Our debt-to-GDP ratio is growing, we're running a problematic current account deficit, state-owned companies are a drag on the economy and our bloated public service wage bill needs to be trimmed. We're running out of money, and fast.
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 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.
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.
The fastest growing group is now those staying between six to eight nights, according to ForwardKeys, which analyses 16 million booking transactions a day.
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.
News that crippling new visa rules have been rescinded is an "untruth perpetrated by the (alleged) arch-saboteur" Malusi Gigaba, says a Biznews community member.
Controversial child visa laws in South Africa have not hurt fast-growing internet accommodation sharing service Airbnb’s business in the country.
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.
The English language school industry in South Africa could collapse within weeks or months, warn industry players.
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.
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.
More is needed to loosen SA's 'petrified capital'.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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's new visa regulations are destroying opportunities and killing hope in the industry, says Western Cape minister of economic opportunities Alan Winde.
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