Confusion over visa processing huge hurdle for SA tourism

2016-09-02 12:40

Industry body South African Tourism says there appears to be a lack of understanding of the visa requirements for visiting South Africa.

Tourism in SA recovering rapidly, says Hanekom

2016-05-03 17:35

The tourism sector expects strong growth in 2016 after strict new visa rules reduced the number of arrivals in the previous year, says Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom.

SA can shine light for LGBT tourism in rest of Africa - minister

2016-04-14 20:17

SA has to show other African countries there is nothing to fear regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual tourism, says Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom.

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.


Tourism recovering after visa regulations change - Hanekom

2016-05-03 17:37

This year is promising to be a year of strong growth for South African tourism, following efforts to reverse strict visa regulations, Minister Derek Hanekom says.

Hanekom: SA paying heavy price for new visa rules

2016-04-15 06:46

South Africa has paid a heavy price for implementing new visa regulations, says Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom.

Hanekom invites Zuma to go bungee jumping

2016-02-16 18:08

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom has invited President Jacob Zuma to go bungee jumping with him so that he can see for himself the potential of tourism.

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.

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