The Chairperson read out apologies for Mr R Shah (DA) and Ms X Makasi (ANC). He informed Members that the President’s SONA was incomplete, as he would only address his plan of action after the elections during the next SONA. He therefore argued that the Committee would be “putting ...
The Chairperson informed members that both Ms X Makasi (ANC) and Ms M Njobe (COPE) had both been hospitalised. He said that get-well cards would be sent to both Members and reminded Members to sign the cards.
Ms X Makasi (ANC) was concerned that the amendments proposed, which were supposed to ensure that standards were maintained in the tourism industry, only applied to graded establishments. Grading was not compulsory and hence non-graded establishments would do as they pleased.
Ms X Makasi (ANC) felt that the contemplated Inspectorate was needed. The fact that it would affect the budget of the TGCSA could be an issue. The Inspectorate was needed and should be accommodated for somewhere in the Bill.