Daily Archives: June 12, 2016
The December 2015 tourist arrivals statistics released by Statistic South Africa revealed that the UK’s contribution on inbound international tourists is represented by 54 608 tourists, whilst the USA produced 28 691 tourists. These two countries, both in the West represent 35.5% of the total inbound tourism market to South Africa. African countries receive less than 10% of international tourism receipts, which is a drop in the ocean, because the majority of tourism happens between countries in the West, limiting the developmental ability and potential of tourism. This means that tourism from a developmental potential, benefits countries in the West, that need it the least, than developing countries.
Under the theme “Accelerating women’s economic empowerment in Africa’s best interest”, the 2nd edition of the premier Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) will once again gather, from across Africa and the globe, top women entrepreneurs and women in business, thought leaders, investors, SMEs, MSMEs, international development organizations, NGOs, foundations, government policy-makers, and the media. AWIEF is a platform to discuss the role of women in Africa’s economic growth, address the challenges faced by female business-owners, analyze those challenges and proffer innovative and sustainable solutions that effectively foster the empowerment of African women and unleash their full potential for successful business entrepreneurship.