2014 Judges


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Dereck Milburn

Dereck Milburn has been involved in the Conservation and Ecotourism industry for nine years to date and has held various positions in both the consulting field...

Ntokozo Luvuno v3

Ntokozo Luvuno

Ntokozo has been involved in the Recruitment environment, was part of the 2010 World Cup Team as a Project Manager in Mpumalanga and KZN this exposed...

Thekiso Rakolojane v3

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...

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Tofeeq Hargey

Tofeeq holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and Masters Degree in Business Leadership, from the University of South Africa. He worked for the City of Cape...

Universal Accessibility

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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....

Bekithemba Langalibalele v3

Bekithemba 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...

Heinrich Spies v3

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...

Phillip Thompson v3

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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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...

Service Excellence Accommodation

Debbie Goveia v3

Debbie Goveia

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Nesang Maleka

Nesang Maleka has been involved in entrepreneurship and youth enterprise development since graduating from university. He has been involved in a number of township sportainment activities...

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Nivashnee Govender

Roebendry Gangiah v3

Roebendry 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...

Vanessa Sands v3

Vanessa Sand

Vanessa Sand has been involved with Accommodation Awards since 1994 when she founded the AA Accommodation Awards. During 2013 she was subcontracted by SA Tourism to...


Heather Prinsloo v3


Shonisani Makhari v3


Mokgadi Rameetse v3


Nonkululeko Mthembu2


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Visitor Experience

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Barry Clemens

Barry Clemens is European trained with over 20 years of experience. He has acquired a wealth of knowledge in the hospitality & beverage industries. He is...

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Yolande Celestine Le Roux

Yolande Le Roux is a visionary Entrepreneur, seasoned corporate professional and business woman. She currently serves as Chairperson of Tsitsikamma Business Chamber. Provincial Chairperson for Afrikaanse...

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Jonker Fourie

Jonker Fourie is the current Chief Executive Officer of Emfuleni Corridor Tourism (ECTOUR) based in Port Elizabeth. ECTOUR, a non-profit company, was established in 1999 as...

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Dineo Tshabalala

Dineo Tshabalala is a 42 year old Tourism and Hospitality Consultant (Events and Marketing) , who has been in the industry for more than 20 years,...

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Desmond Langkilde is the Publisher and Executive Editor of the Tourism Tattler Trade Journal – the official journal of the African Travel & Tourism Association (Atta),...


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Lorriane Jenks

2011 Winner of the Imvelo Chairman’s Award for her promotion of ‘green practices’, Lorraine Jenks is a tireless thought leader and campaigner for energy solutions,...

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Allison Macdonald

Allison MacDonald, a destination marketing consultant with 15 years’ business experience in travel & tourism in South African Tourism; Mpumalanga Parks and Tourism; the Cradle of...

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Erwin Van Der Weerd

Erwin van der Weerd is a Mechanical Engineer and Designer. He has worked on numerous successful sustainable construction projects in Europe and Africa. Erwin has...

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Jeunesse Park

“Jeunesse Park is a trailblazer. In 1990, long before environmental issues were popular, let alone discussed, Park started Trees for Africa — South Africa’s first environmental...

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Kinesh Chetty

Kinesh studied natural science on three separate continents and his passion for the natural world is apparent in everything to do with this environment. He is...

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Rosie Mogotsi

Rosy Mogotsi holds a BCom Marketing Management from the University of Pretoria and currently completing BCom HONS Business Management with UNISA. Her current position is Deputy...

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Sibusiso Tshabalala

Sibusiso is a BSc graduate in Electrical Engineering and drives Eskom's energy efficiency projects. He was part of the 2010 Eskom Technology Leadership Programme, then the...

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Christine Engelbrecht

Christine is a qualified Chartered Accounted and completed her articles and became an audit manager at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). She joined the Industrial Development...

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Paula Bester

From running her own business, to working in the fields of IT construction and the motor industry, Paula Bester’s career path, led her to the tourism...

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Faith Zwane

Ms. F.N Zwane is a Chamber Co-ordinator for the Tourism and Travel Services at CATHSSETA (Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality, and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority)....

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Tshidi Mkhosana

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Steven Zwane