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KULULA.COM passengers are now able to use portable electronic devices across all phases of the flight journey. These include handheld electronic devices such as tablets, e-readers, smartphones and other small devices such as MP3 players, electronic toys and smart watches. Devices must be used in flight mode or with the cellular connection disabled.

Prior to the new policy, customers had to turn off and stow all electronic devices during taxi, take-off and landing.

Starting 11 July, Mango will fly twice daily between Lanseria and Port Elizabeth. The route will be serviced by Mango’s New Generation Boeing fleet, currently being fitted with winglet technology to reduce fuel use. The flight schedule is as follows:

  • Flights will depart Lanseria at 08h40 and 15h45, arriving in Port Elizabeth at 10h20 and 17h25 respectively.
  • Return flights will depart Port Elizabeth at 10h55 and 18h00, arriving in Lanseria at 12h35 and 19h40 respectively.

As of 24 June, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe decreed the Zimbabwean dollar the sole currency for legal tender purposes in the country. This means that the British pound, United States dollar, South African rand, Botswana pula and any other foreign currency is no longer be a legal tender alongside the Zimbabwean dollar in any transactions in Zimbabwe, thereby ending the multiple currency regime that Zimbabwe has been using. Below are the payments methods still applicable in Zimbabwe:

Credit cards are readily acceptable everywhere in Zimbabwe, where the relevant arrangements have been made with international credit card companies. Service providers do have international credit card-enabled point-of-sale (POS) machines.

  • Visitors may withdraw local cash from international credit card-enabled Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) of the different banks.
  • Foreign cash may be exchanged at the bank, bureau-de-change or at any other authorised foreign currency dealers at the prevailing bank rates.
  • Online payments and telegraphic transfers remain acceptable forms of payment in Zimbabwe.


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