning issue both domestically and internationally, was pushed by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) earlier this year. Last month, the country’s president Cyril Ramaphosa pledged to speed up implementation of the disputed policy. Read more Expropriating and fair distribution of lands is set to boost economic development and redress the historical balance‚ according to Andile Mngxitama, the leader and founder of pan-Africanist revolutionary socialist political party Black First Land First (BLF). Mngxitama claims that the farm lands were stolen by whites, and thus must be returned to its rightful black owners. “In South Africa‚ if we were to look at just two sectors‚ agriculture and mining‚ we argue … [Read more...] about Rumble in the jungle: Is South Africa heading for imminent property war?
Moving into a new four-bedroom house in Littlehampton has given one family a head start in their bid to help others less fortunate. The Netherwood family wants to go to South Africa to build a home for young orphans and aims to raise £2,000 to buy the materials they need.Thanks to their good relationship with Bovis Homes in their move to Hampton Park, the Netherwoods have been given a £500 donation from the company to kick-start their efforts.Andrei Netherwood, 44, said: “We had moved into this lovely new property and it does make you think how lucky you are.“We have always wanted the kids to understand that we are very fortunate and to be aware of poverty and how some people have to struggle to survive.“Through some friends, we found out about CoCo’s Foundation, which runs special projects that allow people from the UK to support African orphans by raising money for materials and then going out to help build the homes themselves.“We’d … [Read more...] about Littlehampton family gets £500 from Bovis Homes for CoCo’s Foundation project helping orphans in South Africa
Sport by Press Association 02/11/2018, 10:02 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Brad Shields is primed for a savage forward battle when England seek to avenge their series defeat to South Africa in June by toppling the Springboks at Twickenham. Shields will win his third cap on Saturday as part of an inexperienced back row also featuring Tom Curry and Mark Wilson with the trio numbering only 10 Test appearances between them. South Africa are fielding a giant pack including Malcolm Marx, Duane Vermeulen, Eben Etzebeth and Warren Whitely, pointing to a ferocious forward contest in the opening Quilter International. “It’s pretty obvious what they are going to bring,” said Shields, who made his England debut against the Springboks in June. “A massive thing for South Africans is their emotion and their brutality. They want to be the dominant forward pack. Even some of their big backs want to be that … [Read more...] about Shields ready for forwards battle against South Africa
Sport by Press Association November 2, 2018, 3:33 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Sport newsletter South Africa captain Siya Kolisi is looking forward to a sing song with friends Tom Curry and Maro Itoje – but only after England and the Springboks “bash each other up”. Stormers flanker Kolisi grows ever more composed as the statesman skipper so constantly craved by South Africa’s rugby-mad public. And the 27-year-old exuded all that off-field calm when marking the difference between Test-arena battle and post-match camaraderie. Kolisi revealed England players struck up some traditional South African songs in post-match catch-ups during the two sides’ June Test series. And now the 37-cap loose-forward expects more old-school bonding – but only after the business of Saturday’s Test at Twickenham is complete. “I spoke to some of the players after the last game (in June),” said Kolisi. … [Read more...] about South Africa captain Kolisi aims to hit right note on and off the field