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The Committee introduced its Legislature Tourism Oversight Forum (LOTOFO) Concept Document to provincial legislatures, the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) and to the National House of Traditional Leaders (NHTL) and encouraged discussion around it.
The Committee had identified the need to strengthen relationships with traditional leaders, the local government ...
The South Africa National Convention Bureau (SANCB) briefed the Committee on bids and geographic spread of business events across SA. The types of business events that the SANCB assisted in bidding for was for Meeting, Incentive, Convention/Conference and Exhibition (MICE). Members were informed that business events tied in with ...
Marketing Investment Framework: SAT briefing
19 Nov 2019
SA Tourism (SAT) briefed the Committee on its Marketing Investment Framework (MIF). The MIF was the framework that SAT used to guide its marketing investment choices as it was developed on the philosophy of bringing together targets, market selection and available resources to establish optimal marketing investments. Members were provided ...
Rural Tourism Strategy Implementation Programmes: Department briefing
12 Nov 2019
The Committee was briefed by the National Department of Tourism (NDT) on the implementation of programmes as per the National Rural Tourism Strategy which had been developed in 2012. The NDT had identified a need to unlock tourism in rural areas. Some of the goals of the Strategy were to ...
The Tourism Grading Council of SA (TGCSA) briefed the Committee on the tourism grading system in SA. The TGCSA, at present, was focused primarily on the grading of accommodation establishments due to resource constraints but would like to move into other areas of the value chain. To date, 5 200 ...
The Tourism Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Charter Council briefed the Committee on the state of transformation in the tourism sector and in so doing elaborated on the work done by the former Charter Council that had served from 2016 to 2019. The current Charter Council was appointed by the ...
National Tourism Sector Strategy: Department briefing; Tourism BRRR
22 Oct 2019
Available here once adopted: BRRR 2019
The National Department of Tourism (NDT) briefed the Committee on its National Tourism Sector Strategy (NTSS). Members were provided with background on the NTSS and also on what the NTSS entailed. What was being presented before the Committee was the second iteration of the ...
Tourism Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report; Howick Oversight Report
15 Oct 2019
Available here once adopted: BRRR 2019; Draft Howick, KwaZulu-Natal Province Oversight Report [not made available]
The Committee discussed the 2019 Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report (BRRR) and its Draft Howick Oversight Report. It was agreed that both Reports would be adopted at later date.
Being the first BRRR of the ...
South African Tourism 2018/19 Annual Report, with Minister
9 Oct 2019
South African Tourism (SAT) briefed the Committee on its 2018/19 Annual Report and financial statements. The Minister was in attendance.
In her opening remarks, the Minister gave an update on Board resignations and vacancies at the entity.
She noted that there were concerns around the ...
Audit Outcomes of Department and entities: AGSA briefing
8 Oct 2019
The Auditor General of SA (AGSA) briefed the Committee on the 2018/19 audit outcomes of the National Department of Tourism (NDT) and SA Tourism (SAT). For the past five financial years, the overall audit of the tourism portfolio had regressed as the NDT had received ...