Friday, October 02, 2015

Tourism revenue loss will kill thousands of jobs in SA

Rentse Khiba
02 October 2015

Statistics South Africa has recently predicted a loss of 9 300 jobs for 2015 with R4.1 billion already lost to the economy.

The latest figures for the airline association of South Africa reveal a whooping loss of R7.5 billion being projected for 2015 with the root cause being the Visa regulations.

DA Shadow MEC of tourism James Vos explained that it has been over two months since President Jacob Zuma announced the Inter-Ministerial committee to resolve visa issues, and still no progress had been made.

“Mr Ramaphosa has yet to prove that he takes the country’s dying economy seriously.” Vos said.

The DA recognizes that tourists not only bring revenue into our economy but they also create jobs.

“Unemployment has reached an alarming 34.9% the longer Ramaphosa waits, the more jobs South Africans will lose.” Vos conluded



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