Development Update

Tourism Graduates Mentorship Forum

On 25 July, we invited five local host employers to attend the mentorship workshop at Moses Mabhida Stadium, organised by the KZN Department of Economic Development, Tourism, and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA). Representatives from Port Shepstone Maritime Museum, Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve, Information Centre Holiday Accommodation & Permanent Rentals, Margate Municipal Art Museum, and Ramsgate Tourism Office were instructed on the roles and responsibilities of mentors in the workplace.

SMMEs Bookkeeping Training

On 20 and 21 June we partnered with the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) to facilitate bookkeeping training at the SEDA offices in Port Shepstone. Here 20 selected SMMEs across hospitality and tourism were equipped with business transactions and money management skills to create investment opportunities.

KZN Youth Entrepreneurship Seminar

On 26 June, we accompanied three SMMEs from Ugu District to the provincial youth entrepreneurship seminar in iXopo, organised by TKZN and other stakeholders. The seminar provided young entrepreneurs with valuable information on business development programmes, and the opportunity to present their business concept to potential funders. Five businesses were selected to enter the programme with Mbongeni Mthembu of Monate Outdoors from Gamalakhe among them.

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