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Tourism Act, No. 3 of 2014

Long title


To provide for the development and promotion of sustainable tourism for the benefit of the Republic, its residents and its visitors; to provide for the continued existence of the South African Tourism Board; to provide for the establishment of the Tourism Grading Council; to regulate the tourist guide profession; to repeal certain laws; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

PREAMBLE

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

CHAPTER 1. INTERPRETATION AND OBJECTS
1. Definitions
2. Objects of Act
3. Conflict with other laws and binding force of Act

CHAPTER 2. NATIONAL TOURISM SECTOR STRATEGY, NORMS AND STANDARDS, CODES OF GOOD PRACTICE
4. National tourism sector strategy
5. National tourism information and monitoring system
6. Information on tourism businesses
7. Norms and standards for tourism
8. Codes of good practice for tourism

CHAPTER 3. SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISM BOARD
9. Continued existence of South African Tourism Board
10. Functions of Board
11. Powers of Board
12. Delegations and assignments by Board
13. Composition of Board
14. Term of office of members of Board
15. Disqualification from membership of Board
16. Vacation of office and filling of vacancies
17. Remuneration of members of Board
18. Board meetings
19. Conduct of meetings
20. Resolution without meeting
21. Funds of Board
22. Application of Public Finance Management Act to Board
23. Committees of Board
24. Appointment and responsibilities of chief executive officer of Board
25. Employment contract and performance agreement of chief executive officer
26. Resignation and dismissal of chief executive officer and appointment of acting chief executive officer
27. Employment and remuneration policy of Board and appointment of staff

CHAPTER 4. GRADING SYSTEM
28. National grading system for tourism
29. Establishment of Tourism Grading Council
30. Main function of Council and oversight and accountability
31. Composition of Council
32. Term of office of members of Council
33. Disqualification from membership of Council
34. Vacation of office and filling of vacancies
35. Remuneration of members of Council
36. Council meetings
37. Funds of Council
38. Application of Public Finance Management Act to Council
39. Committees of Council
40. Appointment and functions of chief quality assurance officer of Council
41. Employment contract and performance agreement of chief quality assurance officer
42. Resignation and dismissal of chief quality assurance officer and appointment of acting chief quality assurance officer
43. Employment and remuneration policy of Council and appointment of staff
44. Assignment of oversight and functions of Council

CHAPTER 5. TOURISM PROTECTION
45. Designation of Tourism Complaints Officer
46. Accreditation of scheme
47. Duties of Tourism Complaints Officer in respect of tourists’ complaints

CHAPTER 6. TOURIST GUIDES
48. National Registrar of Tourist Guides
49. Provincial Registrars of Tourist Guides
50. Procedure relating to registration of tourist guides
51. Competence
52. Code of conduct and ethics
53. Reporting of contraventions and lodging of complaints
54. Action by Provincial Registrar regarding disqualification of tourist guides
55. Disciplinary measures
56. Appeals and reviews
57. Prohibitions
58. Disputes

CHAPTER 7. GENERAL
59. Offences and penalties
60. Delegations and assignments
61. Regulations
62. Repeal of laws
63. Transitional provisions and savings
64. Short title and commencement
Sch.  SCHEDULE 1 (Clause 63) TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS AND SAVINGS [s63]
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