Aviation cannot thrive without tourism - minister

2015-10-09 18:00

Aviation is an essential catalyst for the tourism industry and the two industries are mutually dependent, says Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom.

Sara Gon: Damage done – What’s the REAL reason behind Gigaba’s Visa policy?

2015-08-27 15:45

An analyst takes a look at the visa spat and wonders if the real reason behind Malusi Gigaba’s unabridged birth certificate fiasco has yet to be unearthed

Tourism can do well despite visa issues - minister

2015-08-03 18:09

The SA tourism and events industry must do what it does well regardless of challenges like the new visa regulations, says Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom.

SA closing doors to tourists - minister

2015-06-22 13:32

SA's new visa regulations are destroying opportunities and killing hope in the industry, says Western Cape minister of economic opportunities Alan Winde.

SA tourism harmed by visa rules - Hanekom

2015-05-15 20:00

The new visa requirements are deterring travellers from visiting our country and the government is reviewing them says Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom.

Hanekom: SA cities uniqueness a selling point

2015-05-10 19:05

South African cities needed to tap into their unique characteristics that would make them a selling point that would appeal to tourists, Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom has said.

Signal loss at State of the Nation 'a glitch'

2015-02-15 14:30

Cabinet ministers have termed the loss of cellphone signal in the National Assembly during the opening of Parliament a "technical glitch", and say the violence that marred the event would not dissuade foreign investors or tourists from coming to South Africa.

Ebola not hurting SA tourism - ministry

2014-10-31 07:05

There is no empirical evidence of a drop in tourist arrivals to the country because of fear of the Ebola virus, says Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom.

Hanekom: SA must rethink travel

2014-09-18 20:09

Innovation at the intersection of technology, travel and tourism will require SA to constantly rethink travel, says Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom.

SA tourism 'must be realistic about growth'

2014-08-08 11:58

The SA tourism industry must be realistic about its growth expectations, according to Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom.


We want more Cradle visitors - minister

2015-09-11 14:21

Government wants to encourage more visitors to the Cradle of Humankind and its Maropeng Visitor Centre.

Visa problems 'temporary' - Ramaphosa

2015-08-12 18:09

The problems caused by South Africa’s new visa regulations are merely temporary, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says.

More collaboration needed in SA tourism - report

2015-07-19 21:00

Greater collaboration between the private sector and SA Tourism is called for to increase SA’s global tourism market share, according to the latest SA Tourism Review.

Communities key for Africa tourism - WEF

2015-06-05 07:56

Community participation and communities having a real stake in endeavours are important aspects to tap the tourism potential in Africa, says a WEF panel.

Robben Island prison goes solar

2015-05-14 21:09

Robben Island prison, where the late president Nelson Mandela was imprisoned and which is now a popular tourist destination, is to soon run solely on solar power.

Tourism minister escapes dramatic hijacking

2015-02-26 11:23

Gauteng police are on the trail of three hijackers who fired shots during an attempt to hijack Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom outside his Johannesburg home.

Bill Nye explains evolution - with emojis

2014-12-15 14:00

Science educator Bill Nye in an online YouTube video has taken to the internet to teach evolution - with emojis.

Chinese tourists killed in North West crash

2014-10-03 19:31

Three Chinese tourists have been killed and 15 injured in a road accident in Brits, North West.

Business tourism pivotal driver for SA economy

2014-08-18 11:44

The SA government recognises the impact the business events industry continues to have on the economy, says Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom.

New visa rules will choke SA tourism - DA

2014-06-23 16:24

The DA has warned that new visa requirements will have a devastating impact on the country's tourism sector, which employs almost 600 000 people.

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