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 Ministry

The President of South Africa, the Honourable Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Minister of Tourism, the Honourable Mr Derek Hanekom and the Deputy Minister of Tourism, the Honourable Ms Elizabeth Thabethe. The core mandate of the Department of Touris​m is to create conditions for the sustainable growth and development of tourism in South Africa.​

Minister
Derek Hanekom

     Minister Profile     

        D​eputy Minister        Elizabeth Thabethe ​​
                       Deputy Minister Profile​​  


 Office of the Minister

Chief of Staff: Ms Nurunessa Moolla
Pretoria
​​Telephone: +27 (0) 12 444 6780
Cellphone: +27 (0) 82 944 0008
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Director: Administration: Mr Sharief Starke
Pretoria
Telephone: +27 (0) 12 444 6780
Cellphone: +27 (0) 79 393 9596
pnaidoo@tourism.gov.za
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Media Liaison: Mr Praveen Naidoo
Pretoria
Telephone: +27 (0) 12 444 6780
Cellphone: +27 (0) 71 677 5004
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Parliamentary Liaison: Ms Melanie Titus
Pretoria
Telephone: +27 (0) 12 444 6780
Cellphone: +27 (0) 83 215 9753
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Private Secretary: Ms Leyya Nihal
Pretoria
Telephone: +27 (0) 12 444 6780
Cellphone: +27 (0) 84 254 7000
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Assistant Private Secretary: Ms Tshegofatso Masoga
Pretoria
Telephone: +27 (0) 12 444 6780
Cellphone: +27 (0) 82 767 0299

 Office of the Deputy Minister

Private Secretary to the Deputy Minister: Ms Landela Matoti
Pretoria:
Telephone: +27 (0) 12 444 6764
Cell: +27 (0) 71 361 0129
Email: lmatoti@tourism.gov.za​
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Director: Office of the Deputy Minister: Ms Ruth Masokoane
Pretoria:
Telephone: +27 (0) 12 444 6763
Cell: +27 (0) 82 967 9880
Email: rmasakoane@tourism.gov.za
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Media Liaison Officer: Mr Lindani Mtshali
Pretoria:
Telephone: +27 (0) 12 444 6754
Cell: +27 (0) 82 788 1274