Current South African Outdoor and Adventure Industry contribution:
The outdoor and adventure industry plays an important role in the South African economy, in that it:
o Contributed R 173 billion directly, and R 346 billion indirectly to SA’s GDP (7% of SA’s GDP)
o Created 716 891 direct and 1,2 million indirect jobs (1 in 10 people in SA work in this industry).
o Contributed R 86,5 billion in tax revenue in SARS.
o Contributed 17,500 peer-reviewed academic studies that affirm that outdoor and adventure learning is critical to human development.