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TRANSFORMATION & EMPOWERMENT

Transformation and Empowerment are part of the TBCSA’s 10 macro-economic priorities, which makes us proud to know that our sector is once again living up to its reputation as a trailblazer in this area. On the 20th of November 2015 the Amended Tourism B-BBEE Sector Code, in terms of Section 9 (1) of the B-BBEE Act 53 was gazetted, effective immediately. So far, we are the only economic sector to achieve this feat. This means all entities requiring a rating within the travel and tourism sector will need to adhere to this gazette. The amended Code is designed to suit the unique but complex nature of our business, thus differs slightly with the DTI’s Amended Generic Codes of Good Practice.

Also, on Tuesday 9 February 2016, Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom handed over the Amended Tourism Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Sector Codes to the TBCSA. The handover of the Codes to the business sector marks the start of an integrated industry-wide process to transform the tourism sector, and ensure the distribution of wealth in the industry is demographically balanced. In addition, we have created a Transformation and Socio-economic sub committee who will manage and guide the Secretariat in achieving its objectives for transformation and empowerment in the travel and tourism industry.