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Debating ‘Slum Tourism’

A type of tourism that has for blue moon remained controversial in relation to its motive, Slum Tourism continues to gain popularity across the world, including in some African countries such as Kenya and South Africa. This kind of tourism involves tourists visiting poverty stricken urban areas, hereby referred to as slums, to experience firsthand the lives and experiences of …

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A snapshot of business ideas you can venture in the hospitality industry

The roaring rate of unemployment in Africa, with South Africa alone recording a stubborn increase from 24.5% to 26.7% in the first quarter of 2016, is raising an alarm over the future of the influx of graduates entering the job market every year. Companies are increasingly laying off employees due to seasonal economic fluctuations, a factor experts highly attribute to …

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How traveling the world can positively impact your business

By Josephine Wawira I am about to get convinced that traveling can be the solution to almost everything related to the human species. From curbing depression to spending your latter days; and now, making an impact on your business. I believe that a healthy workforce makes a productive human resource and in turn an affluent business. Most businesses/companies have put …

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Whatever happened to the spirit of Ubuntu?

Africa oh Africa. Africa our motherland; the land of natural beauty and unity. Where everything belonged to everyone and children to the community, all in the spirit of Ubuntu.  ‘Ubuntu’ – an African Bantu word, is a philosophy that reflects the human in us. It gives an understanding of who we are as human beings and how we relate to …

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Contribution of tourism to artisan businesses in Africa

By Josephine Wawira The growth of the tourism industry the world over and particularly in Africa has been overwhelming. May feel like clich, yet — and this is the nub the industry is one of the primary drivers of the economic as well as social development in Africa. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), 60% of the unemployed population …

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