http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 14.19Change: -0.01
R/$ = 10.56Change: -0.03
Au 1305.25 $/ozChange: 6.37
Pt 1488.50 $/ozChange: 15.00
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Jul 24, 2012

Govt and private sector should join hands on responsible tourism – Minister

Back
Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk speaks about the tourism industry. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Darlene Creamer. Recorded: 24/07/2012
Johannesburg|Africa|Water|Africa|South Africa|Environmental|Marthinus Van Schalkwyk|Rob Collins|Water
|Africa|Water|Africa||Environmental|Water
johannesburg|africa-company|water-company|africa|south-africa|environmental|marthinus-van-schalkwyk|rob-collins|water
© Reuse this



Government and the private sector should work together on a framework to promote responsible tourism in South Africa, Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said on Tuesday.

Speaking at a Tsogo Sun media briefing in Johannesburg, the Tourism Minister highlighted that business could no longer only focus on profits, the number of employees or the taxes it paid towards government, but also needed to focus on practical social responsibility.

“Shareholders will invest in companies with a good social responsibility record, which also takes the future into consideration and looks at their carbon and water footprint,” he noted.

He said that partnerships between government and the private sector were vital if the industry was to be successful. “In the tourism industry, I believe, we are close to understanding and operating to what the ideal should be.

“Short-term fixes are not the way to grow social responsibility initiatives. If a company wants to be really successful, there must be a long-term goal that guides the intervention,” he said.

Meanwhile, Tsogo Sun has, as part of its commitment to sustainability in tourism, launched a new initiative called SunCares, which united all its initiatives under one umbrella brand and positioned the group as a catalyst for change.

Chief marketing officer Rob Collins said that there was a need to bring all the programmes together so that initiatives could be measured and developed against the group strategy.

“SunCares allows for the implementation of life-changing initiatives for many people in South Africa through carefully designed and managed programmes. This includes a full-year programme, which will teach children in our communities training programmes, health and life skills,” he said.

SunCares would incorporate corporate social investment, entrepreneurial development and environmental management.
 

Edited by: Mariaan Webb
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Video News
More
 
 
Latest News
Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim
Updated 5 hours ago South African engineering union Numsa has agreed to end a four-week strike after accepting a wage increase offer from employers, union leader Irvin Jim said on Monday. Numsa, South Africa's largest union, has accepted a 10% annual pay rise fixed for three years for...
Updated 5 hours ago Trade union Solidarity on Monday accepted the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa’s (Seifsa’s) revised wage offer. The three-year wage agreement, settled within the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC), comprised...
Rob Davies
Updated 6 hours ago South Africa will use the upcoming US-Africa Leaders' Summit, which will also encompass the 2014 edition of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) Forum, to appeal for a 15-year extension of the nonreciprocal trade arrangement, as well as South Africa’s...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Real Economy Year Book 2014 (PDF Report)
This edition drills down into the performance and outlook for a variety of sectors, including automotive, construction, electricity, transport, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum.
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2014 (PDF Report)
This four-page brief covers key developments in the automotive industry over the past 12 months, including an overview of South Africa’s automotive market, trade figures, production and the policies influencing the sector.
Real Economy Insight: Construction 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the construction industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the sector and includes details of employment in the sector, infrastructure and municipal spending, as well as insight into companies’...
Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the electricity industry over the past 12 months, including details of State-owned power utility Eskom’s generation activities, funding and tariffs, independent power producers and prospects for the sector.
Real Economy Insight: Road and Rail 2014 (PDF Report)
This six-page brief covers key developments in the road and rail industries over the past 12 months, including details of South Africa’s road and rail network and prospects for both sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Steel 2014 (PDF Report)
This four-page brief covers key developments in the steel industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the global and South African steel and stainless steel markets, South Africa’s major steel producers and events that have shaped these markets.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
Multinational semiconductor chipmaker corporation Intel announced its national campaign to further acquire partners to drive its She Will Connect programme, an initiative that aims to expand digital literacy skills to young women in developing countries, further into...
South Africa's MeerKAT radio telescope array programme should get back on schedule within a few months. This assurance has been given by SKA South Africa (SKA SA) associate director: science and technology Prof Justin Jonas. Early last month, Science and Technology...
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (PRASA’s) Metrorail service will remain a subsidised service following its current multibillion-rand rolling stock, station, depot and signalling upgrade programme. PRASA group CEO Lucky Montana has allayed fears that...
GARYN RAPSON Contaminated Land Provisions in the National Environmental Management: Waste Act No 59 of 2008 will open the door for court battles to determine who will be held liable for the remediation
The uncertainties around the remediation of affected areas as addressed in the Contaminated Land Provisions in the National Environmental Management: Waste Act No 59 of 2008 will possibly spark litigation and disputes between landowners and businesses, contractors...
South Africa is currently the largest component of the African Development Bank’s (AfDB’s) active portfolio in Southern Africa, comprising 62.5% of the bank’s $7.9-billion exposure to the 12-country region – the second largest beneficiary is Mauritius, which...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks