Budget Speech 2017: The 1.3% growth rate expected for this year is much too low to turn around the economy and unemployment rate in the country.
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NMMU's efforts towards the establishment of the country’s first dedicated maritime centre of excellence were boosted with the recent transfer of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) building into its name.
Deputy Minister of Tourism, Tokozile Xasa urged business to plug into the opportunities available in the ocean economy in the Nelson Mandela Bay at an event hosted today by the Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism (NMBT) discussing the impact of unlocking the tourism potential of South Africa’s Oceans through Operation Phakisa.
“Industry has the capacity to work together to unlock the full potential of the oceans economy and business needs to use the tourism space to enter the oceans economy. There are so many opportunities available in the tourism industry and business needs to be open to the idea,” said Xasa.
“The fact that Operations Phakisa was launched in Nelson Mandela Bay must be a motivation to industry to anchor the oceans economy in the region and lead with regards to creating opportunities that will have a positive impact on the economy,” said Xasa.