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National Youth Chefs Youth Programme Graduation Ceremony
Deputy Minister Tokozile Xasa

The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Tokozile Xasa, will deliver a keynote address at the National Youth Chefs Youth Programme Graduation Ceremony, to be held in Durban Exhibition Centre, 21June 2016.

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.

This programme aims to, among others:

  • address scarce and critical skills in the sub sector as reflected in the Tourism and Sport Skills Audit Report 2007;
  • provide the hospitality sub sector with the much needed chef / cookery skills in response to the demand;
  • provide unemployed youth with skills and enable them to take up employment opportunities available in the industry; and
  • contribute to poverty alleviation through payment of stipend whilst capacitating young people with skills to make them employable.

Members of the media are cordially invited to attend

Date: 21 June 2016
Venue: Durban Exhibition Centre
Time: 10h00 – 12h00

For further inquiries, please contact:

Ms Phatisa Ntlonze
Cell: +27 (0) 76 148 7923


Ms Lerato Mogorosi
Tel: +27 90) 12 444 6620