Question NW571 to the Minister of Tourism

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08 March 2021 - NW571

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Winkler, Ms HS to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1)(a) On what date was the Green Tourism Incentive Programme (GTIP) initiated and (b) what total (i) amount has been budgeted for the GTIP annually since its inception, (ii) number of recipients have received GTIP funding since its inception, (iii) amount of funding did each recipient receive and (iv) amount has been paid out annually to GTIP recipients since its inception; (2) whether she will furnish Ms H S Winkler with a list of all recipients who have received the GTIP since its inception; if not, why not; if so, what are the further relevant details?


1. (a) The Green Tourism Incentive Programme (GTIP) was launched on 19 October 2017 and the first application window opened for applications on 1 November 2017.

(b) (i) The GTIP has been capitalised with a total of R142.5 million transferred in annual tranches over the 2017/18 to 2019/20 Medium Term Expenditure Framework to the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) as the appointed partner to develop, implement and administer the GTIP on behalf of the Department of Tourism.

(b)(ii) As at 31 December 2020, 50 applicants were approved for GTIP funding and 12 of these applicants have already had funds disbursed to them.

(b) (iii) The breakdown of funds disbursed so far are as per the table below:

Applicant 1

R 195 777-90

Applicant 2

R 141 472-60

Applicant 3

R 245 127-00

Applicant 4

R 575 229-30

Applicant 5

R 902 650-04

Applicant 6

R 22 128-45

Applicant 7

R 93 646-00

Applicant 8

R 249 046-21

Applicant 9

R 379 097-61

Applicant 10

R 514 081-47

Applicant 11

R 548 978-00

Applicant 12

R 369 373-02

(iv) The annual breakdown of disbursements are as follows:

Financial Year 2019-2020: R 783 947

Financial Year 2020-2021: R 3 452 660

2. Following the provisions of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000, the personal details of the recipient may only be released following applicable processes and with the consent of the recipient.


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