Dlamini, who was the acting chief executive officer tendered her resignation, without detailing reason(s) behind it.
She was also the chief operating officer at the agency.
According to the board of SA Tourism, “Sthembiso served the organization with distinction for over seven years and her departure is a huge loss to us,” says SA Tourism Interim Board chairperson, Advocate Mojankunyane Gumbi, a former advisor to ex-President Thabo Mbeki.
Dlamini leaves the organization at a very crucial times as tourism tries to recover following the pandemic, a move many described as “very unfortunate”.
“As we move towards the recovery of the sector, Sthembiso was pivotal in efforts to lead the organization and the sector on this crucial path. It is comforting to note that we have not lost her talents to the industry as she joins our sister organisation. The Board and the entire SA Tourism family congratulates her on her move and wish her well in her new career path,” added Advocate Gumbi.
“The process to appoint a permanent CEO is still underway and we are hoping to conclude this outstanding matter in the very near future,” concluded Advocate Gumbi.
Dlamini succeeded the previous chief executive Sisa Ntshona, who also resigned following allegations leveled against him but was subsequently reinstated.
No head-honcho has ever completed his/or term at the SAT, that is meant to market tourism both locally and abroad.
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