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KwaZulu-Natal chefs to graduate from the department Recognition of Prior Learning Programme
KwaZulu-Natal chefs to graduate from the department’s Recognition of Prior Learning Programme

KWAZULU-NATAL – On the 23 February 2024, the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Mr. Fish Mahlalela, will oversee the graduation ceremony to honour 25 Chefs from the KwaZulu-Natal province who successfully completed the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme. 



The RPL programme addresses the skills and career progression needs in the tourism sector by recognising the prior learning of chefs, and awarding them the relevant occupational qualification and designation. 


The programme was first implemented in the 2021/2022 financial year. Since its introduction, the Department of Tourism has invested R3.1 million in the programme and has reached 107 experienced chefs in Gauteng, Limpopo, Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.  


All members of the media are welcome to attend as follows:

Date:        Friday, 23 February 2024

Venue:     The Master Culinary Academy, ​55 Gray Inn (Bluff, Durban), KwaZulu-Natal Province 

Time:        ​13H00 – 15H00 

RSVP:  Members of the media can confirm their attendance to Mr. Thabo Segakweng – Senior Communications Officer (DT) via Cell/ WhatsApp: 079 368 2779 or e-mail: ​