Tim Harris appointed to chair interim SA Tourism Board

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Former Wesgro CEO Tim Harris will chair the interim SA Tourism Board.

Tourism Minister Patricia de Lille said she would gazette the appointment on Friday.

The minister said newly appointed board member Vincent Zwelibanzi Mntambo nominated Harris during last week’s meeting.

Harris, Mntambo and Kholeka Zama were appointed nearly two weeks ago as interim SA Tourism Board members.

“Mr Tim Harris wrote to the Acting CEO of SA Tourism on Wednesday, 26 April 2023, requesting a number of strategic documents and an urgent briefing from the SA Tourism executive,” said De Lille.

She was optimistic about the trio, saying they understood the urgent work required to turn SA Tourism around.

She said:

I had a fruitful and frank discussion with the interim SA Tourism Board and the director-general of the Department of Tourism, outlining key outcomes and areas we need to work on urgently to ensure that the SA Tourism Interim Board, the SA Tourism Executive and the Department of Tourism can work together efficiently to grow inclusive tourism for the country.

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