The Department of Home Affairs
Director General Mkuseli Apleni said the new immigration's amendments regulations
are not impacting on people decisions to travel to South Africa.
This as the number of tourist
travelling into the country has decrease.
Apleni said the figures we
have shown a 1.3% decrease in tourism numbers, so it’s not as big of a decrease
as people have been claiming. However we as a department still to understand what
is the root cause of people not travelling to the country.
Meanwhile Mkuseli Apleni said the
departments concern has always been on promoting national security, which has a
far-reaching impact on tourism as well.
The regulation which requires
children travelling in and out of the country to be in possession of an
unabridged birth certificate came into effect on the 1st of June
Apleni said the steps we have
taken to improve how we regulate the movement of children are intended also to
give effect to the Children’s Act, 2005 which sets out principles relating to
the care and protection of children.
“The Children’s Act demands
specifically the protection of children from abduction as it prohibits this
horrendous act” Apleni added.
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