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Portia Pearl Siyanda Sifolo (PhD)

Senior lecturer for Management, Business Leadership, and Entrepreneurship subjects in the Department of Tourism Management, Tshwane University of Technology

Portia Pearl Siyanda Sifolo has a wealth of experience and prodigious knowledge in the tourism sector. She is currently a senior lecturer for Management, Business Leadership, and Entrepreneurship subjects in the Department of Tourism Management at the Tshwane University of Technology. She is a Y2 National Research Foundation (NRF) rated researcher. She is a candidate in the 21/23 Future Professors Program by the Department of Higher Education & Training. Portia completed her Doctorate in Business Administration at the University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN) which focused on the nexus between supply chain management and stakeholder management for the balanced and optimal growth of the tourism sector. She has a passion for leadership in tourism and digitalisation within the tourism supply networks in the SADC region as economic development initiatives. Her scientific interests include digital procurement of tourism establishments in Africa. She has co-authored in different books, published research papers in academic journals, and participated in both domestic and international conferences.