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26 November 2018 - NW3403

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Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Tourism

With reference to the undertaking that he made during the media briefing held on 24 September 2018 that amendments to the unabridged birth certificate regulations will be gazetted on 26 October 2018, (a) what are the reasons that the amendments were not gazetted as promised and (b) on what date will the regulations be scrapped?

Reply:

a) Reasons for amendments not gazetted

The Department of Tourism worked closely with the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) on the proposed amendments to the regulations. However, DHA, who is mandated to gazette the revised regulations, will be best placed to provide reasons as to why the regulations were not gazetted.

b) On what date will the regulations be scrapped

The Department of Home Affairs would be pleased to answer the question.

26 November 2018 - NW3291

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether (a) his department and/or (b) entities reporting to him awarded any contracts and/or tenders to certain companies (names and details furnished below) from 1 January 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, in each case, (i) what service was provided, (ii) what was the (aa) value and (bb) length of the tender and/or contract, (iii) who approved the tender and/or contract and (iv) was the tender and/or contract in line with all National Treasury and departmental procurement guidelines?

Reply:

(a)Department:

The Department of Tourism started to function as a standalone department from 1 April 2010. To date, it has not awarded any contracts and/or tenders to the listed companies.

(b) SA Tourism

South African Tourism has not awarded any contracts and/or tenders to the specified companies.

Names and details of companies referred to:

Afrit

(2009/018567/07)

Afrit Propco

(1972/004953/07)

Cancerian Investments

(1998/014612/07)

DCDG Group

(2006/037611/07)

Diesel and Turbo Service Centre

(1974/000105/07)

Elgin Dock

(1999/002726/07)

Elgin, Brown and Hamer

(1994/003761)

Hulisani Consortium

(RF) (2015/033939)

Interpair Services

(1995/002104/07)

Phuma Finance

(1979/004736/07)

Simiglo

(RF) (2013/017112/07)

Vox Telecommunications

(2011/000797/07)

Vox Holdings

(2011/008393/07)

26 November 2018 - NW3252

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McGluwa, Mr JJ to ask the Minister of Tourism

What (a) amount did (i) his department and (ii) each entity reporting to him borrow from any entity in the People’s Republic of China (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018, (b) is the name of the lender of each loan, (c) conditions are attached to each loan and (d) are the repayment periods for each loan in each case?

Reply:

i) Department:

The Department of Tourism has never borrowed money from any entity.

ii) SA Tourism:

South African Tourism, as indicated in its audited annual financial statements does not have any loans.

22 November 2018 - NW3463

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King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1)(a) On what date did his department last conduct an audit of artwork owned by Government which is under his department’s curatorship and (b) what are the details of each artwork under the curatorship of his department according to the Generally Recognised Accounting Practice 103; (2) Whether any artworks under his department’s curatorship have gone missing (a) in each of the past five financial years and (b) since 1 April 2018; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1(a) Date of last audit of artwork owned by the Department of Tourism

The last audit of artwork was done before 31 March 2018.

(b) What are the details of each artwork under the curatorship of the department?

The artwork is accounted for in accordance with the Modified Cash Standard issued by National Treasury and applicable to government departments.

(2) Artwork that went missing:

(a) –(b) The Department has no artwork that went missing for the requested financial years.

29 October 2018 - NW3130

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Horn, Mr W to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether, since he served in Cabinet, he (a)(i) was ever influenced by any person and/or (ii) influenced any of his department’s employees to take any official administrative action on behalf of any (aa) member, (bb) employee and/or (cc) close associate of the Gupta family and/or (b) attended any meeting where any of the specified persons were present; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

(a) (i) No

(a) (ii) – (b) N/A (Not applicable)

07 September 2018 - NW2337

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) What number of labour disputes are currently being faced by (i) his department and (ii) the entities reporting to him, (b) what is the cause of each dispute, (c) what is the nature of each dispute and (d) on what date was each dispute (i) reported and (ii) resolved; (2) (a)(i) what number of employees have been dismissed by his department in the past five years and (ii) for what reason was each employee dismissed and (b)(i) what number of the specified employees were paid severance packages and (ii) what was the monetary value of each severance package?

Reply:

(i) Department of Tourism

1. (a) Number of labour disputes: None

(b) Cause of each dispute: N/A

(c) Nature of each dispute: N/A

(d) (i) Date dispute was reported: N/A

(ii) Date each dispute was resolved: N/A

2. (a) (i) what number of employees have been dismissed by his department the past 5 years:

3 employees.

(ii) For what reason was each employee dismissed: 2 for Abscondment and 1 for theft.

(b) (i) What number of the specified employees were paid severance packages: 1 employee

(ii) What was the monetary value of each severance package? R138 648.23

(ii) SA Tourism

1. (a) Number of labour disputes: None

(b) Cause of each dispute: Not applicable

(c) Nature of each dispute: Not applicable

(d). (i) Date dispute was reported: Not applicable

(ii) Date each dispute was resolved : Not applicable

2. (a) (i) what number of employees have been dismissed by his department the past 5 years?

Three (3) employees were dismissed in the past five years

(ii)For what reason was each employee dismissed?

  • Two (2) employees did not follow procedures, unauthorised removal of company assets, dishonesty, Bringing the entity’s name in disrepute
  • One (1) Poor performance

(b)(i) What number of the specified employees were paid severance packages and

None were paid severance packages

(ii)What was the monetary value of each severance package?

Not applicable

 

31 August 2018 - NW2210

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Wessels, Mr W to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1)Whether all members of the senior management service (SMS) in his department had declared their interests for the past year as required by the Public Service Regulations; if not, (a) why not, (b) what number of the specified members did not declare their interests and (c) what are the (i) names and (ii) ranks of the specified noncompliant members of the SMS; (2) whether noncompliant SMS members have been charged; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what number (a) of employees in his department at each post level are currently suspended on full salary and (b) of the specified employees at each post level have been suspended for the specified number of days (details furnished); (4) what is the total amount of cost attached to the days of service lost as a result of the suspensions in each specified case?

Reply:

1. Have all SMS Officials declared their interest for the past year?

The total number of SMS members registered for disclosure in the past year is 66. All 66 SMS members successfully submitted their financial disclosures within the stipulated time frame.

(a) Why not?

N/A

(b) What number of officials have not declared their interest?

N/A

(c) What are the: N/A

  1. Names of non- compliant SMS officials: N/A
  2. Ranks of non-compliant SMS officials; N/A

(2) Have the non-Compliant SMS Official been charged?

(3) (a) Number of employees at each level currently been suspended with full salary? None

(b) Of the specified employees at each post level who have been suspended for

(i) Less than 60 days: None

(ii) 60-90 days: None

(iii) 90-120 days: None

(iv) longer than 120 days: None

(4) What is the total amount of cost attached to the days of service lost as a result of the suspensions in each specified case? None

 

31 August 2018 - NW2457

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Tourism

What is the (a) name of each investing company that has invested on land owned by (i) his department and (ii) each entity reporting to him and (b) (i) nature, (ii) value and (iii) length of each investment?

Reply:

a) (i) Department of Tourism

The Department of Tourism does not own any land.

(a)Name of company

(b)(i) Nature

(b) (ii) value

(b)(iii) Length of investment

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

a) (ii) SA Tourism

 

(a) Name of company

(b)(i) Nature

(b) (ii) value

(b)(iii) Length of investment

SA Tourism owns land only in Gauteng at the following address:

Bojanala House, 90 Protea Road, Chislehurston, Sandton

The nature of use is solely for marketing operations in line with the Tourism Act no3, 2014.

Not applicable

Not applicable

19 July 2018 - NW1839

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1)Whether (a) his spouse and/or (b) an adult family member accompanied him on any official international trip (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (aa) is the name of the person(s), (bb) was the (aaa) purpose and (bbb) destination of the trip and (cc) was the (aaa) total cost and (bbb) detailed breakdown of the costs of the accompanying person(s) to his department; (2) whether each of the specified trips were approved by the President in terms of the provisions of Section 1, Annexure A of the Ministerial Handbook; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1)

 

(i)2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

(ii) Since 1 April 2018

a) Spouse

No

Yes

No

No

Yes

b) Family

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

2015/16

(aa) Name

(bb) (aaa)

Purpose

(bbb)

Destination

(cc) (aaa)

Total Cost

(bbb) detailed breakdown of cost

Dr P Hanekom

Accompany the Minister on an official visit to ITB Berlin and meeting with SA Tourism in Milan

Milan and Germany

R40 105.00 – trip was part funded by Minister’s voyager miles. Initial cost was R86 219.39.

Air ticket

R39 040.00

(Quote: R85154.39)

Insurance:

R400.00

Service Fee:

R665.00

Dr P Hanekom

Accompany the Minister on an official visit to lead the SA delegation to the 5th Carnaval International de Victoria

Seychelles

R17 954.00

Air ticket

R17 329.00

Service Fee:

R625.00

Dr P Hanekom

Accompany the Minister on an official visit to the UNWTO General Assembly.

Colombia

R85 446.72

Air Ticket:

R84 396.72

Insurance:

R500.00

Service Fee:

R550.00

Dr P Hanekom

Accompany the Minister on an official visit to the ITBM world expo and meeting with Trade and Business in Portugal

Spain and Portugal

R 165 483.72

Air tickets:

R 164 208.72

Insurance:

R 500.00

Service Fees:

R 775.00

(ii) Since April 2018

(aa) Name

(bb) (aaa)

Purpose

(bbb)

Destination

(cc) (aaa)

Total Cost

(bbb) detailed breakdown of cost

Dr P Hanekom

Accompany the Minister on an official visit to participate at the 8th meeting of the G20 Tourism Ministers (UNWTO) and to attend World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit

Argentina

R 76 817.68

Air Ticket:

R75 812.68

Insurance:

R 490.00

Service Fee:

R515.00

Dr P Hanekom

Accompany the Minister on an official visit to Abuja to participate in the 61st UNWTO CAF Meeting

Nigeria

Nil – Minister spouse paid for her own trip

N / A

2) Yes, the President approved all the trips

14 June 2018 - NW1598

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Tourism

With regard to the National Tourism Sector Strategy, which states that his department would work with industry to deal with affordability of domestic tourism, why has his department failed to implement the budget resort concept as originally planned?

Reply:

The Department has not failed to implement the budget resort concept. Properties identified in the budget resort audit completed by the Department of Tourism are not owned by the department but by Local and/ or Provincial Government. Commercialisation of these tourism assets remains the responsibility of the owing entities and not the Department of Tourism. If requested, the Department of Tourism remains committed to supporting the efforts of Local and/or Provincial Government with regards to these facilities. One form of such support is in the 2018/19 financial year the Department will develop an ownership and operational model for the budget resorts.

14 June 2018 - NW1888

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Ketabahle, Ms V to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1)What (a) is the total number of incidents of racism that were reported to the human resources offices in (i) her department and (ii) entities reporting to her in (aa) 2016 and (bb) 2017 and (b) are the details of each incident that took place; (2) was each incident investigated; if not, why not in each case; if so, what were the outcomes of the investigation in each case?

Reply:

1. (a)(i) (aa) – (bb) No incidents of racism were reported to the human resources offices of the Department for the period.

(a)(ii) (aa) – (bb) No incidents of racism were reported to the human resources offices of SA Tourism for the period

(b) Not applicable

(2) Not applicable

14 June 2018 - NW1723

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Matiase, Mr NS to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1)(a) What total amount of land owned by his department and the entities reporting to him in each province is (i) vacant and (ii) unused or has no purpose and (b) what is the (i) location and (ii) size of each specified plot of land; (2)(a) how much of the land owned by his department and the entities reporting to him has been leased out for private use and (b) what is the (i) Rand value of each lease and (ii)(aa) location and (bb) size of each piece of land? NW1874E

Reply:

Department

(1)(a) The Department does not own any land.

(i) - (ii) Not applicable

(b) (i) - (ii) Not applicable

(2) (a) The Department does not own land

(b) (i)-(ii) (aa) and (bb) Not applicable

SA Tourism

1. (a) SA Tourism owns land only in Gauteng.

(i) – (ii) Not applicable

(b) (i) Bojanala House, 90 Protea Road, Chislehurston, Sandton.

(ii) 5345 sq. meters

2. (a) Not applicable

(b) (i) - (ii) (aa) and (bb) Not applicable

14 June 2018 - NW1670

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) What number of cases relating to the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, Act 12 of 2004, as amended, have been referred to the (i) SA Police Service (SAPS) and (ii) Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) by (aa) his department and (bb) each entity reporting to him for further investigation since the Act was assented to and (b) what number of the specified cases have (i) been investigated by SAPS and DPCI, (ii) been followed up by the respective accounting officers and (iii) resulted in a conviction in each specified finance year since 2004?

Reply:

(aa) DEPARTMENT

(a) Number of cases referred to the

(i) SAPS: 6

(ii) DPCI: 1 of the 6 referred to SAPS was also referred to DPCI

(b) (i) Investigated by SAPS and DPCI: 1

(ii) Followed up by accounting officer: All 6 cases.

(iii) Resulted in conviction in each specified finance year since 2004:

2004 – 2018 No convictions were made as yet.

(bb) SA TOURISM

(a )(i) SAPS: 1 One case has been referred to SAPS. The matter is still under investigation.

(ii) DPCI: 0

(b) Number of specified cases

(i) Investigated by SAPS and DPCI = 0

(ii) Followed up by accounting officers – N/A

(iii) Resulted in conviction in each specified finance year since 2004 – 2018 N/A

14 June 2018 - NW1600

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Tourism

In view of his department’s indication during meetings of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism that it would work with other government departments to look into the excessive aviation taxes, what (a) engagements has his department undertaken with other government departments thus far and (b) steps has his department taken to achieve the stated objective?

Reply:

a) The Department is a member of the National Transport Forum and engages on all matters affecting tourism. This includes recent engagements with all relevant departments in the Tourism Strategy Implementation Work-Stream focusing on facilitating ease of access broadly.

b) The Department of Transport is also working on establishing the Single Transport Economic Regulator (STER) to consolidate the economic regulation of transport. The STER will, amongst others, promote transparency in the setting of transport fees and stakeholders will have a mechanism to provide their views. The Department of Tourism was engaged in respect of this process and provided its inputs.

  • In the previous year, ACSA announced the reduction of airport fees by 35% from April 2017.

-Passenger service charge per departing domestic passenger: R82 (from R127)

-Passenger service charge per departing international passenger: R223 (from R346)

-Passenger service charge per departing passenger for an airport within Botswana, Namibia

and Swaziland: R169 (from R263)

  • The 35% reduction in prices is in line with UNWTO’s calls for destinations to avoid stifling tourism growth with exorbitant charges.

14 June 2018 - NW1599

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Tourism

What (a) are the relevant details of his department’s engagements with the Security Cluster to deal with the attacks on tourists and (b) steps has his department taken to implement a tourist safety plan?

Reply:

(a) The National Tourist Safety Forum stakeholder engagements will culminate in formalised systems and procedures that will function in collaboration with the existing tourist safety structures at national, provincial, local and private sector levels. The Security Cluster is part of the key stakeholders at all levels. When finalised, the strategic document will encompass this key cluster.

(b) The Department of Tourism has prioritised tourist safety as one of the key focus areas that require immediate interventions. In the current (2018/2019) financial year, the Department has established a National Tourism Safety Forum (NTSF) that is driven in collaboration with all the key Tourism Sector stakeholders including the Security Cluster. The NTSF stakeholder engagements will culminate in formalised systems and procedures that will function in collaboration with the existing tourist safety structures at national, provincial, local and private sector levels.

14 June 2018 - NW1597

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) What are the reasons for not tabling amendments to the Tourism Act, Act 3 of 2014, which were supposed to be tabled in 2017 and (b) what are the (i) details and (ii) reasons of the proposed amendments?

Reply:

a) Additional areas were identified for inclusion as amendments of the Tourism Act, 2014. The submission of the Draft Amendment Bill to Cabinet in the Financial Year 2017/18 did not occur in order to accommodate a comprehensive policy review and analysis to inform the drafting of the Bill in the areas indicated below.

b) (i) and (ii) The Department seeks to amend the Tourism Act 3, 2014 to provide for:

  • Improved governance of SAT
  • Implementation of the national grading system
  • Professionalisation of the tourist guiding sector
  • Regulation of new platforms of tourism services for the sharing economy – eg. Air BnB

23 May 2018 - NW1488

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1)Whether, with reference to the reply of the President, Mr C M Ramaphosa, to the debate on the State of the Nation Address on 22 February 2018 to implement lifestyle audits, (a) he, (b) senior management service members in his department and/or (c) any of the heads of entities reporting to him have undergone a lifestyle audit in the past three financial years; if not, have any plans been put in place to perform such audits; if so, in each case, what are the details of the (i) date of the lifestyle audit, (ii) name of the person undergoing the audit, (iii) name of the auditing firm conducting the audit and (iv) outcome of the audit; (2) Whether he will furnish Mr I M Ollis with copies of the lifestyle audit reports?

Reply:

1. Implementation of lifestyle audits the past three financial years:

No, the Department and its entity (SAT) has not performed any lifestyle audits in the past three financial years.

If not, have any plans put in place to perform such audits:

No, the Department and its entity (SAT) has not developed any plans to conduct such audits in this financial year.

If so what is the detail? Not applicable

(i) Date of the lifestyle audit: Not applicable

(ii) Name of person undergoing the audit: Not applicable

(iii) Name of the audit firm: Not applicable

(iv) Outcome of the audit Not applicable

(2). Whether he will furnish Mr I M Ollis with copies of the lifestyle audit reports? Not Applicable.

14 May 2018 - NW1114

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Tourism

What (a) number of consulting firms or companies are currently contracted by (i) his department and (ii) the entities reporting to him and (b)(i) is the name of each consultant, (ii) are the relevant details of the service provided in each case and (iii) is the (aa) start date, (bb) time period, (cc) monetary value in Rands of each contract and (dd) name and position of each individual who signed off on each contract?

Reply:

a) What is the total number of consulting firms or companies that are currently contracted by

 

No of consulting firms or companies

(i) Department of Tourism

2

(ii) South African Tourism

9

(b) Details of the consulting firms or companies for Department of Tourism

(i)Name of each consultant

(ii) Details of service provided

(iii)(aa) Start date of contract

(iii)(bb) Time period

(iii)(cc) Monetary value(Rands)

(iii)(dd) Name and position of each individual who signed off on each contract

Mott MacDonald Africa (Pty) Ltd
(originally contracted as Phambili Merz (Pty) Ltd)

Technical advisory services on solar photovoltaic projects in terms of preparing technical specifications, evaluation of technical proposals, monitoring project implementation and sign-off of implementation milestones.

28 September 2015

Until 31 May 2018

R6 750 140.78

For the Department of Tourism: Mr Victor Tharage, Director-General

For Mott MacDonald Africa (Pty) Ltd) (originally contracted as Phambili Merz (Pty) Ltd): Mr Denis Jason Rowan

The Government Technical Advisory Centre (GTAC)

Provision of technical and advisory services to assist with the review of the Social Responsibility Implementation Programme (SRI) projects and the processes to complete these projects as well as updating the SRI processes and guideline documents.

01 October 2016

Until October 2018

R14 451 280.00

Mr Victor Tharage

Director General of the Department of Tourism

Mr Andrew Donaldson

Acting Head, GTAC

(b)Details of the consulting firms or companies for SA Tourism

(i)Name of each consultant

(ii) Details of service provided

(iii)(aa) Start date of contract

(iii)(bb) Time period

(iii)(cc) Monetary value(Rands)

(iii)(dd) Name and position of each individual who signed off on each contract

Hospitality Professionals South Africa Pty

Grading Assessors Training

31-May-17

31-May-18

R 376 200.00

Darryl Erasmus - Chief Quality Assurance Officer

Grant Thornton

Audit for Lilizela Awards

19 June 2017

01 June 2018

R 228 000.00

Neil Nagooroo -GM Exhibition and Strategic Events

Letsema Consulting

Business planning facilitation

05 March 2018

30 April 2018

R 493 374 .00

Bashni Muthanya - Chief Strategy Officer

The Advertising Production Cost Consultancy Pty

Cost Consultancy on advertising and production products

01 March 2017

30 September 2018

R 100 320.00

Tom Bouwer - Chief Financial Officer

Ernst & Young

On-call Tax advisory for California business assessment

01 February 2018

01 Feb-2019

USD 12 475.00

Bangu Masisi -

Country Manager: North America

Integreon Management Solutions Pty

Compilation of 5 in 5 strategy document

22 May 2017

31 August 2017

R551 200.00

Wavela Mthobeli - Head of Analytics

Norton Rose

Trademark infringement: Entrepreneur of the Year Award (ETEYA)

Ongoing

Ongoing

R1 000 000.00

Marc Rabie- Head of Legal

Bowmans

Labour Related matter

Ongoing

Ongoing

R1 550 000.00

Marc Rabie- Head of Legal

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Labour Related Matter

Ongoing

Ongoing

R4 500 000.00

Marc Rabie-Head of Legal

04 May 2018 - NW374

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) What is the total amount that was (i) budgeted for and (ii) spent on her private office (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2017 and (b) what was the (i) remuneration, (ii) salary level, (iii) job title, (iv) qualification and (v) job description of each employee appointed in her private office in each of the specified periods?

Reply:

(a)

Financial Year

(i) budget

(ii) spent on the private office

(bb) Financial Year 2017/18

(since 1 April 2017)

R12 882 000-00

R11 906 279-88

(aa) Financial Year 2016/17

R12 915 479-23

R12 915 434-23

(aa) Financial Year 2015/16

R16 336 846-00

R14 535 091-68

(aa) Financial Year 2014/15

R13 258 203-00

R13 257 933-52

(b) The Ministerial Handbook provides guidelines on the appointment of the staff in the private office of the minister. According to Section 1.4 and 1.5 of Chapter 8, the Executing Authority can decide on the creation and grading of posts based on proven needs and sufficient funds. The organisational structure of a private office shall be determined after consultation with the Minister of Public Service and Administration in terms of the Public Service Regulations, 2001. The salary levels are adjusted on an annual basis through a Cost of Living Adjustment which is implemented throughout government.

(bb) Financial Years

The organisational structures of the private office of the minister is explained /depicted in the tables in the attached annexure

Annexure A

2017/18 - Since 27 February 2018

(b)

(ii) salary level

(iii) job title,

(iv) Qualification

(v)Job description

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Acting Chief of Staff

Honours Degree: Public Administration

  • Ensure that administrative support is rendered to the executing authority on Parliamentary/Legislature and Cabinet matters.
  • Ensure that the required administrative functions are performed within the office of the executive authority.
  • Assist the executive authority with his/her constituency work.
  • Assist the executive authority with matters emanating from his/her portfolio and official matters emanating from other activities, e.g. participation in national and international forums and structures.
  • Manage the office of the executing authority
  • Study the relevant Public Service and departmental prescripts/policies and other documents and ensure that the application thereof is understood properly.

2

13

Acting Director Administration

Honours Degree: Information Systems

  • Manage the administrative activities within the office of the executive authority
  • Relationship management (internal and external liaison and coordination)
  • Render a Cabinet support service to the executive authorityFinancial planning and logistical support.
  • Organisational and operational management and service delivery improvement.
  • Human resources management.

3

13

MMedia Liaison Officer

BA: English and Psychology

  • Provide a media liaison service to the executive authority.
  • Monitor and analyse reporting in the media on the portfolio of the executive authority and prepare responses as required.
  • Participate in GCIS forums like the Communications Forum and the Media Liaison Forum, and in the collective planning of the communication and media issues of Government.
  • Study the relevant Public Service and departmental prescripts/policies and other documents and ensure that the application thereof is understood properly.

4

12

Private Secretary/ Personal Assistant

Honours Degree: Economic History

  • Provide a secretarial/receptionist support service to the executive authority.
  • Render an administrative support service to the executive authority.
  • Provide support to the executive authority with regard to meetings.
  • Assist the executive authority with constituency work.
  • Support the executive authority with private obligations

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10

Acting Assistant Appointments Secretary

BA: Political Science

  • Provide a secretarial/receptionist support service to the executive authority.
  • Render an administrative support service to the executive authority.
  • Provide support to the executive authority with regard to meetings.
  • Assist the appointments secretary with constituency work of the executive authority.
  • Support the executive authority with private obligations.
  • Study the relevant Public Service and departmental prescripts/policies and other documents and ensure that the application thereof is understood properly

6

9

Acting Assistant Director: Administration

Matric

  • Provide administrative support within the office of the executing authority
  • Provide diary management
  • Provide logistical support

7

13

Parliamentary Officer

NDIP: Public Administration

  • To provide strategic liaison and support to the Minister relating to parliamentary matters
  • To co-ordinate and facilitate parliamentary matters
  • To facilitate compliance with all the reporting responsibilities as specified in terms of rules of Parliament, the constitution and other relevant legislation.
  • Facilitate ministerial approval and tabling of Parliamentary Replies.

8

7

Receptionist

Matric

Dip Business computing

  • Provide a secretarial/receptionist support service to the office of the executive authority.
  • Provides a clerical support service to the office.
  • Remain up to date with regard to prescripts/policies and procedures applicable to her/his work terrain.

9

7

CRegistry Clerk

 

Grade 11

  • Ensure the smooth, efficient and effective flow of documents (receive and distribute) between the office of the executive authority, the department and other structures like cluster committees, external role players, etc.
  • Control stocks and stationary as chief user clerk for the executive authority’s office.
  • File all documents in accordance with the relevant prescripts like the National Archives Act and the MIS prescripts.
  • Render a general support function in the office of the executive authority.

10

4

Messenger

ND: Tourism Management

  • Collect and deliver documents.
  • Transport employees in the office of the executive authority and guests and special advisors of the executive authority.
  • Render a general support function in the office of the executive authority.
  • Maintain knowledge on the policies and procedures that applies in the work environment.
 

15

Special Advisor

MBA, BSc Hons Hotel and Catering Administration

The Public Service Act (Section 12A (1)) provides that Special Advisers may be appointed-

  • to advise the Executive Authority on the exercise or performance of the Executive Authority’s powers and duties;
  • to advise the Executive Authority on the development of policy that will promote the relevant department’s objectives
  • to perform such other tasks as may be appropriate in respect of the exercise or performance of the Executive Authority’s powers and duties.

 

2017/18 (1 April 2017 until 26 February 2018)

(b)

(ii) salary level

(iii) job title,

(iv)Qualifications

(v)Job description

1

14

Chief of Staff

BProc Law

  • Ensure that administrative support is rendered to the executing authority on Parliamentary/Legislature and Cabinet matters.
  • Ensure that the required administrative functions are performed within the office of the executive authority.
  • Assist the executive authority with his/her constituency work.
  • Assist the executive authority with matters emanating from his/her portfolio and official matters emanating from other activities, e.g. participation in national and international forums and structures.
  • Manage the office of the executing authority
  • Study the relevant Public Service and departmental prescripts/policies and other documents and ensure that the application thereof is understood properly.

2

13

Director Administration

BA Criminology & Law

  • Manage the administrative activities within the office of the executive authority
  • Relationship management (internal and external liaison and coordination)
  • Render a Cabinet support service to the executive authorityFinancial planning and logistical support.
  • Organisational and operational management and service delivery improvement.
  • Human resources management.

3

13

Ministerial Media Liaison Officer

NDIP: Public Relations

  • Provide a media liaison service to the executive authority.
  • Monitor and analyse reporting in the media on the portfolio of the executive authority and prepare responses as required.
  • Participate in GCIS forums like the Communications Forum and the Media Liaison Forum, and in the collective planning of the communication and media issues of Government.
  • Study the relevant Public Service and departmental prescripts/policies and other documents and ensure that the application thereof is understood properly.

4

12

Private Secretary/ Personal Assistant

B Tech Public Management

  • Provide a secretarial/receptionist support service to the executive authority.
  • Render an administrative support service to the executive authority.
  • Provide support to the executive authority with regard to meetings.
  • Assist the executive authority with constituency work.
  • Support the executive authority with private obligations

5

11

Assistant Appointments Secretary

Matric, Certificate in Tourism Management, Diploma in Public Management

  • Provide a secretarial/receptionist support service to the executive authority.
  • Render an administrative support service to the executive authority.
  • Provide support to the executive authority with regard to meetings.
  • Assist the appointments secretary with constituency work of the executive authority.
  • Support the executive authority with private obligations.
  • Study the relevant Public Service and departmental prescripts/policies and other documents and ensure that the application thereof is understood properly

6

10

470 774

9

Assistant Director: Administration

(Seconded)

Btech: Tourism Management

  • Provide administrative support within the office of the executing authority
  • Provide diary management
  • Provide logistical support

9

Assistant Director: Administration

B Tech Tourism Management

  • Provide administrative support within the office of the executing authority
  • Provide diary management
  • Provide logistical support

7

13

Parliamentary Liaison Officer

ND Public Administration

  • To provide strategic liaison and support to the Minister relating to parliamentary matters
  • To co-ordinate and facilitate parliamentary matters
  • To facilitate compliance with all the reporting responsibilities as specified in terms of rules of Parliament, the constitution and other relevant legislation.
  • Facilitate ministerial approval and tabling of Parliamentary Replies.

8

7

Receptionist /

Matric

N6 Human Resource

  • Provide a secretarial/receptionist support service to the office of the executive authority.
  • Provides a clerical support service to the office.
  • Remain up to date with regard to prescripts/policies and procedures applicable to her/his work terrain.

9

7

Chief Registry Clerk

Matric

Certificate in Project Management

  • Ensure the smooth, efficient and effective flow of documents (receive and distribute) between the office of the executive authority, the department and other structures like cluster committees, external role players, etc.
  • Control stocks and stationary as chief user clerk for the executive authority’s office.
  • File all documents in accordance with the relevant prescripts like the National Archives Act and the MIS prescripts.
  • Render a general support function in the office of the executive authority.

8

4

Driver

(vacant)

  • R
  • Collect and deliver documents.
  • Transport employees in the office of the executive authority and guests and special advisors of the executive authority.
  • Render a general support function in the office of the executive authority.
  • Maintain knowledge on the policies and procedures that applies in the work environment.
 

16

16

Full time Special Advisors

Part-time Special Advisors

 

Bachelor of Law

Master in Town Planning and Regional Planning

The Public Service Act (Section 12A (1)) provides that Special Advisers may be appointed-

  • to advise the Executive Authority on the exercise or performance of the Executive Authority’s powers and duties;
  • to advise the Executive Authority on the development of policy that will promote the relevant department’s objectives
  • to perform such other tasks as may be appropriate in respect of the exercise or performance of the Executive Authority’s powers and duties.

2016/17

(b)

(ii) salary level

(iii) job title,

(iv) Qualifications

(v)Job description

1

14

Chief of Staff

Honours Degree: Public Administration

  • Ensure that administrative support is rendered to the executing authority on Parliamentary/Legislature and Cabinet matters.
  • Ensure that the required administrative functions are performed within the office of the executive authority.
  • Assist the executive authority with his/her constituency work.
  • Assist the executive authority with matters emanating from his/her portfolio and official matters emanating from other activities, e.g. participation in national and international forums and structures.
  • Manage the office of the executing authority
  • Study the relevant Public Service and departmental prescripts/policies and other documents and ensure that the application thereof is understood properly.

2

13

Director: Administration

Honours Degree: Information Systems

  • Manage the administrative activities within the office of the executive authority
  • Relationship management (internal and external liaison and coordination)
  • Render a Cabinet support service to the executive authorityFinancial planning and logistical support.
  • Organisational and operational management and service delivery improvement.
  • Human resources management.

3

13

MMedia Liaison Officer

BA: English and Psychology

  • Provide a media liaison service to the executive authority.
  • Monitor and analyse reporting in the media on the portfolio of the executive authority and prepare responses as required.
  • Participate in GCIS forums like the Communications Forum and the Media Liaison Forum, and in the collective planning of the communication and media issues of Government.
  • Study the relevant Public Service and departmental prescripts/policies and other documents and ensure that the application thereof is understood properly.

4

11

Private Secretary/ Personal Assistant

Degree: Political Science with specialisation in International Studies

  • Provide a secretarial/receptionist support service to the executive authority.
  • Render an administrative support service to the executive authority.
  • Provide support to the executive authority with regard to meetings.
  • Assist the executive authority with constituency work.
  • Support the executive authority with private obligations

5

10

Assistant Appointments Secretary

DND: Public Management

  • Provide a secretarial/receptionist support service to the executive authority.
  • Render an administrative support service to the executive authority.
  • Provide support to the executive authority with regard to meetings.
  • Assist the appointments secretary with constituency work of the executive authority.
  • Support the executive authority with private obligations.
  • Study the relevant Public Service and departmental prescripts/policies and other documents and ensure that the application thereof is understood properly

6

10

470 774

9

Assistant Director: Administration

(Seconded)

Btech: Tourism Management

  • Provide administrative support within the office of the executing authority
  • Provide diary management
  • Provide logistical support

9

Assistant Director: Administration

B Tech Tourism Management

  • Provide administrative support within the office of the executing authority
  • Provide diary management
  • Provide logistical support

7

13

Parliamentary Liaison Officer

ND Public Administration

  • To provide strategic liaison and support to the Minister relating to parliamentary matters
  • To co-ordinate and facilitate parliamentary matters
  • To facilitate compliance with all the reporting responsibilities as specified in terms of rules of Parliament, the constitution and other relevant legislation.
  • Facilitate ministerial approval and tabling of Parliamentary Replies.

8

7

Receptionist

Matric

Dip Business computing

  • Provide a secretarial/receptionist support service to the office of the executive authority.
  • Provides a clerical support service to the office.
  • Remain up to date with regard to prescripts/policies and procedures applicable to her/his work terrain.

9

8

Chief Registry Clerk

Matric

  • Ensure the smooth, efficient and effective flow of documents (receive and distribute) between the office of the executive authority, the department and other structures like cluster committees, external role players, etc.
  • Control stocks and stationary as chief user clerk for the executive authority’s office.
  • File all documents in accordance with the relevant prescripts like the National Archives Act and the MIS prescripts.
  • Render a general support function in the office of the executive authority.

10

5

Driver / Messenger

Grade 11

  • Collect and deliver documents.
  • Transport employees in the office of the executive authority and guests and special advisors of the executive authority.
  • Render a general support function in the office of the executive authority.
  • Maintain knowledge on the policies and procedures that applies in the work environment.
 

115

15

15

Part-time Special Advisor

Part-time Special Advisor

Part-time Special Advisor

NMA Development Economics, BSoc.Sc

M.Litt Strategic Studies, B.Proc (Law)

M.Phil in Sustainable Development, BA Hons in International Studies, BA

The Public Service Act (Section 12A (1)) provides that Special Advisers may be appointed-

  • to advise the Executive Authority on the exercise or performance of the Executive Authority’s powers and duties;
  • to advise the Executive Authority on the development of policy that will promote the relevant department’s objectives
  • to perform such other tasks as may be appropriate in respect of the exercise or performance of the Executive Authority’s powers and duties.

 

2015/16

(b)

(ii) salary level

(iii) job title,

(iv) Qualifications

(v)Job description

1

14

Chief of Staff

Honours Degree: Public Administration

  • Ensure that administrative support is rendered to the executing authority on Parliamentary/Legislature and Cabinet matters.
  • Ensure that the required administrative functions are performed within the office of the executive authority.
  • Assist the executive authority with his/her constituency work.
  • Assist the executive authority with matters emanating from his/her portfolio and official matters emanating from other activities, e.g. participation in national and international forums and structures.
  • Manage the office of the executing authority
  • Study the relevant Public Service and departmental prescripts/policies and other documents and ensure that the application thereof is understood properly.

2

13

Acting Director: Administration

Honours Degree: Information Systems

  • Manage the administrative activities within the office of the executive authority
  • Relationship management (internal and external liaison and coordination)
  • Render a Cabinet support service to the executive authorityFinancial planning and logistical support.
  • Organisational and operational management and service delivery improvement.
  • Human resources management.

3

13

MMedia Liaison Officer

BA: English and Psychology

  • Provide a media liaison service to the executive authority.
  • Monitor and analyse reporting in the media on the portfolio of the executive authority and prepare responses as required.
  • Participate in GCIS forums like the Communications Forum and the Media Liaison Forum, and in the collective planning of the communication and media issues of Government.
  • Study the relevant Public Service and departmental prescripts/policies and other documents and ensure that the application thereof is understood properly.

4

11

Private Secretary/ Personal Assistant

ND Public Administration

  • Provide a secretarial/receptionist support service to the executive authority.
  • Render an administrative support service to the executive authority.
  • Provide support to the executive authority with regard to meetings.
  • Assist the executive authority with constituency work.
  • Support the executive authority with private obligations

5

10

Assistant Appointments Secretary

Degree: Political Science

  • Provide a secretarial/receptionist support service to the executive authority.
  • Render an administrative support service to the executive authority.
  • Provide support to the executive authority with regard to meetings.
  • Assist the appointments secretary with constituency work of the executive authority.
  • Support the executive authority with private obligations.
  • Study the relevant Public Service and departmental prescripts/policies and other documents and ensure that the application thereof is understood properly

6

10

470 774

9

Assistant Director: Administration

(Seconded)

Btech: Tourism Management

  • Provide administrative support within the office of the executing authority
  • Provide diary management
  • Provide logistical support

9

Assistant Director: Administration

B Tech Tourism Management

  • Provide administrative support within the office of the executing authority
  • Provide diary management
  • Provide logistical support

7

12

Parliamentary Liaison Officer

 
  • To provide strategic liaison and support to the Minister relating to parliamentary matters
  • To co-ordinate and facilitate parliamentary matters
  • To facilitate compliance with all the reporting responsibilities as specified in terms of rules of Parliament, the constitution and other relevant legislation.
  • Facilitate ministerial approval and tabling of Parliamentary Replies.

8

7

Receptionist

Matric

Dip Business computing

  • Provide a secretarial/receptionist support service to the office of the executive authority.
  • Provides a clerical support service to the office.
  • Remain up to date with regard to prescripts/policies and procedures applicable to her/his work terrain.

9

7

CRegistry Clerk

Matric

  • Ensure the smooth, efficient and effective flow of documents (receive and distribute) between the office of the executive authority, the department and other structures like cluster committees, external role players, etc.
  • Control stocks and stationary as chief user clerk for the executive authority’s office.
  • File all documents in accordance with the relevant prescripts like the National Archives Act and the MIS prescripts.
  • Render a general support function in the office of the executive authority.

10

5

Driver / Messenger

Grade 11

  • Collect and deliver documents.
  • Transport employees in the office of the executive authority and guests and special advisors of the executive authority.
  • Render a general support function in the office of the executive authority.
  • Maintain knowledge on the policies and procedures that applies in the work environment.
 

16

Full time Special Advisor

MBA, DPhil (Political Science), MA (Political Science), BA Honours (Political Science), BA (Political Science and Economics)

The Public Service Act (Section 12A (1)) provides that Special Advisers may be appointed-

  • to advise the Executive Authority on the exercise or performance of the Executive Authority’s powers and duties;
  • to advise the Executive Authority on the development of policy that will promote the relevant department’s objectives
  • to perform such other tasks as may be appropriate in respect of the exercise or performance of the Executive Authority’s powers and duties.

2014/15

(b)

(ii) salary level

(iii) job title,

(iv) Qualifications

(v)Job description

1

14

Chief of Staff

Honours Degree: Public Administration

  • Ensure that administrative support is rendered to the executing authority on Parliamentary/Legislature and Cabinet matters.
  • Ensure that the required administrative functions are performed within the office of the executive authority.
  • Assist the executive authority with his/her constituency work.
  • Assist the executive authority with matters emanating from his/her portfolio and official matters emanating from other activities, e.g. participation in national and international forums and structures.
  • Manage the office of the executing authority
  • Study the relevant Public Service and departmental prescripts/policies and other documents and ensure that the application thereof is understood properly.

2

13

Director: Administration

BA Criminology & Law

  • Manage the administrative activities within the office of the executive authority
  • Relationship management (internal and external liaison and coordination)
  • Render a Cabinet support service to the executive authorityFinancial planning and logistical support.
  • Organisational and operational management and service delivery improvement.
  • Human resources management.

3

13

MMedia Liaison Officer

BA: English and Psychology

  • Provide a media liaison service to the executive authority.
  • Monitor and analyse reporting in the media on the portfolio of the executive authority and prepare responses as required.
  • Participate in GCIS forums like the Communications Forum and the Media Liaison Forum, and in the collective planning of the communication and media issues of Government.
  • Study the relevant Public Service and departmental prescripts/policies and other documents and ensure that the application thereof is understood properly.

4

11

Private Secretary/ Personal Assistant

ND Public Administration

  • Provide a secretarial/receptionist support service to the executive authority.
  • Render an administrative support service to the executive authority.
  • Provide support to the executive authority with regard to meetings.
  • Assist the executive authority with constituency work.
  • Support the executive authority with private obligations

5

10

Assistant Appointments Secretary

Degree: Political Science

  • Provide a secretarial/receptionist support service to the executive authority.
  • Render an administrative support service to the executive authority.
  • Provide support to the executive authority with regard to meetings.
  • Assist the appointments secretary with constituency work of the executive authority.
  • Support the executive authority with private obligations.
  • Study the relevant Public Service and departmental prescripts/policies and other documents and ensure that the application thereof is understood properly

6

10

470 774

9

Assistant Director: Administration

(Seconded)

Btech: Tourism Management

  • Provide administrative support within the office of the executing authority
  • Provide diary management
  • Provide logistical support

11

Deputy Director: Administration

Honours Degree: Information Systems

  • Provide administrative support within the office of the executing authority
  • Provide diary management
  • Provide logistical support

7

112

Parliamentary Liaison Officer

BA hons

  • To provide strategic liaison and support to the Minister relating to parliamentary matters
  • To co-ordinate and facilitate parliamentary matters
  • To facilitate compliance with all the reporting responsibilities as specified in terms of rules of Parliament, the constitution and other relevant legislation.
  • Facilitate ministerial approval and tabling of Parliamentary Replies.

8

7

Receptionist

Matric

Dip Business computing

  • Provide a secretarial/receptionist support service to the office of the executive authority.
  • Provides a clerical support service to the office.
  • Remain up to date with regard to prescripts/policies and procedures applicable to her/his work terrain.

9

8

Registry Clerk

Matric

  • Ensure the smooth, efficient and effective flow of documents (receive and distribute) between the office of the executive authority, the department and other structures like cluster committees, external role players, etc.
  • Control stocks and stationary as chief user clerk for the executive authority’s office.
  • File all documents in accordance with the relevant prescripts like the National Archives Act and the MIS prescripts.
  • Render a general support function in the office of the executive authority.

10

5

Driver / Messenger

Grade 11

  • Collect and deliver documents.
  • Transport employees in the office of the executive authority and guests and special advisors of the executive authority.
  • Render a general support function in the office of the executive authority.
  • Maintain knowledge on the policies and procedures that applies in the work environment.
 

16

Full time Special Advisor

MBA, DPhil (Political Science), MA (Political Science), BA Honours (Political Science), BA (Political Science and Economics)

The Public Service Act (Section 12A (1)) provides that Special Advisers may be appointed-

  • to advise the Executive Authority on the exercise or performance of the Executive Authority’s powers and duties;
  • to advise the Executive Authority on the development of policy that will promote the relevant department’s objectives
  • to perform such other tasks as may be appropriate in respect of the exercise or performance of the Executive Authority’s powers and duties.

26 April 2018 - NW1000

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Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Tourism

How much land does (a) his department and (b) the entities reporting to him (i) own, (ii) have exclusive rights to and/or (iii) lease from the State to (aa) use and/or (bb) occupy?

Reply:

a) Department

(i) How much land does the department own?

None

(ii) How much land does the department have exclusive rights to?

Not applicable

(iii) How much land does the department lease from the state?

(aa) to use: None

(bb) occupy: None

b) SA Tourism

(i) How much land does South Africa Tourism own?

5345 sq. meters

(ii) How much land does South Africa Tourism have exclusive rights to:

South African Tourism owns the South African business premises used for marketing operations in line with the Tourism Act no 3, 2014.

(ii) How much land does South Africa Tourism lease from the state?

(aa) to use: South African Tourism does not lease land from the state.

(bb) occupy: South African Tourism does not lease land from the state.

26 March 2018 - NW86

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Tourism

What (a) was the original budgeted cost of the Royal Khalanga Lodge in Limpopo, (b) additional costs have been incurred over and beyond the original budget, (c) are the estimated costs to complete the project and (d) is the estimated total cost of the project upon completion?

Reply:

a) What was the original budgeted cost of the Royal Khalanga Lodge in Limpopo?

Phase 1: (June 2010 – June 2012) – The budget was R19, 000,000

Phase 2: (February 2014 – April 2016) – The budget was R23, 512,500,000

b) What additional costs have been incurred over and beyond the original budget?

Phase 1: No additional costs were incurred over and beyond the original Phase 1 budget.

Phase 2: No additional costs were incurred over and beyond the original Phase 2 budget.

c) What are the estimated costs to complete the project?

The project is completed. The actual costs incurred for:

Phase 1: Actual cost incurred was R18, 853,709 and for

Phase 2: Actual cost incurred wad R23, 347,912.

d) What is the estimated total cost of the project upon completion?

The project is completed. The actual total costs incurred for both Phases 1 and 2 is: R42, 201, 621.

26 March 2018 - NW149

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1) What are the details including the ranks of service providers and/or contractors from which (a) her department and (b) the entities reporting to her procured services in the past five years; (2) what (a) service was provided by each service provider and/or contractor and (b) amount was each service provider and/or contractor paid; (3) (a) how many of these service providers are black-owned entities, (b) what contract was each of the black-owned service providers awarded and (c) how much was each black-owned service provider paid?

Reply:

Government procurement is guided foremost by The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.

Section 195 lays down the constitutional values for the country’s public administration. In terms of section 217, when government contracts for goods and services, it must do so in a way which is fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost-effective. In addition, the supply chain management (SCM) system must provide for the advancement of persons or categories of persons disadvantaged by unfair discrimination. The Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (PPPFA) was enacted as a result of the aforementioned Section of the Constitution.

Various acts, regulations and instruments have been aggregated within the strategic framework of Black Economic Empowerment (BEE). These interventions have all been directed towards transforming the structure of the South African economy in a manner that promotes spatial integration, high levels of decent employment and demographic transformation of our industrial assets. Both the Department and SA Tourism apply all legislations, regulations, guidelines and directives relevant to Government Procurement.

In a year ± 14 000 payments are captured. The Department has made about 70 000 payments in the past 5 years. To provide the requested information, all the payments documentation need to be drawn from the archive. It will take much longer to obtain information on one payment than what it took to capture the said payment into the system. It’s been estimated that recording all 70 000 transactions will seriously impact on the ability of the organization to satisfy current service demands. In fact, it would require at least six months’ without attending to any new service demands, producing about 7000 pages of information in the process. Thus, the Honourable Member is kindly referred to the tabled Annual reports for more information, in the interest of efficiency and effectiveness.

DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM

1(a) What are the details including the ranks of service providers and/or contractors from which her department reporting to her procured services in the past five years;

In the past five years the Department has achieved 100% of expenditure on procurement from enterprises on B-BBEE contributor status level 1 - 8. From 1 April 2017 the department will only appoint service providers from the Central Supplier Database managed by National Treasury, which provides additional assurance that service providers comply with SARS, B-BBEE and banking legal requirements. The detailed information on the 100% compliance with B-BBEE is reflected in the Annual reports of the past 5 Years under Programme1.

Also, procurement is reflected in all (4) Programs of the department for each Annual Report in the past 5 years and in the Financial Statements audited by the AGSA. All Annual Reports have been tabled to Parliament. The relevant parliamentary committees engaged with the department regarding the Reports and subsequently the Portfolio Committee on Tourism tabled Budget and Revenue Review Reports (BRRR), which were considered and adopted by the National Assembly. These Annual Reports are available at the Library of Parliament and the National Library of South Africa.

(2) What (a) service was provided by each service provider and/or contractor and (b) amount was each service provider and/or contractor paid;

Consultants and contractors were used for different services and the amounts are reflected in the Annual Reports under the section on Human Resource Management. The other services and procurement are reflected in the Financial Statements.

(3) (a) how many of these service providers are black-owned entities, (b) what contract was each of the black-owned service providers awarded and (c) how much was each black-owned service provider paid?

Please refer to section 1(a) & 2(a) above. The objective of 100% compliance with financial and supply chain management regulatory requirements was achieved the past 5 years. For further breakdown of procurement, the Honorable Member is kindly referred to the financial statements on expenditure on goods and services for each programme as reflected in the published Annual Reports of the past 5 years. These Annual Reports are all available in the Library of Parliament and the National Library of South Africa.

SA TOURISM

(1)(b) What are the details including the ranks of service providers and/or contractors from which her entities reporting to her procured services in the past five years;

Besides overhead cost, South African Tourism’s procurement includes a diverse portfolio of marketing, advertising and related goods and services where a major portion of its budget is spent offshore. SA Tourism has made over 65 500 payments over the last 5 financial years where almost 50% of the financial transactions were made to international suppliers in at least 11 foreign countries where SA Tourism has operating offices and other also foreign countries where South African Tourism is doing destinations marketing through Marketing Representation agencies.

Out of SA Tourism’s total spend over the last 5 financial years, about R2, 5 billion was spent on suppliers in South Africa and at least R 2, 3 billion on foreign suppliers. R 1, 9 billion (i.e. 76% of the total local procurement) of total spend was transacted with B-BBEE compliant suppliers between levels 1-8 and SMME’s over the period.

(2) what (a) service was provided by each service provider and/or contractor and (b) amount was each service provider and/or contractor paid;

Also refer to response under (1) (b)

Consultants and contractors were used for various services which includes mostly marketing, advertising and public relations services related to destination marketing to execute SA Tourism’s mandate both locally and internationally. The cost of different services and the total amounts are reflected in the Annual Reports under the section on Human Resource Management. The other procured services are reflected in the Financial Statements.

(3)(a) how many of these service providers are black-owned entities, (b) what contract was each of the black-owned service providers awarded and (c) how much was each black-owned service provider paid?

Please also refer to response under question (1) (b). The objective of 100% compliance with financial and supply chain management regulatory requirements was achieved the past 5 years. The breakdown of procurement, is declared in the entity’s financial statements on expenditure on goods and services for each programme as reflected in SA Tourism’s published Annual Reports of the past 5 years.

20 March 2018 - NW339

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Hadebe, Mr TZ to ask the Minister of Tourism

What amount did (a) her department and (b) each entity reporting to her spend on the promotion or celebration of the Year of O R Tambo on the (i) Africa News Network 7 channel, (ii) SA Broadcasting Corporation (aa) television channels and (bb) radio stations, (iii) national commercial radio stations and (iv) community (aa) television and (bb) radio stations since 1 January 2017?

Reply:

a) Department

The Department of Tourism has not spent any amount on the Year of Oliver Tambo

b) SA Tourism

South African Tourism did not spend on the promotion or celebration of the Year of OR Tambo. In recognition of the significance of the year, South African Tourism weaved the message of the Year OR Tambo in most of their key spokesperson’s speaking engagements. These included the speeches at events such as:

Tourism Indaba (May 2017)

Tourism Month Launch (July 2017)

Tourism Month Celebrations (September 2017)

Lilizela National Awards (October 2017)

World Travel Market – UK (November 2017)

15 December 2017 - NW3967

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) What number of buildings and other structures have been built as part of the Royal Khalanga Lodge project in Limpopo, (b) what is the total square meters, including upper floors, of each building and structure and (c) have the specified buildings and structures been registered with the National Home Builders Registration Council?

Reply:

a) What number of buildings and other structures have been built as part of the Royal Khalanga Lodge project in Limpopo

b) what is the total square meters, including upper floors, of each building and structure

c) have the specified buildings and structures been registered with the National Home Builders Registration Council

Entrance gate & guard house

33m²

The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) is an agency of the Department of Human Settlements which is responsible for the protection of housing consumers and to regulate the home building industry. Registration with the NHBRC is mainly intended for residential buildings as areas designated as business, industrial or otherwise are excluded from the NHBRC. The Khalanga Project was therefore not registered with the NHRBC as the buildings did not fall within the requirements for registration.

Chalets - standard type (x10)

320m²

 

Chalets - luxury type (x4)

490m²

 

Chalet - Presidential suite

50m²

 

4 Chalets ( 4 rooms each)

324m²

 

Hall -1000 seater

1123m²

 

Hall toilets

75m²

 

Toilet block - pool

44m²

 

Breakaway rooms (x2 buildings)

160m²

 

Entertainment area

107m²

 

Laundry

66 m²

 

Steel palisade fence (1.8m) high

2500m

 

Swimming Pools (4x3m2)

7m/3 and 6/4 (280 m²)

 

Deck

75m² with approximately 20m long staircase

 

Carports

13/36-468 m²

 

Retaining wall

2450 m²

 

Paving in the hall

3285 m²

 

Paving – access road

10131 m²

 

Bulk services

Electrical supply

455m

 

Sewer reticulation

631m

 

Water reticulation including 6x 6000l tanks

631m

 

15 December 2017 - NW3898

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Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Tourism

Since her appointment as Minister of Tourism on 31 March 2017, (a) what number of overseas trips has she taken, (b) what are the details of the programme of each visit and (c) what was the cost of each overseas trip?

Reply:

a) What number of overseas trips has she taken.

Trip to :

b) What are the details of the programme of each visit.

c) What was the cost of each overseas trip for the Minister.

Madrid, Spain

(9 – 15 May 2017)

  • 105TH UNWTO Executive Council Meeting

Total: R105 694,80

Chicago and Miami, USA

(10-16 July 2017)

  • Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund 46th Annual International Convention Program and SAT Meetings, Chicago
  • SAT Trade Engagement, Miami

Total: R250 488,78

Kigali, Rwanda and Lilongwe, Malawi

(27 August – 1 September 2017)

  • 41st Annual World Tourism Conference, Kigali
  • Takulandirani Malawi International Tourism Expo and Signing of Memorandum of Understanding, Lilongwe

Total: R59 649,29

Chengdu, China and Beijing and Tokyo, Japan

(10-24 September 2017)

  • CAF, UNWTO Executive Council Meeting and UNWTO General Assembly, Chengdu
  • Tourism Expo (Ministerial Roundtable) and SAT Trade Engagements, Beijing and Tokoyo

Total: R106 780,29

New York and Las Vegas, USA

(8-14 October 2017)

  • SAT Engagements, New York
  • IMEX America, Las Vegas

Total: R271 471,29

London, UK

(4-8 November 2017)

  • World Travel Market, London

Total: R81 481,29

Gaborone, Botswana (15-17 November 2017)

  • Binational Commission Meeting (BNC)

Total: R6 645,29

15 December 2017 - NW3968

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Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Tourism

What (a) are the details of the marketing initiatives undertaken in 2017 to promote the Royal Khalanga Accommodation Lodge in Limpopo, (b) is the total cost of the specified marketing initiatives and (c) amounts have been budgeted to promote the lodge in (i) 2018 and (ii) 2019?

Reply:

The Department is not responsible for the operation of a project post-handover and therefore is not involved in the marketing initiatives post-handover. This question will need to be referred to the Project Owning Entity who is the Valoyi Traditional Authority Trust.

 

14 December 2017 - NW3969

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Vos, Mr J to ask the Mr J Vos (DA) to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) What (i) total amount in income has the Royal Khalanga Accommodation Lodge in Limpopo generated in each financial year since its inception, (ii) amount of any grant or subsidy from all spheres of government was included in the said income in each specified financial year and (iii) was the total income and expenditure statement in each specified financial year and (b) was the result represented as a profit or loss in each case?

Reply:

The Department is not responsible for the operation of a project post-handover and therefore does not collect data on income or expenditure post-handover. This question will need to be referred to the Project Owning Entity who is the Valoyi Traditional Authority Trust.

14 December 2017 - NW3971

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Brauteseth, Mr TJ to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) By what date (i) will a business plan for the Royal Khalanga Accommodation Lodge in Limpopo be tabled before the Portfolio Committee on Tourism, (ii) will her department submit a full report with regard to the costs, projected income, and viability of the resort to the specified Committee and (b) what role is envisaged for the (i) Greater Tzaneen Local Municipality and (ii) Mopane District Municipality in relation to the resort?

Reply:

The Department is not responsible for the operation of a project post-handover and therefore does not have information related to the business plan, costs, projected income of the resort and role of the Greater Tzaneen Local Municipality and Mopane District Municipality. This question will need to be referred to the Project Owning Entity.

14 December 2017 - NW3970

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Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether there is a reliable water supply to the Royal Khalanga Accommodation Lodge in Limpopo; if not, by what date will a reliable water source be put in place; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

In 2014, three (3) boreholes were drilled within the lodge site and none of these yielded positive results. Subsequent to this attempt, a borehole was drilled some 3km away from the site, and that borehole which yielded water. The water from this borehole was tested and declared fit for human consumption. The borehole was equipped and a pipeline connected to supply water to the lodge. The same borehole also supplied water to the local Cultural Village. The supply of water from the borehole was sufficient to complete the work required for the project and for operations once the project was handed over by the Department to the Owning Entity, the Valoyi Traditional Authority Trust, in May 2016.

14 December 2017 - NW3900

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Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether, in line with the National Tourism Sector Strategy which makes provision for partnerships with municipalities to convert underutilised resorts into budget resorts, any such programs have been implemented; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Tourism is a concurrent function. Although the Department conducted an audit which provided a baseline of municipal and provincially owned tourism assets, the decision to convert these underutilised resorts into budget resorts must be taken by the responsible owning entities. This audit report, produced in partnership with the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), was made available to all provinces for their project and budget planning purposes of their tourism assets. The Department remains committed to providing support to Provincial and Municipal projects from a planning and investment packaging perspective in cases where municipalities have decided to pursue the budget resort approach.

The member is kindly referred to the responses by myself and my predecessor the past two years on the issue of municipal and provincially owned tourism assets.

As per previous responses the Department of Tourism cannot pursue the Budget Resort Concept independently but only in agreement and partnership with the owners of the tourism asset e.g. municipalities and /or Provinces.

Question Number

Type

Question

Questions Paper:

Publication date and number

Date of Reply

Question asked by

2396

Written -NA

7/11/2014 –no 25

21/11/2014

Mr J Vos (DA)

593

Written

NA

6/03/2015 – no 5

20/03/2015

Mr J Vos (DA)

2036

Written NA

29/05/2015 - no 17

19/06/2015

MR J Vos (DA)

2093

Written

NA

29/05/2015 – no 17

19/06/2015

Mr J Vos (DA)

33

(2148)

Transferred from written to oral-NA

1/11/2016 - no 34

14/10/2016 - no 30

1/11/2017

Mr J Vos (DA)

192

Written

NA

17/02/2017 - no 2

8/03/2017

Mr BR Topham (DA)

98

Oral

NA

30/05/2017- no 19

7/06/2017

Mr J Vos (DA)

2238

Written

NA

7/08/2017 - no 25

22/08/2017

MR TM Mbabama (DA)

30 November 2017 - NW3761

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Mr T Rawula (EFF) to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1) Whether (a) her department and/or (b) entities reporting to her procured services from a certain company (Travel with Flair (Pty) Ltd); if so, (i) what services were procured in each case and (ii) what is the total amount that was paid to the specified company in each case; (2) whether the specified company provided services related to international travel to (a) her department and/or (b) entities reporting to her; if so, (i) what is the name of each person who travelled, (ii) what was the travel route and (iii) what is the total amount that was paid for each person?

Reply:

1. (a) Whether the Department procured services from a certain company

(i) What services were procured in each case

(ii) What is the total amount that was paid to the specified company in each case

No services were procured from this company.

No amount was paid to this company.

  1. (b) Whether South African Tourism procured services from a certain company

(i) What services were procured in each case

What is the total amount that was paid to the specified company in each case

No services were procured from this company.

No amount was paid to this company.

2. (a) Whether the specified company provided services related to international travel to the Department

(i) What is the name of each person who travelled

(ii) What was the travel route

(iii) What is the total amount that was paid for each person

No international services were provided by this company.

Not applicable

No amount was paid to this company.

2. (b) Whether the specified company provided services related to international travel to South African Tourism

(i) What is the name of each person who travelled

(ii) What was the travel route

(iii) What is the total amount that was paid for each person

No international services were provided by this company.

Not applicable

No amount was paid to this company.

29 November 2017 - NW3636

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any entity reporting to her own land; if so, in each case, (i) where is each plot of land located, (ii) what is the size of each specified plot and (iii) what is each plot currently being used for?

Reply:

a) Department own land

(i) Where is each plot of land located

(ii) What is the size of each specified plot

(iii) What is each plot currently being used for

None, the Department does not own any land

Not applicable

Not applicable

b) South African Tourism own land

(i) Where is each plot of land located

(ii) What is the size of each specified plot

(iii) What is each plot currently being used for

90 Protea Road, Chistlehurston; 2196

5345 m2

SAT offices.

29 November 2017 - NW3670

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Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether she has made any remedial commitments such as a return holiday trip to the 36 Dutch tourists who were recently robbed at gunpoint while visiting the country; if not, does she plan to put in place any remedial commitments in this regard; if so, (a) what are the relevant details of the commitment, (b) what amount will the commitment cost and (c) how will the commitment be financed?

Reply:

No, the Minister did not make any remedial commitment.

The department is guided by provisions in the Laws and Regulations that govern the management of Public Finances. In this regard, there are no provisions for insurance related or associated support that can be provided by the department. This position also takes into account the unsustainable nature of such support from a financial point of view. It is for this reason that most travellers procure travel insurance covers, which ensures that they are covered in case of emergencies.

However, the tourist can be offered excursions to attractions, in partnership with other government entities and attractions operators. The role of private sector is also critical when it comes to contractual implications for the tourists in terms of operator/s’ commission and associated package expenses.

The department is currently working with all relevant stakeholders to put together a National Coordinating Forum to ensure a coordinated and swift response to such incidences. Added to that, and in the spirit of caring for our tourists, will be the establishment of a “Victim Support Programme” with the main purpose of providing aftercare support to such victims while they are still in the country. This will be done in conjunction with relevant stakeholders where the department will among other things, facilitate the following:

  • Facilitate consular and embassy involvement and contacting families and friends.
  • Feedback on the progress regarding the progress on apprehending the perpetrators and bringing them to book will be done through the embassy.

a) Not applicable

b) Not applicable

c) Not applicable

 

13 November 2017 - NW3274

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Purdon, Mr RK to ask the Minister of Tourism

With regard to the renovations of the Tsholomnqa Estuary Wilderness Camp in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality in the Eastern Cape, (a) who was serving as the project manager for a certain company (Performance Unlimited?) at the time that the specified company absconded its responsibilities, (b) was the specified company already paid in full for the renovations of the camp at the time that it absconded, (c) what actions were taken by her department to compel the specified company to complete the work, (d) what action did her department take to recoup lost monies from the specified company and (e) what efforts were made by her department to complete the unfinished project so that the KwaSandile community is provided with a functional entity?

Reply:

a) Name of project manager – Mr Lyall Welgemoed who was supported by a team of consultants, contractor and a finance person. The allegations that Performance Unlimited absconded from its responsibilities is incorrect, the contracted work was completed.

b) Was the company paid?

Performance Unlimited was paid for work completed.

c) What actions was taken to complete the work?

No actions were required as the said company completed the work as required.

d) What actions was taken to recoup lost monies?

No monies were lost as the funds were accounted for.

e) What efforts were made by her department to complete the unfinished project

This is a historical project which dates back to 2001. The owning entity is the Tyolomnqa Economic Development Trust. The project concept was developed in 2001 from discussions by the Tyolomnqa River Estuary Forum, with interests in the conservation and ecological management of the estuary.

The then Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT) agreed to provide funding of

R 750 000 from the Poverty Relief Grant for the development of a wilderness camp. The original business model was based on eight chalets (4-bed) and four campsites (8-persons per site). This funding was not sufficient to cover the full scope, only seven chalets, the campsite and a boma were completed in 2006. The project was never operational and over time the wilderness camp deteriorated.

The then Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism granted additional funding of R9.5 million in 2009 to resuscitate the project, refurbish the existing facilities and construct new ones, with the intention of operationalising the project. Performance Unlimited was contracted as the Project Implementer. Performance Unlimited commenced with the work in 2011 whilst awaiting zoning approval. In 2012 they submitted a request for additional funding of R6.3 million to cover the budget short fall.

In 2012 the new Department of Tourism reviewed the additional funding application, conducted a site visit to verify the need for additional funding and also met with the local municipality. The new Department of Tourism was not convinced of the long term sustainability of the project due to a number of reasons including governance and institutional arrangements for the project and the poor access road. The additional funding which was requested in 2012 was not granted and the Department did not continue with the project.

13 November 2017 - NW3329

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether the (a) chief executive officer and (b) chief financial officer of entities reporting to her are employed on a permanent basis; if not, (a) The Chief Executive Officer of SA Tourism is not employed on a permanent basis. (b) The Chief Financial Officer of SA Tourism is not employed on a permanent basis. (2) Whether the specified officers are employed on a fixed term contract; if so, (a) what are the names of each of the officers and (b) when (i) was each officer employed and (ii) will each officer’s contract end?

Reply:

1. (a) The Chief Executive Officer of SA Tourism is not employed on a permanent basis.

(b)The Chief Financial Officer of SA Tourism is not employed on a permanent basis.

(2) Both the specified officers are employed on fixed term contracts.

(a) Name of Officer

(b) (i) When was Officer employed

(b) (ii) When will contract of Officer end?

Mr. Sisa Ntshona

CEO

03 October 2016

30 September 2021

Mr. Thomas Bouwer CFO

17 October 2013

30 October 2018

27 October 2017 - NW3022

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Steenkamp, Ms J to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1)What is the (a) total amount that was paid out in bonuses to employees in her department and (b) detailed breakdown of the bonus that was paid out to each employee in each salary level in the 2016-17 financial year; (2) what is the (a) total estimated amount that will be paid out in bonuses to employees in her department and (b) detailed breakdown of the bonus that will be paid out to each employee in each salary level in the 2017-18 financial year?

Reply:

1. (a) Total amount paid out in 2016-17 financial year for bonuses: R3,712,034.58

(b) Detailed breakdown of bonuses to each employee on each salary level

Salary level

Number of employees who qualified

Total

Lower skilled (levels 1-2)

0

0

Skilled (levels 3-5)

23

112,358.22

Highly skilled production (levels 6-8)

94

712,301.52

Highly Skilled supervision (levels 9-12)

144

2,121,609.57

Senior Management (levels 13-16)

26

765,765.27

TOTAL

287

R3,712,034.58

2. (a) Total estimated amount to be paid out in 2017-18 financial year for bonuses: R3,848,701.15

(b) Detailed breakdown of bonuses to each employee on each salary level that will be paid out in
2017-18 financial year.

Salary level

Number of employees who qualified

Total

Lower skilled (levels 1-2)

0

0

Skilled (levels 3-5)

21

72,321.38

Highly skilled production (levels 6-8)

109

746,210.52

Highly Skilled supervision (levels 9-12)

152

2,246,521.70

Senior Management ( levels 13-16)

30

783,647.55

TOTAL

312

R3,848,701.15

13 October 2017 - NW2903

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King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Tourism

What is the detailed (a) breakdown of and (b) valuation for current and non-current assets and investments held by (i) her department and (ii) each entity reporting to her according to (aa) listed assets (aaa) directly held and (bbb) indirectly held and (bb) unlisted investments (aaa) directly held and (bbb) indirectly held by each of the entities, in each case breaking the current assets and investments down by 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months and beyond 12 months?

Reply:

a) BREAKDOWN OF CURRENT AND NON-CURRENT ASSETS AND INVESTMENTS

(i) Department of Tourism

(aa) Listed assets

 

0-3 Months

3-6 Months

6-12 Months

Beyond 12 Months

(aaa) Directly held

NA

NA

NA

Transport

Computer equipment

Furniture and office Equipment

Other Machinery and Equipment

(bbb) Indirectly held

NA

NA

NA

 

(bb) Unlisted investments

 

0-3 Months

3-6 Months

6-12 Months

Beyond 12 Months

(aaa) Directly held

None

None

None

None

(bbb) Indirectly held

None

None

None

None

(ii) SA Tourism

(aa) Listed assets

 

0-3 Months

3-6 Months

6-12 Months

Beyond 12 Months

(aaa) Directly held

Trade and other receivable

Staff advances

Cash and cash equivalents *

NA

NA

Investment Property

       

Property, plant and equipment

       

Intangible assets

(bbb) Indirectly held

None

None

None

None

*Included in cash and cash equivalents is an amount of R 369 862 946 which relates to consolidated call account deposits.

(bb) Unlisted investments

 

0-3 Months

3-6 Months

6-12 Months

Beyond 12 Months

(aaa) Directly held

None

None

None

None

(bbb) Indirectly held

None

None

None

None

b) VALUATION FOR CURRENT AND NON-CURRENT ASSETS AND INVESTMENTS

(i) Department of Tourism

(aa) Listed assets

 

0-3 Months

3-6 Months

6-12 Months

Beyond 12 Months

(aaa) Directly held

None

None

None

R’000

       

Transport Assets R 7 099

Computer equipment R 26 622

Furniture and office Equipment R 13 756

Other Machinery and Equipment R 8 833

       

Total: R 56 310

(bbb) Indirectly held

None

None

None

None

(bb) Unlisted investments

 

0-3 Months

3-6 Months

6-12 Months

Beyond 12 Months

(aaa) Directly held

None

None

None

None

(bbb) Indirectly held

None

None

None

None

(ii) SA Tourism

(aa) Listed assets

 

0-3 Months

3-6 Months

6-12 Months

Beyond 12 Months

(aaa) Directly held

Trade and other receivable

R 20 713 573

Staff advances ( current)

R 8 056

Cash and cash equivalents

R 551 260 679

 

None

None

Investment Property R 5 953 634

Property, Plant & Equipment R 89 677 825

Intangible assets R 5 703 576

 

Total: R 571 982 308

   

Total: R 101 335 035

(bbb) Indirectly held

None

None

None

None

(bb) Unlisted investments

 

0-3 Months

3-6 Months

6-12 Months

Beyond 12 Months

(aaa) Directly held

None

None

None

None

(bbb) Indirectly held

None

None

None

None

11 September 2017 - NW2597

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Tourism

When are the application dates (a) opening and (b) closing for the board positions of all entities and councils reporting to her?

Reply:

(a) Applications for South African Tourism Board positions will open for a period of 30 days in October 2017.

(b) Applications for South African Tourism Board positions will close in November 2017.

07 September 2017 - NW2235

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Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1) How many Social Responsibility Implementation (SRI) projects were completed since 2014; (2) (a) which SRI projects have not yet been completed and (b) what (i) is the total cost of the project and (ii) are the reasons for the incompletion?

Reply:

1. Number of completed Social Responsibility Implementation (SRI) projects since 2014 is thirty-two (32).

2. Infrastructure projects currently under implementation in Working for Tourism in terms of the EPWP

No.

  1. Which SRI projects have not yet been completed

(b)(i) what Is the total cost of the project

(b)(ii) What are the reasons for the incompletion

EASTERN CAPE

1

Six Day Hiking Trail ( Port st Johns to Coffee bay)

Budget: R9,405,000

Transferred to date: R7,429,814

Actual expenditure: R7,401,395

The project is currently under implementation and is expected to be completed in December 2017.

2

Upgrading of Kiwane Campsite

Budget: R22,632,036

Transferred to date: R213,750

Actual expenditure: R213,750

This is a historical project which had stalled due the poor performance of the service provider. The Department has now appointed a new service provider to complete the project. The project is currently in the planning phase. The planning phase will be assessed by Government Technical Advisory Centre (GTAC) team and advice will be provided on the cost and approach to complete the project.

3

Mdantsane Lodge

Budget: R13,537,500

Transferred to date: R570,000

Actual expenditure: R570,000

This is a new project currently in the planning phase. The planning phase will be assessed by GTAC team and advice will be provided on whether to proceed with the project or not, and if so the cost and approach to implement and complete the project.

4

Mthonsi Lodge

Budget: R28,215,000

Transferred to date: R27,531,883

Actual expenditure: R25,874,726

The service provider requested additional funding to complete outstanding deliverables. GTAC is assessing the request for additional funding and will advise the Department on the way forward.

5

Qatywa Eco-Tourism Development

Budget: R23,750,000

Transferred to date: R23,288,668

Actual expenditure: R21,021,031

The service provider requested additional funding to complete outstanding deliverables. GTAC is assessing the request for additional funding and will advise the Department on the way forward

6

Western Tembuland

Budget: R10,449,156

Transferred to date: R10,382,358

Actual expenditure: R9,557,581

This is a historical project which stalled due to budget short-fall. The project will be assessed by the GTAC team and advice will be provided on the cost and approach to complete the project

7

Establishment of Chalets at Nyandeni Great Place

Budget: R7,600,000

Transferred to date: R7,546,800

Actual expenditure: R7,546,800

This is a historical project which stalled due to budget shortfall. The project will be assessed by the GTAC team and advice will be provided on the cost and approach to complete the project

8

Tenahead Mountain Lodge

Budget: R2,925,000

Transferred to date: R2,574,842

Actual expenditure: R2,574,842

This is a historical project which stalled due to poor performance of the implementer. The project will be assessed by the GTAC team and advice will be provided on the cost and approach to complete the project

9

Rock Art Tourism Phase 2

Budget: R4,750,000

Transferred to date: R4,662,212

Actual expenditure: R4,414,103

This is a historical project which stalled poor performance of the implementer. The project will be assessed by the GTAC team and advice will be provided on the cost and approach to complete the project

10

Quakeni Great Place Cultural Village

Budget: R20,500,000

Transferred to date: R20,380,886

Actual expenditure: R20,167,143

This is a historical project which stalled due to budget shortfall. The project will be assessed by the GTAC team and advice will be provided on the cost and approach to complete the project.

FREE STATE

11

Building a Guest House in Qwa Qwa

Budget: R16,906,319

Transferred to date: R16,786,234

Actual expenditure: R14,765,498

Historical challenges with this project have been resolved and the Department appointed a new service provider to complete the project. The project is currently under implementation and is expected to be completed in March 2018.

12

Masilonyane Information Centre

Budget: R3,773,102

Transferred to date: R2,138,579

Actual expenditure: R2,034,358

 

This project is currently in the implementation phase and is expected to be completed by December 2017.

13

Empereni Hospitality Training Centre

Budget: R18,810,000

Transferred to date: R760,000

Actual expenditure: R760,000

This is a new project in the planning phase. The planning phase will be assessed by GTAC team and advice will be provided whether to proceed with the project or not, and if so advice on the approach to implement the project.

14

Vredefort Dome Interpretation

Center

Budget: R15,000,000

Transferred to date: R0

Actual expenditure: R0

This is a historical project which had stalled due to poor performance of the service provider. The Department has now appointed a new service provider to complete the project. The project is currently in the planning phase. The planning phase will be assessed by Government Technical Advisory Centre (GTAC) team and advice will be provided on the cost and approach to complete the project.

15

Barolong Boo Seleka

Budget: R3,372,500

Transferred to date: R3,298,917

Actual expenditure: R3,174,621

This is a historical project which stalled poor performance of the service provider. The project will be assessed by GTAC and advice will be provided whether to complete it or not, and if so advice on the cost and approach to complete it.

16

Sentinel Peak Car Park Access

Budget: R11,432,622

Transferred to date: R11,213,297

Actual expenditure: R11,128,388

This is a historical project which stalled due to budget shortfall. The project will be assessed by the GTAC team and advice will be provided on whether to complete it or not, and if so advice on the cost and approach to complete it

17

Infrastructure Development through Monontsha

Budget: R13,526,330

Transferred to date: R12,548,922

Actual expenditure: R12,548,922

This project is stalled due to poor-performance by the Service Provider. The project will be assessed by GTAC and advice will be provided whether to complete it or not, and if so advice on the cost and approach to complete it.

KWAZULU-NATAL

18

Ezemvelo Roofing Project

Budget: R33,100,000

Transferred to date: R4,733,300

Actual expenditure: R 0

 

This in a new project currently in the planning phase.

19

Ezemvelo Midmar Infrastructure project

Budget: R36,378,180

Transferred to date: R 18,009,000

Actual expenditure: R 0

This in a new project currently in the planning phase.

20

Muzi Pan

Budget: R12,447,480

Transferred to date: R11,887,691 Actual expenditure: R11,823,868

This project is stalled pending a decision on the request for additional funds to complete the project. The project will be assessed by GTAC team and advice will be provided on the cost and approach to complete the project.

21

Lilani Hot springs

Budget: R18,810,000

Transferred to date: R13,300,216

Actual expenditure: R12,857,024

This project is stalled due to poor-performance by the service provider. The project will be assessed by GTAC team and advice will be provided on the cost and approach to complete the project.

LIMPOPO

22

Mukumbani Waterfalls -Phase 3

Budget: R23,738,732

Transferred to date: R23,606,943

Actual expenditure: R20,541,883

This project is currently in the implementation stage with an estimated completion dates in December 2017.

23

Phiphidi Waterfalls Phase 2

Budget: R24,614,348

Transferred to date: R9,622,296

Actual expenditure: R3,695,107

 

This project is currently in the implementation stage with an estimated completion dates in June 2018. The GTAC team will review the current project documentation and advice will be provided on the cost and approach to complete the project.

24

The Oaks Project

Budget: R26,550,216

Transferred to date: R11,956,015

Actual expenditure: R356,014

This project is currently in the implementation stage with an estimated completion dates in December 2018. The GTAC team will review the current project documentation and advice will be provided on the cost and approach to complete the project.

25

Sekhukhune Project

Budget: R13,356,938

Transferred to date: R69,864

Actual expenditure: R69,864

This is a historical project which had stalled due to poor performance of the service provider. The Department has now appointed a new service provider to complete the project. The project is currently in the planning phase. The planning phase will be assessed by Government Technical Advisory Centre (GTAC) team and advice will be provided on the cost and approach to complete the project.

26

24 Rivers

Budget: R24,838,662

Transferred to date: R444,984

Actual expenditure: R444,984

This project is currently in the planning phase. The project will be assessed by GTAC and guidance will be provided on the cost and the approach to implement and complete the project.

27

SanParks Mapungubwe Youth Hostel

Budget: R24,838,662

Transferred to date: R12,000,000

Actual expenditure: R 0

This is a new project which is currently in the planning phase. The implementation phase is expected to start in 2018.

28

Ngove Cultural Village - Phase 2

Budget: R20,133,951

Transferred to date: R19,993,014

Actual expenditure: R19,614,227

The service provider requested additional funding to complete outstanding deliverables. GTAC is assessing the request for additional funding and will advise the Department on the way forward

29

Tisane Cultural Village

Budget: R18,810,000

Transferred to date: R17,399,799

Actual expenditure: R17,399,710

The service provider requested additional funding to complete outstanding deliverables. The request will be assessed by GTAC team and advice will be provided on the cost and approach to complete the project.

30

VhaTsonga Cultural Village

Budget: R9,185,000

Transferred to date: R9,068,064

Actual expenditure: R9,068,064

This is a historical project which was stalled due poor performance of the service provider. Forensic audit/investigation were instituted against that service provider. The project will be assessed by GTAC and guidance will be provided on whether the Department should complete the project or not; and if so the cost and approach to complete the project.

MPUMALANGA

31

Mnisi Resort

Budget: R9,784,583.52

Transferred to date: R148,465

Actual expenditure: R148,465

This is a historical project which was stalled due poor performance of the service provider. Forensic audit/investigation were instituted against that service provider. The Department has now appointed a new service provider to complete the project. The project is currently in the planning phase. The planning phase will be assessed by Government Technical Advisory Centre (GTAC) team and advice will be provided on the cost and approach to complete the project.

32

Bohlabela Cultural Village project

Budget: R19,634,568

Transferred to date: R114,726

Actual expenditure: R114,726

Planning activities have yielded negative results and the project is recommended for cancellation.

NORTHERN CAPE

33

NC Platfontein Lodge

Budget: R27,313,294

Transferred to date: R16,227,733

Actual expenditure: R11,745,519

 

This project is currently in the implementation stage with an estimated completion dates in June 2018. The GTAC team will review the current project documentation and advice will be provided on the cost and approach to complete the project.

34

NC Kamiesburg Tourism Development

Budget: R5,100,000

Transferred to date: R4,815,074

Actual expenditure: R4,881,394

 

This is a historical project which was stalled due poor performance of the service provider. Forensic audit/investigation were instituted against that service provider. The project will be assessed by GTAC and guidance will be provided on whether the Department should complete the project or not; and if so the cost and approach to complete the project.

NORTH WEST

35

Manyane Lodge Project

Budget: R47,515,112

Transferred to date: R46,934,114

Actual expenditure: R46,908,930

The service provider requested additional funding to complete outstanding deliverables. The request will be assessed by GTAC team and advice will be provided on the cost and approach to complete the project.

36

Lotlamoreng Dam project

Budget: R13,276,373

Transferred to date: R0.00

Actual expenditure: R0.00

A new project in the planning phase. GTAC will be assessing the planning documents and advised the department on the way forward in implementation of the project.

WESTERN CAPE

37

WC Agulhas Lighthouse Tourism Project (60 seater restaurant. reception area. interpretative center. curio shop. conference facility. vendor stalls. furniture. paving. walkways and associated services)

Budget: R54,990,000

Transferred to date: R27,495,000

Actual expenditure: R0.00

 

This is a new project currently in the planning phase.

38

WC Agulhas Icon project

Budget: R14,107,500

Transferred to date: R11,581,787

Actual expenditure: R3,241,821

This project is currently in the implementation stage with an estimated completion dates in March 2018. The GTAC team will review the current project documentation and advice will be provided on the cost and approach to complete the project.

07 September 2017 - NW2374

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Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Tourism

With reference to the recent use of an image of the City of Auckland to promote the City of eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality by South African Tourism (SAT), what mechanisms have been put in place by (a) SAT and (b) her department to (i) ensure consistent and competent marketing of major cities and (ii) co-ordinate major city marketing to align with SAT’s overall marketing strategy?

Reply:

Mechanisms put in place by:

(a) South African Tourism (SAT) to:

(i) SA Tourism has created a digital asset library with approved images, films and a destination presentation that considers all the provinces for Provinces and various stakeholders to use.

(ii) SA Tourism provides a Corporate Identity Manual to guide the SA Tourism brand and images to be used. SA Tourism has further included this in the pending performance agreements with the Provinces.

(b) Department of Tourism to:

(i) - (ii) Not applicable, the destination marketing mandate is with South Africa Tourism.

25 August 2017 - NW2237

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Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) What were the reasons for her visit to Chicago in the United States of America in July 2017, (b) who did she engage with regarding tourism in South Africa, (c) what were the outcomes of such engagements, (d) what was the total cost of her trip and (e) who was part of the delegation?

Reply:

a) What were the reasons for her visit to Chicago in the United States of America in July 2017?

The Minister was invited by the Rainbow Push Coalition to attend the 46th Annual International Convention. The South African Consulate General in Chicago supported the invitation and believed that the visit would present the opportunity to show case South Africa as a country that respects, upholds the rights of its citizens, promote a thriving tourism destination and present business opportunities. The Minister also used the opportunity to engage with trade, media and other tourism stakeholders as part of the ongoing promotion of South Africa to the United States market.

b) Who did the Minister engage with regarding tourism in South Africa?

The following engagements were planned by SA Tourism for the Minister to participate in:

CHICAGO

  • An SA Tourism Luncheon/Round Table themed “Tourism Development and Growth in South Africa”, touching also on “Women in Tourism” in partnership with SAA.

The following companies were present at the engagements with Minister:

  • Luxury Travel Professional
  • R. Cruscoe Travel
  • Creative Incentives
  • South African Airways
  • WVON Radio
  • News Anchor ABC7 News
  • Advantage International Tours
  • iHeart Media Radio
  • Landmark Incentive
  • Nat Geographic
  • SDI Incentive Market
  • Media Interviewed BY WVON Radio on tourism development in the country (RSA) and opportunities for travel repeaters to South Africa from the US market.
  • Panel Discussion with Minister Tokozile Xasa and Minister Ayanda Dlodlo, Minister of Communications, COO Sthe Dlamini South African Tourism, and Mr Mudunwazi Baloyi, Brand South Africa US. The topic for discussion was “The Role of Communications and Tourism in the Developmental Agenda of South Africa”
  • A reception hosted by the South African Consul General in Chicago, Ms Vuyiswa Tulelo, was also held in honour of the Ministers at the SA Consulate with broader trade in attendance.
  • Chicago Sister Cities interaction with Mr Leroy Allala to discuss:
  • Harbour Development
  • Cruise Tourism
  • Culture and Heritage
  • Aqua Culture
  • Possible Exchange Programmes
  • Leveraging on events such as the Essence Festival

MIAMI

Meeting with Key Trade Partners and SAA to discuss “Tourism Development and Growth in SA” as well as “Women in Tourism”.

The following trade partners were present:

      • South African Airways
      • Post Haste Travel
      • Karell Enterprises. Inc
      • The Africa Adventure Company

c) What were the outcomes of such engagements?

The key outcomes of the engagements were as follows:

  • The need was identified to cater for call-in queries from tour operators in the market so they can access information;
  • The potential of the MICE Sector, particularly the Incentives Market was identified. This sector is huge in the US, including Chicago and the Mid-West, a low hanging fruit for South Africa to explore

The Trade Partners present agreed to regularly engage each other and to jointly identify suitable platforms for sharing information on:

  • Packages to target travel repeaters
  • New products entering the market
  • Addressing geographic spread
  • Oceans Economy
  • The SA Tourism project in the US focusing on the development of a product database for sharing with trade
  • Access to SA Tourism Digital Asset Bank to address brand consistency was granted to the US trade

d) What was the total cost of the Minister’s trip?

R659 468.50

e) Who was part of the delegation?

Ms Sthembiso Dlamini; SA Tourism COO

Ms Bangu Masisi; SA Tourism US Country Manager

Mr Sinethemba Sonjica, Assistant PA to the Minister

 

22 August 2017 - NW2094

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any entities reporting to her are funding, including by way of discretionary funding, any institution of research and development (i) domestically and/or (ii) internationally; if so, (aa)(aaa) what are the names of the specified institutions and (bbb) what are their functions, (bb) from what date has her department or any entity reporting to her been funding them and (cc) what amount has her department contributed towards such funding?

Reply:

(a) Whether the department of Tourism is funding, including by way of discretionary funding, any institution of research and development,

  1. (i) Domestically

(aa) (aaa) what are the names of specified institutions?

Institutions of higher learning:

  • University of Pretoria
  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of Venda
  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal

(bbb) what are their functions?

The functions of these institutions of higher learning are to provide teaching and learning and conduct research in order to encourage innovation and the creation, advancement and dissemination of new knowledge and its application to government, industry and civil society. These institutions provide academic and career-focused undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in hospitality, tourism management and development.

(bb) from what date has her department been funding them?

March 2012

(cc) what amount has her department contributed towards such funding?

Funds were transferred to each university, on an annual basis from 2012 to 2017, to conduct research and provide financial support to postgraduate students pursuing tourism-related studies. Over these years, the overall budget spent was as follows:

Research: R14 427 287

Student financial support: R 3 400 000

TOTAL: R17 827 287

(ii) Internationally

(aa) –(cc) NDT does not fund any international institution of research and development.

SA TOURISM

(b) Whether any entities reporting to the Minister, are funding, including by way of discretionary funding, any institution of research and development,

(i) Domestically

(aa) – (cc) SAT does not fund any institution of research and development

(ii) Internationally

(aa) – (cc) SAT does not fund any international institution of research and development.

22 August 2017 - NW2238

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Mbabama, Ms TM to ask the Minister of Tourism

What are her department’s reasons for not implementing the budget resort concept?

Reply:

The audit that the Department conducted in partnership with the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) provided a baseline of municipal and provincially owned tourism assets. This report was made available to all provinces for their project and budget planning purposes of their tourism assets.

Over the past three financial years the Department continued to support projects that were identified by municipalities and provinces. Details of these projects can be requested from the relevant provinces. For example, under the SRI programme, for example, the Grahamstown Caravan Park in the Eastern Cape was refurbished, and the Platfontein Lodge in the Northern Cape was upgraded.

In the past financial year, the Department was able to develop the Infrastructure and Investment Master Plan. The Master Plan includes the catalytic projects with high impact and fair provincial geographic spread.

The Infrastructure Master Plan provides a national framework which will serve as a guideline for the development and maintenance of tourism infrastructure across the country. The framework has set out objectives and will address the infrastructural challenges or gaps which exist in state owned underutilised properties in order to stimulate tourism growth.

The Department does not have sufficient funds to finance the refurbishment of all municipal resorts, thus municipalities must take responsibility for the maintenance and management of their resorts. The successful implementation of the initiatives aimed at sustainability of some of these resorts rest with the owning municipalities as they would need to decide on the adoption of such proposed funding and operating models. The role of the department is to highlight such opportunities and where possible facilitate partnerships.

22 August 2017 - NW2236

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Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Tourism

With reference to the recent fires in Knysna and her department’s commitment to provide assistance, what kind of assistance will her department provide to Knysna?

Reply:

The Knysna municipality indicated that the impact assessment report will only be concluded by the 11th of August 2017. This report will provide the Department with accurate information on the number of unemployed people in the tourism sector who are affected by the Knysna fires. This information will enable the Department to conceptualise and implement the appropriate skills development interventions through the Working for Tourism Expanded Public Works Programme to absorb some employees who qualify from the affected establishments into short-term further training (with stipends) programmes in hospitality. The support to be provided by the Working for Tourism Programme will enable the Knysna hospitality businesses to retrain some of their workforce for a period whilst the hospitality establishments are in a process of rebuilding, it is important that this training effort supports the real demand for skills post rebuilding.

South African Tourism has activated all local and international platforms to highlight Knysna and the environs as a key tourism destination, ensuring the message is clear that the best support tourism can give Knysna is by visiting it and supporting the rebuild.

South African Tourism has worked with its key source markets internationally to bring out trade and social media for the past three months to showcase the region.

22 August 2017 - NW2058

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Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the Minister of Tourism

Has the pilot project of using homesteads as accommodation for tourists who had the desire to have a taste of the rural experience been implemented by her department; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?e their sustainability and growth in the tourism sector.

Reply:

The implementation of the pilot project is part of the Enterprise Development programme and the Pilanesberg Tourism incubator programme that was launched on the 28 October 2016 in the North West Province. This incubator programme currently has two (2) homestay businesses which serve as the pilot project. These homestays (Masilela Homestay and Pilane Homestay) are both in Moruleng village. The Department of Tourism is supporting and developing the owners of the homestays by providing training and skills development. At the completion of the pilot, the North West Department of Tourism in partnership with Bojanala District and Moses Kotane Local Municipalities will be responsible for the aftercare programme for the homestays to ensure their sustainability and growth in the tourism sector.

03 August 2017 - NW1401

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Tourism

What (a) social responsibility implementation projects will her department fund in the 2017-18 financial year, (b) are the costs in each case and (c) are the budgeted increases in income in each year at each project site as a result of the proposed funding?

Reply:

(a) & (b)

The list of the Working for Tourism projects and associated costs which will be funded in 2017/18 is outlined in the Table below. Please note that these projects are implemented over multiple financial years and the funding that is reflected is the total approved project budget.

Project Name

Total Approved Project Budget

Amount transferred by 30 March 2017

Projected/Estimated expenditure for 2017/18

Infrastructure Projects

LP- Phiphidi Waterfalls Phase 2

R 24 614 348.00

R 9 622 296.00

R11 114 348.00

FS-Building a Guesthouse in Qwa Qwa Phase 2

R16 906 319.00

R14 991 020.00

R 1 799 499.00

FS- Masilonyane Information Centre

R 3 773 102.52

R 2 138 579.00

R 1 634 523.52

NC- Platfontein Lodge

R 27 313 294.00

R11 252 311.00

R 15 592 988.00

LP – The Oaks Project

R 26 550 216.00

R26 194 201.10

R 18 600 000.00

Training Projects 

National Youth Chef Training Programme

R63 694 002.00

R63 424 002.00

R 270 000.00

National Youth Chef Training Programme - Additional 200

R10 428 372.00

R10 428 372.00

0

KZN- Hospitality Youth Programme

R24 750 000.00

R20 851 195.00

R 3 725 555.00

WC- Hospitality Youth Programme

R24 750 000.00

R20 958 000.00

R 3 618 750.00

NC- Hospitality Youth Programme

R 4 950 000.00

R  972 000.00

R 943 350.00

EC-Hospitality Youth Programme

R 4 950 000.00

R 4 005 004.00

R 910 346.00

GP-Hospitality Youth Programme

R 9 900 000.00

R 7 473 246.00

R 2 358 454.00

MP - Hospitality Youth Programme

R14 850 000.00

R11 953 888.00

R 2 792 162.00

The Tourism Blue Flag Programme

R39 600 000.00

R29 081 665.00

R 5 748 508.00

Food Safety Project

R26 685 747.00

R10 000 000.00

R16 685 747.00

Wine Service Training Project

R61 479 000.00

R20 000 000.00

R18 470 500.00

Gauteng Tourism Safety Monitors Project

R52 145 429.00

R 2 280 000.00

R16 621 809.00

Projects at a planning stage

FS-Empereni Hospitality Training Centre

R 18 810 000.00

R 760 000.00

R 9 000 000.00

FS Vredefort Dome

R 15 000 000.00

0

R 7 000 000.00

LP -Sekhukhune Project

R 13 356 938.00

R 69 863.03

R 6 500 000.00

LP- Bohlabela project

R 19 634 568.00

R 114 725.58

R 8 000 000.00

LP- 24 Rivers

R 24 838 662.00

R 344 984.12

R 9 000 000.00

EC- Kiwane camp

R 22 632 036.00

R 213 750.00

R10 000 000.00

NW Lotlamoreng Dam project

R 13 276 373.00

0

R 9 000 000.00

MP- Mnisi Resort

R 9 784 583.52

R 148 465.90

R 4 500 000.00

LP - SanParks Mapungubwe Youth Hostel

R24 274 000.00

R12 000 000.00

R 7 085 930.00

KZN Ezemvelo Roofing Project

R33 100 000.00

R 4 733 300.00

R 9 455 568.00

KZN Ezemvelo Midmar Infrastructure project

R36 378 180.00

R18 009 000.00

R 6 123 060.00

WC Agulhas Lighthouse Tourism Project

R54 990 000.00

R27 495 000.00

R 9 165 000.00

(c ) This information is not available for historical projects. Through the current extensive review of the former Social Responsibility Initiative (SRI) Programme this short coming will be addressed. However, this review process has just commenced. The department does not collect information on income or revenue generated by projects post-handover to the owning entities.

03 August 2017 - NW1552

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Van Dalen, Mr P to ask the Minister of Tourism

What is the total number of (a) hotel establishment rooms, (b) large hotel chain rooms and (c) non-hotel establishment rooms in the country (i) in the (aa) 2014-15, (bb) 2015-16 and (cc) 2016-17 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017?

Reply:

(i) The total number of rooms in the country:

There is currently no database that reflects the universal number of rooms in the country. The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) only collects information on graded establishments and graded rooms.

 

(aa) 2014-2015

(bb) 2015-2016

(cc) 2016-2017

  1. 1 April 2017
  1. Hotel establishment rooms

(graded hotel establishment rooms)

58,186

55,263

58,684

59,092

  1. *Large hotel chain rooms

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

  1. **Non-hotel establishment rooms

(graded non-hotel establishment rooms)

57,491

59,018

60,185

59,709

* The TGCSA does not track the number of graded hotel rooms according to the size of the hotel or by hotel chain.

** Non-hotel establishment rooms in the following categories:

  • Backpacker and hostelling
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Country House
  • Game Lodge
  • Guest House
  • Nature Reserve
  • Lodge
  • Self-Catering
  • Meetings, Exhibitions and Special Events

The department recognises the need for a comprehensive database that is not solely dependent on the grading status or updates from establishments in order to support planning, growth and development of the tourism sector. In this regard, the Department, working with Provinces; Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs; Municipalities; Industry and other related agencies is embarking on a process to build a comprehensive tourism database for the country through a “census” of establishments during the current financial year.

03 August 2017 - NW1405

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Tourism

Has the Marketing Investment Framework econometric study conducted by her department with Oxford established an empirically derived optimal annual advertising spend to boost domestic tourism; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) is this optimal annual domestic amount, (b) other relevant insights which can revitalise domestic tourism are contained in the study and (c) are the further relevant details in this regard?

Reply:

The Marketing Investment Framework calculated R38 million as the optimal marketing spend to achieve SA Tourism’s 5-in-5 targets of 1 million more domestic holiday trips by 2021.

The Marketing Investment Framework calculation did not take into consideration South Africa’s macro-economic environment and barriers to domestic travel listed below:

  • A constrained economy and high interest rates leading to high levels of unemployment;
  • Lack of affordability due to low disposable income and restrained spending by consumers;
  • The lack of culture of travel within the domestic market as South Africans do not see the value of travel.

Through the SA Tourism commissioned Domestic Segmentation Refresh Study and collaboration with Provincial Tourism Authorities, SA Tourism gained insights into the key drivers of domestic tourism and a renewed understanding of the identified market segments, ensuring their relevance in the current macro-economic environment.

SA Tourism used these insights to augment the outcome of the Marketing Investment Framework and increased the domestic marketing spend by an additional R100 million. SA Tourism is working with provinces to build a culture of travel and to drive conversion.

(a) Optimal annual domestic amount.

SA Tourism’s R138 million domestic marketing budget for the 2017/18 financial year has been apportioned as follows in order to address the barriers highlighted above:

  • 50% of the total marketing budget has been allocated to drive awareness and to build a culture of travel amongst South Africans who currently have no culture of travel though the “I Do Tourism” Campaign.
  • The remaining 50% of the budget has been set aside to drive conversion with trade through affordable local packages and to drive demand for more frequent domestic short breaks.

Going forward, some of this budget will be focussed more towards investing in tourism development driven by the National Department of Tourism in order to increase supply of quality and affordable products into the market, thereby ensuring a balance between stimulation of demand and strengthening the supply base.

(b) Other relevant insights which can revitalise domestic tourism that are contained in the study

The Domestic Tourism Marketing Strategy is informed by a segmentation refresh study that was recently undertaken, to enable better targeting of the identified consumer segments, which will inform refreshed messaging and communications. The domestic study found that there are almost 22 million South Africans with a source of income, who can be seen as potential tourists.

(c) Further details

The Domestic Tourism Marketing Strategy will focus on building the culture of travel, converting the travelling population (especially those who travel mainly to visit friends and relatives) to start taking holidays, and encouraging existing holiday-makers to take more holidays.

The research identified three groups of people to target:

  • Build Culture of Travel

In order to broaden the opportunity for growing domestic tourism, South African Tourism will build the culture of travel among South Africans. Initiatives and programmes to build a travel culture will target 3.6 million consumers with adequate disposable income yet not travelling as much as they could.

  • Convert Travelling Population

This population of approximately 1.5 million people is already travelling to a certain extent, but not necessarily for holiday purposes. They buy into the “experience economy” and aspire most to travelling overseas and exploring other countries, prioritising such trips over domestic trips – especially if they are offered a good deal. Since they do not always have the means to travel, they are looking for affordable options, and will prioritise travel if and when inspiration strikes.

  • Encourage Existing Holiday Makers

This group of about 350 000 people are considered “mature” in terms of holiday travel. They are happy to pay for convenience when travelling, because their time is precious. They enjoy going on holiday seasonally to spend time bonding with their family, and their children are their main priority.

With these domestic tourism focus areas in mind, as well as taking into account key barriers to travel such as affordability and accessibility, South African Tourism aims to:

  • Excite and entrench a tourism culture among South Africans by partnering with community structures across all provinces (including rural areas), supporting affordable trade offers and other catalytic platforms supported by media and influencers for first-time tourists.
  • Grow the number of domestic tourists and the frequency of trips by targeting the prioritised segments. This will be done by engaging in activities (including product placement through media channels) that will drive demand by changing consumers’ attitude towards the desirability and value of domestic travel.
  • Increase the contribution of tourism revenue to the economy by targeting holiday leisure tourists as well as business tourists, with the intention of converting business tourists into leisure tourists by promoting leisure tourism add-ons to business trips in partnership with the trade. VFR tourists will also be motivated to embrace more leisure tourism activities.
  • Enhance efforts to address seasonality by developing deal-driven tactical campaigns with trade partners to stimulate bookings during the low season, from May to September. Day trips will be encouraged through initiatives such as special offers or discounts to make attractions affordable for all.
  • Achieve improved geographic spread by partnering with provincial tourism agencies to build content and itineraries of new and innovative products for packaging by trade partners. This will include highlighting the “hidden gems” in less-visited provinces and promoting World Heritage Sites and other iconic cultural attractions. The strategy will leverage off provincial strategic events and resources to grow domestic tourism and increase the share of tourism for the respective provinces. This calls for the alignment of plans and strategies, as well as for the monitoring of their successful implementation.

03 August 2017 - NW1403

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Bara, Mr M R to ask the Minister of Tourism

With reference to her reply to question 1017 on 26 April 2016, (a) what amount did it cost to complete each of the (i) 8 social responsibility implementation (SRI) projects in the 2014-15 financial year and (ii) 11 SRI projects in the 2015-16 financial year, (b) what were the (i) gross incomes and (ii) net profits of each of the specified SRI projects since their completion dates, (c) how much of the specified (i) gross incomes and (ii) net profits can be attributed to the expenditure incurred by her department in each case and (d) what are the further relevant details in each case?

Reply:

(a) Cost

(a) (i) Projects that were successfully completed in 2014/2015.

No.

(a) (i) 2014/15 Completed projects

Budget

Expenditure

Municipality

EASTERN CAPE

1.

Manqondo Tourism

R 4,750,000

R 4,724,969

King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality

2.

Wonkumuntu Tourism

R9,500,000

R9,496,396

King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality

3.

IP OR Tambo Heritage

R 10,000,000

R 8,300,755

Mbizana Local Municipality

KWAZULU-NATAL

4.

Muzi Pan

Phase 1

R 1,000,000

R 995,340

Jozini Local Municipality

5.

Ntuzuma

R4,167,078

R4,138,252

eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

LIMPOPO

6.

Mukumbani Waterfall

R7,600,000

R 7,546,800

Thulamela Local Municipality

FREE STATE

7.

Black Water Fly Fishing

R 2,700,000

R 2,603,002

Maluti a Phofung Local Municipality

8

Establishment of Central Communication Centre

R 1,943,000

R 1,876,950

Maluti a Phofung Local Municipality

WESTERN CAPE

a (ii) Projects that were successfully completed in 2015/2016

No

(a) (ii) 2015/16 Completed projects

Budget

Expenditure

Municipality

EASTERN CAPE

1.

Mthatha Airport Information Centre

R13,059,000

R13,059,000

King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality

2.

Bongolo Dam

R14,107,500

R14,020,875

Lukanji Local Municipality

3.

Ndlambe Tourism Infrastructure

R 23,157,996

R 23,161,555

Ndlambe Local Municipality

4.

Grahamstown Caravan Park

R12,262,404

R12,193,954

Makana Local Municipality

5.

Maluti Hiking and Horse Trail

R4,750,000

R4,749,987

Matatiele Municipality

FREE STATE

6.

Establishment of Central Communication Centre

R 1,943,000

R 1,876,950

Maluti a Phofung Local Municipality

KWAZULU-NATAL

7.

Mpumalanga Gateway

R4,702,500

R4,671,934

eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

NORTHERN CAPE

8.

Frances Baard Park

R20,800,000

R20,463,701

Sol Plaatjie Local Municipality

WESTERN CAPE

9

False Bay Ecological Park

R26,950,000

R26,950,000

City of Cape Town Metro

10.

Donkey Tracking Route - Phase 3

R20,606,900

R20,606,563

Cederberg Local Municipality

11.

Tourism Development for Atlantis - Phase 2

R9,900,000

R9,898,272

City of Cape Town Metro

(b) What were the

(i) Gross incomes of each SRI project since completion day

The Department of Tourism does not collect this information as the projects are handed over to the project owners upon completion.

(ii) (Net Profits of each SRI project since completion day

The Department of Tourism does not collect this information as the projects are handed over to the project owners upon completion.

(c) How much of the specified :

(i) Gross incomes can be attributed to expenditure incurred by the department

The Department of Tourism does not collect this information as the projects are handed over to the project owners upon completion.

(ii) Net profits can be attributed to expenditure incurred by the department

The Department of Tourism does not collect this information as the projects are handed over to the project owners upon completion.

(d) Further relevant details in each case

Given the responses stated above, there are no further relevant details in each case.

07 July 2017 - NW1816

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1)Which entities reporting to her (a) have a board in place and (b) do not have a board in place, (i) of those that have a board, (aa) when was each individual board member appointed and (bb) when is the term for each board lapsing and (ii) how many (aa) board members are there in each board and (bb) of those board members of each entity are female; (2) with reference to entities that do not have boards in place, (a) who is responsible for appointing the board and (b) when will a board be appointed? NW2024E

Reply:

1. (a) SA Tourism

(b) N/A

(i) SA Tourism Board

Name of Board Member

(aa) Date of Appointment

(bb) Date of End of Contract

Dr T Abrahamse

(Chairperson)

01 June 2015

31 May 2018

Mr Thebe Ikalafeng

(Deputy Chairperson)

01 June 2015

31 May 2018

Dr Ayanda Ntsaluba

01 June 2015

31 May 2018

Mr Graham Wood

01 June 2015

31 May 2018

Ms Judi Nwokedi

01 June 2015

31 May 2018

Ms Michelle Constant

01 June 2015

31 May 2018

Ms Chichi Maponya

01 June 2015

31 May 2018

Mr Colin Bell

01 June 2015

31 May 2018

Ms Amor Malan

01 June 2015

31 May 2018

Mr Oregan Hoskins

01 June 2015

31 May 2018

Ms Mmaditonki Setwaba

01 June 2015

31 May 2018

Mr Yacoob Abba Omar

21 November 2015

31 May 2018

Ms Mmatsatsi Ramawela

26 August 2016

31 May 2018

Mr Enver Duminy

26 August 2016

31 May 2018

(ii) (aa) 14

(bb) 7 Female members

2. (a) N/A