South Africa must ready itself to welcome tourists and visitors from a range of new, non-traditional markets as the Covid-19 pandemic wanes.
This, according to SA Tourism’s acting CEO, Themba Khumalo who announced that the 16th Meetings Africa tourism event has been confirmed for 28 February in Johannesburg.
Khumalo says with travelers itching to travel again South Africa could see many people, who have never paid the country a visit, now traveling here for business or leisure.
He says business travelers should also be encouraged to extend their stays to enjoy the country’s tourist attractions.
Read more on the 2022 Meetings Africa event here.
- Cape Town tourism slowly recovering.
- New Walking Tour Launched on Robben Island.
- Cape Town tourism looking positive.
"I am delighted, then, to see just what #MeetingsAfrica22 has in store for all of us. All I can say is that each one of us will face this tourism future with optimism and a sense of possibility." – South African Tourism Acting CEO, Mr Themba Khumalo. pic.twitter.com/VM7g9vssSK
— SANCB (@SA_NCB) February 9, 2022
— ICCA Africa (@ICCAAfrica) February 9, 2022
Power utility Eskom has condemned the attack on 7 of its security personnel in Soweto last week.
One security officer was killed while 6 others escaped the attack unharmed.
It is alleged that approximately 30 heavily armed suspects shot at employees at the Klipspruit Customer Network Centre in Soweto.
The suspects were reportedly planning to steal copper wiring from the site.
Safety and Security Manager at Eskom Kith Maitisa:
Read Eskom’s full statement here.
- Cape Town Mayor is asking Eskom to withdraw its application to hike electricity prices by 20.5% this year.
- Eskom: Kusile Unit 2 achieves full commercial operation.
Eskom security contractor officer shot dead in Klipspruit Soweto pic.twitter.com/HxFR7UOGyC
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) January 18, 2022