Strategies to expedite transformation in the tourism sector
1 Sep 2020
Mr M Galo (AIC) said the report was clear and straightforward. He referred back to the Chairperson’s opening remarks, and supported the idea that the report be tabled in Parliament.
State of tourism in Rural Areas
24 Jun 2020
Mr M Galo (AIC) suggested that the objectives of the LETOFO should include the establishment of municipal tourism oversight forums at that level, as municipalities were not working on establishing such tourism programmes. He commended the provinces that attended the meeting, and expressed the hope that the Eastern Cape would ...
State of transformation in the Tourism Sector: Tourism B-BBEE Charter Council briefing; Finalisation of Howick Oversight Report
29 Oct 2019
Mr M Galo (AIC) emphasised that the poor needed to be empowered, especially in rural areas. Tourism was the best vehicle to achieve this. On the mandate of the Charter Council, he understood that it was funded by the NDT. He asked whether the Committee could lobby Parliament for the ...
Audit Outcomes of Department and entities: AGSA briefing
8 Oct 2019
Mr M Galo (AIC) asked whether the AGSA had engineers on the ground to check on the quality of services provided. He gave an example of an access road that had cost R4m-R5m to build but was not up to standard. Did the AGSA have its own engineers in this ...
Department of Tourism 2018/19 Annual Report, with Minister & Deputy Minister present
8 Oct 2019
Mr M Galo (AIC) stated that if the Director General had received the go ahead to investigate fruitless and wasteful expenditure, when had he received the go ahead? Had it been before or after the AGSA’s audit report? He asked what the number of operational projects against the total number ...
Draft Concept Paper on Tourism Oversight Forum, Committee Programme; Update on preparations for World Tourism Celebrations
17 Sep 2019
Mr M Galo (AIC) stated that the Chairperson had made a good suggestion regarding Parliament having its own auditing capacity. He urged the Chairperson to make the suggestion to the powers that be in Parliament.
Department of Tourism Quarter 4 performance
10 Sep 2019
Mr M Galo (AIC) appreciated the briefing but felt that the NDT needed to focus its efforts more in rural areas. More jobs needed to be created in rural areas. On the 577 unemployed youth that had been enrolled in the National Youth Chef Training Programme, he asked that the ...
Joint Consultative Workshop on Tourist Safety and Security in South Africa
27 Aug 2019
Mr M Galo (AIC) said that it was agreed that all provinces would be part of the workshop, but some are absent. He asked if there are reasons why they did not attend. He agreed with Mr Whitfield that a unit must be established. There must be quarterly feedback on ...
South African Tourism 2019/20 Annual Performance Plan
4 Jul 2019
Mr M Galo (ANC) said the President indicated earlier this year he would like the SAA (South African Airways) to establish a direct route from South Africa to India. What steps have SAT taken to ensure this is fast-tracked? This might also encourage visitors from India. Has SAT alerted the ...
Department of Tourism 2019/20 Annual Performance Plan
3 Jul 2019
Mr M Galo (AIP) asked which stakeholders or role players had been assisted by NDT. He knew that in the various municipalities there were many community-based organisations that had an interest in tourism and had tourism, projects. However, organisation of their projects was poor as their organisational skills were very ...