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Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo
Director: Divisional Operations, City Lodge Hotels Group

Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo currently serves as Divisional Operations Director for City Lodge Hotels Group. She graduated from Waterford School in Swaziland, and then studied at the renowned Les Roches School of Hotel Management in Switzerland. Her passion for the industry compelled her to complete a BSC in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management at Pennsylvania State University (USA) from where she joined the Global Hyatt Corporation in Washington DC.

Siddo then returned to South Africa in 1995 where she briefly remained with the Hyatt group. She then took a leap at the public sector, serving as Chief Director in the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT).

In 2007, Sangweni-Siddo built and became general manager of the Soweto Hotel on Freedom Square, the first black-owned and managed, four-star hotel in Soweto. She is also the former CEO of Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre. To describe Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo, words like resilient and daring come to mind easily.

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