NEWSLETTER - 31 July 2014

Invitation to participate in Gautrain's Gauteng Big Night Out

Gautrain will once again running trains and busses until 23:00 on Saturday 4th October 2014 to encourage the public to use the Gautrain system in the evening. If you have an event, venue or other attraction you would like included in the promotion please send your information to: Jenny Roodt, Marketing Manager, Bombela Concession Company (Pty) Ltd, e-Mail:

  • Written confirmation of participation to Jenny Roodt by no later than 15 August 2014.
  • Advertising visuals and event details to be supplied to Jenny Roodt by no later than 31 August 2014.
  • Advertisements will be sent through to each participant for approval prior to the campaign kick-off scheduled for 15 September 2014.

    The following graphic indicates the concept development to date:

    Save the date – GM's luncheon

    Hotel members are reminded to save the date of 22 August 2014 for the GM's luncheon to be held at Hotel 224. The topic of the day will address accessing funds to fund staff formal studies and the speaker will be a representative of CATHSETA who will address you on their funding program for the tourism industry.

    Invitation to Tourism Public Lecture

    The Minister of Tourism, Mr Derek Hanekom, is hosting a Public Lecture at Unisa with the theme: Sustainable Tourism in a Democratic SA – Transforming Lives. You are invited to attend this lecture - download the invitation.

    How Cool is our Capital City?

    We have launched a new page on our website – How Cool is our Capital City? To encourage tourism by locals and visitors please submit information on cool attractions for this page to

    National Zoo Science Week Public Lecture

    The National Zoological Gardens in the City of Tshwane will celebrate National Science Week by inviting residents and tourists to an afternoon of fascinating lectures. Find out more

    Cool Capital Biennale 2014 program launched

    The Cool Capital 2014 Biennale is around the corner, with only 35 days to go until the launch; view the final programme.

    Cool Capital is citizen-led and really about citizens taking ownership and responsibility to creatively re-imagine the Capital City. What do we like about our city? What makes it unique? How can we make it better?

    That means there are numerous citizen-led interventions all over the city: The beautification of streets, designer stickers for dustbins etc. We do not organize these events per se. The public merely informs us that this is their "contribution" to the city as part of Cool Capital. We then post these photographs on our website and social media platforms.

    The second part of the biennale is physical events that re organized by a dedicated team of programme directors. (Each programme director takes responsibility for one aspect of the biennale i.e. film festivals / music concerts / opening party / public art installations etc.) The list of programme directors and their programme can be found on the Biennale website. View full details for all events.

    Promotional tourism video

    View South African Tourism's latest promotional video which is a beautiful reminder of how wonderful our country is!

    Upcoming industry conferences, exhibitions and events

    See what hot entertainment is on in the city

    Read the June 2014 edition of the National Zoological Garden's online newsletter.

    Red Bull X Fighters World Tour, 23 August 2014, Pretoria

    E-Tourism Africa Summit, 4-5 September 2014, Cape Town

    E-Tourism Africa Summit, 8-9 September 2014, Johannesburg

    Hotel Investment Conference Africa, 14-16 September 2014, Johannesburg

    Tribe One Dinokeng Festival, 26-28 September, Cullinan

    ITB Asia, 29-31 October, Singapore

    World Travel Market (WTM), 3-6 November, UK

    UNESCO Forum on Global Citizenship Education (GCE), 2-4 December, Bangkok

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