Tourism trailblazer “Tu” succumbs to cancer!

No more. Sindiswa Nhlumayo unfortunately succumbed to cancer last week.

“Tu” as she was known her peers, passed on last week Thursday 12 February 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer.

She will be laid to rest at her KwaZulu-Natal home located at Mvutshini village near Port Shepstone.

Her funeral service will be preceded by a memorial service scheduled for Thursday 18 February 2016; at the Ditsong National Cultural Museum located at 121 Visagie Street, in Pretoria.

Thursday’s service is scheduled for two and half hours, from 10h30 to 13h00.

Nhlumayo headed the first ever Tourism Black Economic Empowerment Council, Chief Director for Tourism and Economic Development in the Western Cape, Deputy Director General for Tourism at the National Department of Tourism, Special Advisor to the Minister of Tourism, as well as head of the Human Resources Development Council.”

She also served as Non-Executive Director in the boards of the National Heritage Council, Tourism KwaZulu Natal, TETA Maritime Chamber, Cullinan Holdings and Cape and Craft Design Institute.

Sindi admirably also represented South Africa in many international forums.

According to Tsietsi Mokhele CEO at South African Martime Safety Authority, “in her desire to continuously advance South Africa’s development, Ms Nhlumayo was in the process of completing her PHD studies in Maritime Affairs with the World Maritime University in Sweden”.

For further details on funeral arrangements please contact Mr Sicelo Fayo at (012) 366 4702 or 082 382 0945.


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