Deputy Speaker, the issue of landing costs is an issue that is dealt with by Acsa, and that is under the leadership of the hon Minister of Transport. His predecessor appointed the panel to advise him. The increase that many stakeholders expressed concern about wasn't what the hon member mentioned when it came to the final decision. We are very worried about the issue of landing costs all over the world. At the moment, one of the detrimental factors for international tourism is all these new taxes that we see all over the world, especially from London and some European destinations. It is certainly having an impact.
In terms of the memorandum of understanding, we want to encourage these initiatives, that people take these initiatives themselves. A few weeks ago, we announced the first quarter's results. I would like to report back to the House that we had a fantastic first quarter of this year. In terms of international arrivals, we had 10,5% growth from all over the world - from our traditional and also the emerging markets. From China, we had 67% growth. From our own continent, in Angola we had 48% growth and from Nigeria 26% growth. It is because we have a plan that all of us agree on, all political parties, all the provinces, and the municipalities, but also between government and the private sector. [Applause.]
Intentions regarding proposals to Cabinet on privatisation of SOEs and extension of BBBEE to ordinary South Africans
183. Dr W G James (DA) asked the Minister of Trade and Industry:
Whether he intends to present proposals to Cabinet on (a) the privatisation of State-owned enterprises (SOEs) and (b) extending broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) to ordinary South Africans who qualify to obtain ordinary subsidised shareholding of SOEs through a subsidised share offer; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?