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One in every 22 South Africans are employed in the Tourism Sector. According to research released by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), travel and tourism were forecast to contribute more to the South African economy in 2018 than any other year. These findings indicate that the sector contributed R424.5bn to the overall South African economy in 2018; about 3% more than in 2017. That same year, it was estimated that 1.5 million
people were employed in the sector, which translates to 9.5% of South Africa's total workforce, with a prediction of 2.1m jobs in 2028. The sector contributes 9% towards South Africa's GDP, taking into account all direct, indirect and induced benefits1. The Amended Tourism Sector Code was published in the Gazette #39430 on 20th November 2015 and has since been effective across the sector.