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15 August 2019 - NW324

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Tourism

With reference to the state of the nation address by the President, Mr M C Ramaphosa on 20 June 2019 and the targets set for tourism, (a) what measures are put in place by her department to meet the targets for tourism, (b) what are the (i) timelines, (ii) time frames and (iii) deadlines in this regard, (c) who will be responsible to ensure that the targets are met, (d) how will the targets be measured and monitored and (e) who will measure and monitor the targets?

Reply:

a) What measures are put in place to meet targets for tourism as per the SoNA on 20 June 2019?

Work on breaking down the 21 million international tourists by 2030 target provided by the President has produced a target of 14.5 million international tourist arrivals by the end of 2024. Engagement with the private sector and other stakeholders is already underway in order to increase market penetration of identified critical growth markets such as China, India, Nigeria and Russia. There is also ongoing work that relates to defending our current strong inbound markets while increasing market penetration in markets that we have identified as strategic in meeting the target provided by the President. Constant engagement is being maintained on matters relating to online Visa applications and Visa wavers with the department of Home Affairs.

The Department of Tourism and SAT are in the process of institutionalizing the achievement of the 21 million international tourists by 2030 through the incorporation of the 2024 annual international tourist arrivals of 15 million in the five-year strategic plan and the annual targets.

Measures also include ongoing engagement with the private sector, other government department and other stakeholders in their respective roles in achieving the target set by the President given the supply side and demand side conditions and interventions that need to prevail in order for the target set by the President in the June 2019 State of the Nation Address to be achieved.The targets will form part of the Strategic Plan 2020/21 – 2025/26 of the Department and SA Tourism.

b) What are the:

(i) Time lines

The time lines will be included in the 5-year Strategic Plans that are currently being finalized and will then be broken down into annual targets and then incorporated in the Annual Performance Plans.

(ii) Time frames

The targets will be broken down into years and within each year, into quarters.

(iii) Deadlines

The deadlines for achieving the targets will be aligned to the Strategic Plan and the National Development Plan.

c) Who will be responsible?

The responsibilities will be determined as the Programmes in the Strategic Plan is finalised.

d) How will the targets be measures and monitored?

Performance is measured through the tourist arrivals statistics as reported monthly by Statistics SA through the report P0351 Tourism & Migration and SA Tourism’s monthly departure and domestic surveys.

  • Monthly EXCO meetings where each executive provides a monthly update on the implementation of the APP;
  • Organisational Performance Reviews held quarterly chaired by the CEO;
  • Quarterly Performance Reports which show the performance of SA Tourism against its APP targets and are reviewed by Board and the Department of Tourism.

e) Who will measure and monitor the targets?

    Answered in point (d) above

31 July 2019 - NW326

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Tourism

With reference to each tourism site that has become dilapidated in the past three years, (a) why have the specified sites become dilapidated, (b) what is being done to restore the sites to optimal condition and (c)(i) what are the timelines and/or time frames and deadlines to restore each site, (ii) how is this being monitored and (iii) by whom in each case?

Reply:

(a)-(c)

The Department does not own or operate any tourism products, and can thus not account for the state of any tourism products. However, in the course of preparations for the Jobs Summit in 2018, the Department initiated a process to supplement a maintenance programme for major state owned products. This programme will train SMMEs with a focus on women, youth and cooperatives to undertake regular maintenance. In recognition of the tourism values of our National Parks, the three year programme is being piloted in National Parks, in collaboration with SANParks. Subsequent rollout of this programme will require a dedicated budget allocation, to prevent deterioration of products.

 

31 July 2019 - NW316

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Gumbi, Mr HS to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1)What are the relevant details of the (a) breakdown of the total remuneration package received by on-site graders employed by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) and (b)(i) various income brackets and (ii) criteria that need to be met in order to qualify for the various income brackets; (2) what (a) number of days does it take the TGCSA to grade a place of accommodation once an application is received and (b) is the average cost for receiving the grading; (3) what are the relevant details of the criteria that needs to be met in order to receive a star grading from the lowest to highest grading? NW1282E

Reply:

1. (a) Total remuneration package for on-site graders

  • The Grading Assessors are remunerated on a commission-only basis.
  • Accredited Assessors are not permanent staff and are contracted for 36months with specific deliverables and duties governed by Service Provider Agreements.

(b) (i) various income brackets

Should an assessor have between 0 – 100 properties in his/her portfolio, they will invoice the TGCSA 50% of the establishments’ grading fee. If they have more than 100 properties, they will invoice 55% of the grading fee. If more than 200 properties, they will receive 60% of the grading fee. Over 300 properties, the Assessor will be paid 65%. The commission is only paid out if the assessor has submitted properties to the Monthly Property Approvals EXCO Meeting.

The Assessors are required to cover the costs of transport and communication from the fee paid for the assessment.

(ii) Criteria to be met in order to qualify for various income brackets

  • Only individuals who hold a hospitality qualification and have suitable experience in the application of hospitality operating standards are considered for contracts.
  • An assessor needs to have undergone training and achieved an 80% pass rate before the TGCSA enters into a Service Provider Agreement. The Grading Assessor must also ensure that they are registered on the National Treasury’s Central Supplier Database (CSD);
  • If an assessor has a property portfolio of less than 200, they need to ensure that they grade a minimum of 24 new properties annually until they get to a minimum portfolio of 200.
  • Where an assessor has a portfolio of 200 or more properties, they need to ensure that they achieve a minimum of 95% of their establishments renewals.
  • To ensure that establishments are allocated to Assessors fairly, and to ensure that Assessors are not inundated with establishments to assess and to ensure service delivery standards are maintained, the assessor’s portfolio monitored carefully and may be limited in size.

(2) (a) Numbers of days to grade a accommodations once the applications is received

  • The assessment of an establishment after receiving the application thereof is reliant on a number of factors i.e. application process; Tourism Incentive Programme (TIP)funding; payment of outstanding invoice. The Establishment Assessment can only be done once an Establishment is assigned to an Assessor; the Assessor must then schedule assessment appointment and update Grading System:
    • The Assessment must be scheduled within 5 calendar days of assignment of Establishments to the Assessor;
    • The Assessor must conduct the grading assessment within the prescribed time frames:
      • For new applications – As soon as possible but not longer than 4 calendar months from the date of the invoice payment reflecting on Grading System;
      • For renewals – from the date of the invoice payment reflecting on Grading System and Establishment assigned to the Assessor but before the Monthly Property Approvals EXCO Meeting within the month of expiry;
      • If Assessors do not adhere to the stipulated times, the properties will be retrieved from their system and reallocated to other Assessors to ensure that business processes are followed.

(b) Average cost to grade

Grading fees are determined by three (3) variables, namely number of rooms, category of the establishment and the average room rate the said property charges its’ client. The average cost to grade a small accommodation establishment is approximately R3 500.00 should no discount be applied for by the property.

3. What is the detail of the criteria to be met to receive a star grading from the lowest to the highest grading

There is lengthy set of Core Requirements and Quality Standards that are utilised by the Assessors when conducting assessments. These Requirements and Standards cover specific areas of assessments which are clearly outlined in the published Grading Criteria. A copy can be provided but are also available on the TGCSA Website for reference.

Establishments are assessed according to the type of accommodation they provide. There are currently 7 category groupings of the 13 types of establishments:

1. Formal Accommodation

1.1 Hotel

1.2 Small Hotel

1.3 Boutique Hotel

1.4 Apartment Hotel

2. Guest Accommodation

2.1 Bed & Breakfast

2.2 Guest House

2.3 Country House

3. Self-Catering

3.1 Self- Catering Exclusive

3.2 Self- Catering Shared

4. Backpacker and Hostelling

5. Caravan and Camping

6. Venues

7. Game and Nature Lodges

Each of the above category has its core requirements and quality standards and the grading criteria to be met in order for an establishment to be successfully accredited.

STAR LEVELS

A brief description of what each star level represents is as follows:

NO. OF STARS

POINT ALLOCATION

OUTCOME

 

880 – 1000

Outstanding quality and luxurious accommodation matching the best international standards. 5 Star Premium is reserved for properties who far exceed core requirements and quality standards in the five star sector.

 

740 – 879

Excellent quality in the overall standard of facilities, furnishings, service and guest care.

 

580 – 739

Very good quality in the overall standard of facilities, furnishings, service and guest care.

 

440 – 579

Good quality in the overall standard of facilities, furnishings, service and guest care.

 

300 – 439

Acceptable basic quality in the overall standard of furnishings, service and guest care.

 

31 July 2019 - NW315

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Gumbi, Mr HS to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1)(a) What number of persons were employed by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (i) in each of the past four years and (ii) since 1 January 2019 to conduct gradings, (b) where did and does each person conduct gradings and (c) what qualifications are required in order to perform on-site gradings; (2) whether each of the specified persons possessed the necessary qualifications to conduct on-site gradings; if not, (a) why not, in each case and (b) what number of the persons did not possess the necessary qualifications; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. (a) Number of persons employed by Tourism Grading Council of South Africa

1 January 2015

1 January 2016

1 January 2017

1 January 2018

1 January 2019

38

45

40

40

59

(b) Where did each person conduct gradings

The Assessors are located throughout the country and can conduct gradings within each province they can assess and have been allocated to.

(c) What qualifications are required in order to perform on –site gradings?

Comprehensive training is provided by the TGCSA to shortlisted candidates in order to assess tourism products effectively. All learners need to achieve an 80% pass mark in order to be accredited as Grading assessors. Furthermore, the successful candidate needs to possess the following:

  • A post-Matric qualification in Tourism and/or Quality Management;
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the hospitality industry is strictly necessary with proven and demonstrable knowledge of domestic or international quality standards in accommodation and tourism products;
  • Previous quality grading experience in tourism and accommodation products would be an advantage;
  • Sales and / or marketing experience;
  • Tourist/guest experience in tourism products;
  • Previously Disadvantaged individuals will be given preference;
  • Excellent computer literacy; and
  • Proven ability to operate independently for extended periods, without close supervision.

2. Whether each of the specified persons possessed the necessary qualifications to conduct on-site gradings:

All candidates possessed the necessary qualifications.

(a) Not applicable

(b) Not applicable

31 July 2019 - NW238

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) What are the monthly statistics of international tourist arrivals in the past three years and since 1 January 2019 to date, (b) where did these international tourists arrive in each month, (c) what targets were set, (d) how did the targets measure up to actual arrivals in each month and (e)(i) what is being done to ensure that targets set are met and (ii) how is this measured?

Reply:

a) Monthly statistics of international tourist arrivals in the past three years and since 1 January 2019 to date see the link below

http://pmg-assets.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/RNW238Monthly_Stats.pdf

Source: Statistics SA, P0351 Tourism & Migration Monthly reports

b) Where did these international tourists arrive in each month? see the link below for 2016:

http://pmg-assets.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/RNW238Internation_tourist_arrival_2016.pdf

Source: Statistics SA, P0351 Tourism & Migration Monthly reports

 see the link below for 2017: 

http://pmg-assets.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/RNW238Internation_tourist_arrival_2017.pdf

Source: Statistics SA, P0351 Tourism & Migration Monthly reports

 see the link below for 2018:

http://pmg-assets.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/RNW238Internation_tourist_arrival_2018.pdf

Source: Statistics SA, P0351 Tourism & Migration Monthly reports

 see the link below for 2019:

http://pmg-assets.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/RNW238Internation_tourist_arrival_2019.pdf

Source: Statistics SA, P0351 Tourism & Migration Monthly reports

c) What targets were set?

Targets are set on a quarterly basis and are detailed in the table below responding to question d).

d) How did the targets measure up to actual arrivals in each month?

Measured since the 5 in 5 strategy was implemented

Source: South African Tourism Annual Performance Plan 2019-20; Statistics SA, P0351 Tourism & Migration Monthly reports

e) (i) What is being done to ensure that targets set are met?

South African Tourism has developed a recovery plan to ensure we meet our targets. The plan looks at areas that require intensive focus to turn around the current performance. The areas of focus were determined through an analysis of markets that have not been performing as expected and has negatively impacted performance relative to targets. The analysis also identified markets that are showing opportunity for increased growth and these need to be exploited. The recovery plan identifies six points to focus on to achieve the aggressive growth needed to meet the targets. The 6-points are:

  1. Focus on prioritized markets and segments which includes India, China, Nigeria, USA, UK, Germany and Australia
  2. Craft a brand campaign to improve top of mind awareness
  3. Driving Conversion through partnerships with trade
  4. Enhanced focus on Domestic Tourism
  5. Industry partnerships
  6. Intergovernmental relationships

(ii) how is this measured?

Performance is measured through the tourist arrivals statistics as reported monthly by Statistics SA through the report P0351 Tourism & Migration.

31 July 2019 - NW237

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Tourism

With reference to targets set for tourism for the next three years, (a) what countries of origin are being focused on, (b)(i) why and (ii) how have the specified countries been selected in each case and (c) what is being done to market the country in these markets?

Reply:

a)  Countries of origin being focussed on

There are 44 countries that SA Tourism focusses on as identified through its Marketing Investment Framework.

Americas

Europe

Asia, Australasia and

Middle East

Africa

Argentina

Brazil

Canada

USA

Austria

Belgium

Denmark

Finland

France

Germany

Ireland

Italy

Netherlands

Norway

Portugal

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

UK

Australia

China

India

Japan

Malaysia

New Zealand

Singapore

Turkey

UAE

Angola

Botswana

DRC

Ethiopia

Ghana

Kenya

Lesotho

Malawi

Mozambique

Namibia

Nigeria

Eswatini

Tanzania

Uganda

Zambia

Zimbabwe

b) i) Why were these countries selected

These countries ranked highly in the South African Tourism’s Marketing Investment Framework. The Marketing Investment Framework brings together the elements of the target (i.e., the what?), markets (i.e., the where?) and investment (i.e., the how?), and has prioritised 44 countries where South African Tourism should invest.

ii) How were these countries selected

The selected countries were selected based on the attractiveness and South Africa’s ability to win. Market attractiveness is assessed on socio-economic indicators as well as the outbound tourism potential. South Africa’s ability to win is determined based on how easy it is for South Africa to operate and perform in each market. Here we consider our visa regime for each country, South Africa’s diplomatic centres in each country and air connectivity between the country and South Africa.

c) What is been done to market the country (SA) jn these markets?

SA Tourism’s major marketing activities covers brand building initiatives as well as strategic partnerships to drive sales. SA Tourism has developed and launched brand campaigns in the various markets, worked with trade partners to develop deal-driven campaigns and joint marketing campaigns, educated the trade to better sell South Africa, hosted trade and media on familiarisation trips. This work is supported by stakeholder engagements, PR campaigns to drive brand positivity, events and activations that raise the profile of South Africa as a tourism destination. Furthermore, South African Tourism conducts active training through targeted programmes across the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) network (embassies and consulates) to enable them to actively promote tourism to South Africa.

31 July 2019 - NW236

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Tourism

With regard to targets set for tourism for the next three years, what (a) targets have been set for (i) international tourism and (ii) local tourism, (b) steps have been taken to achieve the targets and (c) monitoring and measuring mechanisms exist to measure the targets?

Reply:

a) Tourism Targets for next 3 years for international and local tourism.

(i) International:

2019: - 11,4 million

2020: - 11,9 million

2021: - 12,3 million

(ii) Local tourism – Holiday trips

2019: - 2,7 million

2020: - 2,8 million

2021: - 2,9 million

b) Steps taken to achieve targets

South African Tourism has developed a recovery plan to ensure targets are met. The plan looks at areas that require intensive focus to turn around the current performance. The areas of focus were determined through an analysis of markets that have not been performing as expected and has negatively impacted performance relative to the targets. The analysis also identified markets that are showing opportunity for increased growth and these need to be exploited. The recovery plan identifies six points to focus on to achieve the aggressive growth needed to meet the targets. The 6-points are:

  1. Focus on prioritized markets and segments which includes India, China, Nigeria, USA, UK, Germany and Australia
  2. Craft a brand campaign to improve top of mind awareness
  3. Driving Conversion through partnerships with trade
  4. Enhanced focus on Domestic Tourism
  5. Industry partnerships
  6. Intergovernmental relationships

c) Monitoring and measuring mechanisms

SA Tourism has multiple platforms for monitoring performance of targets:

  • Monthly EXCO meetings where each executive provides a monthly update on the implementation of the APP;
  • Organisational Performance Reviews held quarterly chaired by the CEO;
  • Quarterly Performance Reports which show the performance of SA Tourism against its APP targets and are reviewed by Board and the Department of Tourism.

31 July 2019 - NW235

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Tourism

With regard to performance agreements for her and the Deputy Minister, what are the (a) key performance indicators, (b) measuring and monitoring mechanisms and (c) timelines, milestones and deadlines in this regard?

Reply:

Approval of the MTSF by Cabinet provides a basis for the Minister and Deputy Minister’s performance agreements. As such, the Minister and the Deputy Minister’s performance agreements for the current term will be finalised in line with the Medium Term Strategic Framework (MTSF), which is due to be approved by Cabinet in August 2019.

(a) Key Performance Indicators

Not applicable

(b) Measuring and Monitoring mechanisms

Not applicable

(c) Timelines, milestones and deadlines

Not applicable

22 July 2019 - NW157

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Sithole, Mr KP to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) What is the total number of vacancies in (i) his department and (ii) each of the provincial departments reporting to him and tasked with tourism and (b) by what date will the vacancies be filled in each case?

Reply:

a) (i) 46 , excluding posts in the Office of the Minister and Deputy Minister

(ii) Provincial departments do not report to the Minister of Tourism

(b)  Government has initiated a ceiling on the compensation Budget. Therefore filling of vacant posts is dependent on the availability of the compensations budget. The department intend to fill the posts indicated below by 1 September 2019.

 

Job Title

Date to be filled ( 9 posts)

Admin Assistant: Supply Chain

01 September 2019

Personal Assistant: Research Policy and International Relations

01 September 2019

Admin Assistant: Research and Knowledge Management

01 September 2019

Admin Assistant: Policy Planning and Strategy

01 September 2019

Personal Assistant: Destination Development

01 September 2019

CD: Tourism Enhancement

01 September 2019

Admin Assistant: Tourism Enhancement

01 September 2019

CD: Tourism Sector HRD

01 September 2019

Admin Assistant: Tourism Sector HRD

01 September 2019

 

 

Vacant Positions that will be filled based on the availability of funds (37post):

DD: IT Audit

ASD: Risk and Integrity Management

Branch Coordinator

 Senior Health Practitioner

ASD: Buildings Management and Energy

DD: HR Planning

2x Cleaners

Communications Officer: Media and Electronic Communications

Registry Clerk

Communications Officer: Graphic Design

Legal Admin Officer MR1-5

ASD: Internal Communication

Legal Admin Officer MR1-5

DD: Internal Control and Compliance

Legal Admin Officer MR1-5

ASD: Asset Management

Snr Legal Admin Officer MR6

Snr State Accountant: Creditors, Travel, Accommodation and Subsistence

ASD: Monitoring and Data Management

Director: Bilateral Relations

ASD: Statistical Analysis

DD: Bilateral Relations and Cooperation

ASD: Policy Planning and Development

ASD: Bilateral Relations

ASD: Spatial Mapping and Database Management

Branch Coordinator

Spatial Mapping Officer

DD:BBBEE Liaison and Council Admin

Data Technologist

DD: Claims Capital Incentives

DD: Community Participation

ASD: Advocacy Awareness and Facilitation

DD: Tourism Guiding Growth and Development

Tourism Visitor Information Officer (ORTIA)

Admin Assistant: Tourism Visitor Services

Tourism Visitor Information Officer (KZN)

11 July 2019 - NW105

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Sithole, Mr KP to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether, with reference to tourism being one of the drivers of the economy, her department has a system in place to encourage transformation in the tourism sector, particularly with regard to providing job opportunities; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the full relevant details?

Reply:

In line with National Tourism Sector Strategy (NTSS), the efforts to grow tourism have in the main two interrelated priorities, which are inclusive growth and sector transformation. Inclusive growth will bring about employment creation, investment and GDP contribution. In this regard, in partnership with the industry and other stakeholders we will increase the number of tourists to our country and their expenditure on related goods and services during their trips. Government overall has also highly placed tourism on the priority list and a whole-of-government approach to tourism development and promotion will be applied to maximise on our growth potential. On transformation, there are a number of initiatives aimed at increased participation of black people in sector. These are access to finance, development of capabilities of South Africans in particular youth and women across the tourism value chain, enterprise and supplier development, and implementation of the B-BBEE tourism sector codes of good practice. The department will continue to take advantage of the expanded Public Works Programme to empower youth through development of skills while they also earn a stipend wage through job opportunities.

27 June 2019 - NW71

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Chabangu, Mr M to ask the Minister of Tourism

What projects and budget has her department put in place to ensure growth and job creation in the tourism industry in the former homelands?

Reply:

We do not have specific plans for the former homelands. However, we do have plans for the country as a whole. The Department’s approach for development and enhancement of attractions is across all provinces with a sharp focus on nodes. It may happen that some of these nodes fall within the former homeland areas. Our nodes are based on Coastal Marine Tourism nodes as approved by cabinet, the inland waterways, rural areas, hot springs, areas boarding National Parks and other iconic sites such as World Heritage Sites as well as township precincts, ensuring that the tourism value chain impact is maximised. In the future, we will also look into areas in and around Special Economic Zones (SEZ’s).

20 March 2019 - NW719

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Rabotapi, Mr MW to ask the Minister of Tourism

What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and (d) date on which each vehicle was purchased for use by (i) him and/or the former minister and (ii) his deputy and/or the former deputy minister (aa) in the (aaa) 2016-17 and (bbb) 2017-18 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018?

Reply:

(aa) (aaa) 2016-17 Financial Years

Use by

a) Make

b) Model

(c)Price

(d) date

(i)Minister/former Minister

Mercedes Benz (Pretoria)

Mercedes Benz

(Cape Town)

2013

2013

R 958 101.00

R 951 600.00

13 November 2013

13 November 2013

(ii) Deputy Minister/former Deputy Minister

Audi Q7 TDI (Pretoria)

Mercedes Benz

(Cape Town)

2014

2014

R 878 701.47

R 762 443.19

17 January 2015

19 February 2015

(bbb) 2017-18

Use by

a) Make

b) Model

(c)Price

(d) date

(i)Minister/former Minister

Mercedes Benz (Pretoria)

Mercedes Benz

(Cape Town)

2013

2013

R 958 101.00

R 951 600.00

13 November 2013

13 November 2013

(ii) Deputy Minister/former Deputy Minister

Audi Q7 TDI (Pretoria)

Mercedes Benz

(Cape Town)

2014

2014

R 878 701.47

R 762 443.19

17 January 2015

19 February 2015

(bb) Since 1 April 2018

Use by

a) Make

b) Model

(c)Price

(d) date

(i)Minister/former Minister

Mercedes Benz (Pretoria)

Mercedes Benz

(Cape Town)

2013

2013

R 958 101.00

R 951 600.00

13 November 2013

13 November 2013

(ii) Deputy Minister/former Deputy Minister

Audi Q7 TDI (Pretoria)

Mercedes Benz

(Cape Town)

2014

2014

R 878 701.47

R 762 443.19

17 January 2015

19 February 2015

06 March 2019 - NW528

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) What number of (i) buildings, (ii) properties and (iii) facilities does his department currently (aa) own and (bb) rent, (b) what is the value and purpose of each (i) owned and (ii) rented property and (c)(i) for how long has each property been rented, (ii) from whom is each property rented and (iii) what is the monthly rental fee for each property?

Reply:

(a) (i) –(iii) (aa) The department does not own any buildings, properties or facilities.

(bb) The Department of Tourism has a rental agreement with the Department of Public Works.

(b) What is the value and purpose of each

  1. Not applicable as the department does not own a building.
  2. As the department rents the property from the Department of Public Works the value of the property is not known.

(c ) (i) The department has rented the building since June 2011.

     (ii) The building has been rented from the Department of Public Works.

     (iii) The Department of Tourism pays the Department of Public Works a monthly rental fee of R 3 414 078.96

05 March 2019 - NW288

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Tourism

What number of (a) tender briefings were held in 2018 by (i) his department and (ii) each of the entities reporting to him and (b) the specified briefings were compulsory?

Reply:

Institution

(a)What number of tender Briefings held in 2018

(b) What number of the specific briefings were compulsory

(i)Department

Seven

Seven

(ii)Entity – South Africa Tourism

One

One

20 February 2019 - NW147

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Horn, Mr W to ask the Minister of Tourism

With reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 3797 on 21 December 2018, what was the total expenditure incurred by his department relating to the travel privileges contained in the 2007 Ministerial Handbook of former (a)(i) Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (b)(i) Deputy Ministers and (ii) their spouses, (c) Ministers’ widows or widowers and (d) Deputy Ministers’ widows or widowers (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018?

Reply:

The Department of Tourism has not incurred any expenditure relating to any travel privileges of former (a)(i) Ministers and (ii) their spouses (b) (i) Deputy Ministers and (ii) their spouses (c) Ministers widows or widowers and (d) Deputy Ministers’ widows or widowers in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018.

All expenditure relating to any travel privileges of former cabinet members is administrated by the Secretary to Parliament, according to the Ministerial Handbook, Chapter 10, on page 31 as approved by Cabinet on 7 February 2007.

19 December 2018 - NW3858

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Mokgalapa, Mr S to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1)Whether (a) his department and/or (b) any entity reporting to him contracted the services of Bosasa now known as African Global Operations in each of the past 10 financial years; if so, what (i) number of contracts were signed, (ii) was the date on which each contract was signed, (iii) was the duration of each contract, (iv) services did the company render and (v) was the monetary value of each contract in each case; (2) whether any irregular expenditure relating to the contracts was recorded and/or condoned in each case; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. (a) Department

Contracted the service of Bosasa (African Global Operations) since 2008?

The Department of Tourism since its existence (01 April 2010) has never contracted the services of Bosasa (African Global Operations).

(i) – (v) Not applicable.

2.(a) Was there any irregular spending related to the contracts or condoned in each case? – Not applicable

 

(1)(b) South African Tourism

South African Tourism has not contracted Bosasa (African Global Operations) for any services for the period in question nor during any period earlier.

(i) – (v) Not applicable

(2)(b) Was there any irregular spending related to the contracts or condoned in each case?

Not applicable

 

19 December 2018 - NW3922

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether, with reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 141 for oral reply on 7 September 2018, his department and the entities reporting to him implemented the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council resolution that all persons employed in the Public Service as Assistant Directors must have their salary level upgraded from level 9 to level 10, and that all Deputy Directors must have their salary level upgraded from level 11 to level 12; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Department of Tourism has implemented the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) Resolution 1 of 2012 as per Department of Public Service Administration (DPSA) circular 4 of 2014. The implementation of Resolution 1 of 2012 was not an automatic upgrade for all persons employed on salary levels 9 and 11, however only those employees whose posts were job evaluated and graded at salary level 10 and 12 but placed at salary level 9 and 11 due to PSCBC Resolution 3 of 2009. All employees who qualified in terms of the PSCBC Resolution 1 of 2012 were upgraded. The total number of thirty-seven (37) employees, twenty (20) Deputy Directors and Seventeen (17) Assistant Directors were upgraded according to the Job Evaluation records.

The above resolution was not applicable to South African Tourism as the entity does not fall under the Public Service Act 103 of 1994.

19 December 2018 - NW3406

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Tourism

Following the pronouncements by the Government to accelerate the oceans economy, what steps will his department take in order to work with cities and harbour authorities to ensure that dedicated cruise tourism infrastructure becomes the catalyst to unlock the potential of the country as a global cruise tourism destination of choice?

Reply:

Tourism is a competency shared between national, provincial, and local government – and in this case, with the harbour authorities (i.e. Department of Public Enterprises - Transnet). The infrastructure developments and strategies that are part of the Coastal and Marine Tourism implementation plan are thus primarily owned by the two provinces/cities in question, together with Transnet. The objectives in these infrastructure developments were, inter alia, to offer new and modernised terminals that will provide an ideal gateway to a unique South African experience through the Ports of Durban and Cape Town in support of the tourism industry. In addition, this infrastructure served to provide modern reception facilities with safe, reliable and efficient marine services to enhance the visitor experience ensuring that cruise terminals in South Africa have:-

  • Sufficient tourist facilities, namely, integration of the creative industry (arts and crafts), retailers, restaurants, suppliers of fresh food, waste disposal facilities, luggage handling;
  • Tourist, family and child friendly facilities;
  • Sufficient and easy to access parking facilities for various modes of transport such as, metre taxis, shuttle service, tour operators, bus service etc.;
  • Safe and free walk ways for tourists / public to walk to the city and back to the terminal (tourist safety), (including city police / SAPS); and
  • Fast track the processing of tourist arrivals and departures at the cruise terminals (including Home Affairs).
  • Going forward, the Department intends to coordinate the development of a Cruise Tourism Maximisation Strategy, which will include all relevant stakeholders – (all) port cities, provinces, harbour authorities, local tourism authorities and tourism associations. The aim of this strategy will be to collate information, share views and insights and to develop tourism beyond cruise infrastructure. The intended outcomes include: -
    • More cruise liners docking for longer periods in South Africa;
    • Leverage economic spinoffs for tour operators, hotels, game reserves, lodges and attractions and related industries
    • Increased development of tourism and related products such as wine outlets, jewellery, arts and craft in close proximity of arrival facilities;
    • Opportunities to support trained chefs through the incubator programme to establish and run their own restaurants); and
    • Collaboration with neighbouring destinations along South Africa’s two coasts.

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.

26 November 2018 - NW3404

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Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) What are the comprehensive relevant details of the roll-out of the recent changes to the visa regulations, following the commitments that electronic visas will be piloted in New Zealand and (b) on what date is it envisaged that electronic visas will be implemented in India and China?

Reply:

a) Pilot Roll out of E Visas to New Zealand

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) committed to pilot the electronic visas in New Zealand by April 2019. DHA will be best place to provide the comprehensive relevant details of the roll-out of the electronic visas as it falls within their mandate.

b) Date that Electronic Visas will be implemented to India and China?

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) indicated that as soon as the pilot phase of the roll out of the electronic visas in New Zealand is completed, electronic visas will be rolled out to other countries. DHA will be able to provide the estimated date for the implementation in India and China.

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.

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 - 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

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

 

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 - 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

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

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

1

14

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

5

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 - 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.

 

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

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)

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 - 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.

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.