Limpopo News

Sanpark October 27, 2014

SANParks appoints new CEO

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.

October 22, 2014

Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to donate 400 school desks and hoist national flag

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.

October 10, 2014

Limpopo Back on the Winning Spree Again!

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
CATEGORY
STAR GRADING
DELIBERATION RESULT

Fusion Boutique Hotel

Hotel 1 - 5 stars

5 Stars

Provincial and National Winner

Limpopo Guest Manor

Emerging Tourism Entrepreneur of the Year Award (ETEYA)

October 1, 2014

Speed Marketing Workshop For Limpopo

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.   

September 23, 2014

Limpopo Tourism Agency Hosted Yet Another Succesful Wildlife Mahala Week!

LIMPOPO; POLOKWANE: Limpopo Tourism Agency’s commercial wing Limpopo Wildlife Resort hosted yet another Wildlife Mahala Week from the 15th -19th September 2014 whereby a total of 393 people went through our gates free of charge during that week; this is part of our drive to encourage and grow domestic tourism. The public is encouraged to continue visiting other local tourism attractions within their localities and take advantage of the industry special available on our website, www.golimpopo.com    

heritage day September 23, 2014

Province readies for Heritage Day

The province’s official Heritage Day celebration will take place at the Mapuntsula sports ground in Lephephane village near Tzaneen tomorrow.

“Like the rest of the country, the province will celebrate its heritage under the theme, ‘Celebrating 20 years of democracy: Tell your story that moves South Africa forward,” spokesperson for the provincial department of sport, arts and culture, Mabakane Mangena, said.The province would use the day to showcase its diverse cultures to remind communities of their traditions.

September 22, 2014

Speed Marketing Workshop For Limpopo Products

POLOKWANE; LIMPOPO: Limpopo tourism Agency in partnership with South African Tourism and South African Tourism Services Association (SATSA) will host a speed marketing workshop at Meropa Casino and Entertainment World on Wednesday the 1st October 2014 from 9H30 to 16H00.

Speed marketing workshop is a platform where leading Tour Operators are given a brief opportunity to market their packaged destinations and key and/or targeted tourism products to their counterparts in other parts of the country and beyond.

fire in kruger September 18, 2014

Fires in Kruger National Park

The Kruger National Park (KNP) is currently experiencing four fast moving fires since Friday, 12 September 2014 due to the hot weather conditions in the area. A run-away fire jumped over the border on Friday from Mozambique into the KNP; burning areas south of Olifants River, Houtboschrand, N’wanetsi until Tshokwane; however it is now under control. 

Yesterday around lunch time, another fire came from one of our concession areas on the western side of the Park. Two fires started today around Phabeni Gate areas as well and are still raging.

tourism September 18, 2014

‘Africa must work together to grow tourism’ – Hanekom

The tourism industry in Africa must take advantage of what the continent has to offer as a whole. African countries also need to work together to improve ease of travel and to combat the international misconceptions on the spread of Ebola.

These are some of the sentiments SA Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom, shared while speaking as part of a ministerial session at the recent 2014 Hotel Investment Conference Africa (HICA).

September 16, 2014

Limpopo Tourism Month Celebrations On The High

Nwa-Mitwa-Tzaneen: On 17 September 2014, Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (LEDET), will host the provincial leg of the World Tourism Day  Celebrations at Khalanga Lodge, Nwa-Mitwa in Tzaneen. This will just be a week before the World Tourism Day Celebrations, which South Africa will host in the Northern Cape Province at Haksteenpan, Upington. This will be held in line with our country’s  theme, “Tourism Transforming Lives”