Limpopo News

Tourism Launches the first intake of Tourism Buddies June 25, 2015

Deputy Minister of Tourism Launches the first intake of Tourism Buddies

Polokwane was a hive of activity as the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Ms. Tokozile Xasa, on the 23rd June 2015 graced our Province of Limpopo as she launched the Tourism Buddies learnership programme at the Peter Mokaba Sports Complex.

June 24, 2015

Graduation Ceremony For The Food Safety Assurers (FSAs)

Polokwane: On Monday the 22nd June 2015, the Deputy Minister of Tourism Ms. Tokozile Xasa and MEC for LEDET, Mr. Seaparo Sekoati, officiated in the graduation ceremony of all the Limpopo edition of the first intake of these learners at Peter Mokaba Sports Complex.

June 22, 2015

Experience Limpopo Launch in Partnership with Thobela FM

Polokwane: The Honourable MEC for Limpopo Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (LEDET), Mr. Seaparo Sekoati, launched the Experience Limpopo campaign on the current affairs show of Thobela FM, Hlokwa La Tsela, on Sunday the 21st June 2015. The plan was however to do it at the station studios on Saturday but the MEC indicated that he would not be in Polokwane on the day and requested that it be done telephonically.

May 21, 2015

The 2015 Kudu Awards opens for entries

The 2015 Kudu Awards organized by South African National Parks (SANParks) in partnership with First National Bank (FNB) and Total SA has opened for entries.

SANParks' Head of Communications, Paul Daphne said, “the Kudu Awards is SANParks' way of honouring and celebrating those people who eat, sleep and breath conservation. We want to celebrate those that go to any length to conserve and protect our natural environment and heritage for future generations.”

indaba continues shift to  focus May 5, 2015

Indaba continues shift to focus on meetings

South African Tourism CEO, Thulani Nzima, says SA Tourism is reinventing the show. “What we have seen the last two years with Indaba is that its’ really been reinventing itself to make sure that [the show] remains relevant to the exhibitors and buyers alike.” Nzima says the value for money for the exhibitors and buyers is in the quality of the meetings that they get from the show.

Freedom Day April 27, 2015

South Africans celebrate Freedom Day

Scores of people have gathered at various Freedom Day celebrations across the country. South Africans come together on 27 April to celebrate Freedom Day and 21 years of democracy.

At the Newlands rugby stadium young people came in numbers to mark Freedom Day by praying about the social ills that plague the youth of the Western Cape.

The meeting is being spearheaded by Youth Transformation Africa, a network of faith based organisations.

glenn phillips April 22, 2015

Glenn Phillips at the helm of Kruger National Park

Glenn Phillips,Managing Executive Tourism Development and Marketing for SANParks, will take the reins of the Kruger National Park (KNP) from June this year.

Phillips signed a 5-year contract as Managing Executive for KNP, taking over from Danie Pienaar, who has been acting Managing Executive since April last year. Pienaar will return to his full-time position as General Manager of Scientific Services.

Spokesperson for SANParks Reynold Thakhuli told Tourism Update Phillips emerged from a due selection process as the ideal candidate for the position.

Tim Harris April 14, 2015

SATSA to host debate at WTM

SATSA will hold a debate at WTM Africa on April 17, with the subject, ‘How to get a better spread of tourists throughout the Western Cape Province’.

The discussion will be open to both members and non-members and will take place between 15h30 and 16h15 at the Conference Theatre at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

SA Tourism launches April 9, 2015

SA Tourism launches global campaign

National Geographic Channel and SA Tourism have partnered to create a Nelson Mandela-inspired global campaign launching in April on the channel.

National Geographic photojournalist, Pablo Corral Vega, recently visited South Africa to embark on a journey tracing the heroic life Mandela.

pre-Indaba March 19, 2015

Speakers unveiled for pre-Indaba bloggers conference

South African Tourism will host a pre-Indaba bloggers conference on May 8, which will include both local bloggers and those representing a number of important international markets.

The event aims to give the tourism trade the opportunity to gain insight into how making use of bloggers can benefit their business.