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60 tourism graduates to gain work experience in the United States of America (USA)

Sixty (60) tourism graduates from across the country will be going to the United States of America (USA) to participate in a twelve (12) month work programme in various hospitality establishments. 

The graduates are part of an exchange programme formulated by the Department, in partnership with Awesome Travel and the South African Chefs Association (SACA), to provide workplace experience to youth between the ages of 19 and 29 in advanced cookery, restaurant and hotel management.

Minister Tokozile Xasa will host a farewell breakfast event to officially send-off the graduates, who will be departing for the USA on 30 November 2017.

Members of the media are invited to attend

Date:   30 November 2017

Time:   07:00 - 10:30

Venue:  Birchwood Hotel – 14 View Point Rd, Bardene, Boksburg


Minister's Breakfast at Birchwood – 30 November 2017

07:00 - 07:30 Arrival and registration ​
07:30- 08:00 Delegates to be seated ​
08:00 - 08:15 Opening and Welcome Ms M Ramphele- NDT
08:15 - 08:30Message of motivationMs R Gordon  – Nedbank
08:30 - 08:45Cultural changeMr G Davidson - Awesome travel
08:45 - 09:00Introduction of Minister of TourismMs M Ramphele- NDT
09:00 - 09:10 Key Note addressMinister Tokozile Xasa
09:10 - 09:30Closing Ms M Ramphele- NDT
09:30 - 09:45Photo session and media interviews  with Minister ​
10:00Learners depart for OR Tambo International Airport


Kindly confirm your attendance by no later than 27 November 2017 to:

Ms Lerato Mogorosi
Tel: 012 444 6620           

Ms Sindi Zwane

Tel: 012 444 6612 / 0812674665