Direct flight service between Australia and South Africa regained pace after 21 months

Tshepong Victim Empowerment Centre celebrates ORANGE DAY

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Four in court for alleged Public Works tender collusion

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Two suspected cable thieves arrested while on their way to Zimbabwe

Jo'burg Metro Police Department JMPD and SAPS officers in the JHB and CBD have arrested two suspects who were in possession of stolen cables in Johannesburg Central Business District.

Several dignitaries wish people Happy Africa Day 2022

The African Union Commission celebrates "Africa Day" on May 25 each year to acknowledge its successes and to promote the progress that Africa has made under a specific theme while reflecting upon the common challenges that the Continent faces in a global environment. 

After almost 1.5 years, the relations between Australia and South Africa are improving day by day, and the direct flights between Australia and South Africa are finally started after 21 months.

On Tuesday afternoon, Qantas Airways flight QF63 will depart at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport. After more than 1.5 years, this is the first direct commercial passenger flight between Australia and South Africa.

According to reports, in September 2021, Qantas predicted that they would restart their flights from 2022; however, they did not mention the dates of which month they will start.

Travel restrictions were imposed due to COVID-19 in March 2020. Qantas grounded the majority of the international flights as Australia enforced the strict re-entry rule. Australia has the largest refugee community in South Africa, with 200,000 people.

This disconnection was very frustrating for those who arrived in South Africa from Australia. About 110,000 travellers came to South Africa from Australia before the pandemic, and 2 lakh South Africans live in Australia. Many were not connected with their families and friends.

Qantas hoped to start their flights between Sydney and Johannesburg in July 2021. However, the rise of COVID-19 waves and many other variants extended the break. Then they forward their dates to October, then December and more probably, they are planning to start their flights from April 2022.

There have been very few flights between Australia and South Africa since the pandemic started.

For the time being, Qantas offer three flights each week between Johannesburg and Sydney. These all flights will return flights. However, there are some restrictions from the side of Australian territories related to COVID-19 and self-isolation requirements.

If the traveller is travelling from South Africa and landing in Sydney, they have to be fully vaccinated with their report of negative COVID-19 test, so they do not need to take self-isolation.

However, South Africans travelling to the Maldives will not need Quarantine upon arrival, and it doesn’t matter whether they are vaccinated or not. However, Mauritius is not allowing South Africans by the end of January 2022.

Tshepong Victim Empowerment Centre celebrates ORANGE DAY

Tshepong Victim Empowerment Centre commemorates ORANGE DAY every month on the 25th of each month.. As the bright and optimistic colour for the UNITE Campaign, ORANGE represents a future free from violence against women and Girls.

Four in court for alleged Public Works tender collusion

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) says the arrest of four people linked to alleged tender fraud in the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure is a continuation of the corruption busting unit’s efforts to recover money stolen from the public purse.The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) says the arrest of four people linked to alleged tender fraud in the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure is a continuation of the corruption busting unit’s efforts to recover money stolen from the public purse.

Two suspected cable thieves arrested while on their way to Zimbabwe

Jo'burg Metro Police Department JMPD and SAPS officers in the JHB and CBD have arrested two suspects who were in possession of stolen cables in Johannesburg Central Business District.

Several dignitaries wish people Happy Africa Day 2022

The African Union Commission celebrates "Africa Day" on May 25 each year to acknowledge its successes and to promote the progress that Africa has made under a specific theme while reflecting upon the common challenges that the Continent faces in a global environment. 

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Mec Lekwene inspects Robert Mangaliso Sobunke hospital – Food Service Unit

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