2019-w689 - 12 September 2019

Tandi Gloria Mpambo-Sibhukwana to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) What investigations into the suspension of a certain person (details furnished) have been undertaken, (b) on what date did the specified investigations commence, (c) who is undertaking the investigations, (d) what are the costs of the investigations so far, (e) by what date will a final report in this regard be finalised and (f) why have no charges been laid to date against the specified person?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 12 Sep 2019

(A) What investigations into the suspension of a certain person (details furnished) have been undertaken

A forensic investigation was instituted following allegations of impropriety made against the person received through the SA Tourism whistle-blowing hotline and protected disclosure.

(B) On what date did the specified investigations commence

6 May 2019

(C) Who is undertaking the investigations

Bowmans’ Forensic Investigations

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2019-w375 - 30 August 2019

Mimmy Martha Gondwe to ask the Minister of Tourism

What (a) number of official international trips is (i) she and (ii) her deputy planning to undertake in the 2019-22 medium term expenditure framework, (b) will the (i) destination, (ii) date, (iii) purpose and (iv) number of persons who will travel with the delegation be and (c) is the detailed breakdown of the expected cost of (i) flights, (ii) accommodation and (iii) any other expenses in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 30 Aug 2019

(a) Number of international trips planning to undertake in 2019-22

Government is currently in the process of concluding MTSF and MTEF 2020 -2025, once this is concluded the department will conclude its plans and budget.

  1. N/A
  2. N/A

(b) N/A

(c) N/A

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2019-w290 - 30 August 2019

Tandi Gloria Mpambo-Sibhukwana to ask the Minister of Tourism

What (a) total amount is budgeted for her private office for the 2019-20 financial year and (b) was the (i) total remuneration, (ii) salary level, (iii) job title, (iv) qualification and (v) job description of each employee appointed in her private office since 1 May 2019?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 30 Aug 2019

(a) The total amount that is budgeted for the Ministry is per Annual Performance plan approved by Parliament

(b) The proposed staff establishment of the Office of a Members Administrative staff is informed by the Guide for Members of the Executive as approved by the President with effect from 8 June 2019.

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2019-w157 - 22 July 2019

Khethamabala Petros Sithole to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) What is the total number of vacancies in (i) his department and (ii) each of the provincial departments reporting to him and tasked with tourism and (b) by what date will the vacancies be filled in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 22 Jul 2019

a) (i) 46 , excluding posts in the Office of the Minister and Deputy Minister

(ii) Provincial departments do not report to the Minister of Tourism

(b)  Government has initiated a ceiling on the compensation Budget. Therefore filling of vacant posts is dependent on the availability of the compensations budget. The department intend to fill the posts indicated below by 1 September 2019.

 

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2019-w719 - 20 March 2019

Mponeng Winston Rabotapi to ask the Minister of Tourism

What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and (d) date on which each vehicle was purchased for use by (i) him and/or the former minister and (ii) his deputy and/or the former deputy minister (aa) in the (aaa) 2016-17 and (bbb) 2017-18 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 20 Mar 2019

(aa) (aaa) 2016-17 Financial Years

Use by

a) Make

b) Model

(c)Price

(d) date

(i)Minister/former Minister

Mercedes Benz (Pretoria)

Mercedes Benz

(Cape Town)

2013

2013

R 958 101.00

R 951 600.00

13 November 2013

13 November 2013

(ii) Deputy Minister/former Deputy Minister

Audi Q7 TDI (Pretoria)

Mercedes Benz

(Cape Town)

2014

2014

R 878 701.47

R 762 ...

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2019-w528 - 06 March 2019

Thembinkosi Rawula to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) What number of (i) buildings, (ii) properties and (iii) facilities does his department currently (aa) own and (bb) rent, (b) what is the value and purpose of each (i) owned and (ii) rented property and (c)(i) for how long has each property been rented, (ii) from whom is each property rented and (iii) what is the monthly rental fee for each property?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 6 Mar 2019

(a) (i) –(iii) (aa) The department does not own any buildings, properties or facilities.

(bb) The Department of Tourism has a rental agreement with the Department of Public Works.

(b) What is the value and purpose of each

  1. Not applicable as the department does not own a building.
  2. As the department rents the property from the Department of Public Works the value of the ...
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2019-w288 - 05 March 2019

Thembinkosi Rawula to ask the Minister of Tourism

What number of (a) tender briefings were held in 2018 by (i) his department and (ii) each of the entities reporting to him and (b) the specified briefings were compulsory?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 5 Mar 2019

Institution

(a)What number of tender Briefings held in 2018

(b) What number of the specific briefings were compulsory

(i)Department

Seven

Seven

(ii)Entity – South Africa Tourism

One

One

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2019-w147 - 20 February 2019

Werner Horn to ask the Minister of Tourism

With reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 3797 on 21 December 2018, what was the total expenditure incurred by his department relating to the travel privileges contained in the 2007 Ministerial Handbook of former (a)(i) Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (b)(i) Deputy Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (c) Ministers’ widows or widowers and (d) Deputy Ministers’ widows or widowers (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 20 Feb 2019

The Department of Tourism has not incurred any expenditure relating to any travel privileges of former (a)(i) Ministers and (ii) their spouses (b) (i) Deputy Ministers and (ii) their spouses (c) Ministers widows or widowers and (d) Deputy Ministers’ widows or widowers in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018.

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2018-w3922 - 19 December 2018

Thembinkosi Rawula to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether, with reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 141 for oral reply on 7 September 2018, his department and the entities reporting to him implemented the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council resolution that all persons employed in the Public Service as Assistant Directors must have their salary level upgraded from level 9 to level 10, and that all Deputy Directors must have their salary level upgraded from level 11 to level 12; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 19 Dec 2018

The Department of Tourism has implemented the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) Resolution 1 of 2012 as per Department of Public Service Administration (DPSA) circular 4 of 2014. The implementation of Resolution 1 of 2012 was not an automatic upgrade for all persons employed on salary levels 9 and 11, however only those employees whose posts were job evaluated and graded at salary ...

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2018-w3858 - 19 December 2018

Stevens Mokgalapa to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1)Whether (a) his department and/or (b) any entity reporting to him contracted the services of Bosasa now known as African Global Operations in each of the past 10 financial years; if so, what (i) number of contracts were signed, (ii) was the date on which each contract was signed, (iii) was the duration of each contract, (iv) services did the company render and (v) was the monetary value of each contract in each case; (2) whether any irregular expenditure relating to the contracts was recorded and/or condoned in each case; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 19 Dec 2018

1. (a) Department

Contracted the service of Bosasa (African Global Operations) since 2008?

The Department of Tourism since its existence (01 April 2010) has never contracted the services of Bosasa (African Global Operations).

(i) – (v) Not applicable.

2.(a) Was there any irregular spending related to the contracts or condoned in each case? – Not applicable

 

(1)(b) South African Tourism

South African Tourism has ...

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