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22 September 2006Park pleasure

THE GOVERNMENT has invested R395 million into the infrastructural development of the Kgalagadi Transfontier Park in the lead-up to the 2010 Soccer World Cup.According to Environmental Affairs and Tour

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20 September 2006Money pours into tourism

RECOGNISING Mozambique as an emerging serious contender in the global tourism sector, local and overseas investors are directing funds at several tourism projects throughout the country.The Mozambican

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20 September 2006New SA route for Namibian tourists

The government plans to develop an additional access route for the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park between South Africa and Namibia ahead of the 2010 Worid Cup.Yesterday, Tourism Minister Marthinus van S

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6 September 2006Zimbabwe Tourism works on cross-border initiatives

THE ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority is working closely with neighbouring countries such as South Africa, Botswana and Mozambique to develop its transfrontier parks in the run-up to the 2010 World Cup.Among

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4 September 2006Peace be to the elephants

The Star EditorialTransfrontier parks are beginning to change the map of southern Africa. Even President Thabo Mbeki seems increasingly to see them as a way not only of serving nature by giving animal

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23 August 2006A bridge to a better life

WHILE many residents of the rural area surrounding the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park say they have not derived the anticipated benefits associated with tourism, the Minister for Environmental Affairs

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23 August 2006Going Wild!

FOR THE first time in a century, cheetahs are roaming in one of our World Heritage Sites!Environment Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk released two of four cheetahs into the Umkhuze section of the Grea

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21 August 2006A new frontier

THE environmental advantages of transfrontier parks are obvious. Surely nature can only gain from the removal of fences that keep animals apart and cut through ecosystems.It is just so much better for

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18 August 2006Victory for conservation and ecotourism as three Presidents open Giriyondo Access Facility

WEDNESDAY, 16 AUGUST 2006:The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park's (GLTP) Giriyondo Tourist Access Facility was officially opened by Presidents, Armando Guebuza of Mozambique, Thabo Mbeki of South Afric

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7 August 2006Proud Kgalagadi: looking pretty good

Expecting red dunes and desert heat, Jazz Kuschke was amazed how good rains had transformed Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.ANY SEMI-DESERT WORTH its sand has a couple of showers a year. The past rainy s

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