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Week in Review: an overview

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Week in Review: an overview
Looking back at the week in review, issues of good corporate governance and leadership were in the spotlight, following an announcement made by the Eskom Board to reinstate its former CEO. Jabu Mabuza, chairman of BUSA and Business Leadership SA certainly did not mince his words in a radio interview on Friday, when he expressed business’s objection to this decision. No doubt more reaction and commentary about the message this type of decision sends is bound to follow in the coming weeks. 

In other matters, the week in review saw the Department of Labour release its 2016 Employment Equity Report which amongst others laments the slow pace of employment equity – we take a special look at the outcomes of this report. Furthermore, we will be conducting a study of our own, to determine how the travel and tourism sector fares with regards to transformation. Look out for more details on this study coming soon. 

Lastly, the past few weeks have seen a number of service delivery protests develop in various parts of the country, bringing forth issues of safety and security – whist we have not received any direct reports of tourists or tourism businesses being affected, a recent travel advisory issued by the Kenyan Government to exercise vigilance when travelling to South Africa is a cause for concern.

If you are attending Tourism Indaba this week, don’t miss out on our SA Tourism/TOMSA Buyer networking function taking place on Wednesday, 17th from 17:30 at the South Foyer of the ICC.  We are pulling out all the stops to ensure that we have exclusive access and are able to network with well over 300 buyers coming from different parts of the world in a more social setting.  See you there!

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