File image: South African Tourism to find a new Chief Executive Officer after acting CEO Sthembiso Dlamini resigned.
File image: South African Tourism to find a new Chief Executive Officer after acting CEO Sthembiso Dlamini resigned.

Process to find SA Tourism CEO under way after Sthembiso Dlamini's resignation

By Clinton Moodley Time of article published Oct 7, 2021

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South African Tourism said on Thursday it is looking for a new Chief Executive Officer following the resignation of its acting CEO Sthembiso Dlamini.

“Sthembiso served the organisation with distinction for over seven years and her departure is a huge loss to us. As we move towards the recovery of the sector, Sthembiso was pivotal in efforts to lead the organisation and the sector on this crucial path.

"It is comforting to note that we have not lost her talents to the industry as she joins our sister organisation. The Board and the entire SA Tourism family congratulates her on her move and wish her well in her new career path,” SA Tourism Interim Board Chairperson, Advocate Mojankunyane Gumbi, said in a statement.

He said the process to appoint a permanent CEO was still under way.

"We are hoping to conclude this outstanding matter in the very near future,” added Advocate Gumbi.

Earlier this year, former CEO Sisa Ntshona decided to leave the organisation. According to SA Tourism, Ntshona chose not to reapply for the position after his five-year contract ended this September.

“Sisa approached the Board for an earlier exit as he was presented with a new career opportunity that required him to start much sooner than anticipated. The Board discussed this and agreed to the request, and although it is sad to see him leave the organisation, we also appreciate Sisa’s honesty and transparency and we wish him well in his future endeavours," SA Tourism said in a statement.

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