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With Skywise taking to the air in March, South Africans now have four low-cost carriers to choose from - and already the new entrant appears to have had an impact on end-user fares.
South African Airways has been recognised as the Best Airline in Africa at the Premier Traveler Magazine awards, adding to the accolades received by the national carrier this year, which include the Skytrax World Airline Award for the 12th consecutive year.
International travellers have for the umpteenth time picked Cape Town as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, ranking the Mother City 24th out of 1 830 cities from around the globe for being a fun place to visit.
South Africa punches well above its weight in international luxury travel, according to year's prestigious Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards. The country garnered the top spot in the best 100 hotels and resorts, and Cape Town was voted fourth out of the world's 25 must-see cities.
South Africa has imposed a travel ban on foreign nationals travelling from Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, and advised South Africans to avoid travelling to these countries, in order to prevent the spread of Ebola to the country.