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FFollowing last week’s announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa of the new cabinet ministers for the South African government, South African Tourism (SA Tourism) acting CEO, Sthembiso Dlamini, says the organisation is looking forward to working with newly appointed Minister of Tourism, Miss Nkhensani Kubayi-Ngubane as well as Deputy Minister, Mr Fish Mahlalela.
Minister Kubayi-Ngubane takes over from Mr Derek Hanekom while Deputy Minister Mahlalela replaces Miss Elizabeth Thabethe.
“We’d like to welcome the new Minister and Deputy Minister to the tourism family,” commented Dlamini.
“We are in an exciting phase as the industry moves in a direction towards increasing tourist numbers from around the world.”
“Tourism is a key sector for the South African economy and as South African Tourism we are committed to achieving the 5-in-5 strategic goal, which is to increase the number of international tourist arrivals by four million and increasing the number of holiday trips taken by South Africans by one million by 2021. We are looking forward to working with the new Minister and Deputy Minister towards achieving this ambitious goal," added Dlamini
Dlamini also thanked outgoing Minister, Derek Hanekom, and Deputy Minister, Elizabeth Thabethe, for their contribution in shaping the tourism industry as a major economic driver and always supporting SA Tourism’s initiatives both locally and abroad.