The Minister of Tourism, Mr. Derek Hanekom, will officially launch and handover the Metsi
Matsho Lodge in Qwaqwa – Free State.
The department built the Metsi Matsho Lodge as part of its National Tourism Sector
Strategy to increase tourism products at rural nodes, and to enhance visitor
The lodge, which can provide accommodation for more than 60 people, is one of a
number of infrastructure projects under the department’s Working for Tourism initiative
– funded by the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP). It is envisaged that
the facility will create employment opportunities, and stimulate the local
The launch will culminate with an Imbizo affording Minister Hanekom, along with the
executives of the Free-State Province, Thabo Mofutsenyane District Municipality
and the Maloti-A-Phofung Local Municipality an opportunity to engage with the
community on tourism development in the area.
MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA ARE INVITED:
DATE : Friday, 22 February 2019
VENUE : Metsi Matsho Lodge – Qwaqwa, Thaba Bosiu (Free State)
TIME : 09:00 for 09:30