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14 June 2005Southern African Ministers give impetus to TFCAs

As part of the preparations for the 2010 Soccer World Cup, the Southern African Ministers for the Environment and Tourism met today in Johannesburg for discussions about a sub-regional approach to unl

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13 June 2005Rural communities benefit from game parks

Increasing drive to integrate conservation and upliftmentPhotograph added by Peace Parks Foundation.South Africa has a diversity of landscapes and natural beauty to match its diversity in culture and

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13 June 2005Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park: Ministers meet to chart course for 2005

New SA-Mozambique border post to ensure ease of access for tourists"Encouraging progress, and renewed energy to speed up the integration and development of the park", this was how Marthinus van Schalk

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1 June 2005Development of 1.8 billion Rand resort announced

The Lavumisa community trust, Lubombo development and management Ltd and Flexi Club are proud to announce the development of an  R1.8 billion resort and game reserve in Lavumisa.The development is si

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26 May 2005Gold coin for Mapungubwe

On 23 May 2005 the SA Mint launched a gold coin in Mapungubwe National Park.The "R2" coin, consisting of 24ct oz gold , bears the well known Golden Rhino. It is known as the Mapungubwe commemorative

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26 May 2005New Species for Mapungubwe

On 20 May 2005, 20 tsessebe were offloaded in Mapungubwe National Park. A small group of eight Red Hartebeest was offloaded as well, soon to be followed by 30 more animals.Tsessebe occurred naturally

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23 May 2005Maximising tourism benefits for the /Ai /Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park area

Significant progress was made in the development of the /Ai /Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park (ARTP) last week when local stakeholders in the tourism industry gave the nod to a tourism strategy bei

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20 May 2005New conservation parks only the start

Rural communities are getting involved in innovative wildlife ventures and are bringing hope to many impoverished people while benefiting conservation, writes Tony Carnie DEEP in the rural wilderness

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17 May 2005Safari to the source of the mighty Luangwa

FIONA MclNTOSH journeyed into a remote corner of central Africa to find the source of the Luangwa River before reacquainting herself with Zambia's major waterway at two of the continent's prime safari

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12 May 2005Transfrontier parks 'a boon to tourism'

DURBAN – Transfrontier parks and the safari lodge industry present some of the best opportunities for tourism in southern Africa, the Tourism Indaba heard this week.Officials want to build on th

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