2013 Judges

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judges Tim Scholtz

Timothy Scholtz

Mr. Timothy Scholtz was appointed as South African Tourism’s (SAT) Chief Operating Officer (COO) in November 2010. His impressive career spans the non-profit, retail and financial...

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Thabo Manetsi

Thabo Manetsi is currently a Director in the Domestic Tourism Branch of the National Department of Tourism in South Africa and has extensive working experience in...

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Lisa-Ann Hosking

Lisa-Ann is the General Manager of Operations for the Tourism Enterprise Partnership (TEP), a position she has held since late 2007. After graduating from the University...

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Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo

Lindiwe brings a wealth of experience to the judges panel gathered from years working in the tourism and hospitality industry including that of Managing Director of...

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Sue Van Winsen

Sue van Winsen has been working for Now Media, Africa’s largest travel trade publisher, since 2005 and currently holds the position of Editor of the company’s...

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Thekiso Rakolojane

Thekiso Rakolojane is the Marketing and Communications Manager of the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA), a business unit of South African Tourism. He is...

Universal Accessibility

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Amor Malan

Amor Malan initiated and manages two Social Enterprises in Gauteng. She is also a managing member of Bamboo Rock, a skills development company which extended its...

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Ari Seirlis

Ari Seirlis matriculated at Hilton College and after his National Service leading a platoon of Bushmen Trackers in Angola completed a 3 year Diploma in Marketing....

Phillip Thompson

Phillip Thompson

Phillip Thompson is an architect who has broad experience in property development in Southern Africa and America. He was involved in an aircraft accident in 1989...

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Bhekithemba Langalibalele

Bekithemba is currently serving as a Director: Responsible Tourism at the National Department of Tourism since 2009. His career spans across the Tourism Industry and Financial...

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Pam Nel

A Registered Assessor with the South African Tourism Grading Council for 9 years, Pam is also a Hospitality Consultant and Freelance Caterer. Trained as an architectural...

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Heinrich Spies

Heinrich Spies is a registered Grading Assessor for the Tourism Grading Council since its inception in 2010. He was a Grading Consultant for Satour and got...

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Shakila Maharaj

Shakila is a registered Industrial Organisational Psychologist with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa and is the owner of Disability Management Services (DMS). DMS renders...

Service Excellence Accommodation

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Linda Pampallis

Linda Pampallis is Chief Executive Officer of Thompsons Africa, Southern Africa’s prominent inbound Tour Operator and a Main Board Member of stock exchange-listed, Cullinan Holdings Ltd.,...

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Mark Gouveia

Mark studied Hotel Management and graduated from the Wits Hotel School in 1980. Since this time he has devoted his career to the hospitality industry which...

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Caroline Edge

Caroline has been an assessor for the TGCSA since its inception in 2000. She has travelled extensively throughout Europe and China and worked in the Hotel...

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Andrew Bruton

Mr Andrew Bruton has been an assessor for the Tourism Grading Council since the inception of this organisation. He has been involved in the operational aspects...

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Mamaroko Magagane

With a Hotel Management Diploma from the Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management, Mamoroko started off her career working for Sunnyside Park Hotel - a member...

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Ruby Gangiah

Ruby Gangiah is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Soft Touch Trading (Pty) Ltd, a strategic training and development firm, providing HR, Training & Skills...

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Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa

Mr. Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa was appointed at HRG Rennies Travel as the Director of Business Development in 2013. Tshifhiwa launched his tourism career with a local travel...

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Sonia Grunewald

Bitten by the travel bug 25 years ago in her student days, the thought of doing anything other than travel never crossed the mind of the...

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Thembi Kunene

Thembi Kunene, obtained her BA Communications degree from Fort Hare University in 1988. Her postgraduate studies include a Management Development Program (University of Pretoria). Executive and...