WC creates 80 000 job opportunities


This is according to a skills audit by the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT).

The audit indicated that over the next three years, the industry will require about 24 100 cooks and chefs, 23 500 waiters and waitresses, 15 000 cleaners, 7 800 cashiers and 8000 managerial staff.

The tourism industry is to make up about 12% of the country’s GDP by the time the 2010 World Cup comes around. The industry currently contributes about 8.2% of the national GDP, which is a R79 billion contribution. SA Tourism is expecting about 450 000 international travellers in the space of six weeks during the 2010 World Cup.