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Road to Recovery; A Conversation with South Africa’s Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane

June 4, 2021

In today’s episode, South Africa’s Minister of Tourism Honourable Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane outlines a number of initiatives her outfit is leading to bring about transformation in the rainbow nation’s tourism sector. The Minister also shed light on the e-visa rollout, priority for tourism stakeholders in SA’s vaccine program and SAT’s impending merger.

Mmamoloko “Nkhensani" Kubayi-Ngubane is, a Member of Parliament of the Republic of South Africa and a member of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress. 

Prior to her current role, Kubayi-Ngubane previously served as a Minister in three portfolios, Science and Technology, Communications, and Energy respectively. She has held several leadership roles both within the ANC and as a deployee of the ANC in various spheres of government. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Johannesburg (formerly Vista University), a Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management from Damelin College, a Masters Degree in Public and Development Management from the University of the Witwatersrand and completed a Programme for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School. 

Kubayi-Ngubane is an outgoing member of the Global Artificial Intelligence Council established by the World Economic Forum's Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. She joins other global leaders as a member of the Forum’s newly established Global Future Council on Sustainable Tourism, a multi-stakeholder knowledge network tasked to advance innovative thinking for a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable future. 

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