Airports

Thanks to our booming infrastructure sector, South Africa is lucky enough to have seven international airports and many smaller airports scattered around the country – some of which are owned by Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) and others privately. Besides the obvious benefit of travelling easily around SA and the globe, airports are a vital artery of the export and import industry and play an important role in the economic development of the country.

Travel Tips

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Climate and Seasons
South Africa is located in the Southern Hemisphere. Summer is generally October to March, Autumn is during April, Winter is May to August and Spring is around September.

Summers are generally hot and lightweight clothing is advisable although evenings can be cool around the coast. Sunscreen, hats and sunglasses are a must and remember that sunburn can occur even in overcast weather.

Visas

South Africa has the right to decide who may and who may not enter its territory. A visa ensures that you are properly screened before entering the country, and gives immigration officials the information they need to ensure you are admitted to South Africa for the correct purpose and length of time. A visa doesn’t guarantee you entry to the country, it only allows you to proceed to a South African port of entry, where an immigration officer will check that you satisfy the basic requirements for entry into the country.

Economy

The world of economics is exciting, especially when it comes to the local economic system. This substantial set of inter-related production and consumption activities aid in determining how scarce resources are allocated… sounds confusing, doesn’t it? Well, it doesn’t have to be. At Pretoria.co.za we pride ourselves on being on top of the economics game, no matter what local and international markets may throw at our beautiful city. With our focus on following popular trends and decisions made by big and small players alike, the world of economics pertaining to local markets is what we’re all about. For the most exciting and ground-breaking news in business, finance and social science, Pretoria.co.za is your go- to site. We think globally and write locally when it comes to all things in the pursuit of capital gain.

Geography

Pretoria is the transitional area between the Highveld and the Bushveld, approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi) north of Johannesburg in the north-east of South Africa. It lies in a warm, well sheltered, fertile valley, surrounded by the hills of the Magaliesberg range, 1,370 m (4,495 ft) above sea level. Pretoria covers an area of approximately 1,644 km².

History

First inhabitants
The Southern Transvaal Ndebele occupied the river valley, which was to become the location of the city of Pretoria, by around 1600. During the difaqane in Natal, another band of refugees arrived in this area under the leadership of Mzilikazi. However, they were forced to abandon their villages in their flight from a regiment of Zulu raiders in 1832.