Project Description

Topics: Travel, tourism entrepreneurship, sustainability, travel trends, covid19, future of African travel, inAfrica travel, PAWA Africa

Welcome to the tourism entrepreneur podcast. Today is Africa Day and we are welcoming not one, but two leading female entrepreneurs, to talk about sustainable tourism and running a tourism business in South Africa. My guests are Alesimo Mwanga, Executive director of PAWA Africa and Phakamile Hlazo, founder of Zulu Nomad and inAfrica Travel.



[1:24] Alesimo’s intro and background

[3:50] Phakamile’s intro and background

[11:50] Definition of sustainability by Alesimo

[19:00] How to future-proof your tourism business by Phakamile

[23:08] About the long-term social and economic impacts of the pandemic in Africa by Alesimo

[30:58] How can SA tourism entrepreneurs secure investments by Phakamile

[39:18] About bootstrapping and starting small by Alesimo

[46:50] About diversity and inclusion in SA tourism industry by Phakamile

[57:45] Future plans and projects

That’s it for today! Coming up tomorrow: it’s Africa Day and we will be chatting to Charlotte Louwman-Vogels of Fair Tourism. In the meantime, visit to join our community and monthly events! Connect with us on Twitter and Instagram @tourismpreneur


inAfrica :

Zulu nomad:

Phakamile Hlazo:

PAWA Africa;

Tourism Entrepreneur: