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Broadening the Tourism horizon for youth development

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Deputy Minister of Tourism, Fish Mahlalela at WORLD TOURISM DAY, NELSON MANDELA CAPTURE SITE,KZN IMAGE: Nthabiseng Makuwa

Day 2 of the World Tourism Day , looking into the opportunities within the tourism industry aimed at youth development, growing local businesses, and experiencing South Africa’s greatest sites.

Mzansi’s celebrities, KZN MEC’s, Minister and the Deputy Minister of Tourism gathered at the Nelson Mandela capture site in Kwa-Zulu celebrating the countries heritage, youth programmes, local businesses contributing towards the growth of the country’s tourism industry and tourist destinations.

Minister of Tourism, Mamoloko Khubayi-Ngubane at the Nelson Mandela capture site, KZN
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SOMMELIERS, National Tourism Careers Expo, KZN sharks board and wild life educational programme, initiatives put in place to groom, skill and familiarise South Africa’s youth with opportunities within the tourism sector. A testament that toursim continues to move and grow South Africa’s youth.

The Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi Ngubane, touched on the important role tourism can play towards economic growth South Africa.

“How are we going to place tourism at the center of our economy so that we can grow the economy and create jobs?”, Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi Ngubane asked.

Good question and the right time as this year’s Tourism Month theme is Tourism and Jobs: a better future for all. 

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BBCBE celeberates the late Dr. Thandi Ndlovu

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The Black Business Council in the Built Environment (BBCBE), remembers the late Dr. Thandi Ndlovu, celebrating her with a day at the Kilani Golf Club.

Dr Ndlovu died aged 65, in a car crash.She was the former president of the Black Business Council in the Built Environment. A fearless businesswoman and groundbreaking innovator.

Dr Ndlovu also played a key role in developing women in the business space.

Celebrating Dr. Ndlovu in pictures:

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From “igniting the possibilities” to “Breaking the barriers”

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The Council for the Built Environment (CBE) is set to host its third National Transformation Indaba on 9 and 10
October 2019 in Pretoria.

An event aimed at tackling the various regulatory barriers that are a threat to transformation in the built environment sector.

This is the third event to be held by the CBE and this time it’s takes on the theme ” Breaking the barriers”. Encouraging inclusivity of small businesses within the built environment where rules and regulations have been hindering their growth.

“The Indaba [serves to] advocate for changes in approaches and innovative implementable solution.”

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Petricia De Lille talks GBV at SABTACO event

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In a male dominated industry women issues are not normally at the forefront of discussions, however, the Minister of Public Works and infrastructure Pertricia de Lille set to include the issue of gender based violence as part of her address at The South African Black Technical and Allied Careers Organisation (SABTACO) event the gallagher estate convention centre

In the mist of Gender based violence crisis, De Lille calls on men within the built environment industry to be advocates on construction sites, promoting gender equality. The purpose is to have these messages carried over the domestic lines.

De Lille also took time to address regulation issues within the built environment industry. Some of the issues she put on the table are:

  • lack of consistent engagement and and follow up action
  • Lack of continuation to tackle the key issues of transformation of ethical leadership

She further stated that accountability can be ensured through continuous engagement, including contract and consequence management.

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