Public Sector Workshop 2 June

GBTA Southern Africa and the Industrial Development Corporation hosted a successful event at the IDC Auditorium in Sandton with more than 160 delegates attending the first Public Sector Workshop.

Busisiwe Khumalo, Head: Facilities Management Department at the IDC opened the event and introduced the moderator  Johanna Mukoki who is the Group CEO at Travel with Flair, Johanna has accumulated numerous accolades including being named Emerging South African Entrepreneur of the year at the Ernst and Young World Entrepreneur Awards in 2012. She was also named South Africa’s Most Influential Woman in Business and Government in the Tourism Sector by CEO magazine in 2008.

Left: Busisiwe Khumalo
Right: Johanna Mukoki

Session 2 highlighted the role of the travel manager within the procurement department,  Merrill Isherwood a travel management specialist at SARS presented the delegates with a presentation that emphasized the  critical elements of this role and provided useful tips for procurement managers. Busisiwe Khumalo shared some of the successes at the IDC.


Busisiwe Khumalo and Merrill Isherwood






Implementing The National Travel Policy Framework was discussed in Session 3,  Phale Naake is currently the Deputy Director of the Department of Labour and a member of the subcommittee that wrote the National Treasury Travel Policy, discussed and answered questions regarding the Travel and Accommodation business case.

The final session was presented by Veli Ndaba – Author, life couch and entrepreneur who shared three techniques to unleash our potential and re–engineer our minds to win!

Howard Stephens, Chairman presented two of our successful candidates, Sharlani Moodliar and Darise Foster with their certificates for completing the GBTA Fundamentals of Business Travel Management in May.

Left: Sharlani Moodliar
Right: Howard Stephens and Darise Foster

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