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tourism, heritage & interpretative solutions

// introduction
Haley Sharpe Southern Africa specialise in providing practical and sustainable Tourism and Visitor Solutions.
Strategic business development planning and implementation, together with the conceptualisation of both spatial and
product tourism initiatives, and the establishment of visitor attractions within the cultural and heritage sectors is a core
focus. HSSA are highly experienced in market research for supply and demand analyses of foreign and domestic

tourism, assessment, planning and implementation of community-based tourism initiatives, tourism market research
Liliesleaf Legacy Project, Rivonia, Johannesburg, Gauteng

and marketing strategies, as well as human resource and SMME tourism training and skills development. HSSA

have offices in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng and combine local and regional tourism sector knowledge, skills and
HSSA have offices in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng
resources - expertise developed throughout Sub-Saharan Africa over more than 20 years – with that of the
and combine local and regional tourism & heritage sector
international Haley Sharpe Design Group.
knowledge, skills and resources with that of the

international Haley Sharpe Group
Haley Sharpe Design (UK) is one of the leading international specialists in the research, design and development of

major interpretative cultural, heritage, science, and other forms of visitor attraction projects. Formed in 1982 in the UK
as a multi-disciplinary design practice, Haley Sharpe has developed a comprehensive management consultancy and

design service that covers the whole spectrum of specialist services for the visitor attraction industry on an
KwaZulu-Natal: 11 Platt Road, Kloof, 3610, South Africa
t +27 (0) 31 764 0600
international scale. The company's head office is in Leicester, UK with operational offices in the Middle East and
f +27 (0) 31 764 4660
c +27 (0) 82 444 9551 North America.

Gauteng: PO Box 889, Fourways, 2055
// services
t +27 (0) 11 658 0196
f +27 (0) 86 670 0149
HSSA services, on both macro and micro levels, include the following:
c +27 (0) 82 899 2958
Regional Spatial Framework Policy & Strategic Planning Local Economic Development Planning

Tourist Segmentation Market Analyses & Profiling

Market Research & Analyses
General or interpretive-linked research
Tourism Route Planning
Community Tourism Product Development
Concept Development & Feasibility Studies
Tourism Operations' Strategic and Business Planning
Marketing Strategies & Plans

Golden Gate Interpretive Centre, Free State
Nature Conservation and Wildlife Attractions

Hospitality & Hotels Sector
Development of Cultural & Heritage Interpretive Visitor Centres
Development of Museums and other Visitor Facilities
Interpretive Presentation Material and Signage
Project Management and Implementation of Tourism Initiatives

Chief Albert Luthuli House Museum, Groutville, KZN
tourism consultancy visitor attraction development
Strategic Development Planning Storyline Research and Copywriting
Site Reviews and Facility Audits Masterplanning
Feasibility Studies Concept Development
Design Studies Product Specification
Interpretative Strategies Interactive Exhibit Design
Market Research and Surveys Graphic Design and Implementation
Market Analysis Detailed Design
Consultations and Public Exhibitions Multimedia Selection and Specification
Marketing and Promotional Planning Software Co-ordination
Organisation and Staffing Structures Project and Contract Management

Operational Management Advice
Nelson Mandela House Museum, Soweto, Gauteng
Financial Appraisals and Business Planning
The Haley Sharpe philosophy is at the heart of our success:
Funding Advocacy
Economic Benefit Analysis
to be innovative and demandingly creative in our approach to
Monitoring and Evaluation
communicate and express stories that define nations, culture &

// the hssa approach
As interpretative and tourism planners, we constantly aim to create new and original solutions that offer outstanding
and captivating tourism experiences while at the same time addressing issues of planning, focused research,
implementation, funding, management and operation, and revenue generation in tourism. We maintain the highest
professional standards of integrity at all levels and strive for seamless integration of all project requirements
throughout the process and we build highly creative teams for each project, ensuring that we arrive at suitable and

Life Science Centre, National Zoological Gardens, Pretoria, Gauteng
meticulously crafted solutions. Together with the client, project needs are always assessed in depth, guaranteeing a

healthy synergy between the Haley Sharpe skills base and client knowledge and expertise. We believe firmly in
partnership, innovation and creativity.

The HSSA link with Haley Sharpe Design (UK) introduces opportunities for the development of local skills within the
context of tourism and interpretative international best practice. HSD are an international market leader in this field
and while projects on the African continent resort under HSSA, we can utilise the invaluable resource of the Haley

HSD: Shipley Art Gallery, UK
Sharpe Group’s activities throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East over the past 20 years.

// BEE
HSSA's current status is that of a micro-enterprise and we practice a policy of preferential procurement and
association, with the ultimate objective of HDI equity participation. HSSA is fully committed to BEE and collaborates
regularly on projects with organisations such as Amasiko Tourism (Mazethu Zondi 100%); and Ngethemba
Partnership (Nomvuyo Rozani 65%) as associate service providers. HSSA also maintain a strong focus on

community-based tourism development. Our BEE Rating Certificate is provided in this Profile.
The Old Goal, Pietermaritzburg, KZN

HSSA practice preferential procurement
and association and previous & current collaborations
include the following BEE organisations:

AmaXimba Development Trust
ASA Tourism Services
Asante Management & Development Services
Isilulu Somnotho Community Development Trust
Isithumba Adventure Tourism
Lincolnwood Consulting Enterprise cc
Maseko Hlongwa & Associates
Matimu Heritage Solutions
Matsamo Cultural Park
Thokozani Tourism Projects
Udidi, Environmental, Planning
& Development Consultants
Vula Dynamics

// staff
HSSA permanent management, staffing and association structure is as follows, enhanced through further
associations on a project needs basis:
MIKE O'BRIEN 85% Shareholder & Principal Director
Mike qualified in the field of development and project management in 1976 in the UK, where he worked on
large multi-discipline development projects. This was followed by a number of years in a similar role in the

Middle East and Asia, prior to arriving in Africa in 1983. By 1991, Mike had become the major shareholder
King Shaka Interpretive Centre & Cultural Heritage Route, KwaDukuza, KZN

and CEO of a project management company with offices in the UK, Kenya, Zambia, Botswana, Swaziland,
Mauritius and South Africa, which was subsequently purchased in 1992 by a major South African company.
Mike then went on to form his own management consultancy firm in 1994, which, from 2000, joined up with
the international firm of Haley Sharpe Ltd, in order to specialise in tourism consulting services and the
conceptualisation and masterplanning of tourism-sector visitor and heritage attractions. Mike has been
specifically involved within the tourism development and strategic planning sector since 1987, throughout

Sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands, working with multi-national agencies, governments and
Concept: Zulu Cultural Centre, Cato Ridge, KZN

the private sector. His work has covered tourism policy and spatial framework planning; hotel feasibility
studies; strategic planning; business planning; marketing strategies; identification and securing of project
funding; tourism project implementation; operational analyses; and market research analyses and projections.
Mike has been particularly involved within the tourism sector in South Africa since 1995 and is a member of
the South African Association of Tourism Professionals (SAATP), as well as having lectured a course at the
University of Durban-Westville to post-graduate students on the Principles of Management for Cultural and
Heritage Tourism as part of their Tourism Masters Degree.

HSD, UK: Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Canada
SARAH HAINES Director: HSSA Visitor Attraction Services

Sarah provides specialised, professional expertise within the field of interpretation, research, display and

museum-related environments, cultural and heritage spheres and heritage tourism development initiatives.

She formerly headed the Exhibition Department of the National Museum Bloemfontein, before forming a

specialist consultancy partnership in 1998, operating in the heritage sector, and she has more than 20 years
experience in museum and interpretation research, design and implementation. Sarah has been extensively
involved in numerous prominent heritage and tourism research and development projects in South Africa and
this knowledge combines with strong specialist strategic and operational capability. She can number among
past clients national government departments and Legacy Projects, local and provincial authorities, multi-
national corporations and numerous private sector entities.

Over the past 5 years Sarah has collaborated on numerous occasions with HSSA as a specialist consultant
HSD, UK: Historic Jamestown, Jamestown Island, Virginia, USA

before joining as a director in 2006. This alliance has the specific objective of expanding HSSA museology
operations and developing local skills in museum and interpretation conceptualisation and design.
JUSTIN MACKRORY General Manager Tourism Planning
Justin is a geography graduate from Stellenbosch University and after 10 years in education in South Africa
and the United Kingdom (where he lectured in leisure, recreation and tourism) he, in 1992, established Natal
Hospitality and Sports Management which amalgamated with the National Sports Group which in turn
became part of the UK based Masters International Management (with Justin being retained on the South

HSD, UK: The Big Pit National Coal Museum, Wales, UK
African Board of Directors). During this time, Justin managed the sports tourism, event management and

corporate hospitality portfolios. In 1996, Justin was appointed as Tourism Director for the City of
Pietermaritzburg during which time he sat on the Board of Timeless Afrika (a destination marketing Section 21
Company), was the KwaZulu-Natal Chairperson for the Community Tourism Association of South Africa. In
addition lectured in tourism and hospitality at the local Varsity College campus. In 1999, he established
Tourism Synergy - a consultancy based in Stellenbosch, which established an East and Inland Division in
2000 headed by Justin. During this time a number of tourism assignments were completed in the spheres of

tourism management, marketing and development. In July 2003, Justin joined HSSA as a Professional
HSD, UK: National Forest Discovery Centre, UK

Associate and in 2009 was appointed as General Manager for Tourism Planning.

CHERÉ O’BRIEN Projects Manager Visual Communications
Cheré joined HSSA in early 2006. She has taken on the responsibility of project management and
coordination for the development and operation of cultural heritage tourism product; including management of
the development of associated marketing media and materials. Cheré worked in London for four years where
she gained experience in management and administration and subsequently spent four years in New York
where she worked in the film industry and gained experience in Producing, Production Management,
Production Coordination and other aspects of filmmaking. Cheré also completed a course in Project
Management in 2007.
LANGA SHANGASE Projects Manager
Langa is the Executive Director of the Shuku Group responsible for the day-to-day running of the company.
This includes overseeing the implementation of company strategy, marketing and operations. He has been
involved in this capacity since the company commenced business.
Langa has more than 12 year’s business management experience. He holds a B Admin degree from the
University of Durban-Westville and a B Comm degree from Unisa.
Langa was also responsible for overseeing the project management function during the development of
business plans for the Isibhubhu Tourism Project in Nongoma (eNyokeni Royal Palace), the KwaCeza Caves
and the Royal Thokazi Farm in Nongoma.
NOSIPHO MALAMLELA Assistant Manager Tourism Planning
Nosipho has a 3 year National Diploma in Travel and Tourism from the Durban Institute of Technology and
has also completed a Secretarial Diploma and a Certificate in MS Office. In 2006 Nosipho won a PDI
Training Scholarship for Effective Secretaries and PA’s with CBM Training. She also has four years Tourism
lecturing experience with various colleges in Durban and Johannesburg. She worked in an administrative
position for several years in Johannesburg where she gained experience in acquiring and maintaining
projects and running an office. Nosipho was originally employed by HSSA as Personal Assistant to the
Director and Office Manager, and is currently undergoing training in tourism planning and assists with tourism
market research and investigations on current tourism projects.
DONNA-LEE GINSBERG Assistant Tourism Economics Planner
Donna-lee Ginsberg joined Haley Sharpe Southern Africa in January 2009 as an Assistant Tourism
Economics Planner having completed her Business Science Degree with Honours in Economics at the
University of KwaZulu Natal in 2008. Donna-lee majored in Finance and Economics and proceeded to
complete her honours in Economics with three elective majors namely; Sustainable Resource Usage, Cost
Benefit Analysis and Corporate Strategy. She is currently completing her Economics of Tourism and South
African Financial System modules.
NELISA NDOBENI Assistant Tourism Planner
Nelisa joined HSSA in 2008 as Assistant Tourism Planner. Nelisa completed her BSocSci (Geography &
Environmental Management) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2006. She also completed her BSocSci
Honours (Geography & Environmental Management) in 2007 at the same university.
SARA HODDINOTT Assistant Tourism Planner
Sara Hoddinott joined Haley Sharpe Southern Africa in November 2008 as an Assistant Tourism Planner.
Sara spent four years in London doing various jobs. She has since completed a BA degree in Environmental
Management through UNISA and graduated in June 2008.
SASHICA RAMLUTCH Finance & Admin Manager
Sashica obtained a Diploma in Financial Accounting and Bookkeeping, and has extensive experience in
Financial Management and Auditing. She has worked in the financial sector for nine consecutive years, and is
currently responsible for HSSA company financial control and reporting, as well as project related financial
LINDIWE THUTSHINI Office Admin Assistant
Lindiwe Thutshini joined HSSA in January 2009 as an Office Admin Assistant. She has finished her Matric
and working at Haley Sharpe SA to gain office working experience.

STORM SMITH Personal Assistant
Storm Smith Joined HSSA in February 2009 as Sarah Haines’s personal assistant. Prior to that she was an
assistant to a company called Olivedale Property Management. Before that she worked as a PA for a Movie
Producer called Wendy Sheradon. She then took a year off to raise her son. She also lived and worked in
London as a child minder for three years and before travelling overseas, she studied to be a Reflexologist and
meridian therapist for two years after completing Matric.
MBALI MAJOLA Intern / Projects Assistant
Mbali joined Haley Sharpe Southern Africa in April 2008 as an intern assisting in different projects. She
completed her BA degree in Environment and Development studies in 2006 at the University of KwaZulu-
Natal. In 2007, she completed her BSocSci Honours in Geography and Environmental Management in the
same university. She is currently doing Masters by research at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and her
research focus is on community perceptions of 2010 Soccer World Cup.
SERINA GOUNDEN PA / Office Manager
Serina joined HSSA in March 2009 as the office manager and PA to Mike O’ Brien. Prior to that she attended
a Food Service Management and Hospitality course with Natal Technikon. She then gained working
experience in the stationery retail sector as sales and administration assistant at Kloof Stationers and Hillcrest
HLENGIWE MCHUNU Assistant Project Coordinator (Umzinyathi Creative Arts & Crafts Cluster)
Hlengiwe joined Haley Sharpe Southern Africa in September 2009 as an Assistant Project Coordinator for the
Umzinyathi Creative Arts and Crafts Cluster Project in Dundee. Hlengiwe worked in the child and youth care
field for the Department of Social Development and also community development, specializing in youth skills
development. She traveled through Africa doing either youth development skills or community development.
Hlengiwe is presently working with developing community work in arts and crafts and she is based at Talana
Museum in Dundee.