Meerkat Adventure in Oudtshoorn

The small town of Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo is ‘the’ location to see Ostriches in South Africa. Surrounded by Ostrich farms the town has grown its tourism base around watching, eating and even riding the world’s largest bird. However, for those looking for something a little more unique and off the beaten track the town also offers the rare chance to get up close and personal with one of the members of “The Shy Five” – the meerkat.

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Dalukhanyo Pre-school - Transformation through creativity

A little over a year ago the buildings at Dalukhanyo Pre-school were in desperate need of repairs and a fresh coat of paint. The LTPT Trust jumped in to raise funds to assist with some basic maintenance of the buildings. Our call for help to add some colour to the buildings also got the attention of See Saw Do, a social enterprise involved in several transformation projects in Langa. A couple of weeks ago, Dalukhanyo was selected as one of the beneficiaries of the Care and Share Initiative. Every year, Old Mutual dedicate two weeks towards giving back to communities. As part of this year’s initiative, and with the help of See Saw Do and 200 volunteers from Old Mutual, five Early Childhood Centres in Langa were transformed into bright and colourful spaces where children can be inspired to learn and play.

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Uluntu Africa receives Fair Trade certification for 5 travel packages

Uluntu Africa has received Fair Trade in Tourism (FTT) certification for five travel packages, facilitated by South African NGO Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA). Uluntu Africa is now amongst one of the first South African based tour operators receiving the FTT stamp of approval for travel packages, which combines main and off the beaten track destinations like Cape Town, Garden Route, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Limpopo and rural Drakensberg.

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Uluntu Africa signs The Code

The Code refers to the code of conduct for the protection of children from sexual exploitation in the travel & tourism industry. This industry driven responsible tourism initiative is co-funded by the Swiss Government (SECO) and by the tourism private sector and supported by the ECPAT International network.

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City invites Capetonians to participate in Africa’s first Carrotmob

16 NOVEMBER 2011

The City of Cape Town invites Capetonians to participate in the very first Carrotmob on the African continent to be hosted at Maria’s Café on Dunkley Square, Gardens on Friday 18 November 2011 from 17:00 till 22:30.

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Press Release: Fair Trade Week - Taste the Change

In just a few short weeks Fairtrade Label South Africa (FLSA) will be celebrating our very first Fairtrade Week in South Africa, a campaign aimed at raising awareness about Fairtrade among the local public.

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Cape Town Celebrates World Design Capital Win

Capetonians today celebrated their city being named World Design Capital for the year 2014 at the International Design Alliance (IDA) Congress in Taipei, ahead of fellow short-listed cities, Dublin and Bilbao. News that Cape Town won the sought-after accolade came just after 06h00.

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New Marketing Campaign for Cape Town Launched

Cape Town Tourism’s Annual General Meeting took place last night at the Cape Town International Convention Centre and saw the introduction of an inclusive global marketing campaign for the city. The campaign encapsulates the essence of every facet of what the City has to offer, from tourism to design, business and studies to the rich diversity of people and nature.

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Community Tourism Development Project

Community Initiatives FTTSA / NDA Development Project - A couple of weeks ago we met with the beneficiaries of the “Strengthening Community Tourism for Sustainable Local Economic Development” project. This 24-month project was designed to strengthen six community tourism initiatives in the Western and Eastern Cape Provinces, funded by the National Development Agency (NDA) of South Africa, and supported and facilitated by Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA) and Abang Africa.

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Dalukhanyo pre-school project

Uluntu Africa has been assisting Dalukhanyo pre-school in Langa, one of the oldest townships near Cape Town, for the past two years. Dalukhanyo is part of the Hostels to Homes project and provides care for babies and children up to 6 years old. Dalukhanyo is one of the few nursery facilities in Langa and fills the need for cheap and often even free daycare facilities to working parents and single mothers in the area.

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