100 days to Brexit: South Africans could find it harder to apply for British visas

2018-12-19 13:28

With 100 days to go until Britain exits the European Union, South Africans could find it more difficult to apply for a UK visa when the country ramps up border control after March 29.

South African passports are down – again – in global rankings, no thanks to China and India

2018-10-09 10:00

South Africa's passport is now ranked number 52 in the Henley Passport index that measures passport power in terms of ease of travel, after half the BRICS countries didn't come through on promises to ease restrictions.

Visa request process simplified

2018-05-13 06:00

The introduction of online visa applications for foreigners wishing to visit South Africa holds great promise for the tourism industry, said Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom at Africa’s Travel Indaba in Durban this week.

New visa attracts increased layovers in UAE

2017-04-12 16:01

The fastest growing group is now those staying between six to eight nights, according to ForwardKeys, which analyses 16 million booking transactions a day.

VFS Global: We have no ties with the Guptas

2016-04-26 14:13

Visa application service firm VFS Global will currently not pursue legal action against the DA following the party's claims that it had ties with the Guptas, says its COO.

Mailbox: Gigaba’s visa sabotage lives on – Easter heartache

2016-04-04 16:27

News that crippling new visa rules have been rescinded is an "untruth perpetrated by the (alleged) arch-saboteur" Malusi Gigaba, says a Biznews community member.

Airbnb: No impact yet from SA child visa laws

2015-07-28 14:41

Controversial child visa laws in South Africa have not hurt fast-growing internet accommodation sharing service Airbnb’s business in the country.

Home affairs won't back down on child visas - minister

2015-07-09 16:48

New visa rules for children could dent tourism in the first year they apply, but will not damage the sector long-term, says Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Visa rules could sink SA language schools

2015-07-07 08:21

The English language school industry in South Africa could collapse within weeks or months, warn industry players.

Visa hot potato provokes emotional responses

2015-07-03 20:30

The impact of SA's new visa regulations continues to be a hot topic in the local tourism industry and has provoked a variety of opinions.


Hanekom: SA could migrate fully to e-visa system as early as next year

2018-11-06 10:45

If all goes according to plan, SA will be migrating fully to the use of an e-visa system for foreign travellers next year, says Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom.

Why Gigaba’s humiliating visa climbdown does not go far enough

2018-09-26 08:57

More is needed to loosen SA's 'petrified capital'.

Entrepreneurs – the world needs you!

2017-05-18 16:29

A number of countries have put in place policies and visa schemes to attract entrepreneurs to their shores – and in some cases a brilliant business idea is enough to secure a visa.

SA citizens need more visa-free deals to up global ranking

2016-06-17 13:21

SA, which ranks 89th on an index that measures the quality of a nationality, should boost visa-free travel status for its citizens to imrpove its ranking, says an expert.

Home Affairs, VFS deny Gupta, Zuma link

2016-04-25 16:42

Both Home Affairs and visa application service firm VFS have denied any links to President Jacob Zuma's son Duduzane and Rajesh Gupta following claims by the DA.

New visa regulations discourage tourism and trade - Maimane

According to DA leader Mmusi Maimane, government's new strict visa regulations discourages families from visiting SA and will ultimately hamper SA's hospitality industry. WATCH.

0 comments1469 Views

New tourism markets in SA 'will simply fall away'

2015-07-28 14:19

SA's new visa regulations requiring unabridged birth certificates will result in the country simply not being seen as a family destination over time, says a minister.

App launched to ‘simplify’ SA child visa laws

2015-07-08 15:58

Controversial child visa laws have the South African travel industry in a spin but a local car rental agency wants to make life easier for travellers after launching a new web app.

No use throwing stones over visa rules - deputy minister

2015-07-07 06:30

Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Fatima Chohan says she is willing to try and help the tourism industry to tackle issues causing a drop in tourism numbers.

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.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.