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					    University of Johannesburg | Faculty of Management                             Edition 2 | 2009




The University of Johannesburg, School
of Tourism and Hospitality pays tribute




       STH Board, staff and students with blankets donated to the Johannesburg Metro Evangelical Services
Nelson Mandela spent 67 years making the world a better place and played an instrumental role in the establishment
of the world-class facilities of the University of Johannesburg's School of Tourism and Hospitality. This newsletter
pays tribute to the involvement of Madiba and the SA tourism and hospitality industry in the STH mission to grow a
new generation of tourism and hospitality leaders and managers.
Caring, 67 times
In celebrating his 91st birthday, Madiba called on people worldwide to give 67 minutes of their time to help less fortunate people. In
response to Madiba's birthday wish, the STH community donated 67 blankets to the Metro Evangelical Services, a registered non-
profit organisation that has been serving the homeless and destitute community in the city of Johannesburg for the past 23 years.
Their vision is "To change the heart of the city" just as the STH is committed to contribute to SA Tourism by growing a new generation
of tourism and hospitality leaders and managers. Thank you Madiba and Happy Birthday!
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         Industry's astonishing
         support in developing
         a new generation of
                                                               STH proud of its golden
         tourism and hospitality                               boys and girls
         leaders and managers                                  In October 2008 the Culinary Team South Africa returned victorious from the Culinary
         The University of Johannesburg and the STH            Olympics in Erfurt, Germany, after winning a gold, two silver and a bronze medal.
         community greatly value the industry-wide             The STH is immensely proud of our four STH alumni members who were part of the Team, Trevor
         partnerships which have evolved over the 40 years     Boyd, Rudi Liebenberg, Vicky Gurovich and Marli Roberts. Garth Shnier, member of the Board of the
         of the school's existence. In essence, partnerships
                                                               South African Chefs Association and Team Manager honoured the School by handing over one of the
         centre on the STH's drive to recruit and grow
                                                               gold and green jackets during the official opening of the Centre for Culinary Excellence to Prof Daneel
         students with the potential to become the next
                                                               van Lill, Director of the STH and Manfred Muellers, Senior Lecturer at the School and former President
         generation of tourism and hospitality leaders and
         managers. Industry, on the other hand, is             of the SACA Board.
         challenged by the lack of appropriately qualified
         staff with at least entry-level experience.
         Consequently, industry supports STH teaching,
         learning and postgraduate endeavours through
         extensive bursary programmes; provides STH
         researchers with access to highly relevant
         organisational challenges; provides excellent
         Work Integrated Learning opportunities to STH
         students; invests in infrastructure improvements;
         and provides cash awards to meritorious students.
         Bursary opportunities are well-aligned to national
         priorities: 85 per cent of the bursaries by value
         are awarded to black students and approximately,
         50 per cent to women.
         Despite the economic meltdown demanding
         a much leaner management style, the first
         semester of 2009 was marked by continued high-
         level industry support. More specifically,
         • The Butch Kerzner Memorial Trust awarded
            25 bursaries to the value of R303 000;
         • The Hospitality Property Fund Bursary Scheme
            offering bursaries to STH students valued at
            R240 000 per year;
         • The Protea Hotels Group awarded 12 bursaries
            to the value of R234 206;
         • The University of Johannesburg / City Lodge
            Hotels Educational Trust provides bursaries
            through dividends from the STH's three per                      Garth Shnier, Vicky Gurovich, Rudi Liebenberg and Trevor Boyd
            cent stake in City Lodge Hotels. The first
            trickle-down effect provides for R125 000 worth
            of bursaries in 2010;
         • The TWR Trust Fund donated R1 million to the
            Butch Kerzner Memorial Trust Fund and a
            further R1.5 million to the STH Board Fund to
            support staff and capital development;
         • The official opening of the Centre for Culinary
            Excellence the University of Johannesburg,
            School of Tourism and Hospitality – a R7.5
            million joint venture between UJ and the SA
            Chefs Association to address the critical
            shortage of culinary professionals;
         • Four STH syndicate rooms were branded and
            sponsored by City Lodge Hotels to the value
            of R200 000; and
         • The 2009 STH Awards Ceremony where
            bursaries and cash incentives to the value of
            R600 000 were awarded to meritorious
            students.
         The SA tourism and hospitality industry's firm
         backing of education is evident. On behalf of past,
         present and future tourism and hospitality
         management students, a warm-hearted STH
         THANK YOU to our industry partners for
         supporting the STH's contribution of future
         tourism and hospitality leaders and managers.                          Garth Shnier, Manfred Muellers and Prof Daneel van Lill
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The Centre for Culinary Excellence (CCE) opened at the
University of Johannesburg, School of Tourism and Hospitality
The School of Tourism and Hospitality and the South African Chefs Association takes great pride in their 35 year partnership. The
STH's 40th and SACA's 35th birthdays were celebrated with the milestone opening of the international-standard Culinary Centre
for Excellence.
The CCE is the first of its kind in Africa and is the   "Firstly we are addressing the skills shortage by         students will be able to see any missed steps.
brainchild of Dr Bill Gallagher who led this R7.5       encouraging the highest level of short-term               The facility also allows the theatre to be used
million project. This training facility serves as       training and secondly, as the naming-right                for television productions.
testimony to Billy's belief in the role of skills       sponsor, we have access to the highest level of        Training started on 1 June when Chef Stephen
development in positioning South Africa as a            culinary skills we can recruit into our 56 hotels.     Morris, the CCE's Skills Facilitator and his
serious role player in the global tourism industry.     Many of our chefs are involved with SACA and           assistant Chef Maki Melamu, began the week
The CCE was developed to address the skills             this is a way for them, and for the group, to give     with a five-day Skills Foundation Course filled by
shortage highlighted ahead of the 2010 FIFA World       something back."                                       young chefs from the Tomorrow Trust, Bianco
Cup. Says Dr Gallagher: "The centre will provide        In view of the mission, the centre contains three      Catering and Roots@Forum Homini. These
an ideal opportunity for the South African Chefs        units:                                                 students were all provided with bursaries from
Association to contribute fully to the training of      • The Resource Centre which serves as a                Feedem Pitseng.
young chefs for the future. This facility will help
                                                            reference library boasts an extensive collection   The South African Chefs Association and the
us to reach 500 students per month with much-
                                                            of cookbooks and global culinary educational       University of Johannesburg's School of Tourism
needed, intensive skills-based education which
                                                            literature; computers for web-based culinary       and Hospitality are immensely proud to have
will be learner driven in one, five and 10-day
                                                            research; and SACA archive material.               the support of so many key players in the
modules and specialised programmes."
                                                        • The 16-station Vulcan Skills Kitchen with top-       hospitality industry in creating this venue. In
According to former SACA President, Martin                  of-the-range equipment sponsored and kept          appreciating UJ's commitment to the industry
Kobald, the CCE does not replace traditional                up-to-date by Vulcan.                              says Honorary President of the World
culinary schools, but rather complements food           • The Demonstration Theatre with a purpose-            Association of Chefs Societies, Dr Bill Gallagher:
and beverage training at the STH and enables                built demonstration kitchen, allowing for          "The CCE is a milestone in our 35-year history
training to many in the formal and informal                 theory and practical sessions. Viewing             and a tribute to the forethought of the University
hospitality sectors who have previously been                windows between the Vulcan Skills Kitchen          of Johannesburg."
unable to afford culinary training.                         and the Demonstration Theatre allows               For further information on training oppor-
In the official opening of the Centre of Culinary           students to view activities while television       tunities, demonstrations of use of the facility,
Excellence, Southern Sun MD Graham Wood, says               screens throughout the facilities replay           contact Janet at either +27 (0)11 482 7250 or
the centre has two major benefits to the group.             demonstrated techniques, ensuring that             janet@saca.co.za




                                                                                                                       CCE Demonstration Theatre

                                                   Dr Bill Gallagher, Chairperson of the STH
                                                   Board and Honorary President of the World
                                                   Association of Chefs Societies and Graham
                                                   Wood, CEO: Southern Sun unveil the Southern
                                                   Sun Centre for Culinary Excellence Plague


Platinum Sponsor



Gold Sponsors
                                                                                                                           Vulcan Skills Kitchen

Silver Sponsors
                                                                                                               The University of Johannesburg's School of Tourism
                                                                                                               and Hospitality and the SA Chef's Association
                                                                                                    Len and    gratefully acknowledge these company and
Bronze Sponsors                                                                                      Robyn
                                                                                                               individual sponsorships.
                                                                                                    Wolman
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         Butch Kerzner Memorial Trust Bursaries




                                              The first Butch Kerzner Memorial Bursary Fund bursary recipients

         The Butch Kerzner Memorial Bursary Fund was established to honour Butch's legacy and grants bursaries to meritorious students.
         Applicants apply for one of three bursary categories:
         • The Butch Kerzner Eagle Bursary, a prestigious full bursary category supporting senior STH students who have demonstrated their academic potential
           by passing all subjects enrolled for in the preceding academic year;
         • The Butch Kerzner Falcon Bursary, a prestigious bursary category supporting individuals who wish to enrol at the STH as a first-time student; and
         • The Butch Kerzner Swallow Bursary, a bursary category that covers a contribution towards study expenses incurred in an academic year.
         The first 25 bursaries to the value of R303 000 were awarded at a prestige event hosted at the STH on 1 April 2009 in honour of Mr Sol Kerzner and family.


         Hospitality Property Fund commits to education
                                                             In acknowledging the skills shortage in the         "In light of the dramatic growth in the number of
                                                             South African tourism industry, especially          hospitality establishments within South Africa
                                                             the shortage of leadership and managerial           and the impending World Cup Soccer 2010, it has
                                                             skills in the hospitality sector, the               become essential that tertiary institutions develop
                                                             Hospitality Property Fund (HPF) and the             students capable of meeting today's business
                                                             School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH)             requirements within the hospitality sector.
                                                             partnered in the establishment of the               Hospitality Property Fund have recognised the
                                                             Hospitality Property Fund Bursary Scheme.           importance of aligning itself with the best hotel
                                                                                                                 schools in the world, and after having visited the
                                                             The bursary scheme aims to attract quality          campus, dealt with the Executive of the STH, and
                                                             students to the field of Hospitality Management
                                                                                                                 having positive interactions with a number of
                                                             enrolled at the STH. The Memorandum of
                                                                                                                 their graduates, made the unanimous decision
                                                             Agreement commenced on 1 August 2009 in order
                                                                                                                 to award the bursaries to worthy candidates from
                                                             to enable the Hospitality Property Fund and the
                                                             University of Johannesburg(UJ) to award bursaries   the School. We are extremely proud of the fact
         The revamped Crowne Plaza Johannesburg              for the 2010 academic year for an initial           that HPF and the University of Johannesburg,
            – The Rosebank – proud project of                commitment of three years ending on 31 December     School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH) can work
         Hospitality Property Fund. This hotel was           2012. The Hospitality Property Fund will provide    together to ensure the positive future of the
         rebranded after undergoing a R 30 million           an amount of R240 000 per annum to UJ who will      hospitality industry in SA through the first class
         refurbishment and sees the return of the            administer the bursaries awarded through the        facilities on offer at the STH says Andrew Rogers
                 Crowne Plaza brand to SA                    Hospitality Property Fund Bursary Scheme.           Deputy CEO – Hospitality Property Fund.
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University of Johannesburg / City Lodge Hotels
Educational Trust Fund
The University of Johannesburg / City
Lodge Hotels Educational Trust Fund
provides bursaries through dividends
from the STH's three per cent stake in
City Lodge Hotels.
Applicants apply for one of three bursary
categories:
• The City Lodge Hotels Senior Student Bursary,
   aimed at senior students who have demon-
   strated their academic potential by passing
   all subjects enrolled for in the preceding
   academic year;
• The City Lodge Hotels New Student Bursary,
   aimed at individuals who wish to enrol at the
   STH as a first-time student; and
• The City Lodge Hotels Supplementary Expenses
   Bursary which offers partial support to current
   and prospective School of Tourism and                                                                UJ/City Lodge Educational Trustees Prof
   Hospitality students.                                                                               Daneel van Lill, Marcel Kobilski (Divisional
                                                                                                        Director – Human Resources: City Lodge
                                                                                                           Hotels and STH Alumnus) and Tony
Clifford Ross, Chief Executive: City Lodge                                                             Balabanoff (Divisional Director – Operations:
               and Alumnus of the STH >                                                                   City Lodge Hotels and STH Alumnus)



   Protea                                            STH and Industry acknowledges excellence
                                                     The prestigious annual STH Awards Ceremony recognises deserving and achieving
   Hospitality                                       students by means of industry sponsored prizes and bursaries. The event is presented
                                                     as a joint venture between the STH's tourism and hospitality departments aimed at
   Group (Pty) Ltd                                   strengthening the school's reputation.


   Bursary Scheme
   The Protea Hospitality Group (Pty) Ltd
   identified the financial challenges of
   disadvantaged individuals as a major
   obstacle in accessing Hospitality and
   Food Service learning programmes.
   This problem was addressed through
   a bursary scheme in support of needy
   students with academic potential,
   funded by Protea Hotels.
   Since 2006 a total of 51 bursaries were
   awarded to students studying towards a
   qualification in Hospitality Management at
   the University of Johannesburg's School
   of Tourism and Hospitality. These highly
   appreciated bursaries enable the STH to
   deliver on its mission to educate leaders
   and managers for the hospitality industry
   at large.
   "Partnerships like this, formed between
   industry and the STH in support of                             2009 STH Awards Ceremony industry sponsors and recipients
   educating our youth, advances the
   hospitality industry, job creation, and equip     In 2009, 26 top student performers were honoured by the tourism and hospitality industry for their
   the wonderful citizens of our beautiful           commitment. Keynote speaker, Robyn Christie, CEO of the Association of South African Travel Agents
   country with knowledge and skills to              (ASATA), captured the audience with her views on Forget how tall your parents were, you need to do
   advance themselves and enjoy a brighter           your own growing.
   future" says Peter Kriel, Academic Head:          Our sponsors and members of industry, including alumni and influential industry role-players,
   Hospitality Management: STH.                      commented warmly on STH students and staff warmth and professionalism in presenting this event.
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                                                                                                           City Lodge Hotels executives with STH Board
                                                                                                                          Members, staff and students




           Naming reflects hotel group's commitment to STH
                                                             The four syndicate rooms at the School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH), sponsored by the
                                                             City Lodge Hotels were upgraded and officially opened in May. The opening was attended
                                                             by VIP guests from industry, UJ and STH as well as the City Lodge Hotels executive.
                                                             "The syndicate rooms reflect City Lodge Hotels' commitment to hospitality education and the STH.
                                                             Our relationship with the City Lodge Hotels Group is appreciated for its humour, our dedication to
                                                             academic distinction and out of the box thinking," said Prof Daneel van Lill, Director of the STH.
                                                             "We recognize the STH as one of the leading tourism and hospitality education providers. Several
                                                             of our employees are graduates from the School as well as seven of the eight senior management
                                                             members albeit when it existed as the Smit Street Hotel School as part of the former Technikon
                                                             Witwatersrand. The upgrading of the syndicate rooms is our contribution to assist the University and
                                                             the STH to continue developing tourism and hospitality leaders and managers for the future," said
         Gary Bisset, Clifford Ross, Dr Bill                 Clifford Ross the City Lodge Hotels chief executive officer.
         Gallagher and Prof Daneel van Lill
                                                             Dr Billy Gallagher, chairperson of the STH board concluded: "It is encouraging to see industry players
         officially open the doors to the City Lodge         forge partnerships that contribute to the development of the industries they operate in."
         Syndicate Rooms

         Ms Mmat at i Marobe and                                2009 STH Colloquium – 1 October 2009
         Prof Daneel van Lill
                                                             A colloquium is a gathering of scholars engaging in a suitable topic. The biannual STH
                                                             Colloquium provides a lens to tourism and hospitality scholars to gain insight into SA
                                                             tourism's strategic progress.
                                                             The STH 2007 Colloquium presented an environmental analysis of macro issues highlighting the critical
                                                             link between people development and sustainability beyond the impact of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
                                                             The STH 2009 Colloquium questions whether tourism and hospitality educators and researchers in
                                                             Higher Education and their industry associates contribute sufficiently to Intellectual Capital development,
                                                             more specifically: Human Capital (tourism and hospitality specific skills and competencies); Relationship
                                                             Capital (appropriate relationships with customers and other stakeholders); and Organisational Capital
                                                             (organisational culture, leadership and management practices or intellectual property).
         UJ well-represented on the
                                                             Consequently, the 2009 STH Colloquium, scheduled for 1 October 2009, will incorporate the views
         new Ministry of Tourism's                           and output of South African tertiary leaders, researchers and industry associates in attempting to
         Panel of Experts                                    answer: What is meant by sufficient intellectual capital for SA tourism and hospitality? What is the
                                                             most sensible way for the limited network of tourism and hospitality educators and researchers in
         South African tourism has entered an exciting era   Higher Education and their industry associates to address the demand for intellectual capital?
         with the establishment of a brand new Ministry of
         Tourism in July 2009. Mr Marthinus van Schalkwyk,   The discussion platform is themed: GETTING THEM > GROWING THEM > KEEPING THEM
         MP, Minister of Tourism identified the need to      Getting them reviews interest in our industry both from a tourist and career option perspective.
         develop a National Tourism Sector Strategy and to   Growing them deals with how change impacts on tourism and hospitality teaching and learning
         review the Tourism Legislation. The Minister        practices.
         appointed Prof Daneel van Lill, Director of UJ's    Keeping them focuses on best practice in staff retention and development to provide competitive
         School of Tourism and Hospitality and STH Board     tourism products and services.
         Member Ms Mmat at i Marobe, CEO: Business
         Tourism Council of South Africa, as members of      The Colloquium Programme will be available in September 2009. For further information, please
         the panel of experts to oversee this task.          contact Annette at either 011 482 7250 or annetten@uj.ac.z / www.uj.ac.za/sth


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