The Department of Tourism would like to place on record that neither the Deputy Minister, Mr Fish Mahlalela, nor the Department, are participants at the Ekurhuleni Tourism and Business Expo 2023, contrary to the advertisement on social media, which was issued without the knowledge and/or consent of the Department. The Department is also concerned about the unauthorised use of a government departmental logo.
The Department further notes that the event organisers have subsequently sent an apology for this misleading information and have committed to correct the poster on social media. The Department will be seeking further advice on the matter.
The Department wishes to advise against any unauthorised use of the Department’s brand.
Ms Seapei Lebele
Acting Chief Director: Communications
Department of Tourism
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