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Karabo Moshoete, Provincial Quality Assurance Specialist of the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa and Lulama Tshabalala, Tourism Marketing Executive of Limpopo Tourism Agency, at the awards ceremony.

City of Stars recognises outstanding service


Lesser recognised contributors to the positive image of the city and the services that it offers, were acknowledged at Polokwane Municipality and Polokwane Tourism Association’s (PTA) City of Stars Awards function at the new Peter Mokaba Stadium last Thursday evening.
The aim of the competition was to identify individuals and businesses that walked the extra mile in order to render service that goes beyond the usual and awards were made in 14 different categories where services that are rendered to visitors in particular, but also to residents, were targeted. Tables were named after tourism attractions in the city and adequate time was afforded for finalists and guests to mingle and share stories about their interactions with demanding as well as appreciative clients that they face on a daily basis.
Polokwane Executive Mayor, Thembi Nkadimeng congratulated the winners and said that they are valued ambassadors of the City of Stars and that their role in promoting the “I am Polokwane’ campaign is appreciated.
The winners of the awards are featured on the back page of this publication.

Story and photos: BARRY VILJOEN

Polokwane Executive Mayor, Thembi Nkadimeng, officiates at the City of Stars event.

Chairperson of Polokwane Tourism Association (PTA), Gerhard Franken congratulates the winners and thanks members of the organising team for their hard work.