State of Tourism at Local Government Level: COGTA briefing
24 Nov 2020
Mr H Gumbi (DA) commented that when a local municipality collapsed, there is little that they could do to assist tourism. During the Committee’s oversight work, it had been observed that when a municipality failed to perform its basic functions such as fixing streetlights, collecting garbage and cleaning communal surroundings, ...
Tourism Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report
17 Nov 2020
Mr H Gumbi (DA) said the report was very well presented and touched on many of the issues Members discussed in its meetings with the Department and entities. He touched on point 9.2.8 regarding the engagement with the SA Police Service (SAPS) – Members have highlighted the need for a ...
Department of Tourism & SA Tourism Audit Outcomes: AGSA briefing; Department of Tourism 2019/20 Annual Report
10 Nov 2020
Mr H Gumbi (DA) raised concern as the audit reported that suppliers were unsure if they were employed by the state and what bearing this had on their supply chain management process. What assurance is provided that SCM processes have improved, particularly in the current political climate of corruption in ...
National Federation of Tourist Guides Association on activities and issues pertinent to the tourism sector
3 Nov 2020
Mr H Gumbi (DA) asked what the key challenges were around guides who were coming to South Africa from other countries. Were there challenges related to labour hostility, or was it a legislation matter?
Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa on activities and issues pertinent to tourism sector
27 Oct 2020
Mr H Gumbi (DA) wanted to know to what degree the Committee engaged with airlines and the air travel sector to advance domestic and international tourism. He also asked what extraordinary measures should immediately be taken to increase demand and supply for domestic and international air tourism, in light of ...
CATHSSETA on training programmes in Tourism Sector; Committee Report on 2020/21 Quarter 1 performance
20 Oct 2020
Mr H Gumbi (DA) thanked the presentation and noted the important work that CATHSSETA was doing. He said that tourism plays an important role in providing jobs and therefore it is important in the stability of the economy.
South African Tourism 2020/21 Quarter 1 Performance; Committee Report on Transformation in the Tourism Sector
13 Oct 2020
Mr H Gumbi (DA) noted that a few days ago, Mozambique reduced its regulations in preparation for the number of tourists that they are going to be having coming into their side so that they make it easier for tourists to enter. My question is that has there been subsequent ...
Department of Tourism 2020/21 Quarter 1 performance; Committee Reports
6 Oct 2020
Mr H Gumbi (DA) referred to the survey conducted on tourism businesses, and pointed out that the survey report showed serious damage to the businesses due to COVID-19. However, he questioned whether the restrictions on countries entering South Africa were not further affecting their resilience.
Strategies to expedite transformation in the tourism sector
1 Sep 2020
Mr H Gumbi (DA) appreciated the hard work and details covered in the report, particularly the focus on new jobs and entrants.
South African Tourism 2019/20 Quarter 4 performance
25 Aug 2020
Mr H Gumbi (DA) referred to the comment made by Mr Dube. He asked if the SAT would open up in October as per the positive forecast. How many tourists could be anticipated and how many jobs can you forecast? He referenced the closure announcement of STA Travel and stated ...