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Bursaries and Internships

The Department has completed the awarding of bursaries for the 2021 academic year and all successful applicants have been notified. Please monitor our website for the 2022 intake during the last quarter of 2021. Also note the two year internship programme will not have any new intakes for 2021.

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“Developing tourist guides and contributing to inclusive growth of the tourism economy”

Many small businesses including self-employed individuals, freelancers and contract workers were unable to comply with the minimum requirements to access available relief measures being offered by the Department. This included the tourist guiding sector who comprise largely of freelancers or contract workers.

To address this gap the Department decided to host a series of sessions covering topics focusing on these challenges. Presentations focussing on tax requirements, business registration and contract management have been pre-recorded and made available electronically for tourist guides to access at their convenience

Presentations can be accessed using the following links with topics and guest presenters outlined as follows:

1) Topic: Tax compliance for Tourism
2) Topic: Tax obligations for International Traders & Travellers
3) Topic: Introducing contracts for guides
4) Topic: Department Small Business Development Portfolio

The COVID SA travel system will be live from noon on 15 December 2020 to allow travellers to complete the web-based form ahead of their travel and can be accessed using this link: Travellers who have already booked their tickets can still access the web-based THQ at any time after the system goes live. Read more...
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 Tourism Annual Performance Plan 2021-22

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