- Ramaphosa believes that tourism in South Africa has a lot more to offer
- He thinks that South Africa can become the greatest tourist destination in the world
- To this end he believes that the amount of people employed in tourism can double
When President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his State of the Nation Address in Parliament he made quite a few promises. He also focused on tourism and believes that he can double the number of people employed in the industry.
Briefly.co.za confirmed that currently, there are an estimated 700,000 people employed in the tourism industry in South Africa. It also happens to be one of the best performing sectors of our economy according to sapeople.com.
“We have the most beautiful country in the whole world and we are the most hospitable people in the whole world… and there is no reason we cannot grow our tourism industry!” He said during his address.
“I call on all South Africans to open their hearts, their rondavels, their arms and welcome visitors from all over the world.”
Ramaphosa has ambitious plans for the country and wants to make it the first choice for all tourists looking for a place to go on holiday.
His rousing speech was a refreshing change from previous years and he believes that the country has entered an era of change.
“Together we are going to make history in our country,” he said. “We have done it before – united by our common love for our country, our love for our people, resolute in our determination to overcome the challenges that lie ahead and convinced that by working together we will build the fair, and just society to which Nelson Mandela devoted his life.”
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