The South African National Parks (SANParks) supported by First National Bank (FNB) and Total South Africa celebrated conservationists at the 10th annual Kudu Awards ceremony held at Gallagher Convention Centre Estates in Midrand this evening (27 November 2014). The awards showcased excellence in the conservation industry from individuals and corporates alike.
LIMPOPO; ROOSSENEKAL: The Yellow Arum Lilly festival is an annual celebration of Yellow Arum Lilly flower which only grows in the Sekhukhune Region. Apart from the flower, people will get an opportunity to view the lilies in the natural habitat and appreciate the scenic beauty of the Region. The festival is staged by Limpopo Tourism Agency in partnership with the Roossenekal Tourism Association and will take place on the 29th November 2014 at Roossenekal from 9H00 until 16H00.
LIMPOPO; POLOKWANE: After the successful staging of the Lilizela Award on the 9th October 2014 in Johannesburg, whereby 3 of the 7 Limpopo Provincial winners from were announced as National Winners, Limpopo Tourism Agency (LTA) together with the organizers (South African Tourism) would like to call for entries for the 2015 Lilizela Awards. Entries close on the 15th May 2015. Consumer voting is also open to the members of the public, and will close on 31 May 2015.
Environmental Affairs Minister and Deputy Minister lead South African delegation to 6th world parks congress in Sydney, Australia
South Africa today officially handed over the torch for the World Parks Congress to Australia as the hosts of the 6th World Parks Congress, being held in Sydney from today (12 November 2014) to 19 November 2014.
The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park (GLTP) recently launched its new website, www.greatlimpopo.org.
"Matlabas, Limpopo, resident Ramolefe 'Boy' Moatshe had a long and interesting life, which included a barehanded fight with a leopard when he was 60 years old. He lived to tell the tale. African travel blogger Roxanne Reid met him and heard his story first-hand. Here are some snippets from what she wrote about him.
SANParks has appointed new Chief Executive Officer, Fundisile Mketeni. He takes over from Dr Nomvuselelo Songelwa, who was the Acting CEO after Abe Sibiya completed the maximum six months in the role and returned to his position as Managing Executive: Kruger National Park.
Cabinet approved the appointment of Mketeni on a five-year contract at its meeting on October 22.
The Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, Mme Rejoice Mabudafhasi will hand over 400 school desks to Litshovhu Secondary School on Friday 24 October 2014, in Madombidzha village, Makhado Local Municipality. The Limpopo MEC for Education, Mme Thembi Nwendamutswu, MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture, Mme Nandi Ndalane, Vhembe District Mayor, Cllr Tshitereke Matibe and Mayor of Makhado Local Municipality, Cllr Mutavhatsindi, will join the Deputy Minister during the handing over ceremony.
GAUTENG; GOLD REEF CITY: Limpopo is back on the winning spree again as three (3) of the seven (7) participating Provincial Tourism Products brought back the National Lilizela Awards in various categories, the winners are as follows:
NAME OF PRODUCT
Fusion Boutique Hotel
Hotel 1 - 5 stars
Provincial and National Winner
Limpopo Guest Manor
Emerging Tourism Entrepreneur of the Year Award (ETEYA)
Limpopo Tourism Agency (LTA) in partnership with South African Tourism (SAT) and South African Tourism Services Association (SATSA) will host a speed marketing workshop this morning at Meropa Casino and Entertainment World from 9H30 to 16H00, the workshop will be preceded by a media briefing by the organizers at 9H00.
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