Tag: Derek Hanekom

  • How Derek Hanekom could make this a game-changing Indaba

    Dear Derek, The Tourism Indaba which opens in Durban tomorrow will be your first as Minister of Tourism.  You could make it a game-changing Indaba if you announced your intention to introduce a Tourism Charter, which the mayors of all cities, towns and villages need to sign. Tourism needs to be put at the top […]

  • Where municipalities get it so badly wrong

    In 2012, I interviewed the local manager of Stanford, part of the Overstrand (Hermanus) municipality.  I never published the interview because it was such an embarrassment.  I did share the content with Overstrand’s mayor — who just sat with her head in her hands and then asked for it in an email, which I did. …

  • This is Criminal Incompetence, Pravin Gordhan: do something!

      There are hundreds of millions of Rands of foreign donor funding in these projects.  It should be an embarrassment to every South African. Dear Pravin Gordhan, please prohibit all Eastern Cape local government institutions from receiving any further foreign donor funding before they give the whole of South Africa a bad name.  They are…