2022-w3543 - 07 November 2022

Manuel Simão Franca De Freitas to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) What tourism marketing strategies aimed at international markets have taken place, (b) where did the specified marketing take place, (c) what criteria were used to select where marketing would take place, (d) who were the partners in this regard, (e) what criteria were used as to which partners would be used, (f) on what dates did the marketing take place and (g) at which tourism markets were the tourism strategies aimed in each (i) of the past three financial years and (ii) case?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 7 Nov 2022

a) What tourism marketing strategies aimed at international markets have taken place?

The marketing strategies in key source markets are focused on delivering brand positioning campaigns to both consumers and the distribution channel (traditional tourism trade partners and non-traditional partners). These are designed to improve South Africa’s brand strength by creating awareness of the destination and its value proposition and by also showcasing value ...

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2022-w3579 - 07 November 2022

Khethamabala Petros Sithole to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1) What noteworthy points were derived from the Dubai’s Department for Economy and Tourism’s first roadshow to South Africa in two years; (2) whether (a) SA Tourism and (b) Brand South Africa benefited from the roadshow; if not, why not, in each case; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 7 Nov 2022

  1. and (2) The Roadshow was a mission to South Africa by UAE authorities. It would therefore not be prudent for South Africa to respond on the details of the mission.

 

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2022-w3099 - 27 October 2022

Ignatius Michael Groenewald to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1)Whether her department, as the custodian of Tourism in the Republic, has established any functional mechanisms to ensure that all government departments (a) support and protect the promotion of internal and international tourism and (b) protect the tourism infrastructure and heritage; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 27 Oct 2022

(1) (a) and (b)

The Department and SA Tourism work with Provinces and Local Government through the MINMEC structures. The Department also works with sister departments as well as entities at a National level through the government clusters and bilateral mechanisms. Furthermore, the Department convenes the National Tourism Stakeholder Forum (NTSF) which is a platform that amongst others enables engagements between industry and the ...

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2022-w3026 - 26 October 2022

Khethamabala Petros Sithole to ask the Minister of Tourism

With the reported merger of BrandSA and SA Tourism, what steps are being taken to (a) introduce a smooth transition for employees of the specified entities and (b) prevent having an overbloated staff structure?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 26 Oct 2022

(a) and (b) In light of the fact that such a process will have implications for affected parties, e.g.employees it is prudent that the relevant information will be made available upon conclusion of the whole process.

These are some of the issues that will be considered in the merger. It is not at this stage the intention nor the indication that jobs will be lost. ...

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2022-w2840 - 21 October 2022

Khethamabala Petros Sithole to ask the Minister of Tourism

What (a) steps have been taken by her department to help rebuild tourism in areas in KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape that were impacted by the flooding disaster earlier this year and (b) programmes have been implemented by her department to help businesses that depend on tourism?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 21 Oct 2022

a) The Department, worked with KwaZulu-Natal to undertake preliminary assessment of the damages to tourism facilities. In this regard, the Eastern Cape had indicated that it had the requisite capacity to undertake such assessments through the Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Board. The North West Province indicated that neither public nor private tourism facilities were affected. Upon conclusion of the preliminary assessments, the Department ...

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2022-w3124 - 21 October 2022

Hannah Shameema Winkler to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) Which departmental officials, especially senior officials, are presently under suspension, (b) what is the nature of their suspension and (c)(i) at what stage of investigation is each suspension presently and (ii) what are their timelines for finalisation?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 21 Oct 2022

a) Deputy Director-General: Corporate Management,

b) Precautionary,

c) (i) The investigator was appointed and commenced with the investigation, and

(ii) The matter is a priority, however investigation conclusion is not within the control of the department but dependent on the process, the investigator and the affected parties.

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2022-w3123 - 21 October 2022

Hannah Shameema Winkler to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1)What are the relevant details of the work done in each of the 30 community-based tourism projects supported by her department, given that a strategic decision was taken to move funds from the other three programmes to the specified programme; (2) with reference to the community-based tourism projects her department has been supporting, (a) how were the specified projects selected and (b) were any local community tourism organisations engaged?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 21 Oct 2022

(1)

No.

Project Name

Project Progress

1

LP Matsila Lodge

These projects are currently at the tender evaluation stage for the appointment of contractors.

2

LP Phiphidi Waterfall

 

3

LP The Oaks Lodge

 

4

LP Ngove

 

5

LP Tisane

 

6

FS Vredefort Dome

 

7

KZN Muzi Pan

 

8

EC Mthonsi Lodge

 

9

EC Qatywa Lodge

 

10 ...

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2022-w2946 - 21 October 2022

Hannah Shameema Winkler to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1)What (a) total number of persons visited the SA Pavilion at the Dubai World Expo 2022 on each day of the expo and (b) country did the visitors represent in each case; (2) what (a) number of follow-up visits took place and (b) is the estimated value of the business generated based on the number of (i) visitors to the SA Pavilion and (ii) follow-up visits?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 21 Oct 2022

The lead department for the South African Pavilion at the Dubai Expo was the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC), as explained by the Acting CEO of SA Tourism during the Question and Answer session of the meeting with the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on 6 September 2022.

It was also indicated that DTIC are the lead Department in the reply to Question ...

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2022-w3012 - 21 October 2022

Ntombi Valencia Khumalo to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether she and/or her department submitted a policy review document and/or any other government policy document to structures outside of the Government, either to private and/or external structures or structures of any political affiliation during the past five years; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) will she furnish Dr N V Khumalo with copies of all such documents and (b) what are the reasons that the Government documents were provided to each structure?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 21 Oct 2022

a) There are specific prescribed procedures for the development on any policy review - but all entail consultation with structures/private entities/stakeholders outside of Government, including civil society. Such consultations and advocacy programmes contribute to shaping government policies and strategies. The inputs received by the Department, following wide consultations, were used to develop a draft review document which will be released for broader consultation in ...

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2022-w2708 - 21 October 2022

Manuel Simão Franca De Freitas to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) How is her department (i) assisting and (ii) involved in (aa) Vilakazi Street in Soweto and (bb) the Liliesleaf Farm heritage sites as tourist attractions, (b) what amount has been budgeted for each place, (c) what amount has been spent on each place in each month (i) in the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 January 2022 and (d) how was the money spent in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 21 Oct 2022

(aa) Vilakazi Street in Soweto

(a) (i) Assisting and (ii) involved

  • Supported the process to refine the City of Johannesburg’s Vilakazi Street Precinct Plan since 2017.
  • Developed architectural designs for one (1) prioritised element on the Vilakazi Street precinct plan, but for ease-of-use in various precincts across the country.
  • The scope of the project entailed the development of three (3) sets of architectural solutions ...
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