New SA Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu speaks on Twitter
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President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed Lindiwe Sisulu Minister of Tourism following a cabinet reshuffle on Thursday evening.
Sisulu succeeds Mmamoloko Kubayi, now Minister of Human Settlements.
“Dear Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, Congratulations on your appointment as Minister of Tourism! We welcome this dynamic and dynamic portfolio and look forward to helping you position South Africa as a world-class destination, ”congratulated the Department of Tourism on her new role on Twitter.
Dear Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, Congratulations on your appointment as Minister of Tourism! We welcome this dynamic and dynamic portfolio and look forward to helping you position South Africa as a world class destination. pic.twitter.com/f85rZJ1cJS
– Department of Tourism (@Tourism_gov_za) August 6, 2021
Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) CEO Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa said Minister Sisulu’s appointment continues to show the importance of tourism in the economy.
“We welcome it as a Tourism Business Council.
“The industry faces a variety of challenges including unfavorable travel advisories and a country red list of critical source markets, transportation permits, adoption of vaccine passports and negative branding due to the unrest.
“We believe that the experience and expertise of the new minister will help the tourism sector meet both immediate and long-term challenges,” he said.
What South Africans are saying
@LindiweSisuluSA Mr. Minister, congratulations on the appointment of the Minister of Tourism. We are looking forward to seeing a big boost in the tourism sector. All my wishes.
– Saleem Shakoor (@shakooras) August 6, 2021
Many South Africans hailed the move, with one saying they “looked forward to seeing a big boost in the tourism sector”. (sic)
User @ teddyn82 commented, “She will do a great job there. (Sic), while @politrixsa commented: “Congratulations @ LindiweSisuluSA… Tourism is a great opportunity to develop SA.… A very important industry creating jobs.”
“Chinese tourism is a huge growth opportunity. (sic) ”
Another user, @PJVos, requested that tourism staff be a priority when rolling out vaccination.
He commented: “Welcome Minister!
“Can we prioritize our tourism workers for vaccinations so that we can welcome guests from all over the world again?” #WeDoTourism #SouthAfricaIsTravelReady. (sic)