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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:


“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.”

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