Mandate

The province derives its tourism mandate from the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa of 1996, schedule 4 which sets out the functional areas of concurrent national and provincial legislative competence.

 

 

In terms of section 155 (7) the national government, subject to section 44, and provincial governments have a legislative and executive authority to see to the effective performance by municipalities of their functions in respect of matters listed in schedule 4 and 5, by regulating the exercise by municipalities of their executive authority referred to in section 156(1)

 

The mandate is also derived from the following legislatives and strategies:-

 

  • Tourism Act No. 3 of 2014

 

  • KwaZulu-Natal Tourism Act No. 11 of 1996 as amended in 2002

 

  • Broad Based Black Empowerment Act (Act No. 53 of 2003)

 

Supported by the following pieces of prescripts:

 

  • National Development Plan and Provincial Growth Development Plan

 

  • The White Paper on the Development and Promotion of Tourism in South Africa (1996)

 

  • The White Paper on the Development and Promotion of Tourism in KwaZulu-Natal (2008)

 

  • National Tourism Sector Strategy (NTSS)

 

  • KwaZulu Natal Tourism Master Plan (2012)

 

  • KwaZulu Natal Beach Tourism Policy (2011