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Minister Hanekom to engage Western Cape communities on tourism issues during Imbizo Focus Week
Minister Derek Hanekom

Tourism Growth and Development will take centre stage when the Minister of Tourism, Mr Derek Hanekom , engages stakeholders and local communities in the Western Cape under the theme “Together we move South Africa forward” during the National Imbizo Focus Week from 30 November to 04 December 2015.

The National Imbizo Focus Week provides a platform for political principals from all spheres of government to interact closely with communities, in an effort to assess the progress made on government’s priority programmes that are being implemented to boost  economic growth, create jobs and  to improve the quality of lives of all south Africans as espoused by the Nine-Point Plan.

Members of the media are invited to participate in the Imbizo Focus Week programme in the Western Cape as follows:

Day 1: 1 December 2015 – Tuesday

Event:     Launch of Donkey Tracking Route (Social Responsibility Implementation Programme) 
Venue:    Suurrug, Wupperthal via Pakhuis Pass (R364)
Time:      08h30 for 09h00

Day 2: 3 December 2015 – Thursday

Event:     Wine Service Programme Graduation Ceremony (Skills Development) 
Venue:    Lions Club, Worcester Dam
Time:      07h30 for 08h00

Event:     Universal Accessibility Engagement (“National Disability Rights Awareness Day”)
Venue:   Park Inn, Radisson Newlands Cape Town
Time:     13h30 for 14h00

Day 3: 4 December 2015 - Friday

Event:    Stakeholder Engagement - “Inclusive Growth in Tourism Economy (Transformation; Accessibility;   
              Beneficiation; SMME Development)
Venue:   Nelson Mandela Gateway, Cape Town
Time:     08h30 for 09h00

Media have an opportunity to engage with the Minister of Tourism for sound clips/ interviews and photo opportunities at all events.

Kindly confirm your attendance by no later than 27 November 2015 to:
Thapelo Mohale
Telephone: +27 (0) 12 444 6619