South Africans urged to get involved in tourism

By Chris Bathembu Mbashe – As South Africa marked World Tourism Day on Thursday, government has urged communities to embrace tourism development, saying it was central to the country’s economic growth. Minister of Tourism Marthinus Van Schalkwyk told villagers in the Eastern Cape, where this year’s tourism celebrations are being held, that in the next decade the tourism sector will become the biggest employer in the country. “We are seeing major developments on the horizon …

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Dep. Tourism Minister: “Domestic tourism is key to creating sustainable jobs” – Yes we know this …. time for YOU to STOP mining plans for the Magaliesburg !!!

Mbombela – Domestic tourism is key to creating sustainable jobs for locals, says Deputy Tourism Minister Thokozile Xasa. “Domestic tourism has the power to assist the province and the municipality in developing local products and creating local jobs,” said Xasa at the launch of Tourism Month in Mpumalanga. “It is highly critical to understand that we need to continue to build a sustainable tourism industry, we cannot rely on foreign arrivals too heavily, as this …

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Magaliesburg Town Painting Project

The painting of the shop fronts in Magaliesburg town is progressing wonderfully. Michele Christian and Constance Belfi have excelled in just 9 days since they set out to brighten up our little historical town. Sponsors have also excelled in coming forward and purchasing paint and supplying labor and financial assistance for laborers. Michele and Connie have also not left a single side wall out of the equation paying great attention to making sure when you …

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World Environment Day – Say YES to a Magaliesburg Biosphere

With today being World Environment Day it is an important day to step up efforts to establish a biosphere for the Magaliesburg District   SIGN THE PETITION – CLICK HERE NOW Magaliesburg, an eco-sensitive and highly biodiverse area situated in the UNESCO Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site (COHWHS), is being threatened by a volley of mining applications now totalling 4. This area has been a protected environment since 1977 and must remain that way …

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Petition for the Magaliesburg Biosphere Project

This is a petition which promotes the development of a biosphere in the Magaliesburg District. It is aimed at creating real employment for local people in the hospitality and tourism industry. This development is expected to be driven by local companies and disadvantaged communities many of which are foreign that seem to exploit the area without proof of real sustainability for local people. We need your support urgently as we have to meet a deadline. …

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The Magaliesberg Mountains – Filled with Mystery and Intrigue

There is mystery among the Magaliesberg Mountains. There are ancient things that you find here which have never been written about in any tourist brochure. ~Credo Mutwa   The Magaliesberg Mountains also known as the Cashan Mountains is one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world. The mountain range extends from Pretoria in the north of the Gauteng Province to a southern point at Pilanesberg, in the North West Province of South Africa. About …

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