The Inanda Valley in Durban
The Inanda valley witnessed some great historical moments as two of the world's greatest leaders - Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi, fought for equality, justice and peace in its front yard. From this valley, Nelson Mandela cast the first vote as a black person in South Africa's first democratic elections. The famous satyagraha movement by Gandhi was conceptualized here as well.
Following in the footsteps of an iconic leader
The Rainbow Nation continues to celebrate his life 104 years later, and encourages residents and visitors to do the same through art, culture, sports, heritage, and more importantly, social inclusion. As the world honours this great revolutionary every 18th of July, by commemorating International Mandela Day, history and travel buffs can follow in Mandela's footsteps by participating in the below tours.
Omicron less severe even for unvaccinated, claims S.African study
According to the study, led by the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) in the country, unvaccinated people who were infected with the highly-infectious Omicron variant are less likely to fall seriously ill, require hospitalisation or die compared to the previous Covid strains.
Study shows Omicron's increased transmissibility
The scientists found that the increased transmissibility of the Omicron has resulted in the baseline reproductive rate increased to 2.5 in December, doubling time of 3.18-3.61 days. Meanwhile, the positive sample rate has increased to 35.5 per cent with no indication of a more severe clinical course, Xinhua news agency reported.