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Sisa Ntshona to step down as CEO of SA Tourism

Sisa Ntshona, the current CEO of South African Tourism, has opted to step down from his position at the end of May. In a media release received late last week by theplanner.guru’s news team, it has been revealed that Sisa Ntshona intends to step...
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SAACI signs MoU with the City of Johannesburg

The Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) around a number of activities. Delegates were abuzz upon arrival of the second day of the SAACI Annual...
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Four Points by Sheraton will debut in Uganda

Portman Square Limited has signed a deal with Marriott International for the debut of Four Points Sheraton in Kampala, Uganda. Marriott International has signed an agreement with Portman Square Limited to establish the Four Points by Sheraton brand...

Sun City Resort receives ISO 14001 certification

Exceeding its guests’ standards, Sun City Resort will be internationally recognised with an ISO 14001 certification for the responsible management of its water and energy resources. The jewel of Sun International’s crown, Sun City Resort, has been...
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A good Vïb

The Planner Guru delivers the lowdown on what makes Vïb Cape Town stand out. Embarking on a new venture during a pandemic takes guts but to see through the opening of a hotel that has been in the pipeline since 2016 takes inspiration from a very...
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SMME Booster Fund 2021 applications now open

The Western Cape’s Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) announced earlier this week that it had opened applications for the SMME Booster Fund 2021. The South African government has announced that applications are now open for...
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Cisco will acquire Socio Labs Inc.

Cisco has announced that it intends to acquire Socio Labs Inc. This will result in the creation of a potent hybrid eventing solution. On Wednesday, tech conglomerate Cisco announced its intent to acquire Socio Lab Inc. – a four-year-old event...

Cancelled, postponed or going ahead

Find out which events have been cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis, and which are continuing with their planned dates. Each event name is linked to the official website. Please understand that, while we will do our best to keep this...

A sanitising service for your premises

With the unfortunate ban on all events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Event Synthesis has launched a new business venture as agents of Yanilia. Angelique Smith explains, “Yanilia is a distributer of sanitation products, disinfectants and protective...

UIF TERS Application Assistance

SAACI, the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry, sent out an announcement on Friday 17 April about the COVID-19 UIF Temporary Employers Relief Scheme (TERS). This agreement was signed by the Tourism Business Council of South...