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Minister Hanekom to launch tourism facilities at Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge and engage with local community
Minister Derek Hanekom
Minister of Tourism, Mr Derek Hanekom, will officially launch and handover tourism facilities built by the Department at the Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge - Free State. 

The Minister will also engage with the local community on issues pertaining to tourism development, and progress with regards to the National Development Plan (NDP). 

The Department promotes the growth of tourism products through infrastructure developments under its Social Responsibility Implementation (SRI) projects that are funded under the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).

The Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge is a Heritage site that preserves and sustains the Batlokoa culture.  The tourism facilities were constructed with the view of driving more tourists to the area. It is envisaged that the facilities will create employment opportunities, develop a vibrant, equitable and sustainable local economy that will assist the local community to share in the benefits of tourism.

Members of the media are cordially invited to attend

Date : Saturday, 19 November 2016
Venue : Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge – Phuthaditjhaba, 9870 - Free State 
Time : 09:00 for 09:30 

​​PROGRAMME 
​09H30​MEDIA REGISTRATION 
​09H45 – 10H15MEDIA BRIEFING ON WITSIESHOEK MOUNTAIN LODGE TOURISM PROJECT  AND INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY 

Kindly confirm your attendance by no later than 16 NOVEMBER 2016

Mr Thapelo Mohale    
Telephone: +27 (0) 444 6619

OR

Ms. Sindi Zwane 
Telephone: +27 (0) 444 6612