08 March 2021 - NW471
De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Tourism
(a) What is being done to develop internal capacity within SA Tourism (b) what are the (i) time frames, (ii) timelines and (iii) deadlines in this regard and (c) on what areas will such capacity development focus?
a) A Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) is developed and submitted to CATHSSETA on an annual basis. The Workplace Skills Plan is informed by needs analysis from the Annual Performance Plan, Business Units Plans as well as individual employees Personal Development Plans.
b) (i)- (iii)The Workplace Skills Plan is developed and submitted to CATHSSETA by end of April annually for approval. Subsequent to that the identified training interventions are implemented throughout the financial year. An Annual Training Report (ATR) is further compiled to report progress on the implemented training interventions and the ATR is submitted with a WSP of the following year.
c) Training interventions that are identified mainly focus on building core and functional capabilities across South African Tourism value chain. The following are some of the prioritised capacity development focus areas:
• Sales and Marketing,
• Project Management,
• Business Communications,
• People Management, and
• Business Risk Management.