Public Hearings on the impact of the recently amended
regulations to the Immigration Act will be held later on this month.
Western Cape Standing Committee Chairperson on
Agriculture and Economic Development Beverley Schafer said these new
regulations by Home Affairs have not been received well by the public and
businesses across the world.
“It really sticks around the fact that the Visa
regulation have not been engaged with the public
We feel very strongly that this is something we pride
ourselves in the Constitution something we need to connect with people about.”
Meanwhile Schafer said the tourism sector which
contributes in the region of R18.5 billion to the economy will be most
The new immigration regulations which introduce a new
visa regime for South Africa came into
effect on the 26th of May this year.
The public hearings into this matter will be held by
the committee on the 25th and 26th of September.
“We found that the complains comes right across all
sectors they have a major impact on job creation and Economic growth in the Western
It’s quite strange the start of Tourism Month which is
a National Campaign on Tourism transforming lives that these Visa regulations
are in fact not transforming lives but being really forcing families apart.” Schafer added.
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