FEDHASA remembers Warren Ozard

It is with a heavy heart to inform you that Warren Ozard (a former Operations Manager of Fedhasa East Coast), has sadly passed away. Warren, a legend in his own right, was much loved by all.  He was a stalwart for the industry and had been involved in Fedhasa for many years until his retirement […]

Get ready for this year’s Durban Tourism Awards

The launch of the Durban Tourism Awards is happening soon. The purpose of these awards is to thank the businesses who have shown resilience whilst encouraging others to constantly explore innovative ways in which they can adapt to the dynamic conditions that influence our industry globally. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, businesses have been […]

Update on German travel restrictions due to COVID-19

Germany has taken measures to restrict travel to Germany temporarily. The restrictive measures were taken against the background of the fourth Corona wave in Germany, which puts a serious strain on German hospitals and ICU’s, and the spread of the new omicron variant in South Africa. The following information should be noted in this context. […]

Liquor Licence pain points: FEDHASA presents at the National Liquor Regulators Forum

FEDHASA has been lobbying the Department of Trade, Industry & Competition and National Liquor Authority for discounts on liquor licenses for several months following the publication of the Western Cape Liquor Regulation Amendment. The amendment, published in October, indicates an increase of 4.8% for annual renewal fees and provides for all fees payable in respect […]

Survey: Impact of COVID-19 on team dynamics, in the Hospitality Industry

Lourens Venter, a Masters of Arts student at Steinbeis University, Berlin, Germany is conducting a study on the impact of COVID-19 on team dynamics, in the South African Hospitality Industry. FEDHASA members are invited to participate in this study by completing the research questionnaire online through google forms. Anonymity and confidentiality is ensured as you […]

No further extensions to Zimbabwean Exemption Permits

An initial Zimbabwean special dispensation started in 2009 and provided for the documentation of qualifying Zimbabweans for a five-year period. In 2014, the dispensation was extended by three years and named the Zimbabwean Special Permit. The current Zimbabwean Exemption Permit ZEP was initiated in 2017 and comes to an end on 31 December 2021. The […]

KwaZulu-Natal Gaming and Betting Tax Amendment Bill 2021

The Secretary for the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature has published a KwaZulu-Natal Gaming and Betting Tax Amendment Bill 2021 for comment. The comment period is somewhat short being only 15 days from today. The amendment, in the main, provides for the update of certain gaming tax rates, the reallocation of tax revenues, changes to certain definitions and […]

Post-event communique: FEDHASA East Coast AGM and members’ lunch

Featured image: Bob Humphreys (FEDHASA East Coast Director and FEDHASA East Coast Chair, Brett Tungay) Our first face-to-face event since lockdown!     On Tuesday 16 November 2021, FEDHASA East Coast held its AGM and lunch at the fabulous Mount Edgecombe Country Club.  FEDHASA East Coast’s chairperson, Brett Tungay addressed members at the AGM about what Fedhasa has been doing to assist its members during the past 19 months […]

BOOK NOW to attend the FEDHASA Cape In-Person Member event – 2 November 2021

Come and join us for this special, in-person, member event to be held on: Date: Tuesday, 2 November 2021Time: 14h30 registration, for 15h00 startVenue: Simon’s Restaurant, Groot Constantia Wine Estate, Groot Constantia Road, Constantia The Plenary Session will start at 15h00, with our Guest Speaker: At the Segment Break-Away sessions after the plenary, you will discuss matters related to your special industry […]