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The tourist and commercial complex JAT Centre in Maputo, inaugurated this month, offers a four-star hotel, 84 apartments, a supermarket, 156 shops, a gym, offices, and a car park with a capacity to hold 1 800 vehicles.
The 172-room Meliá Maputo Sky Hotel is 20 minutes from Maputo International Airport. Facilities include complimentary Wi-Fi throughout, currency exchange services plus conferencing facilities and a large auditorium that can hold up to 150 delegates, all fully equipped with AV equipment.

The Home Affairs Minister has announced that the requirements for foreign minors travelling to South Africa are to be simplified.
According to the Minister, rather than requiring all foreign nationals travelling with minors to carry documentation proving parental consent for the travelling minor to travel‚ the South Africa authorities will rather strongly recommend that travellers carry this documentation. Immigration officials will only insist on documentation by exception – in high-risk situations – rather than for all travellers, in line with practice by several other countries.
South African minors will still be required to prove parental consent when leaving our borders.
The Ministry said these changes are to be implemented in time for the festive season. However, travellers should note that the current documentation process remains in place until the proposed amendment is legislated and gazetted.

From 1 October, CemAir will add four flights between Richards Bay and Johannesburg. Flights are scheduled for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

From 1 October, FlySafair will up its frequencies to East London from Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Flights on the Johannesburg-East London route will increase to twice daily (up from one daily) while the Cape Town-East London route will also increase to twice daily (up from twice a day on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays).