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/Management

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 Assets3 1004 7581 43914 011
Non-Current Assets7 9517 5007 7058 207
Total Assets11 05112 2589 14422 218
Current Liabilities3 4597 3783 3622 488
Non-Current Liabilities4---
Total Liabilities3 4637 3783 3622 488
Total Net Assets7 5884 8805 78219 730
Total Revenue51 46149 74944 67148 772
Revenue from Exchange Transactions1 9471 2221 7561 458
Revenue from Non-Exchange Transactions49 51448 52742 91547 314
Total Expenditure(48 753)(50 683)(58 587)(39 443)
Employee Related costs(16 626)(14 286)(12 047)(13 369)
Surplus/(Deficit) for Year2 708(934)(13 316)9 339
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities(2 731)4 089(2 464)344
Net Cash Flows from Investing Activities(892)(257)(38)(558)
Cash & Cash Equivalents at End of Year3433 9991672 668
Unauthorised Expenditure----
Irregular Expenditure3 3596 9724 7124 498
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure12569 702279
Posts Approvedn/a615892
Posts Filledn/a454646
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