South Africa is currently in discussions to expand the visa waiver into Ghana, Cuba and Principe and Sao Tome.
In South Africa, occupation crunch makes life hard
Australian traveller arrivals decreased by greater than 10 percent between April and May 2019 alone.
South Africa’s market has hit difficulty, using gross domestic product (GDP) contracting by 3.2 percent in the first 3 weeks of 2019 and unemployment at a record high of 29 percent.
JOHANNESBURG: South Africa on Thursday declared visa waivers for four nations in an attempt to improve tourism amid an economic crisis and falling visitor numbers.
Motsoaledi said the South African government was participating with Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and New Zealand about a similar comfort of entrance conditions for SA taxpayers.
The unilateral decision comes as official tourism figures published in May represented a dip in the total amount of people to South Africa from Europe and the Middle East at the first fiscal quarter of this calendar year, normally among the most well-known times to see.
The government estimates there’s possible to create 2.1 million jobs in the tourism industry by 2028.
He contended that the move by his section could increase tourism”and from expansion raising the economy and creating jobs”.