Tomorrow, 29 May 2023, Minister of Tourism, Patricia de Lille will meet with stakeholders including MECs for Tourism, the South African Police, the private sector including the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) to discuss tourism safety and actions that government in partnership with the private sector will take to enhance tourism safety.
Minister de Lille will meet with stakeholders which also includes the National Prosecuting Authority and the SA Township and Village Tourism Organisation (SATOVITO) in Johannesburg tomorrow to discuss the risks related to tourism safety and measures that need to be implemented to improve tourism safety as agreed to in the 2018 Tourism Safety Strategy.
The tourism sector is an important one for our economy and safety is one of the issues affecting the growth of the sector. As government we want to form partnerships with the private sector to address this including deploying more safety tourism monitors to key tourist sites and using technology to improve tourism safety.
Tomorrow, following the Tourism Safety Forum meeting with stakeholders, Minister de Lille will brief the media on the partnership with the private sector and the Tourism Safety Action Plan, outlining commitments and timelines by government and the private sector.
The media briefing details are as follows:
Date: Monday 29 May 2023
Venue: Gautrain Room, R2, Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton
All media are welcome to attend and are kindly requested to RSVP to Sindisiwe Zwane on 081 267 4665
Media Liaison Officer to Minister Patricia de Lille, MP Cell: +27 (0) 79 416 5996