Press release

Commentary on KZN SOPA

Executives provide comments and snippets KwaZulu-Natal State of the Province Address (SOPA)

 

Bernadine Galliver, Associate Director: Advisory Services at Grant Thornton provides commentary following KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu’s State of the Province Address this morning on 25 February 2016:

On TOURISM:

“It is disappointing to note that Premier Mchunu’s address did not mention the tourism sector at all or the significant contribution that it can make towards achieving KwaZulu-Natal’s Vision 2030. The address did not provide any updates on the progress with catalyst tourism projects that were highlighted previously, such as the proposed cable car. We also would have liked to hear about how KZN intends on re-capturing its place as the top domestic tourism destination.

“Given that tourism was mentioned in the State of the Nation Address multiple times, we would have expected the Premier’s address to more adequately deal with this important sector.”

Notes to editors

About Grant Thornton South Africa
Grant Thornton South Africa is a member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL). Grant Thornton South Africa was founded in 1920. We are leaders in our chosen market, providing assurance, tax and specialist business advice to dynamic organisations – listed companies, large privately held businesses and private equity backed organisations.

We employ 1100 people in South Africa with 100 partners and directors. Grant Thornton has a national presence with offices in Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, George, Johannesburg, Nelspruit, Polokwane, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, Rustenburg and Somerset West. In Africa we operate across 23 member firms in Algeria, Botswana, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, Kenya, Libya, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe and are ideally positioned to facilitate clients’ expansion plans in these countries.

About Grant Thornton International Ltd
Grant Thornton is one of the world’s leading organisations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms. These firms help dynamic organisations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, forward looking advice. Proactive teams, led by approachable partners in these firms, use insights, experience and instinct to understand complex issues for privately owned, publicly listed and public sector clients and help them to find solutions.

More than 40,000 Grant Thornton people, across over 130 countries, are focused on making a difference to clients, colleagues and the communities in which we live and work.

“Grant Thornton” refers to the brand under which the Grant Thornton member firms provide assurance, tax and advisory services to their clients and/or refers to one or more member firms, as the context requires. Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL) and the member firms are not a worldwide partnership. GTIL and each member firm is a separate legal entity. Services are delivered by the member firms. GTIL and its member firms are not agents of, and do not obligate, one another and are not liable for one another’s acts or omissions.