Cabinet has reaffirmed its support for the new
Immigration Regulations. The visa regulations have been met with criticism from
various stakeholders especially regarding the unabridged birth certificate.
The department believes the regulations will
minimize the vulnerability of children travelling in and out of the country.
A Ministerial task team has been setup to deal with
the issues stakeholders have in terms of the new travel regulations.
The departments Mayihlome Tshwete says Minister Malusi
Gigaba has been tasked with the responsibility of spearheading a group of
ministers who will monitor any challenges and make whatever administration
changes to the visa regulations to make sure that they are more efficiently
As it stands, government is 100% behind the
Tshwete added that “we will continue speaking to
stakeholders specifically about compliance and assist in informing them about
the contingency in the new regulations”.
“Members of the public are better informed as to
what is required for them to leave the country and what is required for people
travelling into the country with minors” Tshwete added.
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