Trade members are encouraged not to miss this fantastic opportunity to give back to the industry and to meet 90 vibrant hand-picked SME products of quality. Ultimately this will enable trade to offer South Africa in a more holistic way, including niche cultural and township experiences for tourists.
We would like to invite trade members to volunteer their services and knowledge to assist SATSA as below. Volunteering your time will not only have a great development impact on the SME sector but you can also count it towards your enterprise development points for B-BBEE scoring.
To share insights into trade requirements during the SME training:
30 SMEs per province will receive 5-day training to prepare for market access. Training will be conducted in the main metropolitan area of each province. Part of day 4 of the training is set aside for trade requirements and these will take place as follows (please note that dates may change):
- Gauteng: 26 Jan 2017
- Western Cape: 2 Feb 2017
- Kwa-Zulu-Natal: 9 Feb 2017
- Eastern Cape: 16 Feb 2017
- Limpopo: 23 Feb 2017
- Mpumalanga: 2 Mar 2017
- Free State: 9 Mar 2017
- North West: 16 Mar 2017
- Northern Cape: 30 Mar 2017
All costs traveling to the training venue will be covered by SATSA.
To become mentors for selected small tourism businesses
Following the training 10 SMEs per province will be selected for a six-week mentorship programme in order to prepare for marketing platforms.
Mentorship introduction workshops will be hosted per province to include a comprehensive briefing on the framework and structure of the mentorship programme and introduce mentors and mentees. These are planned as follows (please note that dates may change):
- Gauteng: 2 Feb 2017
- Western Cape: 9 Feb 2017
- KwaZulu-Natal: 16 Feb 2017
- Eastern Cape: 23 Feb 2017
- Limpopo: 2 Mar 2017
- Mpumalanga: 9 Mar 2017
- Free State: 16 Mar 2017
- North West: 23 Mar 2017
- Northern Cape: 6 Apr 2017
All costs traveling to the workshop venue will be covered by SATSA.
Following the introduction workshop the mentorship will take place during the subsequent six weeks. Operators will be offered a fee of R 3,900 per mentorship and travel costs will also be covered by SATSA.
To attend the Speed Marketing Session planned for 15 May 2017 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
We would like to invite 45 SATSA Trade Members/DMCs to meet with 90 SMEs. To ensure meaningful interaction the event programme will be developed to focus on group speed marketing with 2 complimentary products presenting to each trade member for 7 minutes. The day will end with a cocktail event for further networking.
With most members already attending the annual Tourism Indaba, SATSA will offer R 5,000 to participating members to cover travel and accommodation costs for arriving a day early.
To volunteer, please download and complete the Trade Registration form (electronically) and return to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 December 2016.
For futher information contact
Hannelie du Toit
083 600 3555 | Hannelie@satsa.co.za