Health Minister extends public consultation period for health regulations

Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla has extended the period for public comments on health regulations relating to the Surveillance and Control of Notifiable Medical Conditions; Public Measures in Points of Entry; Management of Human Remains and Environmental Health by three months with effect from Thursday, 5 May 2022. The new closing date for submission of comments […]

SA State of Disaster Lifted: Resources

We are delighted that the State of Disaster has finally been lifted after 750 days of being in place, bringing an end to many of the rules that have burdened the hospitality sector, such as temperature checking and contact tracing, which have proven largely unscientific to stemming the spread of COVID. We hope that our industry will receive certainty sooner rather than later with regards […]

Durban Tourism Awards – Have you entered?

The inaugural Durban Tourism Awards is set to take place in May, coinciding with Indaba. The purpose of these awards is to thank the businesses that 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]