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Tourism launches initiatives in celebration of President Mandela’s Centenary
Minister Tokozile Xasa
The Department of Tourism in collaboration with the National Heritage Council (NHC), South African Tourism (SAT) and the Nelson Mandela Museum will host the following activities in Mthatha – Eastern Cape  as part of the Nelson Mandela Centenary Celebrations: 
  • Launch of the ‘Release Mandela Historic Memories’ initiative to Commemorate the 28th anniversary of the release of Former President Nelson Mandela and various political prisoners from custody on the 11th of February 1990; 
  • Minister Tokozile Xasa will announce the 100 places and spaces App  developed by South African Tourism (SAT) to encourage tourists to have an experiential interaction with the sites that have a connection with former president  Mandela; and 
  • Minister Tokozile Xasa will announce the tourism programmes of the Department aligned to the celebration of the Nelson Mandela Centenary, which include the hosting of the annual World Tourism Day Celebrations by the Eastern Cape provincial government on 27 September 2018.  
Members of the media are invited 

Launch of the tourism centenary initiatives

Date: Saturday, 10 February 2018
Venue: NELSON MANDELA MUSEUM (Mthatha - Eastern Cape)  

Time: 08h00 – 10h00 – Tour of Qunu and Nelson Mandela Museum 
        11h00 – 14h30 – Formal launch programme  
        14h30 – Media interview opportunity

Kindly confirm your attendance by no later than 08 February 2018 to:

Ms Sindi Zwane  
Telephone: +27 (0) 12 444 6612
Cell: +27 (0) 81 267 4665


Ms Lerato Mogorosi
Telephone: +27 (0) 12 444 6620