Monday Musings: My sled dog teacher

Monday Musings

It’s that time of year. When we’re all becoming reflective, pondering the year that was. The year of the sourdough starter, the home workout, the fledgeling attempts at gardening and (regrettable?) batches of pineapple beer.

Monday Musings 26 October: Sowing seeds

Monday Musings 26 October: Sowing seeds 1

TBCSA and SATSA continue to call for government to scrap the so-called ‘red list’ of Covid-19 hotspot countries, end the chaos, and allow those who wish to travel to South Africa to do so—all within the relevant health protocols. Meanwhile, over 150 tourism stakeholders from all along the value chain, including DMCs, operators, suppliers, and […]

Monday Musings 28 September: Of fat bears and Feierabend

Fat bears

We’re easing back into the work week after, what was for many, a long weekend celebrating our South African-ness and hybridity—and the fact that these two are inextricably and wonderfully linked. And if you happen to be one of the many employees in South Africa who are still working from your home office or commandeered […]

Monday Musings 31 August: Tourism Month’s green shoots

Monday Musings 31 August: Tourism Month’s green shoots 2

Today marks the last day of Women’s Month in South Africa and no better time to take a look back at some of our amazing women—lionesses—in tourism. Over the course of the month, South Africa Is Travel Ready has featured an inspiring, yet in no way exhaustive, round-up of 31 women who are making their […]

Monday Musings 3 August: Pack your bags for intra-adventure!

Monday Musings 3 August: Pack your bags for intra-adventure! 3

We’ve been burned in the past – with flip-flopping regulations and hopes of reopening dashed. Then, at last, Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane announced that intra-provincial leisure travel is indeed permitted. With the official release of the gazette on Friday bringing these regulations into immediate effect, it finally seems safe to count (some of) the proverbial chickens. […]

Monday Musings 6 July: Balancing lives and livelihoods

Monday Musings 6 July: Balancing lives and livelihoods 4

“The top story is the one that informs our narrative, and our narrative changes our future,” shares the ever-venerable Seth Godin. And the tourism industry’s top story in South Africa right now, maybe the story everywhere, is balancing lives and livelihoods.  If you want to help shape this narrative and have questions, or ideas, about […]

Monday Musings 08 June: Challenging Normal

Monday Musings 08 June: Challenging Normal 5

We’re just over one week into level 3, well into autumn. And, what may feel like an eternity into this global test of human resilience and patience. As small semblances of ‘normal’ life begin to return with each easing of South Africa’s lockdown regulations, some of our collective restlessness has been diffused. But for many, […]