Analysis of: State of the Nation Address (SONA) – to reflect on the issues impacting on tourism sector
13 Feb 2019
Ms V Bam-Mugwanya (ANC) thanked the Content Advisor for making matters clearer for her. She was a bit disappointed by what the President had not said about the tourism sector. The President gave pointers had not delved into the how-to of things. He had not said how the small operators ...
Committee Annual Report; Committee Report on World Tourism Day
21 Nov 2018
Mr Boltina acceded to the request and took members through the Report. The Report was compiled after the Committee had undertaken a visit to observe the World Tourism Day in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape Province on 26-27 September 2018. He however did point out that only three members had ...
Tourism Legacy Report
14 Nov 2018
Ms V Bam-Mugwanya (ANC) thanked the staff for preparing a comprehensive report, She said that there should be a way to transmit the issue of transformation to the next tourism Portfolio Committee. She also asked how policies could be set up so that they woke up the municipalities to know ...
Initiatives to improve airlift in the country to boost tourist arrivals: Airport Company South Africa briefing
7 Nov 2018
Ms V Bam-Mugwanya (ANC) asked how ACSA decided on where to open up an airport. She was particularly interested in plans for Umtata. Who made the decision? Was it the Department of Transport, the Minister of Transport or ACSA? She asked whether the ACSA was funding the other services working ...
Oceans Economy: National Department of Tourism briefing
31 Oct 2018
Ms V Bam-Mugwanya (ANC), on transformation, asked what was happening in the area between Port Edward and East London. She felt that after 20 years nothing had been resolved. Nothing had changed. She also pointed out that there was no aquarium between Port Edward and Durban. She felt that so ...
Tourism Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report
17 Oct 2018
Ms V Bam-Mugwanya (ANC) agreed that all municipalities should be active on tourism. The budgets they received should be ring-fenced. On intergovernmental cooperation the NDT needed to liaise with the Department of Labour on the matter of salaries of persons employed by bed and breakfasts in rural areas. In as ...
South African Tourism 2017/18 Annual Report
11 Oct 2018
Ms V Bam-Mugwanya (ANC) said she recognises the presentation. She asked what the nature of the expenditure is, and its effects on the running of the business.
Department of Tourism & SA Tourism 2017/18 Annual Reports, with AGSA input; Revised Tourism targets: FFC briefing
9 Oct 2018
Ms V Bam-Mugwanya (ANC) referred to the regression in assurance levels, and asked AGSA to explain again what was happening there. How had irregular expenditure increased from R1 million to R4 million, as this was not acceptable? Some of these matters were a repeat of the past. Was it possible ...
South African Tourism Quarter 1 performance
12 Sep 2018
Ms V Bam-Mugwanya (ANC) asked what was being done around rural tourism. What plans did SA Tourism have to get rural people into tourism? She noted that the grading of establishments only benefitted visitors who came to SA. South Africans looked at the reputation of the establishment and did not ...
High Level Panel recommendations: Committee response; Committee Reports
11 Sep 2018
Ms V Bam-Mugwanya (ANC) asked if it was possible to ensure that local structures considered tourism as one of their priorities, through some kind of enforcement. Local leaders did not see tourism as their business.