Tourism Deputy Minister Fish Mahlalela visited the Golden Gate Highlands National Park on Sunday, 26 September 2021 as part of the Department of Tourism's activities to commemorate Tourism Month across the country. This visit comes at an opportune time as the construction of the Godumodumo Dinosaur Centre is at its tail end, The Godumodumo Dinosaur Centre in Golden Gate Highlands National Park is a legacy project that was funded by the Department through its Tourism Infrastructure Development Fund in 2018.
Deputy Minister: Fish Mahlalela, said: “The MOU between the Department and SANParks has been a strategic partnership that has birthed the incredible Dinosaur Centre and many other significant tourism infrastructure projects at the South African National Parks (SANParks)."
He added: "This partnership has been in existence for decades and it has been successful, especially because our mandates coincide with one another to promote the conservation and preservation of our national heritage but also the elevation of active tourism amongst our local citizens and international compatriots. As a world class and state-of-the art interpretive centre, the project will serve as an iconic tourist attraction modelled on the narrative interpretation of the paleontological, archaeological and geological evidence found at the Golden Gate Highlands National Park."
Present at the event, Dumisani Dlamini: Chief Financial Officer at (SANParks) stated: “The Dinosaur Centre is one of many major initiatives that have been funded by the Department of Tourism on SANParks, all of which amount to an estimated total of R435 million. Some of our key partnership projects include:
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