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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

Committees conduct their business on behalf of the House and report back on matters referred to them.

Learn more about the work of this Committee: Legacy Reports

 

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

Committee Membership

Committee membership is distributed among the parties roughly in proportion to the seats they get in Parliament, so if a party wins 20% of the seats, its MPs will occupy about 20% of committee positions.

The NA Rules Committee agreed that all Committees will be comprised of 11 Members: ANC – 6; DA – 2; EFF – 1; other parties – 2. 

Where it is practicably possible, each party is entitled to at least one representative in a Committee.

Read More: A note to the Sixth Parliament: Committee Membership

Read More: A Note to the Sixth Parliament: The critical role of Committee Chairperson

 

Committees in Practice

With the agreement of members, the Committee staff sets the dates and times of committee meetings. The frequency of committee meetings is determined by a committee’s work programme but it is normal for a committee to meet weekly. From time to time, committees can meet more than once a week if they work programme so demands.

Section 59(1)(b) of the Constitution requires that the National Assembly and it’s committees conduct their business in an open manner and hold their sittings in public. Section 59(2) states that the National Assembly may not exclude the public or the media unless it is ‘reasonable and justifiable to do so in an open and democratic society’. Rule 184(2) of the Rules of the National Assembly further require that any decision to exclude the public from a committee meeting or part thereof must be taken ‘after due consideration’ by that committee

Who attends Committee Meetings?:

MPs (those assigned to the committee and if they so wish, any other MP)

Committee Staff: Committee Secretary, Committee Assistant, Researcher, Content Advisor

Departments, entities, organizations, individuals and experts who are invited by the Committee to speak and be questioned

Parliamentary Legal Advisor (from time to time)

Media

General Public


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. There are structures to deal with support for Members, internal arrangements, disciplinary matters 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 also has its own domestic Committees. The Rules Committee and its subcommittees deal with the NCOP rules. There are structures to deal with support for Members, internal arrangements, disciplinary matters and powers and privileges of members. 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.

There are six Joint Committees:
- Constitutional Review Committee
- Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence
- Joint Standing Committee on Defence
- Committee on Multi-Party Women’s Caucus
- Joint Standing Committee on Financial Management of Parliament
- Joint Standing Committee on Ethics and Members’ Interests

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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01 Jun 2021 Support provided by banking sector to tourism industry, especially SMMEs
11 May 2021 Tourism Budget: Committee Report
05 May 2021 South African Tourism 2021/22 Annual Performance Plan with Minister and Deputy Minister
04 May 2021 Department of Tourism 2021/22 Annual Performance Plan; with Ministry
09 Mar 2021 South African Tourism Quarter 2 & 3 2020/21 performance; with Minister and Deputy Minister
02 Mar 2021 Department of Tourism 2020/21 Quarter 2 & 3 performance; with Minister
23 Feb 2021 Developments in tourism sector: TBCSA briefing; Impact of SONA on Tourism Sector
16 Feb 2021 Tourism Equity Fund: NDT & SEFA briefing; Impact of SONA on tourism sector
02 Feb 2021 First Term Committee Programme
14 May 2021 ATC210514: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on Oversight Visit at the Waterfront Coronavirus Rapid Testing Centre (Lookout Testing Centre), Cape Town in Western Cape Province, Dated 11 May 2021
14 May 2021 ATC210514: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on Second and Third Quarter Performance Report for 2020/21 Finanacial Year, Dated 11 May 2021
11 May 2021 ATC210511: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on budget Vote 38: Tourism, Dated 11 May 2021
19 Nov 2020 ATC201119: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism, dated 17 November 2020
14 Oct 2020 ATC201014: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism towards the Transformation Charter in the Tourism Sector, Dated 13th October 2020
07 Oct 2020 ATC201007: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on the Third And Fourth Quarter Performance Report of the Department of Tourism for the 2019/20 Financial Year, dated 6th October 2020
16 Jul 2020 ATC200716: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on Adjusted Budget Vote 38: Tourism, Dated 16 July 2020
08 Jun 2020 ATC200608: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism for Budget Vote No. 38: Tourism, dated 02 June 2020
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 first Quarter (Q1) Performance Report for the 2017/18 Financial Year, 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
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 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
01 Jun 2017 ATC170601: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on oversight visit to Free State Province, 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 Quarter 2 Financial and Non-Financual Performance for the 2016/17 Financial Year, dated 1 February 2017
01 Feb 2017 ATC170201: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on oversight visit to North West Province, dated 01 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 Tourism Summit on inclusive development, growth and transformation, held at Parliament from 28 February to 1 March 2011
08 Nov 2011 ATC111108: Report Oversight Visit to Khayelitsha, Gugulethu and Kwa-Langa small business establishments
08 Nov 2011 ATC111108: Report Oversight Visits in North West and Gauteng provinces
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 Laws Amendment Bill
22 Oct 2008 ATC081022: Report National Environment Management: Waste Bill
22 Oct 2008 ATC081022: Report National Environment Management: Integrated Coastal Management 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 Environment Management Amendment Bill
Report: National Environmental Management Amendment Bill
Report: Budget Vote 35: Tourism
14 Jun 2021 NW1747 by Mr P G Moteka - In light of the fact that on the Annual...
14 Jun 2021 NW1729 by Ms H S Winkler - (a) Where is the Head Office of SA Tourism...
14 Jun 2021 NW1727 by Ms H S Winkler - (1)What (a)(i) specific projects are...
08 Jun 2021 NW1579 by Ms H S Winkler - Whether her department has engaged with the...
08 Jun 2021 NW1580 by Ms H S Winkler - (a) How is funding to community tourism...
08 Jun 2021 NW1594 by Mr H S Gumbi - (1)What was the purpose of the Ministerial...
04 Jun 2021 NW1396 by Mr M S F de Freitas - (a) How are (i) service providers and (ii)...
04 Jun 2021 NW1046 by Mr M S F de Freitas - With reference to the opening of international...
04 Jun 2021 NW1553 by Mr M S F de Freitas - (a) What is the planned final deadline for the...
04 Jun 2021 NW1398 by Mr M S F de Freitas - (a) How are (i) service providers and (ii)...
03 Jun 2021 NW1385 by Mr P G Moteka - In view of the Auditor-General’s finding that...
31 May 2021 NW1453 by Ms H S Winkler - What measures and plans does her department,...
31 May 2021 NW1488 by Ms T M Mbabama - (1)Whether her department has concluded any...
31 May 2021 NW1397 by Mr M S F de Freitas - (a) How are (i) service providers and (ii)...
20 May 2021 NW1259 by Mr M S F de Freitas - (a) What measures have been taken to develop...
20 May 2021 NW1260 by Mr M S F de Freitas - (a) What measures have been taken to make the...
20 May 2021 NW1258 by Mr M S F de Freitas - (a) What measures have been taken to maximise...
20 May 2021 NW1321 by Ms H S Winkler - (1)Whether, considering that the tourism...
19 May 2021 NW1045 by Mr M S F de Freitas - With reference to the finalisation of the...
19 May 2021 NW1047 by Mr M S F de Freitas - With reference to the complaints line of her...
30 Apr 2021 NW873 by Ms H S Winkler - What (a) total number of project targets were...
23 Apr 2021 NW923 by Mr M S F de Freitas - How (a)(i) has the domestic tourism industry...
21 Apr 2021 NW469 by Mr H S Gumbi - What (a) are the (i) legislative and (ii)...
21 Apr 2021 NW467 by Mr H S Gumbi - What total number of community tourism...
21 Apr 2021 NW468 by Mr H S Gumbi - What is the (a) name, (b) surname, (c)...
21 Apr 2021 NW651 by Mr H S Gumbi - (1)Whether there are any public funds that are...
21 Apr 2021 NW652 by Mr H S Gumbi - (1)Whether she has any structured ongoing...
15 Apr 2021 NW925 by Mr M S F de Freitas - (a) At what stage is the process of the...
01 Apr 2021 NW816 by Mr M S F de Freitas - With reference to SA Tourism and its...
01 Apr 2021 NW573 by Ms H S Winkler - (1)Whether her department has established what...
01 Apr 2021 NW761 by Ms H S Winkler - What eco-tourism strategies and/or plans has...
01 Apr 2021 NW688 by Mr M Chetty - Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any...
01 Apr 2021 NW655 by Mr M S F de Freitas - (a) What communication with international...
01 Apr 2021 NW806 by Mr K P Sithole - What number of (a) programmes has her...
31 Mar 2021 NW653 by Mr M S F de Freitas - (a) What is being done to reduce the...
31 Mar 2021 NW872 by Ms H S Winkler - (a) On what date will the Rail Tourism Survey...
31 Mar 2021 NW817 by Mr M S F de Freitas - With reference to her department and its...
31 Mar 2021 NW760 by Ms H S Winkler - What strategy does her department have to...
31 Mar 2021 NW654 by Mr M S F de Freitas - (a) How is the new Marketing Investment...
31 Mar 2021 NW244 by Mr K P Sithole - Whether her department has existing training...
08 Mar 2021 NW471 by Mr M S F de Freitas - (a) What is being done to develop internal...
08 Mar 2021 NW572 by Ms H S Winkler - (1)Where does her department receive the Green...
08 Mar 2021 NW324 by Ms H S Winkler - What is the climate change adaptation and...
08 Mar 2021 NW571 by Ms H S Winkler - (1)(a) On what date was the Green Tourism...
08 Mar 2021 NW323 by Ms H S Winkler - (1) Whether she has been informed of the...
04 Mar 2021 NW386 by Mr K P Sithole - Whether, with reference to the recent...
04 Mar 2021 NW472 by Mr M S F de Freitas - (a) What is being done to reduce outsourced...
04 Mar 2021 NW470 by Mr M S F de Freitas - a) What is being done to develop internal...
04 Mar 2021 NW382 by Mr M S F de Freitas - With reference to the focus on tourism from...
04 Mar 2021 NW383 by Mr M S F de Freitas - With reference to the opening of international...

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
2021 8 meetings Attendance rate 76%
2020 29 meetings 76%
2019 20 meetings 82%
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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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