On my first day as Getaway’s new multimedia journalist, I found myself chatting to Reuben Riffel. The occasion was the end of Fairtrade Week, and the official introduction of Reuben Riffel as the newest Fairtrade SA Brand Ambassador.
Blog posts: Fair Trade in Tourism
Explore a way of travelling that combines tourism, social development and sustainability.
I won a fantastic weekend in Soweto with Getaway, Fair Trade Tourism South Africa and SoWeToo. One of the highlights was a visit to Roots Restaurant with Aahaaa Tours.
South Africa is bursting with rural tourism but without a traveller market, local businesses are suffering. On a recent trip to Limpopo I met some of these enterprise owners who would love nothing more than to see travellers visiting their area.
A tour of Kliptown in Soweto – part of my Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa Sowetan weekend.
I recently spent a fantastic weekend in Soweto with SoWeToo.
Many eco tourism operators have gotten away with greenwashing their image because there is no rating system, but many in the industry are hoping that will change So it is up to us to really take a close look at something before we just blindly accept.
I’ve been wanting to go to Bean There Coffee for a long time, so when I finally visited, my expectations were pretty high. It’s safe to say that they were exceeded by a fair amount.
The historical hospital in Elim is the thing to see – it’s the hook on which regional history hangs and the area’s major employer even today.
Limpopo’s Ribolla Arts Route is an inspiring venture that supports the unique artistic talents found in the region. Its latest offering, Angel Mandela, by internationally acclaimed artist Thomas Kubayi is every bit as inspiring as you might imagine.
Too often there is a persistent culture of machismo in the bush. Kathy Bergs tells the amazing story of one of Motswari’s empowered female employees, Grace Mnisi.