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Tourism Budget Vote 2019

The Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane and the Deputy Minister Fish Mahlalela will deliver the Tourism Budget Vote highlighting the vision and strategic focal points that will be implemented by the Department in the current financial year (2019/20), and the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF).

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Tourism media briefing:

Date: 10 July 2019

Time: 12h00 to 13h00

Venue: Imbizo Media Centre, 120 Plein Street, Parliament - Cape Town

Tourism budget vote presentation:

Date: 10 July 2019

Time: 14h00 until 16h00

Venue: National Assembly Chamber, Parliament - Cape Town with a video link-up to GCIS, 1035 corners Frances Baard and Festival streets, Hatfield, Pretoria

Leading up to the Budget Vote, Minister Kubayi-Ngubane and Deputy Minister Mahlalela will take time to visit and interact with stakeholders and beneficiaries of the Department's programmes and initiatives.

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Youth In Tourism Tour - A thriving and inclusive domestic tourism economy rests on the shoulders of an adequately capacitated and skilled workforce. Deputy Minister Mahlalela will visit tourism establishments in the Western Cape that have collaborated with the Department to provide training and employment opportunities for youth especially in sommelier training.

Date: Monday, 08 July 2019

Time: 09h30 -14h30

Venues: 1) Simonsig Wine Estate – Stellenbosch [09h30 – 11h30]

2) Lanzerac Hotel & Spa – Stellenbosch [12h00 – 14h30]

Handover of grading certificate to the Silo Hotel - Graded establishments assure tourists of a quality service and experience, whilst catapulting our country's competitiveness in the global tourism market. Minister Kubayi–Ngubane will visit The Silo Hotel to officially handover the establishment's newly acquired grading certificate.

Date: Tuesday, 09 July 2019

Time: 10h00 – 11h00

Venues: The Silo Hotel – Waterfront, Cape Town

Taking township tourism to new heights - South Africa's diverse cultures and myriad of tourism experiences makes it a preferred holiday destination for domestic and international tourists. Minister Kubayi–Ngubane will visit Langa township and engage the iKhaya Le Langa movement that is sustainably revamping the province's oldest township, and boosting tourism.

Date: Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Time: 10h00 – 11h00

Venues: Ndabeni Street, Corner Rubusana Avenue, Langa, Cape Town

KINDLY NOTE - Media Accreditation for the build-up events is limited, and RSVP's will be noted on a 'first come - first serve' basis.

Kindly confirm your attendance by no later than 05 July 2019 to:

Ms. Sindi Zwane

Tel: 012 444 6620/ 081 267 4665

E- Mail:szwane@tourism.gov.za

(Department of Tourism)

Ms. Hlengiwe Nhlabathi

Tel: 012 444 6772/ 064 754 8426

E-mail: hnhlabathi@tourism.gov.za

(Ministry of Tourism)