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SAACI National Congress 2023: Telling a Fresh Story

36th Congress

Date: 30 July – 1 August 2023

Venue: Addo Wildlife, Eastern Cape


The SAACI Annual National Congress will be taking place in Addo in the Eastern Cape from 30 July to 1 August. The Addo region in the Eastern Cape of South Africa is a beautiful part of the world, surrounded by contrasting dense thickets of Spekboom, open grassy patches, and the odd wooded kloof. The area is alive with citrus estates, roses, and amazing bird life.

The theme for this year’s congress TELLING A FRESH STORY, whereby we will engage with our members and non-members to take a fresh approach to how we evolve our industry through sustainability, discussing key areas that affect our sector and taking home some fresh knowledge from though-provoking expert speakers.

Come and experience some stories that are dynamic and will enable a ‘fresh’ perspective.


Sibusisiwe Lucia Mtshake

Residence Manager
NMU, Student Housing Department

Esmare Steinhofel

Regional Director
Africa International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)

Nazareen Ebrahim

Media & Communications Specialist
Naz Consulting International

Adrian Gardiner

Entrepreneur, Conservationist & Mentor

Bilal Kathrada

Software Engineer
IT Varsity and Xander Educational Apps

Peter Van Kets

Professional Endurance Adventurer, Speaker & Bestselling Author

Zareef Minty

LLB graduate, Thought Leader & Innovator
Zareef Minty Build a School Foundation

Londy Ngcobo

Global Ship Navigator
Founder of Global Maritime Youth & Chief Executive of Womaritime Experts

Vuyani Dayimani

Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency (ECPTA)

Zinhle Nzama

General Manager: Strategic Events
South African Tourism

Stephen McGown

International Speaker | Best Selling Author

Sthembiso Dlamini

Gauteng Tourism Authority

Fish Mahlalela

Deputy Minister
Tourism South Africa

Michael Petrie

Strategic Plant Development Manager
VW South Africa

Justin Hawes

Managing Director
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