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Learners to receive credentials in the field of responsible tourism practices
Learners to receive credentials in the field of responsible tourism practices
Deputy Minister of Tourism, Ms Elizabeth Thabethe, will officiate the certification ceremonies in various provinces for learners who successfully completed the Department’s Tourism Resource Efficiency Training Programme. 

Initiated in 2017, the Tourism Resource Efficiency Training initiative is funded by the Green Tourism Incentive Programme, and forms part of the greater National Tourism Sector Strategy objective to promote responsible tourism practices in the sector. 

Sixty (60) unemployed graduates from the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Free State Provinces recently participated in the Tourism Resource Efficiency Programme to gain skills in Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production methodologies. 

Implemented in partnership with the National Cleaner Production Centre – South Africa (NCPC – SA), the training comprised of a week of theoretical training and six months of on the job training - with mentorship facilitated by the organisation. 

It is envisioned that the Tourism Resource Efficiency trainees will contribute to inculcating a culture of responsible tourism practices, which will lead to increased awareness and pro-active action to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint. 

MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA ARE INVITED: 

WESTERN CAPE CERTIFICATION CEREMONY: 
DATE : Friday, 22 February 2019
VENUE : Cape Town Lodge – Western Cape Province  
TIME : 10:30 for 11:00 

EASTERN CAPE CERTIFICATION CEREMONY: 
DATE : Monday, 25 February 2019
VENUE : Mayfair Hotel (Mthatha) – Eastern Cape Province  
TIME : 10:30 for 11:00 

FREE STATE CERTIFICATION CEREMONY: 
DATE : Thursday, 28 February 2019
VENUE : Metsi Matsho Lodge – (Qwaqwa) – Free State Province  
TIME : 10:30 for 11:00 

Kindly confirm your attendance by no later than 21 February 2019:

Ms. Sindi Zwane   
Tel: +27 (0)12 444 6612
Email: szwane@tourism.gov.za