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Our Sydney based charter operations encompass the popular fly/dine packages to sensational destinations in the Hawkesbury River & Palm Beach areas. Restaurants such as the Cottage Point Inn, the Berowra Waters Inn, Peats Bite or Jonah’s Whale Beach offer world class service, cuisine and location. We also operate scenic flights from Rose Bay in and around Sydney Harbour and Beaches, as well as a Charter service. Our customers range from Sydneysiders, interstate travellers, and international visitors as we are heavily featured in many international travel brochures as an iconic Sydney experience. We place great importance on serving this diverse client base, and particularly relish the opportunity of meeting some of our more famous guests such as US Vice Presidents and numerous Hollywood movie stars.
Navair has developed the most comprehensive range of aviation services for both private and corporate aircraft charter in Australia and Asia Pacific. Navair Jets is an Australian-owned and operated private jet charter company, offering superior aviation experiences for our clients. With Navair, you can fly for business or leisure throughout Australia and internationally. Our aircraft are either owned and managed by us or specially selected through our close network of partner operators. We guarantee superior personalised service, with safety, discretion, and reliability at the forefront. Our team is available around the clock to work with you to tailor your travel experience.
Mossel Bay Aero Club is an aviation club situated at Mossel Bay Airfield (FAMO). Aircraft types range from weight shift trikes, 3-axis microlights, experimental, gyros, general aviation & helicopters. FAMO is a registered Parachuting Dropzone and is operated by SKYDIVE MOSSEL BAY. From training through to tandem jumps is catered for. STARLITE Flying Academy caters for Helicopter & Fixed Wing training, Route 62 AMO's now resort under STARLITE and are aircraft & helicopter AMO's. HELI AIR AVIATION are helicopter AMO's specialising in Robinson R-22, R-44, R-66 and Bell 206 helicopters.
At Heli-Air Aviation, AMO1263, we are focused on providing maintenance and repair services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction – we will do everything we can to meet your expectations. With a variety of offerings to choose from, we’re sure you’ll be happy working with us. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There’s much more to come! Owner Hannes Eksteen is a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer with 46 years experience. Our AMO is situated at Mosselbay airfield and we also have an approved AMO line station situated at John Wesdon airfield just outside Kimberley. We specialise on Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters and offer first and second line maintenance capabilities from general MPI's to repairs and rebuilds.
Another exciting one for me as it resonates with my desire to have the freedom through travel, all the while, to #ManageMyBusiness #WorkFromWherever I have for too long, been as a ship anchored, safely in Port. This is not what this ship was made for - I yearn to set sail, to explore the world. The time is near, the winds of change favourable. I have a few projects I’m busy with presently and I’m pregnant with promise and ambition. I am excited, committed, determined to tick off every item on my #BucketList, among the items - to #Managemybusiness #WorkFromWherever #exploreItaly, most of all, committed to move forward into the fullness of my raison d’être. Professionally trained as an attorney, practicing family, contract and insurance law, on a part-time basis, allowing me to pick and choose my clients and cases. I am also a business owner and manager of a SCUBA diving training and charter company, a qualified SCUBA diver instructor, coach and mentor to dive professional trainees. Personally, I am a 42 year old woman, living and working in a beautiful corner of the world, at the edge of the Garden Route, in a little town called Mossel Bay, South Africa for 10 years. I’m married 9 years and I have a 17 year old son. I also have two adult step-daughters and two young (step) grand-daughters. But who is Leanne Walmsley, at her core? I am a dreamer and I dream big dreams. I am an extrovert, not shy to shine, unafraid to lead. I have entrepreneurial vision but pragmatism and circumstance have made for very practical decisions over the last two decades, leaving my dreams shelved, to gather only dust. I have it settled deep within my spirit, the desire to impact lives, in a beneficial way, and to do so, not just at home, but far and wide.
PilotsTogether is a UK registered charity set up by current pilots and supporters, based in the UK. Its express aim is to ensure that pilots made redundant from UK-based airlines remain a part of our community. Pilots have never faced this level of disruption and uncertainty. There is also a common misconception that all pilots are wealthy and don’t need help. We want to make sure that they are supported. PilotsTogether's mission is to: Help them continue to pay back training loans and bills, without suffering economic hardship. Ensure that they don’t suffer on their own, that they have someone with whom they can talk. To help retain the skills they have spent so much in gaining, and learn new ones for the future and lastly to make sure they remain part of our aviation family. As PilotsTogethers we will provide financial support to formerly employed UK pilots who are facing economic difficulties. With formerly employed pilots now facing uncertain futures, many saddled with significant training debts, we will allocate donations to those who need it most so they can get through this. We will provide a range of practical support, advice and assistance to formerly employed UK pilots to help them navigate through challenges faced. This includes access to job opportunities, sim access and training assistance, career guidance and job application advice. We will provide mental health and wellbeing support to formerly employed UK pilots who need it. Wellbeing sessions and individual guidance will be provided through our network of peers and professional experts. We will make sure that these pilots continue to feel connected to their community and know that they aren’t alone. We will also raise awareness of the profession and make sure it continues to be an attractive career path for the next generation. It is critical that this crisis doesn’t deter future pilots from pursuing their dreams – and that we ensure that people from underrepresented groups aren’t deterred by the high financial barriers to entry.
Electra.aero is a next-gen aerospace company devoted to sustainable urban and regional mobility. We're building a clean, quiet, hybrid-electric aircraft that can operate out of spaces smaller than soccer fields. Our team of aerospace firebrands, led by industry pioneer Dr. John Langford, is growing at lightning speed. Electra is headquartered in northern Virginia but we call a few places home - Washington, D.C.; Charleston, South Carolina; Boston, Massachusetts; and Bern, Switzerland. Follow our epic adventure to build the future of urban and regional air mobility and re-imagine how people are connected. Ultra-short takeoff and landing from spaces as small as rooftops, parking lots, and soccer fields — runways not required. Distributed electric propulsion means getting to your destination quietly while keeping your neighbors and community happy. Built-in battery charging while you fly. No need for special infrastructure or having to wait on the ground for a recharge. Hybrid-electric versatility opens up a wide range of use cases with clean, quick, traffic-free access to final destinations.
Creating a company to conceive a new helicopter is much more than just a business venture. It demands long term vision with focus on the development of people and skills, and the creation of a technology oriented culture. First flight of the Cabri. A personal project for Bruno Guimbal to demonstrate new designs developed for Eurocopter next generation helicopters. In 2000 Helicopteres Guimbal is founded to design and certify a small helicopter equipped with sophisticated technology from larger helicopter types. In 2005 the Cabri G2 breaks 3 world records in its category. In 2007 Helicopteres Guimbal is awarded Design Organization Approval (DOA) by EASA. The Cabri G2 type certificate is delivered by EASA In 2008 the first Cabri G2 order received. Helicopteres Guimbal is awarded Production Organization Approval (POA) by EASA. Delivery of the Cabri Serial Number 1003 - New factory grand opening. In 2017 delivery of the 200th Cabri G2. In 2018 the first unmanned autonomous flight of VSR 700.
MD Helicopters, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of commercial, military, law enforcement and air-rescue helicopters. MD Helicopters, Inc. is building upon a tradition of excellence that is unmatched in the aerospace industry. Our high-performance helicopters have long been the products of choice for discriminating buyers. Our family of helicopters - the MD 500® series helicopters, MD 600N® helicopter and MD Explorer® helicopter - is synonymous with the world's best rotorcraft. We offer the best-quality, best-value helicopters in the world; provide state-of-the-art technology to enhance operator value; offer total support of our products wherever and whenever it's needed; and keep adapting our organization and the way we do business to make sure we continue to build upon that tradition of excellence and meet our customer’s high expectations for quality, service and support. MD Helicopters traces its roots back more than 50 years to when Hughes Tool Company, Aircraft Division first started to develop “light helicopters” in 1955. After years of successfully manufacturing such models as the Hughes 269, 300, 500 and 530F for civil use and TH-55 Osage, OH-6 Cayuse and highly successful AH 64-Apache, Hughes sold its helicopters business to McDonnell Douglas in 1984. For the most part, McDonnell Douglas stayed true to the original Hughes designs and nomenclatures. In 1997, McDonnell Douglas merged with Boeing to become the Boeing Company. In 1999, Boeing sold the former MD commercial helicopter lines to MD Helicopter Holdings Inc., an indirect subsidiary of the Dutch company, RDM Holding Inc. Included in the sale were the MD 500E and MD 530F single-engine helicopters with conventional tail rotors, the MD 520N and MD 600N single-engine helicopters with the Boeing exclusive NOTAR® no tail rotor system for anti-torque and directional control, and the MD Explorer series of twin-engine, eight-place helicopters. Boeing maintained the AH-64 line of helicopters, and rights to the NOTAR system. MD Helicopters Holdings Inc. was acquired in July, 2005 by Patriarch Partners, LLC, an investment fund. The company was recapitalized as an independent company, MD Helicopters, Inc. MD Helicopters is based in Mesa, Arizona and the current product line includes the MD 500E, MD 530F, MD 520N, MD 600N and the MD Explorer. MD Helicopters, Inc. has enjoyed a successful turn around going from as few as 7 helicopters manufactured in 2005 to 52 in 2008. In 2009-2010 the outlook for all helicopter manufacturers softened with the worldwide economy, but the company is confident of continued growth in 2011 and beyond. With more than 2500 aircraft currently in use around the world, MD Helicopters is a substantial company by any measure. Fleet users include the Korean Armed Forces, US Special Operations, Japanese Self Defense Forces, Jordanian Armed Forces, Turkish National Police, Houston Police, Columbus Police, CALSTAR, Argentina Armed Forces, the Italian government, the Finnish Armed Forces and many others. Internally the company is focused on internal process improvements, supply chain product flow, and fuselage ramp-up. There has been a significant emphasis on the sales of spares and the repair and overhaul business. Part sales are also showing a significant increase in orders per month. Through all the changes over the years, MD Helicopters has enjoyed an almost cult-like status with its customers and employees. It is viewed as a small private company with lots of heart and soul capable of delivering extremely good products. MD Helicopters are known for their speed, strength and ability to fly “hot and high.” MD Helicopters will renew its focus to differentiate itself from other Helicopter manufacturers while filling the needs of our operators, regardless of market segment. Our marketing goal is to position MD Helicopters as the “First Choice” manufacturer throughout the world. Looking at the helicopter marketplace and planning our place in industry growth for 2011 and beyond is a tremendous challenge with potential for tremendous opportunity. We can think of no better place to begin the journey than right where we are: “MD Helicopters, American Pride Rising to New Heights.”
Today, our team is made up of more than 700 passionate engineers, experts, and leaders, all focused on bringing our pioneering vision to life. We’re developing a world-class manufacturing facility in Marina, CA and have offices and workshops in Santa Cruz, San Carlos, Washington, D.C., and Munich, Germany. In the beginning, day and night, a small team of seven engineers worked out of “The Barn,” our workshop in the mountains above Santa Cruz. We explored the frontiers of technologies like electric motors, flight software, and lithium-ion batteries — engineering almost every component from the ground up. Beginning in 2012, Joby was selected to collaborate with NASA on several groundbreaking electric flight projects, including the X-57 and LEAPTech. After many years of subscale testing and analysis, we arrived at our current configuration and flew this subscale prototype for the first time. Our first full-scale prototype took to the skies in 2017. In 2019, our first production prototype began a rigorous flight testing program. In 2020, we agreed to a "G-1" certification basis for our aircraft with the FAA, laying a clear path to certifying our aircraft for commercial flights. The U.S. Air Force also granted its first ever eVTOL airworthiness approval to Joby as part of its Agility Prime program. With more than 1,000 test flights behind us, we're looking ahead to breaking ground on our first large-scale manufacturing facility later this year, certifying our aircraft in 2023, and starting commercial operations in 2024.
Giovanni Nicelli Airport is located in the prestigious setting of Lido of Venice, in the northern part of the island just ten minutes by boat from the city center. The air terminal, an example of perfectly preserved architecture, started in 1930s and solemnly inaugurated on 4 February 1935, is the oldest trading post in Italy. In 2014 the airport was included in the ranking of the ten most beautiful in the world by the BBC edited by Jonathan Glancey. Equipped with elegant interior spaces and large gardens and outdoor terraces, it is the ideal location for meetings and conferences, private dinners and events, exclusive parties, art exhibitions and film shoots. In 1915, with Italy's entry into the war against the Central Empires, the priceless artistic heritage of Venice was exposed to bombing by Austrian aircraft. The danger did not leave the French government indifferent, which proposed sending some fighters to protect the city. The offer was accepted by our staff and on 13 August of the same year, 36 men commanded by pilot captain Michel de Chalonge, left Lyon for the lagoon city who conducted 63 effective actions on strategic objectives. The initial deployment near Mestre proved unsuitable for timely interception of enemy aircraft before their arrival on the lagoon, thus making it necessary to search for a new base. With an original choice, the Navy Command, in charge of the Venetian stronghold, decided to create an airfield from the parade ground of the Fort of S. Nicolò al Lido. The space, enlarged with the demolition of some smaller buildings, demonstrated the feasibility of the project and on December 1st, after three months of work, the French squadron moved to the new headquarters, thus marking the birth of the Lidense airport, the current Nicelli. The choice was a happy one. The captain and his pilots, housed in the Hotel Paradiso, were often at the center of a worldly interest also favored by the excellent cuisine ensured by the four accompanying chefs. The department had illustrious visitors such as the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VIII, the writer Celine, and an exceptional godmother, the charming Baroness Nicola Winspeare Guicciardi. Gabriele D’Annunzio will become a regular of the place while the high Venetian aristocracy will open up more and more to French pilots. The presence of Gabriele d'Annunzio at the Lido, who moved from the famous Casetta Rossa on the Grand Canal in Via Lepanto 24, to participate in the risky events of the Adriatic war, represents a historical fact not without charm which was not overlooked by the French aviators who knew the artistic and worldly successes of the poet in their country. A singular proof of this admiration can be found in an image of a Spad plane on the Lido field with the inscription “Perhaps that yes perhaps that no”, the title of a famous work by the poet. During his life in Lidense D'Annunzio also confirmed himself as a creative in the field of military art, contributing in an original and effective way to the daring and insidious guerrilla warfare to be conducted at sea and in the air which Tahon di Revel himself had announced. The presence of D'Annunzio on the Lido field, the current Nicelli, was assiduous and creative. Commander of a Caproni squadron he experimented for the first time in Italy with the use of land torpedo bombers until the needs of the war required the full use of the unit on the land front. The Air Torpedo Squadron, created to emulate the legendary strikes from the air landed by the MAS flotilla, will therefore become a bombing unit, also based at the Lido airport, reinforced with SIA 9B aircraft. In October, Commander D'Annunzio will change her name and motto: he will call her S. Marco and for the motto he will abandon the Latin of "sufficit animus" for the Venetian word of "tu con nu nu con ti".
Kimberley Airport based in The Northern Cape provides regular domestic flights in South Africa between Cape Town Airport and O.R Tambo Airport in Johannesburg. The airport is used predominantly by business travelers in South Africa. The Airport boasts two asphalt runways of 46 meters in width and 3 kilometers in length. Annually the Airport transports approximately 170,000 passengers across around 10,000 flights through airlines South African Express and Airlink Kimberley AirportThe Airport is located approximately 10KMs from the center of Kimberley. Car hire and airport shuttle services are available from the airport terminal and can be booked online. Accommodation in Kimberley can be booked directly through a variety of establishments nearby. There are many landmarks for sightseers in Kimberley, the most notable being The Big Hole of Kimberley which was formerly mined for Diamonds, it has now since become a popular tourist attraction and unique landmark. Other things to do in Kimberley include The Open Mine Museum, Mokala National Park, Kamfers Dam, The Oppenheimer Gardens, Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre, William Humphreys Art Gallery and The Railway Museum The Kimberley is the largest city in the Northern Cape. Being Capital of the province, Kimberley has a rich mining heritage in South Africa dating back to the 1800’s. Similarly the aviation industry in Kimberley also has a long standing history that stems back to the early 1900s. In 1930 Kimberley Airport was at the time rated as having the best night time landing facilities in Africa. During the war Kimberley Airport was used for fighter pilots to train by the Union Defence Force.
Upington Airport located in The Northern Cape provides domestic flights in South Africa to Cape Town Airport and OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg through Airlink airlines. The Airport only provides international flights for cargo and non-scheduled charter flights, not commercial. Car Hire services are available through Avis, Bidvest, First Car & Tempest Car Hire, alternatively Airport Shuttles can be booked. A tourist information desk and a conference room are also available for usage at the airport terminal building. Upington Airport is is conveniently located less than 5KMs from the center of town and accommodation in Uppington is available and can be booked through various establishments within the area. Formally known as Pierre Van Ryneveld Airport, it was established in 1968. The Upington Airport is host to three asphalt runways which can accommodate aircrafts as large as a Boing 747, the main runway used at Upington Airport measures just short of 5KMs in length and is the longest civilian runway in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the longest in the world, it even has the ability to land a NASA Space Shuttle in the event of an emergency. Apart from offering commercial flights to the public, Upington Airport is a cargo hub for items such as grape exports and motor vehicle imports by car manufacturers.upington airport Upington, although being a smaller South African town does provide most modern urban amenities and commodities such as Foreign Exchange Facilities, Banks & ATMs, WiFi Hotspots, Restaurants, Medical facilities and general commercial businesses. Upington is most well-known for its grape harvests which are of a high, international quality and are predominantly exported to Europe and produced into Wine. Uppington is also famous for its six Orange River Wines; Kanoneiland, Grootdrink, Kakamas, Keimoes and Groblershoop.
The city of Port Elizabeth is served by the Port Elizabeth International Airport in the Eastern Cape. The Port Elizabeth airport was once called the H. F. Verwoerd Airport. This airport is owned and operated by the Airports Company South Africa who also operate other airports around South Africa. In 1917 the first plane flew from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth and since then and over the years many flights have gone in and out of the Port Elizabeth Airport. The Port Elizabeth Airport mainly deals with flights that go to and from OR Tambo and Cape Town. The Port Elizabeth Airport is also known as the Ten Minute Airport as it is in the perfect central location. It is called the Ten Minute Airport as it is less than a ten minute drive from most of the major areas within the city. The airport is about two miles south of the city’s central business district which is perfect for those business travellers. The airport in Port Elizabeth actually serves more than 1 million people each year. The Port Elizabeth Airport sits at an elevation of 226 feet above the mean sea level. The airport is equipped with two asphalt paved runways, 13 aircraft parking bays on the apron and the terminal building measures 8700 square metres. In June 2004, the modern terminal upgrade was completed which meant that the airport is able to handle up to 2 million passengers each year. The planning for the 2010 FIFA World Cup saw that runway 08/26 would be extended from 1980 metres to a massive 3000 metres, so that the airport would be able to accommodate the international flights that would be coming in however this planned upgrade to the airport never happened. The Port Elizabeth Airport is also used as an Air Force station and is the home to the C Flight of 15 squadron of the South African Air Force. It is a helicopter unit that has the primary task of maritime and landward search and rescue operations. The airport also has a branch of the South African Air Force Museum. Airlines that operate out of the Port Elizabeth International Airport include Mango, South African Airways, South African Express, Flysafair, Airlink and Comair. These are low cost and full service airlines. The difference between the 2 is that low cost airlines do not offer first class seating and an inflight meal. To get an even cheaper flight, the airline Flysafair can be used which does not include checked luggage in its ticket price. This need only be added if it is really needed. Else, you would score a cheaper flight if you can make do with the 7 kilogram carry-on limit. Finding flights to or from the Port Elizabeth International Airport can be handled with ease through the flight booking engine found on our website. This search engine can be utilized by entering in your dates of travel, along with location and number of travellers. With this small bit of information, you would be given all flights which still have seats available. From this list you can go ahead and choose the flight which appeals the most to you. It could be the cheapest flight if you are just looking for a fast means of getting from one city to the next. It could be on an airline where you would be treated with the full air service. Alternatively, it could depend on the time of day which would best suit your plans.
East London Airport based in the Eastern Cape provides domestic flights to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth through airlines Airlink, Fly Safair, Kulula, South African Airways and South African Express. East London Airport handles over 600,000 passengers a year. East London Airport has two asphalt runways between 1.5Kms and 2KMs in length Facilities in the Airport Terminal building include Banks and ATMs, a tourist and information help desk, retail shops, and public telephones. East London Airport is fully disabled-friendly, access within the terminal building is made easier for disabled passengers with lifts, ramps and reserved disabled parking available for use. Car Hire services from East London airport are available from Europcar, Hertz, Tempest, Bidvest and First Car Rental. The airport was commissioned and established in 1927 by Lieut Colonel Alistair Miller and has been moved from its original location several times, until 1965 when it was renamed after former Transport Minister as Ben Schoeman Airport and made permanent residence in its current location. It was renamed back to East London Airport in 1994, since then major alterations have been made to the terminal building seeing a major influx of passengers and cargo being transported from the airport. East London Airport was voted the fastest growing Airport in South Africa during 2016 after seeing an increase in passenger and cargo traffic of 19% over the year. Being a coastal City, East London is situated within convenient travelling distance from popular local beaches; Nahoon Beach, Gonubie Beach and Orient Beach. East London offers many tourist attractions within close vicinity, such as; Museums, Private Game Reserves Parks, a Zoo, an Aquarium, Nature Trails and Art Galleries. East London, part of the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality is located coast of South Africa in the province of the Eastern Cape along the Indian Ocean and is home to a population of 755,000 residents.The primary spoken language is Xhosa but English is mostly understood within the region. East London is a major industrial city in South Africa, the predominant sector of industry being motor vehicle manufacturing and assembling, Mercedes-Benz export the majority of their right hand drive vehicles for international and local export from their East London plant.
George Airport located in the Western Cape provides domestic flights to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Bloemfontein through airlines Airlink, CemAir, FlySafair, Kulula, Mango and South African Express, the airport handles over 700,000 passengers a year. Cargo flights from George are also available. George airport is also base to AVIC Flight School who train student pilots for commercial flight. George airport has two asphalt runways available that are between 1km and 2kms in length. The airport terminal facilities include a tourist and information help desk, Banks & ATMs, a conference room and board room, retail shops, changing rooms, prayer facilities and public telephones. George Airport is fully disabled-friendly, access within the terminal building is made easier for disabled passengers with lifts, ramps and reserved disabled parking available for use. George Airport, formerly known as P.W. Botha Airport was established in 1977 and was built to be an exact replica of the Keetmanshoop Airport in Namibia, the building has since expanded vastly due to reaching its capacity. The town of George, formerly known as Georgetown was established in the 1800s in the Western Cape along the famous Garden Route was historically known for its long running Timber industry that played a major role in the establishment of the town. Being almost equidistance between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, George has become a popular, affluent holiday resort town which has administrative and conference centre facilities that have earned it the right as the commercial business hub of the Garden Route in The Cape.
Bram Fischer Airport located in Bloemfontein, Free State provides domestic passenger flights to Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town and George through airlines Airlink, South African Airways, CemAir, Mango and South African Express, handling over 300,000 passengers a year. Cargo flights are also available to and from the airport. Bram Fischer Airport utilizes two asphalt runways over 2kms in length. The airport facilities include a tourist information desk, VIP passenger and business lounge and conference room, basic retail outlets available include a restaurant / coffee shop and ATMs. Car hire and airport shuttle services can be found at the airport terminal or booked online before arrival.bram fischer airport Formerly known as Bloemfontein Airport, established in 1961 and opened by former President CR Swart, it was later renamed after the renowned lawyer; Bram Fischer International Airport in 2012 by President Jacob Zuma The City Centre of Bloemfontein is 20KMs distance from Bram Fischer Airport, there is a wide variety of choice for accommodation in Bloemfontein that can be booked directly with establishments in the area. Bloemfontein is host to many tourist attractions, monuments and landmarks; there is also an array of history and war museums within the area. Bloemfontein has many lush and green parks which are available for communal use as a hangout spot. The local Botanical Gardens provides visitors with an abundance of flowers and several hundred different species of plants. Bloemfontein also has two Zoos which are home to various species of birds, primates and other exotic animals. Other notable sights to see in Bloemfontein which are open to the public is the Naval Hill Planetarium and Boyden Observatory which are used for international astronomical research and studies by Harvard University Bloemfontein meaning ‘Fountain of Flowers’ in English, was established in the 1800s is the capital city of The Free State Province and is the seventh largest city in South Africa. Bloemfontein is part of the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality which is home to a population of over 700,000 people. Being the judicial capital of the country, Bloemfontein is home to the Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa and has a long political heritage in the country, both The National Party and African National Congress political parties were originally founded in Bloemfontein during the early 1900s.