2020-w88 - 25 February 2020

Manuel Simão Franca De Freitas to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) What are the relevant details of the Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) that her department is currently party to, (b) who are the signatories to the specified MOUs in each case, (c) since what date(s) have each MOU been in place, (d) what are the objectives of each MOU and (e) how is each MOU being monitored to ensure that the objectives are met in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 25 Feb 2020

(a) What are the relevant details of the Memoranda of Understanding(MOUs) that her department is currently party to

Honorable member is kindly referred to my reply on same question raised in 2019 (Questions 866 of 2019) which was tabled on 24 October 2019. The Question refers to “International MOU’s and agreements”. In terms of International Memoranda of understanding, all MOUs and Agreements ...

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2020-w87 - 25 February 2020

Manuel Simão Franca De Freitas to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) What (i) strategies and (ii) programmes are in place and are being planned to boost tourism by (aa) her department (bb) her department in conjunction with other departments and (cc) state-owned entities, (b) what are the details of the specified departments and state-owned entities and (c) how are they involved in these strategies and programmes?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 25 Feb 2020

The Department and SA Tourism’s programmes and strategies to boost tourism are contained in the tabled Strategic Plans and Annual Performance Plan.

Furthermore, future plans will be tabled in Parliament on 11 March 2020.

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2020-w86 - 25 February 2020

Manuel Simão Franca De Freitas to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether there are any plans put in place to undertake studies on brand positivity by tourists and/or potential tourists to the Republic; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the (a) deadlines, (b) milestones and (c) timelines in this regard?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 25 Feb 2020

Whether there are any plans put in place to undertake studies on brand positivity by tourist and / or potential tourist to the Republic.

SA Tourism does conduct brand positivity studies through an in-depth assessment of travellers' perceptions of South Africa as a leisure travel destination across key priority markets. The aim of the study is to inform the key marketing and strategic initiatives of ...

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2019-w1330 - 13 December 2019

Manuel Simão Franca De Freitas to ask the Minister of Tourism

With reference to the National Tourism Sector Strategy, what (a) risks have been identified that may lead to targets set not being achieved and (b)(i) steps are being taken to mitigate the situation and (ii) are the deadlines, milestones and timelines in this regard?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 13 Dec 2019

a) With Reference to the NTSS what risks have been identified that may lead to non-achievement?

Tourism by its own nature operates in a highly volatile global environment and is susceptible to many external factors in both the macro - and microenvironment. Many of these factors often fall outside the primary / immediate control of a particular destination. Therefore, this requires continuous assessment and identification ...

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2019-w1647 - 11 December 2019

Khethamabala Petros Sithole to ask the Minister of Tourism

(1) What structures have been put in place to attract the local tourists in order to boost local tourism? (2) what capacity building and skills development programmes exist for capacitating the district and local government officials about tourism strategies; (3) whether her department has mechanisms put in place to reach the rural areas for the purpose of involving persons in rural communities in the tourism space; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 11 Dec 2019

1. What structures have been put in place to attract the local tourists in order to boost local tourism?

The Department hosts the Domestic Tourism Steering Committee, a national structure which seeks to promote domestic tourism accross all provinces. Provincial departments responsible for tourism and their respective tourism marketing agencies represent provinces to ensure a localised input into developing an annual domestic tourism campaign ...

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2019-w1235 - 29 November 2019

Manuel Simão Franca De Freitas to ask the Minister of Tourism

With reference to her reply to question 324 on 15 August 2019, (a) what are the details of (i) each of the stakeholders in the private sector and (ii) other specified stakeholders who are being engaged with as stated in the reply, (b)(i) what is the format and nature of the engagements that took place in each case and (ii) for how long have each of the engagements been taking place respectively in each instance and (c) what are the results of the engagements as at the latest specified date in each instance?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 29 Nov 2019

As stated in the reply to question 324, key measures that are put in place to meet targets also include ongoing engagement with the private sector, other government departments and other stakeholders in their respective roles in achieving the target set by the President in the June 2019 State of the Nation Address. The targets will form part of the Strategic Plan within the ...

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2019-w1332 - 18 November 2019

Hlanganani Siphelele Gumbi to ask the Minister of Tourism

What (a) steps is her department taking to eliminate delays in the implementation of the Working for Tourism projects and (b) are the deadlines, milestones and timelines of each specified project?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 18 Nov 2019

(a) What steps is her department taking to eliminate delays in the implementation of the Working for Tourism projects

The Working for Tourism Programme supports both skills and infrastructure development projects. There are different reasons for delays in these two types of projects.

  • Skills development projects are typically delayed as a result of not being able to find suitable service providers, due mainly to ...
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2019-w1131 - 18 November 2019

Gregory Rudy Krumbock to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) On what date was the Tourism Economic Framework finalised, (b) what are the main drivers of the framework, (c)(i) how is the framework communicated and (ii) to whom and (d) how is the execution of the framework (i) monitored and (ii) evaluated?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 18 Nov 2019

The Department of tourism does not have a Tourism Economic Framework.

a) – (d) Not applicable

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2019-w1130 - 18 November 2019

Gregory Rudy Krumbock to ask the Minister of Tourism

(a) What total number of Tourism Stakeholder Forums have been established (i) in each province and (ii) nationally, (b) on what date was each forum established in each case, (c) who are the members of each forum, (d) how were members selected in each case, (e) what are the main objectives in each case, (f) what mechanisms, processes and procedures are in place to monitor the attainment of objectives in each instance and (g) what objectives have been met in each instance?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 18 Nov 2019

Total number of Tourism Stakeholder Forums been established in each province

According to the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 - Schedule 4, Tourism is one of the functional areas of concurrent national and provincial legislative competence. The detailed information on the provincial tourism forums can be obtained from the respective provinces, as the structures are not reporting directly to the ...

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2019-w1378 - 04 November 2019

Mimmy Martha Gondwe to ask the Minister of Tourism

Whether her department did business with certain (a) persons, (b) companies and (c) trusts (names and details furnished in each case) (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019; if so, (aa) on what date(s) did her department do business with the specified persons, companies and trusts and (bb) what was the (aaa) nature and (bbb) monetary value of each business arrangement?

Reply from the Minister of Tourism on 4 Nov 2019

Whether the department did busines with

The department has not appointed any of the (a) persons, (b) companies and (c) trusts as listed ,in the (i) in each of the past five financial years nor (ii) since 1 April 2019.

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(aa) – (bb) and (aaa) – (bbb) Not applicable

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