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November 19, 2019

United’s first non-stop service to Cape Town on the horizon

From 16 December 2019, United Airlines will be commencing its first-ever nonstop service between Cape Town and New York/Newark. “Our new service between Cape Town and New York will provide our business and leisure customers with a seamless and more convenient way to travel between South Africa and North America, and more immediate access to everything the Americas has to offer,” said Bob Schumacher, United’s regional managing director sales.

A Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft will operate on this new route three-times-weekly, featuring 48 seats in United Polaris business class, 88 seats in Economy Plus and 116 seats in United Economy.

“We also [...]

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November 19, 2019

#KFCProposal: ‘We never imagined that our love story would have touched so many people’- SA’s new favourite couple

Hector Mkansi and Nonhlanhla Soldaat, the couple who has captured the hearts of thousands of South Africans after a video of Mkansi proposing inside a KFC went viral, have expressed their gratitude to the kindness and warmth they have received.

The moment, which has been described by many as magical and beautiful, was shared on Twitter by user Kateka Malobola.

In the clip, Mkansi and Soldaat are about to dig into their KFC meals, but before that can happen, he gets down on one knee and pops the question.

Once the video made waves online on Thursday, KFC tweeted it, calling for the public to help find the couple and by Friday morning, online sleuths tracked them [...]

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September 11, 2019

Two new helicopters start operating at Durban, Richards Bay ports

Two new helicopters valued at R250-million went into service on August 31 at the Durban and Richards Bay ports, replacing helicopters that were at the end of their lifecycle.

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) acquired the Italy-manufactured Leonardo AgustaWestland 109SP helicopters under the Transnet Market Demand Strategy and its fleet renewal programme.

The programme seeks to improve operational efficiency and safety in the ports.

The helicopters will service the KwaZulu-Natal ports, where they will transfer marine pilots onto and off visiting ships for vessels to be guided in safely and efficiently.

TNPA will introduce the complementary [...]

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September 11, 2019

Spring chicken in a pot

Prep: 20mins

Cook: 45mins


Serves: 4


1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 500g boneless, skinless chicken thigh 300g small new potato 425ml low-salt vegetable stock (such as Kallo low-salt vegetable stock cubes) 350g broccoli, cut into small florets 350g spring green, shredded 140g petits pois bunch spring onion, sliced 2 tbsp pesto


Heat the oil in a large, heavy pan. Add the onion, gently fry for 5 mins until softened, add the chicken, then fry until lightly coloured. Add the potatoes, stock and plenty of freshly ground black pepper, then bring to the boil. Cover, then simmer for 30 mins until the potatoes are tender and [...]
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