2015 Judges


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 one of the Managing Directors’ of the hotel. A short history about the hotel, it opened its doors in June 2010, where I have made sure that its establishment becomes successful. I have been responsible for the overall good operations of the hotel including also the administration with the assistance of the then appointed Manager, who since left in 2012. Since then I have played full time the role of a General Manager, until to date. I personally believe that my hard earned experiences in the hospitality industry and coupled with my education qualifications (I am currently registered for a 3 years National Diploma in Hotel Management with Intec College) and of course passion for the industry and the work I do make me a strong candidate for this particular Adjudication Panel member of the 3rd Lilizela Tourism Awards. Thanks to the numerous workshops, trainings and informative sessions hosted by Fedhasa, Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency including the recent Road Show held on the 20th of February 2015 for Mpumalanga, I have gained experience and keep on gaining more insight and current trends on the our versatile and dynamic industry. My hotel being one of the finalists on the 2nd Lilizela Tourism Awards, I believe this place me in a good position to be part of the panel, because I believe I have a good idea of the main objective of this awards and how important it is that it is conducted with such undoubtedly integrity and exercise such due diligence that it keeps its good reputation to all key stakeholders.