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2015 Judges



Jonathan Jacobs

Jonathan is a Qualified Certified Forensic Examiner. He is currently runs and manages his own company Skylar Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd, with interests in Media, Technology,...

Tofeeq Hargey

Tofeeq Hargey

Tofeeq holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and Master’s Degree in Business Leadership, from the University of South Africa. He worked for the City of Cape...


Loshni Naidoo

Appointed by Urban-Econ to Lead a Tourism Panel on discussions for the Strategic Development planning of Tourism in KZN.This was a tender process by Provincial Government....


Ntokozo Luvuno

Ntokozo has been involved in the Recruitment environment, was part of the 2010 World Cup Team as a Project Manager in Mpumalanga and KZN this exposed...

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Portia Sifolo

Apart from being an altruistic patriot; I am passionate about the tourism industry. I am currently a Doctor of Business Administration candidate conducting research looking at...


Hloniphile Thabethe

At this time I am currently working as a General Manager for Ndalo Hotel and Conferencing, situated in Badplaas (Manzana), in Mpumalanga Province. I am also...

Phillip Bokaba

Phillip Bokaba

I am a dynamic self-starter, a strategic and prolific thinker, proactive, efficient, creative, organised and hardworking, goals oriented and results driven, can function well under pressure,...

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Universal Accessibility

Ari Seirlis

Ari Seirlis

Ari Seirlis matriculated at Hilton College and after his National Service leading a platoon of Bushmen Trackers in Angola completed a 3 year Diploma in Marketing....

Bekithemba Langalibalele

Bekithemba Langalibalele

Bekithemba is currently serving as a Director: Responsible Tourism at the National Department of Tourism since 2009. His career spans across the Tourism Industry and Financial...

Heinrich Spies

Heinrich Spies

Heinrich Spies is a registered Grading Assessor for the Tourism Grading Council since its inception in 2010. He was a Grading Consultant for Satour and got...

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Katarina Mancama

STRATEGIC CONSULTANT Independent (South Africa and international) Strategy development and implementation: responsible tourism, marketing and social media. Research. Project management. Content production. Social media management. Blogging....

Phillip Thompson

Phillip Thompson

Phillip Thompson is an architect who has broad experience in property development in Southern Africa and America. He was involved in an aircraft accident in 1989...

Service Excellence Accommodation

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Debbie Goveia

Hospitality Grading Consultancy cc The company specialises in assessing tourism accommodation within the industry. Its role is to provide a verification service based on applications for...

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Jaya Naidoo

He served the Hospitality & Tourism industry for over 30 years and was afforded a scholarship in 2007 to Mauritius where he spent quality time lecturing,...

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Marie Wilcox

Marie is an intense, results-oriented, self-starter whose drive and sense of urgency are tempered and disciplined by her concern for the accuracy and quality of her...

Adrienne Harris

Adrienne Harris

Adrienne Harris has more than 25 years’ experience in tourism and other industries. Not only has she been successful at an operational level, but has also...

Alex Adjei

Alex Adjei

I was one of the 29 lecturers trained by the erstwhile South African Tourism Institute ﴾SATI﴿ at their RevoniaOffices in Dec 2004 and January 2005. Since...

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Ruby Gangiah

Ruby Gangiah is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Soft Touch Trading (Pty) Ltd, a strategic training and development firm, providing HR, Training & Skills...

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Grant Newton

My passion is tourism, food & wine. I currently head up Global marketing for Groot Constantia which is a national heritage site and monument and a...


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Portia Tau-Sekati

She is currently the CEO of The Property Sector Charter Council, the organisation that is entrusted with developing the strategy and Programs that become an enabler...

Mokgadi Rameetse

Mokgadi Rameetse

Mokgadi Rameetse is a Field Manager B-BBEE (Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment with SANAS (South African National Accreditation System, and the ex- Executive Board member of Homeowners...

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Julia Nzimande

My career started at Deneys Reitz Attorneys in Cape Town after completing my ...

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Shonisani Makhari

In the past 19 years, Shoni has started two businesses, turned around two others and held senior positions in JSE-listed companies as well as advising multinationals...

Visitor Experience

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Barry Clemens

Barry Clemens is European trained with over 20 years of experience. He has acquired a wealth of knowledge in the hospitality & beverage industries. He is...

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Desmond Langkilde

Desmond Langkilde is the Publisher and Executive Editor of the Tourism Tattler Trade Journal – the official journal of the African Travel & Tourism Association (Atta),...


Dineo Tshabalala

Dineo Tshabalala is a 42 year old Tourism and Hospitality Consultant (Events and Marketing) , who has been in the industry for more than 20 years,...

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Jonker Fourie

Jonker Fourie is the current Chief Executive Officer of Emfuleni Corridor Tourism (ECTOUR) based in Port Elizabeth. ECTOUR, a non-profit company, was established in 1999 as...

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Nesang Maleka

Nesang Maleka has been involved in entrepreneurship and youth enterprise development since graduating from university. He has been involved in a number of township sportainment activities...

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Kiera Schoeman

Kiera Schoeman

At this time I am pursuing my Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Tourism Management at the North-West University. My thesis is entitle: ‘A perceived‐value model for...


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Busisiwe Tshabalala

Busisiwe’s role in Scientist Production flows from her previous position as Chief Development Expert at the Department of Water Affairs and she specialises in resource management...

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Paula Bester

From running her own business to working in the fields of IT construction and the motor industry, Paula`s career path led herto the tourism industry in...

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Steven Zwane

Steven is a seasoned Strategy and Operations Professional with over 12 years banking experience. A recipient of the prestigious Nelson Mandela Scholarship whose life mission is...

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Tshidi Mkhosana

Tshidi Mkhosana, a commerce degree graduate from UNISA, is a dynamic, empathetic and detail oriented professional. With 8 years of experience in the Financial and Hospitality...

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Rest Kanju

Rest Kanju; is trained in social and environmental science and holds a Bachelor of Social Science degree in Environmental and Geographical Science and Industrial Sociology (Labour...

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Clive E. Poultney

I taught Biology and Science for 3 years at the beginning of my work life, but soon moved on to developing a career in Nature Conservation,...

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Lebogang Kgaladi

Lebogang graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an Honours in Computer Science from the University of Johannesburg. He has since been working at Eskom...

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Donovan Muirhead

CURRENT EXPERIENCE PROFILE CRYSTAL DUVET HOSPITALITY GROUP, formally NTSHOMS HOSPITALITY GROUP (Pty) Ltd 2006 to Present Sole Shareholder/Chief Executive Officer The Crystal Duvet Hospitality Group (CDHG)...

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Moseketsi Mpeta

Moseketsi is Head of Light Manufacturing and Tourism at the Industrial Development Corporation, a business unit established in April 2015 to consider funding applications in the...

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Caleb Mabaso

Caleb Mabaso has been in leadership roles within the tourism industry for a long time, with remarkable achievements. He has acted as served at CATHSSETA (Chairman),...

Tour Operator

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Ernest Bergins

Ernest Bergins is well known in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry and Conservation circles. He is a Teacher by profession and has held senior managerial positions...

Rebecca Kambule

Rebecca Kambule

I am a performance driven and efficient individual; able to maintain structured systems within a fast-paced environment. My analytical and problem solving skills and eye for...

Siphokazi Mjali

Siphokazi Mjali

A committed and reliable individual with no hidden agenda. Strong peoples' skills, with the ability to communicate and interact with persons on all levels of intellect....

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Johhanes Hatting

I have been a lecturer at the Department of Tourism and Event Management of the Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) since 2008. Currently I...