Category Archives: FTTSA-certified businesses

Meet Ellen from !Xaus Lodge

When she stepped onto the stage at Melrose Arch to accept !Xaus Lodge’s 2010 Imvelo Award for responsible Tourism, Ellen Bok represented the Community Owners of !Xaus Lodge, an extraordinary success story. But Ellen was also there because of the … Continue reading

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Action packed weekend in Soweto

Chantal Stansfield Chantal Stansfield was the lucky winner of an action packed weekend in Soweto in collaboration with FTTSA, Getaway Magazine,  SoWeToo, FTTSA-certified The Soweto Hotel & Confreence Centre and FTTSA-certified Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers. The weekend had a Fair Trade … Continue reading

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Travelmole writes about focus on sustainable tourism certifying

Tuesday 16 October Travelmole published an interview with FTTSA Excecutive Director Jennifer Seif. Jennifer Seif of Fair Trade Tourism South Africa talks to Valere Tjolle of Vision on Sustainable Tourism: Tour operators – pay fair prices and be transparent Valere … Continue reading

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Meet Joyce at Leshiba Wilderness

Shandukani Joyce Mulaudzi was born in 1973 on top of the Soutpansberg mountains on the western side of Louis Trichardt on the farm Bangor. In 1985, during the apartheid years, and the forced removals, Joyce’s father bought a house in … Continue reading

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Meet Viola Siyotywa from Grootbos Foundation!

Viola was born in the Eastern Cape and came to Gansbaai in 2003 looking for employment and better opportunities. In 2006, Viola saw an advertisement for the training program at the Green Futures Horticultural and Life Skills College based on … Continue reading

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Meet Betty Hlungwani from Shiluvari!

The owners of FTTSA-certified Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge pride themselves on their staff development. The prime example of the success of their human capital development programme is Betty Hlungwani, current Lodge Manager. The Hlungwani and Girardin families have a relationship that … Continue reading

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Meet Bernie Samuels from Spier!

In 2004, FTTSA-certified Spier Wine Farm began to overhaul its procurement in order to shift a significant share of its spend to local and black-empowered businesses as a way of creating jobs and helping to curb unemployment, while saving the … Continue reading

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