'It will be difficult to market South Africa as a tourist destination'
The tourism industry says since the start of the COVID-19 lockdown it has lost R68 billion.
The industry is asking the government to open re-open most of the hospitality industry.
Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni delivered a supplementary Budget speech in Parliament and this is what Tourism Business Council of South Africa CEO Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa thought about it.
The sad news is that the tourism department which includes the South African tourism had a cut of a billion rand which is significant.Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, CEO - Tourism Business Council of South Africa
It will be difficult to do the marketing of South Africa as a tourist destination.Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, CEO - Tourism Business Council of South Africa
Tshivhengwa says it is good that the government guarantee loan cap has been increased.
We have learned a lot and have gained insights on how can we protect the people in our properties.Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, CEO - Tourism Business Council of South Africa
We should be able to open safely.Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, CEO - Tourism Business Council of South Africa
Listen to the full interview below...
University of South Africa post-doctoral fellow in psychology Bianca Parry says most women are not breadwinners by choice.Read More
Parliamentary coordinator Matthew Parks says there must be an explanation on investments in infrastructure programmes.Read More
The union is holding a national protest across the country at the offices of the Retail Motor Industry over the wage deal.Read More
EWN reporter Kgomotso Modise says Senzo Meyiwa's former girlfriend has been cited, indicating communication with the accused.Read More
ANC parliamentarian Boy Mamabolo defends self-proclaimed prophet Bushiri and goes after Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.Read More
The AfriForum's private prosecution unit advocate says he believes there will be more arrests after five suspects appear in court.Read More
Mbuso Mbulelo Bam started founded ‘Creative Nation‘ to educate the youth on the creative process and how to apply it.Read More
Former Bosasa chief operating officer Angelo Agrizzi’s lawyers are adamant that their client is not a flight risk.Read More
Writer Telford Vice says the three who had apparently resigned will stay on board until an interim structure has been appointed.Read More
News24 Reporter Sipho Masondo said the investigators were worried about why the NPA was not making an announcement.Read More
Absa’s working capital management solutions help businesses successfully manage their cashflows and working capital.Read More
Famed economist Dr Iraj Abedian talks about his book, "FutureNEXT: Reimagining Our World and Conquering Uncertainty”.Read More
The lowest and highest-paid workers in SA haven’t yet recovered from the lockdown, according to FNB's Dr Christoph Nieuwoudt.Read More
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Famous Brands CEO Darren Hele.Read More
Futurist Graeme Codrington and economist Dick Forslund on how a 2nd hard lockdown and a 2nd Covid wave might affect our country.Read More
Business Times contributing editor Hilary Joffe says the government needs to borrow R777-billion.Read More
The pandemic has hastened much-needed consolidation and made clear the value of bringing supply chains closer to home.Read More
Sales of vitamins and supplements are offsetting drop in demand for cold and flu remedies says Clicks CEO Vikesh Ramsunder.Read More
'If you're happy at work it rubs off on your colleagues and clients' says Gideon Galloway, CEO of King Price Insurance.Read More
Bruce Whitfield interviews Rhulani Mathebula (head of Generation) on Eskom's turnaround plan and the future of Koeberg.Read More