The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) will implement a cashless service system at all its nature reserves and its Visitor Information Centre with effect from September 1.

The cashless service promotes transactions that do not expose the tourists and the employees to danger. It responds to the control environment that ensures optimal revenue collection, safety of the MTPA employees and the comfort of tourists, who will not need to carry cash with them when travelling.

“Visitors to our nature reserves do not have to carry cash when visiting our facilities but would rather use card or cellphone payment services. We want to ensure that our patrons enjoy a memorable experience when visiting our facilities. This cashless service will ease their frustration about being robbed carrying large sums of cash with them,” said Mduduzi Vilakazi, MTPA CEO.

“The MTPA will be able to account for every cent collected. It is a way to ensure that we generate more revenue to be able to maintain our nature reserves. This cashless system will go a long way in ensuring that we tighten all the controls on site,” concluded Vilakazi.

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