Local Area Committees

Local Area Committees (LACs) have been established across the KZN South Coast destination to represent the local tourism industry’s private sector.

There is a Local Area Committee policy that is followed by the LACs and the Committees and Chairpersons are annually elected at the area’s Annual General Meeting. Ugu South Coast Tourism provides administrative support to these LACs, as well as funding for area-specific projects that further USCT’s strategic objectives.

The following LACs currently operate across the KZN South Coast destination:

South Coast Tourism, Tourism, South Coast, Holiday Destination, South African News, KZN South Coast, Ugu District, Marketing, Promotions, Tourism Industry, Tourism Board, Visitor Information Centres, South Coast Film Office, Business, Marketing Exposure, Essential Information, Member Credibility, Building Industry, Engaging Inputs, Representative Voice, Destination Marketing Organisation, Promote, Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Economic Transformation, Economic Development, Tourism Growth, Provincial And Regional, UGU District, Ray Nkonyeni Municipality, Umuziwabantu Municipality, Umdoni Municipality, Umzumbe Municipality, Beach Destination, 81 Municipal Wards, 42 Traditional Authorities, Outdoor Adventure, Service Delivery, Quality Service, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism, Natural Resources, Global Sustainable Tourism Standards, Cultural Heritage, Sustainability, Alleviating Poverty, Creating awareness, Blue Flag Beaches, Tourism Grading, Visitor Satisfaction, Hospitality Industry, Small Hotels, Boutique Hotels, Apartment Hotels, Formal Accommodation, Guest Accommodation, Backpackers and Hostels, Caravan and Camping, Self-Catering, Game/Nature Lodge, Tourism Infrastructure, Scheduled Shuttles, Margate Airport, Shopping Centres, Hospitality Services, Tourist Attractions, Municipal Support Services, Cleanliness, Road Conditions, Communication Networks, Health Services, Safety & Security, Tourism Awareness, Citizen Loyalty, Raise Awareness, Strengthen Relations, Published Bill, Tourism Act, Policies, Area Committee, Credit Control & Debt Collection, UGUSCT Budget & Expenditure Policy, Fraud Prevention Strategy, Annual Reports, Bids, Contacts, Notices, Registers, Terms Of Reference, Budget, Central Supplier Database, National Treasury, Government, Tenders, Intent To Award, Cancellation Notice, Research, Coastal Tourism Amenities, Satisfaction Survey, Grading Criteria, Strategies, Management Framework Business Plan, Presentations, Tour Packaging Opportunities, Tour Packaging, Tourism Membership, Investment Prospectus, Business Tourism, Industry, Investment, Projects, Tour Packaging, Emerging Business Tourism Destination, Leisure Tourism, Wild Coast Sun, Adventurous Teambuilding Opportunities, Scenic Surroundings, Business Tourism Networking, Small Medium Micro Enterprise, Skills Development, Quality Assurance, Entrepreneurs, Tourist Guides, State-Owned Destination Management Organisation, Youth Development, Educates The Youth, Encourages A Sense Of Pride, Creates Exposure, Develops Youth, Youth Initiatives, Local Tourism Training Institutions, Tourism Investment, Economic Hub, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Property Development, Informal Sector, Great Drives Out, Umzumbe River Trails, KwaXolo Caves, KwaNzimakwe Multi-trails, Small Craft Harbours, Techno Park & Film Studio, Souvenir Development, Amandawe Precinct, Hotel and Conference Venues, Cultural and Township Experiences, African Riviera Maritime Node, Tourism Routes, Product Diversification, Rural Adventure, Tour Packaging, Diverse Eco-Adventures, Golden Shores, Breath-Taking Scenery, 11 Top Golf Courses, World-Class Diving, Marine Protected Areas, Aliwal Shoal, Highest Gorge Swing, Rare Breeding Colony Of Cape Vultures, The Golf Coast, Sardine Season, Weddings, CEO Blogs, Press Release, Events, Ugu Jazz Festival, Trail Runs, MTB Series, South Coast Fever, Dezzi South Coast Raceway, Ifafa Beach Caravan Park, Rocky Bay Trails, Wild Coast Sun Country Club, Wild Coast Sun Hotel & Casino, Lake Eland, Borough Sports Ground,Port Shepstone, Margate Bowling Club, Mardi Gras, Flea Market, Mountain Biking,

PORT SHEPSTONE:

Name Position Details
John Irven Chairperson johnirven011@gmail.com.
072 362 5632 / 039 695 2602
Julie Naidoo Vice Chair deanrefilms@gmail.com.
073 211 4181
Thabi Msomi Secretary info@tourismsouthcoast.co.za.
039 682 7944

UMZUMBE:

Name Position Details
Dr Erasmus Mnguni Chairperson erasmus@dut.ac.za.
060 800 5508
Patrick Shinga Secretary hibberdene@tourismsouthcoast.co.za. 039 699 3202

HARDING:

Name Position Details
Nzuzo Mbuthuma Chair Person nzuzombuthuma@gmail.com.
082 552 0936
Dave Willey Vice Chair willeydg@gmail.com.
076 729 8896 / 039 433 1966
Palesa Makhaye Secretary harding@tourismsouthcoast.co.za.
039 553 0012

MARGATE:

Name Position Details
Johnny De Wet Chairperson sumelda@mweb.co.za.
‘039 312 1022 / 082 576 3404
Gilbert Nhlumayo Vice Chair mtofeys@gmail.com.
082 596 4818
Zama Nkomo Secretary shelly@tourismsouthcoast.co.za.
039 315 7065

SHELLY BEACH:

Name Position Details
Louis Boshoff Vice Chair louis@infocentre.co.za.
082 781 2491
Zama Nkomo Secretary shelly@tourismsouthcoast.co.za.
039 315 7065

EZINQOLENI/ORIBI :

Name Position Details
Andy Ruffle Chair Person andy_ruffle@yahoo.co.uk.
072 893 3794
Skhumbuzo Madlala Secretary southbroom@tourismsouthcoast.co.za.
039 316 6139

HIBBERDENE:

Name Position Details
Patrick Shinga Secretary hibberdene@tourismsouthcoast.co.za.
039 699 3202

SOUTHBROOM:

Name Position Details
Nandipha Conjwa Secretary margate@tourismsouthcoast.co.za.
039 312 2322

PORT EDWARD:

Name Position Details
Palesa Makhaye Secretary portedward@tourismsouthcoast.co.za.
039 319 1193

B&B Network South Coast:

Name Position Details
Petra Rickson stay@thepinnacles.co.za.
039 695 1800

RAMSGATE:

Name Position Details
Nandipha Conjwa Secretary margate@tourismsouthcoast.co.za.
039 312 2322

UMDONI (SCOTTBURGH/PENNINGTON):

Name Position Details
Lorna Thomson Secretary scottburgh@tourismsouthcoast.co.za.
039 976 1364
South Coast Tourism, Tourism, South Coast, Holiday Destination, South African News, KZN South Coast, Ugu District, Marketing, Promotions, Tourism Industry, Tourism Board, Visitor Information Centres, South Coast Film Office, Business, Marketing Exposure, Essential Information, Member Credibility, Building Industry, Engaging Inputs, Representative Voice, Destination Marketing Organisation, Promote, Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Economic Transformation, Economic Development, Tourism Growth, Provincial And Regional, UGU District, Ray Nkonyeni Municipality, Umuziwabantu Municipality, Umdoni Municipality, Umzumbe Municipality, Beach Destination, 81 Municipal Wards, 42 Traditional Authorities, Outdoor Adventure, Service Delivery, Quality Service, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism, Natural Resources, Global Sustainable Tourism Standards, Cultural Heritage, Sustainability, Alleviating Poverty, Creating awareness, Blue Flag Beaches, Tourism Grading, Visitor Satisfaction, Hospitality Industry, Small Hotels, Boutique Hotels, Apartment Hotels, Formal Accommodation, Guest Accommodation, Backpackers and Hostels, Caravan and Camping, Self-Catering, Game/Nature Lodge, Tourism Infrastructure, Scheduled Shuttles, Margate Airport, Shopping Centres, Hospitality Services, Tourist Attractions, Municipal Support Services, Cleanliness, Road Conditions, Communication Networks, Health Services, Safety & Security, Tourism Awareness, Citizen Loyalty, Raise Awareness, Strengthen Relations, Published Bill, Tourism Act, Policies, Area Committee, Credit Control & Debt Collection, UGUSCT Budget & Expenditure Policy, Fraud Prevention Strategy, Annual Reports, Bids, Contacts, Notices, Registers, Terms Of Reference, Budget, Central Supplier Database, National Treasury, Government, Tenders, Intent To Award, Cancellation Notice, Research, Coastal Tourism Amenities, Satisfaction Survey, Grading Criteria, Strategies, Management Framework Business Plan, Presentations, Tour Packaging Opportunities, Tour Packaging, Tourism Membership, Investment Prospectus, Business Tourism, Industry, Investment, Projects, Tour Packaging, Emerging Business Tourism Destination, Leisure Tourism, Wild Coast Sun, Adventurous Teambuilding Opportunities, Scenic Surroundings, Business Tourism Networking, Small Medium Micro Enterprise, Skills Development, Quality Assurance, Entrepreneurs, Tourist Guides, State-Owned Destination Management Organisation, Youth Development, Educates The Youth, Encourages A Sense Of Pride, Creates Exposure, Develops Youth, Youth Initiatives, Local Tourism Training Institutions, Tourism Investment, Economic Hub, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Property Development, Informal Sector, Great Drives Out, Umzumbe River Trails, KwaXolo Caves, KwaNzimakwe Multi-trails, Small Craft Harbours, Techno Park & Film Studio, Souvenir Development, Amandawe Precinct, Hotel and Conference Venues, Cultural and Township Experiences, African Riviera Maritime Node, Tourism Routes, Product Diversification, Rural Adventure, Tour Packaging, Diverse Eco-Adventures, Golden Shores, Breath-Taking Scenery, 11 Top Golf Courses, World-Class Diving, Marine Protected Areas, Aliwal Shoal, Highest Gorge Swing, Rare Breeding Colony Of Cape Vultures, The Golf Coast, Sardine Season, Weddings, CEO Blogs, Press Release, Events, Ugu Jazz Festival, Trail Runs, MTB Series, South Coast Fever, Dezzi South Coast Raceway, Ifafa Beach Caravan Park, Rocky Bay Trails, Wild Coast Sun Country Club, Wild Coast Sun Hotel & Casino, Lake Eland, Borough Sports Ground,Port Shepstone, Margate Bowling Club, Mardi Gras, Flea Market, Mountain Biking,

Travel Trade

The travel trade is very important to Ugu South Coast Tourism (USCT), being the sales arm of the industry. USCT is actively driving tour packaging within the destination and its core markets in order to stimulate tourism growth.

Trade associations and stakeholder agreements; networking events; trade exhibitions; workshops and speed marketing events; industry media and trade familiarisation trips and site visits; business-to-business marketing; grading, service and quality standards; relationship and reputation building; press releases and a travel trade newsletter are some of the ways USCT is facilitating tour packaging and product sales.

Ugu South Coast Tourism Members

As per the KwaZulu-Natal Tourism Amendment Act 2002, tourism businesses within the Ugu district need to register with the official Destination Management Organisation for the region, Ugu South Coast Tourism (USCT), and EDTEA.

USCT membership is compulsory for all tourism businesses deriving direct benefit from tourism, incl. but not limited to:

  • All Accommodation establishments
  • All Tour & Activity Operators
  • All Tourist Attractions & Golf Clubs
  • All Tourist Shuttles & Transport Services
  • All Tour Guides
  • Tourism associations’ members

USCT membership is voluntary for all members deriving indirect benefit from tourism, incl. but not limited to:

  • Shopping centres & shops
  • Restaurants
  • Estate agencies
  • Services e.g. health & beauty/spa; laundry
  • Motor dealers, garages & auto services
  • Business chambers & associations
  • Event organisers
  • Marketing companies
  • Neighbouring tourism products outside, but nearby the borders of Ugu district

All businesses that are not directly/indirectly deriving any benefit from tourism can become Friends of Tourism.

Businesses need to sign up to become Members and Friends of USCT and pay the annual membership fee, which provides multiple benefits.

South Coast Tourism, Tourism, South Coast, Holiday Destination, South African News, KZN South Coast, Ugu District, Marketing, Promotions, Tourism Industry, Tourism Board, Visitor Information Centres, South Coast Film Office, Business, Marketing Exposure, Essential Information, Member Credibility, Building Industry, Engaging Inputs, Representative Voice, Destination Marketing Organisation, Promote, Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Economic Transformation, Economic Development, Tourism Growth, Provincial And Regional, UGU District, Ray Nkonyeni Municipality, Umuziwabantu Municipality, Umdoni Municipality, Umzumbe Municipality, Beach Destination, 81 Municipal Wards, 42 Traditional Authorities, Outdoor Adventure, Service Delivery, Quality Service, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism, Natural Resources, Global Sustainable Tourism Standards, Cultural Heritage, Sustainability, Alleviating Poverty, Creating awareness, Blue Flag Beaches, Tourism Grading, Visitor Satisfaction, Hospitality Industry, Small Hotels, Boutique Hotels, Apartment Hotels, Formal Accommodation, Guest Accommodation, Backpackers and Hostels, Caravan and Camping, Self-Catering, Game/Nature Lodge, Tourism Infrastructure, Scheduled Shuttles, Margate Airport, Shopping Centres, Hospitality Services, Tourist Attractions, Municipal Support Services, Cleanliness, Road Conditions, Communication Networks, Health Services, Safety & Security, Tourism Awareness, Citizen Loyalty, Raise Awareness, Strengthen Relations, Published Bill, Tourism Act, Policies, Area Committee, Credit Control & Debt Collection, UGUSCT Budget & Expenditure Policy, Fraud Prevention Strategy, Annual Reports, Bids, Contacts, Notices, Registers, Terms Of Reference, Budget, Central Supplier Database, National Treasury, Government, Tenders, Intent To Award, Cancellation Notice, Research, Coastal Tourism Amenities, Satisfaction Survey, Grading Criteria, Strategies, Management Framework Business Plan, Presentations, Tour Packaging Opportunities, Tour Packaging, Tourism Membership, Investment Prospectus, Business Tourism, Industry, Investment, Projects, Tour Packaging, Emerging Business Tourism Destination, Leisure Tourism, Wild Coast Sun, Adventurous Teambuilding Opportunities, Scenic Surroundings, Business Tourism Networking, Small Medium Micro Enterprise, Skills Development, Quality Assurance, Entrepreneurs, Tourist Guides, State-Owned Destination Management Organisation, Youth Development, Educates The Youth, Encourages A Sense Of Pride, Creates Exposure, Develops Youth, Youth Initiatives, Local Tourism Training Institutions, Tourism Investment, Economic Hub, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Property Development, Informal Sector, Great Drives Out, Umzumbe River Trails, KwaXolo Caves, KwaNzimakwe Multi-trails, Small Craft Harbours, Techno Park & Film Studio, Souvenir Development, Amandawe Precinct, Hotel and Conference Venues, Cultural and Township Experiences, African Riviera Maritime Node, Tourism Routes, Product Diversification, Rural Adventure, Tour Packaging, Diverse Eco-Adventures, Golden Shores, Breath-Taking Scenery, 11 Top Golf Courses, World-Class Diving, Marine Protected Areas, Aliwal Shoal, Highest Gorge Swing, Rare Breeding Colony Of Cape Vultures, The Golf Coast, Sardine Season, Weddings, CEO Blogs, Press Release, Events, Ugu Jazz Festival, Trail Runs, MTB Series, South Coast Fever, Dezzi South Coast Raceway, Ifafa Beach Caravan Park, Rocky Bay Trails, Wild Coast Sun Country Club, Wild Coast Sun Hotel & Casino, Lake Eland, Borough Sports Ground,Port Shepstone, Margate Bowling Club, Mardi Gras, Flea Market, Mountain Biking,