Tourism Minister, Mmamoloko Kubaye-Ngubane says her Department will challenge the Court decision that has put the Tourism Equity Fund on hold.

The Minister says the fund has been put on hold after Afri-Forum and Solidarity challenged the legality and rationality of the qualification criteria.

 

Kubaye-Ngubane says the court challenge has brought emergency relief funds, desperately needed by tourism-entrepreneurs, to a complete standstill.

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Deputy Tourism Minister, Fish Mahlalela has encouraged front-line employees in the tourism sector – who qualify for their Covid-19 vaccination under phase 2 of the country’s vaccination campaign – to go for their injection as soon as they can.

Mahlalela visited the Garden Route and Klein Karoo district-municipalities over the weekend, to engage with role-players on how to help the sector recover now, and after the Covid-19 pandemic.

He says this may also encourage overseas tourists to again visit the country.

 

He says other workers in the sector, would be vaccinated under phase 3 of the vaccination programme.

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