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Amidst the outbreak of the Coronavirus on South African shores, the tourism industry has had to re-evaluate and assess a number of business events which were scheduled to take place in the coming months. In line with this assessment, Africa’s premier travel trade show, the Tourism Indaba scheduled for May 2020 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre in Durban, has been postponed to a date yet to be confirmed.
South African Tourism (SA Tourism), the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) and the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (FEDHASA) are coordinating efforts to create a central portal where all accommodation establishments across the country can load the information of the local and international guests staying at their establishments.
The Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, expresses her deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the global hospitality industrialist, Sol Kezner , who passed away on Saturday night, 21 March 2020 at the family home in Cape Town.
South African Airways (SAA) has announced that it will immediately suspend all international operations until 31 May 2020 in response to a government travel ban aimed at stopping the transmission of the Coronavirus (Covid-19).
Travel Bans & Restrictions Quarantine, Testing & Screening Domestic Travel Alerts
Johannesburg, 16 March: Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Address to the nation yesterday on measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa, the Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, has confirmed that the tourism industry will play its role in effecting these measures.
Statement by the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga at the inter-ministerial media briefing on COVID-19 following the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa
The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Statement on measures to combat COVID-19 epidemic at the Department of Higher Education and Training, and the Department of Science and Innovation
Statement by Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, on the occasion of the announcement of transport specific Coronavirus interventions on 16 March 2020
The global spread of the Coronavirus is evolving rapidly and presenting new challenges and scenarios each hour. Governments, industries, companies and individuals around the world are trying to process the ramifications of travel restrictions, borders being sealed, events being cancelled, schools and businesses being closed. As a nation and an industry, we are putting the safety of our people first as we try to contain the spread of the virus.
Statement by president Cyril Ramaphosa on measures to combat COVID-19 epidemic
South African Airways (SAA) assures customers that its operational health and safety procedures adhere to the World Health Organisation’s protocols to protect its customers and crew from contracting the COVID-19 (coronavirus) while flying with SAA.