2016 Judges

ETEYA

Portia Pearl Siyanda Sifolo

Portia Pearl Siyanda Sifolo

Apart from being an altruistic patriot; she is passionate about the tourism industry. Portia is a Lecturer in the Tourism Management Department at Tshwane University of...

Alexander McLeod

Alexander McLeod

For the past six years Alexander has been developing and implementing direct engagement entrepreneurship education initiatives at high schools in South Africa. All of these activities...

Jonathan Jacobs

Jonathan Jacobs

Jonathan can best be described as a Social Entrepreneur who helps people better themselves, with a life purpose of creating job opportunities for 100,000 people. Jonathan...

Loshni Naidoo

Loshni Naidoo

Loshni comes from a Tourism background having worked closely with the NDT, CATHSSETA and TEP. This gave her exposure to many opportunities some of which include...

Thembeka Semane

Thembeka Semane

Miss Semane is a business professional with sixteen years work experience in areas of Corporate Strategy, Business Systems Implementation (ISO 9001:2008), Big Capital Project Financing (compliance...

Sheila Sekhitla

Sheila Sekhitla

Sheila has extensive experience and expertise as an Industry stalwart in all areas of the tourism sector pertaining to South Africa and in particular the Emerging...

Ntokozo Luvuno

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...

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....

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...

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. He was a Grading Consultant for SATour and got exposed to the environment of...

Service Excellence Accommodation

Unathi Henama

Unathi Henama

Unathi Sonwabile Henama is a tourism lecturer at the Tshwane University of Technology. His research interests include aviation, pro-poor tourism and sustainable development. He has a...

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Dewald Niemann

Dewald is the Owner of Oudebosch Farmstall and Tsitsikamma Protea Farm Tours based in Tsitsikamma. He has been in the Tourism industry for 20 plus years....

Sthandiwe Mkhize

Sthandiwe Mkhize

Mr Sthandiwe Mkhize is a former Tourism KwaZulu Natal official. He’s background is in Information, Research and Enterprise Development. He established a Tourism Consulting Group...

DEBBIE GOVEIA

Debbie Goveia

Debbie started my career in the hospitality industry at an early age, as a Grade 11 high school student working weekends at the legendary Landdrost Hotel,...

Roebendry Gangiah

Roebendry Gangiah

Ruby Gangiah has more than 20 years of experience in Tourism and Tourism related training, strategic planning, sales/marketing and operations. She has functioned as a Medical...

Vernon Kirsten

Vernon Kirsten

Vernon has been in Information Technology, Travel and Reservation Technology for over 29 years and since graduating as a Teacher way back in 1974. He is...

Barry Clemens

Barry Clemens

Barry has 25 years International, Operational, Hospitality experience of which 15 was spent in Senior Executive positions and Leadership posts. Proven track record of increased service...

Hloni Thabethe

Hloni Thabethe

Hloni has more than 19 years working experience in different industries. 13 years of her working experience has been the in the Auditing field both Internal...

BBBEE

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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...

Mathibela Mankge

Mathibela Mankge

Mr. Mathibela Mankge is working for the National Department of Tourism (NDT) as a Director for Tourism B-BBEE Sector Transformation. He is responsible for the development...

Visitor Experience

Stephen Daniels

Stephen Daniels

Have over forty years working experience in the tourism industry from owning restaurants to managing large city hotels, casinos, resorts, and time share establishments. Some of...

Kiera Danielle Schoeman

Kiéra Danielle Schoeman

She completed my Doctor of Philosophy in Tourism Research and Management through the North West University in 2015. Her thesis was entitled: ‘A perceived-value model for...

Jonker Fourie

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...

Phrosne Phillips

Phrosne Phillips

Phrosne has a Diploma in Hotel Management and experience in the Hotel and Hospitality Industry of more than 10 years. She also has a formal qualification...

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Rebecca Kambule

Rebecca is the owner and manager at REMPO Consulting, a tourism marketing company that she established in 2015. Her tourism career started at the Wihoga Hotel...

Nesang Maleka

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...

Tour Operator

Nthabiseng Elizabeth Mokgothu

Nthabiseng Elizabeth Mokgothu

Lizzie Mokgothu completed her completed her matric in 1979 and went ahead to do secretarial course at Hillside View College in 1983. Thereafter she went to...

Siphokazi Mjali

Siphokazi Mjali

Siphokazi is a freelance facilitator and assessor accredited by CATHSSETA. She is also an independent grading assessor with the Tourism Grading Council of SA and is...

Johannes Hatting

Johannes Hattingh

Johannes has been a lecturer at the Department of Tourism and Event Management of the Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) since 2008. He...

Alushca Richie

Alushca Ritchie

After 10 years of working in the engineering sector, Alushca Ritchie decided it was time to follow her heart and began her new journey within the...

Chanel du Plessis

Chanel du Plessis

Chanel du Plessis specialises in Tourism Research and Economics at Urban-Econ Development Economists (Pty) Ltd. She is currently involved in developing the Gauteng Tourism Sector Business...

Tourist Guide

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JOE SAMUELS

Mr Joe Samuels Joe Samuels was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of SAQA on 1 March 2012. He holds a BSc (Hons) and an MPhil from...

Khwezi

KHWEZI KAMPUMLWANA

Is a specialist on Liberation Heritage. His work in the past two decades has involved different kinds of innovative tourism approaches applied to cultural heritage. Khwezi...

UVESHNEE

UVESHNEE PILLAY

I have a National Diploma in Tourism Management and I am in the process of completing my final dissertation towards achieving an MBA for Tourism Management...