MEANWHILE BACK HOME
As host country to this year’s WEF, South Africa has gone out of its way to reassure delegates and investors that we are indeed open for business amid recent xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals and our controversial new visa regulations.
At a brief ing ahead of the WEF, minister in the presidency Jeff Radebe said government was urgently reviewing the visa regulations, according to IOL. “We are looking at all issues that have been raised pertaining the visa regulations,” Radebe reportedly said, acknowledging that the new regulations had “unintended consequences”.
The tourism industry is one of the sectors that has been taking a battering after the new immigration policy was implemented and tourists from India and China were said to have cancelled intended visits to SA.
New draft visa regulations are due during the month of July, Radebe said.