Derek Hanekom also resigns from Parliament, looks set for new posting

2019-06-11 13:09

The respected former tourism minister was surprisingly omitted from President Cyril Ramaphosa's Cabinet two weeks ago, but looks set for a senior posting elsewhere in government.

Airbnb meets with tourism minister on proposed regulation

2019-05-18 09:15

Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom met with Airbnb representatives to discuss the regulation of short-term home rentals by the Tourism Amendment Bill.

Hanekom on suspension of tourism CEO: no such thing as bad timing for right governance

2019-04-22 15:49

There is no such thing as bad timing when it comes to the right governance, Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom says about the suspension of the SA Tourism CEO.

Madiba would have been alarmed at the hate speech, polarisation in SA – Hanekom

2019-04-17 07:29

Nelson Mandela would have been alarmed by the hate speech and polarisation taking place in SA today, Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom has told Fin24.

In response to Herman Mashaba on Joburg's state of cleanliness

2019-01-20 07:00

Residents expect waste management service levels to be met and clean up campaigns that are mere public engagements cannot be a substitute for proper waste management, write Trish Hanekom and Washington Nyabeze.

Hanekom: SA scaling up efforts to address climate change

2018-12-12 22:30

Despite experiencing "slow and fragile" economic growth, SA is scaling up its efforts to address climate change, Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom tells COP24.

Derek Hanekom: Massively changed behaviour needed or growth in tourism will end

2018-11-11 17:29

Without massively changed behaviour the world stands to destroy itself and growth in tourism can come to an end, warns Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom.

Hanekom: SA could migrate fully to e-visa system as early as next year

2018-11-06 10:45

If all goes according to plan, SA will be migrating fully to the use of an e-visa system for foreign travellers next year, says Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom.

We have met with tourism sector to clear up visa concerns, says Hanekom

2018-10-06 09:30

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom has met industry leaders over their concerns that changes to the visa regime, announced by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba in September, were vague and unclear.

Cele, Mkhize, Hanekom broker truce in Kimberley, following protests

2018-07-31 22:48

A truce has been brokered to end protests in Kimberley after a meeting between top ANC officials, including Police Minister Bheki Cele and disgruntled residents in the diamond-mining Northern Cape town.


CR vs Ace: Anatomy of a train-smash and what comes next

2019-06-07 10:37

This week's escalating conflict between President Cyril Ramaphosa and the ANC's secretary-general, Ace Magashule, will come to a head sooner rather than later. Magashule's open taunting of the president has not gone unnoticed among his surrogates. This is what you need to know.

The truth is coming out - Derek Hanekom

2019-04-28 19:30

It is not correct that President Cyril Ramaphosa sat idly by while he was deputy president and the ANC government veered off course, Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom told News24 in an interview.

Visitor experience in SA cannot remain static - minister

2019-04-21 17:45

The marketing side of the South African tourism industry is very important and must continuously be improved, says Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom.

Land reform has 'derailed', but it's time to look at solutions - Hanekom

2019-04-15 06:02

After 25 years of democracy there have been mixed results with land reform and the debate should now be about the search for solutions, Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom tells Fin24.

Open letter to Minister Derek Hanekom

2019-01-14 10:57

Despite our many differences, I believe we are all committed to a shared value that Johannesburg and all other cities in our country should be in an impeccable state of cleanliness, writes Herman Mashaba.

Hanekom on the Western Cape: Tourists, be water wise, but you can swim and bath

2018-11-15 05:45

One of the important messages SA has to bring to the international tourism industry this year is that the drought in the Western Cape is over, Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom tells Fin24.

Derek Hanekom: Shared value in SA tourism part of inclusive development plan

2018-11-06 13:17

The creation of shared value is not only important for SA’s tourism industry, but is part of the country’s inclusive development plan, says Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom.

Tourism vital to sustain SA’s game reserves

2018-10-21 16:06

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom says growing safari tourism is vital to sustain and develop South Africa’s game reserves and the conservation work they do.

God’s other window

2018-09-09 06:19

A viewing lift on Mpumalanga’s Panorama Route promises to be a game-changer and has not disappointed investors since it opened to the public last December.

Visa request process simplified

2018-05-13 06:00

The introduction of online visa applications for foreigners wishing to visit South Africa holds great promise for the tourism industry, said Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom at Africa’s Travel Indaba in Durban this week.

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