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Oversight responsibility of Tourism Portfolio Committee

The Tourism Portfolio Committee is responsible for oversight of the Department of Tourism as well as the following statutory entities:

SA Tourism

THE ROLE AND FUNCTIONS OF COMMITTEES IN PARLIAMENT (provided by Parliament)
In accordance with the powers given to it by the Constitution, the National Assembly establishes a range of committees with assigned powers and functions. The committees are required to report regularly on their activities and to make recommendations to the House for debate and decision. A large part of the Assembly’s role in the law‑making process happens in committees and much of its oversight over the executive is also done through committees, particularly the portfolio committees.

There is a portfolio committee for each corresponding government department. The composition of the committees reflects, as far as is practicable, the numerical strengths of the parties represented in the Assembly. That committee will deliberate on bills covering that department’s area of jurisdiction and scrutinise and report on its annual budget and strategic plan. As the people’s representatives, members of the committees determine whether government departments are delivering on what they promised and whether they are spending the public money they receive in a responsible manner. As part of their oversight work, committees may also do site visits where they find out directly from the people at ground level whether the government is delivering on its promises.

If a committee reports on a matter and makes certain recommendations, that report will be debated in a full sitting or plenary to give other members of the House an opportunity to engage with the content of the report. Once the report has been debated, the House decides whether to adopt the committee’s recommendations. The House may also decide only to note the report or it may refer the report back to the committee with an instruction to do further work

Broadly speaking, the mandates of Committees are to consider and process legislation referred to it; exercise oversight over the Department and entities reporting to it; consider international agreements referred to it; consider the budget vote of the Department and its entities; facilitate public participation in its processes; and to consider all other matters referred to it in terms of legislation and the Rules of Parliament

Working in Committees allows Parliament to:

  • Increase the amount of work that can be done
  • Ensure that issues can be debated in more detail than in plenary sessions
  • Increase the level of participation of Members of Parliament (MPs) in discussions
  • Enable MPs to develop expertise and in-depth knowledge of the specific Committee's area of work
  • Provide a platform for the public to present views directly to MPs, something which is not possible in a plenary sitting of Parliament
  • Provide an environment for Parliament to hear evidence and collect information related to the work of a specific Committee

Powers

Rule 167 of the National Assembly Rules (9th Edition) say that for the purposes of performing its functions  committee may, subject to the Constitution, legislation, the other provisions of these rules and resolutions of the Assembly –

  • Summon any person to appear before it to give evidence on oath or affirmation, or to produce documents
  • Receive petitions, representations or submissions from interested persons or institutions
  • Permit oral evidence on petitions, representations, submissions and any other matter before the committee
  • Conduct public hearings
  • Consult any Assembly or Council committee or subcommittee, or any joint committee or subcommittee
  • Determine its own working arrangements
  • Meet at a venue determined by it, which may be a venue beyond the seat of Parliament
  • Meet on any and at any time, including –
    • On a day which is not a working day
    • On a day on which the Assembly is not sitting
    • At a time when the Assembly is not sitting, or
    • During a recess
  • Exercise any other powers assigned to it by the Constitution, legislation, the other provisions of these rules or resolutions of the Assembly

Functions

A portfolio committee must:

  • deal with Bills and other matters falling within its portfolio as are referred to in terms of the Constitution, legislation, National Assembly Rules, the Joint Rules or by resolution of the Assembly
  • must maintain oversight of-
    • the exercise within its portfolio of national executive authority, including the implementation of legislation,
    • any executive organ of state falling within its portfolio
    • any constitutional institution falling within its portfolio, and
    • any other body or institution in respect of which oversight was assigned to it
  • may monitor, investigate, enquire into and make recommendations concerning any such executive organ of state, constitutional institution or other body or institution, including the legislative programme, budget, rationalisation, restructuring, functioning, organisation, structure, staff and policies of such organ of state, institution or other body or institution
  • may consult and liaise with any executive organ of state or constitution institution, and
  • must perform any other functions, tasks or duties assigned to it in terms of the Constitution, legislation, these rules, the Joint Rules or resolutions of the Assembly, including functions, tasks and duties concerning parliamentary oversight or supervision of such executive organs of state, constitutional institutions or other bodies or institutions


THE DIFFERENT COMMITTEES OF PARLIAMENT

Portfolio Committees
The National Assembly (NA) appoints from among its members a number of Portfolio Committees to shadow the work of the various national government departments.

Select Committees
The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) appoints from its permanent members a number of Select Committees to shadow the work of the various national government departments and to deal with Bills.

Because only 54 of the 90 NCOP Members are permanent delegates compared to the 400 of the NA, the Select Committees oversee the work of more than one national government department.

Public Accounts Committees
The National Assembly Standing Committee on Public Accounts acts as Parliament's watchdog over the way taxpayers' money is spent by the Executive. Every year the Auditor-General tables reports on the accounts and financial management of the various government departments and State institutions.

Heads of government departments and institutions are regularly called by this committee to report and account for expenditure. The Committee can recommend that the National Assembly takes corrective actions if necessary.

Internal Committees
The National Assembly has a number of internal committees that deal with matters affecting the running of Parliament. The Committees normally consist of senior Members of Parliament. The Rules Committee and its sub-committees deal with House rules, the budget of the House, support for Members, internal arrangements, and powers and privileges of members. Other internal Committees are the Programme Committee that plans the work of the Assembly, the Disciplinary Committee, and the Committee of Chairpersons.

The National Council of Provinces has its own domestic Committees. The Rules Committee and its subcommittees deal with the NCOP rules, the NCOP budget, parliamentary privileges, internal arrangements, international relations and delegated legislation. The Programme Committee plans the work of the NCOP and the Committee of Chairpersons make recommendations about the functioning of Committees and other NCOP forums.

Ad hoc Committees
Parliament or one of its Houses may appoint an ad hoc (temporary) Committee when a special task must be done. When the task is complete, the Committee is dissolved.

Joint Committees
The National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces together appoint a number of joint committees, for example the Constitutional Review Committee.

The Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence and the Joint Standing Committee on Defence are statutory Committees. This means that they are established, by the Constitution or by an Act of Parliament, as well as in terms of the rules of Parliament.

The committees play a very important role in the process of building democracy and involving the public in the processes and activities of Parliament.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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03 Dec 2019 Launch of the Legislature Tourism Oversight Forum (LOTOFO): engagement with stakeholders
26 Nov 2019 South African National Convention Bureau on bids and geographic spread of business events
19 Nov 2019 Marketing Investment Framework: SAT briefing
12 Nov 2019 Rural Tourism Strategy Implementation Programmes: Department briefing
05 Nov 2019 Tourism Grading System in South Africa & Tabling of proposed Dashboard for tracking of Committee resolutions: TGCSA briefing
29 Oct 2019 State of transformation in the Tourism Sector: Tourism B-BBEE Charter Council briefing; Howick Oversight Report
22 Oct 2019 National Tourism Sector Strategy: Department briefing; Tourism BRRR
15 Oct 2019 Tourism Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report; Howick Oversight Report
09 Oct 2019 South African Tourism 2018/19 Annual Report, with Minister
08 Oct 2019 Audit Outcomes of Department and entities: AGSA briefing
08 Oct 2019 Department of Tourism 2018/19 Annual Report, with Minister & Deputy Minister present
17 Sep 2019 Draft Concept Paper on Tourism Oversight Forum, Committee Programme; Update on preparations for World Tourism Celebrations
10 Sep 2019 Department of Tourism 2018/19 Quarter 4 performance
03 Sep 2019 SA Tourism Quarter 4 Performance, with Minister
27 Aug 2019 Joint Consultative Workshop on Tourist Safety and Security in South Africa; with Deputy Minister of Tourism & Deputy Minister of Police
20 Aug 2019 Committee Legacy Report & Sector Analysis
09 Jul 2019 Tourism Budget: Committee Report
04 Jul 2019 South African Tourism 2019/20 Annual Performance Plan briefing with Deputy Minister
03 Jul 2019 Department of Tourism 2019/20 Annual Performance Plan, with Minister & Deputy Minister
02 Jul 2019 Election of Committee Chairperson; Committee Programme
04 Nov 2019 ATC191104: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on Observing the Tourism Day Celebrations and Oversight Work at Howick in Kwazulu-Natal Province, dated 29 October 2019
22 Oct 2019 ATC191022: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism, dated 22 October 2019
18 Sep 2019 ATC190918: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on the Consultative Workshop on Tourist Safety and Security in South Africa, dated 10 September 2019
09 Jul 2019 ATC190709: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism for Budget Vote No. 33: Tourism, dated 9 July 2019
28 Nov 2018 ATC181128: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on observing the tourism month activities in the Eastern Cape Province, Dated 21 November 2018
17 Oct 2018 ATC181017: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism, dated 17 October 2018
11 Sep 2018 ATC180911: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on the implications of the High Level Panel (HLP) Report on the Assessment of Key Legislation and the Acceleration of Fundamental Change on the Tourism Sector dated 11 September 2018
11 Sep 2018 ATC180911: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on Fourth Quarter Performance for 2017/18 Financial Year, dated 11 September 2018
23 May 2018 ATC180523: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on Second and Third Quarter Performance for the 2017/18 Financial Year, dated 23 May 2018
09 May 2018 ATC180509: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on Strategic Plans and Annual Performance Plans of the National Department of Tourism and the South African Tourism, Budget Vote No. 33: Tourism, dated 9 May 2018
15 Nov 2017 ATC171115: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on oversight visit to Western Cape Province, dated 15 November 2017
15 Nov 2017 ATC171115: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on 4th Quarter Performance of the National Department of Tourism for the 2016/17 Financial Year, dated 15 November 2017
15 Nov 2017 ATC171115: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on first Quarter (Q1) Performance Report for the 2017/18 Financial Year, dated 15 November 2017
13 Oct 2017 ATC171013: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism, dated 13 October 2017
01 Jun 2017 ATC170601: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on oversight visit to Free State Province, dated 1 June 2017
01 Jun 2017 ATC170601: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on Local Government Tourism Conference held in Emperors Palace, dated 1 June 2017
01 Jun 2017 ATC170601: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on Local Government Tourism Conference held in Emperors Palace, dated 1 June 2017
18 May 2017 ATC170518: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism for Budget Vote No. 33: Tourism, dated 18 May 2017
17 Mar 2017 ATC170317: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on Quarter 3 Financial and Non-Financial Performance for the 2016/17 Financial Year
02 Feb 2017 ATC170201: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on 2016/17 Quarterly (Quarter 1) and Financial Performance Report, dated 01 February 2017
02 Feb 2017 ATC170201: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on oversight visit to Mpumalanga Province, dated 01 February 2017
01 Feb 2017 ATC170201: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on oversight visit to North West Province, dated 01 February 2017
01 Feb 2017 ATC170201: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on Quarter 2 Financial and Non-Financual Performance for the 2016/17 Financial Year, dated 1 February 2017
25 Oct 2016 ATC161025: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism, dated 25 October 2016
19 May 2016 ATC160519: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on 2016 Tourism Indaba, dated 19 May 2016
22 Apr 2016 ATC160422: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism for Budget Vote No. 33: Tourism, dated 21 April 2016
23 Nov 2015 ATC151123; Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on provincial oversight visit to the Eastern Cape Province, dated 13 November 2015
28 Oct 2015 ATC151028: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism, dated 20 October 2015
21 Aug 2015 ATC150821: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on 2015 Tourism Indaba, dated 21 August 2015
04 May 2015 ATC150504: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism for Budget Vote 33: Tourism, dated 29 April 2015
29 Oct 2014 ATC141103: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism, dated 29 October 2014
20 Oct 2014 ATC141020: Report of the PC on Tourism on the Southern African Tourism Services Association (SATSA) Annual Conference 2014
11 Jul 2014 ATC140711: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on Budget Vote 35: Tourism, dated 11 July 2014.
11 Mar 2014 ATC140313: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on Oversight visit to the Western Cape Province, dated, 11 March 2014
28 Jan 2014 ATC140130: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on the Tourism Bill [B44D – 2012] (National Assembly – sec 76), dated 28 January 2014
29 Oct 2013 ATC131029: The Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism, dated 29 October 2013
17 Oct 2013 ATC131017: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on oversight visit to Free State and KwaZulu-Natal provinces, Dated 17 October 2013
08 May 2013 ATC130510: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on Budget Vote 35: Tourism, dated 8 May 2013.
20 Mar 2013 ATC130320: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on Tourism Bill [B44 – 2012] (National Assembly – Sec 76), dated 20 March 2013:
23 Oct 2012 ATC121024: Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on the Performance of the Department of Tourism for the 2011/12 Financial Year, dated 23 October 2012
22 May 2012 ATC120522: Report The International Study Tour to Mexico, dated 22 May 2012
08 Nov 2011 ATC111108: Report Oversight Visits in North West and Gauteng provinces
08 Nov 2011 ATC111108: Report Oversight Visit to Khayelitsha, Gugulethu and Kwa-Langa small business establishments
08 Nov 2011 ATC111108: Report Tourism Summit on inclusive development, growth and transformation, held at Parliament from 28 February to 1 March 2011
02 Nov 2010 ATC101102: Report Oversight Visits to Northern Cape and Limpopo Provinces
26 Oct 2010 Report: Report: Budgetary Review and Recommendation on the performance of the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism for the financial year  2009/10, dated 26 October 2010
20 Apr 2010 ATC100420: Report Budget Vote 34: Tourism
22 Oct 2008 ATC081022: Report National Environment Management: Integrated Coastal Management Bill
22 Oct 2008 ATC081022: Report National Environment Laws Amendment Bill
22 Oct 2008 ATC081022: Report National Environment Management: Waste Bill
27 Aug 2008 ATC080827: Report Protected Areas Amendment Bill
26 Aug 2008 ATC080826: Report National Environmental Laws Amendment Bill
03 Jun 2008 ATC080603: Report Africa Institute Agreement
14 May 2008 ATC080514: Report Budget Vote 25
13 Mar 2008 ATC080313: Report Waste Bill
12 Mar 2008 ATC080312: Report Integrated Coastal Management Bill
Report: National Environmental Management Amendment Bill
Report: National Environment Management Amendment Bill
Report: Budget Vote 35: Tourism
11 Dec 2019 NW1647 by Mr K P Sithole - (1) What structures have been put in place to ...
29 Nov 2019 NW1235 by Mr M S F de Freitas - With reference to her reply to question 324 on 15 ...
29 Nov 2019 NW687 by Ms H Ismail - (a) What has she found to be the reason that the ...
18 Nov 2019 NW1131 by Mr G R Krumbock - (a) On what date was the Tourism Economic ...
18 Nov 2019 NW1130 by Mr G R Krumbock - (a) What total number of Tourism Stakeholder ...
18 Nov 2019 NW685 by Mr M S F de Freitas - With reference to the Tourism Grading Council, ...
18 Nov 2019 NW1332 by Mr H S Gumbi - What (a) steps is her department taking to ...
04 Nov 2019 NW1378 by Dr M M Gondwe - Whether her department did business with certain ...
28 Oct 2019 NW1233 by Mr M S F de Freitas - What (a) is the relationship between his ...
28 Oct 2019 NW1128 by Mr M S F de Freitas - What are the (a) key performance indicators, (b) ...
28 Oct 2019 NW1181 by Mr W Horn - Whether her department incurred any costs related ...
28 Oct 2019 NW686 by Ms H Ismail - (a) How does the Tourism Indaba perform in ...
14 Oct 2019 NW784 by Mr P G Moteka - (1)(a) What amount was spent on advertising by ...
20 Sep 2019 NW824 by Mr H S Gumbi - What (a) is the official purpose for the ...
19 Sep 2019 NW675 by Mr G R Krumbock - Whether any studies have been conducted to ...
19 Sep 2019 NW773 by Mr K P Sithole - Whether her department can provide the results ...
12 Sep 2019 NW689 by Mrs T G Mpambo-Sibhukwana - (a) What investigations into the suspension of a ...
12 Sep 2019 NW500 by Mr G R Krumbock - What is the nature of the relationship amongst ...
11 Sep 2019 NW499 by Mr G R Krumbock - (a) What tourism categories exist in the ...
09 Sep 2019 NW631 by Mr P G Moteka - What (a) total amount has (i) her department and ...
06 Sep 2019 NW497 by Mr M S F de Freitas - (a) On what date was a certain person (details ...
30 Aug 2019 NW375 by Dr MM Gondwe - What (a) number of official international trips ...
30 Aug 2019 NW290 by Mrs T G Mpambo-Sibhukwana - What (a) total amount is budgeted for her private ...
26 Aug 2019 NW322 by Mr M S F de Freitas - (1)(a) What relationship does her department have ...
26 Aug 2019 NW321 by Mr M S F de Freitas - (1)(a) What are the monthly statistics with ...
26 Aug 2019 NW325 by Mr G R Krumbock - With reference to the Republic’s missions abroad, ...
15 Aug 2019 NW324 by Mr G R Krumbock - With reference to the state of the nation address ...
31 Jul 2019 NW326 by Mr G R Krumbock - With reference to each tourism site that has ...
31 Jul 2019 NW316 by Mr H S Gumbi - (1)What are the relevant details of the (a) ...
31 Jul 2019 NW315 by Mr H S Gumbi - (1)(a) What number of persons were employed by ...
31 Jul 2019 NW238 by Mr G R Krumbock - (a) What are the monthly statistics of ...
31 Jul 2019 NW237 by Mr G R Krumbock - With reference to targets set for tourism for the ...
31 Jul 2019 NW236 by Mr G R Krumbock - With regard to targets set for tourism for the ...
31 Jul 2019 NW235 by Mr M S F de Freitas - With regard to performance agreements for her and ...
22 Jul 2019 NW157 by Mr K P Sithole - (a) What is the total number of vacancies in (i) ...
11 Jul 2019 NW105 by Mr K P Sithole - Whether, with reference to tourism being one of ...
27 Jun 2019 NW71 by Mr M M Chabangu - What projects and budget has her department put ...
20 Mar 2019 NW719 by Mr M W Rabotapi - What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and ...
06 Mar 2019 NW528 by March 2019Mr T Rawula - (a) What number of (i) buildings, (ii) properties ...
05 Mar 2019 NW288 by Mr T Rawula - What number of (a) tender briefings were held in ...
20 Feb 2019 NW147 by Mr W Horn - With reference to the reply of the Minister of ...
19 Dec 2018 NW3406 by Mr G R Krumbock - Following the pronouncements by the Government to ...
19 Dec 2018 NW3922 by Mr T Rawula - Whether, with reference to the reply of the ...
19 Dec 2018 NW3858 by Mr S Mokgalapa - (1)Whether (a) his department and/or (b) any ...
26 Nov 2018 NW3291 by Mr T Rawula - Whether (a) his department and/or (b) entities ...
26 Nov 2018 NW3252 by Mr J J McGluwa - What (a) amount did (i) his department and (ii) ...
26 Nov 2018 NW3404 by Mr J Vos - (a) What are the comprehensive relevant details ...
26 Nov 2018 NW3403 by Mr J Vos - With reference to the undertaking that he made ...
22 Nov 2018 NW3463 by 22 November 2018Ms C King - (1)(a) On what date did his department last ...
29 Oct 2018 NW3130 by Mr W Horn - Whether, since he served in Cabinet, he (a)(i) ...

All questions to the Minister

Bill name Date introduced Number Status
Tourism Bill 27 Nov 2012 B44-2012 Act commenced
National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Amendment Bill 11 Jul 2008 B67-2008 Act commenced
National Environment Laws Amendment Bill 11 Jul 2008 B66-2008 Act commenced
National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Bill 29 Oct 2007 B40-2007 Act commenced
National Environmental Management Waste Bill 25 Oct 2007 B39-2007 Act commenced
National Environmental Management Amendment Bill 30 Aug 2007 B36-2007 Act commenced
National Environment Laws Amendment Bill 23 Aug 2007 B35-2007 Act commenced
2019 20 meetings Attendance rate 82%
Detailed attendance data by committee and MP

Contact

Secretary of Committee:

Jerry Boltina

Tel: 021 403 8270

Cell: 083 338 3950

Email: jmboltina@parliament.gov.za

Secretary to Chairperson:

Sindiswa Sixaso

Tel: 021 403 3051

Cell: 083 709 8480

Email: ssixaso@parliament.gov.za

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