Physical: Tourism House, 17 Trevenna Street, Sunnyside, 0002Tel: 012 444 6000 / 0860 121 929Fax: 012 444 7000Web: www.tourism.gov.za
Postal: Private Bag X424, Pretoria, 0001
The Department of Tourism is mandated under the Tourism Act 3 of 2014 to: promote the practise of responsible tourism for the benefit of the country and for the enjoyment of all its residents and foreign visitors; provide for the effective domestic and international marketing of South Africa as a tourist destination; promote quality tourism products and services; promote growth in and development of the tourism sector; and enhance cooperation and coordination between all spheres of government in developing and managing tourism.
The National Development Plan (NDP) is the 2030 vision for the country. It recognises tourism as one of the main drivers of employment and economic growth. Tourism is also positioned as one of the six core pillars of growth in the country’s New Growth Path (NGP) framework. The National Tourism Sector Strategy (NTSS) provides a blueprint for the tourism sector in the pursuit of growth targets contained in the NGP. Through the Department’s NTSS, the tourism sector is committed to creating a total of 225 000 jobs by the year 2020.
The Department’s objectives include ensuring that benefits of tourism are equitably shared amongst the people of South Africa, and planning for the empowerment of youth, women, and people with disabilities through entrepreneurial participation and opportunities. The Department's focus is on increasing competitiveness within the tourism sector in South Africa.
In the medium term, the Department aims to increase investment in the tourism sector, increase inbound tourism, entrench a culture of tourism amongst South Africans, and increase the sector’s contribution to job creation and economic growth.
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Mr V Tharage
- Ms Tokozile Xasa
- Deputy Minister:
- Ms Elizabeth Thabethe
- Director General:
- Mr Victor Tharage
- Ms Belinda Benadie (Private Secretary: Minister)
- Chief of Staff:
- Ms Nomzamo Bhengu (Acting)
- Chief Financial Officer:
- Mr Ralph Ackermann
- Deputy Directors General:
- Ms Shamilla Chettiar (Destination Development)
- Ms Morongoe Ramphele (Tourism Sector Support Services)
- Senior Management:
- Ms Lulama Duma (Corporate Management)
- Mr Thabo Makhubedu (Head of Office: Director General)
- Ms Nonzwakazi Sifanele (Head of Office: Deputy Minister)
- Ms Melanie Titus (Parliamentary Liaison Officer)
- Communications Officers:
- Ms Susan de Bruin (Acting Chief Director: Communications)
- Mr Praveen Naidoo (Media Liaison Officer)
|All Financial Values: R'000||2015/16||2014/15||2013/14||2012/13|
|AUDIT OUTCOME||Clean Audit||Financially Unqualified||Clean Audit||Financially Unqualified|
|Total Final Appropriation||1 800 948||1 596 364||1 524 783||1 374 143|
|Actual Expenditure||1 777 394||1 562 394||1 512 667||1 371 959|
|Employee Compensation||252 906||231 504||202 371||171 205|
|Goods and Services||199 712||229 282||138 434||116 000|
|Capital Assets||93 413||12 816||11 629||9 864|
|Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure||915||712||648||108|
|Sources||Annual Report||Annual Report||Annual Report|| n/a |
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