07 September 2020 - NW1353
De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Tourism
Whether the implementation of the Tourism Equity Fund, to which the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr M C Ramaphosa, referred to in the State of the Nation Address on 13 February 2020, will be unfrozen post Covid-19; if not, what (a) other support mechanisms does her department have to help the sector get back on its feet and (b) are the (i) time frames, (ii) timelines and (iii) deadlines in this regard?
The implementation of the TEF was impacted upon by the reprioritisation of government’s budget and has had to be temporarilyput on hold. Given the significance of the Fund in relation to the transformation of the tourism sector, its implementation will continue going forward.
(a) and (b) The implementation of the Tourism Equity Fund is continuing.