Cricket News: Dale Steyn returns to Test squad ahead of tour to Sri Lanka

Fast bowler, Dale Steyn has been included in the 15-man Proteas Test squad to tour Sri Lanka next month.

The 34-year-old missed the Proteas 3-1 Test series win against Australia after he had picked up a heel injury……….
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Coach Rassie cuts Bok squad ahead of Bloemfontein Test

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has cut his squad ahead of the second Test against England at Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
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Let’s have a look at 5 key points from the Springboks’ defeat to Wales

My word the South Africa/Wales game was a tough match to watch. In what was a half-baked occasion with many rightly criticizing World Rugby for putting this fixture in, the game was not a good spectacle for international rugby, despite the best efforts of Washington DC to put on a show.
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A man paid R1,500 to bring his own laptop back into South Africa: SARS outlines strict customs rules

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has issued a new statement on what items you have to declare when leaving and returning to South Africa.

The statement follows a BusinessDay article in which a South African businessman reported that he was forced to pay R1,500 to bring his own laptop back into the country.

“In terms of customs legislation, South African residents travelling abroad are not required to declare their personal effects when leaving the country, nor upon return,” it said.
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Visas for South Africans: Do you need a visa to travel to Australia and what does it cost?

Australia is a popular travel destination for South Africans, whether for vacationing or on a more permanent basis.

The political uncertainty of recent years saw a bit of a spike in the country’s citizens seeking to settle elsewhere, with the land Down Under getting a decent chunk of Saffers moving to its shores.

Most recently, one of former President Jacob Zuma’s bloodiest cabinet reshuffles saw Australian visa requests from South African surge by up to three times, following the axing of Public Enterprises Minister, Pravin Gordhan from his previous post as Finance Minister.
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New Boks coach, Rassie Erasmus set to name his first Springbok squad in the coming week

The strongest indication yet of the direction the Springboks are headed under new coach, Rassie Erasmus is set to come to light this coming Saturday, as he will name his first squad since taking over the reins in March.
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South Africa to tighten Visa Requirements For Israeli Citizens After Gaza Attack

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has condemned Monday’s carnage in the Gaza Strip as ‘an act of provocation and a violation of international law’.

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says he will raise, in Cabinet, the possibility of tighter visa requirements for Israeli citizens and the question of South Africans with dual citizenship who “fight in wars that South Africa regards as unjust”.
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SA plans to ease visa admin for holders of valid US, UK or Canadian visas

When it comes to making it easier for key markets to visit South Africa as well as concluding key travel business deals, the “proof is in the doing”, says Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom.

Speaking to Traveller24 over the weekend after Indaba 2018 took place in Durban, Hanekom says he remains positive about tourism’s potential.

“Indaba was really excellent, having spent four days there and meeting with eight African ministers and one deputy, it was packed with a good turnout.”
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British Airways introduces direct flights between London and Durban

A decision by British Airways to introduce a direct, non-stop flight between London’s Heathrow Airport and Durban’s King Shaka International Airport is a game changer for KwaZulu-Natal as it will be instrumental in contributing to an increase in international arrivals from the United Kingdom and North America.

British Airways announced the introduction of the route to a global audience today (Tuesday, May the 8th 2018), while at the same time the MEC of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr Sihle Zikalala, announced the long awaited decision to delegates attending Africa’s Travel INDABA in Durban.
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Major Bok shock: Rare outgrowth sidelines Serfontein

Cape Town – Centre Jan Serfontein could miss the Springboks’ upcoming Tests due to a rare injury……..
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