Caleb Mabaso is a pioneer in the Southern African hospitality industry. Having started out as a waiter at the Johannesburg Sun and Towers, from 1986 to 1987, he has risen like a Phoenix to hold senior positions with various hospitality groups. Nomad Africa’s Jo Kromberg chatted to this interesting and passionate African achiever about going green… Caleb Mbaso Caleb has also chaired various boards such as THETA and FEDHASA (Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa) Inland where he provides overall strategic direction and maintains effective stakholder relations. He also works closely with governmental officials and institutions in constantly bringing up issues affecting business people in the tourism/hospitality sector. He is currently a board member for the University of Johannesburg’s School of Tourism and his passion for youth development has seen him spearheading the development of the recently launched Tourism Youth Chapter under the auspices of FEDHASA. Graduating from the University of Free State, South Africa with a B Comm. degree – Business Management, Caleb has also completed courses on Governance for Public Institutions and Change Management. He was Chairman of the Board of CATHSSETA for two years as well where he prodided strategic leadership and direction for the organisation. JK: You have been in the hospitality industry for more than 15 years – what have been the most significant changes in the industry during the last five years in your opinion and in terms of what you have observed? CM: Additional room inventory has definitely changed the landscape over the years. Leading up…
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Source: Nomad Africa Magazine