Mr James Vos

Formerly: National Assembly

James Vos

About James Vos

Mr James Vos served as chairman of the Unicity council rules portfolio committee. Mr Vos was in charge of the tourism component of the portfolio committee and also officiated as spokesperson.

2018 committee attendance as mp

65% attendance rate

Attended 13 meetings out of 20

2017 committee attendance as mp

81% attendance rate

Attended 17 meetings out of 21

2016 committee attendance as mp

76% attendance rate

Attended 16 meetings out of 21

2015 committee attendance as mp

86% attendance rate

Attended 19 meetings out of 22

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

100% attendance rate

Attended 12 meetings out of 12

  • Attendance records reflect Committee not Plenary Attendance
  • Minister/Deputy Minister attendance is not compulsory.
  • MP attendance is compulsory unless an apology is given
  • MPs are recorded as absent whether they have, or have not submitted apologies.
  • This is not the official committee attendance record of Parliament.
  • Plenary Attendance is not made public by Parliament although it has been requested.

Recent meetings attended

All meetings attended

DISCLAIMER: This information has been obtained via the Parliamentary Monitoring Group. PMG makes every effort to compile reliable and comprehensive information, but does not claim that the data is 100% accurate and complete.



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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2018 [Source]


Sponsor Description
Walk Through Africa Tours China Visit (Sponsored)


Value Description Source
Unknown Blanket Gift Set Old Mutual
Unknown Rugby Tickets City SiteSeeing
Unknown Accommodation Berluda Oudtshoorn
Unknown Jacket Cape Town Tourism
Unknown Wines Matzikama Tourism
Unknown Accommodation Rooms with a View, Vredendal
Unknown Braai Grid TJ's
Unknown Veldskoene
Unknown Carol Boyes Cork Srew Tourism Agency
Unknown Ornament India Consul General
Unknown Accommodation Piekenierskloof Lodge
Unknown Rugby Merchandise City SiteSeeing


Location Extent Description
Loevenstein Single dwelling House
Riebeek-Kasteel Single Dwelling House
Malmesbury, Western Cape Single dwelling House

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2017 [Source]


Platinum Protea Hotel Guest Card


Source Description
Veldskoen Veldskoene
Aquila Game Reserve Aquila
Kampala Game Reserve Kampala
Mother City Skydiving Skydiving
Chinese Tourism Ministry Chinese Artifact


Description Extent Location
House Residential Welgelegen , Erf 16210
House Residential Malmesbury, Erf 10877
House Residential Riebeek-Kasteel, Erf 1968

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]


Description Sponsor
Tourism delegation and engagement with various Ministries regarding travel and trade Taiwan Government
Attendance - Inter-Parliamentary Union in Lusaka, Zambia Parliament RSA


Source Description
Platinum Protea Hotel Guest Card Discounted meals and accommodation


Source Description Value
Ceres Zipslide Adventure Zipslide Adventure Unknown
Cape West Coast Way Tours Hospitality and local produce Unknown
Oakhurst, Tulbagh Olive products Unknown
Taiwan Embassy Tea set Unknown
Taiwan Parliament Speaker Painting Unknown


Description Extent Location
House [erf 16210] Residential dwelling Welgelegen, CPT
Apartment Residential Durbanville
Erf 10877 Vacant erven Malmesbury
House [erf 1968] Residential dwelling Riebeek Kasteel

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]


Source Public/Private
Liberty Private


Source Description
Protea Hotel Group Platinum card for dining and accommodation


Source Description Value
Strassbergers Factory, Clanwilliam Leather boots Unknown ¬ exceeds R1 500
The Rectory Guesthouse; Tulbagh Hotel; Rosendal Guest Farm Accommodation Unknown ¬ exceeds R1 500
Umbro Bothasig Soccer Club Sports jacket Unknown
Rooibos Route, Clanwilliam Rooibos hamper Unknown
Rosendal, Robertson Accommodation Unknown
Tulbagh Winery Wine Unknown


Description Extent Location
Residence Erf 16210 - Parow Welgelegen, CT
Apartment Apartment with garage Durbanville, CBD
Erf [purchasing process] Langeberg Ridge, CPT

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]


Source Description Value
Ceres Tourism Association Coffee table book of Ceres, Witzenberg Promo items such as jam and local produce fruit juice, wine Unknown
Accommodation at The Rectory Guest House, Clanwilliam Unknown
Strassberger, Clanwilliam 1 pair of leather boots Unknown


Description Extent Location
Residence Single dwelling Welgelegen, CPT

Committee appearances

  • Tourism Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report 17 Oct 2018

    Mr J Vos (DA), on the recommendation to the Minister of Finance around developing a tourism funding model for local government, suggested adding a link to local economic development budgets. He did not support the recommendations which called for a feasibility study to be done on the possibility of introducing ...
  • South African Tourism 2017/18 Annual Report 11 Oct 2018

    Mr J Vos (DA) referred to the ‘Lilizela awards’ and noted that the awards recognise individuals from organisations that have contributed significantly to the Tourism Department, however, he wants to know what value skills are given to these recipients. He refers to the Cape Town Tourism as an example that ...
  • South African Tourism Quarter 1 performance 12 Sep 2018

    Mr J Vos (DA) said that he preferred to read the briefing notes that SA Tourism had supplied along with the presentation document. He asked for an explanation on why the Chief Marketing Officer had resigned. He observed that there were many external factors that affected domestic tourism. A great ...
  • High Level Panel recommendations: Committee response; Committee Reports 11 Sep 2018

    Mr J Vos (DA) asked if the Local Economic Development Fund (LEDF) could not be added to the tourism budget, and asked for an update on electronic visas.
  • Tourism Quarter 1 performance 5 Sep 2018

    Mr J Vos (DA) asked for feedback on the NDT’s efforts on air access in the KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. On tourism incubators, he stated that there should be more tourism products in townships. What were the Department’s plans on the establishment of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) on the conversion ...

All Committee Appearances


  • Questions asked to the Minister of Tourism 26 Nov 2018

    With reference to the undertaking that he made during the media briefing held on 24 September 2018 that amendments to the unabridged birth certificate regulations will be gazetted on 26 October 2018, (a) what are the reasons that the amendments were not gazetted as promised and (b) on what date ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Tourism 26 Nov 2018

    (a) What are the comprehensive relevant details of the roll-out of the recent changes to the visa regulations, following the commitments that electronic visas will be piloted in New Zealand and (b) on what date is it envisaged that electronic visas will be implemented in India and China?
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 16 Nov 2018

    Why was the remainder of Groote Zalze 998 in Stellenbosch excluded from the provisions of the subdivision of Agricultural Land Act, Act 70 of 1970, as published in notice 152 in Government Gazette 41473 on 2 March 2018?

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

  • NOTICES OF MOTION 3 Mar 2015

    House Chairperson, I hereby give notice that on the next sitting day of the House I shall move on behalf of the DA:

    That the House debates the poor infrastructure and road networks in many tourism hotspots located in rural areas, and how this impacts negatively on the economy of ...


    House Chairperson, I move without notice:

    That the House -

    1) notes that the O R Tambo International Airport received the African Airport of the Year Award at a ceremony held earlier this week;

    2) acknowledges that one of the most important modes of transport in tourism is air travel, and ...

All Plenary Appearances