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Spring into Tourism Month starting 1 September in SA

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Tourism Month is celebrated annually in September, and is set to focus on the importance of the sector to the South African economy.

The Western Cape Government is encouraging locals to tour the province. The Western Cape MEC for Finance and Economic Opportunities, Mireille Wenger, visited tourist destinations in George including the Red Berry Farm.

“I am very pleased with the continued recovery we are seeing in the tourism and hospitality sector, across many indicators such as air travel, key source markets, hotel occupancy as well as visitors to our many and diverse attractions.”

The South African government said in a communication that Tourism Month encourages people to travel domestically in an effort to sustain jobs and support the recovery of tourism in line with the Tourism Sector Recovery Plan.

Disgruntled members of Cope party break out in a brawl

A fight broke out between members of the Congress of the People (Cope) during a live briefing held in Johannesburg.

Disgruntled party members demanded Cope president Mosiuoa Lekota not deliver the address, saying he had no right to give the address.

Lekota was accused of sowing divisions and corruption within the party.

Gauteng Cope acting-general secretary Mxolisi Ntombela said there are people who are destroying the party.

“We are saying to him he has got no right to come here and address Cope,” he said.

Unions call to act against corruption within Tembisa Hospital

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) says its is an anti-corruption union and cannot be on the side of people accused of corruption within Tembisa Hospital.

The Union said the correct processes must be carried out to determine if those accused were engaged in corrupt activities.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura announced last week the precautionary suspension of the chief financial officer (CFO) Lerato Madyo and the head of Tembisa Hospital Ashley Mthunzi due to series of allegations of irregular contracts.

Mthunzi and Madyo are also suspected of possible links to the murder of whistleblower Babita Deokaran, a year ago.


Written by: Kelly-Jane Turner

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