Coronavirus Updates Via SATSA

Please find the latest news stories as they happen from the SATSA news feed. This page will be updated every hour or as a news story is published.

  • Invitation: Bidvest Bank webinar – Getting your business through COVID-19 and beyond with Dr Adrian Saville 7th Aug 2020
    During the pandemic, many of South Africa’s business owners have faced various difficulties and have had to find ways to sustain their businesses. Join Dr Adrian Saville CE of Cannon Asset Managers for a 45-minute session as he unpacks ways of how to navigate, negotiate and reinvent your business for the second half of 2020. […]
  • Invitation: SATSA 2020 Annual General Meeting 7th Aug 2020
    With the current crises, all SATSA meeting will be conducted virtually, including the SATSA 2020 AGM. SATSA Chair, Tony Romer Lee, and CEO, David Frost, invites you to the AGM as well as an informative keynote address which will be announced soon. Date: 27 August 2020 Time: 13:00 To download the detailed AGM Notice including […]
  • Women in Tourism – SEND US YOUR IMAGES, NOW! 7th Aug 2020
    Get behind the #IAmTourism campaign today! Please submit an image of yourself wearing a mask AND holding an #IAMTOURISM sign in solidarity with all the incredible women who make up our amazing industry. We already have over 1800 images and our target is 3000 images by Women’s Day, 9 August, so please add yours into […]
  • Airlink adds three new routes 7th Aug 2020
    Airlink will during August introduce three new routes and increase frequency on five of the routes it is currently operating, providing travellers with more flight choices, more travel opportunities and better connectivity. New Routes: Johannesburg/Kimberley, the introduction of early morning and late afternoon service providing travellers with same-day return flights commencing on 17 August 2020, […]
  • Tourism wheels start rolling 6th Aug 2020
    The City Sightseeing Red Bus, an icon in the tourism landscape, is revving up the fleet and is ready to hit the city streets this Woman’s Day weekend. After nationwide lock down that started at the end of March, like all tourism operators, City Sightseeing has been closed for business as the country waited for […]
  • Government issues amendment of directions on Risk Adjusted Strategy for Tourism Facilities,Services and Products 6th Aug 2020
    The South African Government has issued its Government issues amendment of directions on Risk Adjusted Strategy for Tourism Facilities, Services and Products. The Gazette can be downloaded here and includes: Insertion of paragraph 6.3A in the Directions: Paragraph 6 of the Directions is amended by the insertion of the following paragraph after paragraph 6.3:A – […]
  • Launch of the TBCSA COVID-19 Tourism Safety APP 6th Aug 2020
    We promised a while ago to keep you updated and today we are excited to announce the launch of the Travel Safe – Eat Safe Certification Programme. Through a multi-stakeholder working group and in partnership with Bidfood, the TBCSA has launched a tourism and hospitality industry application – Opus4business App. The new app will aid […]
  • Creating Market Access For Tourism Products In A Time Of The Pandemic 6th Aug 2020
    SATSA and Tourism KwaZulu-Natal last week joined forces to host a very successful three-day virtual familiarisation, showcasing key attractions and hidden gems in the province. As part of this innovative drive 45 KZN products, including hotels, resorts, adventure activities, attractions and transport providers from the Elephant Coast, Midlands, Battlefields, Drakensberg, Durban, as well as the […]
  • #RIDE4RANGERS – SATSA members invited to help protect Africa’s Widlife 6th Aug 2020
    When times are tough – and indeed they are incredibly tough right now – our tourism industry really does pull together in the spirit of “Ubuntu” (community) to help those in dire need. All across Africa, lodge and hotel owners like us – many with little or no income themselves – are trying their best […]
  • Adv Louis Nel Business Review Advice – Insert 3: Terms and Conditions 6th Aug 2020
    The next reason why you need T&C relates to liability. Often you as a business may arrange for services to be provided or products to be supplied by a third party (‘TP’). This means you are actually the ‘go between’ and the contract for the service or product is between the client and the TP. […]
  • SANParks And OSV Update 5th Aug 2020
    We have received two important updates from Kruger National Park as follows: SANPARKS SUPPORTS EMPLOYEES DURING THE LOCKDOWN PERIOD From the early announcements in March about COVID-19 (coronavirus) until today, South African National Parks (SANParks) like any other organisations has had to reconfigure some of its practices in response to the challenges brought about by […]
  • April/May UIF TERS window period extended 5th Aug 2020
    The Department of Employment and Labour and Nedlac social partners agreed to extend the 14 day window period for April/May Covid/TERS claims. Notwithstanding previous media statements, the Unemployment Insurance Fund is to continue processing new claims for April and May until a cut-off date is announced. This is in line with the agreement reached by […]
  • Register to host DMC consultants to experience your product 5th Aug 2020
    With the recent allowance for intra-provincial leisure travel, there’s no better time to ‘get to know your hood.’ If you have a compelling product you want to share, we can help connect you with eager DMCs and tour brokers. Please register your interest by completing this survey with your details and the dates when you would be […]
  • Launching Two Brand New SATSA Chapters – Central South Africa And Adventure 5th Aug 2020
    As many of you have done, SATSA has also taken the opportunity during this pandemic to evaluate our structures and to see where we can enhance our business models. Following a resolution at our recent SATSA board meeting, we are excited to announce two new SATSA Chapters being a regional chapter called Central South Africa […]
  • SANParks accommodation opens 14 August to intra-provincial residents 4th Aug 2020
    South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced that accommodation in the majority of parks will be open as from 14 August 2020 and Open Safari Vehicles (OSVs) will be permitted as soon as the regulations pertaining to their operations are gazetted. In addition, other parks are scheduled to open their accommodation as follows; • Addo, […]