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Throughout our school years, we constantly have our teachers’ and parent’s mantra “you need to pick a career” drilled into us. However, for the majority of us, we simply don’t know exactly what we want to do and many students have dropped out of tertiary institutions because they were coerced into an industry that had a narrow focus and did not gel with their personality.

In today’s world, we need to find degrees that provide us with a multitude of skills that we can constantly adapt and if this way of thinking appeals to you, then a career in hotel management needs to be considered.

Owing to the course being globally applicable and because hospitality is a far-reaching area of study, a broad range of skills need to be taught. The discipline calls for the integration of skills that will develop you into a knowledgeable, well rounded graduate, confident to take the next step forward into forging a successful career.

An international hospitality management degree will mold the left and right hemispheres of your brain to create a theoretical and practical thinker through which no problem will go unsolved. Whether there is a financial issue or the handling of a situation, owing to a language barrier, you will be equipped to deal with it cool and calmly.


The all-new Ford Kuga is now available. Sharper new styling aside, the second-generation Kuga also ushers in a host of new safety technologies, EcoBoost powerplants and a new intelligent all-wheel drive system.

While the outgoing car was eye-catching in its own right, the new Kuga’s adoption of a more purposeful take on Ford’s kinetic design language moves the car further in line with more contemporary offerings such as the new Focus.

Among the highlights are a steeply raked windshield, a more aggressive front airdam and headlamp treatment, raised beltline and large wheel arches.

Three engine options are offered – a 1,6-litre EcoBoost turbopetrol in two states of tune and a 2,0-litre TDCi turbodiesel. The entry-level petrol unit is coupled to a front-wheel drivetrain and produces 110 kW. Mated with a six-speed manual gearbox, this engine returns a combined fuel consumption of 6,6 litres/100 km. This particular setup is augmented by a start/stop system.

Next up is a 134 kW version of the same engine. This unit is coupled to a six-speed, develops 240 N.m of torque and consumes 7,7 litres/100 km.

The 2,0-litre turbodiesel is mated with ford’s Powershift dual-clutch six-speed automatic transmission and makes 120 kW and 340 N.m. The claimed fuel consumption for this model is 6,2 litres/100 km.

The new adaptive all-wheel drive system reacts within milliseconds to assess terrain conditions and splits drive between the front and rear axles accordingly. In a more dynamic driving scenario it works in tandem with Ford’s Curve Control system, which applies controlled braking when the system detects that a driver has carried too much speed into a corner to counter excessive understeer. This is further augmented by a torque vectoring system first seen in the Focus that applies a small degree of braking to an inside wheel under cornering to draw the nose in line.

In terms of trim the Kuga range kicks off with Ambiente, which incorporates front/rear foglamps, 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, cruise control and an audio system with Bluetooth and voice control.

Trend specification adds rear parking sensors, leather sports seats, electrically folding mirrors, dual-zone climate control and a nine-speaker Sony audio system with TFT screen.

Range-topping Titanium specification adds bi-Xenon auto headlamps with auto high beam assist, rain-sensing wipers, curve control and a hands-free motorised tailgate.

Titanium-spec models can be further kitted up with the R35 000 Titanium Option Pack comprising radar-actuated braking, adaptive cruise control, blind spot assist, lane keeping assist and 19-inch alloy wheels.


Kuga 1,6 EcoBoost Ambiente FWD – R289 900

Kuga 1,6 EcoBoost Trend FWD – R324 900

Kuga 1,6 EcoBoost Trend AT AWD – R364 900

Kuga 1,6 EcoBoost Titanium AT AWD – R398 900

Kuga 2,0 TDCi Trend Powershift AWD – R384 900

Kuga 2,0 TDCi Titanium Powershift AWD – R428 900

Pricing includes a 4-year/120 000 km warranty, 4-year service plan (80 000 km on petrols and 90 000 km for diesels) and a 3-year roadside assist plan. Service intervals are 20 000 km for petrols and 15 000 km for diesels.

For more Ford reviews visit carmag.coza

Original Source: Car Mag

Hiring A Car Is Easy


I love to travel and when I do I prefer having my own car and not having to deal with the hassle of
public transport. The sound of children crying on the bus or waiting in the rain trying to wave down
a taxi, really not the way I want to spend my time. Particularty in South Africa where public transport
is not up to scratch, I prefer Cape Town car hire and also johannesburg car hire everytime.

So next time you’re in the country I would highly recommend trying this route and seeing what you think.  The companies here do well and are up to every international standard.

Winter Road Tripping

Road tripping through South Africa during winter can be amazing. While the rain doesn’t always make for favourable conditions, the scenery is breathtaking as mountainsides are filled with waterfalls and grass plains are deep green and filled with life. However, while it may make for optimal sightseeing, driving in winter can be a difficult task and it’s important to consider a few things before embarking in your South Africa car rental with unlimited mileage.

It’s important to remember the rules of the road in unfavourable weather – something that should be done all year round. Pay special attention to speed limits and following distance. Often it may be difficult to see on a typical winter day and it’s important to drive with your headlights on and be on the constant look out for brake lights ahead of you. Ensure that you’re break lights are working before hitting the road – just one of the many checks you should carry out before leaving.

Ensure you can see optimally at all times. Replace your windscreen wipers before you leave if need be and top up the wiper fluid to make sure your vision really is crystal clear. Concentrate on the road ahead of you at all times and if you find yourself getting tired or your vision blurry then ask someone else to drive for a while.

It’s important to keep stimulated during a road trip, especially during winter. However, often the line between stimulated and distracted can be blurred when making use of long term car hire in Cape Town and surrounds. Ensure that there is a constant flow of music or a radio channel that you like – it’s especially useful to tune into a channel that provides up to date traffic reports.

Traffic during winter is particularly hectic and this is when having music in the background is useful. Avoid the traffic all together and pull over in a safe and preferably dry spot to enjoy the contents of that flask or to study the map for the duration of the journey. If you do plan to stop off on the side of the road then don’t stop on a shoulder, especially in bad weather. Ensure that your car is completely off the road and remember that a yellow line should only be used for emergencies.

When it’s cold we expend more energy and so do our cars which is why you need to keep supplies for both people and the car itself in the event of an emergency or just to hold both over on a long trip. At least if you make use of reputable car hire in South Africa you can rest assured that your car will be in good condition from the moment you embark on your winter road trip.

Original Source: I Need A Car

Car hire in Cape Town

long term car hire in cape townMy family and I were planning a holiday in South Africa. We were flying from abroad so we needed a car for the three months that we would be staying there. I came across many car rental businesses, but what caught my attention was that Drive Africa offered 4×4 rentals as well as long term car hire in Cape Town which is exactly what I was looking for.

The highlight about the whole package is that you get unlimited mileage, as my family and I will be travelling a lot in South Africa as it is our first time visiting the country so there is lots on our to do list. For any tourists this really is the best most convenient option.

I was very impressed with Drive Africa’s service, they were efficient and our long term car hire in Cape Town is now booked and awaiting our arrival. For anyone looking for car rental companies I highly recommend this company as there prices are very good as well as their service is outstanding.

BMW reviews

BMW reviews

For the best BMW reviews, specs and features either purchase the carmag magazine or visit carmag online. Carmag allows you to take the cars for a road test and will get the car for you that fits your requirements the most.

Carmag is a well-known and trusted dealership so I highly recommend them to you if you are interested in purchasing a new BMW or just want to view information on the latest models.

Source : Carmag

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