You are celebrating your heritage today with an aim to motivate younger generation under the theme: ”Explore, Learn, Protect and Respect the diverse culture and heritage of our country”
The Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, received with concern the Annual Performance Report of South African Tourism (SAT) and the audit outcome of the department. While the department received a qualified audit, it has managed to achieve above 80% performance. The Minister wishes to thank the Director General Mr. Victor Tharage and the entire departmental staff.
It is my privilege today, on behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of South Africa, to extend congratulations to the Government and the people of the Republic of Korea, on the occasion of the celebration of your National Day.
It is with great sadness that the Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, learns of the passing of one of the industry’s budding entrepreneur, Ms. Nobantu Mbude.
Speaking in Cape Town last night to the more than 100 international journalists who arrived in the country over the weekend to cover the royal visit, Tourism Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi -Ngubane, encouraged the media and other British dignitaries to maximise the opportunity to experience an incredibly diverse product offering of our beautiful country, Mzansi.
This important global meeting of senior tourism and high-level representatives of the private sector, taking place from 9 to 13 September, brings together delegations from more than 150 countries. Also in attendance are representatives from over 500 UNWTO affiliate members in the public and private sectors, NGOs and academia.
We are confident that the Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library, which will host the rich legacy of Former President Thabo Mbeki and other African leaders, will become an important cultural monument that will not only serve to bring tourists to our shores but will also serve as a reminder of who we are as Africans, where we come from, what we have achieved and our obligations, as a young generation, towards creating a united and prosperous Africa which is at peace with itself.
This is part of a ministerial engagement with local and international influencers and the Thabo Mbeki Foundation on the country’s brand in the continent and abroad.
Our country is not only blessed with magnificent natural tourist attractions, it is also endowed with an incredible diversity of attractions. In this connection, the department of tourism strives to improve the country’s competitiveness and attractiveness in offering an authentic tourist experience, and to increase demand. We recognise that diversified product offering enables the country to respond to varying market needs.
South Africa congratulates the government and political parties in the Central African Republic for the Political Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation that was signed in Bangui on 6 February 2019.
I rise today to address this House in this centenary
year of our former President, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, Mama Albertina
Sisulu and "Oom Bey" Naude, whose selfless efforts in struggle
contributed to the democracy we enjoy today. May their revolutionary
spirit live on, particularly as we work tirelessly to transform our
tourism sector for the benefit of all South Africans.
We have a beautiful
country, with rich cultural diversity and spectacular natural
attractions, giving us a solid foundation to grow tourism responsibly,
sustainably, and inclusively. With a
total of 1.6 million people employed across its wide value chain,
tourism is a beacon of hope for so many people in our country who are
without jobs and incomes.
Tourism Ministers from across the continent yesterday adopted the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s program of work for Africa at the 61st meeting of the Commission for Africa in Abuja, Nigeria
The implementation of IORA’s Blue Economy has potential to accelerate ocean-driven economic growth amongst its members. Coastal and Marine Tourism is continuously growing and provides valuable income for coastal communities world-wide. It also represents an important contributor to the economy of countries and for generating employment.
The news of this delay will allay concerns of both international and domestic travellers and will reinforce our stance that South Africa’s tourism sector remains open for business, explained Minister Hanekom
The Deputy Minister of
Tourism Elizabeth Thabethe was in the North West on 5 March 2018 as part of the
Enterprise Development Awareness campaign, which started in Gauteng last month.
The campaign aims to create an awareness of opportunities offered to Small,
Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) through the Enterprise Development
Programme by the Department of Tourism to ensure they become sustainable in the
As 2015 draws to a close, we as the Tourism family would like to extend our warmest wishes to the nation, the continent and our international visitors and to say thank you for making tourism the successful sector that it is.
The President has also extended a warm welcome to international visitors who come to South Africa during the festive season to enjoy the South African summer, beautiful scenery and top class facilities.
Collaboration in the field of tourism was the main agenda item when the Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom, recently visited Saudi Arabia for bilateral discussions with his counterpart, Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, President of Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH).
The Minister of Tourism, Mr Derek Hanekom, will be visiting the Shark Cage Diving and Canopy Tour tourist sites
The Mthatha Visitor Information Centre Project was funded in 2010 by the Department of Tourism for a budget of R13, 059 000.00 under its Social Responsibility Implementation Programme. The project created 28,786 job opportunities.
Empowering Young Women to Lead Change is designed to support the development of young women’s skills and to enable them to provide leadership on the issues that concern them. It is important to ensure that young women are in leadership positions and they are given latitude to have meaningful participation in decision-making.
Developing a strong and growing SMME community is a priority of the National Development Plan’s (NDP) vision. SMMEs are expected to be central to South Africa’s job creation efforts and economic development, in line with national priorities and international trends.
Africa is a continent with amazing tourism offerings and huge growth potential. Our continent’s vibrant cities, rich cultural diversity and splendid natural beauty provide the backdrop for what I believe will be a decade of significant growth in travel and tourism.
The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Ms Tokozile Xasa, will proudly officiate the exciting launch of Greater Edendale Tourism Emerging Businesses as well as the Homestay Programme.
The Department of Tourism, in partnership with The City of Tshwane, vowed to be at the forefront of women empowerment in the tourism sector during the Women in Tourism (WIT) Conference held at Premier Hotel in Pretoria on18 November, under the theme “Tourism Business Trends and where are the opportunities for Women?
Department of Tourism welcomes the recent release of the Tourism
Satellite Account (TSA) for South Africa showing that tourism
consistently grew the number of tourism jobs, while continuing to make a
3% direct contribution to GDP.
The first group of frontline tourism staff to be trained in Mandarin have completed the initial phase of their training and are heading to China for cultural learning experiences.
"We have built these facilities to enhance this world heritage site. The Witsieshoek project is a perfect example of what can be achieved when government works hand in hand with the community to develop tourism in an inclusive and sustainable manner," said Hanekom.
The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Ms Tokozile Xasa in partnership with the City of Tshwane will host the Women in Tourism Conference aimed at addressing economic issues and sharing information for economic empowerment amongst women in the sector.
Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom has welcomed the appointment of Mr Sisa Ntshona as the Chief Executive Officer of South African Tourism. The appointment has been approved by the Cabinet and was announced today by the Chairperson of the SA Tourism Board, Dr Tanya Abrahamse.
China and Russia are among the top tourist markets for South Africa. The Foreign Language Training Programme will ensure that tourism practitioners are adequately capacitated with a proficiency in Mandarin and Russian.
After visiting the Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Facility and fuelled by my passion and based on their needs, I have decided to adopt this facility in my personal capacity as well as assist them through interventions from my department. This is with a particular focus on female offenders.
In celebration of Women’s Month, the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Tokozile Xasa, will be delivering the key note address at the Inaugural WOVSA International Women’s Cooperative Indaba, 22 - 24 August 2016.
The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Tokozile Xasa, invites you to join her and members of the Berlin Community tomorrow at 10h00, Eastern Cape, as they visit Imizamayethu High School. In honour of Woman's Month and to promote Social Tourism, she will be handing over sanitary towels to 170 young girls.
The Department of Tourism in partnership with UNISA Graduate School for Business Leadership (UNISA SBL) hosted a breakfast session for the Executive Development Programme (EDP) for Women in Tourism on Friday, 22 July 2016. The EDP breakfast was a session where the tourism partners offered their support to 20 women who have been selected for the EDP pilot programme intake.
Sustainability’ and ‘going green’ are buzzwords that are easily interchangeable but not everyone knows how to go about achieving this and hopefully this conference will provide a clear roadmap of how this can be done.
Tourist arrivals in South Africa are continuing on their growth trajectory, according to the latest release from Statistics SA. More than 760 000 tourists arrived in the country in May this year, 11% more than in May 2015.
The staff of the Department of Tourism joined the rest of the country in celebrating the Nelson Mandela International Day with the children of the Child Welfare Tshwane Centre in Fountains Valley at the Groenkloof Nature Reserve on Sunday, 17 July 2016, under the theme, “Take action and inspire change”.
Deputy Minister Tokozile Xasa, in partnership with the Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership, will host a breakfast event to celebrate the commencement of the Executive Development Programme (EDP) for women in tourism.
On behalf of the government and the people of the Republic of South Africa, I extend to the government and the people of the French Republic our heartfelt congratulations on this special celebration of the National Day of France.
The Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom, has announced the names of the new members of the Tourism B-BBEE Charter Council at its first meeting on 30 June 2016.
The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Tokozile Xasa, will travel to East Asia to conduct a series of South African Tourism Trade Workshops. This will take place in China 26 June – 1 July; Korea 2 July – 5 July and Japan 6 July - 9 July 2016.
Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom instructed the Department to take immediate action after a prospective visitor to the guest house in northern KwaZulu-Natal complained about the racist accommodation policy at the establishment.
Today we are gathered here to celebrate your achievement as young people and the commitment that you have shown in securing your own futures.
The Department of Tourism, as signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the South African Chefs Association (SACA), to be its implementing partner of its Extended Public Works Social Responsibility Implementation Programme, in the field of Professional Cookery for the selected beneficiaries nationwide.
Trade exhibitions like SAITEX is at the forefront of our development objectives of bringing together buyers and sellers under one roof to conduct business that will ensure growth for our economy.
The annual Travel and Tourism Fair showcases Africa's best tourism products and attracts buyers from different source markets within Africa.
We are born to be travellers. We feel a sense of connection and solace from experiencing the natural splendour of the world, and we derive meaning from experiencing the culture and traditions of people we have never met before. We become part of the bigger family of humankind.
Deputy Minister Xasa highlighted the need for communities to turn their culture and heritage into tourism businesses. “We need to promote local development, in order to lure tourists in the area. There needs to be a boom in the hospitality industry, restaurant, authentic crafts market, small and medium businesses’’, said Xasa.
Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom has reassured travellers to South Africa of their safety, following an alert issued by the US Embassy in Pretoria at the weekend.
The benefits of access to quality education, and the benefits of growth in tourism, have one thing in common: they both contribute directly to resolving the many challenges of our times. Education, knowledge and skills constitute the foundation essential for the growth and healthy development of our society. And tourism is now without a doubt one of the most important sectors that has the potential to get our economy back on to a healthy growth path.
The Federal Republic of Germany has awarded the country’s highest honour to South Africa’s Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom. The Order of Merit was conferred on Minister Hanekom by Ambassador Walter Lindner, on behalf of Federal President Joachim Gauck, at a ceremony in Pretoria
Deputy Minister of Tourism Tokozile Xasa will be launching the Bonkolo Dam family recreation centre in Queenstown, on 07 June 2016. This initiative is a partnership between the Department of Tourism and Lukhanji Local Municipality. Bonkolo dam is a public entity that belongs to Lukhanji Local Municipality and provides water resources for the rest of Lukhanji Municipal area.
As we celebrate Africa Day, we celebrate a cultural fusion and explosion of flavour. Africa's food blends the traditions of many cultures and influences. Food is central to many things that we do as a nation and a continent.
In the tourism sector we are working closely with the industry to recover from last year's decline in tourist arrivals, and to improve tourism's contribution to the economy, and to help tackle the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment.
Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom said the persistent surge in arrivals boded well for the potential of tourism to stimulate a range of economic activity and create jobs across the industry’s diverse value chain.
The conference was hosted by the United Nations World Tourism Organization and the Government of the People’s Republic of China. It is the first high-level meeting of the world’s tourism leaders to address how tourism can contribute to the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 universal goals.
is an honour to stand before you today to present the Tourism budget
for 2016/17. Tourism is a powerful driving force for economic growth. In
South Africa, and all around the world, tourism is an important earner
of foreign exchange; a massive provider of jobs; and a powerful
developmental tool. It is a catalyst for entrepreneurial opportunities
Tourism – Advancing people power through local government
People, not products only, are our most important assets in this industry. Tourism is therefore people driven and we as a Department aim to create an environment for sustainable employment and economic growth.
Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom recently attended the 103RD session of the Executive Council of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) 09 – 11 May 2016, in Malaga, Spain. Among the agenda items for discussion were the following Tourism and Security: Towards a Framework for Safe, Secure and Seamless Travel”.
This is a beautiful region with its rich coast line, warm ocean and sub-tropical climate! The tourism sector in the North Coast is consistently growing and offers cultural, heritage, beach and nature-based tourism.
We have joined hands to make tourism a sector of hope and progress for our people. We must now focus on concrete actions to achieve our aspirations.
The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Tokozile Xasa, hosted the highly successful Women in Tourism initiative at Indaba on Sunday. This annual event is fast becoming a sought after event to attend at this acclaimed Pan African Trade show.
I am sure it is of no surprise that we are holding this networking function or that we have the development zone at INDABA to cater to the uplifment of small, micro and medium sized enterprises (SMMEs). Their performance in a few years will be what our transformation and inclusivity targets in tourism will be measured against. It is therefore imperative that we not only walk the walk but talk the talk.
South African Tourism (SAT) invites reputable members of the South African Tourism Industry to form part of the Adjudication Panel of The Lilizela Tourism Awards.
More than ever before, governments around the world are looking to tourism for economic growth. South Africa is no different and that is why our National Development Plan features this sector as an important economic driver.
A special welcome to all the young people taking part in this event. You shape the future, you are always at the very centre of transition - growing into your own lives, finding your place in society, making your way in the world, changing the world and being changed by it.
This forum will address young people and seek to provide a sustainable platform for youth in Africa that could increase the involvement of youth in the promotion and protection of World Heritage in Africa.
The Minister of Tourism, Mr Derek Hanekom, MP, will deliver his Budget Vote speech on 03 May 2016 at 14:00 at the Old Assembly Chamber, Parliament, in Cape Town. Members of the media are kindly invited to cover the event on the day in order to be able to disseminate the department’s programme achievements, challenges and plans for the future for the benefit of all citizens.
Events such as these presents South Africa with an opportunity to showcase its rich heritage and cultural assets. South Africa’s participation at the 2016 Seychelles Carnival is therefore based on exhibiting South Africa’s diverse cultures.
Your purpose of the summit said' to reinforce the
activities related to planning , design, development , and operations of
the hospitality industry , thereby encouraging the growth of the
industry which directly supports the tourism sector and hence the ec
will further enhance on our goals. .
The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Tokozile Xasa, will be delivering a keynote address at the 6th Edition Hotelier Summit – Africa. She will be speaking on the role of Hoteliers and Hotel Professionals in encouraging and boosting the tourism of South Africa as well as the continent of Africa.
The number of tourists arriving in South Africa every month has shot through the one million mark for the first time since 2009, signalling the industry’s recovery from last year’s decline.
It is a great honour for me to welcome you to the first International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association Convention in Africa (IGLTA). We are extremely proud that you have chosen South Africa for this ground-breaking event.
The Department of Tourism would like to warn members of the public against an organised syndicate (s) scamming unsuspecting members of the public and claiming to act on behalf of the Department.
South Africa is a prime tourism destination with abundant natural beauty, and diverse heritage and culture. Our products and services range from mainstream tourist attractions such as the 120 World Heritage Sites in Africa, to our excellent business tourism and conferencing facilities, and the more niche products such as adventure tourism, culture and heritage tourism and social tourism.
The Minister had interactive sessions in Shanghai and Beijing with Chinese travel trade and media. Chinese tour operators believe there is great potential for further growth for Chinese tourism to South Africa and were very enthusiastic about South Africa as a most attractive tourism attraction.
The launch of this programme aims to redress the skewed socio-economic landscape of the tourism industry with the objective to capacitate black women managers within the tourism sector. The majority of employees in the tourism sector are women yet many of these women are still relegated to the kitchens, cleaning departments and front desks of many of our tourism establishments.
The main objective of the programme is to train black female managers, through a recognised South African business school, to prepare them for the executive or board positions in the tourism sector.
ITB Berlin is a platform to promote South Africa’s tourism offering to the global market. With more than 180,000 visitors, among these 110,000 trade visitors, of whom 43 per cent were from abroad, ITB Berlin is the leading B2B-platform (Business to Business) of all tourism industry offers. All levels of the value added chain are present: Tour operators, booking engines, destinations, airlines, and hotels up to car rentals
South Africa’s Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom, and his Egyptian counterpart, Hisham Zaazou, today signed an agreement that details how the two countries will cooperate to extract the potential economic and cultural benefits of tourism.
South Africa is ranked number 32 in the world and number one in Africa by the International Convention and Congress Association. We are steadily climbing up the world ranking. Our aspiration is that Africa will lead the world in hosting exceptional events and meetings, and that the overall benefits of tourism helps to grow all our nations.
A competitive events industry will improve the performance of tourism. And a successful and growing tourism industry will provide the means for social and economic development on a vast scale. People throughout Africa will benefit significantly from growing the tourism footprint through, more jobs, and more opportunities to become part of the tourism value chain.
The Meetings Africa team aims to showcase Africa as a premier business events destination that cares about its people and the natural environment. Through hosting the event in a responsible manner, it reflects the importance of local economic development, and keeps abreast of international trends.
This is truly a special occasion as we gather to excitedly celebrate yet another milestone for the African Society of Association Executives (AfSAE), which was launched at Meetings Africa last year. Association executives in Africa came together to form a continent-wide society aimed at raising the profile of member-based organisations and improving skills in the sector.
I am particularly glad that Meetings Africa has partnered with IMEX-MPI-MCI, in encouraging you, the best performing students in travel and tourism, an opportunity to make a career in business events. Through this partnership, you are able to find mentors. This programme is designed to provide students in this sector with an educational programme including sessions with industry experts on key topics, an insightful overview, roundtable discussions and questions and debates and networking.
Department of Tourism in partnership with SANParks and the Mpumalanga
Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) celebrated the International Tourist
Guides Day celebrations from 18 – 19 February 2016 in Skukuza, Kruger
National Park– Mpumalanga.
The Department of Tourism in partnership with SANParks and the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) is hosting the International Tourist Guiding Celebrations at Skukuza, Kruger National Park– Mpumalanga. Themed “building a successful and sustainable tourist guiding sector”.
Tourism has grown over the last two decades. Tourism arrivals in South Africa have grown from 3.9 million in 1994 to 8.9 million in 2015. That is phenomenal growth! Tourism has truly become an immensely valuable treasure chest for our people, filled with precious gems and opportunities.
Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom has welcomed the recently-announced changes in visa applications as a positive step towards putting growth in the tourism sector back on track.
The annual event commemorates the release of Nelson Mandela from the then Victor Verster Prison, and takes the route of his historic walk to freedom after 27 years in prison.
Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom today handed over the Amended Tourism Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Sector Code to the Tourism Business Council of South Africa.
We would like to extend our warmest wishes to our Chinese friends and partners on the celebration of the Chinese New Year. Happy Chinese Lunar New Year - Xin Nian Kuai Le Gong Xi Fa Cai!
Children in the Wilderness, an organization that arranges bush and wildlife educational experiences for young people living in and around conservation areas, was a runner-up in the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s awards for sustainable tourism in Madrid last week
The strong performance of our coastal regions over the festive season indicates the untapped potential to grow domestic tourism. We have great tourism infrastructure in places across South Africa. We now need to think creatively, and find ways to make these tourism assets affordable and accessible to more of our people.
Minister Tokozile Xasa will host the annual Women in Tourism (WiT) Conference in Port Elizabeth themed: "Sustainable Tourism: A Tool for Radical Socio-Economic Development for Women".
The expo is an interactive opportunity between tourism curricula experts, tourism educators and learners and stakeholders to discuss diverse careers available in the sector. It is designed to empower thousands of learners across the country with information on tourism as a career choice through funding opportunities such as learnerships, internships, bursaries and life skills programmes.
Today is an auspicious and exciting day for the graduates as they are being recognised for completing the requirements of the course they signed up for and committed themselves to. They are reaping the fruits of their hard work and efforts to qualify as skilled Chefs who are in high demand.
Thank you for inviting me to address you today. I have
always regarded effective engagement between our government and our
leadership in tourism as a key factor in the success of tourism in our
Join me on a journey
to some very special places in our country, places that tell a remarkable story
for the whole world. Many international
tourists, and some South Africans, would have experienced parts of the trip
when they visited the tourist sites that relate the story of our first democratic
President on Mandela Day. I hope that many more will have an opportunity to do so
before Mandela Month draws to a close.
"The tourism sector welcomes the announcement of the
‡Khomani Cultural Landscape as South Africa's ninth World Heritage
Site," said Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa today.
The Minister of Tourism, Ms. Tokozile Xasa, together with the Minister of Communications, Ms. Ayanda Dlodlo, will attend the 46th Annual Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund International Convention in Chicago, United States. Under the theme, “Protecting, Defending and Gaining – A more perfect union”. The convention will take place from 12 to 14 July 2017.
The department is implementing the Tourism Blue Flag Programme utilising the EPWP principles to achieve the targeted number of jobs and tourists to our shores. The programme aims to promote a SAFE, CLEAN and HEALTHY environment, an improved tourism image which will attract a steadier flow of visitors, increased spending and a stimulated local economy. The department is implementing the programme in partnership with the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA). The World Tourism Organisation regards Blue Flag as the most well-known eco-label globally with over 4000 sites in over 40 countries.
of Tourism, through its Social Responsibility Implementation (SRI) Programme, will
host graduation ceremony to honour students from the Free-State who
participated in the Tourism Buddies Training progammme.
The National Department of Tourism has become aware of
a fraud which attempts to extract funds from companies and
organisations by impersonating as Minister Tokozile Xasa on LinkedIn.
The Department of Tourism took part in the "Take a Girl Child to Work Day" campaign by hosting 28 school learners in the care of Tshwane Child Welfare at a careers expo in Sandton. The theme for this year's campaign is 'Dream, Believe and Achieve'.
We want to utilise this budget to ensure tourism rises and that people of SA rise with it (Inclusive growth). This is in line with the UN declaration of 2017 as the year for sustainable tourism development. It calls for the mobilisation of the tourism industry, its stakeholders, partners, from National, Provincial and local government, International organisations and the private sector to work together towards the development and promotion of tourism that is economically beneficial, environmentally friendly, socially equitable and culturally responsive.
Minister Xasa will serve as a panelist of a Round Table on “Sustainable Urban Tourism” which will take place today. This debate will be held within the framework of the United Nation’s International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.
More South African tourist guides and frontline staff will be trained in Mandarin to equip them to better service the market. A scholarship for South African professional chefs to advance their qualifications through a specialisation course on Chinese traditional cuisine for 20 to 30 chefs per year is being mulled.
More than seven hundred sector stakeholders and officials from all spheres of government and private sector headed the call to improve tourism planning at local government level as they attended the Local Government Tourism Conference (LGTC) that took place from 03 to 04 April at Emperors Palace in Ekurhuleni.
Tourism is a significant and critical component of the South Africa and global economy. The growth in this sector has been so steady, yet silently churning in the background while the rest of the economy has been volatile. Subsequently, it has been identified as one of the six key growth sectors in the New Growth Path. This is evidenced by its contribution to the GDP which measures 3.9% - more than most labour-intensive sectors.
Our government appreciates the potential of tourism hence its identification as one of the key economic sectors. The understanding of tourism benefits to the economy is also gaining traction with our fraternal departments.
The World Federation of Tourist Guides Associations (WFTGA) has appointed a South African tourist guide as its new President. Alushca
Ritchie, a registered tourist guide for the Western Cape, was appointed
to head the internationally recognised body at the 17th biennial World
Federation of Tourist Guide Associations Convention which took place in
Tehran, Iran, recently.
The Department of Tourism in partnership with the Robben Island Museum (RIM) will host the International Tourist Guiding Celebrations at Robben Island – Western Cape. Themed "Peace and Development through Guiding,"
“This has come as a big shock to the community of Vilakazi Street, and to the tourism industry,” said Minister Hanekom. “I would like to express my condolences to the family of Mr Kwezi Hudson on their loss, and to the owner Mr Sakhumzi Maqubela.
The Department of Tourism will host the Local
Government Tourism Conference (LGTC) from 3 to 4 April 2017 at Emperors Palace
in Gauteng. Taking place under the theme, “Tourism Planning is Everybody’s
Business,’’ the conference will provide a platform for the public and private
sector to engage and map a way forward for tourism development at local