Green Paper on Tourism Development in South Africa open for comments

Following Cabinet approval, the Minister of Tourism has released a green paper addressing the Development and Promotion of Tourism in South Africa. Those wishing to submit written comments should do so by October 30, 2023. Submissions can be sent via email to

For inquiries, please contact Mr. Senzo Nkala at 012 444 6316.

The paper outlines 15 specific interventions aimed at elevating tourism to its rightful status as a vital economic sector capable of addressing the triple challenge of unemployment, poverty, and inequality. These measures are designed to address the challenging yet essential task of transforming the sector.

The document includes:

  • An executive summary
  • Definitions
  • An introduction and context
  • A problem statement, vision, objectives, and guiding principles
  • Policy proposals
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Funding, implementation, risk assessment, and conclusion

View the paper below:


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