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New chief operating officer for South African Tourism

New chief operating officer for South African Tourism

South African Tourism has announced the appointment of its new chief operating officer, Sthembiso Dlamini, who will join South African Tourism on the August 1st 2014.

Dlamini is currently employed by the National Development Agency in the capacity of senior manager, office of the chief executive, a role she has occupied since August 2012.

In this role she has been responsible for strategic planning, managing performance information, and overall strategic support to the chief executive.

Her areas of expertise include high-level co-ordination and administration, planning, performance management, policy implementation and programme management.

Prior to her role at the NDA, Dlamini worked for the South African Revenue Services as a director of corporate affairs from 2007 to 2012.

Among her responsibilities in her new role as chief operating officer of South African Tourism, Dlamini will lead business planning and budgeting processes, ensure optimal management of resources and adherence to good corporate governance through prudent financial management.

She will also ensure compliance with Public Finance Management Act and all other legislations affecting South African Tourism.

“The role of COO is an integral one for our organisation as it requires operational excellence in order to provide coordination for the delivery of South African Tourism’s strategy.

“We are therefore pleased to welcome Sthembiso to the team as we believe that her previous experience and expertise will stand her in good stead.

“We are confident she is the ideal candidate for this job.

“We look forward to welcoming her to the team and we wish her every success in her new venture in our organisation,” said South African Tourism chief executive, Thulani Nzima.

Dlamini replaces previous chief operating officer Tim Scholtz who left the organisation earlier this year.