Free State Tourism Authority

Contact details

Physical: 99 President Reitz Avenue, 1st Floor, Koupis Building, Westdene, Bloemfontein
Postal: Private Bag X20805, Bloemfontein, 9300
Tel: 051 409 9900
Fax: 051 430 0508


The mission of the Free State Tourism Authority (FSTA) is to market Free State as a tourist destination and mobilise all key stakeholders towards the creation of a sustainable tourism industry characterised by diversity, value for money and hospitality, as well as to facilitate an environment for new tourism development opportunities.

The Entity's strategic objectives are to develop and maintain tourist resorts and nature reserves belonging to the provincial government; upgrade and maintain the Phakisa Race Track to world-class standards; create a presence of the FSTA in all the districts of the province in order to promote its goals and objectives; support and encourage all private sector and PPP tourism infrastructure development; lobby and host at least two major conferences each year; lobby and host at least two major race events at the Phakisa Race Track in Welkom each year; lobby for the staging of at least two sporting tournaments a year; develop a comprehensive database of tourism providers, products and contact details; coordinate information on the performance of the tourism sector; and develop a stakeholder engagement strategy to inform and guide the activities of the FSTA and its stakeholders in their partnerships and relationship.

Office Bearers

Mr G Netshivhodza
Board Members:
Mr M Mahabane
Mrs S Mbiwe
D Naidoo
Mrs P Rantsoareng
Mr D Pillay
Mr LF Kalane
Senior Management:
Mr KJ Thole
Communications Officers:
Tshediso Lerumo (Communication Manager)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedQualified
Current Assetsn/a4 7581 43914 011
Non-Current Assetsn/a7 5007 7058 207
Total Assetsn/a12 2589 14422 218
Current Liabilitiesn/a7 4053 3622 488
Non-Current Liabilitiesn/a---
Total Liabilitiesn/a7 4053 3622 488
Total Net Assetsn/a4 8535 78219 730
Total Revenuen/a49 74944 67148 772
Revenue from Exchange Transactionsn/a1 2221 7561 458
Revenue from Non-Exchange Transactionsn/a48 52742 91547 314
Total Expendituren/a(50 678)(58 587)(39 443)
Employee Related costsn/a(14 286)(12 047)(13 369)
Surplus/(Deficit) for Yearn/a(929)(13 316)9 339
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activitiesn/a4 089(2 464)344
Net Cash Flows from Investing Activitiesn/a(257)(38)(558)
Cash & Cash Equivalents at End of Yearn/a3 9991672 668
Unauthorised Expendituren/a---
Irregular Expendituren/a8 6164 7124 498
Fruitless & Wasteful Expendituren/a569 702279
Posts Approvedn/a615892
Posts Filledn/a454646
Sources n/a Annual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report

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