NEWSLETTER - 22 August 2014

Every day is Mandela Day at Kwalata Game Ranch!

On Mandela Day, 18 July 2014, Kwalata and others spent their 67 minutes adding value to the elders and frail staying at the TLC Old Age Home in Mandela Village just outside Dinokeng. View a photo report on their Mandela day celebrations...everyone getting their hands dirty and the elders having a great time!

Remember every day is Mandela Day at Kwalata and if you have any corporate groups that would like to be part of a constructive CSI event Kwalata is always there to assist! Please follow progress on their new blog - Kwalata Community Development Initiative:

The Capital City Is On Fire!

Cool Capital, the world's first uncurated DIY guerrilla biennale (creative festival) is about to start! The Biennale will happen throughout Capital City from 29th August - 16th November 2014. During this time, Tshwane will explode with colours, inspiration, art, design, architecture, people and culture. Be sure not to miss out of the Cool Capital Biennale 2014 and attend as many of the attractions in the programme as possible.

The biennale will kick off with a grand party at the Open Window School of visual communication. Tickets for the event are available at Furthermore, the biennale will consist of civic art and film festivals, musical performances, tours and parties throughout the city. Most of these events will happen in spaces and buildings that few people have seen before. Also be on the lookout for numerous citizen-led interventions throughout the city.

Everyone is becoming involved, including all the major tertiary institutions in the city, as well as the City of Tswhane. Generous sponsors include the Dutch Embassy, Atterbury Properties, PPC Cement, Business and Arts South Africa, The Pretoria institute for Architecture and City Property.

TWITTER: @CoolCapital2014

To include these events in your marketing material high resolution images can be downloaded via Dropbox.

Tshwane on Tap

On the 6th of September SA's biggest craft beer festival "SA on Tap Craft Beer Festival" makes its way to Pretoria.

25 of SA's top craft breweries are bringing in over 100 brews to the Harlequin club for a day filled with loads of entertainment and flavour. You can indulge in flavours that you will not find collectively anywhere else in SA while enjoying the Springboks take on the Ausies followed up by top SA bands Shaun Jacobs and Rubber Duc. We have dedicated child minding areas and ample gourmet food options to pair up with your brew.

Useful Book – free to download

For those of you interested in learning more about online marketing please download Damian Cook's "A practical guide for tourism in emerging markets".

The guide is designed for tourism businesses in any market, but with a particular focus on emerging markets. It's designed to provide guidance in shifting away from traditional sales and marketing techniques and gradually increasing the use of technology and the Internet to manage and market a business.

Public hearing sessions on the development and amendment of Tourism B-BBEE Codes

The Tourism B-BBEE Charter Council in partnership with the National Department of Tourism and Gauteng Tourism Authority hereby invites all interested and affected persons and organisations to participate in the development of the Tourism B-BBEE Codes to align them to the Amended Generic Codes of Good Practice.

View the public hearing dates and information.

Please note that RSVPs will be dealt with on a first come first served basis.


The Holiday Inn Express Pretoria – Sunnypark has a job vacancy for a Senior Front Office Supervisor. R14 000 CTC. Required Skills - Matric / Three years Front Office experience with one year in a Supervisory Capacity / Five years' experience on Opera / Communication & Interpersonal Skills. Send CV to: (Note, only relevant applicants will be responded to).

Ulysses Tours, based in Centurion, has positions available for chauffeurs (drivers). Salary: from R5 000 – R6 000 pm. The company does provide training but applicants must be in possession of a valid Public Driver's Permit (PDP). More information at 012 653 0016 or

Zilko Tours & Travel has a vacancy for a Junior Travel Consultant - Centurion Area, Pretoria. They are looking for a young, vibrant, dynamic and innovative consultant to join their team. Requirements: Minimum of 2 years experience, MS Office & Galileo GDS system ( must be using the system currently), Travel Product Knowledge, Corporate Client Experience, Matric, Tertiary qualification in Travel & Tourism, International Travel experience, Target / Goal driven, Salary is negotiable based on Skills and experience. If you meet the minimum requirements, please email your CV to Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not receive a response from Zilko within 14 days from application, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Upcoming industry conferences, exhibitions and events

See what hot entertainment is on in the city

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

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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