Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi signed a waiver allowing children of foreign nationals to enter the country without carrying additional supporting documents such as birth certificates and consent letters.
UASA is confident that this step will allow for growth in the tourism sector.
This alone will not boost the national economy on a big scale but, together with last week’s Investment Summit, provides us with a starting point to improve our economy and hopefully get the country’s international credit rating back on track. This announcement comes at right time as many foreign nationals will be flocking into warm South Africa for their annual festive holidays, we just hope that it is communicated effectively to all ports of entry to make sure no one is turned back.
UASA is aware that child trafficking is a reality and the initial reason for the abridged birth certificate requirement, but we trust our ports of entry are secure enough to prevent this illegal activity.
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