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Minister Sisulu to hold stakeholder engagements in Buffalo City Metro and Ndlambe Municipality
Minister Sisulu to hold stakeholder engagements in Buffalo City Metro and Ndlambe Municipality


The Minister of Tourism, Lindiwe Sisulu, will tomorrow, 16 June 2022 and Friday 17 June 2022 be engaging with key Tourism industry stakeholders in the Eastern Cape on the implementation of the Tourism Sector Recovery Plan and the expansion of the Enterprise Development and Transformation Programme aimed at introducing new players in the tourism economy and achieving the transformation objectives.


The deliberations with local government as the sphere of government responsible for the development of local tourism will focus mainly on the growth of tourism enterprises in a manner that facilitates inclusive participation, job creation and contributes to the competitiveness of tourism destinations.


The Minister will also be engaging youth on the importance of travel and tourism and to encourage learners to pursue a career within the sector. 


On 26 May 2020 during the Tourism Budget Vote Speech in the NCOP Minister Sisulu made an undertaking that she is targeting the youth for bursaries and internships as part of the 2 500-youth targeted for the Department’s skills programme and will work with the Provinces to ensure that this target of 2 500 youth is fulfilled. 


Minister Sisulu will be joined by the political leadership of the two municipalities.


Details are as follows:

Date:                16 June 2022   

Time:               11:00 

Venue:             Jeff’s Place

Location:         Mdantsane, East London


Date:                17 June 2022   

Time:               11:00 to 13:30

Location:         Port Alfred Civic Centre   


Date: 17 June 2022 

Time: 14:00 to 17:00

Location: Port Alfred


Enquiries: Please contact


Mr Mpumzi Zuzile (Ministry of Tourism)    Mr Steve Motale (Ministry of Tourism)  

Tel:  060 955 9035                  Or               Tel: 0837480719

E-mail:             E-