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South African Tourism (SAT) last month was in Nigeria for a travel road show with the regional director, Africa, Evelyn Mahlaba leading the team from SAT’s Johannesburg office. She speaks with ANDREW IRO OKUNGBOWA on the tourism agenda of her country and the premium its places on the Nigerian market among other related issues.
What are your core responsibilities as the regional director of SAT for Africa? My responsibilities includes coming up with strategies in terms of how we promote South Africa Tourism in different markets in the continent. Currently we have two countries which we are concentrating on in West Africa. Nigeria and Ghana and we call it the West Africa hub and in East Africa we look after Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia. That forms our East Africa hub and then we have Angola and the whole of SADC excluding domestic tourism.
Cameroon football star and former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o has been dropped by his club, Antalyaspor, after he claimed on social media that people didn’t respect him because of his skin colour. According to AFP, the Turkish top flight said that Eto’o would be left out of the squad until further notice
Morocco is seeking to be readmitted into the African Union thirty two (32) years after the country pulled out of the organization for recognizing the independence of Western Sahara which she described as its country’s southern province.