Minister Winde to surf with Airbnb founder and local Experience host | Western Cape Government


Minister Winde to surf with Airbnb founder and local Experience host

15 March 2017

Tomorrow (16 March 2017), Minister Alan Winde will take to the waves for a surfing lesson with one of the province’s Airbnb Experience hosts.

Tourism entrepreneur and activist, Apish Tshetsha, will teach Minister Winde and Airbnb’s global CEO and Co-Founder, Brian Chesky, how to surf.

They will be joined by a group of young people from Masiphumelele who are currently participating in Waves for Change, a not for profit initiative which is using sport to promote the wellbeing of residents affected by violence and abuse.

Apish is himself a graduate of the Waves for Change programme and as an Airbnb Experience Host, he provides surfing lessons through his Surf with Purpose offering, under the Social Good Experience category. All the proceeds from any guest booking go to Waves for Change.

Last Month, Waves for Change won the global Laureus Sport for Good Award at a ceremony held in Monaco.

More about Surf with Purpose here:

For a profile on Apish and Waves for Change, please visit:


DATE:              16 March 2017

TIME:               3:45pm

VENUE:           The Waterslide in Muizenberg is the meeting point

Minister Winde, Apish and Mr Chesky will issue a statement after their lesson, and be available for media interviews.

Media Enquiries: 

Bronwynne Jooste

Spokesperson: Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities

Responsible for Tourism, Economic Development and Agriculture

Western Cape Government

Physical Address: 142 Long Street, Cape Town

Tel: 021 483 3550

Cell: 060 970 4301



Twitter: bronwynnejooste