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  • Breaking Down Socio-Economic Development

    What does your business need regarding B-BBEE and socio-economic development One of the five elements of government’s policy on B-BBEE is socio-economic development. The aim is to encourage larger organisations to help previously disadvantaged people establish their own businesses to help them access the economy, sustainably. Thebe Tourism Group believes that socio-economic development can boost…
  • New Operator To Focus on Domestic Group

    A newly-launched venture called Soul Traveller Tours aims to sell group travel in South Africa. Penny Ndlela, ceo of Soul Traveller told TNW the operator is very keen to work with travel agents and is open to paying commissions. Soul Traveller Tours is the result of a collaboration with Thebe Tourism Group. “Thebe Tourism Group…
  • Soul Traveller Launches First Domestic Tours

    NEW domestic tour operator Soul Traveller is to develop new domestic fully-inclusive, guided tours aimed at first-time travellers and groups. Thebe Tourism Group is a partner in the project, which is managed and run by founder and CEO Penny Ndlela. There are currently six domestic tours, themed according to the colours of the South African national…
  • Thebe Tourism Group Launches new tourism products

    Source: Kaya FM | 06 November 2017

  • Money has never been my driver. It comes in abundance when you find purpose

    "Money has never been my driver. It comes in abundance when you find purpose" Penny Ndlela owner of tour operator Soul Traveller. She is an entrepreneur who’s turned her love for travel into a niche business. Siphesihle Penny Ndlela credits her upbringing for igniting the love of travel as well as entrepreneurship. She started her…
  • Soul Traveller launches domestic group tours

    NEW domestic tour operator Soul Traveller is to develop new business with fully-inclusive, guided tours aimed at first-time travellers and groups. Thebe Tourism Group is a partner in the business, which is managed and run by founder and Chief Executive Officer Penny Ndlela. Ms. Ndlela has 20 years experience in communications and marketing and crossed…
  • The contribution of tourism to the economy

    Reactions still continue to come in from different sectors about the Midterm Budget Speech which highlighted how the economy is not doing too good and how things need to be changed around. We hear now from the tourism sector as last year they contributed 9.3% to the overall GDP. What is their reaction and what…

  • Travel With a Purpose

    The owner of tour operator Soul Traveller, Siphesihle Penny Ndlela, 45, is an entrepreneur who's turned her love for travel into a niche business. Siphesihle Ndlela credits her upbringing for igniting the love travel business and entrepreneurship. As she explains: "I've had a love-hate relationship with entrepreneurship. I come from Empangeni and grew up eSikhawini,…
  • REACTION: The Impact of #MTBPS2017 on domestic tourism

    CAPE TOWN – Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s mid-term budget again highlighting the need for South Africans to tighten their belts, government forecasts low economic growth of 0,7% in 2017. Last year tourism, including domestic tourism contributed 9.3% to the overall GDP. However, we can now expect household spending to continue being tight, which will have an impact…

  • Budget deficit expected to reach 4,3% in 2017/18

    The government’s target for the consolidated budget deficit was 3,1% of GDP for 2017/18 South Africa’s budget deficit is expected to widen to 4,3% of GDP in the next financial year due to tax revenue shortfalls, weak growth and measures to shore up struggling state-owned enterprises. The National Treasury said in its medium-term budget policy…