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Commencement of the Tourism Act No.3 of 2014
Tourism Act No.3 of 2014
President Jacob Zuma has determined 16 June 2014 as the date on which the Tourism Act, 2014 shall come into operation.

The commencement of this Act, which seeks to provide for the development and promotion of sustainable tourism for the benefit of the Republic, will coincide with the commemoration of 38 years since 16 June 1976, when the youth of South Africa protested against the government of the day in a quest for a better education system.

While the Act will commence on the said date, it is imperative to note that the framework for the majority of the regulations and notices, like the National Tourism Sector Strategy which will be adopted to form part of the Act, is already in place.

The Tourism Act, 2014 provides for sufficient transitional measures and as such, there will be no vacuum with regards to transitioning from the Act of 1993 to the 2014 one.

For further inquiries:

Ms Hannelie Theron
Chief Director: Communications (Acting)
Telephone: +27 (0) 12 444 6605
Cell: +27 (0) 82 326 6687

Issued by The National Department of Tourism