15 September 2023




Programme will separate into three segments


Digitalisation Workshop


Panel Discussion


Exhibition by Tech Supply Businesses

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Know About Annual Tourism Week

Annual Tourism Week is an annual programme aimed at providing awareness on tourism support for businesses and empower tourism and hospitality industry at large. In this year’s instalment, Thinking Pair Group has partnered with Tshwane University of Technology to deliver a programme which focuses on the Digitalisation of tourism SME’s. The programme aims to expose tourism businesses to digital transformation and discuss technological solutions in the tourism industry.


Event Schedules

Digitalisation of tourism SME’s

Digitisation Workshop: Presentations from stakeholders on SMME digitalisation Panel Discussion: Interactive discussion on the state of digitalisation and latest technological

9h00 – 15h00 Durban Botanic Gardens Visitor Complex
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Dr Sifolo

Dr Sifolo

Tourism Strategist
Dr PPS Sifolo: <ul> <li>Wealth experience and prodigious knowledge in the Tourism Sector</li> <li>Senior lecturer focusing on Management Business Leadership and Entrepreneurship subjects in the Department of Tourism Management at Tshwane University of Technology.</li> <li>Research Supervisor and an examiner for various institutions Y2 National Research Foundation Rated Researcher</li> <li>Candidate in the future Professors Program by the Department of Higher Education & Training</li> <li>Completed her Doctorate in Business Administration at UKZN which is focused on the nexus between supply chain management and stakeholder management.</li> </ul>

Mr Lungisile Dube

Mr Lungisile Dube

IT trailblazer
Mr Lungisile Dube: • IT trailblazer with a rich tapestry of skills and experiences that make him a formidable presence in the tech industry • Earned a Computer Operations and Packages certificate from Siyakha Learning Lab • Diligently working towards completing a short course in Small and Medium Enterprise Management with Unisa • Concurrently pursuing a Bachelor of Education in Economics and Management Sciences at DUT • Holds a Business Communication Skills Certificate • Successfully Completed Basic Business Skills Training from SEDA • His global outlook was nurtured during his attendance at the SUT Global Entrepreneurship camp in Thailand 2019

Mr Sthandiwe

Mr Sthandiwe Mkhize: <ul> <li>Mkhize is a Chairman / CEO of Thinking Pair Group & Founder of Annual Tourism Week</li> <li>In 2019 he founded Sthandiwe Mkhize Advisory, a specialist advisory unit of the group</li> <li>He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management (DUT)</li> <li>Mkhize is a Market Access Strategist & Transaction Advisor</li> <li>In 2022 Mkhize co-authored and Presented a Paper at a Nepal Sustainable Tourism Conference titled “Local Campaign Effect On Tourism Supply Chain During The Times Of Covid-19”</li> </ul> Key Milestones in his business career: <ul> <li>He has designed and led International Market Access programmes to Europe, Asia, Middle-East</li> <li>He has developed and implemented numerous capacity building programmes for the SME sector</li> <li>He currently implements Basic Quality Verification programme on behalf of South African Tourism</li> <li>He has undertaken research projects such as Intra-African Market Study, Data Analysis for Buy Local Campaigns, Integrated Cruise Framework, Informal Economy Review and many more</li> <li>Mkhize is a passionate corporate governance advisor having served in some organizations such as Durban Chamber of Commerce Council, eThekwini Economic Council and others</li> </ul>

Mr Day Munatsi

Mr Day Munatsi

IT Entrepreneur
Mr Day Munatsi <ul> <li>IT Entrepreneur whose company Stratahost is a leader in Web Development and Hosting for SME’s,</li> <li>More than 18 years experience</li> <li>BSc Computer Science</li> <li>Dip Project Management and MBA</li> <li>He has worked and consulted in various sectors from FMCG to Manufacturing, Education, Transportation and Research</li> </ul>
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