Support provided by banking sector to tourism industry, especially SMMEs
1 Jun 2021
Mr H Gumbi (DA) said that he was covered by Mr De Freitas.
South African Tourism 2021/22 Annual Performance Plan
5 May 2021
Mr H Gumbi (DA) said that a lot of questions he had were more appropriately directed to the Department and the PC had the opportunity to do so yesterday (4 May 2021). He wanted to hear the view of the SAT CEO regarding the increasingly standardised tourism protocol where people ...
Department of Tourism 2021/22 Annual Performance Plan
4 May 2021
Mr H Gumbi (DA) asked if the policy review suggests free grading that is accepted by all parties? It is one thing to review a policy with new suggestions and new knowledge, but it is another thing to review it with a policy consideration that is now generally accepted across ...
South African Tourism Quarter 2 & 3 2020/21 performance
9 Mar 2021
Mr H Gumbi (DA) said that SAT mentioned that its strategy was to look at local markets, and then go outwards. He agreed that it was the right strategy in this context. He asked how well SAT maintained certain data. For example, game reserves were an important tourism attribute locally, ...
Developments in tourism sector: TBCSA briefing; Impact of SONA on Tourism Sector
23 Feb 2021
Mr H Gumbi (DA) said that it was a very painful presentation, listening to the difficulties which are happening in the sector. Of all the sectors, tourism in particular is the one that has been hurt the most. He and other colleagues had been upfront about how they had not ...
Tourism Equity Fund: NDT & SEFA briefing; Impact of SONA on tourism sector
16 Feb 2021
Mr H Gumbi (DA) was in agreement with Mr Kruger’s comments on the excessive red tape, and called for its removal for small businesses so that it was easier for them to access funds and assistance and become part of a growing economy. This touched on an issue previously raised ...
First Term Committee Programme
2 Feb 2021
Mr H Gumbi (DA) said that it is a shortcoming if there is no component of oversight in the programme as oversight is important during these times. He suggested engagements with stakeholders in the industry who were hard hit by the lockdown regulations especially as there is no platform for ...
State of Tourism at Local Government Level: COGTA briefing
24 Nov 2020
Mr H Gumbi (DA) commented that when a local municipality collapsed, there is little that they could do to assist tourism. During the Committee’s oversight work, it had been observed that when a municipality failed to perform its basic functions such as fixing streetlights, collecting garbage and cleaning communal surroundings, ...
Tourism Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report
17 Nov 2020
Mr H Gumbi (DA) said the report was very well presented and touched on many of the issues Members discussed in its meetings with the Department and entities. He touched on point 9.2.8 regarding the engagement with the SA Police Service (SAPS) – Members have highlighted the need for a ...
Department of Tourism & SA Tourism Audit Outcomes: AGSA briefing; Department of Tourism 2019/20 Annual Report
10 Nov 2020
Mr H Gumbi (DA) raised concern as the audit reported that suppliers were unsure if they were employed by the state and what bearing this had on their supply chain management process. What assurance is provided that SCM processes have improved, particularly in the current political climate of corruption in ...