About the Dept of Tourism
The Department of Tourism in South Africa is a government entity with a mission to promote and regulate tourism within the country. It operates under the National Tourism Sector Strategy, striving to position South Africa as a preferred tourist destination and contribute to economic growth and job creation through tourism. The department actively engages in marketing campaigns to attract tourists, both domestically and internationally, showcasing the country’s diverse attractions and enhancing its global reputation.
In addition to promotion, the department plays a regulatory role, establishing and enforcing standards to ensure the quality and sustainability of tourism services and attractions. Job creation, especially in disadvantaged communities, is a key objective, and tourism is seen as a tool for economic transformation. Sustainable tourism practices, research, training, and partnerships with various stakeholders are also integral to its work. The Department of Tourism’s efforts contribute significantly to the growth and development of the tourism sector in South Africa, a vital economic driver with rich cultural, natural, and historical heritage.
About the Dept of Tourism Tourism Monitors Programme 2024
The Dept of Tourism is offering candidates the change to be a part of their distinguished Tourism Monitors Programme to improve their abilities and skills in the field. The Department of Tourism extends a warm invitation to potential candidates to participate in the Tourism Monitors Programme, which spans a duration of twelve (12) months. We encourage applicants to focus their applications on municipalities and establishments situated in their respective residential or local areas.
It’s important to highlight that once selected, successful candidates will be required to enter into a 12-month contract with the service provider chosen by the Department of Tourism. Subsequently, they will be deployed to work at attractions or sites in close proximity to their places of residence. This program encompasses a year-long commitment, divided into three (3) months of theoretical training and nine (9) months of practical training.
In summary, the Department of Tourism is offering an exciting opportunity for candidates to engage in a year-long Tourism Monitors Programme, emphasizing the significance of aligning their applications with their local regions. Successful candidates will embark on a comprehensive training journey, encompassing both theoretical and practical components, to gain valuable experience in the field of tourism.
We strongly encourage you to promptly submit your application for the Department of Tourism’s Tourism Monitors Program. However, before doing so, it is essential that you thoroughly assess the program’s eligibility criteria, as they play a pivotal role in determining your suitability as a candidate. To ensure that you meet the necessary qualifications, it’s advisable to carefully review the qualifying requirements outlined below. By diligently addressing each item on this list, you can significantly enhance your prospects of a successful application.
The Dept of Tourism Tourism Monitors Programme Eligibility Criteria are as follows:
- Hold South African citizenship, and provide a certified copy of your Identity Document.
- Qualify as an unemployed youth within the age range of 18 to 35.
- Possess at least a Matric certificate or an equivalent qualification.
- Demonstrate proficiency in English, both in reading and speaking.
- Gain an advantage with additional qualifications in tourism or related environmental fields.
- Reside within a 28-kilometer radius of the designated attractions/sites, supported by proof of residence such as a municipal bill or a letter from a tribal authority or ward councilor.
- Be flexible in your availability, including weekends, public holidays, and as-needed scheduling.
- Exhibit a genuine passion or interest in the tourism sector.
- Ensure that there is no more than one learner from a single household.
- Please note that affidavits will not be considered as valid proof of residence.
- Do not submit your applications or documents via fax or email, as they will not be accepted.
- People with disabilities are highly encouraged to register for the programme.
Apply online: Dept.of Tourism Tourism Monitors Programme 2024.
Prospective candidates who fulfill the aforementioned criteria are required to furnish a comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV) along with certified copies of their qualifications, identity document, and proof of residence, which should be no more than three (3) months old.
Shortlisted individuals will be invited for interviews in locations closest to their places of residence. Subsequently, successful candidates will undergo a medical examination and undergo a criminal record check before being formally admitted into the program.
Please be aware that by submitting your applications, you are granting the selection committee permission to utilize your personal information for the purpose of registration.
It’s important to note that all applications will undergo thorough review and vetting procedures to verify the authenticity of the applicants. Any instances of false information in the applications will result in the applicant’s disqualification during the registration period.
Candidates are advised to exclusively use the designated portal mentioned above to process their applications. Submissions via other means, such as email or fax, will not be entertained by the selection committee.
Applications for the Dept of Tourism Tourism Monitors Programme must be submitted before the closing date on 10 November 2023.
The selection committee strictly adheres to a zero-tolerance policy for late applications. Any submissions received after the specified deadline will regrettably not be considered during the registration period.
We strongly recommend that candidates submit their applications promptly. Doing so will provide you with ample time to thoroughly review and prepare your application materials. Please take the initiative to assemble your application at your earliest convenience.
Announcements wil only be made to shortlisted candidates. If you do not hear back from the selection committee within three (3) months past the closing date, we regret to inform you that you have not been chosen for the programme.
It’s important to note that the Department of Tourism reserves the right to either make an appointment or not during the recruitment process. All decisions made by the selection committee are considered final and binding.
If you have any inquiries or concerns related to the Department of Tourism’s Tourism Monitors Program, please do not hesitate to reach out. You are welcome to direct your questions and issues to the designated contact person listed below. Feel free to get in touch, and we will be happy to assist you.
Committee Details: +27 80 072 7272 (Monday to Fridays, 09:00 – 16:30).