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Registrar stresses guides' role in promoting South Africa's tourism sector

19th March 2020 South African National Registrar of Tourist Guides Morongoe Ramphele says tourist guides have a key role to play in the tourism value chain. “As the front-line professionals, information-givers and interpreters in the industry, and with growing global environmental and health scares, tourist... 

Effective forest management strengthens resilience against climate-related natural disasters

13th March 2020 Effective forest management can strengthen resilience and bolster capacity for adaptation when it comes to climate-related natural disasters, says Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Deputy Minister Maggie Sotyu. Speaking at the opening of the twenty-second African Forestry and Wildlife... 

Mpumalanga agency expands tourism offering

9th March 2020 The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) has launched the Ehlanzeni District Resistance and Liberation Heritage Route, in Mbombela. Speaking at the launch, on Friday, MTPA CEO Johannes Nobunga indicated that the primary purpose of the route was to complete the last leg of the Mpumalanga... 

Mpumalanga province prioritises job creation, govt skills audit

25th February 2020 Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtshweni on Tuesday said the province was committed to undertaking skills audit of the provincial government, as well as municipalities within the province. "This is an effort to professionalise these spheres of government. We are still committed to ensuring that public... 

Fund gives public healthcare sector's human resources a boost

24th February 2020 About 100 doctors and 34 research graduates, the vast majority of them hailing from severely under-resourced areas, have been absorbed into the public healthcare system as a product of the Public Health Enhancement Fund (PHEF). PHEF chairperson Dr Stavros Nicolau pronounced during the PHEF CEO’s... 

Kruger National Park urges stakeholders to protect the Sabie river

14th February 2020 Representatives from the Kruger National Park, a South African National Parks (SANParks) reserve, this week met with the traditional leaders of Bushbuckridge, to strengthen water education and to ensure that water is used sparingly in order to preserve the Sabie river. Kruger National Park... 

Tourism sector urged to do more to curb youth unemployment

10th February 2020 Tourism Deputy Minister Fish Mahlalela has called on the tourism sector to create more initiatives to curb youth unemployment in the country. Speaking at a graduation ceremony for learners who had successfully completed the Hospitality Youth Training Programme learnership, on Friday, he lamented... 

Kruger National Park sets traps for tree-killing beetles

6th February 2020 Game reserve, the Kruger National Park, has warned tourists and residents from local communities to burn wood in the locality of where they find it to avoid the spread of the polyphagous shot-hole borer (PSHB), a type of beetle that has been spreading across South Africa and killing trees. The... 

First group of MSI welder trainees graduate

22nd January 2020 More than 20 aspiring welding entrepreneurs have graduated after completing a training course under the Mpumalanga Informal Welders Recruitment Programme, which was organised by the Mpumalanga Stainless Initiative (MSI), the Small Enterprise Development Agency and the Manufacturing, Engineering... 

Motshekga says more female candidates eligible for higher education institutions

8th January 2020 Female matriculants have bagged 63.8% of distinctions from the 2019 matric class, with their male counterparts garnering 36.2% of distinctions.  As a result, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says more female candidates are eligible for studies at higher education institutions. Female... 

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