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7 of the most Beautiful Temples of Mauritius 🇲🇺 🛕

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We can’t all go to Bali, and who knows when travel will revert to normal? Check out the island life just 4 hours out of South Africa. Also how Africa’s oldest democracy is thriving. The history of Hindu temples in Mauritius is amazing – in many instances these were indentured labourers with a dream and they made it happen despite the odds. There is something about these temples, something more than just the location, that makes them so special. Ganga Talao CC-BY-SA-4.0 –https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/user:Khush_mauritiusIn 1898 pilgrims trekked to Grand Bassin to collect its water to offer to Lord Shiva on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri. The lake was then known as the ‘Pari Talao’. In 1972, some holy water from the Ganges River was mixed establishing a symbolic link with the sacred Indian River and the lake was renamed Ganga Talao. …

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India signs trade agreement with Mauritius: additional 100,000 vaccines and military aid

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India and Mauritius on Monday signed free trade agreement along with five key pacts. This is the first such agreement with an African country. The agreement was signed during the visit of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to the island nation. Jaishankar, who addressed the media with the Prime Minister of Mauritius, said India is privileged to have entered the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement (CECPA) with Mauritius. “This Agreement is India’s first-such Agreement with an African country as noted by the Prime Minister. It will provide a timely boost for the revival of our post-COVID economies and also enable Indian investors to use Mauritius as a launch-pad for business expansion into continental Africa helping the prospect of Mauritius emerging as a ‘hub of Africa’,” he said. CECPA will provide preferential access to Mauritius for the bulk of trade …

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Travel Operators must refund pilgrims

February 14, 2021 – Travel operators have been warned to refund Hajj pilgrims or face legal consequences. The South African Hajj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) this week issued a warning to Hajj tour operators to refund people who could not perform the pilgrimage last year due to the pandemic. Hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, the holiest city for Muslims. Due to the spread of covid-19 and the subsequent global travel restrictions, pilgrims from South Africa were unable to travel to Saudi Arabia. Sahuc said the majority of accredited Hajj travel operators have refunded pilgrims. The organisation listed six travel operators who still owe pilgrims money. “All accredited Hajj travel operators have until February 20 to ensure that the Hujaaj (pilgrims) are refunded in full. Failure to refund the pilgrims will result in legal action …

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Seven Exciting Upcoming South African Festivals

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South Africans love to celebrate and in order to share their celebrations with friends, family, neighbors and visitors, a number of festivals have been established throughout the country.  From literary and oyster festivals to festivals celebrating music and holidays, there’s no shortage of the type of fun and excitement that appeals to everyone, from online casino players to nature lovers. Some of South Africa’s most inspiring and energetic festivals include: Grahamstown National Arts Festival The annual Grahamstown National Arts Festival is South Africa’s biggest and best-known arts festival. The celebration to South African art is spread out over 11days and  60 venues (such as theatres, churches, schools) as well as in various outdoor locations for the street performances. It takes place in Grahamstown (also known as Makhanda) which is located in the center of the country. There are two programs, a …

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