Promote and support the growth and development of an equitable, competitive
and sustainable tourism sector, enhancing its contribution to national
The mandate of the Department of Tourism, as outlined in the Tourism Act
(2014), is to promote growth and development of the tourism sector; promote
quality tourism products and services; provide for the effective domestic and
international marketing of South Africa as a tourist destination; enhance
cooperation and coordination between all spheres of government in developing
and managing tourism; and promote the practice of responsible tourism for the
benefit of South Africa and for the enjoyment of all its residents and foreign
In recognition of tourism as a national priority, with a potential to
contribute significantly to economic development, the 1996 White Paper on the
Development and Promotion of Tourism in South Africa provides for the
promotion of domestic and international tourism. The national tourism sector
strategy provides a blueprint for the sector to meet the growth targets
contained in the National Development Plan (NDP).
The Estimates of National Expenditure (ENE) is a book published along with the tabling of the budget for the new financial year.
A department's programmes are the activities that it spends money on during the financial year. Different programmes have different expenditure budgets, depending on their requirements and available finances. More detail on the programmes is available in the department's Estimates of National Expenditure documents.
Each chart shows the budgeted spending by each sub-programme of that programme.
Each chart shows the budgeted spending by economic classification under that Programme.
Each chart shows the budgeted spending of each Programme under that Economic Classification.
The Adjusted Estimates of National Expenditure (AENE) is a book published along with the tabling of the adjusted budget.
These charts show changes to the spending plans originally published in the Estimates of National Expenditure. Details of these changes are published in the Adjusted Estimates of National Expenditure.
Total adjustment to the original budget for this department.
Changes to planned spending between categories within this department.
No adjustments were made to the total budget of this department
Budgeted and actual expenditure/allocations for a department can increase or decrease from year to year. Changes in expenditure for a department can be because of changes in the activities of the department, because of changes in priorities between departments, because of cost efficiencies or because of increases in the price of goods and services due to inflation.
The chart shows the department’s actual expenditure for past years, and budgeted expenditure for the current year and the upcoming three years of the medium-term expenditure framework (MTEF). By adjusting these numbers to take inflation into account, it is possible to determine if a department’s expenditure is really increasing or decreasing in real terms, as compared to the rest of the economy.
Previous financial years indicate actual expenditure while upcoming financial years indicate estimated expenditure:
National Treasury, departments and commitees are busy with different things depending on the time of year:
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