Women urged to use opportunities

2018-09-26 06:02
Women from Noupoort attending the launch of the Provincial Chapter for Women in Tourism are, from the left, Nontobeko Tshaka, Nontobeko Ngwatyu and Julia Mngoma.

Women from Noupoort attending the launch of the Provincial Chapter for Women in Tourism are, from the left, Nontobeko Tshaka, Nontobeko Ngwatyu and Julia Mngoma.

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Women are encouraged to make use of opportunities presented to them by the tourism industry.

This is according to Lumka Skosana of the national Department of Tourism during the launch of the Provincial Chapter for Women in Tourism at the Ous Meisies Lodge in Kimberley on Wednesday, 29 August.

The event was aimed at creating a conversation platform for radical socio-econo­mic transformation and integration of women of different socio-economic backgrounds and spectra within the sector.

It was further aimed towards ensuring that their interest converge on a common and sustainable development goal within the tourism industry.

“You know that there is money, but you don’t know how to go around accessing it.

“We are referring to the National Empowerment Fund and the Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda),” she said.

Skosana invites youth to explore the tourism and hospitality industry so they are not left behind.

A call was also made to local municipalities to allocate all available resources to support local tourism.

Skosana admitted that they, as the provincial and national government, should be the ones who open and unlock opportunities for women.

She availed her services to the women to report to them whenever they encounter any problems in unlocking opportunities.

Skosana said an annual conference for women in tourism will be hosted every year, focussing on empowering women, starting in the North West in November.

The women were mobilised to engage on economic empowerment issues and progression in the sector as employees and business people using the provincial Women in Tourism Chapters as a vehicle.

Skosana highlighted the challenge of access to information the women face in the tourism industry. She said women tend to lose out on tapping into developing financial institutions.

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