Month: March 2021

BUSINESS MONDAY: Outdoor recreation, an investment in recovery

Editor’s Note:  This article was authored in collaboration with 1Berkshire’s Director of Economic Development, Ben Lamb, and Vice President of Tourism and Marketing, Lindsey Schmid.

Outdoor recreation has been one of the most omnipresent yet uncredited pillars of the Berkshire economy for generations, but that has started to change. From its days as a natural sanctuary sporting clean air and water for 19th-century city dwellers, to hosting snow trains for skiers, to the present rapidly-diversifying playground for all nature-lovers, the Berkshires has an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities.

We at 1Berkshire started utilizing outdoor opportunities in our marketing efforts consistently

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Dylan Smith seals Lions departure with immediate effect

The Lions have announced that they have agreed to a ‘mutual separation’ with loosehead prop Dylan Smith with immediate effect.

Smith has played his entire professional career at the Lions, making his senior debut in the 2014 Vodacom Cup, with his Currie Cup and Super Rugby debuts following in 2015 and 2016, respectively.

The 27-year-old, who has played over 50 games for the Joburg side, has recently been rotated with Sti Sithole during the Super Rugby Unlocked and 2020 Currie Cup tournaments.

In an official announcement on Monday, the Lions emphasised that they ‘share fond memories’ with Smith.

‘I would

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Kaizer Chiefs | Hunt lifts lid on Ntshangase’s departure & potential signings

Gavin Hunt has shed light on the departure of Siphelele Ntshangase from Kaizer Chiefs.

Ntshangase parted ways with Amakhosi last week, ending his three-year relationship with the club due to his lack of game time.


Hunt said it wasn’t his decision to let go of the 27-year-old, saying it’s a call that was made by the Chiefs management.  

“Well, it was a management decision. So it was pretty much a long… all those types of things – I can’t really say too much about that‚” Hunt told

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British Airways calls for vaccinated people to travel without restrictions

  • Sean Doyle, appointed BA’s chief executive last October, called on Britain to work with other governments to allow vaccines and health apps to open up travel.
  • Britain has rapidly rolled out vaccinations and 44% of the adult population, mostly people over 60, have now had their first shot.
  • The government has said any return to travel must be fair and not unduly disadvantage those who have not been vaccinated.

British Airways’s new boss said vaccinated people should be allowed to travel without restriction and non-vaccinated people with a negative Covid-19 test, as he set out his ideas for a

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UK’s updated ‘red list’ for travel causes more headaches for South Africans

The United Kingdom has added Ethiopia, Oman, Somalia and Qatar to its travel ‘red list’, to protect the country against new variants of Covid-19.

While South Africa remains on the original red list of countries, the update will cause additional headaches for travellers who were planning to fly to the UK indirectly through a connecting flight.

A BusinessTech reader indicated that he had to cancel his flight to the UK, which connected through Doha in Qatar, due to the new restrictions.

Visitors who have departed from or transited through these countries in the previous 10 days will be refused entry

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