Questions and Replies

Filter by year

10 March 2017 - NW192

Profile picture: Topham , Mr B

Topham , Mr B to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1) Whether, with reference to the National Tourism Strategy, any progress has been made in identifying municipal and other government-owned resorts and properties that are not being optimally used or under-utilised; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) What are the relevant details of the specified projects for each of the past three financial years?

Reply:

  1. The audit that the Department conducted in partnership with the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) provided a baseline of municipal and provincially owned tourism assets. This report was made available to all provinces for project and budget planning purposes.
  2. The Department of Tourism has not support any project based on the outcomes of the report as yet. However, province would in a better position to share further detailed information regarding their respective tourism assets.

03 March 2017 - NW273

Profile picture: Vos, Mr J

Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Tourism

What are the full relevant details of the engagements between his department and the Department of Environmental Affairs to make access to national and provincial parks more affordable for South African citizens?

Reply:

The department has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Environmental Affairs to co-operate in different areas that support the development and growth of tourism.

The department has been engaging with SANParks regarding discounted rates for specific groups and these have been included in the social tourism directory, which is distributed to NGOs, schools and Stockvels.

In addition, annually the parks continue to host open parks week during tourism month as part of promoting inclusive participation, targeting surrounding communities and South Africans broadly.

Provincial parks are under the control of their respective provincial authorities.

03 March 2017 - NW186

Profile picture: Vos, Mr J

Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Tourism

What is the total number of (a) tourists who visited South Africa in the (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-16 financial years and (b) passengers that undertook domestic trips in the (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-16 financial years?

Reply:

a) Total number of tourist who visited South Africa.

  1. 2013*
  1. 2014*
  1. 2015*
  1. 2016*

8,961,565

9,549,236

8,903,773

10, 044, 163

b) Total number of passengers that undertook domestic trips

  1. 2013

(ii)2014

  1. 2015

12,015,147

12,009,209

12,431,911

*Tourism statistics for tourist arrivals and tourism revenue are reported on by calendar year in line with global reporting standards. The domestic tourism statistics are also reported on by calendar year.

** Revenue for 2016 still to be determined.

03 March 2017 - NW271

Profile picture: Vos, Mr J

Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether progress has been made to date to review the National Tourism Sector Strategy; if not, (a) why not and (b) by what date will the revised strategy be presented to the Portfolio Committee on Tourism; if so, what are the full details of the review process to date?

Reply:

a) Not applicable as progress has been made with regards to the review of the National Tourism Sector Strategy (NTSS).

b) The strategy will be presented to the Portfolio Committee once it has been considered by Cabinet and gazetted for public comment. As part of the Cabinet process, Clusters and their constituent sub-committees were consulted and gave inputs during the period November 2016 to February 2017. The final draft is due to proceed to Cabinet shortly. The review process was led by a panel of experts and commenced with an environmental scan which included an assessment of implementation progress. The issues from the environmental scan informed the development of a draft strategy which was extensively consulted on with both the public and private sectors.

03 March 2017 - NW191

Profile picture: Van Dalen, Mr P

Van Dalen, Mr P to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether the engagements with the airline industry on making domestic airfares more affordable and advancing airlift, as per the National Tourism Strategy, have been completed, if not, why not; if so, what (a) are the outcomes of the engagements, (b) steps are being taken by his department taking to implement the outcomes and (c) is the expected timeline of implementation?

Reply:

a) The Minister has had engagements with the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA), and the Board of Airlines Representatives of South Africa (BARSA) in 2015 and 2016 to discuss common issues affecting tourism and airlift. These engagements emphasised the need for accessible air transportation and ensuring air connectivity to tourism products throughout the country. Although airfares are determined by market forces (including oil prices), the department has consistently engaged civil aviation stakeholders to ensure transparency in the determination of the cost of airport user charges, air navigation and surveillance cost which contributes to the setting of airfares.

b) The Department of Tourism continuously engages on matters of air transport strategy with the Department of Transport, who is responsible for the Aviation mandate, and participates in forums led by the Department of Transport to advance the tourism agenda. These include the Strategy Planning Committee and the National Facilitation Committee meetings which are responsible for implementation of civil aviation strategy and planning for intermodal transportation systems respectively. The Department also plays a supportive role to the Department of Transport with regards to their participation, on behalf of South Africa as a member state, in the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

c) As both airfares and airlift are not the direct mandate of the Department of Tourism there are no specific projects and therefore no project timelines. The Department of Tourism in collaboration with SA Tourism remains committed to working with all stakeholders involved with the air transport strategy and engages with them timeously if new matters arise that might have an impact on tourism.

03 March 2017 - NW190

Profile picture: Van Dalen, Mr P

Van Dalen, Mr P to ask the Minister of Tourism

With regard to the staffing structures of (a) his department and (b) the SA Tourism, (i) how many persons are employed (aa) in senior management positions and (bb) as regular staff members, (ii) how many vacancies are there (aa) in senior management positions and (bb) for regular staff members and (iii) what is the total annual spend on salaries for the past three financial years?

Reply:

a) Staffing structures in the department.

 

(aa) in senior management positions; and

(bb) as regular staff members

(i) How many persons are employed

65

432

(ii) How many vacancies are there

3

35

 

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

(iii) What is the total annual spend on salaries for the past three financial years

R202,371 million

R231,504 million

R252,906 million

b) Staffing structures in SA Tourism

 

(aa) in senior management positions; and

(bb) as regular staff members

(i) How many persons are employed

6 in top management

170

  • 151 regular permanent staff members
  • 19 contract employees
  • 5 interns

(ii) How many vacancies are there

0 in top

management

45, of which 19 are filled with contract employees

*** see note

 

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

(iii) What is the total annual spend on salaries for the past three financial years

R 169 476 million

(including Home Office and Country Offices)

R 179 557 million

(including Home Office and In-Country Offices)

R 170 297 million

(including Home Office and In-Country Offices)

***Note:

The 19 contract employees are due to the current organisational review process. SA Tourism cannot appoint people permanently while redesigning the entire organisation to be fit for purpose.

The contract employees and interns fulfil the necessary roles for the mandate and the strategy of SA Tourism. The organisational design process will be completed by the end of Quarter 1 2017/2018.

03 March 2017 - NW272

Profile picture: Vos, Mr J

Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether his department has conducted tourist information capacity building in four World Heritage Sites as planned; if not, (a) why not and (b) by what date will it be conducted; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

a) Yes. The tourist information capacity building’ was rolled out as planned in collaboration with the University of Pretoria.

b) The capacity-building programme was conducted as follows:

Groups

Dates

World Heritage Sites

Number of beneficiaries

Where

1

31 August – 04 September 2015

  • Cradle of Humankind,
  • Mapungubwe, iSimangaliso
  • Vredefort Dome.

21 officials.

Pretoria,

Gauteng

2

07–11 September 2015

  • Cape Floral Kingdom.

22 officials.

Robertson,

Western Cape

3

30 November – 02 December 2015

  • Richtersveld,
  • iSimangaliso
  • Robben Island.

10 officials

Cape Town, Western Cape.

The department has completed the information capacity building in all the eight World Heritage Sites in the 2015/16 financial year.

The course content covered the following key aspects: Service Excellence, the tourism landscape in South Africa, communication and presentation skills, standard operating procedures, business ethics, officer-client relationship, visitor services management, tourism products knowledge, profiling of all eight World Heritage Sites, time management, development and management of tourism products databases, tourism stakeholder roles and tourism stakeholder management. The assessments were in the form of a portfolio of evidence, group assignments and group presentations.

24 February 2017 - NW123

Profile picture: Purdon, Mr RK

Purdon, Mr RK to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1)What are the potential risks to tourists as a result of incursions by poachers into the Kruger National Park? (2) has any impact assessment been conducted on the negative effect of the incursions on tourism; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. The Department has not received any reports on threats to tourists visiting the Kruger National Park with respect to incursions by poachers.

2. The Department of Tourism has not conducted any impact assessment study on the negative effects of incursions on tourism in the Kruger National Park. SANParks, which is the management authority for Kruger National Park, manages and implements a comprehensive anti-poaching strategy, which also takes into account the tourism aspects. The department will continue to support SANParks endeavours in this regard.

09 November 2016 - NW2148

Profile picture: Vos, Mr J

Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether he has made any progress on the conversion of underused state properties into tourist facilities as per the outcomes of a 2013 study to implement the budget report concept; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Following the study on the municipal owned resorts for the low budget market, the department and the Industrial Development Corporation are reviewing the outcomes so as to provide sound recommendations to the affected stakeholders on possible options going forward.

The department is further in the process of developing the Infrastructure and Investment Master Plan. The Master Plan will include catalytic projects with high impact and ensure fair provincial geographic spread.

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

The department is currently conducting consultations with provincial and local spheres to solicit inputs into the Master Plan.

The Department is also aware that successful implementation of the initiatives aimed at sustainability of some of these resorts rest with the owning municipalities as they would need to decide on the adoption of such proposed funding and operating models. The role of the department is to highlight such opportunities and where possible facilitate partnerships.

 

03 November 2016 - NW2315

Profile picture: Kopane, Ms SP

Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether any (a) internal and/or (b) external forensic reports pertaining to (i) his department and/or (ii) each entity reporting to him were completed from 1 January 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what is the (aa) name, (bb) subject matter and (cc) date of conclusion of each of the specified forensic reports?

Reply:

(i) Department of Tourism

(a) None

(b) External forensic reports as indicated below:

(aa) Investigated Project Name

(bb)Subject Matter

(cc) Date of Conclusion

Tshakuma Heritage and Conference Centre

Forensic and Financial Investigation

19 July 2011; further bank account analysis report issued on 2 September 2013

Wild Coast Tourism Development

Forensic and Financial Investigation

25 July 2011

KZN King Matiwane

Forensic and Financial Investigation

19 July 2011

Free State and Northern Cape training

Forensic and Financial Investigation

7 July 2011

FS- Guest House Building in Qwaqwa

Forensic and Financial Investigation

28 November 2014

FS- Information and Business Centre Project

Forensic and Financial Investigation

28 November 2014

EC-Lake Gariep Development Project

Forensic and Financial Investigation

9 October 2014

EC-Lake Gariep and PK Le Roux dam

Forensic and Financial Investigation

9 October 2014

EC- Rock Art Tourism

Forensic and Financial Investigation

9 October 2014

EC- Motherwell Eco Tourism Development Project

Forensic and Financial Investigation

9 October 2014

LP-Mnisi Resort project

Forensic and Financial Investigation

9 October 2014

Vha Tsonga Cultural Village Project

Forensic and Financial Investigation

9 October 2014

(ii) South Africa Tourism

(a) None

(b) External forensic report as indicated below:

(aa)

Name

(bb) Subject Matter

(cc)Date of Conclusion

Fraud India Office Case

Fraud case against Country Manager and Finance Manager in India Office

25 May 2011

Local and International South African Tourism Warehouses Case

Exhibition Stands and Warehouses

24 May 2012

Fraud and Corruption Case

Irregularities in awarding the Lead Agency Tender in 2010

14 January 2015

Fraud and Corruption Case

Possible collusion between suppliers in Nigeria

6 July 2016

11 October 2016 - NW1981

Profile picture: Vos, Mr J

Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1)(a) What amount in funding did his department provide for the Robben Island Museum in the (i) 2014-15, (ii) 2015-16 and (iii) 2016-17 financial years, (b) what was the funding used for, (c) how many visitors visited the specified museum in each of the specified financial years, (d) how much revenue was generated and (e) how many ferry boats were in operation in each of the financial years; (2) whether any problems have been experienced with any of the ferry boats in the financial years; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?NW2292E

Reply:

(1) (i) 2014-15

  1. Amount Funding
  1. Funding used for:

R250 000.00

Interpretive Signage

Interpretative Signage on the island and Nelson Mandela Gateway

(ii) 2015-2016

  1. Amount Funding
  1. Funding used for:

R10 000 000.00

 

Destination Development

As part of Destination Development, a three year Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between the Department and Robben Island Museum (RIM) made provision for the transfer of funds for implementation of various initiatives that seeks to strengthen the product offering, promote job creation, increase revenue and ultimately enhance the overall visitor experience. These initiatives include:

  • Capacity development of tourist guides,
  • Digitisation of the Mayibuye (Tapes) Archives,
  • Conversion of existing buildings into a visitor information centre,
  • Introducing additional food and beverage facilities (restaurant),
  • Developing a crafts centre to produce memorabilia for sale on the island,
  • Introducing an open day with free tours for South Africans,
  • Developing and enriching the narratives of the RIM App.
  • Project implementation commenced in the 2016/17 financial year.

R125 827.00

Capacity Building Programme

Capacity building programme for front line staff at three World Heritage Sites, Robben Island Museum; uKhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage Site and Richtersveld World Heritage Site aimed at enhancing the visitor experience

(iii) 2016-2017

(a)Amount Funding

(b) Funding used for:

R25 000 000 .00

Energy Efficient Project

As part of a broader pilot initiative to retro-fit a number of identified iconic and strategic state-owned attractions with renewable energy generation solutions, the Department has appointed an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor to design, construct and commission a solar photovoltaic installation at Robben Island.

R 76 827.00

Service Excellence Programme

The department is currently implementing the Service Excellence Programme at Robben Island. The aim of the programme is to ensure that service levels are improved at all service points.

Section 1. c, d and e

Not applicable.

Section 2

Not applicable.

The management and daily operations of the Robben Island Museum resides within the mandate of the Department of Arts and Culture.

29 September 2016 - NW1903

Profile picture: Vos, Mr J

Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether SA Tourism has conducted any studies to determine why the accommodation industry, especially hotels, are cancelling their membership to the specified entity’s grading schemes; if not, why not; if so, what (a) are the relevant details and (b) steps are being taken to curb this trend?

Reply:

No, SA Tourism has not conducted any studies to determine why the accommodation industry. The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) will be conducting formal research in quarter three of 2016/17, to determine the perceptions of grading in the sector which will provide insight into the reasons for cancellations.

  (a) The results of this research study will assist the TGCSA greatly in its strategy development and implementation.

  (b) In order the address the cancellations, the TGCSA is currently implementing the following

measures and actions:

   (i) TGCSA is working closely with NDT to address the cost of grading through the Grading Support Programme offered by the Tourism Incentive Programme (TIP).

   (ii) TGCSA’s Basket of Benefits continues to be developed and updated to ensure the business support services and discounts available on the platform are relevant to all categories. Registration of establishments on the Basket of Benefits platform continues to grow.

   (iii) TGCSA has opted to implement Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with Provincial Consumer Protection Authorities directly. The basis of these memoranda is to partner with and enlist the services and support of the provincial bodies to eradicate the illegal usage of stars in the provinces through consumer and trade education initiatives. MOUs have either been concluded or are in the final stages of conclusion between TGCSA and the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal authorities. The remaining provinces are currently at consultation phase. TGCSA has also presented the consumer impact of the illegal usage of stars at the National Consumer Forum.

  (iv) TGCSA has provided input to Treasury on the amendments to the National Travel Policy. This policy and pending revisions have been closely linked to star grading and will encourage grading amongst establishments as well as direct government procurement of travel services.

29 September 2016 - NW2110

Profile picture: Masango, Ms B

Masango, Ms B to ask the Minister of Tourism

What amount did (a) his department and (b) each entity reporting to him spend on advertising 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 (aaa) in the 2015-16 financial year and (bbb) since 1 April 2016?

Reply:

(a) Department of Tourism spend on

Media

Media

(aaa) 2015-16 Financial year

(bbb) Since 1 April 2016

  1. ANN 7

-

0

0

(ii) SABC

(aa) Television

channels

0

0

 

(bb) Radio Stations

0

0

(iii) National Commercial radio stations

-

0

0

(iv) Community

(aa) Community

television

0

0

 

(bb) radio stations

0

0

 

(b) SA Tourism spend on

Media

Media

(aaa) 2015-16 Financial year

(bbb) Since 1 April 2016

(i)ANN 7

-

N/A

N/A

(ii) SABC

(aa) Television

channels

R21,500,000

R2,072,300

 

(bb) Radio Stations

R1,395,030

R7,299,932.86

(iii) National Commercial radio stations

-

R5,204,575.50

R2,698,224.19

(iv) Community

(aa) Community

television

N/A

N/A

 

(bb) radio stations

R1,200,000.00

N/A

 

29 September 2016 - NW2040

Profile picture: Steenkamp, Ms J

Steenkamp, Ms J to ask the Minister of Tourism

What formal qualifications does each of his department’s (a) (i) Chief Financial Officers and/or (ii) acting Chief Financial Officers and (b) (i) Directors-General and/or (ii) acting Directors-General possess?

Reply:

a) (i) Chief Financial Officer

National Diploma: State Accounts and Finance

(ii) Acting Chief Financial Officers

Not applicable

(b)(i) Directors-General

Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics and Applied Physics

International Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management (Israel)

Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management and Corporate Governance

Graduate Diploma in Company Direction

(ii) Acting Directors-General

Not applicable

29 September 2016 - NW1911

Profile picture: Mokgalapa, Mr S

Mokgalapa, Mr S to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) What are the causes for the delays in the transfer of R2,9 million from his department to SA Tourism and (b) how often did SA Tourism not receive funds allocated by his department as per the agreed time frames?

Reply:

(a) There was no delay in the transfer of funds to South African Tourism. The total marketing allocation as appropriated was transferred in April 2016 upon National Treasury’s approval, to allow for management of potential currency losses.

(b) Not applicable. The department transfers the contribution to South African Tourism quarterly in advance.

29 September 2016 - NW1910

Profile picture: Mokgalapa, Mr S

Mokgalapa, Mr S to ask the Minister of Tourism

How has his department allocated the additional R10,7 million received from the tourist levies collected by Tourism Marketing of South Africa?

Reply:

The additional funding of R10,7 million is being used for marketing activities through the Tourism Business Council of SA (TBCSA)/ Tourism Marketing South Africa (TOMSA) and the SA Tourism Collaborative Fund. Four core markets, namely Germany, United States of America, United Kingdom and China have been selected for Joint Marketing Agreements to boost tourist arrivals and tourism revenue into South Africa.

29 September 2016 - NW1909

Profile picture: Mhlongo, Mr TW

Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1)(a) What is the current status of the process to appoint a chief executive officer for SA Tourism and (b) by what date will the specified position be filled; (b) by what date will the specified position be filled; (2) what amount did SA Tourism spend on the remuneration of board members in the (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2015-16 financial years; (3) (a) what are the details of the current vacancy rate at SA Tourism and (b) how do the specified vacancies affect the performance of SA Tourism, especially relating to marketing activities?

Reply:

1. (a) Following Cabinet’s concurrence on 28 September 2016, the recommended candidate, Mr Sisa Ntshona was notified of his appointment as CEO by the SA Tourism Board.

(b) Mr Ntshona will assume duties on 3 October 2016.

2. (a) Remuneration of Board members was tabled in the SA Tourism Annual Report 2013/14. Refer to page 73 and 100.

(b) Remuneration of Board members was tabled in the SA Tourism Annual Report 2014/15. Refer to page 74 and 75.

(c) Remuneration of Board members was tabled in the SA Tourism Annual Report 2015/16. Refer to page 81 and 82.

3. (a) SA Tourism Vacancies:

Business Unit

Approved positions

Occupied positions

Vacant positions

Temporary staff

Office of the CEO

6

5

1

-

Operations

30

28

2

2

Finance

23

22

1

3

SANCB

15

12

3

2

Marketing

114

93

21

4

TGCSA

14

14

-

-

Total

202

174

28

11

(b) The vacancies have not affected the performance of SA Tourism. Interim arrangements have been made to ensure that the operations of the organisation are not impacted during the organisational review process.

29 September 2016 - NW1908

Profile picture: Mhlongo, Mr TW

Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether he has found that the outcome of the United Kingdom referendum to exit the European Union has had any effects on the number of tourists visiting South Africa from the specified country; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

I have not found that the outcome of the UK referendum has had any effect on tourists’ arrival to South Africa. It is important to note that it would be premature to make any statements on the impact on tourism. Uncertainty around developments in some areas could in the short and medium-term impact on arrivals to South Africa from the UK. It is probable that in the short-term, personal spending will be conservative in anticipation of negative impacts, and that long-haul travel and spending on non-essentials may be conservative.

In the context of arrivals to South Africa, it must be noted that

  • June to August are low season months for travel to SA (peak travel months are December-February) and any impact would not be immediately visible.
  • The majority of leisure travellers decide on a holiday to SA at least three months before travel. Impact on arrival numbers will only be noted from October 2016 onwards.

29 September 2016 - NW1907

Profile picture: Mhlongo, Mr TW

Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether his department has achieved its targets of (a) total tourism revenue and (b) job opportunities created up to the latest specified date for which information is available in line with the National Tourism Strategy 2020; if not, in each case, why not; if so, in each case, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(a) The National Tourism Sector Strategy (NTSS) did not provide an indicator for total tourism revenue. However, targets are provided for Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contribution. In this regard, the targets have been achieved. Tourism was estimated to contribute R71 billion in 2009 in the original NTSS with a target of R118 billion by 2015. The Tourism Satellite Account for South Africa, final 2012 and provisional 2013 and 2014 recorded a contribution of R111 560 billion (2.9% of total GDP) in 2014. In terms of total (direct and indirect) GDP contribution, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Travel and Tourism Economic Impact 2016 South Africa Report estimated a contribution of R375 billion in 2015 (9.4% of total GDP).

(b) Yes, 2015 NTSS targets in terms of both direct and total jobs were achieved. The NTSS 2011 provided a baseline of 389 100 direct jobs in 2009 and a target of 403 900 direct jobs in 2015. According to the Tourism Satellite Account for South Africa (final 2012 and provisional 2013 and 2014) tourism contributed 680 817 direct jobs in 2014. The WTTC Travel and Tourism Economic Impact 2016 South Africa Report estimated a contribution of 703 000 direct jobs in 2015. This performance exceeded the National Tourism Sector Strategy targets.

In respect of total jobs (both direct and indirect) contribution, the NTSS set a baseline of 919 800 jobs in 2009 and a target of 968 300 jobs in 2015. The WTTC estimated a total contribution of 1 554 000 jobs in 2015, surpassing the 2020 target of 1 097 000.

29 September 2016 - NW1904

Profile picture: Majola, Mr TR

Majola, Mr TR to ask the Minister of Tourism

Why has the SA National Convention Bureau not tabled its quarterly breakdown of the 138 meetings scheduled for the 2016-17 financial year, as committed to in the presentation made by SA Tourism to the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on 8 April 2016?

Reply:

The SA National Convention Bureau provided a report to the Portfolio Committee as Annexure A1 of the SA Tourism Quarter 1 presentation to the Portfolio Committee, for the meeting of 2 September 2016. The document was distributed on 29 August 2016 to the committee secretariat.

29 June 2016 - NW1587

Profile picture: Krumbock, Mr GR

Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Tourism

With reference to the tourism signage that will be erected on major roads, which he referred to in the opening remarks of his budget speech on 3 May 2016, (a) what criteria will be adopted to determine how road signage will be (i) chosen and (ii) implemented, (b) which (i) departments and (ii) committees will participate in this process and (c) what are the envisaged (i) commencement and (ii) final completion dates of this programme?

Reply:

I would like to make the Honorable Member aware that in my speech I referred to the enhancement of signage and information at iconic national heritage sites rather than tourism signage on major roads.

However, with respect to signage on major roads, we have obtained the following information from the department of transport:

(a)(i) In terms of the National Road Traffic Act, N0. 93 of 1996 and its Regulations, various provincial and municipal authorities deicide on the erection of road traffic signs and tourism signage. The South African Road Traffic Signs Manual (SARTSM) and Southern African Development Community Road Traffic Signs Manual (SADCRTSM) also require that signage for tourism attractions be signed from the nearest numbered route and implemented.

South African Road Traffic Signs Manual (SARTSM) Volume 2, Chapter 4 gives guidance on Tourism Signage as well as the required committee structures which need to be put in place for the approval process. Part of the approval process is a site inspection to determine the safety of the access to the facility.

(ii) Once signs are approved by the committee structures they have to be manufactured according to the standards set by the SABS and erected at the approved sites.

(b)(i) – (ii) The processing of applications for tourism signs will be carried out by a Regional Tourism Liaison Committee (RTLC). Membership of the RTLC must include representatives of the Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO), the relevant road/provincial and/ or local authority for the region and the Local Tourism Organisation in the region.

With regard to the completion dates, I will refer to the completion of the iconic national heritage sites as follows:

(c) (i) (ii)

The committee structures as per SARTSM, Volume 2, Chapter 4 do not exist in all provinces or district municipalities. In the absence of such committees the relevant road authorities make the decision. Thus it is difficult to assign dates to the process as the functions of these committees as per SARTSM are ongoing since tourism facilities are continuously created/generated/produced.

However, in terms of the Department’s programme for tourism interpretative signage (which is not road signage) within the iconic national heritage sites, the date of commencement will be July 2016 for two iconic national heritage sites, and October 2016 for the next two iconic national heritage sites, with the final completion date envisaged for the end of December 2016 (as planned in the Department’s Annual Performance Plan for 2016/2017). This will be done through a Memorandum of Agreement with the management authorities of the sites. It is the management authorities who will be finally responsible for the implementation.

The management authority for the Nelson Mandela Capture Site, is the Apartheid Museum who manage the site on behalf of the Umgeni Municipality in KZN. The South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) is the management authority for the Mandela Stature (Union Buildings) and Victor Verster (Western Cape) and for Freedom Park (Gauteng) the management authority is the Freedom Park Trust.

17 June 2016 - NW1588

Profile picture: Krumbock, Mr GR

Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether any progress has been made regarding a decision to erect a tourism signage on the N3 directing motorists to the Howick Falls in KwaZulu-Natal; if not, (a) what steps has he taken to expedite such a decision and (b) when does he envisage that a final decision will be taken, in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Department of Tourism had a meeting with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs and the Umngeni Local Municipality’s Town Planning and Signage Unit on 17 May 2016 to discuss and resolve the matter on directional signage in Howick.

(a) According to the Department of Transport, the Howick Falls form part of the Midlands Meander which has many attractions. This makes it difficult to sign every attraction. The South African Road Traffic Signs Manual (SARTSM) and Southern African Development Community Road Traffic Signs Manual (SADCRTSM) also require that attractions be signed from the nearest numbered route. The nearest numbered route from the Howick Falls is the R103. Thus according to the manual the Howick Falls should be signed from the R103 and not the N3.

In addition, the Department of Tourism has noted correspondence between SANRAL and the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs dated

30 May 2016 where SANRAL advised that the application must be made with the Provincial Department of Transport.

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs has committed to lodging a new application with the Provincial Department of Transport for the installation of directional signage. Both local and provincial governments have cited budgetary constraints.

(b) The Department of Tourism has taken a decision to make funding available and to work with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs to ensure that directional signage is erected from the nearest numbered route R103 to Howick Falls and Nelson Mandela Capture Site, within the current financial year.

17 June 2016 - NW1589

Profile picture: Krumbock, Mr GR

Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Tourism

What is the cost of a road signage that directs motorists to tourist attractions on a national road?

Reply:

Payment for the provision of tourist attraction signs is normally dependent on the policy of the relevant road, be it national, provincial or local authority. The road authority will, however, provide the necessary tourism signs for emergency services such as police stations or government hospitals. All other tourism signs for attractions or services are normally paid for by the owner/operator of the facility.

Factors taken into account in calculating the fee are as follows:

  • text size on signs is dependent on the speed of the road thus a sign on a national road and a sign on a municipal road will differ in cost;
  • the size of the sign determines the materials used and thus the manufacturing cost;
  • the size of the sign will determine the number of poles needed to support the sign;
  • a road signage team has to go out to erect the sign;
  • should a sign be damaged it would need fixing or replacing (the lifespan of a sign is from 7 to 10 years).

BACKGROUND INFORMATION: EXPLANATION FROM DOT ON COMMENTS

Various roads are managed by various authorities. National roads are managed for the DoT by SANRAL; Provincial roads are managed in each province by that province and municipal roads are managed by the municipalities in which they occur. Thus you will find that within the borders of a certain province there will be national, provincial and municipal roads. Each of these authorities will have policies and/or legislation governing how roads are managed by the particular authority.

Tourism signs in the SA and SADC Road Traffic Signs Manuals are brown signs. As Police Stations and Government Hospitals are signed on brown signs they form part of what is called Tourism signs in the manual.

Whoever submits the request for the signage will be responsible for the cost of implementing the signage.

There is no average as the size of the sign dictates the cost. A large sign will cost more than a small sign. The road authority cannot put signs up which are not legible at the speed travelled on the road and small signs are not legible at 120 km/h.

SABS determines only the quality of the material to be used for the manufacture of the sign. The SA and SADC Road Traffic Signs Manual stipulate the type of material to be used. If the wrong material or inferior quality of material is used the sign will become illegible more quickly and have to be replaced more often and this will eventually increase the cost of the signage.

Most signs will require at least two poles. Sometimes the sign can be attached to an existing sign structure and then the cost of poles would not be relevant. Sometimes the sign might be large enough to warrant three poles in this case it might influence the cost.

02 June 2016 - NW1413

Profile picture: Mokgalapa, Mr S

Mokgalapa, Mr S to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether (a) his department and (b) all entities reporting to him are running development programmes for (i) small businesses and (ii) co-operatives; if not, why not; if so, in each case, (aa) what are the relevant details, (bb) what amount has been budgeted and (cc) how many jobs will be created through the specified development programmes in the 2016-17 financial year?

Reply:

(a) Department

   (i) Yes, the Department has a Tourism Enterprise Development Programme that is aimed at providing support for small business.

(ii) Support provided is mainly to community trusts through the Social Responsibility Implementation (SRI) Programme. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed with the Department of Small Business Development include support for tourism cooperatives.

(aa) Relevant details:

The Tourism Enterprise Development Programme, consists of information dissemination through a web portal, support for 100 rural enterprises, establishment of two Tourism incubator Hubs in Pilanesberg and Manyeleti as well as provision of business advisory and technical support. The department also provides market access support through the Tourism Incentive Programme (TIP).

(bb) The budget allocated for the programme is R15m.

(cc) Support in small business will definitely contribute significantly to the creation of jobs.

However, it is not possible to state categorically how many jobs will be created through this

programme in the 2016/17 financial year.

(b) South African Tourism

Running development programmes for small business and co-operatives is not within SA Tourism’s mandate

   (i) No.

   (ii) No

(aa) - (cc) Not applicable

01 June 2016 - NW1565

Profile picture: Macpherson, Mr DW

Macpherson, Mr DW to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) What amount did (i) his department and (ii) each entity reporting to him spend on advertising in the 2015-16 financial year and (b) how much has (i) his department and (ii) each entity reporting to him budgeted for advertising in the 2016-17 financial year?

Reply:

(a) (i) R 2 673 358.61 (Department of Tourism)

(ii) R 417 031 499.00 (SA Tourism)

(b) (i) R 6 500 000.00 (Department of Tourism)

(ii) R 313 124 285.00 (SA Tourism)

 

27 May 2016 - NW1530

Profile picture: Cassim, Mr Y

Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1)Whether his department was approached by any political party for any form of funding (a) in the (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-16 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2016; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (2) whether his department provided any form of funding to any political party (a) in the (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-16 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2016; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

(1) (a) (i) No

(ii) No

(iii) No

(b) Not applicable

(2) (a) (i) No

(ii) No

(iii) No

(b)The Department of Tourism does not make provision for gifts, donations or sponsorships in its Estimate of National Expenditure. Any requests from any organisation is dealt with in accordance with Treasury Regulation 21.1.1 in that gifts, donations or sponsorships can only be approved if they are in the interest of the state.

10 May 2016 - NW1083

Profile picture: Ntobongwana, Ms P

Ntobongwana, Ms P to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) Has any of his senior officials met with certain persons (names furnished) during the period 1 January 2009 up to 31 December 2015 and (b) has any of the entities reporting to him awarded any contracts to Sahara Holdings, Comair, Oakbay Investments, Islandsite Investments, Afripalm Horizons Stakes, The New Age Media, JIC Mining Services and Vusizwe Media in the specified period; if so, what (i) are the relevant details and (ii) is the amount of each specified contract?

Reply:

(a) No.

(b) No.

(i) Not applicable

(ii) Not applicable

26 April 2016 - NW1187

Profile picture: Vos, Mr J

Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether he travelled with the President, Mr Jacob G Zuma, and other Ministers to Dubai in March 2016 to promote South Africa as a tourism destination; if not, what are the reasons for not joining the delegation which reportedly travelled to Dubai to promote South Africa as a tourism destination; if so, (a) for how many days was he in Dubai, (b) what are the details of the official business conducted in Dubai and (c) what were the outcomes of the specified trip?

Reply:

The Minister did not form part of the President’s delegation to Dubai in March 2016.

(a) N/A

(b) N/A

(c) N/A

26 April 2016 - NW1017

Profile picture: Vos, Mr J

Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1)(a) What number of Social Responsibility Implementation (SRI) projects are still in their construction phase and (b) what is the (i) name and (ii) cost of each specified project; (2) (a) what number of SRI projects have not been completed due to problems experienced and (b) what is the (i) name and (ii) cost of each specified project; (3) whether any legal processes have been launched in terms of the projects which have not been completed; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (4) which SRI projects have been successfully completed in the (a) 2014-15 and (b) 2015-16 financial years? NW1149E

Reply:

1(a) Twenty three (23) projects are still in their construction phase.

No.

(1b) (i) Project name

1(b) (ii)

Project budget (cost)

Municipality

EASTERN CAPE

 

Mbashe, Coffee Bay, Mvezo N Mandela – Phase 3

R33,610,054

King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality

 

Mthonsi Lodge

R28,215,000

Nkonkobe Local Municipality

 

Steve Biko Heritage

R12,062,348

Buffalo City Local Municipality

 

Aliwal Spa Project - Phase 3

R 7,930,080

Makana Local Municipality

 

Qatywa Eco-Tourism Development

R23,750,000

Mbashe Local Municipality

 

Cradock Four Garden of Remembrance – Phase 2

R13,056,403

Inxuba Yethemba Local Municipality

FREE STATE

7.

Accommodation Facilities at Metsi Matso Dam - Phase 3

R28,851,326

Thabo Mofutsanyane District Municipality

8.

Sentinel Peak Car Park Access

R11,432,622

Maluti a Phofung Local Municipality

9

Witsieshoek Mountain Hotel Project

R25,367,200

Maluti a Phofung Local Municipality

10.

Building a Guest House in Qwa Qwa

R16,906,319

Maluti a Phofung Local Municipality

GAUTENG

11.

Alexandra Mandela Yard Project

R24,631,000

City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality

12

Komjekejeke Heritage Site Project

R21,185,000

Metsweding District Municipality

KWAZULU-NATAL

13.

Muzi Pan

R 9,405,000

Jozini Local Municipality

14.

Lilani Hot springs

R18,810,000

Umvoti Local Municipality

LIMPOPO

15.

Khalanga Guest Lodge - Phase 2

R23,512,500

Greater Tzaneen Local Municipality

15.

Mahlathi Village Tourism

R17,575,181

Greater Giyani Local Municipality

16.

Mukumbani Waterfalls -Phase 3

R18,810,000

Thulamela Local Municipality

17.

Muyexe Tourism Project

R14,107,500

Greater Giyani Local Municipality

18.

Ngove Cultural Village - Phase 2

R20,133,951

Greater Giyani Local Municipality

19.

Tisane Cultural Village

R18,810,000

Makhudutamaga Local Municipality

MPUMALANGA

20.

Middelburg Information Centre -

Phase 2

R 905,158

Steve Tshwete Local Municipality

21

Barberton Tourism and Biodiversity Corridor

R24,784,279

Umjindi Local Municipality

NORTHERN CAPE

22.

Caravan Park Kai Garib Project

R 6,474,163

!Kai! Garib Local Municipality

NORTH WEST

23.

Manyane Lodge Project

R47,515,112

Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality

2 (a) Six (6) projects have not been completed due to problems experienced

2(b)(i) and (ii) Projects that experienced problems.

No

2b(i) Name of project

2(b)(ii) Cost

Municipality

EASTERN CAPE

1.

Western Tembuland

R10,449,156

Emalahleni Local Municipality

2.

Upgrading of Kiwane Campsite - Phase 3

R 9,500,000

Buffalo City Local Municipality

3.

Upgrading of Kiwane Campsite - Phase 2

R 9, 500,000

Buffalo City Local Municipality

FREE STATE

4.

Barolong Ba Seleka

R 3,372,500

Mangaung Local Municipality

LIMPOPO

5.

Sekhukhune Cultural Village – Phase 2

R 7,600,000

Fetakgomo Local Municipality

6.

Bohlabela Cultural Village - Phase 2

R 9,500,000

Bushbuckridge Municipality

(3) Legal process and details per project:

No

(3) Name of project

(3) Relevant Details

Municipality

EASTERN CAPE

1.

Western Tembuland

  • Yes, a notice of breach of contract has been issued to the implementer.
  • Disciplinary action has been taken against the official for the dereliction of duty.
  • The department is now pursuing the option of cancellation of the contract and appointing another service provider to complete the project.

Emalahleni Local Municipality

2.

Upgrading of Kiwane Campsite - Phase 3

Case opened with SAPS – being investigated for possible misuse of State funds

Buffalo City Local Municipality

3.

Upgrading of Kiwane Campsite -Phase 2

Case opened with SAPS – being investigated for possible misuse of State funds

Buffalo City Local Municipality

FREE STATE

4.

Barolong Ba Seleka

 

  • No, the project is one of those ceded from the then Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism to the Department of Tourism following the split of the two departments in 2010.
  • The challenges were immediately identified, however the contract with the implementer had expired and the whereabouts of the implementer are unknown.
  • The department is looking into various options whether to complete the project or not.

Mangaung Local Municipality

LIMPOPO

5.

Sekhukhune Cultural Village - Phase 2

Case opened with SAPS – being investigated for possible misuse of State funds

Fetakgomo Local Municipality

MPUMALANGA

6.

Bohlabela Cultural Village -Phase 2

Case opened with SAPS – being investigated for possible misuse of State funds

Bushbuckridge Municipality

(4) (a) Projects that were successfully implemented in 2014/2015.

No.

4(a) 2014/15 Completed projects

Municipality

EASTERN CAPE

1.

Manqondo Tourism

King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality

2.

Wonkumuntu Tourism

King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality

3.

IP OR Tambo Heritage

Mbizana Local Municipality

KWAZULU-NATAL

4.

Muzi Pan

Jozini Local Municipality

5.

Ntuzuma

eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

LIMPOPO

6.

Mukumbani Waterfall

Thulamela Local Municipality

FREE STATE

7.

Black Water Fly Fishing

Maluti a Phofung Local Municipality

8.

Establishment of Central Communication Centre

Maluti a Phofung Local Municipality

4 (b) Projects that were successfully completed in 2015/2016

No

(4) (b) 2015/16 Completed projects

Municipality

EASTERN CAPE

1.

IP OR Tambo Heritage Route

Mbizana Local Municipality

2.

Bongolo Dam

Lukanji Local Municipality

3.

Ndlambe Tourism Infrastructure

Ndlambe Local Municipality

4.

Grahamstown Caravan Park

Makana Local Municipality

5.

Maluti Hiking and Horse Trail

Matatiele Municipality

FREE STATE

6.

Establishment of Central Communication Centre

Maluti a Phofung Local Municipality

KWAZULU-NATAL

7.

Mpumalanga Gateway

eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

NORTHERN CAPE

8.

Frances Baard Park

Sol Plaatjie Local Municipality

WESTERN CAPE

9.

False Bay Ecology Project

City of Cape Town Metro

10.

Donkey Tracking Route - Phase 3

Cederberg Local Municipality

11.

Tourism Development for Atlantis - Phase 2

City of Cape Town Metro

19 April 2016 - NW889

Profile picture: Matshobeni, Ms A

Matshobeni, Ms A to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1)Has he earned any additional income from businesses, in particular businesses doing work for the Government, since his appointment as Minister; if so, (a) when, (b) how much did he earn, (c) from which businesses and (d) for what work; (2) whether his (a) spouse, (b) children and (c) close family earned income from businesses, in particular businesses doing work for the Government, through his appointment as Minister; if so, in respect of each case, (i) when, (ii) how much did each earn, (iii) from which businesses and (iv) for what work?

Reply:

  1. (a) No

(b) No

(c) No

(d) No

(2)

 
  1. Spouse
  1. Children

(c ) Close family

(i) When

No

N/A

No

(ii)How much

No

N/A

No

(iii)Which Business

No

N/A

No

(iv)For what work ?

No

N/A

No

19 April 2016 - NW1016

Profile picture: Vos, Mr J

Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Tourism

Does his department intend to cut down on the number of its SA Tourism offices located abroad with a view to preventing duplication of services; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) which offices and (b) by what date?

Reply:

No, the department does not intend to cut down the number of SA Tourism offices.

  (a) SA Tourism continuously looks at adopting the most effective operating model in each market that allows for maximum spend in-market, on both the traveller and trade. This approach includes setting up physical country offices in core markets, the hub approach, operating virtual offices, and General Marketing Agencies (GMAs). Any office closures are considered on this principle.

  (b) South African Tourism’s physical office in Milan will be closed in the 2016/17 financial year to maximise marketing investments across the entire South Europe territory. The Italian market will be serviced through a virtual office reporting into South Europe Hub Office based in France.

07 April 2016 - NW468

Profile picture: Vos, Mr J

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

(1) How many (a) direct and (b) indirect jobs respectively have been created in the tourism industry in (i) 2013, (ii) 2014 and (iii) 2015 respectively; (2) how much did tourism contribute to the country’s gross domestic product during (a) 2013, (b) 2014 and (c) 2015 respectively; (3) what is the detailed breakdown of international arrivals at the (a) Cape Town International, (b) O R Tambo International and (c) King Shaka International airports in (i) 2013, (ii) 2014 and (iii) 2015 respectively?

Reply:

(1) How many (a) direct and (b) indirect jobs respectively have been created in the tourism industry in (i) 2013, (ii) 2014 and (iii) 2015 respectively;

(a) Direct contribution to jobs

The latest figures available from Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) are provisional figures for 2014. Estimates from the World Travel and Tourism Council were used to report on 2015.

Job Creation

  1. 2013
  1. 2014
  1. 2015 estimate

Direct Jobs

655 587

680 817

705,600

Source: 2013 and 2014: Tourism Satellite Account, StatsSA. 2015: WTTC 2015 estimates.

(b) Total contribution to employment (direct and indirect)

It should be noted that StatsSA does not measure the total contribution of tourism to employment (direct and indirect contribution). Figures and estimates from WTTC were used to report on this indicator. However, WTTC does not release figures on the indirect contribution alone, therefore figures reported below is for total contribution which includes both direct and indirect contribution.

Job Creation

  1. 2013
  1. 2014
  1. 2015 estimate

Total contribution to employment (Direct and indirect)

1 437 500

1 497 600

1 551 400

Source: WTTC

(2) how much did tourism contribute to the country’s gross domestic product during (a) 2013, (b) 2014 and (c) 2015 respectively

It should be noted that the contribution of tourism to GDP is reported for direct as well as for total contribution (direct and indirect). StatsSA only measures the direct contribution to GDP and the latest figures available are 2014 provisional figures. Therefore figures reported below for direct contribution in 2013 and 2014 were sourced from StatsSA. WTTC estimates were used to report on the direct contribution to GDP for 2015 as well as the direct and indirect contribution from 2013 to 2015.

Contribution to GDP

  1. 2013
  1. 2014
  1. 2015 estimate

Direct

R101,7 billion

R111,6 billion

R117,8 billion

Direct and indirect

R345,7 billion

R357,0 billion

R369.3 billion

Source: Source: 2013 and 2014: Tourism Satellite Account, StatsSA. 2015: WTTC 2015 estimates.

(3) International tourist arrivals

Airport

  1. 2013
  1. 2014
  1. 2015
  1. Cape Town

International Airport

461,186

524,131

557,050

  1. OR Tambo

International Airport

2,656,222

2,001,365

1,932,096

  1. King Shaka

International Airport

35,920

38,449

37,162

Source: Statistics SA

24 March 2016 - NW468

Profile picture: Vos, Mr J

Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1) How many (a) direct and (b) indirect jobs respectively have been created in the tourism industry in (i) 2013, (ii) 2014 and (iii) 2015 respectively; (2) how much did tourism contribute to the country’s gross domestic product during (a) 2013, (b) 2014 and (c) 2015 respectively; (3) what is the detailed breakdown of international arrivals at the (a) Cape Town International, (b) O R Tambo International and (c) King Shaka International airports in (i) 2013, (ii) 2014 and (iii) 2015 respectively?

Reply:

(1) How many (a) direct and (b) indirect jobs respectively have been created in the tourism industry in (i) 2013, (ii) 2014 and (iii) 2015 respectively;

(a) Direct contribution to jobs

The latest figures available from Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) are provisional figures for 2014. Estimates from the World Travel and Tourism Council were used to report on 2015.

Job Creation

  1. 2013
  1. 2014
  1. 2015 estimate

Direct Jobs

655 587

680 817

705,600

Source: 2013 and 2014: Tourism Satellite Account, StatsSA. 2015: WTTC 2015 estimates.

(b) Total contribution to employment (direct and indirect)

It should be noted that StatsSA does not measure the total contribution of tourism to employment (direct and indirect contribution). Figures and estimates from WTTC were used to report on this indicator. However, WTTC does not release figures on the indirect contribution alone, therefore figures reported below is for total contribution which includes both direct and indirect contribution.

Job Creation

  1. 2013
  1. 2014
  1. 2015 estimate

Total contribution to employment (Direct and indirect)

1 437 500

1 497 600

1 551 400

Source: WTTC

(2) how much did tourism contribute to the country’s gross domestic product during (a) 2013, (b) 2014 and (c) 2015 respectively

It should be noted that the contribution of tourism to GDP is reported for direct as well as for total contribution (direct and indirect). StatsSA only measures the direct contribution to GDP and the latest figures available are 2014 provisional figures. Therefore figures reported below for direct contribution in 2013 and 2014 were sourced from StatsSA. WTTC estimates were used to report on the direct contribution to GDP for 2015 as well as the direct and indirect contribution from 2013 to 2015.

Contribution to GDP

  1. 2013
  1. 2014
  1. 2015 estimate

Direct

R101,7 billion

R111,6 billion

R117,8 billion

Direct and indirect

R345,7 billion

R357,0 billion

R369.3 billion

Source: Source: 2013 and 2014: Tourism Satellite Account, StatsSA. 2015: WTTC 2015 estimates.

(3) International tourist arrivals

Airport

  1. 2013
  1. 2014
  1. 2015
  1. Cape Town

International Airport

461,186

524,131

557,050

  1. OR Tambo

International Airport

2,656,222

2,001,365

1,932,096

  1. King Shaka

International Airport

35,920

38,449

37,162

Source: Statistics SA

17 March 2016 - NW470

Profile picture: Vos, Mr J

Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1)What are the (a) tourism figures and (b) associated revenue generated for each province in (i) 2013, (ii) 2014 and (iii) 2015 respectively; (2) what are the (a) tourism figures and (b) associated revenue generated for each province due to his department’s efforts to promote business conferencing in (i) 2014 and (ii) 2015 respectively?

Reply:

  1. A. International tourism

Province

(1)(a)Tourism Figures - 2014

(b) (i)Revenue

2013 - billion

(b) (ii)Revenue

2014 - billion

b (iii) Revenue

2015

Eastern Cape

304,888

R 2.0

R 2.4

Data for 2015 is not available as yet

Free State

960,147

R 1.9

R 1.2

 

Gauteng

3,804,125

R 25.6

R 26.1

 

KZN

768,228

R 4.4

R 3.8

 

Limpopo

1,639,766

R 9.4

R 9.4

 

Mpumalanga

1,144,021

R 5.2

R 4.7

 

North West

508,537

R 1.7

R 1.4

 

Northern Cape

166,657

R 0.7

R 0.7

 

Western Cape

1,386,100

R 13.1

R 14.5

 
  1. B. Domestic tourism

Province

(1)(a)Tourism Figures - 2014

(b) (i)Revenue

2013 - billion

(b) (ii)Revenue

2014 - billion

b (iii) Revenue

2015

Eastern Cape

3,2 million

R 2,5

R 3,0

Data for 2015 is not available as yet

Free State

1,0 million

R 0,7

R 1,1

 

Gauteng

4,3 million

R 3,6

R 4,4

 

KZN

5,3 million

R 6,6

R 5,2

 

Limpopo

7,4 million

R 4,3

R 5,5

 

Mpumalanga

3,3 million

R 2,7

R 2,4

 

North West

2,3 million

R 1,1

R 1,9

 

Northern Cape

0,6 million

R 0,6

R 0,5

 

Western Cape

1,6 million

R 2,3

R 2,8

 

2. Business conferencing

Province

*(2)(a)Attendee Figures

*(b)(i) Revenue due to

promotion of business conferencing

2014 - million

b (ii) Revenue

2015 Revenue due to

promotion of business conferencing

2015 - million

Eastern Cape

1105

R 9,4

Data for 2015 is not available as yet

Free State

2 139

R 29,8

 

Gauteng

12 790

R 159,9

 

KZN

13 265

R 111,6

 

Limpopo

200

R 2,2

 

Mpumalanga

173

R 2,4

 

North West

810

R 7,8

 

Northern Cape

0

0

 

Western Cape

32 384

R 455,1

 

*information on business conferencing is based on data received from the provincial convention bureaus on Association meetings.

17 March 2016 - NW469

Profile picture: Vos, Mr J

Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Tourism

With reference to his comments made during his speech on 16 February 2016 in the debate on the President’s State of the Nation Address, (a) which small, medium and macro enterprises are benefitting from the support of tourism and (b) how many jobs were created in each case?

Reply:

a) In the 2015/16 financial year, the department is supporting one hundred (100) rural tourism SMMEs through the Tourism Enterprise Partnership (TEP) programme. In the second quarter 92 enterprises were supported on mentorship, business training, and marketing / market access and business development fund assistances and in the third quarter 78 enterprises were supported. The types of tourism businesses supported included accommodation establishments, restaurants, arts and crafts, tour operators and tourism attractions. The department contributed R13.5 million towards the partnership. The department has signed an MOU with the Ministry of Small Business Development to stimulate the establishment of new SMMEs, starting from the 2016/17 financial year.

b) TEP reported that 1,556 Full Time Equivalent (FTEs) jobs were created in the second and third quarter of the 2015/16 financial year.

17 March 2016 - NW540

Profile picture: Vos, Mr J

Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1)(a) How many SA Tourism country offices are currently in operation, and (b) in which countries are these situated; (2) what are the full details of (a) the budget in rands allocated to each of the specified offices and (b) the number of staff members employed at each of the specified offices?

Reply:

1.(a) 13 Country Offices are currently in operation.

(b) The South African Tourism offices are situated in the following countries:

USA

UK

Germany

France

Netherlands

Italy (to be closed in 2016/17 financial year)

India

China

Japan

Australia

Angola (rental agreement ending August 2016)

Nigeria

Brazil (General Marketing Agent)

2. (a)

 Country Office

2015/16 Budgets

1. USA

R69 069 634

2. UK

R52 316 899

3. Germany

R54 297 239

4. France

R35 939 548

5. Netherlands

R27 687 781

6. Italy

R14 771 183

7. India

R32 166 316

8. China

R26 617 535

9. Japan

R12 664 850

10. Australia

R33 239 550

11. Angola

R14 251 649

12. Nigeria

R25 035 247

13. Brazil

R23 658 828

(b)

 Country Office

Number of Staff (approved headcount)

1. USA

7

2. UK

6

3. Germany

7

4. France

4

5. Netherlands

4

6. Italy

5

7. India

4

8. China

5

9. Japan

3

10. Australia

3

11. Angola

1 (Trade Relations Manager only)

12. Nigeria

4

13. Brazil

General Marketing Agent

15 March 2016 - NW387

Profile picture: Krumbock, Mr GR

Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Tourism

With reference to President Jacob G Zuma’s undertaking in his State of the Nation Address delivered on 12 February 2015, that the Government will set aside 30% of appropriate categories of state procurement for purchasing from Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs), co-operatives, as well as township and rural enterprises, what percentage of the total procurement of (a) his department and (b) every entity reporting to him went to (i) SMMEs and (ii) co-operatives from 1 April 2015 up to the latest specified date for which information is available?

Reply:

(a) Department

(i) 44.1% from 1 April 2015 to 30 November 2015

(ii) None

(b) South Africa Tourism

(i) 6% of total procurement spend is spent on SMMEs in South Africa. This excludes foreign spend.

(ii) None. There is no procurement expenditure in the co-operatives category of suppliers.

27 February 2016 - NW43

Profile picture: Vos, Mr J

Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1)(a) What are the reasons for the resignation of the South African Tourism’s (SAT) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), (b) what interim management measures have been put in place to ensure the effective operation of SAT and (c) what measures have been put in place to facilitate the appointment of a new CEO; (2) what steps have been taken, to date, to implement the recommendations issued by the full-scale review, launched last year to ensure the creation of jobs, given the importance of growing South Africa’s tourism sector within the current economic climate?

Reply:

1. (a) By mutual agreement, Mr Thulani Nzima gave notice of his departure from South African Tourism with effect from 04 December 2015, following discussion with the Board.

(b) Ms Sthembiso Dlamini, the current COO has been appointed as the Acting CEO as of 05 December 2015.

(c) The Board is working on appointing a new CEO. The position was advertised in the SA Tourism social media platforms and the Sunday Times and City Press on 07 February 2016.

(2) In light of the findings of the Ministerial Review of the organisation, SA Tourism has undertaken an exercise to evaluate its Tourism Growth Strategy with the aim to bolster tourism’s contribution to the overall economy and job creation. The intervention is focused on reviewing the performance of South Africa as a tourism destination, understanding the key growth drivers and barriers, defining the goal of the organization and identifying the critical steps towards achieving that goal.

27 February 2016 - NW259

Profile picture: Matshobeni, Ms A

Matshobeni, Ms A to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether he and/or his department has bought advertising space in The New Age in the (a)2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15 financial years; if so, (i) what number of times and (ii) for what amount in each specified financial year?

Reply:

a) 2012-13: No

b) 2013-14: No

c) 2014-15: No

27 February 2016 - NW209

Profile picture: Ntobongwana, Ms P

Ntobongwana, Ms P to ask the Minister of Tourism

Has his department awarded any contracts to companies indirectly or directly owned by certain persons (Atul, Ajay and Rajesh Gupta) in the (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15 financial years; if so, in each specified financial year, (i) how many times were such contracts awarded and (ii) for what amount?

Reply:

(a) 2012-13: No

(b) 2013-14: No

(c) 2014-15: No

27 February 2016 - NW103

Profile picture: Hunsinger, Mr CH

Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether he has entered into a performance agreement with the President, Mr Jacob G Zuma, with regard to the implementation of the Medium-Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) 2014-2019; if not, why not; if so, (a) which key indicators and targets from the MTSF are reflected in the agreement, (b) how many performance assessments has he undertaken in consultation with the President since the agreement was signed, (c) what progress has been made in meeting the key indicators and targets from the MTSF, (d) what are the key obstacles to implementation and (e) what is the plan to address such obstacles?

Reply:

Yes, all Ministers are subject to Performance Agreements with the President.

(a) Key indicators and targets from the MTSF reflected in the Agreement:

Outcome

Key indicator

4

Tourism strategy interventions towards growth, employment creation and higher incomes for poor households underway.

 

Develop and review realistic and sustainable strategy to grow output and employment and improve equality, support alignment across the state, manage monitoring of actions, address blockages and identify new opportunities and risks as they arise.

 

Sector and cross cutting interventions towards growth, employment creation and higher incomes for poor households underway in specified jobs drivers.

7

Differentiated plans for economic development in targeted areas of economic potential in rural areas completed.

 

Number of rural enterprises in rural district municipalities established.

 

Number of new industries in rural district municipalities established.

 

Number of people employed in rural enterprises.

 

Percentage of enterprises in rural district municipalities supported.

 

Percentage of existing industries in rural district municipalities supported.

11

Increase international tourism revenue contribution to the economy.

 

Increased international tourist arrivals.

(b) Performance is presented to Cabinet on a quarterly basis.

(c) to (e) Refer to the department’s Quarterly and Annual Reports.

27 February 2016 - NW31

Profile picture: Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN

Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the MINISTER OF TOURISM

Whether his Ministry has any frozen vacant positions; if so, (a) how many of the specified positions are vacant, (b) what are the designations of the specified positions and (c) for how long have the specified positions been vacant?

Reply:

The Ministry has no frozen vacant positions.

11 December 2015 - NW4169

Profile picture: Carter, Ms D

Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether he has succeeded in persuading the Minister of Finance to establish a Tourism Development Fund that will cater for all aspects of the tourism sector in order to increase infrastructure, improve experiences and facilities for tourists, introduce innovative ideas and help small operators expand their businesses; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

There has been no attempt to persuade the Minister of Finance to establish a Tourism Development Fund. The tourism development aspects raised in the question are funded through existing funding mechanisms in the department provided for by the National Treasury within the current appropriated budget. These include inter alia the Tourism Incentive Programme (TIP), the Social Responsibility Implementation (SRI) Programme and the Strategic Partners in Tourism initiative.

06 November 2015 - NW3840

Profile picture: Mulder, Dr PW

Mulder, Dr PW to ask the Minister of Tourism

With reference to his reply to question 3175 on 22 September 2015, (a) what is the exact status of the completion of the Vredefort Dome project currently, (b) what is the estimated cost of the completion of the project and (c) whether the Government is in discussion at all with Unesco regarding the reasons for the delay in the finalisation of the specified project; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant particulars?

Reply:

(a) A tender process to recruit a service provider to complete the project was advertised with a closing date of 03 November 2015. The briefing session with prospective bidders was held on 22 October 2015 at Vredefort Dome. The evaluation and adjudication of the tender will take place in November 2015, and it is expected that an appointment will be made in December 2015. The project will be completed during the 2016/17 financial year.

(b) The estimated cost of the completion of the project will be based on the proposals received once the tender process is complete.

(c) No, the department did not consult Unesco, as the interpretation centre is outside the declared protected area.

04 November 2015 - NW3720

Profile picture: Vos, Mr J

Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Tourism

In view of the fact that the Tourism Satellite Account provides information at a national level and in view of the Minister in The Presidency’s reply to question 3133 on 4 September 2015 in which he states that the United Nations has embarked on a process to develop provincial tourism economic accounts that will allow for similar information on a lower level of geographic disaggregation, which will take a number of years to come to fruition, what plans does his department have in place for Statistics South Africa to assist (a) provinces and (b) municipalities to produce tourism statistics at a local level to improve planning and budgeting?

Reply:

It is important note from onset that the limitations with regards to compilation of tourism economic account at sub-national level are not unique to South Africa. It is for this reason that the development of such a framework is being championed by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation. Thus, at this stage, there is no framework that can be used for production of statistics at provincial and municipal level in the same manner that the Tourism Satellite Account is produced.

The Department has establish the National Tourism Research and Knowledge Management Committee, a technical committee comprised of officials responsible for tourism data at provincial level. This committee serves as a platform to strengthen initiatives related to tourism data collection at provincial and local level. Statistics South Africa is a standing member of this committee. This committee, was afford an opportunity to make input into the UNWTO process of developing a tourism economic account.

Furthermore, the department invites StatsSA on a regular basis to engage with tourism stakeholders at platforms such as the National Tourism Stakeholder Forum (NTSF) which constitutes of representatives from government i.e. ((a) provinces and (b) municipalities) and private sector to share information related to tourism statistics. This information includes methodologies for compilation of different data sets as well as tourism standard definitions to ensure comparability.

03 November 2015 - NW3721

Profile picture: Vos, Mr J

Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether a certain person (name furnished) is a consultant to his department; if not, in what capacity does the specified person work for his department; if so (a) what are the set key performance areas and outcomes of the specified person and (b) how is the specified person remunerated?

Reply:

The person referred to is not a consultant, but is employed as a Special Advisor to the Minister.

(a) The person referred to is appointed as a Special Advisor in accordance with Public Service Act Section 12A (i), to:

  1. Advise the Executive Authority on the exercise/performance of the Executive Authority’s powers and duties
  2. Advise the Executive Authority on the development of policy that will promote the department’s objectives and
  3. Perform such tasks as appropriate in respect of the exercise/performance of the Executive Authority’s powers and duties

(b) The person referred to is remunerated in accordance with Section 12A of the Public Service Act, 1994 and the relevant dispensation for Special Advisors, as contained in Section 17 of the Act.

22 September 2015 - NW3329

Profile picture: Matshobeni, Ms A

Matshobeni, Ms A to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1)(a)(i) What total amount did his department spend on his travel costs between Gauteng and Cape Town in the 2014-15 financial year and (ii) how many trips did he undertake between Cape Town and Gauteng in the specified financial year and (b) what total amount did his department spend on (i) hotel and (ii) residential or other accommodation for him in (aa) Cape Town and (bb) Pretoria in the 2014-15 financial year; (2) (a)(i) what total amount did his department spend on the Deputy Minister’s travel costs between Gauteng and Cape Town in the 2014-15 financial year and (ii) how many trips between Gauteng and Cape Town did the Deputy Minister undertake in the specified financial year and (b) what total amount did his department spend on (i) hotel and (ii) residential or other accommodation for the Deputy Minister in (aa) Cape Town and (bb) Pretoria in the 2014-15 financial year?

Reply:

  1. (a) (i) Spent on travel                          R184 543.72

              (ii) Trips undertaken                        27 trips

          (b) (i) Total amount spent on hotel       R0.00

              (ii) Total amount spent on residential or other accommodation:

                     (aa) Cape Town R0.00

                     (bb) Pretoria R0.00

 

     2.   (a) (i) Deputy Minister spent on travel    R160 358.38

               (ii) Trips undertaken                         25 trips

           (b) (i) Total amount spent on hotel         R0.00

               (ii) Total amount spent on residential or other accommodation:

                        (aa) Cape Town R0.00

                        (bb) Pretoria R0.00

END

22 September 2015 - NW3175

Profile picture: Mulder, Dr PW

Mulder, Dr PW to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether special buildings and other facilities have been erected to receive visitors to the Vredefort Dome, and to brief and assist them; if not, why not; if so, (a) what did the total cost of the complex or information centre amount to and (b) whether the buildings are currently being utilised; if so (i) how many staff members of staff have been appointed and (ii) what are their official working hours?

Reply:

(a) Yes, the Vredefort Interpretation Centre was designed to include a reception area for visitors. An amount of R11,7 million was budgeted for the Vredefort Interpretation Centre but was not completed due to the structural defects on the building and a budget shortfall. According to an independent engineer, the main building (interpretation centre) started to show cracks, leaks and structural defects as a result of the weak panels supporting the structure which would endanger the lives of any person entering the building.

The project proposal was prepared in 2004 and the cost norms and standards applicable at the time were used to determine the project budget. The actual construction work only commenced in 2006 which under normal circumstances would have included escalation to accommodate increased costs. The allocation of budget by the department did not take into account the time lapses and associated cost escalations.

The project was implemented in two phases and the building in question was one of the many deliverables. The building was done in phase 1 and the budget for the project included other deliverables such as stalls, kitchen, ablution block, fencing, bulk electricity and water supply.

(b) No, the Department of Tourism is in the process of completing the project.

(i) Falls away

(ii) Falls away




END

22 September 2015 - NW3364

Profile picture: Vos, Mr J

Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) What amount has his department spent on overseas travel for (i) the Deputy Minister (ii) the Director-General and (iii) the Deputy Directors-General. In the period 1 May 2014 until 1 September 2015 (b) what was the purpose of each specified visit in each case. (c) what were the destinations and (d) what amount was spent on (i) flights (ii) accommodation and (iii) daily allowances?

Reply:

 

(a) How much was spent

(b) Purpose of the Visit

(c) Destination

(d) (i)

Flights

(d) (ii)

Accommodation

(d) (iii)

Daily allowances

(i) Deputy Minister

Total:

R 191 764.88

To attend the China Incentives. Business Travel & Meetings (CIBTM) in China and World Youth & Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) in Dublin.

China: Beijing

Date: 17 - 19 September 2014

Ireland: Dublin

Date: 22 - 25 September 2014

Flight:

R 114 212.00

Accommodation:

R 51 917.79

Allowance:

R 25 635.09

 

Total:

R 73 390.97

To attend the Indian Ocean Rim Association(IORA) First Tourism and Travel Mart in Seychelles

Seychelles: Mahe

Date: 21 - 22 November 2014

Flight:

R 59 603.39

Accommodation:

Complementary

Allowance:

R 13 787.58

 

Total:

R 73 291.04

To attend the World Exhibition for Incentive Travel. Meeting and Events (IMEX) 2015 and to participate in the IMEX Politicians Forum to be held in Villa Kennedy Hotel in Frankfurt

Germany: Frankfurt

Date: 19 - 21 May 2015

Flight :

R 67 436.72

Accommodation:

Complementary

Allowance

R 5 854.32

 

Total:

R 122 651.19

To attend a South East Asia Tourism Trade Roadshow in Malaysia. Singapore and Indonesia.

Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur

Date:16 - 17 August 2015

City: Singapore:

Date: 17 August 2015

Indonesia: Jakarta

Date: 18 - 19 August 2015

Flight:

R 84 960.72

Accommodation:

R 28 600.00

Advance:

R 9 090.47

(ii) Director General

Not applicable

The DG did not travel overseas for the period 1 May 2014 - 1 September 2015

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

(iii) Deputy Director-General

Policy and Knowledge Management

Not applicable

The DDG: PKS did not travel overseas for the period 1 May 2014 -- 1 September 2015

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

(iii) Deputy Director General

Domestic Tourism Management

Total:

R 97 842.95

To attend the 5th Carnival International de Victoria in Seychelles

Seychelles: Mahe

Date: 22 - 27 April 2015

Flight:

R 49 904.72

Accommodation:

R 33 120.00

Allowance:

R 14 818.23

 

Total:

R 73 338.01

Attended the Home Stay Study Tour in Malaysia

Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur

15 - 22 August 2015

Flight: R66 341.72

Accommodation:

R 2000.00

Allowance:

R 4 996.29

(iii) Deputy Director General

International Tourism Management

Total:

R 99 856.37

To attend IMEX and related side meeting

Germany. Frankfurt

17 - 23 May 2014

Flight:

R 61 624.00

Accommodation:

R 30 462.07

Allowance:

R 7 770.30

 

Total:

R 24 879.70

To attend the SADC Meeting

Zambia: Livingstone

17 - 21 June 2014

Flight:

R 6 924.00

Accommodation:

R 13 616.00

Allowance:

R 4 339.70

 

Total:

R 105 135.84

To attend the World Youth Student Conference where South Africa was announced as the host for the 2015 Conference

Ireland. Dublin

21 - 28 September 2014

Flight:

R 68 966.00

Accommodation:

R 17 500.85

Allowance:

R 18 668.99

 

Total:

R135 193.82

To attend the World Travel Market

United Kingdom: London

02 - 07 November 2014

Flight:

R 84 475.39

Accommodation:

R 37 999.98

Allowance:

R 12 718.45

 

Total:

R 76 984.48

To attend and present a paper at the 13th Global Forum on Tourism Statistics and UNWTO Special Workshop on Tourism Statistics

Japan: Nara

14 - 21 November 2014

Flight:

R62 385.39

Accommodation:

R 6 115.47

Allowance:

R 8 483.62

 

Total:

R 18 618.15

To attend the Extra Ordinary SADC Meeting

Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls

25 - 29 November 2014

Flight:

R 7 122.39

Accommodation:

R 7 530.89

Allowance:

R 3 964.87

 

Total:

R 97 927.03

To attend the ITB and visit SA Tourism’s offices

Germany: Berlin

Italy. Milan

02 - 08 March 2015

Flight:

R 65 358.39

Accommodation:

R 23 996.76

Allowance:

R 8 571.88

 

Total:

R108 888.15

To attend the 100th UNWTO Executive Council meeting. South Africa through the National Department of Tourism was elected to serve on the Executive Council of the UNWTO for the period 2014- 2017.

Croatia: Rovinj

25 - 29 May 2015

Flight:

R 83 938.72

Accommodation:

R 17 564.99

Allowance:

R 7 384.44

 

Total:

R 26 064.40

To attend the 54th RETOSA Board and Annual General meetings

Malawi: Lilongwe

28 July 2015

Flight:

R 14 520.72

Accommodation:

R 8 920.00

Allowance:

R 2 623.68

(iii) Deputy Director General/ Chief Operations Officer

Not applicable

The COO did not travel overseas for the period 1 May 2014 -1 September 2015

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

21 September 2015 - NW3276

Profile picture: Matshobeni, Ms A

Matshobeni, Ms A to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1) What (a) total amount did his department spend on air travel between Gauteng and Cape Town for employees attending Parliament business in the 2014-15 financial year and (b) is the total number of trips that were undertaken; (2) What is the total amount that his department spent on (a) accommodation and (b) car rental in Cape Town for employees attending Parliament business in the specified financial year?

Reply:

1.           (a) Total Amount Air travel:                  R503 358.12

              (b) Number of trips:                              81 trips

 

2.             (a) Total Amount on accommodation:  R139 064.16

                (b) Total amount on car rental:             R40 639.25



END