Tourism & Hospitality

Category sponsor

Category sponsor

Category sponsor

Category sponsor

Category sponsor

Category sponsor

Category sponsor

Tourism & Hospitality

Category sponsor

Category sponsor

Category sponsor

Category sponsor

Category sponsor

Category sponsor

Category sponsor

Category sponsor

Kabelo Kgodane, 29

Kabelo Kgodane, 29

Business development manager: Airlines, sub-Saharan Africa
SITA Aero

Working in the air transport sector has been particularly trying during the pandemic, but Kabelo Kgodane remains optimistic. “I choose to use this crisis in our industry to build a tomorrow we can all be proud of,” she says. Kgodane, a business development manager at...

Andie Reeves | mg.co.za
Gcina Dlamini, 34

Gcina Dlamini, 34

Owner and founder
Merchantry Worldwide

University of Johannesburg graduate and University of Howard (Washington, DC) dual degree-holder Gcina Dlamini wants to educate people about South Africa and all that it has to offer through travel. She is the founding owner of Merchantry Worldwide, a high-end travel...

Lineo Leteba | mg.co.za
Giselle Esau, 34

Giselle Esau, 34

Executive manager of marketing and brand and founding owner
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company and The Mighty and The Mercy

Giselle Esau is the youngest executive to work at Table Mountain Aerial Cableway. The 34-year-old founding owner of The Mighty and The Mercy has signed “big names” to her marketing company during the pandemic. Esau wants people to know that women of colour are a force...

Lineo Leteba | mg.co.za
Lipian Mtandabari, 27

Lipian Mtandabari, 27

Managing director and founder
Ntsako Travel Africa

At just 17, Lipian Mtandabari founded Ntsako Travel Africa – an LGBTIQ+ travel company that advocates for equality through travel, promoting the inclusion of the LGBTIQ+ community in the rest of Africa and the world. Mtandabari has already been recognised by the UK’s...

Oratile Mashazi | mg.co.za
Dominic Naidoo, 28

Dominic Naidoo, 28

Business coach and LGBTQ+ tourism advocate
Fearless Entrepreneur

As a business coach and graphic designer, Dominic Naidoo is in the business of helping small, medium and micro enterprises become successful. Through his own business, Fearless Entrepreneurs, he offers coaching and training sessions, as well as logo and brand...

Anita Makgetla | mg.co.za