Kubayi-Ngubane calls for reasonable tourism packages for locals

27 September 2020, 7:03 PM
The Tourism Department has appealed to the sector to be more reasonably priced to accommodate locals .The Minister  of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane  hosted a World Tourism Day celebration at the Cradle of Humankind in Gauteng on Suday.
Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane
Sandton Hilton hotel
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South African energy regulator NERSA on Tuesday gave power utility Eskom the go-head to recover R32.69 billion ($2.25 billion) of costs incurred over the past three years through higher tariffs over a four-year period from 2019 to 2023.

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CWU concerned about retrenchments in communication sectors 2 October 2018, 8:06 PM

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Slight improvement in consumer credit health 2 October 2018, 4:58 PM

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Weak rand reason for fuel price hikes 2 October 2018, 6:47 AM

The weak rand is the main reason for the steep fuel price hikes that will come into effect after midnight today.

Gauteng motorists urged to use public transport 1 October 2018, 9:13 PM

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Hanekom welcomes relaxation of visa reforms 1 October 2018, 8:45 PM

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Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ)Governor John Mangudya
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Marriott International to increase its Africa hotels by 50% by 2023 1 October 2018, 4:15 PM

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South Africa’s Absa PMI remains in contraction in September 1 October 2018, 4:04 PM

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Fuel Station
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China hikes 2019 non-state oil import quota 30 September 2018, 9:44 AM

China has hiked its 2019 crude oil import quota for "non-state trade", generally meaning independent refiners, by 42% to 202 million tonnes, as two private companies prepare to launch commercial production at major new plants.

Efforts have been made to transform the wine-making industry that's still dominated by white males
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Egypt halts gas imports after final shipment 29 September 2018, 1:29 PM

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Cyril Ramaphosa speaking at the UN
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Vanara at parliament
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Gwede Mantashe in Pretoria
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Siyabonga Gama
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Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has appealed to employees to be proactive, as well as prepare themselves for integration into new technologies.

Eskom gets $205 mln loan from African Development Bank 27 September 2018, 6:53 PM

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SABC to prioritise payment of salaries despite financial woes 27 September 2018, 5:05 PM

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VBS Mutual Bank
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UNWTO to increase investment in digital technology in tourism 27 September 2018, 4:02 PM

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