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Report of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on its activities undertaken during the 4th Parliament (May 2009 – March 2013)

Oversight responsibility of Tourism Portfolio Committee

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

South African Tourism

THE ROLE AND FUNCTIONS OF COMMITTEES IN PARLIAMENT (provided by Parliament)

The two houses of Parliament, the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces, conduct their work in plenary sessions (where Members of a house meet together in one group), in joint sittings (where Members of both houses meet as one group), and in Committees (smaller groups of Members).

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.

Committees are, in general, proportionally representative of the parties in Parliament. Committee meetings are open to the public, but may be closed if there is a good reason to do so.

The different committees have one or more of the following functions:

They monitor and oversee the work and budgets of national government departments and hold them accountable They consider and amend Bills, and may initiate Bills They consider private members' and provincial legislative proposals and special petitions They consider international treaties and agreements They examine specifi c areas of public life or matters of public interest They take care of domestic parliamentary issues Committees have the power to summon any person to appear before them, give evidence or produce documents. They may require any person or institution to report to them. Committees may also receive petitions, representations or submissions from the public. Each Committee is headed by a Chairperson.


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.


The role of Portfolio Committees is to:

consider Bills, deal with departmental budget votes, oversee the work of the department they are responsible for, and enquire and make recommendations about any aspect of the department, including its structure, functioning and policy.


The work of Committees is not restricted to government. They may investigate any matter of public interest that falls within their area of responsibility. There is a Portfolio Committee for each national Ministry and its associated government department/s.

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.

Members' Legislative Proposals and Petitions Committees
Draft bills can be submitted by individual Members of the National Assembly. These bills are considered by the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Private Member's Legislative Proposals and Special Petitions. If the Committee agrees with the principle of the draft Bill, a Bill will be prepared and dealt with by Parliament.

The National Council of Provinces Select Committee on Members' and Provincial Legislative Proposals considers draft Bills from individual NCOP members and provincial legislatures.

Petitions may also be tabled in Parliament and referred to the relevant committee that deals with the issue raised in the petition.

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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14 Nov 2018 Tourism Legacy Report
07 Nov 2018 Initiatives to improve airlift in the country to boost tourist arrivals: Airport Company South Africa briefing
31 Oct 2018 Oceans Economy: National Department of Tourism briefing
24 Oct 2018 Joint Marketing Agreements (JMAs) for international and domestic work: South African Tourism briefing
17 Oct 2018 Tourism Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report
11 Oct 2018 South African Tourism 2017/18 Annual Report
10 Oct 2018 National Department of Tourism 2017/18 Annual Report
09 Oct 2018 Department of Tourism & SA Tourism 2017/18 Annual Reports, with AGSA input
12 Sep 2018 South African Tourism Quarter 1 performance
11 Sep 2018 High Level Panel recommendations: Committee response; Committee Reports
05 Sep 2018 Tourism Quarter 1 performance
29 Aug 2018 Tourism Sector Transformation: B-BBEE Charter Council briefing
22 Aug 2018 Bilateral Agreements / Memorandum of Understanding with other countries; with the Deputy Minister
15 Aug 2018 National Department of Tourism Quarter 4 performance
06 Jun 2018 South African Tourism 2017/18 Quarter 4 performance
30 May 2018 Election of Chairperson; National Tourism Sector Strategy Review
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 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 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
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 oversight visit to Mpumalanga Province, dated 01 February 2017
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
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 Oversight Visit to Khayelitsha, Gugulethu and Kwa-Langa small business establishments
08 Nov 2011 ATC111108: Report Oversight Visits in North West and Gauteng provinces
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: Waste Bill
22 Oct 2008 ATC081022: Report National Environment Management: Integrated Coastal Management Bill
22 Oct 2008 ATC081022: Report National Environment Laws Amendment 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: Budget Vote 35: Tourism
Report: National Environmental Management Amendment Bill
Report: National Environment Management Amendment Bill
07 Sep 2018 NW2337 by Mr T Rawula - (a) What number of labour disputes are currently ...
31 Aug 2018 NW2210 by Mr W W Wessels - (1)Whether all members of the senior management ...
31 Aug 2018 NW2457 by Mr T Rawula - What is the (a) name of each investing company ...
19 Jul 2018 NW1839 by Mr G R Krumbock - (1)Whether (a) his spouse and/or (b) an adult ...
14 Jun 2018 NW1600 by Mr D America - In view of his department’s indication during ...
14 Jun 2018 NW1599 by Mr G R Krumbock - What (a) are the relevant details of his ...
14 Jun 2018 NW1597 by June 2018Mr G R Krumbock - (a) What are the reasons for not tabling ...
14 Jun 2018 NW1598 by Mr G R Krumbock - With regard to the National Tourism Sector ...
14 Jun 2018 NW1888 by June 2018 Ms V Ketabahle - (1)What (a) is the total number of incidents of ...
14 Jun 2018 NW1723 by Mr N S Matiase - (1)(a) What total amount of land owned by his ...
14 Jun 2018 NW1670 by Mr T W Mhlongo - (a) What number of cases relating to the ...
23 May 2018 NW1488 by Mr I M Ollis - (1)Whether, with reference to the reply of the ...
14 May 2018 NW1114 by T Rawula - What (a) number of consulting firms or companies ...
04 May 2018 NW374 by Mr C D Matsepe - (a) What is the total amount that was (i) ...
26 Apr 2018 NW1000 by Mr J Vos - How much land does (a) his department and (b) the ...
26 Mar 2018 NW149 by Mr T Rawula - (1) What are the details including the ranks of ...
26 Mar 2018 NW86 by Mr G R Krumbock - What (a) was the original budgeted cost of the ...
20 Mar 2018 NW733 by Ms T M Mbabama - (1) Whether his department has a sexual ...
20 Mar 2018 NW339 by Mr T Z Hadebe - What amount did (a) her department and (b) each ...
15 Dec 2017 NW3967 by Mr G R Krumbock - (a) What number of buildings and other structures ...
15 Dec 2017 NW3968 by Mr J Vos (DA) to ask the Minister of Tourism - What (a) are the details of the marketing ...
15 Dec 2017 NW3898 by Mr J Vos - Since her appointment as Minister of Tourism on ...
14 Dec 2017 NW3969 by Mr J Vos - (a) What (i) total amount in income has the Royal ...
14 Dec 2017 NW3900 by Mr J Vos - Whether, in line with the National Tourism Sector ...
14 Dec 2017 NW3970 by Mr J Vos - Whether there is a reliable water supply to the ...
14 Dec 2017 NW3971 by Mr T J Brauteseth - (a) By what date (i) will a business plan for the ...
30 Nov 2017 NW3761 by Mr T Rawula (EFF) to ask the Minister of Tourism - (1) Whether (a) her department and/or (b) ...
29 Nov 2017 NW3636 by Mr T Rawula - Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any entity ...
29 Nov 2017 NW3670 by Mr J Vos - Whether she has made any remedial commitments ...
13 Nov 2017 NW3329 by Mr T Rawula - Whether the (a) chief executive officer and (b) ...
13 Nov 2017 NW3274 by Mr R K Purdon - With regard to the renovations of the Tsholomnqa ...
27 Oct 2017 NW3022 by Ms J Edwards - (1)What is the (a) total amount that was paid out ...
13 Oct 2017 NW2903 by Ms C King - What is the detailed (a) breakdown of and (b) ...
11 Sep 2017 NW2597 by Mr T Rawula - When are the application dates (a) opening and ...
07 Sep 2017 NW2235 by Mr J Vos (DA) to ask the Minister of Tourism - (1) How many Social Responsibility Implementation ...
07 Sep 2017 NW2374 by Mr J Vos - With reference to the recent use of an image of ...
25 Aug 2017 NW2237 by Mr J Vos - (a) What were the reasons for her visit to ...
22 Aug 2017 NW2094 by Mr T Rawula - Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any ...
22 Aug 2017 NW2238 by Ms T M Mbabama - What are her department’s reasons for not ...
22 Aug 2017 NW2236 by Mr J Vos - With reference to the recent fires in Knysna and ...
22 Aug 2017 NW2058 by Inkosi R N Cebekhulu (IFP) to ask the Minister of Tourism - Has the pilot project of using homesteads as ...
03 Aug 2017 NW1403 by Mr M R Bara - With reference to her reply to question 1017 on ...
03 Aug 2017 NW1552 by Mr P van Dalen - What is the total number of (a) hotel ...
03 Aug 2017 NW1405 by Mr D America - Has the Marketing Investment Framework ...
03 Aug 2017 NW1401 by Mr G R Krumbock - What (a) social responsibility implementation ...
07 Jul 2017 NW1400 by Mr G R Krumbock - (a) What percentage of small, medium and micro ...
07 Jul 2017 NW1547 by Mr G R Krumbock (DA) to ask the Minister of Tourism - (a) What are the reasons for the compound annual ...
07 Jul 2017 NW1816 by Mr T Rawula - (1)Which entities reporting to her (a) have a ...
07 Jul 2017 NW1741 by Mr G Mackay (DA) to ask the Minister of Tourism - Whether any staff of (a) her department and (b) ...
07 Jul 2017 NW1641 by Mr G R Krumbock - Whether she has established the reasons why the ...

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
2018 25 meetings Attendance rate 70%
2017 22 meetings 69%
2016 23 meetings 67%
2015 21 meetings 68%
2014 14 meetings 79%
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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