A journey through the Apartheid Museum takes you into the heart of the darkness of evil, and out again into the light. It is an emotional journey designed to encourage visitors to empower themselves with knowledge to prevent such horrors from happening again. The museum gardens offer visitors a space for reflection. The landscape is South African, and conveys the harsh beauty of our country.

The Apartheid Museum opened in 2001 and is acknowledged as the pre-eminent museum in the world dealing with 20th century South Africa, at the heart of which is the apartheid story. In 1995 the South African government set up a process for the granting of casino licenses, establishing an agency to do this called the Gambling Board. The bid documents stipulated that bidders should demonstrate how they would attract tourism and thereby grow the economy and stimulate job creation. A consortium, called Akani Egoli (Gold Reef City), put in a bid that included the commitment to building a museum. Their bid was successful, the Gold Reef City Casino was built and an adjacent piece of land given for the construction of a museum. The cost of the construction of what became the Apartheid Museum – approximately 80 million rand – was paid for by Gold Reef City. The museum is registered as a Section 21 company (incorporated not for gain) with an independent board of trustees, the chairman of which is Dr John Kani. The company is separate from Gold Reef City, which has leased the museum to the Section 21 company for the duration of the casino licence. The museum therefore relies on donations, contributions and sponsorships to sustain its growth.

The Apartheid Museum, the first of its kind, illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid. An architectural consortium, comprising several leading architectural firms, conceptualised the design of the building on a seven-hectare stand. The museum is a superb example of design, space and landscape offering the international community a unique South African experience.

The exhibits have been assembled and organised by a multi-disciplinary team of curators, film-makers, historians and designers. They include provocative film footage, photographs, text panels and artefacts illustrating the events and human stories that are part of the epic saga, known as apartheid. A series of 22 individual exhibition areas takes the visitor through a dramatic emotional journey that tells a story of a state-sanctioned system based on racial discrimination and the struggle of the majority to overthrow this tyranny. For anyone wanting to understand and experience what apartheid South Africa was really like, a visit to the Apartheid Museum is fundamental. The museum is a beacon of hope showing the world how South Africa is coming to terms with its oppressive past and working towards a future that all South Africans can call their own.

  1. Etosha National Park

As one of Africa’s largest game reserves, the Etosha National Park comprises 22,921km² of wildlife enriched landscapes over 31 vegetation zones. With more than 114 mammal species including elephant, black and white rhino, lion and a myriad of game and bird species the park also hosts beautiful accommodation establishments and waterholes where one can be assured of great sightings

  1. Sossusvlei

The Sossusvlei dune landscape can be described as one of the most beautiful and breathtaking in the world. Painted in colors of gold, red, brown and white its beauty is an allure to every visitor leaving footprints in its sands. Some of the highest dunes in the world envelop the pan as well as the mysteriously stunning Deadvlei. As one of the most photographed areas in the world the Sossusvlei will claim a spot in your soul.

  1. Twyfelfontein

As Namibia’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site, Twyfelfontein is an ancient art exhibition with the San people as main contributors. Beautifully intricate engravings and paintings can be viewed as well as the rich history of their designers. With over 2,000 rock paintings and engravings estimated at an age of 6,000 years, the area is truly captivating.

  1. Caprivi Wetlands

The wet and lushly green Caprivi Strip is in stark contrast to the rest of Namibia. With curving river systems, wetlands and an abundance of wildlife and bird species, the Caprivi also features cultural richness. As a gateway to the rest of Africa it connects 4 African countries across floodplains with rivers being the only borders, a true wildlife paradise.

  1. Skeleton Coast

The haunting beauty of the northern shoreline of Namibia is not to be missed. Aptly named the Skeleton Coast due to many a stranded ship and forlorn castaway, the cold Benguela Current casts a foggy shadow over the landscape. Although seemingly endless and hostile, the park hosts incredibly adapted fauna and flora who flourish here. With inland fresh water springs and a rich geology, the Skeleton Coast hides an unbelievable collection of natural wealth

  1. Fish River Canyon

The Fish River Canyon dissects the southern plains of Namibia and is considered by many to be the second largest in the world. With challenging hiking trails, incredible scenery and fascinating geology it is a grand sight indeed. A wealth of adapted wildlife and flora species eke out an existence between its folds with picturesque lodges dotting its ridges

  1. Kalahari Desert

The Kalahari Desert stretches from the eastern parts of Namibia and crosses over the border into Botswana. With red undulating dunes dotted with golden grasses waving in the wind, the home of the Bushmen lends new definition to wide open spaces. The sprawling landscape is home to uniquely adapted species of wildlife and flora with treasures to be found around the bend of the dunes.

  1. Swakopmund

With its rich history steeped in German colonial times, Swakopmund is picturesque with beautifully crafted German architecture and quaint little shops while luxury hotels and homely guest houses offer accommodation.Swakopmund can be considered a thrill seeker’s dream as it offers a myriad of activities ranging from quad biking to skydiving while the allure of its beaches and surrounding dunes is strong amongst Namibians and visitors alike.

  1. Kaokoland

Home to the remarkable Himba people, the Kaokland is vast, beautiful and harsh. Its dry riverbeds and wide open plains are traversed by desert adapted elephants as well as other incredibly adapted Fauna and flora species. Many of the Himba tribes still live strictly according to their traditional ways and beliefs. With geologically rich hills and amazing scenery, the Kaokoland is a must for all who visit Namibia

  1. Bushmanland

As the home of the last true San communities, Bushmanland is a collection of incredible scenery, dune belts, thorny veld and splendor. The San people live in harmony off the land amidst grassy plains, wildlife and diamond night skies. As one of the last remaining wilderness areas, Bushmanland expresses the true heart of the Kalahari.

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World Heritage Site | Cradle of Human Kind

Have you ever wondered where we, human beings, came from? What led to this evolutionary revolution on Planet Earth? All of the answers can be found in one place: the Cradle of Humankind.

The Cradle of Humankind is one of eight World Heritage Sites in South Africa. Here the landscape is dotted with subterranean limestone caves that have turned up a rich fossil record for human evolutionary studies. These findings have led to the ‘Out of Africa’ theory, estimating that most human ancestors originated from one general spot… Africa.

The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site lies about 50km north-west of Johannesburg, an area of rolling grassland, rocky outcrops and river courses typical of this land before it was overtaken by urban sprawl. It’s here where you get to see history in the flesh, or should we say bone. Tens of thousands of visitors from across the world come here to see first-hand the fossil record that lies in the network of limestone caves beneath the surface.

Explore the Sterkfontein Caves, Swartkrans and Kromdraai, among other fossil sites, and discover the story of what the world was like when our human ancestors were evolving some two to three million years ago. At the Sterkfontein Caves alone, the remains of more than 500 Hominids (the Hominid Family includes modern-day humans and their direct ancestors) have been uncovered. This not only led to the area being declared a World Heritage Site in 1999 but has also helped to prove the ‘Out of Africa’ theory, which is that humans and their ancestors evolved in Africa and then spread out to the rest of the world over time.

Fossils were first unearthed here in the 1890s when the caves were blasted open for lime needed for the extraction of gold discovered on the Witwatersrand in 1886. But it was only from the 1930s that serious scientific work started to take place. One of the first major discoveries here was that of ‘Mrs Ples’, a pre-human skull dating back more than 2-million years (Australopithecus Africanus) that was unearthed by Professor Robert Broom and his assistant, John Robinson, in 1947. The skull was originally classified as Plesianthropus Transvaalensis (hence the name) and was an adult version of the same species as the Taung Child – a fossiled skull of child about 3 years-old that was found at the Taung limeworks in what is now the North West province, and identified by Professor Raymond Dart in 1924. Although smaller than us, Australopithecus Africanus is regarded as one of our early ancestors because it walked upright. In 1997 a complete hominid skeleton called ‘Little Foot’, also found in the Sterkfontein Caves, was introduced to the world and is still in the process of being described.

In 2005 two more areas of significance were added to this World Heritage Site, bringing the number of official fossil sites in the Cradle of Humanking to 13. These were Makapan (in Limpopo) and Taung (in the North West province). Together all these areas are now known as the Fossil Hominid Sites of Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Kromdraai and Environs, recognised by UNESCO for their significance in human evolutionary studies.

If you are at all interested in discovering your ancient history as a human being then you’ll find a small but good exhibition centre at the Sterkfontein Caves and a much larger, more interactive one at Maropeng.

Aside from a visit to the Sterkfontein Caves and Maropeng, the official visitor centre of the Cradle of Humankind, ‘the Cradle’ as it is locally known, is also a playground for the people of Gauteng, with a range of facilities and activities, including loads of accommodation choices, restaurants, coffee shops, conference centres, cycle tracks, horse trails and hot-air ballooning.

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1. Gallipoli

This is the reason you are here, so make sure you do it right and get a guide. While you can easily travel around the Gallipoli Peninsula and visit all the important sights, war cemeteries, and memorials yourself, to get a real feel for how the battles unfolded at Anzac Cove a century ago, a local guide adds all the necessary background. Most guided tours go for about four hours and every second is needed to really appreciate the remote beaches, the ridges, valleys, and trenches and tunnels hidden in the undulating wild scrub of the area where so many lost their lives. You can do a very long full-day tour from Istanbul or go to Canakkale and stay a night or two to enjoy the area.

2. Canakkale, the Dardenelles, Troy

While you are in Gallipoli, spend some time enjoying the seaside resort of Canakkale, where hourly ferries dart across the Dardenelles joining the European Gallipoli peninsula with the Turkish mainland in Asia Minor. A short half hour trip south from Canakkale are the remains of the city of Troy. The giant wooden horse from the Hollywood movie starring Brad Pitt and Eric Bana is on the promenade at Canakkale, while there’s another at the ruins themselves which are now starting to become a worthy tourist attraction. There is a lot more to Troy then the story from Homer’s Iliad and the trip is worth the effort.

3. Istanbul

Your likely arrival destination in Turkey, you need at least four full days to truly appreciate all that is on offer in this ancient city that straddles Europe and Asia. Once Byzantium, then Constantinople, the city has a history to rival Athens and Rome. The big sights include the Aya Sofya, once a Christian cathedral then a mosque and now a museum; the Blue Mosque younger by some 1000 years; Topkapi Palace; the Roman Hippodrome; and the Grand Bazaar and Spice Market. Across the Golden Horn over the famous Galata Bridge is Karakoy and the hip shopping strip of Istiklal Caddesi topped by Taksim Square. And there are regular cruises up the Bosphorus from the Sea of Marmara to the Black Sea, that showcase the great palaces and grand houses along the waterway.

4. Sultanahmet

The most famous tourist area of Istanbul, many who visit the city don’t leave its environs. Apart from the Aya Sofya, Blue Mosque, and Hippodrome, it is walking distance to the giant covered Grand Bazaar and equalling alluring Spice Market. The other major attractions in the area include the underground cistern, made famous in James Bond movies and Dan Brown novels, the massive Topkapi Palace where the Sultans ruled for 800 years, and the nearby Istanbul Archaeological museum which holds some of the region’s amazing hidden history. This is the area to stay while visiting Istanbul because so much is so close. There are dozens of small hotels, hostels and pensions but the place to stay if you can afford it is the Four Seasons, a transformed prison now the ultimate in luxury with commanding views of the historic sights and the Bosphorus.

5. Ephesus/Kusadasi

One of Turkey’s must-see places, Ephesus drew the Apostle Paul in the years after the death of Christ and pilgrims are still heading there in droves. But now they come to see some of the best and biggest Roman ruins outside Italy. For fans of archaeology or “Raiders of the Lost Ark” it’s a fascinating look at how the Romans lived. Nearby are the remains of the Greek Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; and the supposed house where Christ’s mother Mary lived out her final days. There’s nowhere to stay in Ephesus itself but the beautiful beachside port of Kusadasi is a short drive away. Stay in a boutique hotel like the La Vista on the hills on the south side of town to get the best views of the harbour and islands including the Greek isle of Samos.

6. Aegean/Mediterranean beaches

South of Kusadasi are the beach resort towns of Bodrum, Marmaris, Fethiye and Kas which have turquoise water and amazing western sunsets. Australia and New Zealand has some of the best beaches in the world but the village life and food at the Turkish beaches make them unique.

7. Capadoccia

This central Turkish region features lunar-like landscape, ancient underground cities some 800m deep, towns carved into the sandstone mountains complete with churches and and painted walls, and giant volcanic rock shapes carved over centuries by the wind and rain. Urgup and Goreme are the starting points for the tours on foot, bicycle, horse or bus. Some of the valleys and ravines look a bit like the Grand Canyon in the US and are a hikers’ paradise. The other great way to see this area is by hot-air balloon. Weather conditions are conducive year round and while views of the landscape from on high are incredible, the experience of floating away as the sun rises is worth the cost alone.

8. Hamam (Turkish bath)

It’s a sauna, body scrub and massage all in one. The men and women are separate and you can decide how many extras you want. Some of the baths are centuries old, especially in Istanbul, which adds to the experience, although the cost is usually lower in the regional areas. For about $A70 you can get the full service.

9. Turkish delight and baklava, with Turkish tea or coffee

Some of the cafes around Istanbul have been serving Turkish delight and baklava for hundreds of years. They go down a treat with sweet Turkish black tea served in small liqueur-style glasses. Turkish coffee is also served black and sweet in small cups. Both provide a great pick-me-up, with just one Turkish coffee enough for evened hardened caffeine addicts.

10. Turkish food

The quality and style vary from region to region but the kebab is a standard throughout Turkey. In Capadoccia they have a pottery kebab where the meat is cooked inside a pottery jar, a bit like a Moroccan tajine, but it’s cracked open at the table and poured on the plate. Pide or Turkish pizza is another staple. Fish is good in the coastal areas, especially the sea bream, and the Turks do a great line on eggplant or aubergine dishes as well as red and green peppers or capsicums. The locals wash it all down with Raki, an anise-flavoured alcoholic drink, but the local beers and wines may be more to Anzac tastes.

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World Heritage Site | Robben Island

As you make your way through the corridors of Robben Island, you get transported to a time in South African history where the country reached a turning point. Standing in the jail cell that housed Nelson Mandela for so many years brings to heart the emotional story of the South African struggle for democracy and equality.

A trip to Robben Island is a bittersweet experience but is a must do for anyone visiting Cape Town. Robben Island reinvented itself many times over the years, once a leper colony, a mental hospital and defence training base, this World Heritage Site is most famed as the prison for anti-apartheid activists like our former president, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

When you step foot on the Island, you’re able to see the cell in which Mandela, the world’s most famous prisoner, was held for 18 years of his 27-year incarceration. It’s a place many come to be humbled and to pay homage to the father of South African democracy, including the likes of former US president Bill Clinton and current US president Barack Obama.

On “the island”, as it became known, the leaders of the struggle against racial oppression forged their political thinking and the relationships that would become a feature of post-apartheid South Africa. It was also here that Mandela emerged as a leader of the African National Congress. But when Mandela arrived on the island in the winter of 1964, the conditions he encountered were harsh.
Prisoners were confined to small cells with only a sleeping mat and bucket toilet. Each morning they were woken up at 5:30 to empty their buckets and start another day of hard labour. Black prisoners received an inferior diet compared to their white and coloured counterparts. Even more cruelly, they were deprived of contact with their loved ones, limited to a half-hour visit a year from a family member, and only two letters.

The island became an informal “university”, where the prisoners who were to become the next generation of political leaders in South Africa spent many hours in debate and discussion. Isolated from family and friends, Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki and Ahmed Kathrada, among others, proved themselves to be men of steel, never wavering in their hope of a new South Africa.

It was for this reason that UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee chose to mark this location for its “triumph of the human spirit”. Today, you can catch a ferry ride to what is now called “The Robben Island Museum”. The standard tour starts at the Nelson Mandela Gateway at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront and takes around 3.5 hours in total (the boat ride is half-an-hour one way). To add to the immersive experience tours are often led by former political prisoners who draw a vivid picture of life in prison. The history of Robben Island is also sketched in a 45-minute bus tour. It’s one of the world’s greatest cultural heritage destinations both for its tragedy and its triumph. It is a testimony to the true spirit of the South African people and history, and will never fail to humble you and give you perspective.

For more information call one of our specialist travel advisers. Let us be your travel consierge. Tel: 021 462 6104 | info@tripostravel.co.za | www.tripostravel.com

Cape Town, 24 January 2017 – espAfrika, the organiser of the country’s longest running and best-loved jazz festival, has pulled out all the stops to ensure that the 18th Cape Town International Jazz Festival exceeds the expectations of its devoted fans. The billing, highlights Festival Director Billy Domingo’s insights into the current musical renaissance around the world, where collaborations are producing unique sounds that are gaining new audiences. The second batch of stars for this year’s CTIJF – which takes place on 31 March & 1 April 2017 – speaks to this movement and adds even more richness and diversity to the event’s reference library of jazz, soul, African and contemporary music.

Jazz fans (purists and those who appreciate crossover crystal clear sounds and piercing notes that thrill) are likely to make a beeline for these exciting acts: Saxophonist, producer and composer Kamasi Washington (USA) and his release The Epic shook up the jazz critics’ pick lists in 2015 and won the 2016 American Music prize, earning new fans across the world in the process; Grammy-nominated songstress Andra Day (USA) whose song Rise Up has been adopted as an anthem for change throughout the world; vocalist, pianist, composer and music educator, and two-time Metro Music Award winner Nomfundo Xaluva (SA); and, the multi-award winning saxophonist, composer and arranger Buddy Wells, who will lead his own band in a sensitive yet blistering set as the Buddy Wells Sextet (SA).

Those who favour urban sounds and hip hop will find appeal in these artists who offer everything from the fresh, dreamy inspiration of a British producer in his early 20s to the harder-edged, funky flavours of a trio of respected (and long-missed) Brooklyn veterans: Alternative hip hop trio Digable Planets (USA); dance/electronic music producer Jameszoo (NL); STTA (SA) – a live concept band and City Festival Battle of the Bands 2016 winner, comprising of drummer Jstar, turntablists DJ Raiko and DJ P–Kuttah, three live beat machine samplers, versatile vocalist/ Nasty J aka Joniq; and singer/composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Tom Misch (UK), who leaves his London bedroom studio to head to Cape Town for the first time in March.

Those seeking the ancestral roots of jazz and hip hop in African music will be captivated by these artists, offering music from the deserts of Mali, Morocco and the Kalahari: Jokko is a supergroup of African instrumentalists that brings together five top-ranking players of traditional instruments, all fluent in the modern languages of pop, dance and jazz. Renowned balafon (wooden xylophone) player Aly Keita, stringed instrument (guembri and ghayta) player Mehdi Nassouli, Foulane Bouhssine “the Mozart of the ribab”, bassist Childo Thomas and, Senegalese drummer Sega Seck.

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Also announced in the second half of the CTIJF 2017 line-up, are some of our country’s greatest talents, from big local names to rising stars: South Africa’s ‘unofficial minister of music’ whose social commentary takes root in preserving the heritage of indigenous music, the legendary composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer “Pops” Mohamed (SA) will be gracing the CTIJF stage. Festinos will be transported to the past and future with this unusual artist’s blend of sounds, taking influence from decades of traditional and modern music; Another South African great, the multiple award-winning and platinum-selling group Mango Groove (SA) whose unique ‘Maribi-Pop’ sound has been delighting world audiences since the 80’s; Khayelitsha-based Arts & Culture Focus School Chris Hani High School (SA) will bring the talents of young past and present students to the CTIJF stage, including students from the CTIJF’s Training & Development programme, with a mix of jazz and African influences; this year’s special performance by Camillo Lombard presents a Cape Town Showcase (SA) will profile consummate Cape Town legends who have made their mark in the music industry for over four decades. The line-up will include Sophia Foster, Terry Fortune, Sylvia Mdunyelwa, Sammy Webber and Songstress Vicky Sampson. The Cape Town Showcase also boasts a stellar 14-piece band that comprises a six-piece rhythm section, five horns and three backing vocals.

Festinos will be delighted by performances from multiple award-winner vocalist and songwriter Thandiswa Mazwai (SA); SAMA-winning, Congolese-born, Cape Town-based vocalist/composer Tresor (SA); and Sonik Citizen (SA) one of the many musical identities of multi-talented performer, composer and teacher, and multiple award winner Mark Fransman, who will showcase his “lyrical-soul-rock” style at the CTIJF.

“The CTIJF has reached a point where it is known to deliver a good product. This was evidenced by the sale of tickets even before we made the first artist announcement this year,” commented Billy Domingo. Thanking loyal fans for their support, Domingo went on to say that festival-goers’ faith has been justified in what he dubs as “one of the most potent socially conscious musical line-ups ever staged in South Africa, and one that has exceptional cachet.” It is clearly not to be missed.

Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Alderman Patricia de Lille concurs, “Our City can boast of many jazz icons who have united us around our common love for music and the unique sounds of Cape Town jazz. Those sounds are deeply woven into both our past and our present, and they continue to bring us together. The CTIJF is not just a local favourite, but has rightfully taken its place as one of the primary festivals of its kind on a global scale. Every year it gives us the opportunity to consolidate our position as the events capital of Africa, and brings a national and international audience to our world-class local acts.”

The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa, pointed out that: “The Cape Town International Jazz Festival, now in its 18th edition, continues to attract the best musicians from South Africa and abroad; and the musical collaborations that result from this rich engagement produce music that captures the cultural imagination of our people, builds continental cohesion and speaks to the world at large.”

Previously announced artists include:

Jazz supergroup Jazz Funk Soul with Everette Harp, Jeff Lorber & Paul Jackson Jr (USA); Ernie Smith (SA), VuDu (SA); Rudresh Mahanthappa Bird Calls (USA); Gretchen Parlato (USA); Siya Makuzeni (SA); Skyjack (SA/ SWISS); Tune Recreation Committee (SA); Darren English (SA/ USA), Jonas Gwangwa & Friends (SA).
Taylor McFerrin and Marcus Gilmore (USA); Dope Saint Jude (SA); Laura Mvula (UK); Judith Sephuma (SA); The Rudimentals (SA); Sekunjalo Edujazz Band (SA); Manu Dibango (Cameroon) and Moreira Chonguica (Mozambique); Deepak Pandit (India); Marcus Wyatt (SA) and Ranjit Barot (India); Escalandrum (Argentina); and Soweto String Quartet (SA) .
The official sponsors for the 18th annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2017 amongst other are as follows: The Department of Arts and Culture, Independent Media, and host city The City of Cape Town, Johnnie Walker, Amstel and more.

Tickets are available at www.computicket.com at the following links:
Weekend Passes: http://bit.ly/2eHG6bJ
Day Passes: http://bit.ly/2fuzXOO

For corporate hospitality packages, contact Samantha on 021 671 0506 or email hospitality@espafrika.com

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About Cape Town International Jazz Festival
The Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) is the flagship event for the leading events management and production company espAfrika, which has staged and produced several world-renowned events.
Affectionately referred to as “Africa’s Grandest Gathering”, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival is the largest music event in sub-Saharan Africa. The Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF), now preparing for its 17th year, is an annual event. It is famous for delivering a star-studded line up featuring international and local artists in the jazz and jazz-related genres. This proudly South African event is hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) each year on the last weekend of March or the first weekend of April.
The festival boasts multiple stages with over forty artists performing over two nights. The festival hosts an excess of 37, 000 music lovers over the two show days and is combined with the CTIJF Sustainable Training & Development programme that aims to uplift and educate the youth. http://www.capetownjazzfest.com/

About espAfrika
espAfrika is a global leader in creating and producing unique entertaining experiences. With nearly twenty years in the industry, the company has grown into one of the most highly-awarded event management and production organisations in South Africa. espAfrika thrives on realising clients’ ideas and creating exceptional concepts that are relevant and engaging to today’s audiences. espAfrika owns and manages annual events such as the Cape Town International Jazz Festival which attracts festinos from around the world. espAfrika is a proud subsidiary of African Equity Empowerment Investments (AEEI)

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