Mr Manuel Simão Franca De Freitas

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Manuel Simão Franca De Freitas

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Committee Meetings Attended

  • Tourism Tourism Infrastructure Projects & DBSA MOU; with Deputy Minister
    7 Jun 2022

    Video

    The National Department of Tourism (NDT) and Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) gave an overview of the Memorandum of Agreement between the two parties for the 2020/21 to 2022/23 financial years with the DBSA acting as an implementing agent for the NDT in 78 tourism projects for which ...

  • Tourism Tourism Budget: Committee Report; with Minister
    17 May 2022

    Tabled Committee Reports

    The Committee considered and adopted its report on the Budget Vote of the Department of Tourism.

    In discussions, Members raised several concerns. They noted the slow progress in appointing a chief financial officer. It was suggested that the Department had not done much to assist after the ...

  • Tourism South African Tourism 2022/23 Annual Performance Plan; with Deputy Minister
    10 May 2022

    SA Tourism

    In a virtual meeting, the Committee was briefed by South African Tourism (SAT) on its Annual Performance Plan (APP) and budget allocation for 2022/23.

    SAT reported that the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and its effects have decimated the ability of many of the prioritised source markets to travel to ...

  • Tourism Department of Tourism 2022/23 Annual Performance Plan; with Deputy Minister
    3 May 2022

    Tourism

    Meeting Summary
    The Portfolio Committee on Tourism met with the Department of Tourism on the virtual platform to receive a briefing on its Annual Performance Plan for the 2022/23 financial year. The Deputy Minister was present at the meeting. The Chairperson opened the meeting with a note on Members’ ...

  • Tourism Tourism Sector current state of affairs: TBCSA briefing
    15 Mar 2022

    Video

    In a virtual meeting, the Portfolio Committee heard a presentation by the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) which described the desperate need for the tourism sector to recover from the impact of COVID-19 and its regulations which hamper its ability to contribute towards the economy. The meeting ...

  • Tourism DoT Audit and Risk Committee on Audit Action Plan to respond to issues raised by AGSA
    8 Mar 2022

    The Committee received a briefing in a virtual meeting from the Audit and Risk Committee of the Department of Tourism. The Audit Committee had noted findings from the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) and advised management to develop an action plan that should focus on the root causes of the ...

  • Tourism Tourism infrastructure projects; with Deputy Minister
    1 Mar 2022

    The Department of Tourism made a presentation to the Committee that focused on infrastructure projects being developed, maintenance of existing facilities as well as enhancing universal access. Some projects were being implemented by agencies, in particular Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA). The Department had appointed the Government Technical Advisory ...

  • Tourism Centralised Database and Provincial Databases of Tour Guides; with Deputy Minister
    22 Feb 2022

    In a virtual meeting, the Committee was briefed by the National and Provincial Registrars of tourist guides on progress made regarding the centralised and provincial databases of tourist guides. Delegates from the Department of Tourism, led by the Deputy Minister, were present in the meeting.

    The Committee noted the report ...

  • Tourism State of the Nation Address implications for Tourism
    15 Feb 2022

    Video

    President Cyril Ramaphosa: 2022 State of the Nation Address (SONA)

    The Committee Content Advisor and Researcher briefed the Committee on the implications of the State of the Nation Address (SONA) on tourism and its importance for economic recovery and growth. An overview was given of global and domestic tourism ...

  • Tourism Employment patterns in Tourism; with Deputy Minister of Employment & Labour
    30 Nov 2021

    Video

    The Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) briefed the Tourism Portfolio Committee on employment patterns in the sector and migration trends. Foreigners made up 7% of the workers in the South African labour force. Migration patterns showed that since 2000 there had been a “dramatic influx” of undocumented migrants. ...