Tuesday, 23 June 2015

ANC government destroying South African tourism sector

A  recent report  by the Tourism Business Council of SA suggests that the number of lost foreign tourists due to changes in South African immigration regulations in 2015 will increase to 100 000, with a direct tourism spend of R1.4bn and the total net loss to the South African GDP of around R4.1bn and a loss of 9 300 jobs.

The changes refer to the requirement for all children under the age of 18 travelling to and from South Africa to be in possession of an unabridged birth certificate in addition to their passport and visa and secondly, that tourists from countries that are required to have a visa to now appear in person during the visa application process in order to obtain a biometric visa. 

Not only is the ANC government led by Jacob Zuma corrupt, incompetent and out of control, but it is now downright suicidal by destroying the booming foreign tourism sector and causing irreparable harm to the South African economy. Can the Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa wait too much longer before he gets rid of Zuma through a palace revolution?