The Disclaimer:
This Compendium outlines a summary of legislation applicable to the Tourism Industry together with the penalties for non-compliance.
This disc may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical without the express permission of the National Department of Tourism.
The contents herein serve as a guide for stakeholders and may not be construed as legal advice nor an interpretation of the legislation.

Note: Set 1 is the primary source of information in this volume. It houses the main legislation which are applicable to ALL sectors within Tourism.

The Importance of Legal Compliance

Overview of National Tourism Sector Strategy (NTSS)

Equality and Rights

Constitution of the Republic of South Africa,1996



Advertising on Roads and Ribbon Development Act 21 of 1940

Advertising Standards Authority Code of Practice


Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003 and Codes incorporating the Tourism Charter


Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008


Companies Act 71 of 2008


Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act 12 of 2004


Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002

National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998

National Environmental Management: Waste Management Act 59 of 2008

National Water Act 36 of 1998

Water Services Act 108 of 1997

Equality and Rights

Promotion of Equality & Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act 4 of 2000


Income Tax Act 58 of 1962

Value Added Tax Act 89 of 1991

Health and Safety

Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993

Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993

Tobacco Products Control Act 83 1993

Information Technology and Electronic Communications

Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act 70 of 2002

Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002


Basic Conditions of Employment of Act 75 of 1997

Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998

Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995

Protected Disclosure Act 26 of 2000

Skills Development Act 97 of 1988

Skills Development Levies Act 9 of 1999

Unemployment Insurance Act 63 of 2001 and Unemployment Insurance Contributions Act 4 of 2002

Protection of Information and Privacy

Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000


Trespass Act 6 of 1959


Tourism Act 72 of 1993


National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996


Occupational Health and Safety Standards OSHAS 18001



Emerging Policy Developments

Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Act 46 of 1998

Protection of Personal Information Bill

Tourism Bill