South Africa’s Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom, published the Tourism Amendment Draft Bill in the Government Gazette on 15 April 2019. Tourism stakeholders have 60 days (by 15 June) to provide comment.
The Tourism Act, 2014 remains the legislative framework for the management and growth of tourism. The purpose of the Tourism Amendment Draft Bill is to amend the Tourism Act, 2014 in order to:
- Provide for the alignment of the governance of the South African Tourism Board;
- Provide for the implementation of the grading system of South African Tourism;
- Provide for the competence requirements of tourists guides; and
- Provide for the determination on the threshold for short-term dwelling rentals.
Tourism stakeholders are invited to participate in the drafting of tourism legislation and the Department of Tourism encourages all interested parties to submit comments by the close-off date of Saturday, 15 June 2019.
To view or download the Government Gazette / Tourism Amendment Bill 2019 click here (PDF – 2.9 MB).
Comments may be submitted to the following address:
By post: The Director General, Department of Tourism, Private Bag X424, Pretoria, 0001
Attention: Ms M.M. Setwaba
By hand: Ground Floor (Reception), Tourism House, 17 Trevenna Street, Sunnyside
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Enquiries in respect of (1) the submission of public comments and (2) participation in workshops and possible public hearings, may be directed to Ms Mmaditonki Setwaba at 012 444 6312 or by email to email@example.com