SA's new tourism grading committee

2012-06-28 09:02
 South Africa's Minister of Tourism, Marthinus van Schalkwyk, has announced the appointment of the new Awards Committee of the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA), Tourism Updatereports. 

The committee is responsible for overseeing the implementation and management of the TGCSA's grading system, South Africa's only officially recognised system for the star grading of accommodation establishments. 

The three-year term of the new Awards Committee ends on May 31, 2015.

The new committee is chaired by Graham Wood; Managing Director of Tsogo Sun. Wood is joined by 11 highly experienced individuals, who bring with them an enormous wealth of knowledge of the tourism industry in South Africa. 

The members of the new TGCSA Awards Committee are:

Yusuf Patel, Director at Black Moon Design Studio, who brings his extensive décor and design expertise to the committee.

Amor Malan, from the QuadPara Association Gauteng and a former South African Tourism board member, who is well versed on universal accessibility matters. 

Nina Freysen-Pretorius, current Chairperson of the Southern African Association of Conferencing Institutions (SAACI). 

Julie Joe Madala, current owner of several catering and decor enterprises.

Caroline Ungesbock, National President of the National Accommodation Association of South Africa (NAA-SA), and an establishment owner. 

Alan Romburgh, Director at the Cape Town Hotel School and a former chairman of the Awards Committee.

Jegie Padmanathan, group hotel operations and development Director at Peermont, commences his second term on the awards committee. 
Tony Hazel, Chief Operations Officer at Go Touch Down Resorts. 

Nonhlanhla Tshabalala, Owner of TMLB Architects.

Mark Goveia, the owner of Hospitality Grading and a current accredited Grading Assessor with the TGCSA. 

Nyeleti Mushwana, owner of the NMN Grand Hotel and Karibu Lodge in Tzaneen and a former winner of the Emerging Tourism Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

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